Erastus Drayton Bodwell (1804-1825)

Son of: Erastus 1776

Erastus was accidentally shot while out in search with a number of others of a man who had committed murder. The night was cool and he wore a long cloak as did the murderer-who was thought to be crazy. Stepping on a high rock, the bright moonlight revealed him to the party, who, thinking it was the murderer...fired. Hastening to him, to their sorrow and surprise, found they had mortally wounded a friend. He said as they reached him, "You have shot me boys, but it was a mistake, don't feel badly." He lived only a few hours. (Heather Robertson)

20 Dec 180416 May 1825
Simsbury, CtFarmington, Ct


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