Fanny Augusta Rockwood

Female20 December 1842–31 January 1915

Brief Life History of Fanny Augusta

When Fanny Augusta Rockwood was born on 20 December 1842, in New York, United States, her father, Samuel Rockwood, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Ann Kellogg, was 26. She married Thomas Jefferson Hewitt in 1862, in Boone, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 31 January 1915, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Hewitt
Fanny Augusta Rockwood
Marriage: 1862
Annie Mary Hewitt
Lucy Rockwood Hewitt
George Washington Hewitt
Samuel Kellogg Hewitt
Philo Judson Hewitt
Thomas Miner Hewitt
Theodore John Hewitt
Irenaeus Prime Hewitt
Louis Percival Hewitt

Sources (17)

  • Fany Rockwood in household of A Fager, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Fanny A. Rockwood, 1862 "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935" Thomas J. Hewitt 1862
  • Fannie Rockwood, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1862Boone, Illinois, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 6

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Ogle, Illinois, United States


    Age 25

    Nebraska is the 37th state.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English rok(e) ‘rook’ + wod(e) ‘wood’ (Old English hrōc, wudu). The name may be topographic, denoting someone who lived by a wood inhabited by rooks, or habitational, for someone from any of several minor places so named, such as Rookwood Hall in Abbess Roding (Essex), Rook Wood in Finchingfield (Essex), or Rockwood in East Grinstead (Sussex).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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