Son of John Elting and Charlotte (Merritt) Roe.
Born: December 12, 1801 in New York.
Died: May 12, 1880 in Cortland, Cortland County, New York.
Buried: Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York.
1850 - Virgil, Cortland County, New York.
1860 - Cortlandville, Cortland County, New York.
Occupation: Butter trade.
Married: Mary Ann "Polly" Chatterton December 23, 1823 at Cortland Presbyterian Church, Cortland, Cortland County, New York.

1850 Census
name: Sylvester M Roe
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: Virgil, Cortland, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 49
marital status:
race (original):
race (expanded):
birthplace: New York
estimated birth year: 1801
dwelling house number: 1073
family number: 1113
line number: 39
nara publication number: M432
nara roll number: 493
film number: 17069
digital folder number: 004196781
image number: 00552
Household Gender Age
Sylvester M Roe M 49
Polly M Rowe F 50
Martha Rowe F 17
Anna Rowe F 9
James Ellison M 15

1850 Census

The Eldest S. M. Roe; was a deacon in the Congregational Church in Virgil. Afterwards he removed to Cortland, where he engaged in the butter trade. He was elder in the Presbyterian Church there seventeen years.

(Source: Wells)