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Jonathan Rockwell (abt. 1665 - 1731)

Jonathan Rockwell
Born about in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Apr 1700 in Norwalk, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 66 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
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Jonathan Rockwell was born about 1665 in Stamford, Connecticut. [1] He was the son of John Rockwell and Elizabeth Weed.

He married Abigail Camfield, dtr of Samuel, the last week of April 1700, in Norwalk, Connecticut.[2] [3]

Children of Jonathan & Abigail (Canfield) Rockwell, Elizabeth b. in Norwalk.[2] Last four born in Ridgefield include [4]

  1. Elizabeth b. Norwalk 7 May 1702.[2]
  2. Benjamin, b. 5 Jul 1704
  3. John, b. Apr 1705
  4. David, b. 8 Oct 1708
  5. Jonathan, b. 31 Mar 1711

He is buried in Old Town Cemetary, Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT.[5] It may refer to the Titicus Cemetery in Ridgefield, also known as the Olde Town Graveyard. Below it says he's buried in "Ye Burying Yard" in Ridgefield.

Parents: John Rockwell (1621 - 1673) and Elizabeth Weed Rockwell (1637 - 1676)
Spouse: Abigail Canfield Rockwell (1672 - 1734)
Children: David Rockwell (1708 - 1788)*
Burial: Ye Burying Yard, Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Research Notes

  • Evidence for the other children has not been located. Did Jonathan or Abigail leave a will, listing children? Did they die young? Did they exist?
No will found for either in Ancestry's will collection
  • The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records lists Benjamin, John, David, Jonathan as, using Benjamin as example:
Benjamin, [s. Jonah & Abigail] b. 5 Jul 1704.
Information given in brackets is typically derived from another source.
It is obvious that Jonah and Jonathan are the same person.
  • David Metcalf: Abigail Rockwell's husband is Jonathan Rockwell, and I found him in the same cemetery as her... notes under his bio about Abigail Canfield Rockwell.


  1. George L. Rockwell. The History of Ridgefield, Connecticut. 1927. Transcribed by Jane Devlin Births, Part I
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Norwalk" Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. p. 109.
  3. Yates Publishing Publication. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.
  4. George L. Rockwell. The History of Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #51428835

See also:

  • James Boughton, comp. A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Connecticut 1641 and Ralph Keeler of Hartford, Conn., 1639. W.F. Jones. Brooklyn, New York: 1903. or GoogleBooks
  • Bristol, Theresa Hall. Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1921) Vol. 52, Page 76.

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It says above that Jonathan is the son of John Rockwell and Elizabeth (Weed) Rockwell, yet when I click on "Son of John Rockwell," it gives a John Rockwell who was married to Sarah Ensign and Deliverance (Hayes) Rockwell.
posted by John Rockwell Jr.
Rockwell-1392 and Rockwell-12 appear to represent the same person because: Same person
posted by Jeremiah Hoffman