ROCKWOOD ANNEX

 

May Lillian (Rockwood) Drake Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Rockwood:”

 

 

Generation

 

6  

 

5   Reuben Rockwood

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .  About 1803 moved to Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York, locating near his son, William Rockwood.

 

1810 US Census: Reuben Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male age 16 to 26; 1 male age 45 or over; 2 females age 16 to 26; and 1 female age 45 or over.

 

1820 US Census: Reuben Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 45 and over; 1 female age 16 to 26; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

2. Wife: (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. William Rockwood: See generation 4, below.

 

b. Daniel Rockwood: Born about 1808 in New York.  Employed as a farmer in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1830 US Census: Daniel Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male under age 5; 1 male age 5 to 10; 1 male age 30 to 40; 1 female age 5 to 10; and 1 female age 15 to 20.

 

1850 US Census: Daniel Rockwood, age 42 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,200.  The household also included his presumed wife, Laura Rockwood, age 27 (b. NYS); presumed son, Dennis Rockwood, age 10 (b. NYS); presumed son, Byron Rockwood, age 8 (b. NYS); presumed daughter, Annette Rockwood, age 3 (b. NYS); and presumed father, Elam Rockwood, age 74 (b. VT).

 

Daniel Rockwood perhaps married Laura (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Dennis Rockwood: Born about 1840 in New York.

 

(2. Byron Rockwood: Born about 1842 in New York.

 

(3. Annette Rockwood: Born about 1847 in New York.

 

c. Asa Rockwood: Employed as a farmer in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1810 US Census: Asa Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 16 to 26; and 1 female age 16 to 26.

 

1820 US Census: Asa Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 2 males under age 10; 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 male age 26 to 45; 3 females under age 10; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

d. Roswell Rockwood: Employed as a farmer in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1820 US Census: Roswell Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 female under age 10; and 1 female age 26 to 45.  Two members of the household were engaged in agriculture.

 

1830 US Census: Roswell Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 5 to 10; 1 male age 40 to 50; 1 female under age 5; 1 female age 5 to 10; 1 female age 10 to 15; 1 female age 20 to 30; 1 female age 30 to 40; and 1 female age 80 to 90.

 

e. David Rockwood: (perhaps)

 

1810 US Census: David Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 2 males under age 10; perhaps 1 or 2 males age 16 to 26; 1 female age 10 to 16; and 2 females age 16 to 26.

 

1820 US Census: David Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 3 males under age 10; 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 female under age 10; and 1 female age 26 to 45.  Two members of the household were engaged in agriculture.

 

4   William Rockwood

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .  Employed as a farmer.  In 1799 temporarily moved to Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Returned in 1801/02.

 

1810 US Census: William Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 female under age 10; and 1 female age 16 to 26.

 

1820 US Census: William Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 2 males under age 10; 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 male age 45 or over; 3 females under age 10; and 1 female age 10 to 16; and 1 female age 16 to 26.  One member of the household was an alien and 2 were engaged in agriculture.

 

1830 US Census: William Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 2 males under age 5; 2 males age 5 to 10; 1 male age 10 to 15; 1 male age 50 to 60; 1 female age 5 to 10; 2 females age 15 to 20; 1 female age 20 to 30; and 1 female age 40 to 50.

 

1840 US Census: William Rockwood was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 2 males age 15 to 20; 2 males age 20 to 30; 1 male age 60 to 70; 1 female age 15 to 20; and 1 female age 40 to 50.

 

2. Wife: Polly Cutler

 

Born ; daughter of Seth Cutler.  Died .  Married William Rockwood in 1805.

 

3. Children: (12 total; order uncertain)

 

a. Priscilla Rockwood: Married David Roulston and resided in St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

b. Sally Rockwood: Married George Sayre and resided in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

c. Reuben Rockwood: Moved to Michigan.

 

d. Sabrina Rockwood: Married (?) Johnson and resided in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.

 

e. John W. Rockwood: Moved to Wisconsin.

 

f. Charles G. Rockwood: See generation 3, below.

 

3   Charles G. Rockwood

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 26 March 1816.  Died .  Resided in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

2. Wife #1: Mary S. Rounds

 

Born 1845.  Died 1886; interred Felts Mills Cemetery, near the gravestone of Chester Orvis.

 

2. Wife #1: Jane Van Deusen

 

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Fernando Lansing Rockwood: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Dempster Rockwood: Resided with his parents.  Married Anna Wise, daughter of Joseph Wise of Watertown, and had the following son:

 

(1. Wesley W. Rockwood.

 

2   Fernando Lansing Rockwood

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 3 June 1847 in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died .  Veteran of the American Civil War; enlisted in Company A, 20th New York Cavalry on 24 August 1863; discharged 11 August 1865.  Employed as a carpenter.  Resided at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County.  Elected Justice of the Peace in 1889.

 

2. Wife #1: Mary Minerva Patterson (photos)

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1845 in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1886; interred Felts Mills Cemetery, near the gravestone of Chester Orvis.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. May Lillian Rockwood: See generation 1, below.

 

(2. Charles G. Rockwood, II: Resided in West Carthage, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

3. Wife #2: Sarah J. Christie

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1   May Lillian Rockwood:

"Lillian"

 

Born 4 February 1870.  Died 26 June 1933.  Married George Albert Drake, paragraph 4.d.(1.(d. of the Almond Drake page on 15 October 1891.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Rockwood names:

 

1. Ebenezer Rockwood: Born about 1836 in Canada.

 

1865 NYS Census: Ebenezer Rockwood, age 29 (b. Canada), was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Adelia Rockwood, age 36 (b. Canada) and mother of 4; son, Stephen M. Rockwood, age 5 (b. Canada); George F. Rockwood, age 4 (b. Canada); and daughter, Elinor Rockwood, age 2 years and 10 months (b. Canada).

 

 

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