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John George Corman (1732 - 1804)

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John George (George) Corman aka Korman
Born in Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlandsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married in Fredrick, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Binbrook, Saltfleet Twp, Wentworth , Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Johannus Jerrick Korman was born in Holland, on March 2,1732

George Kornmann married Sarah Harrison on 25 Mar 1763 in Frederick County Virginia[1]

In 1772 George Corman does not own land he is listed in the Berkeley County, Virginia, rent roles[2]

In 1776 George Corman of Frederick County, Maryland was granted 420 Acres on Meadow Branch of Sleepy Creek in Berkeley County, Maryland[3]

The story below does not match the sourced data above. The UELAC agrees that they have been unable to validate any of this story told by Miss Corman.[4]

Paper read by Miss Hazel A. Corman at the United Empire Loyalists' meeting at the Welland House on Tuesday, June 2nd, 1936.

Johannus Jerrick Korman was born in Holland, on March 2,1732, of wealthy parents. When about six years of age, while playing along the shore with a playmate, he was kidnapped by the English. They asked for a ransom and he was taken to England where he was held for two years. During this time his name was anglicized to John George Corman.

His captors, disappointed at obtaining no ransom, in 1740 brought him to the British Colony of Maryland, where he was sold as a Blacksmith's apprentice. Being unsuited for such work, he was soon sold to Chickie Depew Harrison and General Harrison.

Here he remained for fifteen years and found such favour in his master's sight that he married his daughter Sarah Harrison, aunt of President and General William Henry Harrison.

They took up a tract of 700 acres in Maryland, and raised a family of seven children. During the hostilities, at the time of the American War of Independence, they moved to British Kentucky, where they were burnt out. They then moved to Pennsylvania and in 1793 John George Corman and his youngest son Isaac, born in 1778, emigrated to Upper Canada.

They settled at Stoney Creek on a 200 acre grant of land given them by the Crown. Isaac Corman later married Desire Green sister of Billy Green the Scout, and raised a family of eleven children.

When the war broke out in 1812, Isaac Corman, refusing to give the Americans information as to the whereabouts of Indian or British troops, was taken prisoner and forced to accompany the division of the army camping along the shore of Lake Ontario, where they hoped to meet U.S. supply boats.

During the evening Corman was closely questioned by the officer commanding, who upon learning that Corman, like himself, was a cousin of President and General William Henry Harrison, gave him the password for the night, Will-Hen-Har, and released him.

On his way home he was met by Billy Green the Scout, who had been sent out in search of him. He quickly gave his brother-in-law the American password and urged him to take it with all possible speed to General Harvey, in command of British troops at Burlington Heights, seven miles distance. Corman then proceeded home to his delicate wife.

The Americans, realizing all too late the seriousness of their act, sent guards to watch Isaac Corman for the night.

General Harvey, after much persuasion, and led by Billy Green, made a forced march and night attack on the Americans now encamped at the Gage homestead west of Stoney Creek, and won the decisive victory of the Battle of Stoney Creek.[5][6]

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1790: Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn, and Westpensboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 1790 Census Place Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn, and Westpensboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania


  1. Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, database, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Georg Kornman and Sarah Harrison, 25 Mar 1763; citing Marriage, , Frederick, Maryland, United States, various libraries, churches, historical and national societies, private and public records; FHL microfilm 13,931.
  2. Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
  3. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800, Volume 3, By Gertrude E. Gray, Dave Gray, Q-46
  5. An Early History of the Corman Family-No book or article of this name has been found
  6. Annals of The Forty, The Grimsby Historical Society, Loyalist and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln, 1783 - 1833, Page: V.4, p.33,34; V.7, p.51-Repeated in this book in 1965
  • Saltfleet Then and Now 1792 - 1973. Saltfleet Commemorative Program Committee. D.G. Sheldon Printing Limited: Hamilton, Ontario, 1975


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On 28 Jun 2018 at 08:36 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Please note that Reusel-de Mierden is 99.99% certain a bogus location, as explained here

On 9 Apr 2018 at 21:13 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Corman-349 and Corman-213 appear to represent the same person because: same story and source

On 24 Feb 2012 at 05:01 GMT Jack Bender III wrote:

Years ago when I searched the Harrison records I could not find a Sarah Elizabeth Harrison.

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