Two Peter Corbins may have been conflated

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There is a Peter Corbin who lived and died in Pendleton District, South Carolina, in the 1790s. There is also a Peter Corbin who was born 1745 in Overwharton Parish of Stafford County, VA. Lots of genealogies online, as well as the current Wikitree profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Corbin-723, assert (without apparent documentation) that they were one and the same. In comments on the profile I have outlined my reasons for believing they were actually two separate persons. In essence, Culpeper County, VA, land records (to which I do not currently have access, but which were discussed in a 1930 publication) show that the Peter born 1745 died in the 1780s in Culpeper County. Moreover, Y-DNA information shows that the most recent common ancestor for descendants of the Peter Corbin of South Carolina and for a descendant of the great-grandfather of the Peter Corbin of Virginia lived about 5,000 years ago.

I would like members of the Southern Colonies and/or Southern Pioneers project to take a look at this and, if they agree, give me guidance on how I should split this profile (I have been placed on the Trusted List for this profile and authorized to make changes as necessary).

Thanks!

WikiTree profile: Peter Corbin
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (82.0k points)
I've asked one of our teams to come take a look.

Jillaine, co-leader, US Southern Colonies project

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