Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Charles H. ROCKWELL (1836 - 1869)

How Related: Brother of my 3rd-great-grandmother, Ann Elizabeth ROCKWELL

Born: August 1836 in Schoharie Co., New York

Parents: Peter ROCKWELL, Sr. (1802 - 1871) and Lucy PARTRIDGE (1803 - 1893)

Siblings: One of 10 known children and one of two brothers that served in the Union Army, Peter's siblings included:
  • Fanny Cordelia "Delia" (c. 1825 - 1887)
  • Jane (dates unknown)
  • Adoline (dates unknown)
  • Ann Elizabeth (1829 - 1860) - my ancestor
  • Rufus (1840 - 1918)
  • Peter, Jr. (1842 - 1925)
  • Eleanor (b. c. 1844)
  • Olivia (dates unknown)
  • Alvira R. (b. c. 1852)
Married: about 1859 to Ruby Jane STRONG (1838 - 1925), a distant cousin of mine, probably in Tioga Co., New York

Children: Marvin Lewis ROCKWELL (1860 - 1913)


Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Charles H. Rockwell. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/]

Enlisted: 19 August 1862 at Caroline, New York; private. Enlisted in Co. G, 137th New York Infantry on 23 August 1862.

Side Served: Union

Discharged: 9 June 1865 at Bladensburg, Maryland


Biography or Information of Interest: I know sadly too little about Charles, or for that matter, most of his family. Information was not handed down orally because his sister, my ancestor Ann, died when her children were young. It appears that Charles may have died as a result of war-related injuries or illnesses, since his date of death is so soon after the close of the war.

Died: 27 November 1866 in the Town of Candor, Tioga Co., New York

Buried: Upper Fairfield Cemetery, Town of Candor, Tioga Co., New York

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