Re: Oroak clan in Maine
The group of O'roaks Kim refers to all originate in Kingman Maine. Jeremiah O'Roak (or possible O'Rourke) came from dingle IReland as a young man. we believe he came through boston but that is uncertain. he came with a half brother (last name scanlon) Jeremiah settled in Kingman maine and married margaret shannon. they had a large family and can be viewed in the maine census for kingman/macwahoc area in southern aroostook county.his mother came afterwards with his younger siblings and stepfather and lived with him for awhile. he couldn't read or write. (catholic)one son jere moved to Sherman maine as did many of the scanlons. Kim is descended from jere. it is possible you are from one of jere's many siblings. The family stayed fairly well in touch until the mid 1900's and held yearly reunions. the reunions were revived for a time in recent years and several members are active in geneaology research.hope this gives you some leads.