John Rock

1785–after 1819 (Age 34)
Delaware, United States

The Life of John

John Rock was born in 1785, in Delaware, United States. He married Christina Vandegrift on 4 June 1819, in Tent, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He died after 1819, at the age of 35.

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John Rock
1785–1819
Christina Vandegrift
1789–1821
Marriage: 4 June 1819

Spouse and Children

    Male1785–1819Male

    Christina Vandegrift

    Female1789–1821Female

MARRIAGE
4 June 1819
Tent, New Castle, Delaware, United States

World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787

Age 2

Delaware was the first state to ratify the federal Constitution -- December 7, 1787, becoming the first state in the Union
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke ‘rock’ ( see Roach ), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.2 English: variant of Roke ( see Rokes 1).3 English: metonymic occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from Middle English rok ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Rock, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • John Rock, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • John Rock, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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