FRANKLIN E. BURRIDGE,

A prominent farmer of Greenbush Township, where he holds the office of Assessor, is a stanch Republican; was born in Herkimer County. New York, July 7, 1859, a son of William and Olive (Lockwood) Burridge, natives respectively of New Jersey and Herkimer County, N. Y. His paternal grandfather married Jeanette Cruthers, a native of Scotland. The Lockwoods have long been prominent in the East. Henry Lockwood. the great-grandfather of Frank­lin E., born June 30, 1760. was a son of Jeremiah Lockwood, born at Greenwich, Conn., in 1733, where he married Abigail Smith, June 8, 1758, and enlisted September 15, 1779, in the command of Major Thorp, which formed part of the Fourth Connecticut Regiment under Colonel John Durkee. His name appears on the muster-rolls of November and December, 1780. Jeremiah Lockwood was a son of Gresham Lockwood and served as a member of the old Colonial Assembly of Connecticut. Gresham Lockwood was a son of Jonathan Lockwood, born September 10, 1634, and died May 12. 1688. Jonathan Lockwood was a son of Merritt Lockwood, who died at Greenwich, Conn., in 1660. Merritt Lockwood was a son of Robert Lockwood, who was born in Fairfleld, Conn., in 1614. William Burridge came to Illinois in 1863, making his home for a time near Mon- mouth, and then removing to Nebraska. He was in the Black Hills for a time, and then returned to his Nebraska home, where he died. Franklin Burridge came into Illinois in com­ pany with his parents. When they journed on to the far west he remained in Warren County, and has maintained his residence here to the present time. His mother came to spend some time in his home in 1886, but is now living in Kansas. These are her children: John, Frank­ lin E., Duane, Jeanette and Ida. One son is dead. Ida is keeping house for her brother, Franklin E. She is married, and has two daughters, Clatie and Vera. Mr. Burridge is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is one of the solid and reliable men of the community

 

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