Posted By:Shirley Lowe
Subject:Re: Erastus ROOT
Post Date:March 13, 2001 at 00:35:41
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Forum:Delaware County, NY Genealogy Forum
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In 1819, one Erastus Root was a defense attorney for a man who was tried at Delhi for the murder of his wife by poison. The district attorney was assisted by Martin Van Buren on the part of the people. The defendant was hung. [History of Delaware Co. by W. W. Munsell}.