My Aunt Adelaide said there were Jews in the family. Who knows. My dad denied it...anyway. My dad is/was Valentine Elbon. He had a brother, Lester, and several sisters. They are all from Clarksburg. My grandfather is Lester Elbon. He was a mine inspector, and the Postmaster for Reynoldsville, WV in the 1930's. He was raised by his grandfather, my great great grandfather, William Anderson Elbon. WA Elbon was a veteran of the Confederacy serving with the 41st Virginia. He was born in 1834 in VA, and later moved to what is now WV. He was a millwright, and a former mayor of Junior, WV. His father was Harold Elbon, who died in a Union prison camp at Ft. Dix, NJ. Harolds father,, my great great great great grandfather, was Reubin Elbon, who served with The Maryland Militia from 1781 to 1783 during the Revolution.