May 3, 1823 Farmington Ontario County New York, USA
Feb. 28, 1885 Morenci Lenawee County Michigan, USA
Educated in New York as a teacher, Erasmus Allen was a well known newspaper editor and publisher of Lenawee Co. Michigan. Erasmus Allen was editor and publisher of 'The Morenci Star' and 'The Morenci Observer' (which he published and edited until his death). 'The Morenci Observer' was published by his sons after his death.