Catherine Beasley Lockwood


Catherine Beasley is said to have been the daughter of sometime Albany residents Henry and Mary Noble Beasley. If so, perhaps she was born during the 1760s. She would have grown up in a leatherworker's home in the second ward. At some point, Henry Beasley seems to have left Albany.

In February 1788, she married newcomer Solomon Lockwood at St. Peter's Episcopal church in Albany where both partners were confirmed in September 1791. By that time, two children had been christened at St. Peter's.

These Lockwoods made their home in Watervliet and then in Albany's first ward.

By 1817, Solomon Lockwood was living in Ballston Spa where he died in 1822.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Catherine Beasley Lockwood

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catherine Beasley Lockwood has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

All of this regarding her background is uncomfortably speculative and rests on her maiden name as given at the time of her marriage to Lockwood. We understand that she may be part of an entirely different Beasley family.

first posted: 3/30/10