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, 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).


WikiTree profile: Peter Corbin
in Genealogy Help by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
I've asked one of our teams to come take a look.

Jillaine, co-leader, US Southern Colonies project

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