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This page contains the information I have collected on my ROE line. I will be adding additional information as I find it. I welcome all additions or corrections to the information posted here.

With the help of Cyndi Pote in Johnson County, IN we found a ROE family in Clark County, IN that is probably where my ROE line started.

Cyndi was also able to look up the 1850 IA Census information for me. Joshua M. Roe and his family were in the Town of Lancaster, Keokuk County, IA. In the Census he was listed as a blacksmith and was born in Ohio. The parents of Elizabeth, his wife, live one house down, and her brother Noah, lives right next door to Joshua & Elizabeth.

Joshua M. ROE b. abt 1822 in Ohio, m. 26 Feb 1840 in Johnson County, IN to Elizabeth JACOBS d/o James and Mary "Polly" (Watts) Jacobs, Joshua is dead by 1858, when Elizabeth marries Peter Knapp (see source 4)

Children of Joshua & Elizabeth

James M. b. 1843 in Indiana,
Joshua Milton b. 1845 in Indiana,
Mary b. 1848 in Indiana,
Abram b. 1852 in Iowa, d. 08 Nov 1887, m. May 8, 1872 in Johnson County, IN. to Samantha Ann PRICHARD
Isaac B. b. 1855 in Indiana

Children of Abram & Samantha

Top Row l to r: Minnie Myrtle, Mable, Winnie Jane.
Bottom Row l to r: Joseph Earl, Samantha Ann (mother), Curtis J.

Doris Ann Roe Schafer in front of the house of Samantha Ann Roe (1980)
in Green Township, Morgan County, IN. Samantha Ann was her grandmother.

My Sources

     1.  Indiana Marriages before 1850

       **Elizabeth Jacobs (Source #2 Dwelling 629, Family 660)
         married Joshua Roe 26 Feb 1840 in Johnson Co, IN

     2.  1850 Keokuk Co, IA, Town of Lancaster
         Dwelling 629, Family 660
         Joshua M. Roe    28    Blacksmith    $200    OH
      ** Elizabeth Roe    29                          IN
         James M. Roe      7                          IN
         Joshua M. Roe     5                          IN
         Mary Roe          2                          IN

     3.  History of Johnson County, IN

         A county History says that Joshua Roe began blackmithing
         in 1848 at the crossing of what is known as "Three Notch
         Line" and Franklin and Mooresvile Roads in what became

     4.  Title:    Marriage Records 1851-1875 Volume 2 
         Record Location:    Johnson County, Indiana 
         Compiled by Edna Bice, Franklin Indiana D. A. R. Alexander Hamilton
                     Chapter 1930 
         Spouse 1:    Peter Knapp 
         Spouse 2:    Elizabeth Roe  
         Marriage Date:    27 Mar 1858  
         County:    Johnson  
         Original Source Page:    47  

     5.  1860 Ninevah, Johnson Co., IN
         Dwelling 784, Family 776 
         Peter Knapp       50                         KY
         Elizabeth "       39                         IN
         John     "        20                         IN 
         James Roe         17                         IN
         Milton "          14                         IN 
         Mary "            12                         IN
         Abram "           10                         IN
         Isaac "           05                         IN          
         Martha J. Knapp   01                         IN
         Francis Buckhart  27                         IN
         Elizabeth "       22                         IN 

     6.  1870 Blue River, Johnson Co., IN
         Dwelling 451, Family 496
         Knapp, Peter      60  Farmer                 KY   Blind
                Elizabeth  49  Keeping House          IN
         Roe, Abram        19  Farm Laborer           IA 
              Isaac        14    "    "               IN
         Knapp, Louisa J.  02                         IN

     7.  1880 White River, Johnson Co., IN
         Dwelling 280, Family 288
         Knapp, Elizabeth  58      Keeping House   1  IN  1 stands for Widowed
         Roe, Milton       35      Son             2  IN  2 stands for Divorced
         Roe, Isaac        24      Son                IN
         Roe, James        13    Grandson             IN
         Roe, John         11    Grandson             IN

Other Roe Resources

Listing of Other Roe Researchers

Dena Davis Research Notes

R. Jay Williamsons Research Notes

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