Capt Austin Roe

Capt Austin Roe

Birth
Port Jefferson, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 28 Nov 1830 (aged 82)
Patchogue, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Patchogue, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 47954832 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Soldier. Was a member of the "Culper Spy Ring" in service to General George Washington. He was the original owner of Roe Tavern in Setauket,N.Y. and Roe Eagle Hotel in Patchogue, N.Y. He was buried in a cemetery which was located on Roe Blvd. Patchogue and was re-interred in Cedar Grove in 1898. Tombstone Inscription: In "Memory to Captain Austin Roe who died Nov. 29, 1830 Age: 81 years." His children were: Justis Roe, Hannah Roe, Joanna Roe, Stephen Roe, Ebenezer Roe, Elizabeth Roe, Sarah Roe and Lewis Roe.

Captain Austin Roe and his son Justus. Austin was a secret agent (Spy) in the service of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War (1776 - 1781) on Long Island he was known as the Messenger of the Culper Spy Ring. He and his band were instrumental on the capture of British Major John Andre and the down fall of Benedict Arnold in 1780. He owned two hotels in Setauket and Patchogue. He was so well favored by President Washington that Washington made a special effort to visit him at his home in Setauket in 1790. He passed away in 1830 from gangrene that infected his left leg when he was accidentally thrown from his horse and was buried in Patchogue, N.Y. His son Justus was the inventor of the modern day retractable Carpenter's Tape Measure.He was originally buried in his Family Private Cemetery once located on Roe Blvd. by Greater Patchogue Lake and was named " The Willows ". In 1890 he was exhumed and reburied in Cedar Grove.


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2 brass plaques one affixed to stone the first reads: "REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER CAPTAIN AUSTIN ROE 1748-1830" Placed by the Col. Josiah Smith Chapter of the DAR.
"In Memory of Captain Austin Roe who died Nov. 29, 1830 Age: 81".

The Second reads: REVOLUTIOARY SOLIDER 1748 - 1830, PLACED BY THE DESCENDANTS OF AUSTIN ROE MEMBERS OF THE COL. JOSIAH SMITH CHAPTER DAR.

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  • Originally Created by: Robert Garcia
  • Added: 10 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47954832
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Austin Roe (2 Mar 1748–28 Nov 1830), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47954832, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Patchogue, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Robert Garcia (contributor 46772288) .