About the Lockwood/Barnett Collection
Created by Mary Lockwood Laughlin and presented by her daughter Elyse Bullock Lewis.
The Lockwood line can be found in family tree Fam024 and can be traced back to Abraham Lockwood (born about 1718 in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire) and his wife Hannah Pighels.
The Lockwood/Barnett Collection is a collection of research materials that Mary Lockwood Laughlin (1928 – 2011) used to write The Echoes from the Archives, a family history of these two families. Although Mary did a lot of research herself, the source of much of the collection was from other family members. Family genealogies were provided by Mildred Lockwood, Richard Mountjoy Lockwood, Minnie Mae Pitman, Robert Schultz, and Oscar Truman with Eleanor Freeze. Mary received documents, stories and photos from many family members. She corresponded with some for dozens of years: Maude Arundel-Ross, John and Pat Grimsley, Jane Jones, Don Dubois, Dorothy Johnson, Allice Wallace, Beryl Dollar, Diana Hart, Peggy Boyle, Sue Coleman, Sandra Tiller, Laurie Shields, Saundra McPhee, Prudence Malcom, Avis Reser, June Stubbe, Colleen Kelley, Ellen Kelley and more.
Thus, the Lockwood/Barnett Collection belongs to all Lockwood and Barnett descendants. It is the intention to make sure that all descendants are aware of the Echoes of the Archives books and the collection of research materials. Some may be interested, some not. For those who are interested, the five books of Echoes from the Archives and the research collection are available for download at no cost.
Echoes from the Archives is the history of two English brothers and their descendants. One brother moved to Iowa in 1857 and the other became a wealthy shipbuilding magnate in England. Whereas the descendants of one became settlers and the builders of a new county, their cousins in England became or married influential industrialists, physicians and politicians. Research on this story began in the 1970’s when American descendants found three letters written in England from 1853 to 1864 to families in Iowa. After 20 years of research all the persons mentioned in the letters were identified, the circumstances of their lives were revealed, and their descendants were traced.
Robert Barrett Lockwood moved with his family of six children from London, England to Worthington, Iowa in 1857. He arrived with an English carriage that was quite the sight at the time. His wife’s brother, Benjamin Longridge Barnett, and his family had preceded the Lockwoods to Worthington by about 10 years. Robert Barrett Lockwood was elected in 1867 as a state representative from District 41 in the 12th Session of the Iowa General Assembly held in Des Moines from January 13 – April 8, 1868. Between the two immigrant English families there were 14 children; by 1908 there were 72 grandchildren. Echoes from the Archives tells the stories of these families in well-researched detail with copies of photos and letters. There are five volumes:-
Volume 1: Their Forefathers 1743 – 1864
Volume 2: The English Cousins
Volume 3: The American Cousins
Volume 4: The Next Generation in America – The Lockwoods from 1900
Volume 5: The Next Generation in America – The Barnetts from 1900
Physical Lockwood/Barnett Collection
The hard copies of the books and the actual research materials (photos, documents, maps, etc.) are archived at the University of Iowa Libraries Women’s Archives in Iowa City, Iowa. The Women’s Archives are open to the public and the Lockwood/Barnett collection may be viewed with prior arrangement from the Women’s Archives. In the future they will post an index of the collection on line and will assist in providing copies of items in the collection. Also they will accept additional items relevant to the collection. This is a great place to protect and save valuable family history correspondence, original photos or documents.
The physical collection at the Women’s Archive Library, University of Iowa
Digital Lockwood/Barnett Collection
The Digital Lockwood/Barnett Collection contains digital copies of the five volumes of Echoes from the Archives as easy-to-read PDF files. The files are searchable i.e. you can search for a name or place using the PDF search function. The Digital Collection also contains about 80-90% of Mary’s research files and correspondence.
Folders in the Digital Lockwood/Barnett Collection:-
001 INDEX FOR DIGITAL COLLECTION
002 ABOUT THE COLLECTION
003 ABOUT THE DIGITAL COLLECTION
004 ECHOES FROM THE ARCHIVES Volumes 1-5
005 FAMILY HISTORIES AND GENEALOGIES
006 FAMILY HISTORY SHEETS
007 BOOKS THAT MENTION THE LOCKWOOD NAME
008 PLACES RELEVANT TO THE COLLECTION
009 RESOURCES: LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, ETC.
010 RESOURCES: PEOPLE
011 RESOURCES: DOCUMENTS
012 LOCKWOOD FAMILY INDIVIDUAL FOLDERS (over 3GB)
013 CLARA LOCKWOOD DORMAN FAMILY FOLDERS
014 BARNETT FAMILY INDIVIDUAL FOLDERS
You can preview the files and folders through your browser by clicking on the following link (or copying this link into your browser window) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c3fsskxup89z20k/EzJP4GsntF . Note that this will open a new window.
Genealogy Society Presentation
Elyse has created a presentation for her local genealogy society. This presentation gives a brief summary of the family history, how the research got started and how the materials were archived. A copy of this presentation can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yha2ihiowvzii6m/DDUPsNObON. Note that this will open a new window.
For more information contact: Elyse Lewis (Great, great, great granddaughter of Robert Barrett Lockwood) firstname.lastname@example.org