Johannus Jerrick Korman was born in Holland, on March 2,1732
George Kornmann married Sarah Harrison on 25 Mar 1763 in Frederick County Virginia
In 1772 George Corman does not own land he is listed in the Berkeley County, Virginia, rent roles
In 1776 George Corman of Frederick County, Maryland was granted 420 Acres on Meadow Branch of Sleepy Creek in Berkeley County, Maryland
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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.
1790: Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn, and Westpensboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 1790 Census Place Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn, and Westpensboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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