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Abel Rathbone CORBIN
Elizabeth LEWIS
Virginia Paine GRANT
Husband:  Abel Rathbone CORBIN
Birth:  24 May 1808, Otsego, Otsego Co., NY
Baptism:  17 Aug 1817, Congregational Church, Exeter, Otsego Co., NY
Death:  28 Mar 1880, Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ
Disposition:  buried Oxford, Chenango Co., NY
Occupation:  journalist, newspaper editor (Missouri Argus), teacher, attorney, financier, real estate speculator
Offices:  clerk of claims, House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Historical Event:  24 Sep 1869, "Black Friday" stock market crash
Father:  Eliakim Lyon CORBIN
Mother:  Lodama RATHBONE
Marriage-1:  11 Jun 1835, St. Louis, MO
Migration:  ca. 1845, left Missouri for New York
Wife-1:  Elizabeth LEWIS
Birth:  3 Apr 1794, Harrison Co., KY
Death:  9 Jul 1868, New York City, NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouses:  m1. 25 Jun 1807, St. Louis, MO, Gabriel LONG (1781-1822); m2. 30 Apr 1823, Rev. Alexander McALLISTER
Other Children:  five surnamed LONG, three surnamed McALLISTER (see below)
Father:  John LEWIS (1761-1825)
Mother:  Elizabeth HARVEY ( -1816)
Marriage-2:  12 May 1869, Covington, Kenton Co., KY
Wife-2:  Virginia Paine "Jane / Jennie" GRANT
Birth:  20 Feb 1832, Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., Brown Co., OH
Death:  30 Jun 1913, East Orange, Essex Co., NJ
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jesse Root GRANT
Mother:  Hannah SIMPSON
.  Ann / Anna A. McALLISTER
.  James R. McALLISTER
Child with Elizabeth LEWIS:
1.  (Child) CORBIN; died in infancy
Child with Virginia GRANT:
2.  Virginia "Jennie" CORBIN, b. 4 Aug 1870, presumably in Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ; died in infancy
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 44; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1840 MO Saint Louis Co. City of St Louis (4th Ward) Roll 231 pp. 147B-148A Ln. 6 A. R. Corbin 000 002 - 010 100 100 100100-231000 0000001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 30-39 1800-1810 = Abel (b. 1808)
1 white female 5-9 1830-1835 = stepdaughter?
1 white female 15-19 1820-1825 = stepdaughter?
1 white female 40-49 1790-1800 = Elizabeth (b. 1794) 
1 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 male slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ?
3 female slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
1 persons employed in learned professions and engineering

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #284-285 of 560):  Washington (4th Ward), District of Columbia, Roll M653_103, pp. 286-287, PN 172-173, enumerated 23 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1128 1184 A B Corbin 52 M   Lawyer $57,000 $115,000 NY
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1128 1184 Elizabeth Corbin 65 F     $4,000 $24,000 Ky
    H C Hamlin 21 M         Pa
    Charles Corbin 14 M         NY
    William Lemon 25 M B       Md
    John    _____ 22 M B Domestic     "
    Julia   _____ 18 F B "     "
    Eliza   _____ 25 F M "     DC
    Edward  _____  4 M M "     "
    Mary    _____ 20 F M "     "
Harris Corbin HAMLIN is Abel's nephew, son of his late sister, Lavinia (CORBIN) HAMLIN.  Charles appears to be Charles Lyon CORBIN, son of Abel's brother Eli Lyon CORBIN.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #455 of 530:  Elizabeth P.O., Elizabeth (Ward 6), Union Co., NJ, Roll M593_890, p. 539A, PN 57, enumerated 29 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 19
390 431 Corbin Abel R 61 M W Real Estate 1,000,000 50,000 NY     /
    Virginia Grant 38 F W none     Ohio      
    Clark? Julia 50 F B domestic     Washington DC      
    Muney Polly 22 F B "     Virginia      
    Hussey Pat 21 M W "     Ireland / /  

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 54):  530 Panama Ave., Jersey City (5th Dist., 2nd Pct.), Hudson Co., NJ, Roll T9_784, p. 398D, PN 26x25, SD 2, ED 31, enumerated 14 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 24 25 26
* 530 160 206 Corbin Jane W M 45       / Keepg house KY KY KY
      Grant Hannah W F 82 boarder     / at home KY PA PA
      Howell Geo P W M 60     /   Real Est Agt PA NY NY
      ______ May S W F 55 boarder   /   at home NY NY NY
      McKenna Maria W F 23 servant /     domestic IRL IRL IRL
*Panama Ave
"Jane" appears to be our subject's widow, Virginia (GRANT) CORBIN. Hannah (SIMPSON) GRANT is, of course, her mother.  George P. HOWELL's first wife, now deceased, was our subject's sister, Lucia Amanda (CORBIN) HOWELL.

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 42):  347 William, East Orange (Ward 2), Essex Co., NJ, Roll T623_968 (Book 2), p. 92A, SN 2, SD 2, ED 174, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
* 347 26 36 Corbin Virginia G Head W F Feb 1832 68 Wd 1 0 OH PA PA     Y Y Y R H
      Cramer Grant Sister W F Jul 1839 60 Wd 2 1 OH PA PA     Y Y Y    
      Snider Lora O Boarder W F Mch 1873 27 S     NY NY NY Teacher School 7 Y Y Y    
      Hill Catherine Servant B F Jan 1869 31 Wd 2 0 NC NC NC Servant 0 Y Y Y    
"Grant Cramer" is Virginia's widowed sister, Mary Frances (GRANT) CRAMER.

9.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 45):  70 Lenox Ave., East Orange City (Ward 3), Essex Co., NJ, Roll T624_883 (Book 1), p. 71B, SN 3B, SD 7, ED 167, enumerated 16 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 70 51 54 Corbin Virginia G Head F W 78 Wd 1 0 OH PA PA Eng           Y Y   O F H
      Turner Gertrude Grand-Dau F W 17 S     NJ CA OH Eng           Y Y Y      
      Turner Norma Grand-Dau F W 14 S     NJ CA OH Eng           Y Y Y      
      Frisbey? Hester Servant F B 43 Wd 5 0 VA VA VA Eng Servant Private Family W N 0 Y Y        
*Lenox Ave
This enumerator's handwriting is difficult to read.  Norma Grant TURNER and Gertrude Hunt TURNER are not Viginia's grandchildren, they're the grandchildren of her brother, Orville Lynch GRANT.

10.  Anon.  Wednesday, 30 Mar 1880.  "The Late Abel R. Corbin."  The New York Times (New York City, NY), p. 10 (online at nytimes.com):
"The first paragraph is not available on this article."

Funeral services were held yesterday over the remains of Abel R. Corbin, at his late residence on Pavonia-Avenue, Jersey City Heights.  The body, incased in a casket with silver mountings, lay in the parlor on the first floor.  The room and those opening into it were crowded with friends and neighbors.  Among those in attendance were ex-Congressman Amos Clarke, Jr., Marchus Beach, President of the Jersey City Board of Finance; William H. Jenkins, President of the Bank of North America, Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., Mrs. Orville Grant and her two sons, Jesse and Harry; Gen. Grant's venerable mother, and Mrs. Dent.  The services were opened at 4 o'clock by the Rev. Mr. Shattuck, and Misses Georgie Shepherd and Eugenie Cruger, assisted by Nicholas Albertson and Henry Hellerman, sang the hymn, "Why should we mourn for dying friends?"  The Rev. L.R. Dunn read the Scriptures, and afterward paid a brief and feeling tribute for respect to the memory of the dead.  The quartet afterward sang the hymn commencing "Jesus, lover of my soul," and the services were brught to a close.  To-day the body will be removed to Oxford, Chenango County, N.Y., where it will be interred to-morrow.

11.  Anon.  Tuesday, 1 Jul 1913.  [Obituary.]  New York Times (New York, NY), p. 9 (online at nytimes.com):

Mrs. Virginia G. Corbin Passes Away in East Orange.
Special to The New York Times.

EAST ORANGE, N.J., Jun 30.—Mrs. Virginia Grant Corbin, a sister of Gen. U.S. Grant, ex-President of the United States, died to-day in her eighty-second year at her home, 70 Lenox Avenue, East Orange.  She was the last surviving of the six brothers and sisters in the Grant Family.  Mrs. Corbin was born in February, 1832, at Georgetown, Ohio.  On May 13, 1869, she was married at Covington, Ky., to Abel Rathbone Corbin, editor and legislator, who died in 1880.  The Corbins lived in New York City and in Elizabeth, and some years ago Mrs. Corbin made her home in East Orange.  There was one child, who died in infancy.

Of Gen. Grant's two brothers, Samuel Simpson Grant died just before the war and Orvil L. Grant died in 1881.  He had three sisters.  Miss Clara grant died as a girl and Mrs. Mary Grant Cramer died in 1903 (sic).  Mrs. Cramer and Mrs. Corbin lived together in East Orange.

12.  Harvey M. Lawson, compiler.  1905.  Descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River (Brookline, Ma. and Woodstock, Ct): with notices of other lines of Corbins.  Hartford Press, Hartford, CT (online at Ancestry.com and at GoogleBooks):
p. 174 261.  ABEL RATHBONE CORBIN (Eliakim, Peleg, Samuel, James, Clement), b. May 24, 1808; m., 1st, Elizabeth McAllister at St. Louis June 11, 1835; one child, d. in infancy; Elizabeth d. in 1867 in N.Y.; m., 2d, Virginia Paine Grant, dau. of Jesse R. and Hannah (Simpson) Grant and sister of General U.S. Grant, May 12, 1869, at Covington, Ky.; she was b. Feb. 20, 1832, at George town, Ohio; she is still living (1904) at 70 Lennox Ave., East Orange, N.J.

He was editor of the Missouri Argus in St. Louis in the 30's and 40's and active in political affairs; afterwards for many years he was clerk of committee on claims in the House of Representatives at Washington.  In 1863 he

p. 175 moved to New York.  He d. March 28, 1880, at Jersey City.  One dau., Virginia, b. 1870, d. at age of about one month.

13.  Lawrence M. Salinger, ed.  c2005.  Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime.  2 vols.  Sage Publ., Thousand Oaks, CA.

14.  Black Friday, September 24, 1869 (online at pbs.orb).

15.  Wikipedia: Abel Corbin.

16.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 5, Pedigree #1435.  (All on the GRANT ancestry; no help with CORBIN.)

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

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