A fifth William Roark was born ca 1766 in the North Carolina Territory.He and four brothers as well as one sister migrated into Eastern Tennessee.By 1615, all but one brother and the sister had migrated from the Goose Creek area to Franklin County in southern Tennessee.William, his brothers Barnet, James,Barnabas, John, and sister Frances (Fanny) Roark were the children of John Roark (1719-ca1800) and an unk. Russel(l) girl.William, Barnet, Barnabas, and John were joined by cousins Timothy, Samuel,and Owen established an area near Elk River named, Roark's Cove. John Roark (1719) and two brothers James and Timothy claimed land near the Holston and Clinch Rivers on Beaver Creek.After James' family was decimated by Shawnee Indians, John left for North Carolina.These three boys were the sons of one of the Timothy Roarks (O'Rourke). The other Timothy was an Ororke.Records in Frederick County, Virginia referred to them as Timothy, Sr. and Timothy, Jr. even though they were of different families, in order to keep records straight.My Timothy Roark came to American with his father Bryan (Brian, Brin) Roark.Bryan Roark died in North Carolina in 1767 after having migrated from South Carolina. The O'Rourkes became Roark, but the Ororkes remained Ororkes in Virginia.Some of the later may also have changed the spelling.There is now 30 plus spellings of the original name Rourke/O'Rourke.Five years ago, my Brother visited Ireland.He found none of the Roark, Roarke, or O'Roark spellings throughout his investigation.