Alphonzo Page Rockwell was born in butternuts, Otsego County, New York, a son of Levi and Ruth Knapp Rockwell. they descend from a Norman-English family "de Rocheville" lineage. The first to America was a John, who came to Connecticut prior to 1641. In the 5th generation of this line, Jabez Rockwell served in the Revolutionary War, and moved his family to Butternuts after the British burned the town of Danbury. It is recorded that in the fire, he suffered losses of $1189 .00. Levi Rockwell is the one who brought his family to Jasper County, settling on a farm there in 1851. Alphonzo and three brothers served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Oscar, who survived, Eddy, who died in the service, and Wallace who was captured and died of starvation in Andersonville prison. Alphonzo returned to the farm, and was married in 1868 to Martha Deselms, daughter of Thomas and Phebe Bainter Deselms. There were children: Edward, Elma Marion, Vermilya Sands, Grace, Isaac H., and William F., two children died young.
Martha M. DeSelms Rockwell (1846 - 1929)*
Isaac Wilbur Rockwell (____ - 1882)*
Elma Eldo Rockwell (____ - 1873)*
Eddie E. Rockwell (1871 - 1963)*
Created by: Joanne Swart
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
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