John C. Lockhead, one of the most enterprising young farmers of the Tenth District, was, born in Marshall County, Ky., November 12, 1862, a son of John W. and Helen (Ellis) Lockhead. The father was born in 1840 in Scotland: when quite young immigrated to the United States with his parents. locating at Eddyville. Ky. Mr. Lockheed was a firm supporter of the Union, and In 1861 crossed the Mason and Dixon line, going to Illinois. In the fall of 1862, he enlisted In the Fifteenth Kentucky Regiment Cavalry; was elected orderly sergeant. At the end of first year the regiment disbanded; he at once enlisted in the Forty-eighth Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, and was appointed adjutant, having the rank of lieutenant. At Princeton. Ky., he was taken sick with erysipelas and died December 7, 1863. August 15, 1861, he was united in marriage to Miss Helen Ellis, a daughter of Dr. Jonathan and Lucy A. (Gould) Ellis. Mrs. Lockheed was born July 22, 1842, in Jefferson County, N.Y. In April. 1868, she married at Birmingham, Ky., George W. Council, a resident of Lexington, Tenn., and where they immediately made their home. The union was not a happy one and in March, 1884, Mrs. Council obtained a divorce, moving the same year to her farm one mile east of Lexington, where she now resides with her son. They had 670 acres of valuable, productive land. John C. is a young man of sterling qualities, industrious, energetic and a good manager, has the respect and goodwill of all who know him. He is a stanch Republican, casting his first presidential vote for James G. Blaine. The mother is a devoted member of the Christian Church, and universally liked.
Goodspeeds History of Tennessee