I found reference to this man in the forum here under Lorton, there was one entry that said..was he an Lawton? You can go see it there. There is no know James Lorton in Kegley's...though they all share the same area...them being John Lukens, Hockett, Lockhart, Larkin (Hugh) later on, and the Lackey/Woods.
James Lockhart was an rather interesting man, On January 2, 1759, he received from William Lusk, on Borden's tract "where William now lives" 200 acres. Then 400 acres on the James river where Andrew Gahagen lived obtained by Wiliam Lusk, say the former Andrew Gahagen accompanied Col. John Buchanan to Woods River in 1745, by the Col's Diary. James was in Capt. Robinson's Company in 1742 and removed out of the county in 1755. Page 88 of Kegley's Va. Frontier. I know why he left, according to History of Agusta County, Va not only was he an church warden, in the service of clerk John Madison, in transfering church funds, but it says in Kegley's..page 236...In July 27 1756, in Augusta Co., an council of war,at the courthouse was held by Col. Buchanan "the most proper places to build forts along the fontier regions"..James Lockhart is one of the men present at this time. Wiliam Preston was presented and acted as the Clerk of this meeting...they decided upon fourteen forts to be erected with some of them already built and in operation, such as "Vause's fort". It gives the forts t be built and the men sent in the leadership to build them and their location and the number of men from the area to help build them. Could this be our senior James Larkin?