|Place of Burial:||Ashe County, North Carolina|
|Birthplace:||Augusta County, VA, USA|
|Death:||Died in Ashe County, NC, USA|
|Occupation:||Charles served in the Revolutionary War under Captain Enoch Osborn in the Milita (1781) from Montgomery Co. NC., Lt|
|Managed by:||Bjørn P. Brox|
About Charles Roark
Charles Roark was born about 1750, Augusta Co., VA (?). He died after 1830, Ashe Co., NC and is buried in the Charles and Abigail Roark Family Cemetery, Peak Road, Creston, Ashe County, North Carolina. The remains of his cabin are also on that land.
Parents: may have been Timothy O'Rourke (b. Ireland, d. Frederick Co., VA?) and Rachel (Timothy married first Sarah Parker, see Timothy Jr. below).
- Abigail (by tradition a Cherokee Indian) about 1775 in Fincastle Co., VA. She died before 1820 in Ashe Co., NC.
- Sarah 1775 (m. Stephen Taylor, s/o John Taylor and Mary (? Lewis) d. 1801 Ashe Co., NC),
- Rebecca 1776 (m. Richard Vanover),
- Jesse 1778 (m. Ellen "Nellie" Price),
- Mary "Polly" 1785 (m. Thaddeus Lewis);
- Kiziah Sosandra 1786 (m. William L. Price),
- Timothy 1790 (m. Rebecca),
- Jane 1798 (m. John Pope s/o Nathan Pope b. 1775),
- Eleanor 1792 (m. Nathan Lewis),
- Charles B. 29 Nov 1795 (b. NC, m. Letitia Jones);
- Abigail 1800 (m. Noah Mahala);
- 1774 (Lord Dunmore's War): Charles was among those diverted to Capt. Looney's company on the Clinch and did not fight at Point Pleasant. Instead he was with Capt Looney, Lieut. Daniel Boone and Lieut. John Cox guarding the Clinch frontier.
- 1781, 3 & 5 Listed on Capt. Enoch Osborne's militia lists
- 1782 Montgomery Co., VA tax list: 1 tithe, 0 slaves, 1 horse and 4 cattle.
Charles was in the Revolutionary War and served under Captain Enoch Osborne in the Militia (1781) from Montgomery Co., VA. He was either living in Grayson Co., VA., or Ashe Co., NC during the 1830 Census, as there was a Charles Roark., Sr. listed in both places.
Source of information was retrieved from the booklet wrtitten by Loveta Schweers at the West Jefferson Library, NC
Charles and Abigail Roark Family Cemetery Peak Road Creston Ashe County North Carolina USA
Cemetery notes and/or description: Path to cemetery is located to left of original Charles B. Roark log cabin on Peak Road. Treak to cemetery is a 1200 ft steep rugged climb. The cemetery is at the summit. Approximately 300 feet below the cemetery is a path that turn rights. This path is about 50 feet and leads to the original site of Charles and Abigail Roark log cabin. Part of the original chimney remains. Pictures are included with this cemetery listing.
- Charles and Abigail Roark Family Cemetery
- Re: Roark, Timothy 1740, Stokes County, NC posted October 11, 2006
- New River Notes: Biographies of the Men in William Herbert's Company in Lord Dunmore's War (1774)
- Bishop, Brenda C. 1984. 1840 Ashe County, North Carolina [federal census]. Transcript on file, Heritage Room, Ashe County Public Library, West Jefferson, NC.
- Reeves, Eleanor. n.d. Ashe County, North Carolina Census 1850, by A.M. Bryan, July 25, 1850. Transcript on file, Heritage Room, Ashe County Public Library, West Jefferson, NC.
- Sebastian, Samuel E., and Paul W. Gregory. 1975. 1810 federal census of Ashe County, North Carolina. April 10. North Wilkesboro, NC: The Wilkes Genealogical Society. Transcript on file, Heritage Room, Ashe County Public Library, West Jefferson, NC.
- Shepherd, Ruth W., and Evelyn W. Trostle. 1987. 1830 federal census, Ashe County, North Carolina. Abstract from microfilm. Jefferson, NC: Carolina Printing Company. On file, Heritage Room, Ashe County Public Library, West Jefferson, NC.