Charles A Rockhold

Brief Life History of Charles A

In his will, father Asael lists seven children living at the time of his will, shortly before his death in1773: Asel, John, Jacob, Wright, Ann, Charles and Dawson. He also left something to his brother Reason's son, Reason. Charles' father's will in Memories. In the ensuing years, the colonies were involved in the revolution and the Revolutionary War. Records of war duty have not been searched for these profiles yet. Charles was raised on a farm and received his inheritance at age 11. It is assumed that he continued farming throughout his adult life. In the 1790 census he was living in Harford, Md near a Lancelot Rockhold. Possibly they were half brothers. Charles married Eleanor Pocock in 1791; they had several children together. They made their lives in the Harford County, Md area. Eleanor died in 1813. The 1820 census shows that Charles and female over 45, as well as a male a female between 16 and 25 were living together. One of these people was "engaged in agriculture". That same year Charles' brother Dawson from Carter County, Tn was recorded in the census in Harford, Md also. The brothers were both in their 60's at that time. In the 1850 census, Charles, at '90', is living with his son Elijah and family on a farm valued at $600, in Harford County. His grandsons have various jobs such as shoemaker, farmer, carpenter and blacksmith. Harford County is just north of where Charles was raised on Saltpeter Creek. Charles' brother Dawson also lived well into his 90's. Charles and his spouse(s) did not seem to pass down the Rockhold names to their children. Specifically, he does not have a son named Charles (or Asel). Charles and Eleanor and other family are buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Harford County, Maryland. See their grave stones in the Gallery.

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Charles A Rockhold
Eleanor Pocock
Marriage: 2 December 1791
Elijah Rockhold Sr.
Jesse Rockhold
Ann Eleanor 'Ellen' Rockhold

Sources (17)

  • Charles Rockhold in household of Elijah Rockhold, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Rockhold, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • Charles Rockhold in entry for Ann Eleanor Rockhold, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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Historical Boundaries: 1774: Harford, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Harford, Maryland, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Rochholt or Rocholt or Rocholl: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōk ‘prudence, care’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

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