There were a huge number of William Roarks who migrated to Tennessee and Kentucky.or were b. there. Three of the William Roarks were all about the same age. I separate them as: William "The Musician"The musician was the Roark who m. Sarah Dorris.William "Irish" actually migrated from Ireland.His descendants settled further north in Kentucky and Indiana.William "of Roark's Cove," was the first of my Roarks to migrate to Franklin County near the Alabama border.Two Williams even d. the same year. (1832)William, James, and John Roarks have presented me with a lot of challenges in research. My dad's name was, John Roark!