04 March 2017

William Roark Was One Of The Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried In Illinois

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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in IllinoisBy Mrs. Harriett J. Walker:

WILLIAM ROARK was born in New Jersey [or Ireland] June 1760. He served in the war four different times eight months until 1782. He was under Capt. John Fleet, Mark Thompson, John Maxfield and Michael Catt. He served under Gen. George Rogers Clark, was taken prisoner carried to Detroit and Canada, was paroled in 1783. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, but died in Saline county March 4, 1841. He was pensioned.

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