Ohio Biographies

Robert Newton Rockhill

Name: Robert Newton Rockhill
Birth: 10 JUL 1840 in Rockport, Allen Co., Monroe Township Ohio
Death: 4 APR 1921 in Allen County, Monroe Township Allen OH
Burial: Rockport Methodist Cemetery, Monroe Twp., Allen Co., Ohio

Notes On Robert Rockhill
Robert N Rockhill, son of Samuel and Mary F. Rockhill was born in this county ( Allen) 10 July, 1840. He is a store keeper in the town of Rockport, Allen County,OH. His wife is Mary J. Blaize born in Pennsylvaina 2 May, 1954. She is the daughter of Wilson Blaize , who came from PA. She has two brothers Wilson and Cyrus Blaize and one sister Callie. Mr Rockhill is one of a family of seven- William B., Thomas, Eleanor Andonijah P, Sarah, Alfred Rockhill.

1875 Personal Histories of Monroe Township as published in the 1875 Historical Atlas of Allen County as published by H. H. Hardsety & Co Publisher of Chicago, IL
Robert Newton Rockhill entered the Civil war at Lima 2 May, 1864 in Co C 151st OVI discharged at Columbus, Oh 27 Aug 1864 Re-enlisted at Lima 15 Feb, 1865 Co C 192 nd OVI mustered out in VA 1 Sept, 1865 Was in Columbus with lung and liver complaint.

--- Norita Shepherd Moss

Father: Samuel Rockhill b: 2 MAY 1793 in Mansfield Twp. Burlington Co., JN
Mother: Mary Frances Peacock b: 24 NOV 1796 in Mansfield Twp. Burlington Co., NJ
Marriage 1 Mary J. Blaize b: 2 MAY 1854 in Pa.
Married: 1868
Charles W. Rockhill b: AUG 1870
Newton R. Rockhill b: 1871
Infant Son Rockhill b: 12 DEC 1872
Russell Albert Rockhill b: 26 NOV 1873
Zoa Bell Rockhill b: 31 OCT 1875
Viola May Rockhill b: 1 DEC 1877
Bertha Rockhill b: 21 MAR 1880
Lulu Ethel Rockhill b: 28 JAN 1884


Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss



ROBERT N Rockhill, son of Samuel and Mary F., was born in this county, July 10, 1840. His wife was born in Pennsylvania, May 2, 1854. They have two sons, Charles W. and Albert R. Mrs. R. was Mary J. Blaize, daughter of Willson Blaize, who came from Pennsylvania in 1860. She has two brothers, Willson and Cyrus Blaize, and one sister, Callie. Mr. R. is one of a family of seven--William B., Thomas, Eleanor, Adonijah P., Sarah, Alfred and Robert N. Samuel Rockhill, father of Robert N., was born in the State of New Jersey, May 2, 1793, and came to this county (then Putnam County) in 1835. At that time the village of Lima contained only eight or ten houses and one little store. The county was a wilderness, and the wolf and wild cat had free range. After his farm was partly cleared, Mr. Rockhill laid out the village of Rockport. His energy, intelligence, and uprightness of character, won him many friends, and soon marked him as one worthy of public trust. Mr. Rockhill was a leading man in many enterprises for the improvement of the county--such as the building of a county infirmary, and securing a railroad through the county. He was a County Commissioner five years--held the offices of judge and justice of the peace twelve years--and various other offices. He was a sincere Christian, and for many years in pioneer times gave his house for public worship. He then gave the land for a church building and cemetery, and assisted in building the church. Mr. Rockhill had great faith in the success of the Union soldiers in the war of the Rebellion, and lost a son and a grandson in the war. Near the close of the war, while nursing a sick son in the hospital, he lost his own life.


1875 Historical Atlas of Allen County, Ohio by H H Hardesty & Co. Publishers, Chicago.