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Rockhill Family Bible

Rockhill Family Bible

Posted: 5 Oct 2000 7:59PM GMT
Edited: 4 May 2006 3:49AM GMT
I am a descendant of Edward Rockhill who moved from England to America in 1686. Our family were Quakers in NJ (Burlington County.) There are two Rockhill houses still standing - somewhere near Quakerstown, NJ. My father took me there when I was a teen. There are many Rockhill grave stones in the Quakerstown "Friends" cemetary.

Of most interest to all of you is the Rockhill Family bible which is in the New York Public Library Rare books section. My father is the custodian for it. It has all the marriages and births from my side of the line all the way back to Edward.
I know I am related to John Rockhill the doctor (and previous owner of one of the family houses) but not a direct descendant.
I am also related to William Woodville Rockhill (whom I would have been named after had I been a boy - thank goodness I'm not) who was an ambasador to China during the Boxer Rebellion. He wrote "Land of the Llamas" and is featured in a couple of books about the Boxer Rebellion.
The woman living in the "John Rockhill" house at the time of my visit told me that Rockhills are related to Rockefellers and Roosevelts twice - don't know the line.

I can share my relatives and what little I know of the other branches with anyone interested. The only branch I have a lot of detail on besides my own is Thomas Calwalader Rockhill, b. 1790. My grandfather was Jerome Burton Rockhill.

Look forward to hearing from others with Rockhill info.
-Jennifer

Rockhill genealogy

Posted: 2 Jan 2001 3:29PM GMT
Edited: 19 Aug 2002 9:08PM GMT
We are interested in more info on the Rockhill family. We too are descendant of Edward - David- have our line complete but you have added more info for us - so would love to talk to you . Hope to hear from you soon. MR

Thomas C. Rockkhill

Carol Harvilla (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2001 3:29PM GMT
I recently started researching the Rockhill family, starting with the Bordentown/Chesterfield New Jersey area. I have gotten back to Thomas C. Rockhill. I don't have any dates for his birth or death, and I don't know who his parents were, but I know he married Mary Stephens in Burlington Co., NJ on Dec. 15, 1838. The line I'm researching then goes to Edward B. Rockhill and Annie B Nixon, to their son, William S. Rockhill, who married Alice Lodge, but had a daughter out-of-wedlock with Anna Williams Wood (my main line of research is WOOD). Any information and/or insight you could provide would be very much appreciated. I have some other information on Rockhill's descended from Edward B. and Annie and I'd be happy to share it with anyone interested. Thank you........Carol

Rockhill genealogy

Clyde Rockhill (View posts)
Posted: 17 Mar 2001 5:50PM GMT
We are also descendant of Edward-David and would like to talk to you.

ROCKHILL FAMILY

Posted: 9 May 2001 10:18AM GMT
Edited: 25 Apr 2002 3:20AM GMT
i AM WRITING IN HOPES THAT ONE OF YOU CAN HELP ME. mY HUSBANDS GRANDFATHER WAS WALTER LLOYD ROCKHILL, SON OF ARTHUR ROCKHILL AND IDA MAY RIDGEWAY THE PROBLEM LIES IN THAT THERE WAS DIVORCES AND BAD FAMILY FEELINGS. ARTHUR LEFT HOME AND WENT TO CALIFORNIA. WE BELIEVE THAT HE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM THE EAST COAST AROUND NY,MN ARTHUR WAS BORN IN THE 1860/70'S

Edward Rockhill

Posted: 12 May 2001 11:45PM GMT
Edited: 8 Oct 2002 4:39AM GMT
I am tracing my husbands Rockhill ancestors.
Walter Leslie Rockhill 1878, Henry Leslie Rockhill 1852, Adonijah Peacock Rockhill 1826, Samuel Rockhill 1792, David 1761, Thomas1724, David 1698, Edward 1650. Does anyone have any info on any or all of these? We would love to hear from any and all Rockhill cousins.

Edward Rockhill

Jennifer Normyle (View posts)
Posted: 21 May 2001 5:00PM GMT
Don't know how to get in touch with those of you who have expressed interest in the Edward Rockhill line. Try direct email?
Mine is:
normyle@olg.com

Re: Edward Rockhill

Posted: 14 Jul 2002 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: ROCKHILL PEACOCK
Adonijah Peacock Rockhill's parents were Mary Frances Peacock and Samuel Rockhill. They settled in Allen County, OH in 1835. Samuel laid out the village of Rockport. They are both buried in the Rockport cemetery. This is my line Adonijah's brother Thomas Rockhill was my g-g-grandfather Adonijah is named for his g-grandfather Adonijah Peacock who was killed in NJ during the Revelutionary war. He was making gun powder for Washington's troops and it exploded and he was killed.
I have some information on Rockhills , but need Adonijah Rockhill's line
I have never been able to find him since I started researching this line in 1984 please e-mail me at mossnb1@earthlink.net

Re: Rockhill Family Bible

Bill Normyle (View posts)
Posted: 3 Sep 2002 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
My last name is Normyle and I'm from New Jersey, but we're not Quakers. I'm from Elizabeth and I'm told that my grandfather came from Hoboken, but I really don't know much else about him.

Re: Rockhill Family Bible

Jennifer Rockhill (View posts)
Posted: 24 Sep 2003 5:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found this site interesting, for obvious reasons. My grandfather is George William Rockhill, and sadly, that is as far back as know. I am 18 and would love to hear more about the Rockhill branches. Thank you.
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