Info from David Bailey -
This name appears in GAR records,from a list for decorating the graves at West Aurora dating back to 31 May 1871: J. Roe, buried in Lot 149 He doesn't appear on any of the later Memorial Day lists for West Aurora Cemetery I've found. Not sure what that signifies ... an error?, body was moved? A number of J. Roe's served from IL, but none credited to Kane County.
Lot 149 was purchased by C. S. Roe on 19 Dec 1859, for $10. Known burials on lot are Capt. Cornwell Sands Roe, his wife Rosetta Reynolds Roe, and their daughter, Carrie A. Roe.
Jas. E. Roe, 25, born NY, was living in next household to C. & Rosetta Roe in 1860 Census, Aurora. His occupation was listed as lumber merchant.
1850 Census (19 July), Kenosha, Wisconsin, shows family, all born in NY: Cornwell S. Roe, 56, clerk, Rosetta, 55, Alice A., 29, Caroline M., 24, Eliza M., 21, James E., 16, and Ruth R. Carr, 35.
Sarah Caswell, born c.1819 NY, was a sister of James Roe; her daughters were in same household with James in 1860.
Probably same person as this listing: James R. Rae - Burial: 13 April 1861--Age: 26y 2m 26d--Cause of death: Confluent Vasioloid-- [no lot number]
("Varioloid" at that time would be smallpox.)
There are no civil death records for Aurora recorded from early Feb 1861 to early Sep 1862.
West Aurora Cemetery
Plot: S2 B4 L149
Created by: Lisa Gerald
Record added: Apr 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108363273