Erastus Allen Tillotson

Erastus Allen Tillotson and Phidelia Mathers


Erastus Allen Tillotson was the son of Zadock Tillotson and Susan Caroline Rogers. Erastus was born on January 23, 1817 in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. He married Phidelia Mathers (the name also appears as Fidelia and sometimes as Mather) on February 23, 1841 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio. Phidelia was born December 31, 1818 to Joseph and Saloma Mathers. The Mathers family had moved to Medina County from Wyoming County, New York in 1831.

Phidelia Mathers

Phidelia Mathers
Wife of Erastus Allen Tillotson

Erastus and Phidelia had two children, both born in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio:

Erastus was a blacksmith. He was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Brunswick. Erastus served as Medina County commissioner for six years beginning in 1863. In 1870 he moved to North Lansing, Easton County, Michigan where his son James had carved out a farm from the wilderness.

Erastus Allen Tillotson died in North Lansing, Eaton County, Michigan on July 9, 1887. His death notice reads as follows.

Died on Saturday morning, July 8th Mr. E. A. Tillotson, aged 70 years. Mr. Tillotson was born in Columbia township, Lorain County, Ohio, and came to North Lansing 17 years ago. He was married 46 years ago and leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his death.

Photos of Erastus Allen Tillotson and Phidelia Mathers from E. Ward Tillotson's manuscript The Tillotson Family in America.

Death notice for Erastus Allen Tillotson from the scrapbook of Jane Postreme Munson in the Elsie Historical Society. Rick Tillotson provided information about Frederick Walter Tillotson's family.


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