This is a pretty old message, but I'll try a reply. I have two Eliphalets:(1) Eliphalet Patee, B. 6-1789, in Pawlet, VT; and (2) Dr. Eliphalet Leroy Patee, B. 2-13-1827, in Oxford, OH, died 1904, in Manhattan, KS.
The name is so unusual that there must be a relation.