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Jonathan Rockwell (1665 - 1731)

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Jonathan Rockwell
Born in Stamford, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Apr 1700 in Norwalk, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 6 Apr 2018 | Created 22 Nov 2008
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Biography

Jonathan Rockwell was born about 1665 in Stamford, Connecticut. [1] He was the son of John Rockwell and Elizabeth Weed.

He married Abigail Canfield. [2]

Children of Jonathan & Abigail (Canfield) Rockwell, all born in Ridgefield include [3]

  1. Benjamin, b. 5 Jul 1704
  2. John, b. Apr 1705
  3. David, b. 8 Oct 1708
  4. Jonathan, b. 31 Mar 1711

He is buried in Old Town Cemetary, Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT. [4] 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.

Sources

  1. George L. Rockwell. The History of Ridgefield, Connecticut. 1927. Transcribed by Jane Devlin DuhhamWilcox.net Births, Part I
  2. Yates Publishing Publication. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.
  3. George L. Rockwell. The History of Ridgefield, Connecticut. 1927.Babel.hathitrust.org
  4. Find A Grave Memorial# 51428835 Find a Grave.com

See also:

  • Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • 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. Archive.org or GoogleBooks


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jonathan by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jonathan:

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On 26 Dec 2014 at 22:19 GMT John Rockwell Jr. wrote:

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.

On 10 Sep 2014 at 18:32 GMT Jeremiah Hoffman wrote:

Rockwell-1392 and Rockwell-12 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

Jonathan is 15 degrees from Cari Starosta, 18 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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