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Charles Roark

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Charles and Abigail Roark Family Cemetery, Creston, Ashe County, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Timothy Roark and Rachel Roark
Husband of Abigail // a kwee gay la Roark
Father of Sarah Taylor; Rebecca Roark; Jesse Roark; Kiziah Susandra Price (Roark); Martin Roark and 9 others
Brother of Sarah Roark; Charles Roark; James Roark; Mary Roark; Moses Roark and 2 others

Occupation: Charles served in the Revolutionary War under Captain Enoch Osborn in the Milita (1781) from Montgomery Co. NC., Lt
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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).

Married

  1. Abigail (by tradition a Cherokee Indian) about 1775 in Fincastle Co., VA. She died before 1820 in Ashe Co., NC.

Children:

  1. Sarah 1775 (m. Stephen Taylor, s/o John Taylor and Mary (? Lewis) d. 1801 Ashe Co., NC),
  2. Rebecca 1776 (m. Richard Vanover),
  3. Jesse 1778 (m. Ellen "Nellie" Price),
  4. Mary "Polly" 1785 (m. Thaddeus Lewis);
  5. Kiziah Sosandra 1786 (m. William L. Price),
  6. Timothy 1790 (m. Rebecca),
  7. Jane 1798 (m. John Pope s/o Nathan Pope b. 1775),
  8. Eleanor 1792 (m. Nathan Lewis),
  9. Charles B. 29 Nov 1795 (b. NC, m. Letitia Jones);
  10. Abigail 1800 (m. Noah Mahala);
  11. Martin

Events

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Links

References

  • 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.

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Charles Roark's Timeline

1750
1750
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
1775
1775
Age 25
Washington, VA, USA
1775
Age 25
Montgomery, Montgomery, VA, USA
1776
1776
Age 26
NC, USA
1778
1778
Age 28
North Carolina, United States
1778
Age 28
1785
1785
Age 35
Ashe County, North Carolina, United States
1787
1787
Age 37
Ashe County, NC, USA
1789
1789
Age 39
Ashe County, North Carolina, United States
1790
1790
Age 40
Ashe County, North Carolina, United States