Samuel W. ROCHELLE was the 1st known son of Ephraim James ROCHELLE and his wife Penny MARSHBURN. He was born about 1850 and died sometime before Sept. 1895 in Onslow Co. Samuel ROCHELLE married Alvanie KING, daughter of James and Becky Davis KING. Alvanie KING was born 25 Nov. 1854 and died 22 Nov. 1935 in Onslow Co., N.C. They had the following children:
  • Council ROCHELLE, b. 8 Sept. 1874
  • Ferney F. ROCHELLE, b. 28 March 1876
  • John ROCHELLE, b.22 Nov. 1878
  • Leonard ROCHELLE, b. 11 June 1880
  • Annie ROCHELLE, b. 22 April 1881
  • Effie ROCHELLE, b. 15 May 1883
  • Addie ROCHELLE, b. 4 June 1884
  • Isaac ROCHELLE, b. 21 July 1888
  • Emily ROCHELLE, b. 20 July 1890
  • Samuel ROCHELLE, b.1 June 1892
  • Vanie ROCHELLE, b. 4 Oct. 1895

    Council ROCHELLE lived in the Harris Creek District of Onslow Co. The old home place still stands today, beside the ROCHELLE Cemetery. There is said to be an old Bible in this family, but I have not been able to locate it.
    Council ROCHELLE, b. 1874, married Ellen DAVIS, b. 21 Jan. 1876; daughter of Robert DAVIS. Their children were:
  • Walter T. ROCHELLE, b.30 an. 1897
  • Beula A. ROCHELLE, b. March 1900
  • Arthur Linton ROCHELL, b. 1902
  • Norman ROCHELLE, b. 1905
  • Arnet ROCHELLE, b. 1908
  • Kirby ROCHELLE, b. 1911
  • Ellen Maybell ROCHELLE, b. 23 March 1912
  • Edna Alice ROCHELLE, b. 12 June 1915
  • Carl ROCHELLE, b. 1920

    Many of the ROCHELLES in Onslow Co., today are descendants of this family. If you have further information you would like to add or pictures, please contact me at Sloan Mason or Donna Kennedy who is a direct descendant of this line.

    Arthur Linton ROCHELLE married Nellie Isabelle RHODES, daughter of Solomon RHODES and Cora Florence JARMAN of Onslow Co. Nellie was born 12 April 1908. She and Arthur Linton ROCHELLE were married 3 Feb. 1936 in Jacksonville.

    Below is a picture of Solomon RHODES family sent by John RHODES who publishes the "Old Onslow Times".

    (L-R)Solomon RHODES & daughters: Nellie, Hazel, Effie, Solomon, Cora, Elsie & Daisy-late 1940's

    ca. 1922-at Southwest, Onslow Co.,N.C
    Nellie Isabelle Rhodes ROCHELLE & brother John Richard RHODES

    More will be added. Contact Sloan Mason if you have further information on these families.


    "Old Onslow Times" Old Memories, Records & Tradition of Onslow including some Carteret, Jones, Duplin, Pender & New Hanover Counties.
    John RHODES
    P.O. Box 4072
    Surf City, N.C. 28445