Please help me find anything about Eli Kirby prior to his marriage to Mary Katherine Hardy-5249
I was able to find a marriage certificate for Mary and Eli which showed they were married 13 Jan 1844 in St. Clair, Michigan. (She was 15 he was 28). It does not mention either parent.
Through Various census reports I've seen the last name written as Corby, Cerby, Curby, and Kirby. (Some descendants have kept Curby others Kirby)
Also through Census reports we've seen his birth as Quebec, Canada, some say "French" Canada, some say MontrealCanada. None of the census reports mention where his parents were born.
I can not find death records for either Eli or Mary but we guess that they probably died in Sanilac County, Michigan as most of the children resided there. However, one son did move out west to Texas and one cousin believe maybe he died there.
I wish I had more information on these two but I'm stuck so any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.