History of the County of Perth, 1825-1902
William Johnston, 1903
Mr SAMUEL ROE was born in Crossmolin, Mayo, Ireland, in 1821. At the age of 30 years he came to Canada, settling at Paris. In 1854 he arrived in Elma, locating on lot 36, concession 12. During his first year in this township he married Margaret Fullarton, sister to the present municipal clerk. At an early period he became identified with township affairs, and was elected councillor in 1859. In 1863 he was chosen deputy-reeve under Mr. D. D. Hay. This position he held until 1880. He was a life-long Conservative, and a consistent supporter of the English Church.
Meg Fuller Perth County Coordinator
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