My gg-grandmother was Martha Rorex/Rorix b. in TN and d. in So. IL and was cherokee. She married Wm Evitts and her parents were James Rorax and Parthenia Parks from TN. Came to an area in So IL settled by some settlers from Lincoln and Henderson Co areas of TN. Were in IL early 1800's (by 1850).Don't know if they might be a side line or not. Her son-in-law was from no. AR near Mo. line.