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The Rockefeller Ancestors of Eliza Rockefeller Darling

Compiled by Sean Furniss
Revised 23 December 1996

The information shown here was compiled only to provide information about the ancestors of Eliza Rockefeller, the wife of Ezra Darling, of Seneca County, New York. More detailed information about the extensive genealogy of the Rockefeller family can be found in Rockefeller Genealogy (Vol. I-IV) andThe Transactions of the Rockefeller Family Association. This material was located and compiled based upon the information provided by Patricia D. Kile and Martha Womack. The reference material on the Rockefeller family was reviewed at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

1. Goddard1 Rockenfeller was born in 1590 in Fahr, Germany. He married Magdalena ---. Five children were known.[1]

2. i Christian2 born in Rockenfeld, Germany, about 1622, died in Datzeroth, Germany, in 1698.

3. ii Andreasborn in Rockenfeld, Germany, about 1624, died in Eldschied, Germany, before 1673, married Elizabeth Kleinman.

4. iii Johann Wilhelm born in Rockenfeld, Germany, about 1628, died in Eldschied, Westerwald, Germany, 6 July 1695, first married Lucia ---, second married Sophia ---.

+ 5. iv Johannes born in Rockenfeld, Germany, about 1634.

6. v Elizabeth born in Rockenfeld, Germany, about 1637, married Thiel Hertzog.

5. Johannes2 Rockenfeller (Goddard1) He was born about 1634 in Rockenfeld, Westerwald, Germany, and died 24 August 1684 at Segendorf, Germany. His first wife's name is not known. His second wife was Elizabeth Margaretha Remagen of Segendorf, Germany.[2]

7. i Johann Matthias3 born in Wied, Germany, about 1664, died at Rengsdorf, Germany on 6 July 1695.

8. ii Werner born in Wied, Germany, about 1667.

9. iii son born in Wied, Germany, (no date recorded), died at Segendorf, Germany, in December 1682.

10. iv Magdalena born in Wied, Germany, in 1672, died at Segendorf, Germany, in October 1682.

11. v Martin born in Wied, Germany, in 1675.

12. vi Johann Wilhelm born in Wied, Germany, in 1675, died at Segendorf, Germany, in 1719.

13. vii Elsie (Eva M.) born in Wied, Germany.

+ 14. viii Johann Peter born in Segendorf, Germany, in September 1682.

14. Johann Peter3 Rockenfeller (Johannes2, Goddard1) was born in Segendorf, Germany, in 1682. He died in Rocktown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, between the time he wrote his will on 6 December 1763 and the date it was proved on 16 August 1766. His first marriage was to Anna Maria Remagen (born 1684, died 1719). His second marriage was to Elizabeth Christina Runkel on 29 October 1720.

He immigrated to the United States in 1723. After his arrival he leased a farm near Somerville, New Jersey, for six years. He then purchased a farm in Rocktown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, where he lived the rest of his life.[3]

15. i Johann Wilhelm4 born in Segendorf, Germany, on 19 August 1708, died in Segendorf, Germany, in 1709.

16. ii Johann Peter, Jr., born in Segendorf, Germany, on 22 March 1711.

17. iii Catherina born in Segendorf, Germany, on 29 January 1713, died at Segendorf, Germany, in February 1713.

18. iv Anna Christina born in Segendorf, Germany, on 6 May 1714.

19. v Johannes born in Segendorf, Germany, in 1716.

20. vi Maria Eva born in Segendorf, Germany, on 17 January 1718.

21. vii Catherina born in Segendorf, Germany, on 3 March 1722.

22. viii Ann born in Somerset Co., New Jersey, on 17 June 1724.

23. ix Elizabeth born in Somerset Co., New Jersey, in 1725.

24. x Elsie born in Somerset Co., New Jersey, in 1727.

+ 25. xi William born in Rocktown, New Jersey, in 1729.

25. William4 Rockefeller (Johann Peter3, Johannes2, Goddard1) was born in Rocktown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1729. He died in 1783 at Rocktown, New Jersey. He married Magdalena Quick (died Lambertsville, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey). During the Revolutionary War, he served in the New Jersey Militia.[4]

26. i Christopher5 born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

+ 27. ii Andrew born in Rocktown, New Jersey, on 10 September 1763.

28. iii Anna born in Rocktown, New Jersey, on 23 September 1765.

29. iv Tunis born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

30. v Hiram born in Rocktown, New Jersey, in 1778.

31. vi William born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

32. vii Elsie born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

33. viii Mary Eliza born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

34. ix Catherine born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

35. x Nancy born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

36. xi Magdalena born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

37. xii Sarah born in Rocktown, New Jersey.

27. Andrew5 Rockefeller (William4, Johann Peter3, Johannes2, Goddard1) was born in Rocktown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on 10 September 1763. He died at White House, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on 25 November 1811. He was married to Hannah Hixon on 2 November 1786 at Amwell, New Jersey. She was born on 9 August 1766 and died on 31 January 1853 at White House, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.[5]

38. i William6 born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 23 January 1787.

+ 39. ii Abraham born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 23 July 1788.

40. iii Christopher born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 25 July 1790.

41. iv Elsie born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 6 March 1792.

42. v Mary born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 29 January 1794.

43. vi Elizabeth born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 2 September 1796.

44. vii Isaac born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 2 September 1796.

45. viii Cornelius born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 18 November 1798.

46. ix David born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 9 May 1801.

47. x Jacob S. born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 24 June 1803.

48. xi Magdalena born at Somerville, New Jersey, on 24 August 1805.

39. Abraham6 Rockefeller (Andrew5, William4, Johann Peter3, Johannes2, Goddard1) was born in Somerville, Somerset Co., New Jersey, on 23 July 1788. He died at Ulysses, Tompkins Co., New York, on 16 September 1844. His first marriage was to Mary McK. Welch (died 21 July 1821, Ulysses, New York). His second marriage was to Louise Felps.[6]

49. i John M.7 born at Readington, New Jersey, on 12 September 1814.

50. ii Maria born at Readington, New Jersey, on 30 June 1816.

51. iii William born at Readington, New Jersey.

52. iv Andrew born in Ulysses, New York.

+ 53. v Eliza born in Ulysses, New York.

54. vi Irving W. born in Napoleon, New York (Ohio?), on 4 July 1822.

55. vii Ann born in Napoleon, New York (Ohio?), in 1824.

56. viii Charles born in Napoleon, New York (Ohio?).

53. Eliza7 Rockefeller (Abraham6, Andrew5, William4, Johann Peter3, Johannes2, Goddard1) was born 22 July (1813/1817??) in Trumansburg (or Ulysses), Thompkins Co., New York. She died 16 September 1889 at Lodi (or Monterey, Schulyer County), New York. She married Ezra Darling. He was born 27 April 1815 and died 23 May 1868. All the children were reported to have been born in Seneca Co., New York.[7] (see Descendents of David and Ezra Darling of Seneca County, New York, for additional information about this family group)

57. i Lewis8 born 25 January, died 10 July 1906, married Matilda Haughtland.

58. ii Wilmer Starkey born 17 March 1835, died 26 April 1894

59. iii Emma Benson born 23 December 1837, died 30 September 1909

60. iv Mary Catherine born 20 May 1841, married October 1879 to Ezra Chapman.

61. v Anthony Covert born 22 July 1843, died 4 July 19--

62. vi Van Renssalear born 6 August 1845, died 31 May 1863

63. vii Anna born 9 March 1848, married George Bishop.

64. viii Irving born 1850, died 1863

65. ix Ellen born 22 November 1852

66. x Minerva born 1 November 1857, married Elmer Church in 1879.

67. xi Margaret (Maggie) Vanness born 9 October 1864, died 12 June 1948, married at Watkins, New York, on 20 December 1883 to Thomas Eli Eveleth (born 5 July 1855, Orange, New York).


References [1] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 3-4, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

[2] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 4, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

[3] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 4-5, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

[4] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 7, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

[5] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 16, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

[6] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 45, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

[7] Henry Oscar Rockefeller, compiler, Rockefeller Genealogy Vol. IV, p. 45, seen at the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.; Henry Oscar Rockefeller, editor, The Transactions of the Rockefeller Family Association for the Five Years, 1910-1914 with Genealogy (New York: J. J. Little & Ives Co., 1915), p. 225; Genealogy of Eliza Rockefeller Darling, undated typescript provided by Patricia D. Kile, in possession of writer, provides birth and death dates of children, also notes Anthony's middle name as Covert.


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