looking for anything on Benjamin Corning died in Texas in the 1900This is a family story:There were four bothers that left Nova Scotia and that they were descendents to the throne of Nova Scotia. Each had his inheritance from their father, Erastus, Benjamin, Samuel, and Jasper Corning. They came to America to seek great success in the new world. Three of the bothers decided to become rancher in the west, but Erastus decided to stay in the east and start an iron works business.The others bought land and sheep to raise. Sometime had pasted and Erastus wrote his bothers and said that he had discovered when he was doing some iron work a glass that he wanted them to invest with him in this new adventure. The other bothers thought that this was a silly thing to do and that they would pass on investing. The other bothers lost all in a great drought, all of their sheep died. They end up land rich and dirt poor. They sold most of their land. Up to a few years ago there was the homestead and 640 acres still owned by Corning descendents this property is right in the hart of oil country. This land is in the middle of Brownfield, Texas.I thank the Roe family owns it now Mon Roe was married to Mary Corning when Mary and Mon died they had a adopted son who also died just before they did and his wife now has the land. My grandmother Elizabeth who was Mary sister told all of this to me.There are more stories like this that has been handed down and letters and picture. All of the bothers were members of the Order of the Mason and that they married Indian women. If any are interested I can help you and you can help me in my such. The bothers also brought a book of their genealogy with them from Nova Scotia and that Erastus was the keeper of this book.