Hi Linda_ It seems you're searching for info on John McElravy b. April 17, 1800 and this is my direct line.Have many details regarding this branch.
John b. 1800 is a son of Bejamin b. 1776 who is a son of William Alexander_
Statements about the McElravy settlement in Centre County, PA before their travel to other PA counties_ Crawford, Mercer, Armstrong, Huntingdon, Butler, Clarion and Washington_ eventually meeting with relatives of much later arrival who settled in NY and Ohio_ all have been confirmed.
This family can be quite confusing as the given names and documentation within the extended branches change very little_ not to mention the siblings and close cousins naming their children as honoraries to the grandfathers as well.
It is a fact that their father, Benjamin McElravy was born in 1776 Cumberland County, PA and died before 1850 in Centre County.
Which of John's children does your line follow?Mine follows his 3rd oldest son David b. Oct 6, 1829_ then to David's daughter Anna E b. March 27, 1865.
You're on the right path so will try to make this clearerer after the holiday.