Elihu Sturgill, native to the Va/NC border region, lived in Hardin Co., IL during the 1850s and 60s. While there he married and raised a family. His young wife died and he and the kids went to live in Lawrence Co., Ohio, where many of his relatives were. He remarried and had additional children by his 2nd wife, Sarah Louderback.
I have recently come across several posts on Ancestry.com where people have identified Elihu's first wife as Elizabeth Davenport, a native of Kentucky.
I previously noticed circumstantial evidence that suggested this might be the right name, but the records for Hardin Co., IL, were destroyed (fire or flood, I forget), making it hard to pin down.
So the question is, does anyone know if there is any solid record to identify Elizabeth Davenport as Elihu's first wife? Or did others just come to the same speculative conclusion that I did and post it online as fact?