• Thomas Tolbert Rockwell
Friendship Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, WV
• Thomas Tolbert Rockwell  ‎(I11240)‎
Prefix:
Given Names: Thomas Tolbert
Surname: Rockwell

Gender: MaleMale
      

Given Names: Thomas Talbot
Surname: Rockhold

Birth: 12 March 1756 47 34 Harford Co, MD
Death: 22 October 1833 ‎(Age 77)‎ Morgan Co., VA, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 12 March 1756 47 34 Harford Co, MD

Address:
near the crossroads ‎(possibly upper crossroads)‎


Note: According to his Rev. War pension testimony, he turned 75 on 12 Mar 1833, implies born 12 Mar 1758.
Residence Address:
Resided at:
1.Near the Crossroads, Harford Co., MD., abt 1776 - abt 1793
2.Hagerstown, MD, abt 1793  - ?
3. Green Castle, PA ? - abt 1815
4. Morgan Co., VA ‎(now WV)‎, abt 1815 - 1833

Death 22 October 1833 ‎(Age 77)‎ Morgan Co., VA, USA

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Parents Family  (F2640)
• John Rockhold
1709 - 1786
• Elizabeth Elinor Talbot
1721 -
Jacob Rockhold
1740 - 1827
John Rockhold
1741/42 -
Mary Rockhold
1744/45 -
Charles Rockhold
1749 - 1844
• Thomas Tolbert Rockwell
1756 - 1833
Elizabeth Rockhold
1758 -

Immediate Family  (F2663)
Jesse Rockhold
1781 - 1859
John Rockwell
1782 -
William Rockwell
1783 -
• Thomas Tolbert "Top" Rockwell Jr
1790 - 1875
Mary Rockhold
1807 -


Notes

Note
Thomas Tolbert Rockhold was a revolutionary war soldier, enlisted as a private in the Harcourt Blues. He claimed over 5 years of service in testimony in 1833. He was a minuteman in 1776 or 1777. He served under Capt. Abraham Jarrett, Barrett? Bussy, and Col. Thomas Bond.

He had 4 male children and 3 females ‎(of unspecified age)‎ in Hagerstown, MD in 1790. He had 8 children and an adult woman in his household in the 1800 and 1810 Maryland Censuses, although the age ranges imply that more than 8 children were included in the two censuses. In the 1820 Virginia Census there are two children ‎(boy and girl under 10)‎ not included in the earlier census, plus an adult woman matching in birth date range withone of four girls in the 1810 census.

There is a Thomas Rockhold in Franklin County, PA in 1810 and Thomas Tolbert Rock* reported living there in that period in his Revolutionary War pension testimony. However, the age range is wrong and there's only one child in the Pennsylvania household. A Thomas Rockhold was living as a single male with 9 slaves in Anne Arundel Co. MD in 1800.

Note
Sarah Clawson ‎( ­https­://­paulyfamily­.­org­/­individual­.­php­?­pid­=­I10939­ )‎ is the accepted wife of Thomas Tolbert Rock* Sr. See for example ­http­://­www­.­findagrave­.­com­/­cgi­-­bin­/­fg­.­cgi­?­page­=­gr­&­GRid­=­60124843­ and the book "Nine Pioneer Families from the Sideling Hill Area in Western Maryland" ‎(F.M. Whitman, Heritage Press, 2000)‎

However, the signature on the marriage license does not match the signature of Thomas Tolbert Rockwell Sr. on his Rev. War Pension application. The Pension application is undoubtedly his signature. The marriage license is not even the correct name - Rothwell instead of Rockwell.

Besides, the date of marriage ‎(1797, not 1787 as sometimes stated)‎ is too late for Sarah Clawson to be the mother of Thomas Tolbert Sr.'s children, except for Mary who is doubtful as a child of Thomas Tolbert Sr. anyway.

The place of marriage, Berkeley, Virginia ‎(now WV)‎, is inconsistent with the birth of Thomas Tolbert Sr.'s children in Maryland.

Sarah Clawson is, nonetheless, a distant cousin, a descendant of Claes Corneliszen "Meutelaer" Van Schouwen ‎( ­https­://­paulyfamily­.­org­/­individual­.­php­?­pid­=­I172­ )‎. Claes Corneliszen "Meutelaer" Van Schouwen is an ancestor of our Wyckoff line ‎(Joanna Wyckoff was the mother of Eva Beckley who married Walter E. Rockwell)‎. Van Schouwen's daughter Pieterje Claeszen's daughter Geertje "Charity" Van Arsdalen married Cornelius Pieterse Wyckoff ‎( ­https­://­paulyfamily­.­org­/­individual­.­php­?­pid­=­I166­ )‎.

No record of Thomas Tolbert Sr.'s marriage in Maryland has been found. He lived in Harford County as a young man and later in Washington County, where in 1790 he lived with his family, consisting of himself, four males under sixteen and three women whose ages are not given. Washington Co. Maryland is adjacent to Berkeley Co. Virginia.

Note
from hayesclan.com:

In 1776 he was in Gun Powder Upper Hundred. From his pension application it indicates he was 75 yr. old in 1833, thus born in 1758, though most genealogist has this birth recorded as 1756. It also states he was born near the Crossroads in Harford County thus the family was in Harford County in 1758. He owns 100 ac.called Patterson's Chance in Harford Co according to 1783 tax rolls.

Note
In 'The Berkeley Journal' which is put out by the Berkeley Co., WV Historical Society. Issue 24, 1998 p. 122 titled 'Campbellton' about a house which is still standing which was built by Revolutionary soldier James Campbell. It is located on Union Corner Rd. between Arden and Gerrardstown.

'Thomas Rothwell was the stone mason who built one of the large chimneys. He was paid ‎(pound sign)‎ 4/10.10 in November 1799 for his work. Lime for the mortar between the stones was made by William Dennison at the kiln. Garret Clawson and Thomas Russel were also stonemasons who helped build the stone house.'
Birth According to his Rev. War pension testimony, he turned 75 on 12 Mar 1833, implies born 12 Mar 1758.

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Sources

Source
1810 MD Census
Citation Details:  Washington Co.
  Text: Thomas Rockhold 2 Males under 10, 2 Males 10 thru 15, 1 Male 45 and over, 2 Females under 10, 1 female 10 thru 15, 1 Female 16 thru 25, 1 Female 45 and over.

Source
1830 VA Census
Citation Details:  Morgan Co.
  Text: Rockholt T Thomas 1 Male of 5 and under 10, 1 Male of 10 and under 15, 1 Male of 70 and under 80, 1 Female of 5 and under 10, 1 Female of 30 and under 40

Source
1790 MD Census
Citation Details:  Washington Co.
  Text: Thomas Rockhole 1 Male 16 and upwards, 4 Males under 16, 3 Females

Source
1800 MD Census
Citation Details:  Conococheague Hundred, Washington Co.
  Text: Thomas Rockwell 1 Male under 10, 2 Males 10 thru 15, 2 males 16 thru 25, 1 Male 45 and over, 1 Female under 10, 2 Females 10 thru 15, 1 Female 45 and over.

Source
1820 VA Census
Citation Details:  Morgan Co.
  Text: Thomas Rockhole 1 Male under 10, 1 Male 45 and upwards, 1 Female under 10, 1 Female 26 to 45.

Source
Thomas T Rockhold Rev. War Pension File, 1833 testimony
Publication: Rev. War archives

Source
Nine Families From The Sideling Hill Area In Western Maryland
Publication: 2000 Heritage Books Bowie, MD

Source
Washington Co. MD Court Record
Publication: http://www.whilbr.org
Citation Details:  27 Nov 1792

Source
Washington Co. MD Court Record
Publication: http://www.whilbr.org
Citation Details:  Mar 9 1793 Thomas Rockhold

Source
Washington Co. MD Court Record
Publication: http://www.whilbr.org
Citation Details:  Jan 18 1793 Thomas Rockhold

Source
Washington Co. MD Court Record
Publication: http://www.whilbr.org
Citation Details:  2 Apr 1792 Thomas Rockhold

Source
http://www.hayesclan.com/genealogy/
Publication: Bill Hayes Genealogy Site
Citation Details:  ­http­://­www­.­hayesclan­.­com­/­genealogy­/­getperson­.­php­?­personID­=­I7524­&­tree­=­hayes­

Source
Marriage License
Citation Details:  Thomas Rothwell, Sarah Clawson, Berkeley, VA, USA

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Family with Parents
Father
• John Rockhold
Birth between 1709 and 1717 Baltimore Co., MD
Death 1786 ‎(Age 77)‎
13 years
Mother
 
• Elizabeth Elinor Talbot
Birth 30 October 1721 43 Baltimore Co., MD
Death Date Unknown

Marriage: about 1739
20 months
#1
Brother
Jacob Rockhold
Birth 27 August 1740 31 18
Death 14 February 1827 ‎(Age 86)‎
18 months
#2
Brother
John Rockhold
Birth 28 February 1741/42 (11 March 1742) 33 20
Death Date Unknown
3 years
#3
Sister
Mary Rockhold
Birth 1 March 1744/45 (12 March 1745) 36 23
Death Date Unknown
4 years
#4
Brother
Charles Rockhold
Birth 17 June 1749 40 27 Baltimore Co., MD
Death 7 June 1844 ‎(Age 94)‎ Sullivan Co., TN, USA
7 years
#5
• Thomas Tolbert Rockwell
Birth 12 March 1756 47 34 Harford Co, MD
Death 22 October 1833 ‎(Age 77)‎ Morgan Co., VA, USA
3 years
#6
Sister
Elizabeth Rockhold
Birth 31 August 1758 49 36
Death Date Unknown
Family with unknown
• Thomas Tolbert Rockwell
Birth 12 March 1756 47 34 Harford Co, MD
Death 22 October 1833 ‎(Age 77)‎ Morgan Co., VA, USA
#1
Son
Jesse Rockhold
Birth 6 October 1781 25 Harford Co., MD
Death after 1859 ‎(Age 77)‎
3 months
#2
Son
John Rockwell
Birth about 1782 25
Death Date Unknown
1 year
#3
Son
William Rockwell
Birth about 1783 26
Death Date Unknown
8 years
#4
Son
• Thomas Tolbert "Top" Rockwell Jr
Birth 25 August 1790 34 Harford Co, MD, USA
Death 5 April 1875 ‎(Age 84)‎ Morgan Co., WV, USA
16 years
#5
Daughter
Mary Rockhold
Birth about 1807 50 PA, USA
Death Date Unknown