Solano County Genealogical Society
Rockville Cemetery

SOLANO COUNTY CEMETERIES
VOLUME I
Rockville Cemetery, Suisun Valley,
Solano County, California

Tombstone Survey 1852 – 1983
Including Supplement
Compiled By Ruth Setterquist
Published by Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Fairfield, CA
1986
Illustrations By Lena Stafford
Cover graphically adapted by Gayle Epps Fraser
Copyright 1986
Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.

INTRODUCTION


Rockville Cemetery is the earliest cemetery in the Fairfield-Suisun area.   The historic and beautifully maintained cemetery is situated at 4219 Suisun Valley Road about one-half mile north of Rockville Corners.   In this pleasant setting under native oak trees along Suisun Valley Creek, the early settlers gathered to hear the visiting preacher and enjoy the companionship of friends and new acquaintances.

Landy and Sarah Alford donated five acres of land for the church and cemetery in 1856.   In the Alford Family Plot, lies and old and crumbling field stone inscribed with the words “Sarah Alford, daughter of Landy and Sarah Alford, died December 1856.”   Although the cemetery dates back to 1851, the earliest stone found during the 1983 Survey was that of John Blake, born in Giles County, Virginia, died in Suisun Valley September 5, 1852.

Many of the oldest markers were made of wood and have disappeared.   Of the wood markers that remain, most are illegible.   The records that follow are being published in an effort to make them available to genealogists and historians but, moreover, to insure that they be preserved for future generations.

Long hours have been spent examining and re-examining the various grave markers; but time, sadly, has taken its toll on some.   Additions and corrections will be welcomed as well as information about Rockville Cemetery, unmarked graves, burial records, etc.

Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2494
Fairfield, California 94533