"he enlisted in the 6th N.-Y. Vol. Cavalry, in Nov., 1861, and was honorably discharged in the fall of 1865. In 1886, he was a carpenter, and resided at Jersey City, N.J.; married Kate M. Stowe, in June, 1867."
1860 Census - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
living with Westfall family
Union Cemetery of Mellenville
New York, USA
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Erastus by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: