Lewis Rockwell

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Rockwell was born on 8 February 1802, in Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, James Rockwell Jr., was 32 and his mother, Lorra Carter, was 16. He married Rachel Montanye on 18 December 1823, in Montgomery, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Esperance, Esperance, Schoharie, New York, United States in 1850 and Roscoe Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died in September 1870, in Roscoe, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Lewis Rockwell
Mary Brand
Marriage: 5 August 1832
Louisa A. Rockwell
Lewis Clinton Rockwell
Sarah L. Rockwell
Lodemina Rockwell
Franklin P. Rockwell

Sources (7)

  • Lewis Rockwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lewis Rockwell - Government record: birth-name: Lewis Rockwell
  • Lewis Rockwell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

Name Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire): habitational name either from Rockwell End in Hambleden (Buckinghamshire), derived from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ + holt ‘wood, thicket’, or from one or more unidentified places in southwestern England apparently named Rockwell. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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