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Re: roark and pennington families

Posted: 2 Jul 2007 10:15PM GMT
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Hi everyone I hope this clears this up some I am directly related to "old Barnabus Roark" from SC and from years of research from myself and my Uncle Preston Roark this is what we have on this family line... if there is any questions feel free to email me at dabigbadwolves@yahoo.com
Cuz Dave


Ancestors of Anderson Roark ( my greatgrandfather )

Generation No. 1

1. Anderson Roark, born February 14, 1853 in Clay Co. Ky; died June 06, 1955 in Clay Co. Ky. He was the son of 2. John Roark and 3. Syrena Stewart. He married (1) Lucinda Johnson May 20, 1880 in Clay County, Ky. She was born 1858. He married (2) Nancy C. Hollingsworth March 13, 1895 in Clay County, Ky. She was born August 07, 1875 in Clay County, Ky, and died February 28, 1961 in Clay County, Ky. She was the daughter of Isaac Hollingsworth II and Margaret Greer.

Notes for Anderson Roark:

1880 Clay Co.
Dwelling 295-341
ROARK, Anderson, 23, B. KY; father B. TN; mother B. KY
. . Lucinda, 22, wife, B. KY; parents B. KY
CHESTNUT, Matison, black male, 24, laborer, KY; parents B. KY

NOTE: Anderson ROARK mar. Lucinda JOHNSON on 5-20-1880 in Clay Co., File 20 - Clay Co. Marriage Index Book

Marriage Index for Clay Co.:
ROARK, Anderson to Lucinda JOHNSON on 20 May 1880 , File 20

ROARK, Anderson to Nannie HOLLAND 13 Mar 1905 - license date; no marriage date, File 27

1910 Knox Co.
Dwelling 148-153
ROARK, Ans, head, 54, mar. 2nd time, mar. 15 yrs, b. kY; parents b. KY
. .Nannie, wife, 39, mar. 1, mar. 15 yrs, 7 born; 6 living, b. KY; parents b. KY
. .Green, son, 13, b. kY
. .Cresie, dau, 12, Ky
. .Perry, son, 10, b. KY
. .Taylor, son, 6, b. KY
. .Henry, son, 4, b. KY
. .Robert, son, 2, b. KY ( my Grandfather )

1920 Clay Co.
Dwelling 217-217 - Manchester Precinct #11
NOTE: ROARK is transcribed in error as ROACH!!!
ROACH, Anse, husband, 64, KY
. . Nannie, wife, 42, KY
. . Taylor, son, 16, KY
. . Henry, son, 13, KY
. . Robert, son, 11, KY * *
. . Roy, son, 9
. . May, dau, 7 mo's, KY

ANDERSON ROARK
Date 550606
Age 102
Place CLAY
Residence CLAY
Volume 023
Cert 11091
Deathvol 55

More About Anderson Roark:
Burial: 1955, Roark Family Grave Site Clay Co. Ky

More About Nancy C. Hollingsworth:
Burial: 1961, Roark Family Grave Site Clay Co. Ky

Generation No. 2

2. John Roark, born May 24, 1824 in Tenn; died August 03, 1898 in Clay County Ky. He was the son of 4. David Roark and 5. Elizabeth Miller. He married 3. Syrena Stewart October 28, 1848 in Clay County, Ky.
3. Syrena Stewart, born 1823; died March 09, 1868 in Kentucky. She was the daughter of 6. John Stewart and 7. Unicey Stewart.

Notes for John Roark:
1850 Laurel Co.
Dwelling 241
ROARK, David, 62, b. SC around 1788
. . Elizabeth (MILLER), 56, b.Claiborne Co,Tennessee
. . Saul, 27, b. TN (mar. 19 Jan 1850 in Laurel to Barthena TAYLOR migrated to Barry Co. MO in 1870)
. . David Martin, 21, (b.8 Jan 1829 KY d. 2 Mar 1917 in Barry Co. MO mar. Harriet L. CAMPBELL b.20 Nov.1828 d. 19 Nov 1901)
. . Matilda, 16, b. KY (mar. 3 Feb. 1850 in Laurel to Jesse ROBINSON)
. . Melinda, 16, b. KY ( mar. 21 Jul 1855 in Laurel to Jarvis LOVING)
. . Mary, 9, KY (mar. 26 Oct 1859 in Laurel to Wm. TAYLOR)
. . Susan, 6, KY

Next Dwelling:
Dwelling 242
ROARK, John, 29, b. TN (mar. 28 oct 1848 Clay Co. to * * Sirena STEWART, ) (John is a s/o David and Elizabeth)
. . Sirena (STEWART), 19, KY
. . Matilda, 9 mos, KY
PRUETT, Elizabeth, 5, KY

1860 Laurel
Dwelling 592-569
ROARK, John, 37, b. TN, farm laborer
. . Sonnia, 32, KY
. . Matilda, 9, KY
. . David, 8, KY
. . Barney, 6, KY
. . Anderson, 3, KY * * *
. . Malinda, 2, KY

1870 Clay Co.
Dwelling 120
ROARK, John, 49, TN
. . Matilda, 21,
. . David, 18 b. about 24 Dec.1852 in Laurel co., KY mar. Nancy Jane Cowens
. . Barnabus, 16 mar. Sally Henson
. . Anderson, 14 * *
. . Malinda, 11
. . William, 5
MANING, Isaac, 25, OH school teacher

1880 Clay Co.
Dwelling 294-340
ROARK, John, 55, widow, b. TN; father b. SC; mother b. TN
. . Malinda, 21, dau, KY
. . William, 14, son, KY

Dwelling 295-341
ROARK, Anderson, 23, b. KY; father b. TN; mother b. KY
. . Lucinda, 22, wife, b. KY; parents b. KY
CHESTNUT, Matison, black male, 24, laborer, KY; parents b. KY

NOTE: Anderson ROARK mar. Lucinda JOHNSON on 5-20-1880 in Clay Co., File 20 - Clay Co. Marriage Index Book

More About John Roark:
Burial: Roark Family Grave Site Clay Co. Ky

More About Syrena Stewart:
Burial: Roark Family Grave Site Clay Co. Ky

Children of John Roark and Syrena Stewart are:
i. Matilda Roark, born September 12, 1849 in Clay County, Ky.
ii. David Roark, born 1852 in Clay County, Ky; married Nancy Jane Cowan; born October 14, 1858; died January 17, 1921 in Clay Co. ,Ky.

Notes for Nancy Jane Cowan:
File No. 5060

1. County: Clay
Vot Pct.: No 11
City: Manchester
2. Full Name: Nancy Jane Roark
3. Sex: Female
4. Color or Race: White
5. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Married
6. Date of Birth: Oct 14, 1858
7. Age: 62 yrs 3 mos 3 ds
8. Occupation: Midwife
9. Birthplace: Clay County, KY
10. Name of Father: John Cowens
11. Birthplace of Father: Lee Co. VA
12. Maiden name of Mother: Elizabeth Gross
13. Birthplace of Mother: Lee Co. VA
14. Informant: David Roark
Address: Manchester, KY
15. Filed: 1-18-21
Registrar: Mrs. Wm Rice by Wm Rice
16. Date of Death: January 17, 1921
17. Cause of Death: Paraletic Stroke
19. Place of Burial or Removal: Roark Graveyard
Date of Burial: January 18, 1921
20. Undertaker: Family
Address: Island Creek

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1 iii. Anderson Roark, born February 14, 1853 in Clay Co. Ky; died June 06, 1955 in Clay Co. Ky; married (1) Lucinda Johnson May 20, 1880 in Clay County, Ky; married (2) Nancy C. Hollingsworth March 13, 1895 in Clay County, Ky.
iv. Barnabus Roark, born January 30, 1854 in Clay County, Ky; married Sally Ann Henson April 15, 1886 in Clay County, Ky.
v. Malinda Roark, born Abt. 1858 in Clay County, Ky.
vi. William Roark, born Abt. 1861 in Clay County, Ky.
vii. Monroe Roark, born Abt. 1863 in Ky.
viii. Jane Roark, born Abt. 1865 in Ky.
ix. Emily Roark, born Abt. 1869 in Ky.


Generation No. 3

4. David Roark, born 1788 in Greenville County, SC; died December 05, 1857 in Laurel County, Ky. He was the son of 8. Barnabus Roark and 9. Christinah Unknown. He married 5. Elizabeth Miller June 14, 1814 in Claiborne County, Tenn.
5. Elizabeth Miller, born 1794 in Tenn.

Notes for David Roark:
David served under the command of Capt. Hamilton in the Tenn. Volunteers, of the War of 1812
He enlisted at Tazell, Tn. on about 10-1-1813, was discharged about 1-20-1814.

1840 Census David Roark 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0

1850 Laurel Co.
Dwelling 241
ROARK, David, 62, b. SC around 1788
. . Elizabeth (MILLER), 56, b.Claiborne Co,Tennessee
. . Saul, 27, b. TN (mar. 19 Jan 1850 in Laurel to Barthena TAYLOR migrated to Barry Co. MO in 1870)
. . David Martin, 21, (b.8 Jan 1829 KY d. 2 Mar 1917 in Barry Co. MO mar. Harriet L. CAMPBELL b.20 Nov.1828 d. 19 Nov 1901)
. . Matilda, 16, b. KY (mar. 3 Feb. 1850 in Laurel to Jesse ROBINSON)
. . Melinda, 16, b. KY ( mar. 21 Jul 1855 in Laurel to Jarvis LOVING)
. . Mary, 9, KY (mar. 26 Oct 1859 in Laurel to William. TAYLOR)
. . Susan, 6, KY

More About David Roark:
Military service: War of 1812

Children of David Roark and Elizabeth Miller are:
i. William Roark, born Bet. 1815 - 1820.
ii. Barnabus Barney Roark, born June 06, 1815; married Nancy Hollingsworth April 03, 1837 in Clay County, Ky; born June 06, 1815 in Clay Co. ,Ky.
iii. Jane Roark, born Abt. 1820; married Anderson Philpot October 13, 1844; born March 02, 1822 in Ky.
iv. Saul Roark, born Abt. 1823 in Tenn; married Berthena Taylor January 19, 1850 in Laural County, Ky.
2 v. John Roark, born May 24, 1824 in Tenn; died August 03, 1898 in Clay County Ky; married (1) Syrena Stewart October 28, 1848 in Clay County, Ky; married (2) Jane Walls January 23, 1881 in Clay County, Ky.
vi. David Martin Roark, born January 08, 1829 in Ky; died March 02, 1917 in Barry County, Mo; married Harriet Campbell September 11, 1851 in Adair, Kentucky; born November 20, 1828 in Adair, Kentucky; died in Barry County, Mo..
vii. Malinda Roark, born Abt. 1831; married Jarvis Lovings July 21, 1855 in Laural County, Ky.
viii. Matilda Roark, born Abt. 1831; married Jesse Robinson February 03, 1850 in Laural County, Ky.
ix. Jonathon Roark, born Abt. 1834.
x. Mary Roark, born Abt. 1841.
xi. Susan Roark, born Abt. 1844.
6. John Stewart He married 7. Unicey Stewart.
7. Unicey Stewart ** She married a Lucas after Stewart either Died or Div. Still working on this line...

Child of John Stewart and Unicey Stewart is:
3 i. Syrena Stewart, born 1823; died March 09, 1868 in Kentucky; married John Roark October 28, 1848 in Clay County, Ky.


Generation No. 4

8. Barnabus Roark, born 1750 in Greenville County, SC; died August 17, 1811 in Greenville County, SC. He was the son of 16. Lemuel Roark. He married 9. Christinah Unknown Bef. 1784.
9. Christinah Unknown

Notes for Barnabus Roark:
File: GRNV1790.TXT (ASCII Format)
Revised: Sep. 28, 1997
Compiled by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
These 1790 Census records consist of 976 Head of Houshold (H/H) for
the Greenville District, South Carolina. It is Alphabetized by
Last Name, then First Name. There are Nine Headings which represent:
SNDX ---> Soundex (Last Name "Sounds like")
County ---> County where record was found!
St ---> State where record was found!
L Name ---> Last Name of person!
F Name ---> First Name of Person!
NARA ---> National Archives Records Administration!
Roll ---> Roll/Reel Number of Micro-film at the NARA!
Pg# ---> Page Number on Roll/Reel where person was found!
Family Grp ---> Family Group Number of person found!

R200 GREENVILLE, SC ROARK Barney M-637 011 069 02 03 05 00 00
R200 GREENVILLE, SC ROARK Hugh M-637 011 067 02 02 02 00 00

1784 Surry Co NC (land and tithes)
Capt. Goins district
Valentine Gibson 150 1
John Gibson 0 1
-8-
James Gibson 200 1
Garrot Gibson 0 1
Joseph Goin 200 1
Barnabas Rowark 100 1
Elisha Rowark 200 1
Timothy Roark 0 1

SURRY CO NC LAND ENTRIES 1778-1781
21 Jul 1778 Barny Roark Sr 300 acres Bigg Creek, waters of Dan River, adj.Richard Nowlin's. #304
21 Jul 1778 Barny Roark Sr 100 acres both sides Dan River #305
10 Sep 1778 David Roark 150 acres Beaver Dam Creek, waters of Dan River #695
Barney Roark & Hugh Roark appeared in the 1790 census Greenville Co., SC.
Barney/Barnabus did not appear 1800 census-only Hugh Roark.
Barnabus did not appear in Greenvile Dist. deed books A thru F abstracted by Bruce Pruitt.
I never found a connection between Barney/Barnabus & Hugh Roark.
Hugh died 1824. See his will posted on the Greenville Co. web page & Roark vs Roark.
Barnaby Roark had warrant & survey on Salulda Riv., Greenville Dist. 1787. South of Richard Goode & east of John Waldrop's 1793 survey.
I have guessed that his wife was Christian.
..summons (included) Christian Roark.. to appear 5 day of July next.. 1798. Mrs. Christian Roark has proven three days attendance on the within suponena ticket. (State of SC vs David Jones, Greenville Co.)
Christin [sic] Roark's land mentioned in DB D:391, d 15 Feb 1797, when John Dyche of Pendletton Dist. sold Josiah N. Kennedy land in Greenville (DB D: 381, r 31 May 1797)

"Greenville Co., SC DB O:31.7 May 1804. Frederick Farmer & wife, Sally, to Tucker Woodson 50a part of tract of 170a granted John Waldrop 1793, Rockey Creek branch of Golden Grove bounded N by John Dyche, West by Barney Roark, beg. on Woodson's line at mouth of branch that runs through field where said Woodson lives, along Cooley's line, William Thompson's line.S/ Frederick Farmer, Sally (X) Farmer. Wit: Wm. Thompson, Berry Farmer. r 1 Nov 1824.DB O:37. 26 Jun 1824. Tucker Woodson sold this same land to his son Murry Woodson. S/ Tucker Woodson. Wit: Ezekiel Vinson, Jacob Roberts. r 1 Nov 1824."

"Barney Roark's widow, Christian, m Abel Pennington.
Abel Pennington & wife Christian to Samuel Williams. Tract being sd Christian's dowry .. Jesse Roark one of the witnesses. 27 Dec 1803.
DB G:179.
GREENVILLE CHAPTER JOURNAL, V:12, N os. 1 & 2.
""Deed Book G"" by Bruce Pruitt"


DB G:179. 1803. Jesse Roark & Humphrey Cobb witnessed a deed for Samuel Williams. r ___?

DB G:530. 1806. Samuel Williams to Jesse Roark 175a waters of Saluda Riv., original grant of Miles Jennings. r 1807.
DB I:23. 17 Aug 1811. Barnabas Roark,David (X) Roark,John (X) Roark, Jesse (X) Vaughn, Nancy (X) Vaughn, his wife, and Lucinda Roark of Co. of Knox, State of Kentucky, heirs of Barnabas Roark, dec'd, to Samuel Williams $200 125a originally granted to Barnabas Roark on Rockey Fork of Grove Cr. waters of Saluda Riv. Wit: John Jenkins, James Collicott. r 22 Aug 1811.
DB I:37-38. 25 Jan 1808. Hugh Roark to Thomas Dyer $200 192a.. sd tract of land lying on both sides of Stoney Cr. S/ Hugh Roark. Wit: James Roark, Christoper (ch) Robins. r 11 Oct 1811.


Notes for Christinah Unknown:
Barnaby Roark had warrant & survey on Salulda Riv., Greenville Dist. 1787. Sout h of Richard Goode & east of John Waldrop's 1793 survey.
I have guessed that h is wife was Christian.
..summons (included) Christian Roark.. to appear 5 day of July next.. 1798. Mrs. Christian Roark has proven three days attendance on t he within suponena ticket. (State of SC vs David Jones, Greenville Co.)
Christ in [sic] Roark's land mentioned in DB D:391, d 15 Feb 1797, when John Dyche of Pendletton Dist. sold Josiah N. Kennedy land in Greenville (DB D: 381, r 31 May 1797)

Barney Roark's widow, Christian, m Abel Pennington.

Abel Penningto n & wife Christian to Samuel Williams. Tract being sd Christian's dowry .. Jess e Roark one of the witnesses. 27 Dec 1803.
DB G:179.
GREENVILLE CHAPTER JOURN AL, V:12, Nos. 1 & 2.
"Deed Book G" by Bruce Pruitt.

Children of Barnabus Roark and Christinah Unknown are:
i. Elizabeth Roark, born Abt. 1780.
ii. Barney Roark, born Abt. 1782.
iii. Jesse Roark, born October 18, 1783.
iv. John Roark, born Abt. 1784; married Nancy Slone.

Notes for John Roark:
State of Kentucky County of Harlan, s.s.
On this 14th day of August, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty,
personally appeared before me E.M. Howard, same being a court of record
within and for the county aforesaid, (1) Elizabeth Roark, aged 69 years, a
resident of Leslie County, in the state of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn
according to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) John Roark deceased,
who was the identical (3) John Roark, who served under the name of (4) John
Roark as a (5) Private in the Company commanded by Captain Ambrose Arthur in
the__________ regiment of Kentucky, commanded by ____
In the war of (6) 1812 ; that her husband (7) was drafted at in Harlan
County, KY on or about the _____ day of _____ A.D. 1812 for the term of six
months, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of (8) six
months and whose services terminated by reason of (9) expiration of term at
_____ on the _______day of _______A.D.________.
She further states that the following is a full description of her said
husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: (10) About twenty years of age a
farmer born in the State of Tennessee about five feet & nine inches high dark
hair dark colored eyes fair complexion. She further states that she was
married to said John Roark, at the city of Mt. Pleasant in the county of
Harlan, and in the State of Kentucky on the ______day of ____
A.D. 1831 by one (11) Luke Noe, who was a (12) Magistrate; and that her name
before her said marriage was Elizabeth Brock, and that she has not remarried
since the death of said John Roark; and she further states that (13) The said
John Roark had been previously married to Nancy Slone who deceased from the
said John Roark about one year before the marriage of this claimant and that
her said husband (14) John Roark died at in Clay County in the State of
Kentucky, on the 27th of May A.D. 1844; and she further declares that the
following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband
since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: (15) The said Elizabeth
and John Roark have resided in Harlan Clay and Leslie Counties since
discharged. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the
Pension to which she may be entitled under Sections 4736 to 4740, inclusive,
Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby appoints, with
full powers of substitution and revocation, C.D. PENNEBAKER & SON of ________
her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim.
And she further declares that she has heretofore made _______
application for (16)__
And that her residence is No.________ street, city (or town) of_______ county
of _____
State of _______ and that her post office address is __________

Her
[Two attesting witnesses who can write their names]

Elizabeth X Roark (Mark)
Jacob Caldwell
Wm L? Helton

Also personally appeared Edward Brock, aged 66 years, residing at No. Harlan
County street, in _________, and Robert Helton, aged 73 years, residing at
No. Leslie County


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street, in _____. ________, persons whom I certify to be respectable and
entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say that they have known the
said Elizabeth Roark for _____ years and for _____ years, respectively; that
they were present and saw her sign her name (or make her mark) to the
foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the
appearance of said claimant and their acquaintances with her, that she is the
identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they
are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical (17)
John Roark, who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the
company of Ambrose Arthur, in the regiment of Kentucky in the war of 1812) by
the following named facts and circumstances, viz: (18) The said Edward Brock
and Robert Helton state that they have both been neighbors and known
Elizabeth Roark and John Roark all their lives and they know that she has not
remarried since the death of John Roark her husband, and that they have no
interest in the prosecution of this claim.
If affiants make mark, two witnesses who write sign here:

Al------ Dezarn
Edward Brock (His Mark)
John Saylor
Robert Helton

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14 day of August, A.D. 1880; and I
hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, & c., were fully
made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing,
including the words ___________, erased, and the words ____,
Added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of
this claim.

E.M. Howard
Official Character:
C.H.C.C

(Cover reads)
WAR OF 1812
APPLICATION FOR SERVICE PENSION
ELIZABETH ROARK
WIDOW OF
JOHN ROARK
OF CAPT. AMBROSE ARTHUR
CO.____ REGIMENT OF KY MIL
Died 27th May 1844
(Stamped by PENSION OFFICE Nov 1 1882)



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(OLD WAR AND NAVY DIVISION)

Department of the Interior,
PENSION OFFICE

Washington,D.C., March 24, 1884
Sir:
You are respectfully requested to inform this office, if you can do so
without inconvenience, whether Mrs. Elizabeth Roark who resided in your
neighborhood in the year of 1882 is still alive, and, if so, whether she is
the reputed widow of John Roark, and was he generally believed by neighbors
to have served in the War of 1812.
If Mrs. Roark has deceased, can you furnish the date of her death.
Please return this letter with your reply in the enclosed envelope, for use
in the widow's claim No. 42490, under Act of March 9,1878.
Very
respectfully,
Wm. W.
Dudley, Commissioner
Postmaster: Barbourville, Harlan Co., Ky
(Stamped PENSION OFFICE Jul 22 1884)




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Barbourville, Ky July 17, 1884

Hon. Commissioner of Pensions
Washington, D.C.
Sir,
I cannot find out any information in regard to Mrs. Elizabeth Roark.
Respectfully,
Thomas L.
Pitzer??????



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State of Kentucky County of Harlan
On this day the tenth day of March 1887 personally appeared before me John W.
Forester, Deputy County Clerk of Harlan County duly authorized to administer
oaths John S. Blanton aged seventy five years a resident of Wallins Creek in
the County of Harlan and the State of Kentucky well known to me to be
reputable and entitled to credit.
Affidavit says that he was acquainted with John Roark who was a Soldier of
the War of 1812 that Elizabeth Roark applicant for pension No. 42490 is the
widow of said Soldier affiant states from the best of his recollection that
the said John Roark have been dead about forty years. That his first wife's
name was Nancy Sloane that she has been dead about fifty years it may be more
he further states that the said Elizabeth Roark have and still remains the
widow of said John Roark up to this present and that he is not concerned in
the prosecution of this claim.
John
Blanton
(Stamped PENSION OFFICE Apr 5 1887)




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State of Kentucky County of Harlan, so sworn and subscribed before me this by
the above named affiant and I certify that I read the said affidavit to said
affiant and acquainted him with it's contents before he executed the same I
further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case nor am I
concerned in it's prosecution and the said affiant is personally known to me
and that he is a credible person.
John W.
Forester D.C.
W.C.L.
Huff clerk H.C.C.

I certify that John W. Forester who hath signed his name to the foregoing
declaration and affadavit was at the time of so doing my duly authorized
deputy clerk that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit
and that his signature thereunto is genuine.
Wtness my hand and seal this 15th March 1887
W.C.L.
Huff Clk



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State of Kentucky County of Harlan
On this tenth day of March 1887 personally appeared before me, John W.
Forester Deputy County Court Clerk of Harlan County duly authorized to
administer oaths John C. Howard
Aged eighty years old a resident of Wallins Creek in the County of Harlan and
State of Kentucky well known to me to be a respectable person and entitled to
credit and after being duly sworn declares in relation to said claim as
follows The affiant John C. Howard sayd that he was well acquainted with John
Roark who was a Soldier of the war 1812 That Elizabeth Roark applicant for
pension No. 42490 is the widow of said John Roark, affiant says that the said
John Roark have been dead about forty years. That he was acquainted with his
first wife Nancy Slone that she has been dead fifty years or upwords.
Affiant states that he lived a near neighbor to the said John Roark and
Elizabeth Roark from their marriage until his death they lived in credit and
commanded the respects of good people she still remains his widow and that he
is not concerned in the prosecution



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John C. Howard (His Mark)

Elijah Brock, signed
Mary Howard, signed

State of Kentucky County of Harlan
Sworn and subscribe before me this day by the above named affiant and I
certify that I read the said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted him
with it's contents before he executed the same I further certify that I am in
nowise interested in said case nor am I concerned in it's prosecution and the
said affiant is personally known to me and that he is a credible person.

John W. Forester D.C.

W.C.L. Huff Clerk

I certify that John W. Forester who hath his name to the foregoing
declaration and affidavit was at the time of so doing my duly authorized
deputy clerk that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit
and that his signature thereunto is genuine.
Witness my hand and seal this 19th day March 1887

W.C.L. Huff Clk



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Claim No. 42490
Act of March 9, 1878
Cert. No. ________
Original Case

SERVICE PENSION
WAR OF 1812
WIDOW'S BRIEF
Elizabeth Roark, widow of John Roark Rank: Private
Captain:
Ambrose Arthur
Regiment:
Militia
State:
Kentucky
Post Office: Salt Trace, County of Harlan, State of Kentucky
Attorney: C.D. Pennebaker & Son P.O.: Pres????
Fee: $25
Application filed November 1st, 1880
Alleged service. Service alleged in Capt. Ambrose Arthur's Co. Ky Militia War
of 1812
Record evidence of service. Discharge in Bounty land case and on which
warrant was granted shows John Roark served in Capt. Ambrose Arthur's Co. six
months and twenty five days
Parol evidence of service._____________
Length of service. Six months and twenty five days
Proof of identity. Identifying witnesses. Age residence and signature by &
identifies claimant as the widow of John Roark for whose service in the war
of 1812 she got --- land.
Proof of loyalty. ______________________
Admitted April 14th, 1887, to a pension of EIGHT DOLLARS per month from March
9, 1878 to the date of the Act and from March 19, 1886 at the rate of $12 per
month.
No pension previously applied for ________________________________
Wm L.
Cooke, Pension Searcher
________________ Bounty Land claim W 44050 80 55
Wm L.
Cooke, Bounty Land Searcher
H.M.
Clinton, Examiner

April 18, 1887





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SUMMARY OF PROOF

Marriage. Date March 15,1831, of John Roark to Elizabeth Brock shown by
claimant's warrant and certified copy of marriage filed in bounty land claim.
Proof as to capacity to marry. Presumed claimant not previously married but
20 years of age at the time of the marriage to soldier. John C. Howard & John
S. Blanton testify they were well and personally acquainted with the soldier
and his first wife who died over 50 years ago and that John Roark died over
40 years ago. Evidence in bounty land claim shows soldier died May 25, 1844.
Widowhood. John C. Howard & John S. Blanton testify to claimant remaining
the widow of the soldier.

INCIDENTAL MATTER

Auditor reports Nov. 10,1856 that the signature to soldier's discharge
appears genuine
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Married: 1813
Children
Mary Polly Roark b: ABT 1813 in Harlan County, Kentucky
James Roark b: 1820 in Harlan County, Kentucky
Ellender Roark b: 1827 in Harlan County, Kentucky

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Brock b: 1810 in Kentucky
Married: 31 MAR 1831 in Harlan County, Kentucky
Children
John Johnston Roark b: 17 OCT 1831 in Clay County, Kentucky
James Roark b: ABT 1828 in Harlan County, Kentucky
Malinda Roark b: 6 AUG 1830 in Harlan County, Kentucky
Jane Roark b: 1837 in Clay County, Kentucky
Matilda Roark b: 1838 in Kentucky
William Roark b: 1840
Aaron Roark b: 1844 in Clay County, Kentucky

4 v. David Roark, born 1788 in Greenville County, SC; died December 05, 1857 in Laurel County, Ky; married Elizabeth Miller June 14, 1814 in Claiborne County, Tenn.
vi. Lucinda Roark, born 1790.
vii. Nancy Roark, born 1792 in South Carolina; married Jesse Vaughn.


Generation No. 5

16. Lemuel Roark, born 1724 in Greenville SC.
( NOTE I HAVENT FOUND ANY CONNECTION YET TO LEMUEL AND BARNABUS YET JUST WHAT IS POSTED ON THE WEB!!!!)
Child of Lemuel Roark is:
8 i. Barnabus Roark, born 1750 in Greenville County, SC; died August 17, 1811 in Greenville County, SC; married Christinah Unknown Bef. 1784.
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