I have been researching the LOCKLIN family for over 20 years. My brick wall has been Samuel LOCKLIN, b. 8/8/1770, location unknown. I have always felt that he was born somewhere in GA. I recently had an email from Terry Locklin Moore, III, which has lead me to believe that my Samuel LOCKLIN is a son of Samuel LACHLAND. Of course there could be many spelling variants. This Samuel LACHLAND is a son of William (LAUCHLINE) LACHLAND. William and Jane came to the US between 1770 and 1772.
According to the information Terry forwarded to me, Samuel LACHLAND was born 5/28/1744 in Newton-upon-Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. His wife is unknown. His father, William (Lauchline) LACHLAND married Jane COOK. William also had a son named William, baptized 1/20/1754. I am speculating that this William (the son) is the man that married Agness STEVENSON in Rowan County, SC, 1769. The information I received said they may have come to the US between 1770 and 1772, but if William and Agness are a tie to William, he would have to have been in the US prior to 1770.
Samuel, b. 1744, had the following known children: Samuel - b. 8/8/1770, Martha - b. ab.t 1772, William Lawrence - b. 11/11/1774, John - b. 12/5/1782, and possibly Nancy - birth date unknown, married Joseph DOUGLAS in Columbia Co., GA, 4/14/1800. The death date and location is unknown at this time for Samuel, Sr. Samuel Jr. married Celia ZACHRY, 12/24/1797, in Warren Co., GA. Samuel and Celia are buried in the Locklin Cemetery, Walton Co., GA. This is where I have worked my line from, Samuel and Celia.
Does anybody have any further information on any of these men?