1/31/1874 N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL. Elisha gave estray notice, the animal not specified. Jesse Ellis was the Justice.
6/9/1880 Same place. The census recorded him living next door to sister Malinda Price, followed by sister Margaret and Josiah Daily. He was a 40 year old farmer, wife Flora was 24. They only had 1 daughter, Neva, 1.
6/1900 Still at the same place. That year the census taker listed Elisha, 55, married 28 years to Flora J, 44, who had birthed 7 children but only 5 were still living. Four were still at home: Alma, 14, Netta, 13, Edward, 7, and Elcie, 4. Elisha's occupation was laborer.