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Rokes connections

Willis Rokes (View posts)
Posted: 28 Dec 2000 10:13PM GMT
My great grandfather, James, was born 10 Feb 1828 (d.1888). A captain in the Union Army, he and his younger brother, Philip (b.1829), were born in Buffalo or Black Rock, N.Y. and were raised in foster homes, retaining their surnames. I have reached a dead end on discovering their forebears, but we were told they came from Ireland. My grandfather, Howard Willis Rokes, Sr., had a brother, Frederick (b. 8 Aug 1874;d.13 Nov 1955) and married a Carrie Chase. Do any of you Rokeses out there have any possible connections in your family?

Re: Rokes connections

Robert Laurence Rokes (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jan 2004 6:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rokes
James Rokes is also my Great Grandfather. Frederick and Carrie Chase Rokes ar my Grand Parents. That makes us cousins of some kind. I hit the same brick wall trying to find parents for James and Phillip. There were lots of Rokes from that era, but I just can't tie them into our line. If you find anything, please let me know. I will do the same for you.

Re: Rokes connections

Posted: 8 Mar 2012 2:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandfather was Philip Rokes, he & his brother, James were in Civil War, they are buried in Union Grove Cemetery, in Tama County Iowa. We have a Rokes reunion every June in LeGrand IA. James was a Captain & was wounded & POW in Civil War. Both have names listed on memorial in the Court House Sq in Toledo in Tama Co.
Let me know if you are interested in more information.
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