Nicholas Rochester

1752–1831 (Age 79)
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Rochester was born on 21 February 1752, in Westmoreland, Virginia, United States, his father, William Rochester Jr., was 42 and his mother, Mary Asbury, was 39. He married Ann Susanna Stowers on 20 August 1778, in Union, Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 23 October 1831, in Union, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union, South Carolina, United States.

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Nicholas Rochester
Ann Susanna Stowers
Marriage: 20 August 1778
William Nathaniel Rochester
Reuben Rochester
Nathaniel Rochester
Susanna Rochester
Nancy Ann Rochester
Asbury Rochester
Allen Rochester
Elizabeth Rochester
Sarah Ann Rochester
John Rochester

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20 August 1778
Union, Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 6

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 24

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

Age 24

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in Kent, which is recorded by Bede ( c.730 ) under the names of both Dorubrevi and Hrofæcæstre. The former represents the original British name, composed of the elements duro- ‘fortress’ and brīvā‘bridge’. The second represents a contracted form of this (possibly affected by folk etymological connection with Old English hrōf ‘roof’) combined with an explanatory Old English cæster ‘Roman fort’ (from Latin castra ‘military camp’). There is a much smaller place in Northumbria also called Rochester, which seems to have been named in imitation of the more important one, but which is a more than occasional source of the surname. In other cases there may also have been confusion with Wroxeter in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Rochecestre.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nich'S Rochester, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Nicholas P Rochester, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nicholas Rochester, "United States Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records, 1775-1783"

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