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[William] Arthur CORBIN
Ms. __?__
Ann __?__
Husband:  William Arthur CORBIN
Birth:  1755-65, but closer to 1755
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  1782, public service; wagon conductor, Army of General Nathaniel GREENE
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  1755-70
Wife-2:  Ann / Anne __?__
Birth:  1784-94, of Wilmington, NC

There are two Wilmington's in NC, one in Brunswick Co. and one in New Hanover Co.

Children with Wife-1:
1.  (Daughter) CORBIN, b. bef. 1790
2.  (Daughter ) CORBIN, b. bef. 1790
3.  (Son) CORBIN, b. 1784-90
Child with Ann:
4.  Edward A. CORBIN, b. 26 Sep 1809, presumably in Beaufort Co., SC; bap. 23 Feb 1812, Georgetown Methodist Church, Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC
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Sources (n.b., the Beaufort, Charlestown, and Georgetown Judicial districts were formed in 1769; Colleton Co. was formed in 1798 and includes St. Bartholomew's Parish):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  not found.

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1790 SC Charleston [now Colleton] Co. Parish of St Berthotome (sic) Roll M637_11 p. 572 Ln. 17 Arthur Corbin 1-1-3-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Arthur
1 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Son 
3 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Wife-1
= Daughter?
= Daughter?
He is the only A/Art* CORB*N in the entire 1790 U.S. census.

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 5; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1800 SC Beaufort Co. St Lukes Parish Roll 48 pp. 132-133/306-307 Ln. 2 Arthur Corben 01010-00010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = Son
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Arthur
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Wife-1
He is the only A/Art* CORB*N in the entire 1800 U.S. census.  If the daughters are married and gone (as opposed to deceased), then they are older, not younger, than their brother.

5.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1810 SC Georgetown Co. Roll 62 p. 214 Ln. 27 A Corbin 10001-00100-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Edward (b. 1809) 
1 male 45 or over by 1765 = Arthur
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Ann 
The only other A/Art* CORB* in the entire 1810 U.S. census is an A. CORBIN in Otsego Co., NY, who is known to be Amos CORBIN.

6.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

7.  Bobby Gilmer Moss.  1983.  Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD (online at Ancestry.com):
p. xv
p. xvi
C.S. Columbia State, January 4, 1904 - February 1905...
p. 201 Corbin, Arthur
He served as wagon conductor for General Greene's army. C.S.
General Nathaniel GREENE's army did do battle in South Carolina.

8.  Bibliography of Fontaine and Maury Family Resources (online at the Fontaine-Maury Society web site):
Audited Revolutionary War Account of Arthur Corbin
– Includes Documents Signed by John Fontaine, Benjamin Bruton.

Records relating to Arthur Corbin’s service in the Revolutionary War found in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia, SC.  John Fontaine signed that he received one year’s interest of £5.0.11 on August 28, 1787.  Fontaine signed another statement on July 3, 1789, for interest of the same amount.  His signature was very poor.  Corbin provided public service in 1782. The documents were witnessed by Benjamin Bruton. Documents found in the Combined Index to 28 Record Series, 1675-1929.

9.  Archives of the CORBIN-L Surname Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com):
Rev War Audited Accounts copy signed as William Arthur Corbin (provided provisions during war)  Rev War record lists Arthur Corbin as Wagon Master for General Nathaniel Greene. 

1783-1789 Journals of the Privey Council; Arthur Corbin, Acount 158, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1774. Undisputed accounts, return no. 22, 72,02,08 1/2.  Charleston, S.C. Colonial records.

No date: Arthur Corbin. Ref: Index to Audited Accounts. Rev. War, S.C. Archives)

10.  Queries: "CORBEN-CORBIN." South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research XIII(3, Summer 1985): 176 (online at Ancestry.com):
CORBEN/CORBIN... seeks information, proof of marriage, date and place of death for Edward Corbin b. 26 September 1809, baptised 23 February 1812 Georgetown Methodist Church, Georgetown, S.C., son of Arthur Corbin b. ca 1755/1765, N.C. Rev. Soldier and 2nd wife? Ann.
Did Edward m. Penelope (Penny) b. ca 1805 S.C.? Died post 1860 census Beaufort Co. S.C. When?  Penelope Corbin listed 15 February 1834 Minutes Prince William Primitive Baptist Church, Beaufort S.C. 1850 census of Beaufort lists Penny Corbin head of household with sons Edward b. ca 1833 and Charles b. ca 1843.
Arthur Corbin lived St. Bartholomew's Parish, Charleston Dist. S.C. 1790, St. Lukes Parish, Beaufort Co. 1810. 
Was Arthur Corbin related to Matthew Corben of Colleton Co. S.C. 1800 census?  And is he the same Mathual Corbin listed in the 1825 Beaufort Co. tax returns?  Did Mathual Corbin come from Halifax Co. N.C. where a Mathual, William and Charnel Corbin were listed as head of Households in the special census of 1784-1787? 

11.  Map of South Carolina Parishes (online in the USGenWeb Archives).

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