AUTHOR: Marc Francis Roddin
Lockett resided in Pitt County, North Carolina, and engaged in farming. His older son James was a teenager at the time that the Civil War broke out, so James enlisted. After ten months of service, James was discharged. With the son safely back home, on 15 July 1862, at age 34, Lockett enlisted in North Carolina’s Third Infantry, Company D. A couple of months later, 7 September 1862, Lockett was reported sick at Leesburg, Virginia, and he died shortly thereafter.