James McAffee was the son of Alexander McAffee and Jane McCarty. Born in Bradford, Co. Penn., 18 August 1827, he died at Roscoe, Ill., 30 March 19011 on the former Cross farm (Sec. 29 & 32) on the road from Roscoe to Rockton.
He came with his parents to Roscoe in 1839. They had a brick home south of Roscoe at the west side of the intersection of McDonald Road and North Second street.
Civil War Veteran in Co. E. 74th Illinois Infantry. a Sgt.
Following his father's death, he carried on at the McAffee farm and, married Almeda McCausland (date unknown). She was from Ridott, Ill., a native of Canada, and the daughter of William McCausland. She died in 1856, leaving one daughter, Meda.
On March 22, 1866, he remarried to Margaret L. Cross. She was born 21 April 1839 in Roscoe, Ill., Daughter of Robert J. Cross and Hannah Benedict.
Aug. 18, 1827
Mar 30, 1901
Sergeant Co. E 74 Reg. Ill. Vol.
Margaret L. His Wife
Apr. 21. 1839
Oct. 18, 1918
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