Samuel Rockwell
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Samuel Darling Rockwell (1810 - 1888)

Samuel Darling Rockwell
Born in Ridgebury, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 9 Sep 1832 in Ridgebury, Fairfield, Massachusettsmap
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Died at age 78 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
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Samuel Darling Rockwell, (3047) born Ridgebury Jan. 23, 1810; a watchmaker, which trade he learned with Mr. Lockwood, 110½ Cherry street, New York. With a remarkable aptitude for the business, he had become so proficient at the expiration of his apprenticeship that he purchased the business and conducted it for several years most successfully. On the 9th of September, 1832, he married Oril Janes Sherman, daughter of Jacob and Caphira Janes Sherman, of Branfield, Mass. , where she was born May 2, 1808. In 1845 they built a hansome residence at Yonkers, N.Y., to which they moved, disposing of his New York business, and he established a watch and jewelry store on Main Street, Yonkers; but being chosen secretary in a new savings bank there, he disposed of his store and devoted his time entirely to the bank. The location of his home becoming undesirable owing to the growth of business around him, he sold his property at a large advance and bought and settled on Locust Hill Avenue. In 1867 he retired from the Yonkers Savings Bank and opened a real estate office, which he continued while his health and strength permitted, retiring from it in 1886. He resided at Yonkers, visiting occasionally his daughter, Mrs. Fanny E. Riker, in her home in New York City and in Maryland, and died at the latter place March 24, 1888, and was buried at Yonkers. His widow was living in 1895, with her son, Mr. J. W. Rockwell, W 79th street, New York City. [1]



  1. A Genealogy of the families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Conn., 1641, Compiled by James Boughton, Brooklyn, N.Y., William F. Jones, publisher, New York, 1903, pages 140 and 141, entry 1434

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