My grandfather's name was Joseph Ekel Elias Saliba. He was born in Bteghrine, Lebanon. He came to this country with his father when he was only 12. His father was sent back to Lebanon (Syria) for some sort of medical reason. After he grew up he dropped the last name of Saliba and went by Elias or, as he Americanized it, to Ellis. He came to America in 1905 we think. I am trying to find other relatives still in Lebanon.