David, thank you for offering. I am researching Ruarks/Rooks and cannot find them. I am especially interested in my husband's g.grandfather Hanson Kelly Ruark - some say came up from SC supposedly born @ 1808-1812 - lived in Southport, NC and was lighthouse keeper during Civil War. We are unable to find his parents in NC listings of any kind - even having been to Southport and Wilmington. His name in some census in NC was spelling Rowark. If you see Ruarks around county lines near NC I have probably seen that information, but especially like to see if they were in Chester County, SC - The only clue I have in Chester County is Hettie G. Westbrook b. May 1887 married Robert Ruark (Robert runs in my family of Ruarks - including Robert Ruark the author) - children Samuel, Henry, Robert Ruark (MD), Sarah
I am looking for information on Henry Gibbons Ruark also - and the connection may be: James August Westbrook married Henrietta Speight Gibbons b. 18 May 1854 and died 1897 in Chester County, SC
Any help appreciated, will be glad to wait! Happy New Year from all of us in genealogy!