Leland, Erastus Hinman
Age: 0, credited to Derby, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/22/1814, Derby, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Defiance, OH
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Erastus Hinman Leland [born. 11/22/1814, Derby] was educated in the common schools, at Craftsbury Academy, and in the University of Vermont at Burlington. He studied law in the office of Hon. Joshua R. Giddings. He entered upon the practice of law at Defiance, O., in 1840, and soon became reputed as one of the ablest lawyers in Northwestern Ohio. He served one or more terms in the legislature of the State. He enlisted in the 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, September 10, 1861, and was appointed adjutant of the regiment. He served in that capacity in the campaign in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was also for a while on the staff of Gen. Thomas. He took part in the battles of Mill Spring, Wild Cat, and Crab Orchard, in all of which engagements he was distinguished for brave and gallant service. He resigned his commission on February 6, 1862, on account of lung disease contracted in the army, and returned to Defiance, where he died February 26, 1863, and was buried with Masonic honors.
Norman W. Bingham, Sketch of the life of Hon. Timothy Hinman … also Genealogy of His Descendants, Press of the Somerville Citizen, Somerville, MA, 1892), pp. 26-27.