Elijah Rockwell of Ridgefield, CT, and Lanesborough, Mass. [R22 in the 1st edition, R21 in the 2nd and 3rd editions]

I have been most curious as to whether Elijah has any living descendants. The 1790 census shows Elijah at Lanesborough as head of a household with 3 males under 16 and 3 females. The younger males probably include sons Elijah and James, who are known from their service records in the War of 1812. Given that James deserted, we don't know what became of him. A third, unnamed son, remains unknown.

As for the females, these would be second wife Rebecca and probably two daughters. Did either of these grow up and marry? A recent query gives us a possible identity for one of them: In July of 2008, Jack Marshall inquired about his ancestor Permelia Rockwell, who married Samuel Hoppin in the 1790s. She was his second wife, the first having died in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. So Hoppin probably married Permelia there. As the only Rockwells in town at the time were Elijah and John, and the latter's family is well documented, she may have been a daughter of Elijah.
The Hoppins moved to Camillus, Onondaga Co., N.Y., where Samuel died ca. 1800, and Permelia married, second, Chester Marshall. They eventually settled in New Lenox, Will Co., Illinois, where he died ca. 1859. In 1860, she was living with son Rollin in New Lenox. She died in 1865. The 1850 and 1860 censuses conflict over her birth place--Pennsylvania vs. Rhode Island, and perhaps neither is correct.
A Rootsweb posting gives three children of Permelia and Chester: Rollin (b. 1807 in New York); George (b. 1815); and Electa A. Marshall.

Other children of Elijah might include: