According to "McElyea's in Transit" by Clara Hunt Miller, Hiram McElyea was the son of John McElyea & Sarah Boone. He was married to Mathilda (the courthouse burned, no record of marriage, in Humphrey Co., TN). He was born in Maury Co., TN, 1850 Census shows him in Humphrey Co., TN, age 44; 1860 age 50; 1870, age 63. His brother, Humphrey was the father of Robert and Daniel. Hiram is the uncle of Robert and Daniel.