Hosea Holcombe
(1780-1841)
James William Rockett
(1792-1857)
Eudocia Holcombe
(1809-1879)
Joseph Cannon Rockett
(1847-1929)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rebecca A Upshaw

2. Mary Elizabeth Howel

Joseph Cannon Rockett

  • Born: 14 Nov 1847, Water Valley, Yalobusha, MS
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca A Upshaw 1869 abt
  • Marriage (2): Mary Elizabeth Howel on 23 Jul 1882 in Spearsville, Union Parish, LA
  • Died: 11 Apr 1929, Spearsville, Union Parish, LA at age 81
  • Buried: Camp Creek Cemetery, Camp Creek, Union Parish, LA
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

census, 1850, Lafayette, MS. Name: Joseph C Rocket
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birth Place: Mississippi
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Lafayette, Mississippi

census, 1860, Spearsville, Union Parish, LA. Name: J C Rocket
Age in 1860: 12
Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Union, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Spearsville
Household members:
E Rocket 50 [Eudocia]
H H Rocket 19 [Hosa Holcombe]
J C Rocket 12 [Joseph Cannon]
Thos Rocket 10 [Thomas Martin]
M J Rocket 8 [Mary Teresa]
Isabell Munger 21 [Teacher from School]

census, 1880, Ward 3, Union Parish, LA. Name: Joseph C. Rocket
Home in 1880: 3rd Ward, Union, Louisiana
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Rebecca A.
Father's birthplace: Ga.
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farming
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household members:
Joseph C. Rocket 33
Rebecca A. Rocket 29
Jas. W. Rocket 10
William L. Rocket 8
Floyd Rocket 5
Della P. Rocket 2

census, 1900, Ward 3, Union Parish, LA. Name: Joe Rockett
Home in 1900: Police Jury Ward 3, Union, Louisiana
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Elizabeth
Race: White
Household members:
Joe Rockett 52
Elizabeth Rockett 42
Charlie Rockett 17
Elton Rockett 13
Homa Rockett 11
Iva Rockett 9
Robert Rockett 8
Marry Rockett 6
Mattie Rockett 5
Littie Rockett 2

census, 1910, Ward 3, Union Parish, LA. Name: Joe Rockett
Age in 1910: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Home in 1910: Police Jury Ward 3, Union, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household members:
Joe Rockett 62
Elizabeth Rockett 52
Manie Rockett 16
Mattie Rockett 15
Matie Rockett 12
Emma Howell 56 [sister in law]

census, 1920, Ward 3, Union Parish, LA. Name: Joseph Rockett
Home in 1920: Police Jury Ward 3, Union, Louisiana
Age: 72 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household members:
Joseph Rockett 72
Elizabeth Rockett 62
Cumman Howell 6 [sister in law]

Notes, 1927. 1927 Article about Joseph Cannon Rockett being an 80 year-old cotton picker, Union Parish Louisiana

Submitted for the Union Parish Louisiana USGenWeb Archives by T. D. Hudson, 11/2006

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1927 Article about Joseph Cannon Rockett being an 80 year-old cotton picker,
Resident of Camp Creek Community, Union Parish Louisiana


Published in the Farmerville "Gazette"; issue of late 1927
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J. C. ROCKETT,
GOOD COTTON
PICKER AT 80
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Our good friend, Mr. J. C. Rockett, was in town the other day and we chanced to
have a little conversation with him. He had read in The Gazette about these old men
picking cotton and showing their records as cotton pickers through these columns.
Mr. Rockett, too, would like to be enlisted as one of the "young" boys of
advanced age who are good pickers in this parish. He informed us that, on Aug. 31,
he picked 164 pounds. And he is 80 years of age, remember. "Uncle Joe" as he is
familiarily called by his countless friends lived in the Camp Creek community. He
has been one of Union's leading citizens for a long time. Here's wishing him many
years yet to enjoy among his earthly associates.


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Tombstone.

Notes. Interesting page of info & photos of Rocketts:
http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/union/familyr-z/rockett.html


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Joseph married Rebecca A Upshaw 1869 abt. (Rebecca A Upshaw was born on 7 Apr 1851 in Tallapoosa, AL, died on 10 Apr 1882 and was buried in Spearsville Cemetery, Union Parish, LA.)


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Joseph next married Mary Elizabeth Howel on 23 Jul 1882 in Spearsville, Union Parish, LA. (Mary Elizabeth Howel was born in 1857 in Union Parish, LA, died in 1945 and was buried in Camp Creek Cemetery, Camp Creek, Union Parish, LA.)




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