Son of James McAffee and Martha McMichael, Alexander McAffee was born in Northumberland Co., Penn., 2 November 1798. He died 24 March 1852 at Roscoe, Ill.
He married Jane McCarty of Muncy, Penn., on 7 November 1825. She was the daughter of William McCarty and Mary Lloyd, and was born in Muncy, Lycoming Co., on 6 April 1800, one of thirteen children. He left Pennsylvania in October 1838 and arrived in Roscoe 31 January 1839 after a short stay in Michigan near South Bend, Indiana. (His sister Mary and husband John McMichael, had moved to Harris Prairie, about eight miles northeast of South Bend in about 1832 or 1833 with their family of nine children.)
He and his brother, John, bought a claim of four hundred acres a half mile south of Roscoe at a cost of $440. Fifteen acres had been under cultivation but there was no house. They built a double log house and returned for the family. Later there was a brick hotel at the west side of the intersection of McDonald Road.
He was first Township Supervisor from Harlem Township in 1850.
He had nine children, 4 sons and 5 daughters (2 children died in early childhood):
4) Ben Franklin, born Towanda 6 December 1832, died Towanda, 27 November 1834.
5) Charlotte Temple, born Towanda, 29 January 1836, died 17 February 1839, Roscoe, age 3
7) Martha Jane, born in Roscoe, Ill., 8 June 1840, married Gust A. Wood, September 1870. One child Mabel born 30 December 1871, she married George Lovell. (I have been unable to locate her)
Mar 24. 1852
AE. 53yrs 4 mo's 22 days