I hope someone can help with my brick wall. John Anthony Eli (Ely) Sr. was my 3rd great grandfather. B- 1813 in Indiana, D- after 1851 in Sewal, Wayne County, Iowa. He married Phebe, b. 1807 in North Carolina, d. 1864, Sewal, Wayne County, Iowa.
They had three children, John Anthony Eli Jr.; Margaret Jane Eli, and George Washington Eli.
I haven't been able to find anything earlier on John Sr. The main info I have comes from his 1832 marriage in Washington, Indiana and the 1860 census.