VINCENT D. LOCKHART

VINCENT D.LOCKHART, physician and surgeon, Homer, Banks county, Ga., son of Vincent and Lousia(Owens) Lockhart, was born in Hall county, Ga., in 1849.  His paternal grandparent, Britton Lockhart, was a native of Virginia, whence he came to Georgia toward the close of the last century and settling in what is now Lincoln county, when the settlements were scattering.  He was quite prominent as a planter.  Dr. Lockhart's father was born in Lincoln county, where he grew to manhood.  When only sixteen years old he enlisted as a soldier in the last war with Great Britain, in a company commanded by Capt. Lamar.  He became very rich in land and negroes and a very prominent citizen, representing the county in the general assembly several terms.  Believing he could employ his capital to better advantage in Augusta he went to that city and engaged in merchandising.  But, instead, he met with reverses and returned to Lincoln county, whence in a few years he moved to Hall county, in that portion known as "The Glades".  His mother was a daughter of George Owens, a prominent farmer of Elbert county, Ga.

        Dr. Lockhart was raised on a farm, and after receiving a fairly good education at the county schools went to Atlanta and engaged as a clerk in a drug store.  While thus employed he studied medicine.  He attended his first course of lectures in 1869 and in 1871 he graduated.  He then accepted a clerkship in Atlanta, which he held two years, after which he located in Hall county, where he established a good reputation, and secured a good practice.  In 1878 he moved to Homer, Banks county, where he has grown in reputation and the public favor, his practice covering an extensive territory.

        Dr. Lockhart was married in 1875 to Miss Nancy(born in Hall county in 1849), daughter of Joseph M. and Elizabeth(Cagle)Martin, then of Hall, now living in Habersham county.  He is a well-to-do farmer and served in the Confederate army under Gen. Johnston during the late "unpleasantness". They have two children living; William and Walter.  He is a Royal Arch Mason and past worshipful master of the local(Homer) lodge, and himself and wife are members of the Baptist church.

 

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Volume I., Southern Historical Association, 1895

 

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