I'm working on trying to connect Elam Blain to his family of origin in New Jersey. It's not all that easy. The Revolutionary War veteran moved from New Jersey (where he married his wife) to Pennsylvania, and eventually into Ohio where he died.
His Revolutionary War pension is an excellent find, mentioning individuals who have known his wife since before her marriage. There is a pension for a John Blaine from the same area who might be a brother to Elam.
My goals are to complete the analysis of these two Revolutionary War pensions, both for Elam and John. We will also look at tax record for Hunterdon County, New Jersey as well. Stay tuned.