Benjamin/Rockwell Bible and inserts
Title 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.

Last Change 13 June 2014 - 21:51:24 - by: admin

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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Benjamin/Rockwell Bible and inserts

NameBirthAnniversaryPlaceChildrenDeathAnniversaryAgePlaceLast Change
1Benjamin, Arthur Ray
ARTHUR RAY,BENJAMINBENJAMIN,ARTHUR RAY
15 June 1877
141Ludlow 4
1969
4991Paxton 13 June 2014 - 7:52:08pmMYESY100
2Benjamin, George Wilson
GEORGE WILSON,BENJAMINBENJAMIN,GEORGE WILSON
1 January 1852
166Licking Co. 3
23 February 1934
8482Paxton 13 June 2014 - 7:31:04pmMYESY100
3Benjamin, Rinnie Mabel
RINNIE MABEL,BENJAMINBENJAMIN,RINNIE MABEL
30 January 1882
136Champaign Co. 3
1953
6570 25 February 2018 - 4:53:35amFYESY100
4Benjamin, Walter L.
WALTER L.,BENJAMINBENJAMIN,WALTER L.
14 August 1890
128Ford Co. 0
Yes
  Date Unknown 13 June 2014 - 7:52:24pmMYESYES
5Potter, • Nancy "Ann"
NANCY,POTTERPOTTER,NANCY
16 May 1815
203VA 10
14 December 1864
15349near Bloomington 8 January 2017 - 3:58:46pmFYESYES
6Rockwell, Arthur David
ARTHUR DAVID,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,ARTHUR DAVID
21 September 1859
158VA 5
23 September 1936
8177Chicago 9 August 2014 - 7:23:36pmMYESY100
7Rockwell, • Edward P.
EDWARD P.,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,EDWARD P.
4 April 1836
182Morgan Co. 3
9 October 1925
9289Cincinnati 24 May 2015 - 6:08:31pmMYESY100
8Rockwell, George F.
GEORGE F.,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,GEORGE F.
14 May 1840
178Morgan Co. 0
26 July 1867
15127LaSalle 6 August 2014 - 8:16:18pmMYESYES
9Rockwell, • John J.
JOHN J.,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,JOHN J.
20 January 1812
206Sleepy Creek 10
19 May 1893
12581Ludlow 31 October 2017 - 11:26:08amMYESYES
10Rockwell, John W.
JOHN W.,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,JOHN W.
27 June 1838
180Berkeley County 1
18 December 1913
10475Family Home 9 August 2014 - 7:16:19pmMYESYES
11Rockwell, Maria Elizabeth
MARIA ELIZABETH,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,MARIA ELIZABETH
5 July 1854
164VA 3
5 March 1943
7588Paxton 2 June 2015 - 4:57:34amFYESY100
12Rockwell, Mary Virginia
MARY VIRGINIA,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,MARY VIRGINIA
17 March 1848
170Morgan Co. 2
12 June 1930
8882Ellsworth 13 June 2014 - 4:03:49pmFYESY100
13Rockwell, Peter H.
PETER H.,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,PETER H.
29 May 1834
184VA 2
6 August 1904
11470Sedalia 3 June 2014 - 11:36:43amMYESYES
14Rockwell, Sarah Ann "Anna"
SARAH ANN,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,SARAH ANN
16 July 1850
168Morgan Co. 4
12 June 1891
12740 6 August 2014 - 7:39:18pmFYESYES
15Rockwell, Thornton
THORNTON,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,THORNTON
6 May 1842
176Morgan Co. 0
1 January 1894
12451IL 24 May 2015 - 6:07:31pmMYESYES
16Rockwell, William M.
WILLIAM M.,ROCKWELLROCKWELL,WILLIAM M.
3 November 1844
173Morgan Co. 2
17 March 1918
10073Chicago 6 August 2014 - 8:00:54pmMYESYES
Given Names

Total individuals : 16
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