Born 14 Mar 1792 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Married 2 Aug 1814 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Died 18 Nov 1845 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Two John Corkums appear in the 1838 census of Lunenburg County. Town of Chester: 1. a laborer with 1m. 6-14; 2 f. 6-14; 2 m. >14; 3 f. >14, for a total of 9, including John. Town of West Chester: 2. a farmer, with 1 m<6; 1f<6; 2 m. 6-14; 1f. 6-14; 2 m. >14; 3f. >14 for a total of 11 including John. 
When John died in 1845, his obit states that he left 8 children. Only one or two are believed to be Martha Etter's. Did she die young, and did John remarry?
There is a marriage in Lunenburg of one John Corkum and Anna Maria Nauss, 8 December 1818 at the DR church of Lunenburg. Is this perhaps our John?
Obit. for John states he was in 54th yr of his age. He left his widow and eight children. Information for all children except for Sophia Catherine (which is from Ron Barkhouse, and Joseph E. which is from Chester records, comes from Jean Jess of Halifax, NS (1992). There are undoubtedly other children, if eight were left at John's death. Obituary was published in Christian Messenger, states that John's brother George also died around the same time. No probate found so far.
At some point, John became a Baptist. Is this the reason that the births of his later children aren't recorded?
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