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Ezra Rockwell

Male 1772 - 1859  (87 years)


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  • Name Ezra Rockwell  [1
    Born 10 Feb 1772  Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1859  Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Ezra Rockwell, born (supposed) at Lenox, Mass., Feb. 10, 1772, and is said to have moved to Solon, now Cortland County, NY, about 1793, and settled on a tract of land ceded by the commissioners of the State of New York to Daniel Orr, and probably purchased by Ezra Rockwell, containing six hundred acres, a copy of the original document being at this writing in the hands of the writer, together with a copy of an original commission to Ezra Rockwell as ensign of a company in the regiment of the militia of Onondaga County, NY, dated April 8, 1806, and signed by the governor, Morgan Lewis. Also a copy of the marriage certificate, which is dated at Berkshire, Mass., May 30, 1792, certifying that on that day Ezra Rockwell and Priscilla Bateman were lawfully married, signed John Baron, Justice of the Peace.

      Ezra Rockwell's biographer says of him that he was a man of untarnished character, a devout Christian, and a kind and benevolent man, a great reader, and he and his family were liberal contributors towards the founding of the Presbyterian church at Solon, which was built on a plot of ground donated by him for that purpose. Said edifice is still standing (at this writing, 1891) and in a fine state of preservation after a lapse of nearly one hundred years. A schoolhouse and parsonage were also built on land given by him. He says at that early date they were frequently annoyed by bears and deer, and occasionally a company of Indians would come to their house and cause some alarm, but never committed any very serious depredation. At that period he was obliged to take the grain on horseback a distance of forty miles to a mill, employing two to three days for the trip. About 1839 they (Ezra and his wife) were becoming advanced in life, and sold the farm at Solon to their son Chauncey Rockwell, who was to give them a home with him as long as they lived. She died at Solon, NY, Nov. 15, 1846, and he moved with his son to Ulster, PA, where he died April 17, 1859. [2]
    Person ID I26942  Mindrum
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2011 

    Father Thomas Rockwell, III,   b. 16 Jan 1746, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1812  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Rhianea Hubb,   d. Dec  
    Family ID F18589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Bateman,   d. 15 Nov 1846, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 May 1792  Berkshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Arabella Rockwell,   b. 17 May 1793, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sally Rockwell,   b. 13 Nov 1795, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ezra Rockwell, Jr.,   b. 17 May 1798, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Morris, Grundy, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Sophia Rockwell,   b. Apr 1801, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Louisa Rockwell,   b. Oct 1803, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Chauncey Rockwell,   b. 1 May 1807, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1862, Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. George Rockwell,   b. 12 Sep 1810, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1841, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     8. Thomas B. Rockwell,   b. 1 Nov 1812, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1841, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     9. Elias S. Rockwell,   b. 2 Apr 1819, Solon, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F18665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S292] A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, James Boughton, A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, (1903), p. 42.

    2. [S292] A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, James Boughton, A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, (1903).