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John Rockwell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon William Rockwell and Susanna Grant
Husband of Deliverance Rockwell; Deliverance Warner (Hawes) and Sarah Rockwell
Father of Joseph Rockwell; John Hawes Rockwell, Jr; Elizabeth Ward; Hannah Hawes Rockwell; Joseph Hawes Rockwell, Sr and 3 others
Brother of Joan Ingram (Rockwell); Samuel Rockwelll; Ruth Huntington (Rockwell); Joseph Rockwell; Sarah Gaylord and 1 other
Half brother of Josiah Grant

Managed by: David Russell Romine
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About John Rockwell

From Descendants of William Rockwell, Generation 4 (webcached 1/8/2013):

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First John Rockwell

6. JOHN4 ROCKWELL (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)

  • was born Bef. 1640 in STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT (Sic: Probably Wethersfield as the first settlers of Stamford arrived from there only in 1641... Wethersfield itself was settled in 1634 by Puritans from Watertown, the latter settled by Richard Saltonstall of the Winthrop Fleet colonists in 1630), and
  • died 1673 in STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT.
  • He married ELIZABETH WEED Abt. 1658 in CONNECTICUT, daughter of JONAS WEED and MARY SCOFIELD.
     

Children of JOHN ROCKWELL and ELIZABETH WEED are:

  • 1. i. THOMAS5 ROCKWELL,
    • b. Abt. 1660;
    • d. June 1712, FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT;
    • m. SARAH RESCO, December 09, 1703, NORWALK, CONNECTICUT.
  • 2. 10. ii. JONATHAN ROCKWELL,
    • b. Abt. 1665, NORWALK, CONNECTICUT;
    • d. June 19, 1731, RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT.
  • 3. 11. iii. JOSEPH ROCKWELL,
  • b. Abt. 1670

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Second John Rockwell

7. JOHN4 ROCKWELL (DEACON WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)

  • was born July 18, 1627 in ENGLAND, and
  • died September 13, 1673 in WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT.
  • He married (1) SARAH ENSIGN May 06, 1651.
  • He married (2) DELIVERANCE HAWES August 18, 1662,
    • daughter of RICHARD HAWES and ANN.
     

Children of JOHN ROCKWELL and SARAH ENSIGN are:

  • 1. i. SARAH5 ROCKWELL,
    • b. 1652
    • m. DAVID HALL
  • 2. ii. RUTH ROCKWELL,
    • b. 1654
    • m. DANIEL MIX
  • 3. iii. LYDIA ROCKWELL,
    • b. 1656
    • m. JOSHUA ATWATER

Children of JOHN ROCKWELL and DELIVERANCE HAWES are:

  • 1. iv. JOHN5 ROCKWELL,
    • b. 1663
  • 2. v. HANNAH ROCKWELL
    • b. 1665
  • 3. 12. vi. JOSEPH ROCKWELL
    • b. July 08, 1668, WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT
    • d. October 27, 1742, MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT.
  • 4. vii. ELIZABETH ROCKWELL,
    • b. 1670
    • m. JAMES WARD

-------------------- Birth: Jul. 18, 1627 Alderholt, England Death: Dec. 13, 1673 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA

John Rockwell, 2nd child and eldest s. of William Rockwell and Susannah Capen, b. July 18, 1627 in England and immigrated with his parents first to Dorchester, Mass. and then to Windsor, Conn. A cooper by trade, he d. Sept. 3, 1673 at Windsor, Conn., Æ 47. He is assumed to have been interred at Windsor's Palisado Cemetery, Windsor's original town cemetery. However, if he had a gravestone it has not survived to the modern era.

On May 6, 1651 at Hartford, Conn., John m. 1) Sarah Ensign, dau. of James Ensign and Sarah Elson, b. May 6, 1630. The memorialist for Sarah suggests she was b. at Hartford, but Hartford did not exist as a settlement for another three years. Sarah d. and was buried June 23, 1659 at Hartford, probably at the Hartford Center Church cemetery, but has no surviving gravestone. John and Sarah had three children recorded at Windsor:

• i. Sarah Rockwell, b. May 12, 1653, d. Nov. 3, 1732 at Wallingford, Conn.; m. Dec. 24, 1676, David Hall, s. of John, b. Mar. 18, 1652/3 at New Haven, Conn. He d. July 7, 1727 at Wallingford, Conn.

• ii. Ruth Rockwell, b. Mar. 5, 1653/4, m. May 2, 1678, Daniel Mix, s. Thomas Mix and Rebecca Turner, b. Sept. 8, 1653 at New Haven, Conn.

• iii. Lydia Rockwell, b. Nov. 27, 1656, d. Nov. 27, 1681 at Wallingford, Conn.; m. June 24, 1680 at Wallingford, Joshua Atwater.

On Aug. 18, 1662 at Dorchester, Mass., John m. 2) Deliverance Haynes, by whom he had four children b. at Windsor:

• iv. John Rockwell, b. Sept. 6, 1663 and died the same year.

• v. Hannah Rockwell, b. May 30, 1665.

• vi. Capt. & Dea. Joseph Rockwell, b. July 8, 1668, d. Oct. 27, 1742 at Middletown, Conn., Æ 75; m. Feb. 1, 1693/4 at Middletown, Elizabeth Foster, dau. of Edward Foster and Elizabeth Harris, b. May 7, 1673 at Middletown where she d. Aug, 15, 1753. Eight children of the family.

• vii. Elizabeth Rockwell, b. Feb. 5, 1670/1, d. July 28, 1721 at Middletown, Conn.; m. Feb. 1, 1693/4 at Middletown, Lieut. James Ward, who d. Jan. 4, 1711/2 at Middletown. Six known children of the family.

Following John Rockwell's death, the widow Deliverance m. 2) as his 2nd wife, Robert Warner (not Warrennak per the Windsor VRs), s. Dea. Andrew Warner and Mary Humphrey, by whom she had three children at Middletown. Thus, the reason why at least the two youngest children of John Rockwell married and raised families at Middletown. Warner died intestate at Middletown in 1690 and Deliverance m. 3) as his 3rd wife, Nathaniel Bissell of Windsor, Conn., who d. testate in 1714. Deliverance d. intestate June 12, 1718 at Windsor, with her estate administered by her eldest son, Capt. Joseph Rockwell of Middletown the founder of the Rockwell families of Middletown, Conn.


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Parents:
 William Rockwell (1590 - 1640)
 Susan Capen Rockwell Grant (1602 - 1666)

Spouse:
 Sarah Ensign Rockwell (1630 - 1659)*

Children:
 Joseph Rockwell (1667 - 1742)*

Siblings:
 Joan Rockwell Ingraham (1625 - 1683)*
 John Rockwell (1627 - 1673)*
 John Rockwell (1627 - 1673)
 Samuel Rockwell (1631 - 1711)*
 Ruth Rockwell Huntington (1633 - 1683)*
 Sarah Rockwell Gaylord (1639 - ____)*
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Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA

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John Rockwell's Timeline

1627
July 18, 1627
Dorchester, Dorset, England
1627
Dorchester, Dorset, England
1653
May 12, 1653
Age 26
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1654
March 5, 1654
Age 27
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1656
November 27, 1656
Age 29
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
1662
August 18, 1662
Age 35
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1663
September 6, 1663
Age 36
Stamford, CT, USA
1665
May 30, 1665
Age 38
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
1668
July 8, 1668
Age 41
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1671
February 5, 1671
Age 44
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut