Some of the information I found was included in the Marion County Bio Sketch.See below:
From Marion County Ohio Biographical Sketches;
ELI WAPLES (Montgomery Township) was born in Fayette County, Ohio, April 25, 1827; his parents, Benjamin and Rebecca (Prettyman) Waples, were from Sussex County, Delaware, and came to Marion County when Eli was but seven months old, and located on Rocky Fork, four miles north of Marion. In 1832, his father entered 160 acres of land, one and a quarter miles northwest of La Rue, and lived there seven months. It was then a perfect wilderness, and to got to the land, he was obliged to cut a road through the timber for a team to pass; he returned to his home north of Marion, where he lived till his death, which occurred April 21, 1844, aged forty years; his wife died in September 1861. Eli Waples was married in 1851, to Martha A. Scott, who died October 15, 1856, leaving two children, as follows: Benjamin F. (1907), now a dry goods merchant at Marion, and Martha A., who married Edward Lingo, of La Rue, and died September 21, 1882. Mr. Waples was married a second time, March 14, 1859, to Love E. Day. By the last marriage there was one child-Demaris. Mr. Waples is a Republican, and has served the township two terms as Assessor; he is a member of Day Lodge, No. 328, IOOF, and is a straight forward gentleman and highly esteemed citizen of La Rue. Mr. Waples formerly owned a farm of ninety-eight acres in Big Island Township, where he lived four years; he sold this farm and bought 104 acres in Montgomery Township, which he still owns. In 1867, he moved to La Rue, and was engaged in butchering three years, and afterward at teaming, and in 1873, he opened a livery stable, which business he has conducted ever since; he keeps on hand from five to ten good horses and six buggies, and has the best location in the village for a stable.