Elias was born in Middleton, Massachusetts, about 1783.
He married Mrs. Lydia Burdett in Malden, Massachusetts, on October 25, 1821. (Could she have been a relative of his second wife?) She died in 1828. He remarried to Esther (Burdett) Mitchell in 1830 (intention filed January 2 of that year). It was a second marriage for both parties. They resided in Malden, where he earned a living as a shoemaker.
Elias died of consumption in 1843, at the age of 60 years. (A duplicate record says he was 58 and gives the date of August 22, 1843.) He left a widow and at least two children.