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Benjamin CORBIN
Margaret M. PARK
Husband:  Benjamin CORBIN
Birth:  19 Feb 1807, Huntingdon Co., PA
Death:  17 Jan 1900, Richand Twp., Story Co., IA 
Disposition:  buried Johnson Grove
Religion:  Lutheran
Father:  Elijah CORBIN
Mother:  Sarah KELLEY
Marriage:  20 or 21 Feb 1830, Huntingdon Co., PA
Migration:  1834, PA to OH
Migration:  1853, OH to IA
Wife:  Margaret M. PARK / PARKS
Birth:  22 Feb 1809, Hunterdon Co., NJ
Death:  15 Jun 1898/9, Nevada Twp., Story Co., IA or Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA
Father:  John PARK
Mother:  Margaret M. McLEAN
born in PA, presumably in Huntingdon Co., PA:
  1.  Albert Gallatin CORBIN, b. 27 Jan 1831 
  2.  Sarah J. CORBIN, b. 1832/3

born in Delaware Twp., Hancock Co., OH:
  3.  Margaret CORBIN, b. 1834/5, 
  4.  Almira CORBIN, b. 1835/6
  5.  Ellen CORBIN, b. 1837/8
  6.  Mary B. CORBIN, b. 30 Mar 1841; d. 15 Oct 1924; m. 8 Dec 1863, Story Co., IA, Hudson Leroy BALLARD
  7.  Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 1843/4
  8.  Adaline/Adelia CORBIN, b. 1845/6
  9.  John Park CORBIN, b. 23 Jun 1848 
10.  Kinsey Allen CORBIN, b. 8 Sep 1851 

born in Webster Co., IA:
11.  Amanda Gertrude CORBIN, b. 26 Feb 1855 

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #25 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  This record is incorrectly indexed as being in Barree Twp., but only the top three names on the page are in Barree Twp.  These names are followed by a tally of Barree Twp., then the rest of the names on the page are from Union Twp.¤
1830 PA Huntingdon Co. Union [now Cass] Twp. Roll M19_166 p. 14 Line Benjamin Corban 000 010 - 000 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Benjamin (b. 1807)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Margaret (b. 1807/8/9)
As expected, we have a young newlywed couple with no children.

3.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Hancock Co. Delaware Twp. Roll 401 p. 46B Line 24 Benj Corbin 010 001 - 310 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Albert (b. 1831)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Benjamin (b. 1807)
3 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Ellen (b. 1837/8)
= Almira (b. 1835/6)
= Margaret (b. 1834/5)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Sarah (b. 1832)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Margaret (b. 1807/8/9)
Listed next to Benjamin's brother, Joshua CORBIN.  Also in county:  Benjamin's first cousin, Aaron CORBIN

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 25):  Delaware Twp., Hancock Co., OH, Roll M432_692, p. 78B, 118/118, enumerated Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Benjamin Corbin 43 M   Farmer   Pa  
Margaret   " 42 F       "  
Albert G   " 19 M     do   "  
Sarah J    " 17 F       "  
Margaret   " 15 F       "  
Almira     " 14 F       "  
Ellen      " 12 F       " Deaf & Dumb
Mary       "  9 F       " do
Elizabeth  "  6 F       "  
Adaline?   "  4 F       "  
John       "  2 M       "  
The census-taker appears to have gotten carried away with his ditto marks because certainly Margaret was born in NJ and at least the last four children were born in OH too bad for the error because the children's birthplaces could otherwise have told us rather precisely when Benjamin & Margaret moved to Ohio.

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 4):  Homer P.O., Webster Twp., Webster Co., IA, Roll 345, p. 611, PN 57, 529/529, enumerated 23 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Margaret Corbin 52 F     1600 400 New Jersey
Mary       " 19 F         Ohio
Elisabeth  " 17 F         "
Adelia     " 15 F         "
John       " 13 M         "
Kinsey A   " 11 M             " [?]
Amanda     "  9 F              " [IA]
Where is Benjamin?  Kinsey should be 9, not 11 (he cannot be 11 because he didn't appear in the 1850 census).  Amanda should be 5, not 9, and she was born in IA, not OH, which puts Kinsey's birthplace in question.  Listed between Margaret's son, Albert Gallatin CORBIN, and her nephew, Joshua C. CORBIN

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #231 of 312):  Colo & Nevada P.O., Sherman Twp., Story Co., IA, p. 159A, PN 1, enumerated 28 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 14 15 17 19
1 1 Corbin Benjamin 62 M W Farmer 3000 400 Penna       /
       "   M M 60 F W Keeping house     NJ     /  
       "   Amanda 15 F W At home     Iowa   /    
       "   John 22 M W Plasterer   100 Ohio May     /
       "   Mary 18 F W       Ill May      
Kinsey didn't marry til 1872, so where is he?  John & Mary are newlyweds.  Theirs is the only CORBIN household in Story Co., IA.

6.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 11):  Richland Twp., Story Co., IA, Roll T9-364, p. 268A, PN 21, SD 4, ED 202, enumerated 22 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 13 24 25 26
184 184 Corbin Bengamin W M 73     / Farmer PA MD MD
       "   Margret W F 72 Wife   / Keeping house NJ NJ NJ
       "   Wilbert W M 21 GSon /   Farm labour IA PA PA
Wilbert CORBIN is the only child of our subjects' deceased son, Albert Gallatin CORBIN.  There is only one other CORBIN household in Story Co., IA, that of our subject's son, J.P. CORBIN (John Park CORBIN).  The "Benj. & Ruth CORBIN" indexed in Story County are actually Robert & Ruth (WILSON) CORVAN.

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

8.  1895 Iowa State Census:  Story County (online at Mark Christian's web site and linked to the Story County IAGenWeb site):
Page-Dw-Fam Name (& War Experience) Age Sex m/s/d/w Birth Place Occupation Religion Place
600-78-80 Benjaman CORBIN 88 M M Maine ?etired Farmer Baptist Richland Twp
600-78-80 Margret M. CORBIN 86 F M Massachusets   Baptist Richland Twp
Benjamin was born in Pennsylvania, not Maine.  Benjamin's father was born in Maryland, so "Maine" may be a mis-reading of an abbreviation for Maryland.  Listed one household below son, John CORBIN, who is two households below Jacob KELLY, who is one household below grandson, Wilber(t) CORBIN

9.  W.P.A. Tombstone Registration Project, Story County, Iowa (on Mark Christian's web site, linked to the Story County IAGenWeb site):
Surname  Given Name Born Died Cemetery
Corbin Benjamin 19 Feb 1807 27 Jan 1900 Murphey
Corbin Margaret 22 Feb 1809 15 Jun 1898 Murphey

10.  Obituary:  Benjamin Corbin  (posted by Kris Corbin; online at the Story County IAGenWeb site):
The Nevada Representative Jan 1900 

Benjamin Corbin was born in Huntington County, PA, February 19, 1807.  He departed this life Saturday, January 17, 1900, having reached the great age of 92 years, 11 months and 6 days.  He was married to Miss Margaret M. Park February 21, 1830.  From Pennsylvania the family moved to Ohio in 1834; from thence to Webster County, Iowa, in 1853, and to Story County in 1866.  At the age of 30 years Mr. Corbin united with the Lutheran church and remained a consistent member to the end of life.  A few months ago he was bereft of his wife with whom he had lived for nearly 70 years; and about a month ago of his son John.  He was longing to depart and to be with Christ and at last his prayer was answered.  He leaves to mourn his departure one son and seven daughters, fifty-nine grand children, sixty-four great grand children and two great great grand children.  Funeral services were held at the Johnson Grove Lutheran Church, Monday, January 29, 1900, and were conducted by Rev. A.B. Shrader.  Interment was held in the cemetery near the church.  Mr. Corbin was gathered to his fathers in peace and was buried in good old age. 

11.  Emails from Quirt Lowe of Idaho, great-grandson of Elizabeth (CORBIN) LOW.

12.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 13, Pedigree No. 132; Vol. 40, Pedigree No. 356.

13.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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

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