Capt Samuel Rockwell

19 January 1728–24 September 1794 (Age 66)
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Capt Samuel Rockwell was born on 19 January 1728, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Rockwell Jr., was 32 and his mother, Hannah Huntington, was 33. He married Hepzibah Pratt about 1758, in British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 24 September 1794, in Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Capt Samuel Rockwell
Hepzibah Pratt
Marriage: about 1758
Doctor Samuel Rockwell
Timothy Rockwell
Solomon Rockwell
Reuben Rockwell
Alpha Rockwell
Luman Rockwell
Martin Myron Rockwell
William Rockwell
Hepsibah Rockwell

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about 1758
British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 48

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 48

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 53

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire and Somerset. The former was earlier Rockholt, and was so named from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ (perhaps a byname) + holt ‘wood’. The second element of the Somerset place is probably (and more predictably) Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ ( see Well ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel in entry for Ruben Rockwell, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Samuel in entry for Luman Rockwell, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Samuell in entry for Samuel Deble, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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