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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ALEXANDER P. LOCKHART, an old veteran of the late war, is well known in his community as a public-spirited and upright citizen. He is engaged in farm pursuits in Allen Township, Northampton County, owning thirty-eight acres of land. He was born in Lehigh County, July 21, 1837, and is the son of William and Eliza (Peter) Lpckhart, the former of whom was born in Carbon County, this state, and the latter in Lehigh County. The Lockhart family is an old and prominent one in this locality, being the prime movers in many enterprises which have been for the good of their section.

Until six years of age, Alexander P. Lockhart lived in Lehigh County, when he came with his parents to this county, and entered the family of Peter Shafer, a resident of Lehigh Township, with whom he remained until attaining his majority. He attended the common schools during the winter months, and although not having many opportunities for acquiring knowledge, is to-day intelligent and well informed.

The marriage of Mr. Lockhart occurred in 1866, at which time Miss Sallie, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Gable, became his wife. Their daughter, Mary E., is now the wife of William Hawk. After his marriage Mr. Lockhart worked out on farms for some time, and then purchased his present property, which he has placed under the best methods of improvement, cultivating it in such a manner as to reap the best results.

In religious affairs Mr. Lockhart is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He is self-made in every sense of the term, and in politics always casts a Republican vote. September 25, 1862, he enlisted in the Union army as a member of Com pany I, One Hundred and Fifty-third Pennsylvania Infantry, and participated in many important battles of that period, among which were Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was wounded at the latter place, and being unfit for further duty, received an honorable discharge, returning home July 25, 1863. As a matter of course he is a Grand Army man, being a member of Fuller Post, at Catasauqua, where he meets many of his old comrades.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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