Person:Michael Roark (2)

Michael Roark, Sr.
m. 17 May 1738
  1. Michael Roark, Sr.1745 - 1839
m. 1766
  1. James Roark, Sr.1767 - 1855
  2. Sarah "Sally" RoarkAbt 1768 - 1855
  3. Elizabeth 'Betsy' RoarkBET 1778 AND 1780 - 1853
  4. Michael Roark, Jr.1778 - 1844
  5. Rebecca Roarkabt 1780 - 1846
  6. John RoarkBET 1781 AND 1786 - AFT 1856
  7. Susan 'Hannah' Roark1787 - ABT 1875
  8. Mary 'Polly' Roark1794 - aft 1880
  9. Judith Roark1796 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Michael Roark, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 SEP 1745 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 1766 Virginia[likely Frederick County, VA]
to Letitia 'Letty' Grigsby
Death[1] 09 JAN 1839 Hawkins County, Tennessee
Burial[1] AFT 09 JAN 1839 Hawkins County, Tennessee
Other[1][2] Milit-Serv

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1774. - (320) Robert O'Neal, witness from Dunmore. Michael Roahk, witness from Dunmore. (Note: Dunmore was a County in Virginia formed from Frederick County in 1772, became Shenandoah County in 1778).

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 4, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret., pg. 255-256:

Rork, Michael, born 9/29/1746 Bucks County, Pennsylvania; entered service 1781 in Rockingham County, Virginia, in Virginia regiment; entered service there later & brother mentioned but not named substituted for him to finish that term of service; moved 1792 to Hawkins County, Tennessee, where received pension in 1832; George Kite made affidavit then there, he was neighbor of soldier in Rockingham County, Virginia, when soldier served in Revolutionary War; soldier died 1/9/1839 in Shenandoah County, Virginia; married Letty who received Pension abt. age 90 in Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1840; John Kite made affidavit there then abt. age 73 that he knew soldier & wife prior to their marriage; Nancy Combs made affidavit in 1839 abt. age 87 in Perry County, Tennessee, she was at soldier's wedding & resided near them then, per that County Court Clerk Jesse Combs (no kinship given); widow's son John made affidavit in 1845 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, mother died there 6/24/1844; her children in 1846: James (resides in Missouri), Michael (resides in Missouri), Sally wife of Elijah Combs (resides in Kentucky), Betsy wife of Thomas Wolf ( Note: other sources have Betsy's wife as Thomas Self) (resides in Green County, Tennessee), Rebecca wife of William Tunnel (resides in Roane County, Tennessee), Hannah wife of George Reynolds (resides in McMinn County, Tennessee), Judith wife of John Kirkpatrick (resides in Hawkins County, Tennesseee), Polly wife of George Morrissett (resides in Hawkins County, Tennessee), & John (resides in Hawkins County, Tennessee). F-W5720, R2083.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Compiler: Libby Schmalzried. A Roark Family History. (September 18, 2006).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Compiler: Sue Lampe. Five Roark "Family Sheets" based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses, the book Gasconade County History Vol. I, and Early Missourians and Their Kin.. (October 11, 2006).