Ray, do you know anything more about the John Ruark whom I found listed in the 1820 US Census on my CD from Ancestry.com - Horry County, SC ?
I am still looking for the parents of Hanson Kelly Ruark,Sr. born 1808 NC. I did find Hanson Kelly (no other name - probably the one who married Susannah Cooke) also living in the 1820 US Census and living in Brunswick County, NC - I KNOW there is a connection but haven't found it yet! In fact the name "Hanson" shows up in a lot of families in that county and area.