Re: Ancestry of the Corbins of Madison Co., VA
Thank you, Douglas and Chuck, for airing these William questions on Corbin GenForum.Since a lot of us have an interest in sorting this out, it is helpful to have it thrown open for discussion.
Re #2517 & 2519: I'm still not convinced we have two such similar-aged Williams to account for.It seems possible that one and the same William might have married (1) Sarah Jenkins, who died within the year; then married (2) Sarah Fant.I've read Chuck's theory on the calendar change but can't figure out why that "changes" the first marriage date and not the second one too.Is there an Overwharton record of deaths and/or burials to check for Sarah Jenkins Corbin? Are there enough other Corbins in the Overwharton records to substantiate the existence of another family with a similar-age son William? If so, which family/families?
What is the rest of the story on the Chancery Record File 168?If the bill is dated 30 Oct 1803, why was the deposition taken 8 years later?Who else is in this record that might relate to this family?
Re. Fannie -- now this is some story! Is it clear that
Corbin was her maiden name?Isn't it much more likely she was married to a Corbin who died or abandoned the family? Would some of these children have re-assumed their Corbin names later and are part of our unconnected Corbin kin?
Re #2518:All of the children except Peter were named in William Corbin's will (probated 1797) because Peter died about 1782 before the will was written.This is further substantiated in the continued saga of William's will that developed into a chancery case in Kentucky.By the time that case was closed years later, three of William's children had died and thus their children were the heirs of record, which leaves an extant list of many of William's grandchildren.A Thomas is not included.Even if he was left out of the will because he was the eldest son and had already received an inheritance, he or his heirssurely would have been a part of the later case.Finally, where is there any evidence of this William having a son named Thomas?