Elisha Harris was born in Noble County Ohio in 16 Dec 1820, the son of George Harris and Betsy Archer. In the spring of 1854 he led a wagon train from Morgan County Ohio to Allamakee County Iowa. Elisha bought the entire town of Lybrand and used the stone hotel there as a home for his large family. Elisha died in Postville, Iowa in 09 Feb 1896.
Margaret Patterson was the daughter of William Patterson and Mary Elizabeth Taylor. She was born in 23 Dec 1827 in Morgan County Ohio and died from consumption on 02 Aug 1885 at Lybrrand, Iowa.
Elisha and Margaret were married in 14 May 1843 in Morgan County Ohio and became the parents of 14 children. They are buried at Minert Cemetery, rural Postville, Iowa, along with several children who died young.