The Dilday-Monk Family Tree

Ephraim RockwellAge: 75 years17501826

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Ephraim Rockwell
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Rockwells Ephraim Rockwell, fifth in descent from Deacon William Rockwell, who came to America with his family in 1630, was born September 15, 1730 at Windsor, Conn. He married 1st, July 1, 1773, Sarah Moore by whom he had two children: Sarah, born Sept. 19, 1774 and Allen, born June 10, 1776; married 2nd Hannah Coon and had children Hannah, Ephraim, Abner C., Eleazer, Zerah, Sally and Bernard. Sally, Allen and Abner C. settled in Bradford county and the other children in Crawford county, Pa. Ephraim Rockwell was a soldier under General Washington in the Revolutionary war. He and his wife joined their children in Crawford county where Mr. Rockwell died August 1, 1826.

Allen Rockwell, the eldest son of Ephraim, b. June 10, 1776, married, Jany. 15, 1799, Phebe Davis of Berkshire county, Mass. In 1814 they came to Bradford county, settling in Franklin township where Mr. Rockwell died, Jany. 25, 1851. Their children were Allen, Polly, Nancy, Levi, Oliver, Betsey, Hiram, John and William A.

Abner C. Rockwell, son of Ephraim and Hannah (Coon) Rockwell, was born May 4, 1783, at East Windsor, Conn. In the year 1800 he made a trip West, coming to Monroe, where he settled permanently. He occupied a log house at the east end of the Monroeton bridge and for some years gave attention to the improvement of his land. He took an active interest in public matters and upon the organization of Bradford county, 1812, was elected the first sheriff. He built a log addition to his house, which during his term of office was used as a prison for criminals and long known as the "old log jail." After the expiration of his term of office he resumed farming and gave attention to public improvements. He built the original bridge, spanning the South Branch at Monroeton. He erected a framed house and opened it as a hotel, and being the largest and best in the town was dedicated the "Beauty of Monroe." On one side of the sign was painted a picture of General Lafayette, the other being ornamented with Masonic emblems. He had a distillery and manufactured his own liquors. Mr. Rockwell was a man of genial presence and public spirited. He donated the ground at Monroeton for school and church purposes. He possessed superior ability and was noted for his sterling integrity and generosity. Mr. Rockwell married, December 20, 1808, Betsy, daughter of Gordon Fowler. He died July 29, 1836. Mrs. Rockwell, born April 14, 1792, died July 27, 1866. Both are buried at Cole's. Their children were:

Maria married Joseph D. Montanye of Towanda; died August 31, 1881 aged 72 years.

Zerah married Mary Ann Hart and engaged in farming in Monroe; died, 1860.

James Lawrence, born February 15, 1814, married Miss Cordelia Lyon and left no issue by her; married 2nd Isabella, daughter of John Wilson and had sons, Abner Lloyd and John L.; was for many years associated with Wm. H. H. Brown in the mercantile business, afterwards owning and operating Rockwell Bridge mills; died November 21, 1875.

William A. married Miss Mary Nichols and engaged in merchandising in Towanda; died, 1878.

Rolland R., the surviving member of the family, is living at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Birth September 15, 1750 31 30
Note: 2nd son of Joel
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnne Skinner
April 1, 1756 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherSarah Eason Drake
after 1757 (Age 6 years)
MarriageSarah MooreView this family
July 1, 1773 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
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Sarah Rockwell
September 19, 1774 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
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Allen Rockwell
June 10, 1776 (Age 25 years)

Death of a wifeSarah Moore
October 27, 1776 (Age 26 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Moore
1776 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Abner C. Rockwell
May 4, 1783 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
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Abner C. Rockwell
May 4, 1783 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherJoel Rockwell
1790 (Age 39 years)

Death of a fatherJoel Rockwell
1801 (Age 50 years)
Death of a wifeHannah Coon
July 1820 (Age 69 years)
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Death January 1, 1826 (Age 75 years)
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Marriage: December 3, 1740
10 years
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Marriage: July 1, 1773
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