Ed, I am also a ggg grandson of Elias Poffenbarger. His death certificate shows his father as John Puffenbarger b. unknown. Mother unknown, but b. Virginia. Author Thomas Poffenbarger thinks our line came from Virginia, which matches the old family story that John and his wife came over the mountains in a covered wagon from Virginia to Ohio. If you are interested, I could send you a jpeg of Elias and Catherine Poffenbarger.