Family Connection to Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (American Artist)

Samuel Elwell I and Esther Dutch: (1st generation) (married: June 7th 1658.) (ties to The Salem Witch Trails) and (Samuel is the bother of Thomas Elwell, my ancestor, who married Sarah Bassett of Lynn, Mass.)

1.   American Ancestors Magazine, 2010, Vol. 11.2, p. 20, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).

2.   Anderson, Robert Charles and others, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. II, C-F, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001), 429.

3.   Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton, 1775-1847, Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press (1947), 96, Hathi Trust Digital Library.

4.   Smolenyak, Megan, Sarah Jessica Parker: Who Do You Think You Are?”, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 07 APR 2011 (Updated 07 JUN 2011).

5.   Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, Boston: New England Historic Society (1985) p. 250.

6.   Van Name, Elmer Garfield, The Elwell Family: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Southern New Jersey, Haddonfield, New Jersey (1963) p. 2.

7.   Bevc, Frank, Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers: An Elwell Family History: From Colonial America to the Civil War. (2016) p. 22,32,34,36,60,61,91,93


Samuel Elwell II and Sarah Wheadon: (2nd generation) (married: abt. 1690)

1.   Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Samuel Elwell, Gloucester County. (b. March 14th 1659 or 1660). Ancestry.com (Online Database)

2.   Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, Boston: New England Historic Society (1985) p. 250.

3.    American Ancestors Magazine, 2010, Vol. 11.2, p. 20, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).

4.   Van Name, Elmer Garfield, The Elwell Family: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Southern New Jersey, Haddonfield, New Jersey (1963) p. 2.

5.   “Who Do Think You Are?” Season 1 Episode: 1 (Genealogy Documentary Television Series; NBC Production) Aired: March 5th 2010.

6.    Bevc, Frank, Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers: An Elwell Family History: From Colonial America to the Civil War. (2016) p. 36.


Samuel Elwell III and Mary Jones: (3rd generation) (married: October 12th 1720)

1.    American Ancestors Magazine, 2010, Vol. 11.2, p. 20, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).

2.    Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. 5, p. 1059, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).

3.   Roberts, Gary Boyd, “#53 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: Major Historical Figures Descended from Anne (Lloyd) (Yale) (Genealogical Article) “ New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database), (accessed 12/23/2017).

4.   Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 28.

5.   Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Ancestry.com (Online Database) … (accessed 12/23/17)

6.   “Who Do Think You Are?” Season 1 Episode: 1 (Genealogy Documentary Television Series; NBC Production) Aired: March 5th 2010.

7. Record of Wills, 1665-1916; Index to Wills, 1662-1923 (New York County); Author: New York. Surrogate’s Court (New York County);Probate Place: New York, New York: Wills, Vol.036, 1780-1784, page # 42.(Issac Is mentioned as one of the son of Samuel Elwell)


Isaac Elwll and Anne -?-: (4th generation)

  1. Record of Wills, 1665-1916; Index to Wills, 1662-1923 (New York County); Author: New York. Surrogate’s Court (New York County);Probate Place: New York, New York: Wills, Vol.036, 1780-1784, page # 42.(Isaac Is mentioned as one of the son of Samuel Elwell)
  2. New York, Dutchess County Wills, 1751-1903; Index, 1790-1905; Author: New York. Surrogate’s Court (Dutchess County);Probate Place: Dutchess, New York, Wills, Vol B, 1796-1806. page # 190-191 (daughter, Mary mentioned as wife of John Waring)
  3. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 28.

Mary Elwell and John Waring: (5th generation)

  1. New York, Dutchess County Wills, 1751-1903; Index, 1790-1905; Author: New York. Surrogate’s Court (Dutchess County);Probate Place: Dutchess, New York, Wills, Vol B, 1796-1806. page # 190-191 ( Isaac Elwell mentioned a daughter, Mary, wife of John Waring)
  2.  Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, Ancestor #A120970.
  3. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 28.

Peter Waring and Esther Crosby: (6th generation)

1.  Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, Ancestor #A120970, A028061 and #A041766.

2.  Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 28.

3. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 January 2019), memorial page for Peter Waring (14 Dec 1782–27 Jun 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45126098, citing Milltown Cemetery, Brewster, Putnam County, New York, USA ; Maintained by NikB (contributor 47534133) .


Jarvis Augustus Waring and Nancy Odell Boyce: (7th Generation)

  1.  Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, Ancestor #A120970, A028061 and #A041766.
  2. Boughton, James, Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn., 1639, New York: William F. Jones, Publisher (1903), 278, Google Books (Digital Library).
  3. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 28.
  4. Wills and Letters, 1777-1983; Author: Westchester County (New York). Surrogate’s Court; Probate Place: Westchester, New York, Vol 69, 1872-1873.
  5. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 January 2019), memorial page for Jarvis Augustus Waring (8 Mar 1806–12 Oct 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110293139, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by NikB (contributor 47534133) .
  6. Year: 1860; Census Place: Yonkers, Westchester, New York; Roll: M653_880; Page: 467; Family History Library Film: 803880 for Jarvis Waring.

Phebe Boyce Waring and John William Rockwell: (8th generation)

  1. Federal Census, NY, Westchester County, 1910, Mamaroneck, E.D. 44, Sheet 9B, Image 16 of 34, Ancestry.com (Online Census Images).
  2.  Federal Census, NY, Westchester County, 1880, Yonkers, E.D. 138, p. 53, Image 53 of 60, Ancestry.com (Online Census Images).
  3.  Federal Census, NY, Westchester County, 1870, Yonkers, p. 160, Image 302 of 463, Ancestry.com (Online Census Images).
  4. Record of Wills, 1665-1916; Index to Wills, 1662-1923 (New York County); Author: New York. Surrogate’s Court (New York County); Probate Place: New York, New York, pg. 78-82.
  5. The Archives of the Reformed Church in America; New Brunswick, New Jersey; First Reformed Church, Records, 1843-1924. Marriage date Oct 22nd 1862.
  6. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 January 2019), memorial page for Phebe Boyce Waring Rockwell (3 Nov 1842–28 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110410717, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by NikB (contributor 47534133) .
  7. Boughton, James, Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn., 1639, New York: William F. Jones, Publisher (1903), 278, Google Books (Digital Library).
  8. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 1, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1998), 22.
  9. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 28.

John Waring Rockwell Sr. and Anne Mary “Nancy” Hill: (9th Generation)

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 January 2019), memorial page for Jarvis Waring Rockwell, Sr (18 Dec 1867–3 Jul 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58183701, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by ACSwanson (contributor 47094290) .
  2. Wikipedia, “Norman Rockwell”, (accessed 1/5/2019).
  3. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 1, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1998), 22.
  4. Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 1, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1998), 28.
  5. Boughton, James, Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn., 1639, New York: William F. Jones, Publisher (1903), 441, Google Books (Digital Library).

Norman Perceval Rockwell: (10th Generation) (self)

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 January 2019), memorial page for Norman Rockwell (3 Feb 1894–8 Nov 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 888, citing Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  2. Wikipedia Norman Rockell (accessed 1/5/2019).
  3. New York City Births, 1891-1902; Title: Births Reported In Feb., 1894.; Certificate #: 5610.
  4. NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States, 1991, Vol. 8, p. 30, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).
  5. Boughton, James, Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn., 1639, New York: William F. Jones, Publisher (1903), 519, Google Books (Digital Library).