Comanche County, Texas Descendants of John Bernard Roch page 1


The Descendants of John Bernard Roch

By Lajuana Burton

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Note:  Asterisks follow the line of the author


Generation No. 1

 

1.  *JOHN BERNARD SR.1 ROCH was born March 22, 1822 in Roscommon Co., Ireland, and died September 1854 in Taunton, MA.  He married MARY MURREY 1842 in Roscommon Co., Ireland.  She was born 1825 in Roscommon Co., Ireland, and died 1888 in Taunton, MA.

 

Notes for *JOHN BERNARD SR. ROCH:

In 1844 Bernard & Mary Roch, parents of John and Edward Roch crossed the A tlantic from Roscommon Co., Ireland to America and settled first in Portla nd, MA. This was just before John Bernard Roch II  was born on March 22, 1 844. Edward Roch was born 2 years later on November 1, 1846.  They lived s everal places in Maine before settling in Taunton, MA.

       

Children of *JOHN ROCH and MARY MURREY are:

2.                i.    JOHN BERNARD JR.2 ROCH, b. March 22, 1844, Portland, Maine; d. November 04, 1902, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

3.               ii.    *ROBERT (ED) EDWARD ROCH, b. November 01, 1846, Portland, Cumberland, ME; d. November 03, 1911, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

                 iii.    THOMAS (TOM) ROCH, b. 1848, MA.

                 iv.    KATE ROCH, b. 1850, MA.

                  v.    CHILD ROCH, b. 1852, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME; d. Unknown, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME.

                 vi.    CHILD ROCH, b. 1854, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME; d. Unknown, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN BERNARD JR.2 ROCH (*JOHN BERNARD SR.1) was born March 22, 1844 in Portland, Maine, and died November 04, 1902 in Proctor, Comanche, TX.  He married (1) MARY ANN PAULINE MARSHALL 1869 in TX, daughter of BALIS MARSHALL and ELIZABETH FLETCHER.  She was born February 11, 1844 in Arkansas, and died March 19, 1873 in Comanche, Comanche, TX.  He married (2) FANNIE (FRANCES) INDEPENDENCE CARNES December 28, 1873 in Proctor, Comanche, TX, daughter of ED CARNES and ?.  She was born May 22, 1855 in Coryell, Co., Tx, and died September 24, 1918 in Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

Notes for JOHN BERNARD JR. ROCH:

John and Edward Roch came to Texas from Massachusetts during or shortly af ter the Civil War. John and Edward fought for the north during the Civil W ar. John came to Texas in 1866 and Edward came to Texas in 1869. John w as a Captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and was a member of t he G. A. R.  which stands for the Grand Army of the Republic from 1861 - 1 866. He was known around Comanche Co. as "Capt. Roch". John was a promina te citizen in Comanche Co., and very actively involved in the community af fairs.

 

John's first wife was Mary A. Marshall. They married 1869 and they had t wo boys, Edward Bailey and Tommie. Mary A. died after giving birth to Tomm ie. Tommie was born Feb. 20, 1873 and Mary A. died two months later on Apr il 19,1873. Edward Bailey was 3 years old and Tommie was 2 months old wh en their mother died.

 

Later that same year on Dec. 28, 1873, John married Fannie I. Carnes in Pr octor, Comanche County, Texas. They had eleven children, six boys and fi ve girls. John Bernard Roch had a total of thirteen children. Accordi ng to the book "History Of Texas" and the biography as told by John Berna rd Roch, John and Fannie were parents of these children; Mary who marri ed Walter Holt; Irma wife of Newton Hoover; Ella, twin sister of Irma dece ased; Laura who marriedW. F. Pearsin; twin boys Lee and Grant; Grant is de ceased,Lee married Lorena White; Will(I believe is the same as William Was son) married Claudia Bryant; Kate married T.J. Halloway; James and S am D. Roch. These children had all died at the time of the writing of th is book  Ella, Phil C., Fanny, Grant and Katie.

 

 

 

John Bernard Roch and Fannie I. Carnes Roch are buried at Proctor Cemeta ry at Proctor, TX.

 

Tidbit:

John and Edward once took part in the 1870 Hog Creek indian fight. John w as wounded and almost died.

 

More About JOHN BERNARD JR. ROCH:

Burial: November 1902, Proctor Cemetary; Proctor, Comanche Co., TX

 

Notes for MARY ANN PAULINE MARSHALL:

John and Mary A. Marshall Roch had two boys named Edward Baily and Thom as S. "Tommie" before Mary A. died. She was 29 years, 1 month and 8 days o ld. Tommie was 1 month old and Edward B. was 3 years old when Mary A. die d. John then married Francis I. Carnes or Frannie as she was called in t he same year on December 28, 1873.  Edward Bailey Roch ordered the monume nt to his mother Mary A. Marshall-Roch from R. Brookshire who made the hea dstone.

 

More About MARY ANN PAULINE MARSHALL:

Burial: March 1873, Oakwood Cemetery Comanche, TX

 

More About FANNIE (FRANCES) INDEPENDENCE CARNES:

Burial: September 1918, Proctor Cemetary; Proctor, Comanche Co., TX

Cause of Death: Acute Dilation of the Heart d. 9/24/1918

Medical Information: From Comanche Co., Courthouse Records

       

Children of JOHN ROCH and FANNIE CARNES are:

4.                i.    *EDWARD BAILEY3 ROACH, b. November 02, 1870, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. August 15, 1936, Benjamin, Knox, TX.

                  ii.    THOMAS S. ROCH, b. February 20, 1873, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. October 28, 1894, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

Notes for THOMAS S. ROCH:

Thomas S. (Tommie) Roch was killed by a horse at age 21and is buried by hi mself near the John Roch family plot in Proctor Cemetary at Proctor, T X. He was the second son of John B. Roch and Mary A. Marshall Roch

 

 

More About THOMAS S. ROCH:

Burial: October 1894, Proctor Cemetary; Proctor, Comanche Co., TX

Fact 1: February 20, 1873, Thomas S. 2nd son of Mary Ann Marshall fisrt wife of John Roch

 

                 iii.    KATE (BIG) ROCH, b. February 23, 1874, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. Abt. 1891, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

More About KATE (BIG) ROCH:

Fact 1: 1874, Katie Roch apparently died young.

 

5.              iv.    MARY A. ROCH, b. October 30, 1875, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. November 29, 1947, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

6.               v.    IRMA ROCH, b. July 02, 1878, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. July 22, 1922, Comanche Co, TX.

                 vi.    ELLA ROCH, b. July 02, 1878, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. July 02, 1878, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

More About ELLA ROCH:

Fact 1: 1878, Ella and Irma Roch were twins but Ella apparently died young.

 

                vii.    PHILIP CARNEY ROCH, b. December 27, 1881, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. June 1883, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

More About PHILIP CARNEY ROCH:

Fact 1: 1893, Phil apprently died young.

 

7.            viii.    LAURA B. ROCH, b. March 04, 1882, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. November 1932, Comanche Co., TX.

                  ix.    FANNIE ROCH, b. February 05, 1884, Proctor, Comanche Co, TX; d. July 1884, Proctor, Comanche Co, TX.

 

More About FANNIE ROCH:

Fact 1: 1894, Fannie apparently died young.

 

8.                x.    LEE ROCH, b. August 29, 1885, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. Abt. 1911, Comanche Co., TX.

                  xi.    GRANT ROCH, b. August 29, 1885, Proctor, Comanche Co, TX; d. August 29, 1885, Comanche, Comanche Co, TX.

 

More About GRANT ROCH:

Fact 1: August 1885, Lee and Grant were twins but Grant died young.

 

9.              xii.    WILLIAM WASSON ROCH, b. November 08, 1888, Proctor, Comanche Co, TX; d. June 16, 1961, Dallas Co, TX.

10.           xiii.    KATE ROCH, b. November 08, 1888, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. Abt. 1979, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

11.           xiv.    JAMES CUNNINGHAM ROCH, b. November 30, 1889, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. October 13, 1949, Wadsworth, Leavenworth, KS.

12.            xv.    SAM DAVIS ROCH, b. October 04, 1892, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. April 07, 1946, Midland Co., TX.

 

 

3.  *ROBERT (ED) EDWARD2 ROCH (*JOHN BERNARD SR.1) was born November 01, 1846 in Portland, Cumberland, ME, and died November 03, 1911 in Proctor, Comanche, TX.  He married *MARY ANNA SCOTT August 22, 1872 in Proctor, Comanche, TX, daughter of PARRIS SCOTT and JUDY MILLER.  She was born February 12, 1857 in Cage Williams Pl., Maries, MO, and died February 20, 1919 in Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

Notes for *ROBERT (ED) EDWARD ROCH:

Edward Roch came to Comanche, Comanche Co.,Texas, from Massachusetts in 18 69 during or shortly after the Civil War. Edward fought for the north duri ng the Civil War and was a member of Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R

 He met and married Mary Anna Scott 8/22/1872 in Proctor, Comanche Count y, Texas. They raised four boys and 6 girls and spent the rest of their li ves in Comanche County, Texas. They are buried at Proctor Cemetary in Proc tor, Comanche Co., TX as are several of their children.

Tidbit:

John and Edward once took part in the 1870 Hog Creek indian fight. John w as wounded and almost died.

 

More About *ROBERT (ED) EDWARD ROCH:

Burial: November 1911, Proctor Cemetary; Proctor, Comanche Co., TX

 

Notes for *MARY ANNA SCOTT:

I have been told that Mary Anna Scott Roch was full blood Native Americ an Indian but to date I have not been able to confirm this (9/4/00). S he is buried at Proctor Cemetary at Proctor, TX.My cousin has heard this a lso and says her indian name was Two Moons. He has a Comanche fried w ho is checking this out along with his research!

 

 

According to a genealogy report on rootsweb.com, Elizabeth Celia Jones w as the daughter of an unknown Jones & a 100% Cherokee. It is unknown at th is time whether the Cherokee was her father or her mother and I have not f ound data to document that statement. I have heard for many years that h er daughter, my g-grandmother was part Native American. The Native Americ an blood maybe valid if that report is true.

 

More About *MARY ANNA SCOTT:

Burial: February 1919, Proctor Cemetary; Proctor, Comanche Co., TX

 

Marriage Notes for *ROBERT ROCH and *MARY SCOTT:

Ed Roch and Mary Anna Scott were married 8/22/1872 in Proctor, Comanche Co unty, Texas. They raised four boys and 6 girls and spent the rest of the ir lives in Comanche County, Texas. They are buried at Proctor Cemeta ry in Proctor, Comanche Co., TX as are several of their children.

       

Children of *ROBERT ROCH and *MARY SCOTT are:

                   i.    BARNEY3 ROCH, b. Abt. 1872, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. Bef. 1900, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

 

More About BARNEY ROCH:

Fact 1: 1872, Barney may have died young.

 

13.             ii.    DORA E. ROCH, b. 1876, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. May 15, 1931, Comanche Co., TX.

14.            iii.    JOHN D. ROCH, b. September 25, 1877, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. 1940, Alice, Jim Wells, TX.

15.            iv.    CLARA A. ROCH, b. January 1881, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. February 20, 1965, Comanche Co., TX.

16.             v.    FANNIE I. ROCH, b. September 16, 1883, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. September 24, 1918, Comanche Co., TX.

17.            vi.    *"MIKE" MICHAEL ALDERSON ROCH, b. January 14, 1886, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. October 08, 1945, Proctor, Comanche, TX.

18.           vii.    ROBERT EMMET ROCH, b. February 08, 1887, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. November 07, 1958, Midland Co., TX.

               viii.    KATE ROCH, b. March 1891, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. Bef. 1910, Comanche Co., TX.

19.             ix.    (MAGGIE) MARGARET O. ROCH, b. August 1894, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. Bet. 1894 - 1987, Comanche Co., TX.

20.              x.    NELLIE G. ROCH, b. November 20, 1897, Proctor, Comanche, TX; d. April 07, 1978, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX.

 


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