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David G. CORBIN
Dorcas SHAW
Husband:  David G. CORBIN
Birth:  1820/1, PA
Occupation:  laborer

Dorcas's mother, Sarah (GREENLAND) SHAW, was the daughter of Nathan GREENLAND & Sarah Ruth CORBIN.  Sarah Ruth was the daughter of Benjamin CORBIN & Sarah SIAS.  I'm going to assume, for the present, that David is related to Benjamin CORBIN because these CORBIN, GREENLAND, and SHAW families intermarried repeatedly.  If David is related to Benjamin, it is most likely as a grandson, but it may be as likely that David is a grandson of Benjamin's brother, William CORBIN, though William was considerably younger than Benjamin, so there are fewer opportunities to fit in a grandson David's age.

Marriage:  24 May 1840, Bedford Co., PA
Wife:  Dorcas / Dorothy SHAW
Birth:  17 Mar 1819, Cassville, Huntingdon Co., PA
Death:  1 Aug 1897, Fulton Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Center Cemetery, Fulton Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Andrew SHAW
Mother:  Sarah GREENLAND
Children:
born in PA, either Bedford Co., PA, or Menno Twp., Mifflin Co., PA:
1.  Mary CORBIN, b. 1840/1
2.  A. Milton CORBIN, b. 1844/5
3.  Alonzo C. CORBIN, b. 1847/8
4.  Henrietta CORBIN, b. Feb/Mar 1850

born in PA, either Menno Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, or Harris Twp., Centre Co., PA:
5.  Vienna / Viana M. CORBIN, b. 1851/2
6.  James CORBIN, b. 1853/4; prob. d. bef. 1870
7.  Charles CORBIN, b. 1856/7; d. bef. 1870

born in PA, either Harris Twp., Centre Co., PA, or Taylor Twp., Fulton Co., PA:
8.  Calvin William Fisher CORBIN, b. 31 May 1861

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Fulton Co. was formed in 1850 from Bedford Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.  (If they're typical newlyweds, they're likely living with either his parents or hers.)

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 27):  Menno Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll M432_797, p. 230B, 113/113, enumerated 6 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
David Corbin 29 M   Laborer   Pa
Dorcas    " 31 F       "
Mary      "  9 F       "
Milton    "  5 M       "
Alonzo C  "  3 M       "
Henrietta " 2/12 F       "

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 49):  Boalsburg P.O., Harris Twp., Centre Co., PA, Roll M653_1090, p. 573, PN 119, 855/879, enumerated 7 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
David Corbin 29 M   Day Laborer   75 Penna
Dorcas    " 32 F         "
Wilton    " 15 M         "
Alonzo    " 12 M         "
Henrietta " 10 F         "
Vienna    "  8 F         "
James     "  6 M         "
Charles   "  2 M         "

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 22):  Hustontown P.O., Taylor Twp., Fulton Co., PA, p. 84B, PN 18, 126/125, enumerated 17 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Corban David H 51 M W Farmer 1000 200 Penna
______ Darcas 51 F W Keeping House     Penna
______ Viana M 18 F W at Home     Penna
______ Calvin W  9 M W       Penna
Scott Samuel 20 M W Farm Labourer     Penna
Listed next to Dorcas's brother, John SHAW (æ 49, b. PA, wife Irene).

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 16):  Henderson Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, Roll T9_1134, p. 131B, PN 22, SD 7, ED 189, enumerated 23 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).
2 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 24 25 26
6 Corbin Dorathey W F 65     \ Penna Penna Penna
  ______ Calvin W W M 19 Son \   " " "
Dorathey?

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

8.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

9.  OneWorldTree (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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

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