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Re: Samuel and Annie Rorex
Posted by: Phil Stucker (ID *****2823) Date: November 02, 2003 at 21:04:35
In Reply to: Re: Samuel and Annie Rorex by Jeff Snavely of 71

OK we connect with the uncle. I only have the 1870 Pope Co IL census at hand right now and it is James Rorex 70m TN (makes him b. 1800)...wife is Parthne 65 NO, John 19 IL also there is a Rhoda Rorex 27 IL, Andrew K Rorex 28 TN now not on census but from IL marriage records are James W Rorax m Rhoda M Waters 1865 so she must be the one in the census of 1870 and something must have happened to James. Joseph Evetts m Mary Jane Rorax 2/18/1849 Pope, Henry C Rowe m Eliz S Rorax 8/19/1864 (Rowe/Roe and Evetts/Evitts and Roarks/Roxex/Rorax are in my ancestors of Pope Co/Saline Co IL). I saw James in some of the earlier land transactions though. Jas Rorax m Parthena Parks Faetteville, TN Lincoln Co 1827 she dau of Aaron Parkes. James parents b TN h was in Alexander ,Pope Co IL 1880 80 years old birthplace TN....Yes, the age doesn't match up. A dau. Martha m. William Evitts her headstone says b 8/20/1828 and d 3/8/1895 her husband died 11/4/1891 They are buried at Glendale, IL in Pope Co It is the oldest buriel at the Methodist Church yard. Many decendants of theirs burried there also. Some were ministers. Some living down the road from there are who told that the story passed down for 5 generations is that Martha was part indian and dressed like on and would not wear shoes. Carried them to church put them on and took them off to walk home in moccasins. Her husband William Evitts b 1828 also in TN. Some of their children were: Joseph, Wm Charles, James W, Sarah , Andrew, Martha, Mary after he died in 1891 Martha m .John Julian and she died 4 years later. Burried with Wm.


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