I believe that the Elijah you are looking for is the uncle of the Elijah refered to in these posts. He is the eldest son of Richard Isaacs and Mary Ann Robbins. He was born, probably, in Wilkes County, North Carolina abt 1785. He and wife Sarah Sally Masagee moved their family from the Cove Creek area of Ashe County, North Carolina to Carroll County, Indiana some time after 1830 as Richard was born in North Carolina in 1830. They are present in the Washington, Carroll County, Indiana 1840 U.S. Census. Richard and Barbara Ryan's second son was indeed Jonathan born 1853.