Saturday, February 19, 1842
Died on the 6th of January, 1842 (?), at the residence of MICHAEL ROARK, near Equality, Mr. WILLIAM ROARK in the 84th year of his age. Mr. ROARK was born in New Jersey*, moved from there to Virginia thence to Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, thence to Gallatin Co., Illinois of which he was a resident for 30 years. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, he was helpless the last 25 years of his life.
*May have been born in Ireland
Obituary from Gallatin County, Illinois, Newspapers, Vol. 1 1841-1843.