I have collected some, but not all, of the extant source records on the William Corbin that you listed as the possible grandfather of Bluford and Dennis Corbin. Listed below are some corrections to your post #2517 and some additional relevant information.
First, A. M. Prichard shows that this William Corbin wrote his will in Culpeper Co., VA in 1789 and it was proved in Culpeper Co., VA in 1797. The section covering this William Corbin is listed below for reference:
"Allied Families of Read, Corbin, Luttrell, Bywaters", A. M. Prichard, 1930, pp. 108-110.
4. WILLIAM CORBIN, d. 3 Dec. 1796; m. (1) 1 Jan. 1743, Sarah Jenkins; m. (2) 2 Aug. 1744, Sarah Want. Although the Overwharton Parish Register spelled the name "Want," it is believed that the real name was Fant. Benjamin Lewis Corbin, No. 84, spent his last years at the home of his sister, Amanda Elizabeth Gosnell, No. 85, whose daughter, Medora Tomlinson, No. 192, has notes of matters related by him; and, among them, is the statement that William Corbin, No. 4, and John Corbin, No. 5, married sisters. Benjamin Lewis Corbin had collected many authentic documents relating to family history which are now in the possession of Mrs. Tomlinson. The will of William Corbin, No. 4, recorded in Culpeper will book "D" page 201, is as follows:
"In the name of God Amen the tenth clay of November one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine, I William Corbin of the Parish of St. Mark in the County of Culpeper being sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following (to-wit) Principally and first of all I recommend my Soul to the hands of Almighty God who gave it & my body to the earth to be intered in a Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned - And as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give bequeath & dispose of the Same in the following manner & form
IMPRIMUS My will & desire is that my just debts & funeral expenses be first satisfied & paid.
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Benjamin Corbin any waggon and team of Horses which he now has in his possession.
Item I lend unto Sarah Corbin, my dearly beloved wife, the slaves & rest of my estate both real & personal during her natural life and after her decease I give bequeath & dispose of them as follows
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Benjamin Corbin aforementioned one Negro wench Sarah & her child Lydia & all their future increase.
Item I give in like manner unto my Son Lewis Corbin one Negro wench Hannah & all her future Increase.
Item I give in like manner unto my Son Wm. Corbin one Negro wench Nanie & all her future increase.
Item I give in like manner unto my Son Isaiah Corbin the Land & plantation whereon I now live.
Item I give in like manner unto my Daughter Catey Corbin one Negro wench Esther & all her future Increase.
Item I give in like manner unta Elizabeth Thatcher Corbin daughter of my son John Corbin one Negro wench Delphea & all her future increase.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Gaunt one Negro boy Daniel & likewise my will & desire is that my said daughter Ann shall have a young negro wench to be purchased or raised out of that part of my estate not already bequeathed during her natural life & that her husband Wm. Gaunt shall possess said slaves during his life provided he shall be the longest liver - but if my Daughter Ann should die without issue, that then after her & her said husband's decease the said Slaves & their increase to return to my Estate & be disposed of by my Executors according to law.
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter !Margaret Walker one Negro girl Lucy & likewise a young negro wench to be purchased or raised out of my Estate & all their increase.
I likewise constitute & appoint my Sons John Corbin, Wm. Corbin & my aforesaid wife Sarah Corbin executors of this my last will & testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannual all and every former wills and testaments, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written.
William X Corbin
Signed sealed published
Pronounced & declared to he the
last will & testament of Wm. Corbin
In the presence of
"At a court held for Culpeper County the 17th of Apl 1797 - This last will & Testament of Wm. Corbin Decd was exhibited to the court & partly proved by the oath of Andrew Gaunt a witness thereto & ordered to be certified - And at a court held for said county the 19th day of June 1797 the said will was fully proved by the oath of Thomas Spilman a witness thereto & ordered to be Recorded. And on motion of John Corbin one of the Exors. therein named Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form he having made oath thereto & given bond & security according to law - Liberty being reserved for the other Exors. to join in the probate when may think fit -
JOHN JAMESON Clerk."
In addition to the children named in his will William Corbin, No. 4, had a son, Peter, as shown in Overwhartorn Parish Register.
I do not have a copy of this William Corbin's will, but I have looked at it at the Culpeper Co., VA courthouse and my recollection is that Prichard's transcript was accurate.
In your post #2517 you stated:
"It is possible that William is the William Corbin shown in the Overwharton Parish Records (Stafford County) as marrying Sarah Jenkins January 1, 1743--perhaps John Jenkins is a brother to Sarah?? This needs to be worked on further. But, if this is true--William married in 1743, had Peter born April 23, 1745
(Overwharton Parish Records, Stafford County, Virginia) and had Thomas and John about 20 years later--it would be reasonable to expect other children. Where, and who are they?"
You asked who the other children of this William Corbin were. Per Prichard's book, all of the children except Peter were named in William Corbin's will. However, I infer from your post that you believe that the William Corbin who was the patriarch of the Madison Co., VA Corbins must have been a different William Corbin. If so, why do you believe that that is the case? Per the will, we have a William Corbin married to a woman named Sarah, with sons John and William (no Thomas) who died prior to April 1797. This is consistent with the data that you provided for William Corbin, with the exception of the son Thomas. I have not transcribed all of the personal property tax records for Culpeper Co., VA for all members of the Corbin family, but I have looked at them all prior to 1820, and I do not remember there being more than two William Corbins (father and son) listed prior to the formation of Madison Co., VA in 1792/3.
William Corbin Sr. (your William Corbin) also witnessed the will of his brother, John Corbin, in Culpeper Co., VA in 1786. My abstract of this will is included below:
Culpeper Co., VA, Will Book, Vol. C, pp. 241-242.
January 10, 1786Proved March 20, 1786
Will of John Corbin.
Wife: Frances (also executor)
Children: William, John, Catherine, Magdely, Betsey, Charles, George,Joseph, Franciss, Nancy, Sarah, Harry, and Lucy
Witnesses: Willm Corbin Senr, John Brown, George Fant, John Minor
I have looked at all of the early marriage bonds for the Corbin family in Madison Co., VA and Rhoda Corbin is the only one whose parent was named, i.e. John Corbin. I agree with you that her age varies a great deal across a number of census years, however, I don't believe that the age of 80 given in the 1850 census is correct. Rhoda married Thomas Nicholson in 1802 in Madison Co., VA. If she had been born in 1770 (per the 1850 census), she would not have needed a parent's approval to marry in 1802. Therefore, it is likely that she was born after 1781 (Kenneth Corbin gave me her birth date as abt. 1782). She is supposed to have died in 1855, so I intend to look for her death record the next time I visit the Library of Virginia.
Nancy Corbin & husband Moses Smith and Elizabeth Corbin and husband Fielding Smith are linked to Dennis Corbin per a deed in 1817 (Madison Co., VA, Deed Book 6, p. 198-199, 11 September 1817. Deed from Moses Smith and Nancy his wife and Fielding Smith and Betsey his wife to Dennis Corbin.) Moses Smith and John Corbin Sr. were also the administrators of the estate a John Corbin Jr. in Madison Co., VA in 1815.
You show Thomas Corbin as the possible uncle of Elizabeth Corbin. I find it a little unusual that her uncle would have posted the bond for her marriage to Fielding Smith if her father and brothers were all still living in the area and of similar financial status. However, I do believe that this Elizabeth Corbin was the sister of Bluford and Dennis Corbin. Dennis Corbin was also a substitute for Fielding Smith, Elizabeth Corbin's husband, during the War of 1812.
I have not seen the document binding out the children of Fannie Corbin. I would be interested in a citation for this document.
You stated in your post #2517:
"Dennis Corbin … No marriages for any of his 10 children were found in Mad. or surrounding counties."
Dennis Corbin's son, Albert Corbin, married Margaret Ann Rivercomb in Rappahannock Co., VA on March 9, 1840. Dennis Corbin's son, Hansford C. Corbin, married Margaret Ann Yowell in Madison Co., VA about December 26, 1843 per the minister's return (bond dated December 21, 1843). At least five of Dennis Corbin's children married in Highland Co., OH. I have already discussed my interpretation of Dennis Corbin's various marriages in post # 2488.
Hannah Corbin married William Jenkins in Madison Co., VA about October 22, 1812. The marriage bond was posted on October 22, 1812 by William Jenkins and Layton Sisk. Hannah Corbin authorized her own marriage to William Jenkins on October 22, 1812; witnessed by Layton Sisk and Benjamin Lillard.