Source: 1885 History of Steuben County, IN p.515
Elias Sillabaugh was born in Somerset County, PA, in 1831, a son of James and Jane (McClintock) Sillabaugh, natives of Pennsylvania. But three of a family of six children are living, viz: Elias, Hiram and Melinda, now Mrs. Joseph Landers, all residents of Steuben County. His parents were early settlers of Noble County, Ind., and there the mother died. The father died in Steuben County in 1876. Elias Sillabaugh was reared in Noble County, Ind. In 1873, he came to Steuben County and bought the farm where he now lives. He has seventy-nine acres of choice land, well cultivated and with fine improvements. He was married in 1863 to Mary A. Landers, daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Fredericks) Landers, her father a native of Pennsylvania and her mother of Ohio, early settlers of Noble County and among its most prominate citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Sillabaugh have two children-- Howard L. and Catherine E., now Mrs. Sylvester Davis.