Hi Darlene.Yup, I've seen all three of those spellings as well as Elborn and Elvin.I've collected lot of info collected here, in bits and pieces, and need to get it organized.But, I'm fairly certain that all of these Elbins do connect.(Maybe when I have a chance to sit down, dig into it and get it organized, a pattern of the connection will pop out.)There are also a John, William and Reuben Elbin who end up in Licking Co., OH in the early 1800's.I just received some deeds from Allegany Co., MD and the John Elbin in OH is selling land he owned in MD to a William Elbin who still resided in MD.I'll have to check their ages, but I get the impression they could have been brothers.
I can't remember now what year, I'll try to find it, but awhile back, somewhere in the Allegany Co., MD census, I came across a female Elbin who was from New Jersey, living with or beside the MD Elbins.That lead me to believe there's some connection between them all.
The William in 1781 is news to me, so thanks for passing that along.The William Elbin who headed out to OH may be that same one.I was stumped when I came across an older William there in OH yet had never before seen him listed in anything, only a John Elbin in 1790.
It can all get confusing, but I believe we can eventually piece it all together in some way that makes sense.Unfortunately, I don't have much available time lately to get work on it. Eventually. Hopefully.:)