How to select spelling variation of LNAB for a merge when there are no sources?

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We've got Ellison and Allison with no sources to support either variant.

Should we just go with the older dated profile when merging or perhaps the spelling variation that is most common for the time period of late 1700s?

WikiTree profile: Eleanor McCall
in Policy and Style by William Foster G2G6 Pilot (111k points)

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Either way more sources are required. She was born around 1790 and married 1799?
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by William Foster
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I might suggest going with UNKNOWN.  Because her correct name is unknown and seems unlikely to be known.

Better perhaps than leaving Samuel in limbo with two wives.
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (152k points)

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