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Erastus David Platt

Male 1800 - 1868  (68 years)


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  • Name Erastus David Platt 
    Born 17 October 1800  Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 December 1868  Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Canfield Village Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Erastus was sheriff of Mahoning County.

      Mahoning Dispatch, 2 Jul 1897, Article No. 24 by Dr. Jackson Truesdale
      Excerpt re burials after Cook Fitch's death from cholera:
      The village undertaker, John Ohl, absolutely refused to go near the dead bodies, and very unwilling, if at all, furnished the materials or suffered the coffins to be made in his shop. I have heard that Tom Peterson, with the aid of many oaths, dug the first graves for these victims. I was not living in Canfield at this time and therefore have no personal knowledge of the events spoken of. About all the information I have been able to gather is derived from a conversation had with our townsman, Ira H. Bunnell. At the time he was a lad some 14 years of age, and whose memory may be relied upon as fully as any one now within reach. Mr. Bunnell says that his father, Charles A., Erastus Platt and one other man whose name he could not recall, prepared the coffins and buried the bodies as speedily as possible and likely without any Christian ceremony whatever.

      1850 Federal Census. Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio
      Roll 707, page 489B
      Erastus Platt, 49, farmer, $200 real estate, b. MA
      Julia Platt, 46, b. CT
      Vantile Platt, 26, b. OH
      Napoleon Platt, 16, b. OH
      James Platt, 13, b. OH

      1860 Federal Census. Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio
      Roll 1005, page 273
      Post Office Canfield
      Erastus Pratt, 59, farmer, $1400 real estate, $400 personal estate, b. MA
      Julia Pratt, 56, b. CT
      James Pratt, 23, b. OH
      Mary Pratt, 21, b. OH
      Hattie Pratt, 1 month, b. OH
      Carrie Makay, 10, b. OH
      Son Napoleon Platt’s family is listed on the same census page.
    Person ID I92597  Schirado
    Last Modified 8 April 2015 

    Father Joseph Platt,   b. 6 May 1775, Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1858, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elsie Fuller,   b. 28 February 1771, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1857, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F60955  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Julia Hitchcock,   b. 25 April 1804, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1883, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 19 November 1822  Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married by Shadrach Bostwick, MG
    Children 
    +1. Calvin Platt,   b. 30 August 1823, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1903, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Vantile Hitchcock Platt,   b. 17 June 1830, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 April 1883, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +3. Napoleon B. Platt,   b. 29 May 1834, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 January 1878, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +4. James Edwin Platt,   b. 9 March 1837, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 August 1883, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Family ID F60954  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S506] (The Trumball County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Howland Printing, Cortland, Ohio. 1998).


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