He was born 26 March 1838 in New York, the son of Samuel D Rockwell and Orilla James Sherman. 
In 1880, he was 42 years old working as a coal shipper living in Yonkers, Westchester, New York with his wife Phebe and children Grace, Samuel and Jarvis Waring. 
He died 18 Mar 1862 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York. 
He is buried in St. John's Cemetery in Yonkers, New York. A burial place for many in the Waring and Rockwell family. 
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