Erastus Janes

9 February 1798–9 July 1870 (Age 72)
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Erastus

When Erastus Janes was born on 9 February 1798, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Janes, was 25 and his mother, Zerviah Huntington, was 23. He married Lydia Woodruff on 6 February 1822, in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Ira, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 July 1870, at the age of 72, and was buried in Meridian, Cato, Cayuga, New York, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Erastus Janes
Lydia Woodruff
Marriage: 6 February 1822
John M. Janes
Eleazer F. Janes
Asa W. Janes
William Dunning Jaynes

Spouse and Children

6 February 1822
Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Jan ( see Jayne ).2 Czech (Janeš): from a pet form of the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Greek Iōannēs ( see John ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Erastus Jaynes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Erastus Janes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Erastus Janes, "United States Census, 1860"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.