I hope this email finds you and finds you well. It has been some time since your posting.
If you're still researching the Rockwood line of Luther Calvin I can give you some further information.
Luther C is my gg grandfather and you are correct on all the information you give below. At some time between 1860 and 1870 Elizabeth B. apparently dies. In the 1870 census you will find 3 of her and Luther's children; James R., John H. and Martin L (my g-grandfather) living with Luther's father Roderick R. Rockwood (R. R. Rockwood in census) in Howard Co. KS. Luther remarries a Elizabeth J Winters in Elk Co. KS 20 Feb. 1872. This Elizabeth is from IL. In the 1880 census Luther and Elizabeth J. are living in Labette, KS. In the household at this time are his sons John, Martin L., Mary E. a daughter in law, wife of James R. and Cora, his daughter by Eliza J., Alonzo, son of James and Mary E. and Ernst Winters, a stepson.
My last record for Luther C. is the 1885 KS State Census when he is residing in Crawford, KS with Eliza J., daughter Cora and stepson Ernst Winters. The son James and Mary E. and their son Alonzo are also in Crawford, KS.
Luther dies sometime between 1885 and 1900, for in the 1900 census you find his wife Elizabeth J. living in the household of Edwin Gilkey and Mary E. (Rockwood) Gilkey in Jasper Co., Mo.
Luther C. is the oldest son of Roderick R. Rockwood. Luther was born in Indiana in about 1829. The family then lives in IL until shortly after 1850.
Now my question to you, do you have any information on the parents of Roderick? I have good records for Roderick beginning with his marriage to Elizabeth Stone in Meade Co. KY in 1824. In every census Roderick says in was born in NH in about 1803. In the 1880 census he says his father was born in France and his mother was born in NH. This is a the pivotal record for it says this Rockwood line (our line) is of French origin and not part of the English Rockwood line from MA. In fact, the family name my well not have been Rockwood in France but they changed the spelling to an Anglicized version when they came to America in the late 1700s. Any leads on the parents of Roderick would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Steve Rockwood
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