Elisha Brien was born in Virginia about 1785 (if he was 21 at the time he married Ann Milner in 1806). After Ann died, he married Sarah Elizabeth Johnson on September 26, 1818, in Tennessee. Their son, Livingston, was born in 1820. He died of cholera in 1835 and is buried with his wife, who died the same day, in the
Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee.
Additional information from pp 58-59, Notable Southern Families Volume II, Compiled by Zella Armstrong, Member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, published by The Lookout Publishing Company, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1942. Digitized by Google, and available online through Google Books.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Elisha by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Elisha: