"History of Steuben County, Indiana", 1885,
pub. Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill.
pages 537 - 538

Elias Mallory was born in Rutland County, Vt., Jan. 30, 1822, a son of David and Cynthia (Collars) Mallory.  He came West in 1837, and on attaining his majority entered eighty acres of school land.  His father was in limited circumstances and he was early obliged to depend on himself for a livelihood.  His education was very meager.  When he began to clear his land he was obliged to borrow his father's ax to split the rails to fence it.  As a result of his untiring labor and energy and his strict honor and integrity he has succeeded in placing himself beyond the pale of want and surrounding himself with all the necessary comforts.   He now owns 250 acres of valuable land where he lives, well stocked and with first-class improvements , and 160 in Pawnee County, Neb.  He has been an influential man in his township, but being retiring in his nature has refused repeated  solicitations to fill official offices, the only office he ever held being Treasurer of the township.   To him is due the credit of Jamestown's cemetery, which is the most beautiful resting place for the dead in the county.  He, at his own expense, superintends the care of the grounds.  Elias Mallory was married in 1844 to Rosilla A. Havens, daughter of George and Huldah H. Havens.   They have one son - George E., who, Nov. 3, 1878, married Miss Louie Wiage, a daughter of one of Branch County's most enterprising citizens.