Notes for ERASTUS GILBERT ROE:
Son of John Elting and Charlotte (Merritt) Roe.
Born: March 9, 1808 in Virgil, Cortland County, New York.
Died: About 1977 in Avon, Illinois.
Married: Katherine Morse June 5, 1831 in Unknown.
Made profession of religion here [Virgil, Cortland County, New York], - remained a few years, then left for Fulton county, Ill. about thirty years since. He has acquitted himself well as a Justice of the Peace sevearl years - was entrusted with much responsibility connected with the war in caring for soldiers, securing their rights, etc., and active in matters of religion.
(Source: Festal Gathering of the Early Settlers! and Present Inhabitants of the Town of Virgil, Cortlan d County, N.Y. Held at Virgil Village, of Thursday, the 25th of August 1853. Historic Sketch of the Town, Supplemented with a brief Histoical Account of Events from that time to 1878. by Nathan Bouton)
The father, Erastus G. Roe, was born in New York, and was a cousin of the well known author, E. P. Roe. After arriving at years of maturity he married Miss Catherine Morse, who was born in Cortland county, New York, and in 1846 they emigrated westward to Illinois, settling in Fulton county among the early residents who took up their abode in the vicinity of Virgil. The father died at Avon, Illinois, when seventy-nine years of age, and the mother passed away at the age of seventy-six years. They were the parents of but two children, the daughter being Elizabeth Chatterton, who is now living at Avon, Illinois.
(Source: A biographical and genealogical history of southeastern Nebraska Vol 2 by Lewis Publishing Company; 1904)