Re: URIAH ROCKWELL
Hello, Tia:I have done research on Uriah.There was a Uriah Rockwell in Fairfield County, Connecticut.The name Uriah is rare in the Rockwell family, so he's likely the one--especially as there was considerable emigration from Fairfield Co. to Butternuts, including several other Rockwells.Uriah's ancestry is not absolutely documented, as no record of him as a child (birth or baptism) has yet turned up, but the land and probate records allow us to reconstruct his probable origins.The most critical document in this case is the last will and testament of Samuel Higgins, who had two daughters who married Rockwells.[Miriam married John; Mary married Jonah.]Higgins left various bequests (mainly parcels of land) to various grandchildren, including Uriah. (In fact, Uriah may have held a special place in Higgins' heart, as he is the only one to also receive a gift of money.)The land records have numerous transactions involving Uriah, often as purchaser of the Higgins land left to his fellow heirs.
If you (or others who are interested) will e-mail me, I will send you more details, including a file of an article I have written on Uriah.It was published a few years ago in the Rockwell Family Foundation Newsletter.--KR