John W. Rockwell
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John W. Rockwell  ‎(I563414437)‎
Given Names: John W.
Surname: Rockwell

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 27 June 1838 26 23 Berkeley County, VA, USA
Death: 18 December 1913 ‎(Age 75)‎ Family Home, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 27 June 1838 26 23 Berkeley County, VA, USA

Marriage Clara F. Cox - 26 November 1867 ‎(Age 29)‎ McLean Co., IL, USA

Death 18 December 1913 ‎(Age 75)‎ Family Home, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, USA

Burial 19 December 1913 ‎(1 day after death)‎ McLean Co., IL, USA
Cemetery: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery

Address:
Section F

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Parents Family  (F524898124)
• John J. Rockwell
1812 - 1893
• Nancy "Ann" Potter
1815 - 1864
Peter H. Rockwell
1834 - 1904
• Edward P. Rockwell
1836 - 1925
John W. Rockwell
1838 - 1913
George F. Rockwell
1840 - 1867
Thornton Rockwell
1842 - 1894
William M. Rockwell
1844 - 1918
Mary Virginia Rockwell
1848 - 1930
Sarah Ann "Anna" Rockwell
1850 - 1891
Maria Elizabeth Rockwell
1854 - 1943
Arthur David Rockwell
1859 - 1936

Immediate Family  (F524898126)
Clara F. Cox
1845 - 1932
Louis W. "Louie" Rockwell
1868 - 1946


Notes

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John was drafted at the age of 23 into the Confederate army, although his sympathies lay with the North. He evaded the officers and migrated to Bloomington, McLean Co., IL in 1861.

He was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad from 1863 until his retirement 5 years before his death.

He had one son only.

Note
The John W. Rockwell b. about 1839 NY who married Mary Stewart 1859-09-17 in McLean Co., IL was a different individual.

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Sources

Source
1910 IL Census

Source
1900 IL Census

Source
McLean Co., IL Cemeteries Vol. 19
Publication: McLean County Genealogical Society, 2001

Source
1860 VA Census

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1870 IL Census
Citation Details:  Bloomington, McLean Co.

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1880 IL Census
Citation Details:  Bloomington, McLean Co.

Source
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900
Publication: http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html

Source
Obituary
Citation Details:  Bloomington, IL, 19 Dec., 1913

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http://www.findagrave.com
Citation Details:  ­http­://­www­.­findagrave­.­com­/­cgi­-­bin­/­fg­.­cgi­?­page­=­gr­&­GRid­=­61149196­

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http://www.findagrave.com
Citation Details:  ­http­://­www­.­findagrave­.­com­/­cgi­-­bin­/­fg­.­cgi­?­page­=­gr­&­GSln­=­Rockwell­&­GSiman­=­1­&­GScid­=­105608­&­GRid­=­50233378­&

Source
1850 VA Census
Citation Details:  Morgan Co.

Source
Benjamin/Rockwell Bible and inserts
Publication: Owned by Robert W. Benjamin of Phoenix, Arizona. The Bible is the Benjamin Bible. The bible was published in 1873 and there is an inscription that it was bought by GW Benjamin in 1881. There are three inserted pages of Rockwell history recording John J. Rockwell, his wife Nancy Ann Potter, and their ten children. The last entry records the death of William Rockwell in 1918, although following this entry on the Deaths page is a synopsis of the death dates prior to William's and a repeat of the 1918 death date of William. Many of the dates in this bible are not known to be recorded elsewhere.
Benjamin/Rockwell BibleBenjamin/Rockwell Bible

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Show Details Note: The inserted pages of Rockwell history were maintained from about 1848-1850 ‎(there is a break in hands between those dates on the births page)‎ and 1918, the date of the last entry.

In 1850 the John J. Rockwell family was in Morgan Co., VA ‎(now WV)‎. The first hand is very neat and practiced. Ann Potter is marked as illiterate in the 1850 census, so John J. is the most likely author, except this hand bears no similarity to his signature on his 1834 marriage certificate, which is much rougher. Perhaps it was one of the older boys - Peter or Edward - who were 16 and 14 in 1850. The first hand uses the construction eg "March the 17 1848" for dates, perhaps indicative of youthful inexperience. The second hand, commencing in 1850, uses a similar construction, and may be the same hand as the first with a year or two more education. A biographical sketch of Peter mentions his preparation in a log schoolhouse in Morgan county.


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Family with Parents
Father
• John J. Rockwell
Birth 20 January 1812 21 Sleepy Creek, Berkeley Co., VA, USA
Death 19 May 1893 ‎(Age 81)‎ Ludlow, Champaign Co., IL, USA
3 years
Mother
 
• Nancy "Ann" Potter
Birth 16 May 1815 35 45 VA, USA
Death 14 December 1864 ‎(Age 49)‎ near Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, USA

Marriage: 24 March 1834 -- Morgan Co., VA, USA
2 months
#1
Brother
Peter H. Rockwell
Birth 29 May 1834 22 19 VA, USA
Death 6 August 1904 ‎(Age 70)‎ Sedalia, MO, USA
2 years
#2
Brother
• Edward P. Rockwell
Birth 4 April 1836 24 20 Morgan Co., VA, USA
Death 9 October 1925 ‎(Age 89)‎ Cincinnati, OH, USA
2 years
#3
John W. Rockwell
Birth 27 June 1838 26 23 Berkeley County, VA, USA
Death 18 December 1913 ‎(Age 75)‎ Family Home, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, USA
2 years
#4
Brother
George F. Rockwell
Birth 14 May 1840 28 24 Morgan Co., VA, USA
Death 26 July 1867 ‎(Age 27)‎ LaSalle, IL, USA
2 years
#5
Brother
Thornton Rockwell
Birth 6 May 1842 30 26 Morgan Co., VA, USA
Death 1 January 1894 ‎(Age 51)‎ IL, USA
3 years
#6
Brother
William M. Rockwell
Birth 3 November 1844 32 29 Morgan Co., VA, USA
Death 17 March 1918 ‎(Age 73)‎ Chicago, Cook Co., IL, USA
3 years
#7
Sister
Mary Virginia Rockwell
Birth 17 March 1848 36 32 Morgan Co., VA, USA
Death 12 June 1930 ‎(Age 82)‎ Ellsworth, McLean Co., IL, USA
2 years
#8
Sister
Sarah Ann "Anna" Rockwell
Birth 16 July 1850 38 35 Morgan Co., VA, USA
Death 12 June 1891 ‎(Age 40)‎
4 years
#9
Sister
Maria Elizabeth Rockwell
Birth 5 July 1854 42 39 VA, USA
Death 5 March 1943 ‎(Age 88)‎ Paxton, Ford Co., IL, USA
5 years
#10
Brother
Arthur David Rockwell
Birth 21 September 1859 47 44 VA, USA
Death 23 September 1936 ‎(Age 77)‎ Chicago, Cook Co., IL, USA
Family with Clara F. Cox
John W. Rockwell
Birth 27 June 1838 26 23 Berkeley County, VA, USA
Death 18 December 1913 ‎(Age 75)‎ Family Home, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, USA
7 years
Wife
 
Clara F. Cox
Birth 8 May 1845 26 25 Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, USA
Death 25 May 1932 ‎(Age 87)‎ Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, USA

Marriage: 26 November 1867 -- McLean Co., IL, USA
8 months
#1
Son
Louis W. "Louie" Rockwell
Birth August 1868 30 23 IL, USA
Death 11 March 1946 ‎(Age 77)‎ Peoria, IL, USA