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Americus Vespucius CORBIN
Arianna BOYD
Husband:  Americus Vespucius CORBIN
Birth:  24 Mar 1839/40, Hancock Co., OH
Death:  3 May 1907, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS
Disposition:  buried Winfield, Cowley Co., KS
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  Civil War:  Co. K, 16th Iowa Infantry
Father:  Joshua CORBIN
Mother:  Margaret KELLY

"Americus Vespucius" is the latinized form of Amerigo Vespucci, the name of the Italian voyager to the New World for whom "America" is named.

Marriage-1:  3 May 1859, Hamilton Co., IA
Wife-1:  Mahala E. CUNNINGHAM
Birth:  1839/40, IN [Indiana]
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  4 Nov 1865, Adams Co., IL
Wife-2:  Amycot BOYER / Arianna BOYD
Birth:  31 Mar 1849, KY
Death:  22 Apr 1899, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Levi BOYD
Mother:  Sarah __?__
Marriage-3:  10 Dec 1904, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS
Wife-3:  Mary THIRSK
Children with Mahala CUNNINGHAM:
Children with Amycot BOYER / Arianna BOYD:
born in Hamilton Co., IA:
1.  Hampson CORBIN, b. 1865/6
2.  [Harriet?] "Hattie" CORBIN, b. 1868/9
3.  John Wesley CORBIN, b. 1871/2; d. 21 Mar 1926, Augusta, Butler Co., KS; m. 1 Mar 1896, Newkirk, Kay Co., OK, Ida M. ASKINS

born in Cowley Co., KS:
4.  Edith CORBIN, b. 17 Apr 1877; d. 17 Jul 1966; m. 7 Aug 1895?, Adams Co., IL, Mark Dearborn WIGHT
5.  Harry CORBIN, b. Feb 1880
6.  Leroy CORBIN, b. Aug 1882
7.  Arianna CORBIN, b. Jul 1885

Children with Mary THIRSK:


1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  n.d.  Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Corbin, Americus V. Cunningham, Mahala E. 3 May 1859 Hamilton Co.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed. 1998. Marriage Index:  Illinois, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-250):
Corbin, Americus V. Boyer, Amycort Nov 4, 1865 Adams Co.

1c.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:"http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html"
Corbin, Americus V Boyer, Amycort (maybe 8/7/65) Adams Co. 11/04/1865

2.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #22 of 44):  Homer P.O., Webster Twp., Hamilton Co., OH, p. 584, PN 22, 187/166, enumerated 15 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Americus Corbin 21 M   Farmer   150 Ohio
Mahala     " 20 F         Indiana
Living next door to Americus's re-married mother, Margaret (KELLY) CORBIN DALLEY.

3.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #137 of 158):  Webster Twp., Hamilton Co., IA, p. 313A, PN 3, 17/18, enumerated 4-5 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Corbin Americus 31 M W Farmer 800 500 Ohio
______ Arianna 21 F W Keeping House     Kentucky
______ Hampson  4 M W       Iowa
______ Hattie  1 F W       Iowa

4.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Liberty, Cowley, Kansas
Source: FHL Film 1254377; NARA Film T9-0377; Pg 528D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
A.V. CORBIN Self M M W 41 OH Farmer PA VA
Auana CORBIN Wife F M W 31 KY Keeping House KY IN
Hanson CORBIN Son M S W 14 OH Works On Farm OH KY
Hattie CORBIN Dau F S W 11 IA   OH KY
John CORBIN Son M S W 8 IA   OH KY
Edith CORBIN Dau F S W 3 KS   OH KY
Harry CORBIN Son M S W 4M KS   OH KY

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 19 mis-indexed as "A.N."):  Walnut Twp., Cowley Co., KS, p. 239A, SN 3, SD 3, ED 65, enumerated 6 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 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
55 55 Corbin, A. V. Head W M Mch 1839 61 Wd OH PA PA       Y Y Y O F H
    ______, Edith ? Daughter W F Apr 1877 23 S KS OH KY School Teacher     Y Y Y      
    ______, Leroy Son W M Aug 1882 17 S KS OH KY P????? Roustabout 0 4 Y Y Y      
    ______, Ariana Daughter W F July 1885 14 S KS OH KY     8 Y Y Y      

7.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 40, Pedigree No. 356.

8.  Messages in the Corbin Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  Email from Debbie Grizzle Deaton (1 Feb 2003):
The 1900 census you have listed... shows Edith Corbin... that's my great-grandmother, the school teacher who eventually traveled to Denver, Colorado to teach and married Mark Wight of Trinidad, Colorado (banking & cattle family).  I have a photocopy of the marriage certificate from Quincy, Adams county, Illinois and the date reads Aug 7, 1865.  Apparently this was some kind of secret in my great-grandmother's time, as I have her notes where she was trying to locate the exact marriage date and place... Arianna never told her own daughter.

AVC was last of 12 children.  --per Elaine Olds Williams Grizzle (my mother)

AVC was in Andersonville (Confederate Prisoner of War Camp).  When released they moved by wagon train from Cynthiana, Kentucky to Winfield, Kansas, where both AVW & Ariana are buried.  Were in Kansas when the locusts came thru and ate everything in site. -- per Elaine Olds Williams Grizzle...

John E. Pickard, War Dept Letter dated 30 Dec 1926 to Mrs. Edith Corbin Wight.
30 November 1861:  enlisted in Army, member of Co K, 16th Iowa Infantry
05 July 1864:  discharged from Army
05 January 1864:  Re-enlisted in same company
22 July 1864:  Taken prisoner & held at Andersonville
19 September 1864:  Released from Andersonville
26 July 1865:  Discharged

From ROSTER IOWA SOLDIERS - WAR OF REBELLION VOLUME 2: ROSTER AND RECORD OF IOWA SOLDIERS IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION TOGETHER WITH HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS 1861--1866 (VOL. II 9th-16th REGIMENTS--INFANTRY). Published by authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen. Wm. H. Thrift, Adjutant General (Des Moines: Emory H. English, State Printer, E. D. Chassell, State Binder). 1908. [Source Location: Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia].

p. 1073  COMPANY "K"...
p. 1100  CORBIN, AMERICUS. (Veteran.) Age 23. Residence Hamilton County, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Nov. 30, 1861. Mustered Jan. 14, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 11, 1864. Promoted Fourth Corporal June 24, 1864. Missing in action and taken prisoner July 22, 1864, Atlanta, Ga. Promoted Second Corporal; First Corporal June 26, 1865. Transferred to Veteran
Reserve Corps. Mustered out July 27, 1865, Springfield, Ill. 

Others listed as missing in action/taken prisoner in Atlanta GA (Battle of Kennesaw Mountain):
   Americus Corbin - 4th Corporal, from Hamilton Co, born in Ohio... [and 18 others]

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