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.
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).