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John A. Lock,

farmer, Jefferson Township, resides upon Section 2, and owns 202 acres. He is a native of Craig Township, and was born January 19, 1845. His parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Vanbriggle) Lock, were born in Craig Township; his father, September 14, 1821, mother, October 1, 1819. They were married February 15, 1844, and raised eight children. In the spring of 1864 they moved to Pleasant Township, where the mother died, February 7, 1875; father, September 7, 1877. They were both members of the Baptist Church, in which he was a licensed preacher, and officiated, as such up to 1860. Mr. John A. Lock was married, November 5, 1871, to Miss Corrintha Blodget a native of Pleasant Township, born September 3, 1847, and there were born to them four children: Anna M., born October 2, 1872; Clarence D., born March 13, 1874; Jessie, born April 4, 1879; Florence, born June 22, 1883, died, September 5, 1883. Mr. Lock enlisted in the spring of 1864, in Company G, One Hundred and Thirty-Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private, and served until September 16, 1864. He moved to Jefferson Township in March, 1881, and is endeavoring to take life as it comes, and be happy and content with his lot, and, we believe, is fairly succeeding in his effort.