Rockwell, Northcup J.

Born: 1809-02-14 Vermont

Died: 1878-XX-XX Troy, New York

Flourished: 1850 Havana, Illinois

After clerking in a store in New York and Canada, Rockwell immigrated to Havana, Illinois, in 1835. He received appointment as postmaster of Havana in February 1844, a position he held until December 1845. A Whig, he unsuccessfully ran for the Illinois Senate in 1846 and later was elected county judge. In 1850, he was a merchant, but by 1860, he gave his occupation as "gentleman," and owned $7,500 worth of real estate and $8,000 worth of personal property. Sometime after 1860, he moved to New York.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 411, 434, 506-7; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1832-1844, 12B:542, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1845 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1845), 388*; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 409; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Havana, Mason County, IL, 187; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Havana, Mason County, IL, 128.