Erastus M. Young, retired, P. O. Hiram, was born in Hiram Township, this county, April 2, 1813, son of George and Elizabeth (Montgomery) Young, of English descent, natives of Windham County, Conn., where they were married and whence they moved to this county in 1811. They settled in Hiram Township, where they cleared up a large farm, reared a family of five children, of whom only our subject survives, and here the mother died in 1815, the father in 1823, At the age of sixteen our subject learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, which he followed principally for twenty-five years. He then purchased land in Hiram Township, which he farmed until 1880, when he sold the same and moved to Hiram Center, where he now resides. He was married in 1837 to Miss Lorena E. Mackintosh, of Mantua Township, where her parents settled in an early day. She died August 13, 1839, mother of one daughter— Lorena E. Mr. Young then married in 1841 Miss Chestina Allyn, of Hiram Township, a native of Connecticut, born May 29, 1821, and whose parents were also very early settlers in this county, where they spent the remainder of their lives. To this second union were born three children: Lorena A., Sutton E. and Clark M. Mr. and Mrs. Young are members of the Christian Church, in which the former has filled the office of Deacon over forty years. He is a Republican in politics.


History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885