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John Rockwood

Male 1641 - 1725  (82 years)


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  • Name John Rockwood  [1
    Born 1 Dec 1641  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1724  Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Between 8 Jun 1724 and 10 Sep 1725  Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I30726  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Rockwood,   d. 1660, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Agnes,   b. Abt 1598,   d. 9 Jul 1643, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Bef Mar 1637  [4
    Family ID F7931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Ford,   d. Bef 1682 
    Married 15 Sep 1662  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Mercy Rockwood,   b. 1672, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1700, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F7558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ancestor of James Garfield, 20th US president:

      John Rockwood = Joanna Ford
      Joanna Rockwood = Nicholas Cook
      Daniel Cook = Susanna
      Tamasin Cook = James Ballou
      James Ballou = Mehitable Ingalls
      Eliza Ballou = Abram Garfield
      James Garfield

      Ancestor of William Howard Taft, 27th US President and 10th Chief Justice of the United States:

      John Rockwood = Joanna Ford
      Joseph Rockwood = Mary Hayward
      Mary Rockwood = Samuel Wheaton
      Mary Wheaton = Benjamin Hayward
      Levi Hayward alias Howard = Bethiah Chapin
      Sylvia Howard = Peter Rawson Taft
      Alphonso Taft = Louisa Maria Torrey
      William Howard Taft

  • Sources 
    1. [S594] The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part III: The Ancestry of Henry Clay Bartlett 1832-1892 by Dean Crawford Smith; edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    2. [S4803] Find a Grave page for John Rockwood.

    3. [S2304] Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts. 2009 edition, 2012 reprint with 2015 corrigenda. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    4. [S1849] History and Genealogy of the Bicknell Family and Some Collateral Lines by Thomas Williams Bucknell. Providence, Rhode Island, 1913.

    5. [S1646] Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640 to 1793 by Samuel Bates. Randolph, Massachusetts: D. H. Hixford, 1886.