Section VII – Genealogy of Roark

Generation One

Laura Josephine Roark was b. 10/22/1864 in Cole County, Missouri d. 4/12/1907 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma.  She was the d/o Joseph Roark & Georgianna Alexander.  She m. Samuel S. Cox on 1/25/1888 in Eldorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri.  He was b. 10/15/1867 in Missouri d. 1/13/1933 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  He was the s/o Charles R. Cox & Nancy Angeline Freeman.

Notes for Laura Roark:

Died in child birth as did last child.  Both buried in the same place.

Burial Location: Welch Cemetery, Welch, Craig, Oklahoma.

Notes for Samuel Cox:

Burial Location: Welch Cemetery, Welch, Craig, Oklahoma.

Children of Laura & Samuel:

1. Charles “Ote” Otto V. Cox b. 12/5/1889 in Missouri d. 1/18/1945 in Unknown.  He m. Ethel Jackson.

2. Frank C. Cox b. 9/18/1890 in Missouri d. 1/13/1974 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  He m. 1) Ada Spanogle, 2) Zilpha Bacon & 3) Lula Pearl Reinhardt.

3. Ethel Mae Cox b. 1/7/1894 in Missouri d. 7/29/1970 in Illinois.  She m. Walter Sheffield.

4. Myrtle Cox b. 9/?/1895 in Missouri d. 2/9/1974 in Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas.  She m. 1) John Miller & 2) Owen Ruthroff.

5. Newman “Buck” Ansly Cox b. 9/12/1900 in Vernon County, Missouri d. 10/8/1933 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.  He m. 1) Emma “Tense” Louise Corn & 2) Nettie Grant.

6. Alma Cox b. 3/24/1901 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma d. 9/22/1952 in Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma.  She m. Ora B. LeForce.

7. Beulah Cox b. 9/28/1903 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma d. 1/17/1977 in Des Moines, Iowa.  She m. Claude Elmer Burns.

8. Leonard Cox b. 4/12/1907 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma d. 4/12/1907 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma.

Generation Two

Joseph Roark was b. 4/?/1827 in Barren County, Kentucky d. 7/?/1910 in Keaton, Arkansas, Arkansas.  He was the s/o Josiah Roark & Ruth Campbell.  He m. 1) Sarah Caroline Proctor on 7/11/1849 in Cole County, Missouri.  She was b. 9/4/1828 in Unknown d. 3/13/1863 in Cole County, Missouri.  She was the d/o Nathan Proctor & Rachel Downing.  He m. 2) Georgianna Alexander on 7/19/1863 in Cole County, Missouri.  She was b. 4/?/1841 in Kentucky d. 2/?/1911 in Unknown.  She was the d/o Unknown & Unknown.

Notes for Joseph Roark:

Burial Location: Bethel Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

Notes for Sarah Proctor:

Burial Location: Roark Cemetery, Russellville, Cole, Missouri.

Notes for Georgianna Alexander:

Burial Location: Bethel Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

Children of Joseph & Sarah:

1. William Nathan Roark b. 5/?/1849 in Missouri d. 8/8/1919 in Unknown.  He m. Laura Warren.

2. Benjamin J. Roark b. 2/?/1851 in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri d. 1916 in Unknown.  He m. Minnie Stuermer.

3. Moses R. Roark b. 1/?/1853 in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.

4. Mary Jane D. Roark b. 2/10/1855 in Cole County, Missouri d. 3/17/1863 in Cole County, Missouri.

5. Joseph Green Roark b. 10/11/1857 in Missouri d. 1/18/1939 in Unknown.  He m. Queen Elizabeth Brown.

6. John E. Roark b. about 1860 in Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.

7. Sarah Lucy Ann Roark b. about 1861 in Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. William Robinson.

Children of Joseph & Georgianna:

8. Laura Josephine Roark b. 10/22/1864 in Cole County, Missouri d. 4/12/1907 in Welch, Craig, Oklahoma.

9. Mary “Molly” Jane D. Roark b. 11/6/1865 in Decatur, Cole, Missouri d. 1/13/1924 in Cole County, Missouri.  She m. James Scrivner.

10. Charles Roark b . 2/?/1868 in Vernon County, Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.

11. Susan Elizabeth Roark b. 10/13/1869 in St. Clair, Pottawatomie, Kansas d. 12/27/1925 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.  She m. George Bell.

12. Minnie M. Roark b. 3/?/1870 in Vernon County, Missouri d. 4/16/1947 in Arkansas County, Arkansas.  She m. 1) William G. McMillen & 2) James A. Scrivner.

13. Camellia Roark b. about 1874 in Vernon County, Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.

14. Alice Roark b. 1/?/1876 in Vernon County, Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. William McMillen.

15. Florence Roark b. about 1878 in Vernon County, Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.

16. Frank Melvin Roark b. 9/3/1881 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri d. Unknown in Unknown.  He m. Duannah “Dubie” Wofford.

Generation Three

Josiah Roark was b. about 1791 in Unknown d. about 1872 in Cole County, Missouri.  He was the s/o William Roark & Sarah Dorris.  He m. Ruth Campbell on 3/4/1819 in Barren County, Kentucky.  She was b. about 1795 in Unknown d. 3/16/1874 in Cole County, Missouri.  She was the d/o James Campbell & Jane Sample.

Notes for Joseph Roark:

Burial Location: Roark Cemetery, Russellville, Cole, Missouri.

Notes for Ruth Campbell:

Burial Location: Roark Cemetery, Russellville, Cole, Missouri.

Children of Josiah & Ruth:

1. Moses C. Roark b. 1823 in Unknown d. 11/?/1907 in Benton County, Missouri.  He m. Matildia Howard.

2. Sarah Isabella Roark b. 1823 in Kentucky d. 1857 in Cole County, Missouri.  She m. John Proctor.

3. William Downing Roark b. 10/5/1824 in Kentucky d. 11/24/1884 in Cole County, Missouri.  He m. Jane Proctor.

4. Levi Roark b. about 1825 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.

5. Joseph Roark b. 4/?/1827 in Barren County, Kentucky d. 7/?/1910 in Keaton, Arkansas, Arkansas.

6. Elizabeth Jane Roark b. 11/20/1828 in Tennessee d. 4/4/1917 in Miller County, Missouri.  She m. John Simpson.

7. Daniel E. Roark b. about 1831 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.  He m. Sarah Unknown.

8. Richard Roark b. about 1833 in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.

9. Enoch E. Roark b. 11/28/1834 in Tennessee d. 9/4/1918 in Russellville, Cole, Missouri.  He m. Jane Simpson.

10. Clemency Roark b. Unknown in Unknown d. Unknown in Unknown.  She m. Jordon Simmons.

Generation Four

William Roark was b. about 1757 in Unknown d. 1832 in Allen County Kentucky.  He was the s/o Unknown & Unknown.  He m. Sarah Dorris about 1780 in Unknown.  She was b. about 1763 in Unknown d. about 1840 in Unknown in Macon County, Tennessee.  She was the d/o William Dorris & Mary Roake.

Notes for William Roark:

His will lists all sons mentioned except Asa but Asa’s mentioned elsewhere.  It lists all daughters mentioned except Permelia & Peggy.  It’s possible these 2 belong to the other William Roark who was also a Rev. War Vet.

Burial Location: Either Roark Cemetery or Puncheon Baptist Church Cemetery, Allen County, Kentucky.

Notes for  Sarah Dorris:

Burial Location: Either Roark Cemetery or Puncheon Baptist Church Cemetery, Allen County, Kentucky.

Children of William & Sarah:

1. Samuel Reuben Roark b. 11/9/1782 in Unknown d. 3/21/1858 in Unknown.  He m. 1) Rebecca Tudor & 2) Sarah Cyrena Brown.

2. Sarah Roark b. about 1785 in Unknown d. about 1822 in Unknown.  She m. William Poe.

3. John W. Roark b. about 1788 in Unknown d. about 1850 in Unknown.  He m. Nancy Driver.

4. Levi Roark b. about 1788 in Unknown d. 1855 in Olean, Miller, Missouri.  He m. Clemency Pipkin.

5. Josiah Roark b. about 1791 in Unknown d. about 1872 in Cole County, Missouri.

6. Asa C. Roark Sr b. about 1792 in Unknown d. 1862 in Unknown.  He m. 1) Jane Holland, 2. Sally Tudor & 3) Susan Tudor.

7. Permelia Roark b. 9/8/1794 in Sumner County, Tennessee d. 3/27/1883 in Unknown.  She m. Daniel Tudor.

8. William Roark b. about 1796 in Sumner County, Tennessee d. 9/10/1858 in Newton County, Missouri.  He m. Dicie Jent.

9. Marah/Mariah b. about 1796 in Allen County, Kentucky d. Unknown.  She m. Unknown Driver.

10. Elijah Roark b. 7/23/1798 in Sumner County, Tennessee d. 9/3/1858 in Carroll County, Tennessee.  He m. Lucy Joyner.

11. Elizabeth “Betsy” Roark about 1799 in Sumner County, Tennessee d. 1850 in Unknown.  She m. John Dyson.

12. Joel Roark b. about 1801 in Barren County, Kentucky d. Unknown in Unknown.  He m. Elizabeth Dean.

13. Nancy Roark b. about 1803 in Allen County, Kentucky d. about 1875 in Allen County, Kentucky.  She m. William Stinson Sr.

14. Margaret “Peggy” R. Roark b. about 1805 in Kentucky d. Unknown in Van Buren, Newton, Missouri.  She m. Stephen Pipkin.

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