Elijah was born on 31 January 1834 at Preston, Lancashire, to parents Paul Greenwood and Mary Vickers. He was baptised on 9 March 1834 at Paul Street Primitive Methodist Chapel, Preston.
Elijah worked as a cotton piecer before entering the ministry (1851).
He married Jane Dalton (abt1831-1905) on 4 July 1860 at Nenthead, Alston, Cumberland.
Elijah died on 1 August 1908 at Brisbane, Queensland.
- 1856 Alston
- 1857 Stokesley
- 1859 Berwick
- 1860 Melbourne, Australia
- 1862 Kilmore
- 1864 Geelong
- 1866 Bendigo
- 1867 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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