I'm afraid I have very little on this couple, but here it is:
1.THOMAS M2 MCELRATH(JOSEPH P.1) was born 1827 in NC, and died WFT Est. 1857-1918.He married SUSANNAH BAILEY 04-13-1851 in Murray Co, GA.She was born 1826.
Notes for THOMAS M MCELRATH: 1850 census-- living with Thomas J. Farmer in Murray Co, GA--not there in 1860 census 1880 census-- in Ball Ground, Murray Co, GAas a blacksmith and widower brother of James McElrath (b.1822, NC), Maggie McElrath (b.1830, NC) and John McElrath (b.1849) son of Joseph P. McElrath (b. 1794, NC; d. after 1880 in Gordon Co, GA ) and Jane (unknown) (b. 1794, NC; d. after 1860 in Gordon Co, GA)