"(II ) Rev. DeWitt Clinton, son of Dr. James and (Dreisbaugh) Rodrock, was born in the township of Bath, Northampton county, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1828, died in Paterson, New Jersey, August 24, 1903. He received a good early education in the schools of his native town, prepared there for college and then entered Franklin and Marshall College, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he completed the course and was graduated in 1848, with honors of the valedictory. He soon afterward entered the ministry of the Dutch Reformed church of America and labored earnestly and to good purpose in the work of his church until the beginning of the late civil war. He then became chaplain of the Forty-Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and continued in service until the close of the war. In 1866 he became pastor of the Dutch Reformed church in Blaine, Perry county, Pennsylvania, and afterward served in the same capacity at Chambersburg, Marysville. Stone Church, all in Pennsylvania, but while in the latter pastorate he became broken in health and retired from the hard work of the ministry in 1879. Soon afterward he removed to Paterson and lived quietly in that city until the time of his death, August 24. 1903. In the work of his church Mr. Rodrock was regarded as a man of much strength, and after his retirement from the ministry, his services were utilized by his people in the writing of articles for The Messenger, one of the leading publications of the church. He was a Mason, member of the lodge at Easton, Pennsylvania.
Rev. Dr. Rodrock married Julia Margaretta Weldy; children: 1.. Warren Weldy, died at Charleston, South Carolina, 1861, aged six months. 2. Ida, died aged nineteen years. 3. Mary Shaff, married Hiram M. Quick and resides at Paterson, New Jersey. 4. Sarah Blanch, married Charles A. Fitch. 5. Edward M., see forward. 6. Alice Gray, married A. C. Nightingale. Julia Margaretta (Weldy) Rodrock died at Paterson, New Jersey, August 24, 1905.
-- "RODROCK," Francis Bazley Lee, compiler and editor; Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey; (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 688-89).