I don't have alot of information for you. However, I have a copy of his card from the 1880 census. It shows Elkany Fryman, age 46, birthplace Kentucky. Buena Vista District.
Wife, Armilda Fryman, age 43, son Henry Thomas,age 13 & son William Ira??, age 6. It then shows a Daniel Wagoner, age 69,also living in the household. It's hard to make out, but I think the relationship is uncle. I am not certain of that however.
All above listed show birthplace as Kentucky.