Valentine Rock

14 November 1825–7 April 1863 (Age 37)
Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Valentine

When Valentine Rock was born on 14 November 1825, in Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Rock, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Mentzer, was 27. He married Harriet Smith on 30 January 1848, in Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 7 April 1863, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Valentine Rock
Harriet Smith
Marriage: 30 January 1848
Reuben Rock
Mary Cordelia Rock
Jacob Nephi Rock
Jennie Elmetta Rock
Alma Henry Rock

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  • Marriage
    30 January 1848Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 5
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 11
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English rok(ke) ‘rock’. The surname may be topographic, denoting someone who lived near a notable rock or rocky outcrop, or habitational, denoting someone from a place called with this word, such as Rock (Northumberland). Compare Roach .English: from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter oke ‘at the oak’. The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, or habitational, denoting someone from a place so named, such as Rock (Worcestershire), Rook in Cornwood (Devon), and Rock in Washington (Sussex). Compare Nock .English: perhaps a nickname for a spinner or a maker of distaffs from Middle English rok(ke) ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate). Compare Rocker .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Harriet Smith 1828 - 1911

    After the death of the mother, Ann Elizabeth Geesaman Smith in 1846, Harriet, the eldest daughter, with the help of a Mrs. Thompson, hired by the father, cared for the children, including the two week …

    Sources (14)

    • Valentine Rock, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Valentine Rock in entry for Derwood T. Allen, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Valentine Rock in entry for Alma Henry Rock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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