DNA match for Baltimore CORBINs with immigrant from England
There has been a recent Y-DNA match that has great interest for the "Baltimore" CORBINs, that is, for the descendants of Nicholas CORBIN, 1671 immigrant to Maryland.
A new member of the CORBIN Y-DNA Surname Project has matched the descendants of Nicholas already tested (scroll to far right to view lineages):
What makes his match so interesting is that this member's earliest known patrilineal ancestor is not Nicholas, but Henry CORBIN (1861-1934), immigrant to New York from England ca 1884.He apparently connects to Nicholas's family, but to a branch that didn't emigrate.The Baltimore CORBINs have "crossed the pond"!
The fact that we connect to a family in England is no surprise.The Baltimore CORBINs have always claimed an origin in England.What is exciting is that there is hope of locating Henry's origin in England and, thus, connecting to our family, there.I thought this would be a slam dunk by finding Henry in the England census as a youth, in 1861, 1871, and 1881.Not that easy as it turns out.
I've been extracting Henry CORBIN's of the right age, plus or minus several years, in the hopes of picking him up:
The two most promising leads (i.e., the ones closest to Henry in age) have not panned out, that is, they didn't emigrate and are still there in later censuses.But I'm not giving up and will continue to work on finding him.It may be that Henry fudged on his age when he immigrated, and it may be that Henry is his middle name, and he's found by a different name in the earlier censuses, which is the reason I'm over-looking him.
Knowing Henry's exact birth date would be a big help, so I've order his New York death certificate — and crossing my fingers that it includes his birthdate (not just his age at death), precise birthplace, and the names of his parents!
In the meantime — and, as my grandmother, with eight children, often used to say — "many hands make light work"!If you are a "Balto" CORBIN, you have an interest in solving this one, so the more of us working on it, the faster we'll discover the answers.
CORBIN Y-DNA Surname Project Admin