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Gen. Peter Corbin CHAMBLISS
Druscilla Jones HARPER
Husband:  Peter Corbin CHAMBLISS
Birth:  1791/2, SC
Death:  1 Apr 1855, Crawford Co., GA
Father:  Peter CHAMBLISS
Mother:  Mary Elizabeth CORBIN
Marriage:  23 Nov 1815
Wife:  Druscilla Jones HARPER
Birth:  1798/9, Jefferson Co., MS
Death:  1 Apr 1865
Father:  Jesse HARPER
Mother:  Georgia Martha JONES
Children born in Jefferson Co., MS:
  1.  Franklin J. CHAMBLISS, b. 12 Nov 1816; d. by 1830?
  2.  Peter Cortez CHAMBLISS, b. 4 Mar 1818; d. 31 Dec 1879, Claiborne Co., MS; m. 13 Oct 1847, Jefferson Co., MS, Elizabeth N. BOLLS
  3.  Calvin F. CHAMBLISS, b. 26 Aug 1820
  4.  Lucinda S. CHAMBLISS, b. 18 Oct 1823
  5.  Mary Dickerson CHAMBLISS, b. 8 Oct 1825
  6.  Jackson CHAMBLISS, b. 30 Nov 1828
  7.  Leonard C. CHAMBLISS, b. 15 Feb 1831
  8.  Martha D. CHAMBLISS, b. 28 Feb 1833 

In the 1840 census, only one child appears in the 1835-40 age group.
  9.  Ellen CHAMBLISS, b. 13 Apr 1835; d. by 1840
10.  Druscilla [Pruscilla / Priscilla] CHAMBLISS, b. 10 May 1837; d. by 1840
11.  Susan Elizabeth CHAMBLISS, b. 12 Nov 1839
As the only one to appear in 1850 is Susan, apparently, it was the other two who had died by 1840.

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Sources (n.b., Claiborne Co. was formed in 1802 from Jefferson Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 19; official enumeration date 7 Aug 1820; list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 MS Jefferson Co. Roll Roll M33_58 p. 52A Ln. 26 Peter C. Chambliss 200010-00100-0-100 2120-3200
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Peter (b. 1818)
= Franklin (b. 1816)
1 white male 26-44 1775-1794 = Peter (b. 1791)
1 white female 16-25 1794-1804 = Druscilla (b. 1798/9) 
1 person engaged in agriculture
 
2 male slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ?
1 male slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
2 male slaves 26-44 1775-1794 = ? ?
3 female slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ? ?
2 female slaves 14-25 1794-1806 = ? ?
Listed one line below Peter's father.

3.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 54; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 MS Claiborne Co. Roll M19_70 p. 85 Ln. 14 Peter C. Chambliss 111 001 - 000 001 533000-853100
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Jackson (b. 1828)
1 white male 5-9 1820-1825 = Calvin (b. 1820)
1 white male 10-14 1815-1820 = Peter (b. 1818)
1 white male 30-39 1790-1800 = Peter (b. 1791) 
1 white female 30-39 1790-1800 = Druscilla (b. 1798/9) 
 
5 male slave 9 or under 1820-1830 = ? ? ? ? ?
3 male slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ? ? ?
3 male slave 24-35 1794-1806 = ? ? ?
8 female slave 9 or under 1820-1830 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
5 female slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ? ? ? ? ?
3 female slave 24-35 1794-1806 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 36-54 1775-1794 = ?
Of the two boys who should be in the 1815-20 age class (viz., Peter and Franklin), only one appears in the 1840 census and only Peter appears in the 1850 census, so I'm going to assume it's Franklin who died young.  Where are their two daughters?

4.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23-24 of 42; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 MS Jefferson Co. Roll 214 pp. 291A-291B Ln. 14 Cortez Chambliss 001 110 100 - 111 100 100 563200-/10/65700 0/45/00000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 10-14 1825-1830 = Jackson (b. 1828)
1 white male 15-19 1820-1825 = Calvin (b. 1820)
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = Cortez (b. 1818)
1 white male 40-49 1790-1800 = Peter (b. 1791) 
1 white female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Susan (b. 1839)
1 white female 5-9 1830-1835 = Martha (b. 1833)
1 white female 10-14 1825-1830 = Mary (b. 1825)
1 white female 15-19 1820-1825 = Lucinda (b. 1823) 
1 white female 40-49 1790-1800 = Druscilla (b. 1798/9)
 
5 male slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ? ? ?
 6 male slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
3 male slaves 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ? ?
2 male slaves 36-54 1785-1804 = ? ?
10 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
6 female slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
5 female slaves 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ? ? ? ?
7 female slaves 36-54 1785-1804 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
 
45 persons employed in agriculture
For some reason, our subject's son, Peter "Cortez" CORBIN is enumerated as head of householf.  Listed two lines below John S. CHAMBLISS and four lines above Samuel L. CHABLISS, Peter's brothers.

5a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 17):  Township 10 East (T.10.E), Jefferson Co., MS, Roll M432_374, p. 113B, 510/510, enumerated 29 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
P C Chambless 58 M   Planter 17,0000 (sic) SC
Drucilla Chambless 51 F       Mi
Jackson Chambless 22 M   Planter   Mi
Martha Chambless 17 F       Mi
Susan Chambless 11 F       Mi
Mary Wilkinson 14 F       Mi
Leonard Wilkinson  4 F       Mi
Mary and Leonard WILKINSON are our subject's grandchildren.  In the 1880 census, an adult Leonard WILKINSON and his family are living with their aunt, Martha (CHAMBLISS) CORBIN, our subject's widowed daughter. 

5b.  1850 U.S. Census Slave Schedule Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #

6a.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 9):  Fayette P.O., Police Dist. N. 2, Jefferson Co., MS, Roll M653_584, p. 625, PN 113, 338/321, enumerated 28 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Drucilla Chambliss 59 F   Planting 15,000 29,750 Mississippi
Susan C Chambliss 18 F       10,000 "
Listed two households from son, John S. CHAMBLISS, who is even wealthier.

6b.  1860 U.S. Census Slave Schedule Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #

7.  Cemeteries of Taylor County, Georgia: CORBIN-CARITHERS Cemetery (online in the USGenWeb Archives; submitted by Millie Stewart and Guelda Hay):
Chambliss, Peter Corbin
64 yrs. (1791)
5 May 1855

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com), including a Post-em there giving the incription on his tombstone:
In Memory of Genl. Peter Corbin Chambliss, a native of South Carolina, he removed in boyhood to Mississippi and died in Georgia May 5th AD 1855 in the 64th year of his age.  Endowed with a mind clear and vigorous, he acquired wealth, reputation, and good will and was honored with high station, Military and Civil and under the great JACKSON, he fought the Battle of his Country and was committed to his grave away from home by the hands of the Masonic Brotherhood.  His name will be fondly cherished.

9.  Messages posted to the Corbin Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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