Friday, November 23, 2007

Query: Rockwells-Lehi, UT

Surname(s): Rockwell

Location:Lehi, Utah

Query Text:

Are you all still out there?

I am interested in doing some research about my family. I am a granddaughter or Lethea Rebecca Rockwell born
January 17, 1895, in Lehi, Utah.

Her father was Horace DeWitt Rockwell and her mother was Mary Vandynbarker of Rush Valley, Utah.

Thank you!

B Lethea Avalon

Contact:B Lethea Avalon,

Query: Hunter-Tarrytown, NY

Surname(s): Hunter, Rockwell

Locales: Tarrytown, NY

Query Text:

My grandfather was baptized on Easter Even 1886 in Tarrytown, NY.

Henry Rockwell Hunter (born 1885) was baptized at Christ Church on Easter Even, April 24, 1886. His sponsors were his parents, George and Georgiana Hunter, Mary F Spencer, and (illegible) Fritz Rockwell. The clergyman was J. Seldru Spencer.

Can you help? The handwriting is illegible in the church register.

His parents were George and Georgiana Hunter.

Thanks so much!

Maureen O'Donnell Young

Contact: maureen young -

Query: Rockwell - Elkhorn, WI

Surname(s): Rockwell

Locales: Elkhorn, WI

Query Text:


My search started with a Rockwell & Co's banknote signed by LeGrand Rockwell.

The search has shown that Mr. LeGrand Rockwell is credited with being one of the founders of Elkhorn, Wisconsin (the Christmas Card town) in the mid 1800's. Mr. LeGrand Rockwell is also credited with starting two banks in Elkhorn, one the site of an 1865 bank robbery that happened when the town was celebrating the end of the civil war.

I am searching, in vain, for more on LeGrand Rockwell and his family tree. I have found quite a lot in the History of Walworth County by Albert Beckwith, but not enough.

Any suggestions?

Thank You!

Contact: Richard Wooley -

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Newsletter #61 On Its Way

Issue #61 is in the mail.

Some interesting tidbits:

  • A Rockwell Reunion in San Diego
  • Ridgefield (CT) Tricentennail, 2008
  • DNA Testing News
  • New Findings and Reports on the Fairfield County Rockwells
  • ...and more