James K. McElwee was born in Lancaster, Pa in 1827. He had two brothers George W. and John. The three brothers served in the Civil War. James married Martha Parks of Lebanon Pa. She died in 1870 leaving three daughters, Ida, Bess or Elizabeth, and Katherine. Ida and Bess married and raised their families in Reading, Pa. Katherine moved to Phila. Pa. and married Jay Hartley.
In 1874 James married Elizabeth Moore of Phila. Pa. They had three daughters, Maud, Elizabeth called Bess, and Mary Ellen. The girls were christened in a Methodist Church on Broad and Erie Sts. in Phila.
If you can give me any information about the family I'd surely appreciate it. Thank you Phyllis Ansel Jame' great grandaughter
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