John J. Elsrod,

farmer, York Township, born in this county in 1839, is a son of William and Martha (McLenan) Elsrod; natives of this county and Pennsylvania, where the father was born and reared. His parents married in this county and reared four children, three living: Mary, Margaret and John J. The father died in 1872, the mother in 1879. Our subject grew to manhood on the farm and married in 1860, Louisa Gullion, daughter of John Gullion, who died in 1872, leaving four children: John, Brewster, Dora and Amelia. In 1874 Mr. Elsrod married Mary A. Bennett, daughter of William Bennett. Mr. Elsrod lived seven years in Kentucky, but in 1881 purchased his present farm of eighty-three acres, which he has since cultivated. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. at Florence.