Some time after the death of his wife, Ann Dunlap, Elisah Taylor married Elisabeth Ely, a daughter of Nathaniel Ely of Long Meadow, and of a distinguished Massachusetts family. She was about 35 years of age at her marriage, and well fitted to care for the very young children entrusted to her. She was a very calm, quiet woman, who never made remarks to be regretted or answered a question hastily. She had a little habit, peculiar to herself, of placing her finger to her lips, pondering over the subject, and then saying, "I think it was so and so.," and one felt sure that her "think" outweighed the affirmative of several others combined.
She outlived her husband 13 years, dying in 1874. After Mr. Taylor's return from the east, he built a large stone cottage on what was once Vine Street off Woodland Ave.
The family rest in Erie Street Cemetery, not far from the Erie Street entrance.
From The Pioneer Families of Cleveland 1796-1840, Vol. 1 by Gertrude Van Rensselaer Wickham, EVangelical Publishing House, 1914