Biography of Erastus J. Fox
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Erastus J. Fox is the son of Moziah G. and Rachel (Coleman) Fox, natives of Connecticut. He was married in Niagara county in 1842 to Betsey Bullen, born in Niagara county in 1824, and now doceased. They have had nine children, of whom five are living: Olive (wife of E. O. Rees), Mary, George M., William H. and Ella R. A son, Ferren, died from a wound received while serving as a Union soldier. They have lost besides, a daughter, Mary A., and twin infants, Mr. Fox was a soldier in the war for the Union; he enlisted in September, 1861, in the 2d Mich. Cavalry, and served 23 months, He was mustered out at Nashville, He settled in this county in 1845 and located 80 acres on sec. 22, this tp., which he has "made a farm from the stump." He is a Republican and has held the office of Highway Commissioner. P. O., Alpine.

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Chicago 1881.