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John Rockwell I (1706 - 1773)

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Ens. John Rockwell I
Born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 Sep 1731 in Ridgefield, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ridgebury, Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 7 Oct 2018 | Created 22 Nov 2008
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John was born in 1706. John Rockwell ... He passed away in 1773.[1]

Ensign John Rockwell, son of Jonathan and Abigail was born April, 1706, probably born in Norwalk, Connecticut[2].

He married Sept. 3, 1731, first, ELIZABETH KEELER, born Nov. 18, 1708, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Whitney Keeler. On Sept. 23, 1743, Joseph Keeler deeded land to John for and in consideration of "Yt Love and Goodwill and fatherly affection which I have and do bear to my son-in-Law, JOHN ROCKWELL, of Ridgefield." [2]

He married second Esther Hollebert, at Ridgefield, Nov. 22, 1769, who survived John's 1773 death[2].

John Rockwell was one of the eighteen constituent members of the Congregational Church of Ridgebury Society, the second church of Ridgefield, organized Jan. 18, 1769. He was one of the first deacons chosen March 8, 1770. He lived and died at Ridgebury, where his farm lay adjoining the colony line[2].

John died July 4. 1773.[2]

John had sons John and Elijah of Lanesborough, Mass., and David and Abraham Rockwell, both of Ridgebury.[2]


  1. A source for this information is needed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Boughton, James (compiler). Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Connecticut 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Connecticut 1939 New York: W.F. Jones, 1903.

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On 15 Mar 2017 at 12:06 GMT Dennis Rockwell Sr wrote:

Rockwell-2029 and Rockwell-11 appear to represent the same person because: Birth dates match, Wives match

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