Hello Gene - we communicated quite some time ago and I do not know what I passed on to you.
Here’s what I have: (I do not have sources written in the small book I carry with me - you may have given me some of this) - 10 generations (including my generation, and consisting of 3 Andrew Jackson Rooks, 4 Joel Rooks, that I am aware of)
James Ruark - d. before 1719 Worchester Co., MD, siblings: Major; Thomas; William, m. Elizabeth Davis, children: James Ruark; Margery Ruark; William Ruark; Edward Ruark; John Ruark
John Ruark - - b. about 1703, Worchester, MD, d. about 1769, Worchester, MD, (probate: Will Book 39, pg. 422), m. Mary Driscoll, b. 07 Aug 1723 Stepney Parish, Somerset Co. MD, father Moses Driscoll, mother Katherine Elgate, children: James Ruark, John Ruark, Sarah Ruark - m. (Peter) Owen(s), Hezekiah Ruark, Levan Ruark, Ezekial Ruark
Ezekial Ruark - , b. about 1787, Worchester, MD - m. Rachel “Betty” Esham - father Solomon Esham, children: Dennis Rooks
Dennis Rooks - b. MD, m. Elizabeth Stanford 12 Dec 1804, Warren Co., GA, d. 1850 Butts Co., GA, children: Joel Rooks
Joel Rooks - b. 14 Sep 1809, GA, m. Ann Elizabeth Festerman 19 Mar 1831 Morgan Co., GA, d. 25 May 1864, Monroe, Walton GA - I have been to the cemetery and have pictures. Elizabeth b. 4 Nov 1813 NC, d. 14 May 1894 Monroe, Walton, GA. Children: William H. Rooks (b. 1833 GA), Martha A. Rooks (b. 22 Mar 1836, Monroe, Walton, GA, m. George Schaeffer 28 Apr 1886, Monroe, Walton, GA, d. 16 Nov 1900, Monroe, Walton, GA), Andrew Jackson Rooks, Joel J. Rooks (b. 1842 GA), Walter Rooks (b. 1851 Monroe, Walton, GA)
Andrew Jackson Rooks - b. 16 Sep 1838, Monroe, Walton, GA, m. Martha Jane Smith 22 Jan 1856 Newton Co., GA, d. 18 Jan 1924 Baldwin Park. Los Angeles Co., CA. Martha Jane Smith - b. 1 Jan 1833 Henry Co., GA, d. 18 Feb 1913 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA. Children: William Joel Rooks (b. 2 Nov 1864 Newton Factory, Walton, GA, m. Theodocia Peace Mason 12 Sep 1886, Cullman Co. AL, d. 9 Jan 1944 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA), Martha J. Rooks (b. 1868 GA), Andrew Jackson Rooks, Bessie M. Rooks (b. 1877 GA)
Andrew Jackson Rooks - b 21 Jan 1872 Wynds Mill, Henry, GA, m. Mary LyCitty Moon 26 Nov 1895 Centergrove, Morgan, AL, d. 12 Apr 1934 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, buried Rose Hills Cemetary, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA. Mary LyCitty Moon - b. 15 Aug 1872 Brooksville, Blout, AL, d. 6 Dec 1964 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, father Gideon Moon, mother Mary Ransom. Children: Joel Francis Rooks, Ella May Rooks (b. 7 Apr 1898 Centergrove, Morgan, AL, m. William Henry Colburn 27 July 1923, d. 10 Nov 1979), Andrew Jackson Rooks (b. 2 Jun 1900, Centergrove, Morgan, AL, m. Willa May Woolslair 27 Jun 1922), William Marshall Rooks (b. 18 Oct 1902 Centergrove, Morgan, AL, m. Elizabeth Herndon 8 Jun 1939), Earl Grady Rooks (b.5 Nov 1904 Centergrove, Morgan, AL, m. LaVerne Iverson 19 Jul 1928), Robert Erastus Rooks (b. 27 Jul 1907 Centergrove, Morgan, AL, m. Norma Murphy 2 Sep 1933, d. 8 Feb 1985), John Gordon Rooks (b. 11 Jan 1910, Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA, m. Ruth Vincent 17 Feb 1930), Mary Lucille Rooks (b. 18 Feb 1913 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, m. Elliott Leon Denison 6 May 1932), Dorothy Pauline Rooks (b. 24 May 1915 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, m. Durwood Burt 20 May 1933, d. 5 Jul 1982)
Joel Francis Rooks - b. 4 Sep 1896 Centergrove, Morgan, AL, m. Thelma Amelia Chew, d. 5 Feb 1932. Thelma Amelia Chew - b. 29 Jan 1904 Rockville, IN, d. 1 Jan 1989 West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA, buried Rose Hills Cemetary, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA, father Charles Chew, mother Lula Anna Daniels. Children: Marshall Leon Rooks (b. 15 Oct 1922 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, deceased, m. Shirley Margaret McGovern 24 May 1944. Children: 1 girl, 2 sons, deceased), Frances Elayne Rooks, Noralee Rooks (b. 28 Jan1926, d. 18 Nov 1932), Charles Joel Rooks (b. 29 Jun 1929, m. Dorothy Claire Callendar 29 Sep 1929, both deceased. Children: 2 girls, 1 son, ). Thelma had 4 other children by her 2nd husband.
Frances Elayne Rooks - b. 11 May 1924 Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, m. William George Casey 22 Nov 1942, d. 29 Nov 1986 Lynwood, Los Angeles Co., CA (lived in Downey). William George Casey - b. 13 Jan 1918, d. Dec 1994. Children: 2 girls (1 + me), 3 boys
Andrew Jackson Rooks/Mary LyCitty Moon traveled by covered wagon to CA. He was the first blacksmith in Baldwin Park, CA. I am told the Rooks family occupation for several generations was that of a blacksmith and cabinet maker. My mother described her grandfather as a very large man with red hair.
I have photos of Andrew Jackson Rooks (Confederate), etc, and gravesites in Walton, GA and CA
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