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First Generation

1. William ROARK. Born in 1757. At the age of 75, William died in Allen County, Kentucky on 11 Feb 1832.

William Roark was born in 1757, probably in North Carolina. At the time of the American Revolution, he enlisted into Rolston's Company, 1st North Carolina as a musician. Sometime after the Revolution, he married Sarah Dorris. William and Sarah moved to Middle Tennessee in the early 1790s and settled near Bledsoe's Lick, Sumner County. Around 1800, the Roarks moved to Allen County, Kentucky. Several of their older children settled in Smith (Macon County), Tennessee. William was a large landowner in both Smith and Allen Counties. He was also a Baptist Minister. He died in Allen County, Kentucky on 11 February 1832. His will was probated there in March, 1832.


Military: Revolution War Veteran. Served in Rolston's Company, 1st North Carolina militia.


William married Sarah DORRIS.

They had the following children:
2 i. Samuel Reuben (1782-1858)
3 ii. Elijah (1798-1858)

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