1850 Hamilton Twp, Franklin Co, OH. The census recorded him as a farmer with property = $11,800 and 4 children.
1880 At census time, both John and Eliza were 69 years old with a 14 year old daughter, Elva, making Eliza an old mother at birth. More than likely she was their orphaned granddaughter whom they raised, daughter of Samuel.
The 1880 Agricultural Census showed him as a wealthy man.
The History of Franklin Co recorded:
"He remained at home, at work upon the farm of his father, until twenty-three years of age, when he was married, on the anniversary of his birth.....After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Lisle remained on his father's farm, in Clinton, some seven or eight years, when they removed to Hamilton, and settled on the farm on which they now live."
"Mr. Lisle has always been engaged in farming; has given strict attention to his chosen occupation; and has lived a quiet, unostentatious, but useful life. He has held various official trusts in the township, and for three years was director of the county infirmary."