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Peter David Corbin (1745 - abt. 1794)

Peter David [uncertain] Corbin
Born in Stafford, Stafford, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1773 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, USAmap
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Biography

It is said that Peter David Corbin (Corbin-723) was born 23 Apr 1745 in Stafford, Stafford, Virginia, [citation needed] the son of John Corbin and Laetitia (Lee) Corbin [citation needed] This is uncertain, in dispute and currently under review. [1] Peter Corbin (Corbin-723) died abt 30 Jun 1794 in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina [2]

John Corbin is said to be a descendant of Hon. Henry Corbin, Sr. (1629–1676) and Alice (Eltonhead) Burnham (ca. 1627–1684) (Hall End Corbins). [3] Henry's daughter, Laetitia Corbin married Col. Richard Lee II (1647–1715) [4]

One source that has John Corbin linked as Peter's father is Re: Nelson Hester Corbin Sr. of Ok, Al, Ga ', By Carl Fowler September 17, 2004 [5] This source has not been validated and YDna evidence seems to indicate that this Peter Corbin is not the Pendleton, South Carolina Peter.

Disambiguation

There is an online source, Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors!, that states there are at least three Peter Corbins being confused with the Peter Corbin that founded the Pickins branch of the Corbins. (Pickins Co., SC was formed from Pendleton Co., SC in 1826.) The three conflated Peter Corbin lineages are said to be:

  • Peter Corbin, (c1740s- ) [6] of Lexington Co., SC, who married Elizabeth Seawright. Said to be (YDna) I1d [7]
  • Peter Corbin, The Peter Corbin (1731-1790), [8] who lived in Dutchess Co., NY, is said to have married Elizabeth Seabright. This is a conflation of the Dutchess County Peter Corbin with the Lexington County Peter Corbin [9] Said to be (YDna) G2a [10]
  • Peter Corbin, (1745- ) of VA, who married Easter/Esther Holdway Said to be (YDna) I1 (presumed from descendant test) [11] Note: This is the Peter Corbin born born 23 Apr 1745 in Stafford, Stafford, Virginia, said to be the son of William Corbin and Sarah (Unk) [12] This Peter died before 1 Jun 1782 at Culpeper Co., VA...His widow, Esther HOLDWAY married Philip EDWARDS on 19 May 1788 at Culpeper Co., VA.

The Peter Corbin, of Pendleton, South Carolina, that married Elizabeth (Unk) is presumed to be YDna Haplogroup R-SRY2627. [13]

See this comment posted by C-H Geschwind. See this page for more information regarding the conflation of at least three Peter Corbins. Also see Re: Nelson Hester Corbin Sr. of Ok, Al, Ga By Carl Fowler September 17, 2004. The reliability of these sources is unknown and they should be independently verified..

Parents

The parents of Peter Corbin Corbin-723 are said to be John Corbin of Peckatone, Westmoreland, Virginia, and Lettice Lee Corbin. In addition to Peter they are said to have also been the parents of Martha Corbin [14], Jane Corbin, and Gawin Corbin. [citation needed] John Corbin and Lettice (Leticia) Lee are documented as having married 1 Sep 1737 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford, Virginia [15] [16] Peter Corbin is not listed in the St. Paul's parish register as a child of this couple. There are secondary sources that give John Corbin and Lettice Lee as parents of Peter Corbin, but evidence indicates they had only one son, Gawin Corbin who married Elizabeth Jones [17]

There is a birth/christening record for a Peter Corbin being born 23 Apr 1745 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, to parents William Corbin and his wife Sarah' [18] This record does not have an image or cite the original source so it's reliability is not known. It is also not known if this record refers to the Peter Corbin of this profile. There are two marriage records for a WIlliam Corbin and Sarah (Fant or Jenkins). Both are located in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, one in 1743, [19] the other in 1744 [20] The reliability of these sources is unknown as the original source is not cited. The children of William Corbin and Saran are documented as being Margaret [21], Mary, [22] Peter [18] and John. [23] [24]. William Corbin is named in the will of his father, John Corbin Jr. [25] William Corbin married Sarah Jenkins March 10,1743 [26] He married Sarah Fant August 9,1744 [26]

Disputed Parents

According to Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, pg 180, John Corbin, 2nd son of Gawin Corbin, married his cousin, Letitia Lee, dau of Richard Lee and Martha Lee, of London. They had three chidren, Martha, who married Col John Turberville, Jane, and Gawin Corbin, of Caroline CO., Va., their only son. John and Letitia (Lee) are not documented as having a son named Peter [27]

The parents of Peter Corbin (of Pendleton, South Carolina) are currently unknown.

Marriage

Peter Corbin is said to have married Elizabeth (Seawright) Corbin 1773 in Virginia, however there are no reliable sources that support the marriage. Alternate marriage dates are 1730, 1 Sept, 1737 and abt 1744 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford, Virginia. These alternate dates appear to have come from unsourced family trees. [citation needed] All of these dates are questionable as their oldest child is documented as being born in 1762, No reliable marriage record for Peter Corbin and an Elizabeth Seawright has been located, however, the June, 1795 will of Peter Corbin (of Pendleton, South Carolina) does mention his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth's surname is not known.

Children

  1. Samuel, [2]
  2. John, [2]
  3. Judy, [2]
  4. William, [2]
  5. Sarah, [2]
  6. Eligah, [2]
  7. David, [2]
  8. Elizabeth, [2]
  9. Jesper, [2]
  10. James [2]

Last Will

In The Name of God Amen, I peter Corben of pendleton County and State of South Carolinia being very Sick and 1weak in Body but of perfect mi77nd and memory thanks be given unto God Calling unto mind the mortality of the Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recomend my Soul into the hand of the Almighty God that Gave it and my body I recomend to the earth to be berried in decent Christain buriel at the discraition of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General reaurection I shall receive the Same again by the almighty power of God and as touching such wourldly estate wharewith it has pleased God to blefs me in this Life I Give demise and bequeath the Same in way and manner following To Wit First I give and bequeth to Elisebeth my Dearly Beloved wife the full amount of all my Estate and worldly goods after the payment of all my Just Debts to be enjoyed and used by hir for and during the term of hur Life But ondLey excepting one horse which my Son Samuel claims and one mare which my Son John Clains and Two Cows which Janoway Johnson owes me which Cows Samuel is to have one and John one at hir Deciese my hole Estate is to be equely Devided amongst my Children that is Samuel, John, Judy, William, Sarah, Eligah, David, Elisebeth, Jesper, James and I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friends John McClure and Charles Bowen my Executors to this my Last will and testament hoping the will take the Same upon them and I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke and Disannull all and every other testaments wills Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this my Last will and testament in witnefs whareof I have Hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this Seventh Day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety fore his Signed Sealed and acnoleged) Peter X Corben (SEAL) in the presence of us - - ) mark his

Enoch X Williams mark his

Ganoway X Johnson mark

Recorded in Will Book C, Page 37 Recorded June 1795 Date of proving unavailable. J· B. F. ___ Clerk Roll No. 109

Research Notes

1. There is a Peter Corbin that is documented as being born 23 Apr 1745 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America to parents William Corbin and his wife Sarah [28] [26]

2. There is a Peter D Corbin found in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 US census of Accomack Parish, Accomack, Virginia . This Peter Corbin was born in Virginia 1807 [29]

3. A Peter Corbin is found living at Pendleton, South Carolina in the 1790 US census[30] [31]

4. Sources list different death dates, one is 30 June 1794, while the other is 1 July 1794 Note: these sources are unknown but the note was retained for research purposes

Sources

  1. Please see, Two Peter Corbins may have been conflated for more information.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 supported by the will transcription of Peter Corbin, Will Book C, Page 37, Recorded June 1795, Date of proving unavailable, J· B. F. ___ Clerk Roll No. 109
  3. Haplogroup R1b-L48 — the Hall End CORBINs of Warwickshire and VA
  4. Richard Lee ll, WikiPedia
  5. PETER18 CORBIN (JOHN17, GAWIN16, HENRY15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, THOMAS12, RICHARD11, NICHOLAS10, THOMAS9, WILLIAM8, HENRY7, WILLIAM6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, HAMMOND3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1750, and died Abt. May 1794 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.He married ELIZABETH. She was born Abt. 1754 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1822 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.
  6. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHG6-8TG : accessed 7 August 2020), Peter Corben, Lexington, Lexington, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 42, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 121; FHL microfilm 162,024.
  7. Haplogroup I1-L22 (deduced) — SC: Orangeburg/Lexington
  8. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKP-S6F : accessed 7 August 2020), Peter Corbin, Pawling, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing p. 40, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 6; FHL microfilm 568,146.
  9. Harvey Lawson's (1905) book, The Descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River.
  10. Haplogroup G-Z27567 — New England: Muddy River
  11. Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors!, Profile of Peter Corbin and Esther Holdway
  12. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRH-MZH : 28 January 2020), Peter Corbin, 1745.
  13. Haplogroup R1b-SRY2627 — SC: Pickens
  14. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 August 2020), memorial page for Martha Corbin Turberville (19 Nov 1738–8 Jan 1792), Find A Grave: Memorial #18501030, citing Hickory Hill Cemetery, Hague, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Candy (contributor 46888015) .
  15. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR29-N4C : 29 January 2020), Lettice Lee in entry for John Corbin, 1737.
  16. St. Paul's Parish Register: Stafford-King George Counties, Virginia, 1715-1798, Genealogical Publishing Com, 200
  17. Peter and Elizabeth Corbin, of Pendleton, SC.,Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors!, accessed 08/05/2020
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRH-MZH : 28 January 2020), Peter Corbin, 1745.
  19. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRKB-CWT : 29 January 2020), William Corbin, 1743.
  20. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRKB-C4M : 29 January 2020), William Corbin, 1744.
  21. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRH-MS6 : 28 January 2020), William Corbin in entry for Margaret Corbin, 1752.
  22. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRC-THW : 28 January 2020), William Corbin in entry for Mary Corbin, 1749
  23. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRH-MJ5 : 28 January 2020), William Corbin in entry for John Corbin, 1747.
  24. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 August 2020), memorial page for William Corbin (1720–3 Dec 1796), Find A Grave: Memorial #139508091, citing The Major Quarter Cemetery, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Karen Mickel Bennett (contributor 46580610) .
  25. Find A Grave: Memorial #139508331 for John Corbin.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 [https://archive.org/stream/virginiaoverwhar00will/virginiaoverwhar00will_djvu.txt "Virginia, Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 to 1760", Old Stafford Genealogical Society, Washington D.C., 1899
  27. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution. Stella Pickett Hardy Wright, 1911, Page 180, Hon. John Corbin (20-2), Reliability of source unknown.
  28. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRRH-MZH : 28 January 2020), Peter Corbin, 1745.
  29. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M882-Z6L : 4 April 2020), Peter D Corbin, Accomack county, Accomack, Virginia, United States; citing family 449, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  30. Source: #S-1017782677 Page: Year: 1790; Census Place: Pendleton, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 13; Image: 26; Family History Library Film: 0568151 APID: 1,5058::391179
  31. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKF-163 : accessed 5 August 2020), Peter Corbin, Pendleton, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 13, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 11; FHL microfilm 568,151.,
  • Source: S-1017782677 Repository: #R-1349662131 Title: 1790 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. APID: 1,5058::0
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  • Source: S-1017877596 Repository: #R-1349662131 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=25593914&pid=123
  • Source: S35 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1790 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gro; Repository: #R1
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A father's death date (Corbin-723 died 30 Jun 1794) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Corbin-718 born 1803) .
posted by David Douglass
Also note that, per Y-DNA testing, the male-line descendants of Peter Corbin of SC are in haplogroup R1b-P312, while the one male-line descendant of Henry Corbin (putative great-grandfather of the Peter Corbin of Virginia) for whom a test is available is in haplogroup R1b-U106 (see data at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/corbin?iframe=yresults). These two clades diverged about 5,000 years ago.
posted by [Living Geschwind]
In response to the G2G post, Two Peter Corbins may have been conflated, the Southern Colonies Project will be conducting a review of this profile. The project will validate the facts, documentation, sources and parent-child relationships in their effort to determine if the Peter Corbin that died about 30 Jun 1794 in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina is or is not the same Peter Corbin that was born 23 Apr 1745 in Stafford, Stafford, Virginia, the son of John Corbin and Laetitia (Lee) Corbin.

The project will add PPP (project protection) and co-manage the profile for the duration of the review. It is asked that during this project review that no major changes be made to the profile without prior collaboration or the addition of reliable sources. Please post comments, questions, unverified documentation or sources using the comment box.

Thank you, David Douglas, Co-Leader, SoCol Project

posted by David Douglass
edited by David Douglass
David, how is this review going? I just came upon this profile. The research notes state: "There is a Peter Corbin that is documented as being born 23 Apr 1745 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America to parents William Corbin and his wife Sarah" That is the birthdate given on this profile, but he isn't attached to William and Sarah Corbin. According to the Geni profile, that isn't this Peter: "Curator Note from Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator (2/17/2015): Peter CORBIN, founder of the Pickens Co. Corbins, born c.1740's in Virginia, married an unknown Elizabeth, settled in what became Pickens County, South Carolina, and died there c.1794. See Overview. Not related to John Corbin and Letitia Lee." See https://www.geni.com/people/Peter-Corbin-of-Pickens-County/6000000001508657025
posted by Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill
edited by Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill
Oops, I let this one slip ny me. I had turned my attention to other projects fully intending to come back to this one. Thanks for bringing this back to my attention. I will pick back up where I left off. Hopefully will have this sorted soon.
posted by David Douglass
Having not found any reliable source(s) to support John Corbin and Letitia (Lee) Corbin as the parents of Peter Corbin it is suggested that they be detached as Peter's parents until which time that a reliable source can be found to prove/disprove this parent-child relationship. If a source is found that can be used to validate this relationship, please post it here in the comments section.
posted by David Douglass
Hi David,

Thank you for your work on this family. Was any decision regarding the connections as presented here? I am a descendant of this Peter Corbin, but I am hesitant about linking my line up as there is still so much confused (and confusing) information presented in his biography. Clearly, he was not likely to have been a son of John Corbin and Letitia Lee, but they are still linked as his parents. There is also ample evidence that his wife was not a Seawright, but she is still shown as such with the only source being an immigration record to South Carolina in 1762/3 with is highly unlikely given that Peter Corbin was in Virginia. I am not really sure where to start, but I hate seeing the same misinformation perpetuated.

Thank you,

Jason

posted by Jason Lee Edwards
There clearly was a Peter Corbin in South Carolina in the 1790s, as he is recorded in the 1790 census for Pendleton District and as his will, dated 7 June 1794 (and transcribed in this profile) was recorded in Pendleton District in June 1795. There clearly also was a Peter Corbin who was born 23 April 1745 in Overwharton Parish of Stafford County, Virginia to a William Corbin (who by 1758 was living in Culpeper County, VA). However, I'm not sure these two Peter Corbins were one and the same person, as claimed at present in this profile and in many online trees.

I do not at present have access to the Culpeper Land Records to make my case (the digitized FHL films of those records can only be accessed in a Family History Center, and all of them are closed around here right now due to coronavirus), but there is a discussion of these records in A. M. Prichard, Allied Families of Read, Corbin, Luttrell, Bywaters (Staunton, VA: Privately printed, 1930), p. 120, which can be accessed at https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/12254/images/dvm_GenMono001720-00062-0.

To quote: "By deed of 15 May 1780, recorded in Culpeper deed book "K" page 151, William Corbin conveyed to Peter Corbin a tract of land on Hughes River within the bounds of what is now Madison County, Virginia. Peter Corbin's wife was named Easter, as shown by deed of 18 of Dec. 1780, recorded in Culpeper deed book "K" page 273. Peter Corbin died between 1780 and 1788, because Culpeper marriages show that his widow, Easter Corbin, married Philip Edwards on the 19th May 1788."

In addition, there was a deed of 6 Feb 1808 in which William Corbin Jr. acquired property from all of the co-heirs of William Corbin (the father of this Peter Corbin). Peter Corbin was not named in this deed, but the only person named in the deed who cannot be identified as a child of William Corbin or as a child of one of his other children is a George Corbin. Thus, to further quote Prichard, "it would seem to follow that he [George] must have been Peter's only heir."

In other words, it would appear that the Peter born 1745 in Virginia remained in Virginia and died in the 1780s, leaving only a son George as heir. Thus, it would seem that he cannot have been the Peter who lived and died in South Carolina in the 1790s.

posted by [Living Geschwind]
Corbin-1182 and Corbin-723 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplication- the only difference is one day off with death dates.
posted by Judy (Swingle) Swee