d.24 AUG 1933 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
Facts and Events
Civil War Service
Source: S3 Conspicuous among the pioneer settlers and well-to-do agriculture men of Dallas county is Alfred Rockhold, a resident of this region since 1868, in which year he took up his residence in what is now Rockwall county, but then a part of Kaufman county. His career in Dallas county began in 1874...
Alfred Rockhold was born in Ross County, Ohio, in 1846, and was there reared on the farm home of his parents, natives of that state. In 1861, when he was but fifteen years of age, the intrepid youth enlisted in the Union army, joining the Thirty-third Regiment of Ohio Volunteers at Portsmouth, going into service in Kentucky. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville in October, 1862, and was thus disabled for service for some months, but he later re-enlisted in the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. From that time until the close of the war he was in heavy artillery duty in Kentucky and East Tennessee. His total military service covered a period of three and a half years, and he was discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee, in October, 1865.
With his discharge from the army young Rockhold returned to his home in Ross county, and in 1868 he came to Texas, first locating in Rockwall county and continuing there in farming activities until 1874, when he removed to Dallas county, where he has since lived. He located in that year on a farm in Lawson, some sixteen miles southeast of Dallas, and he and his son still own that place. Mr. Rockhold maintained his residence there until 1889, when he removed to the city of Dallas, and there has since had his residence.
Mr. Rockhold is will known as one of the pioneer settlers of North Texas and Dallas county, and holds a high place in the esteem of his many friends of long years' standing. He was married in Dallas county to Miss Sarah Jane Graham, a woman of South Carolina birth, who had three brothers in the Confederate army from that state. She died in Dallas county, in 1888. She had long been a member of the Baptist church, and her husband is yet a member of that body.
One son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Rockhold, George F. Rockhold, who was born at the old Rockhold place in Dallas county in 1875.