My name is Andrés Sulleiro Corpening. Son Sarah Adelaide, dauther of Claude Long, son of William Pickney. I belong to the branch of the southern Corpenings that settled in and around Morganton, Burke Co, NC. My mother moved to Spain in the late sixties and married my father Justo Sulleiro.
A while back I did my own research and found a copy of the Corpening bible, belonging to Barbara Probst and Albert Corpening. It can be found at the Asheville, NC, public library. I believe is in the special collections.
It is quite a remarkable volume, written in German and bound in leather. It has several hand-written inscriptions in a "bad" English. I woud guess they were written by early settlers, who's command of english was different. There is also what seems to be a recipe on a loose piece of paper as well as some dried flowers.
Truly an interesting find.
I took some pictures of it but don't have them with me at this moment. They are at home in Madrid Spain and currently I'm living in St. Louis MO.
Among the things that I have are: - Some photo reproductions of William Pickney as a young man and of Annie Hodges (wife) as a girl. I can send them by e-mail if necesary.
- A reproduction of the Corpening Coat of Arms (different that the one sketched by Albert Newton) that belonged to my grandfather, Claude Long.
- A reproduction of the book written by Albert Newton. The original that was copied is now in possesion by my uncle Andrew Corpening, now living in Burke Co. I have both a copy of the southern branch and the northern branch, the former being the most detailed.
I have recent pictures of the William Pickney home, circa 1900. It was built on the grounds of the original homeplace in Jones River, in Burke Co. The old house is still there, but in ruins, run to the ground. I believe this is the homeplace of either David Corpening or John Corpening, sons of Albert Corpening. I can't remeber now which inherited that piece of land.
There were several areas around Morganton where Albert had land, but was all divided among the sons. I am familiar with the Jones River piece, from where my lineage comes from.
That's all I can think of of the top of my head. Like I said I have a few things, but not with me. I can get them this Christmas when I go home to visit.
I just thought I share with you all. If any of you have specific questions about any of what I've mentioned or other things feel free to contact me via e-mail.