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Edward CORBIN
Amanda SLOAN
Two patrilineal descendants of our subject have been Y-DNA tested, with the result that they match a descendant of Simeon Jackson CORBIN of Lafayette Co., FL.  They have not yet connected on paper, and their immigrant ancestor remains unidentified, but it is a welcome development that these elusive CORBIN lines have at least found a connection with each other.
Husband:  Edward CORBIN
Birth:  2 Oct 1832, of Prince William Parish, Beaufort Dist., [now Hampton Co.], SC
Death (smallpox):  23 May 1865, Elmira Union Prison, Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  Civil War:  Pvt., Co. D, 11th Rgmt., South Carolina Infantry; captured at Ft. Fisher, NC, on 15 Jan 1865
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  R-U106
Brother(?):  Henry CORBIN, b. 1839/40, SC
Father:  Mr. CORBIN
Mother:  Penelope "Penny" __?__
Marriage:
Wife:  Amanda "Manda / Mandy" SLOAN / SLONE / STONE
Birth:  26 Nov 1832 or Feb 1835, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC
Death:  17 Oct 1908, presumably in Peeples Twp., Hampton Co., SC
Occupation:  homemaker; farmer
Father:  Mr. SLOAN
Mother:  Mary C. BENNETT
Children born in Prince Williams Parish, Peeples Twp., Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC:
  1.  Reuben Allen CORBIN, b. Oct 1854 or 15 Oct 1853 
  2.  William Dexter CORBIN, b. 11 Feb 1855; d. 5 Aug 1863
  3.  Derrick Calvin CORBIN, b. 6 Nov 1857; d. 28 Dec 1857
  4.  James Louis / Lewis CORBIN, b. Jan/Jun 1858 [25 Jan 1859] 
  5.  Miles Edward CORBIN, b. Nov 1859 
  6.  John Meikeldria CORBIN, b. 29 May 1861; d. 15 Mar 1870
  7.  Charles Capers CORBIN, b. 20 Mar 1863; d. 7 Jul 1864
  8.  Wheeler Brook CORBIN, b. Nov 1864 or 4 Jun 1865
  9.  Phillip H. CORBIN, b. 5 Dec 1868
10.  Mary Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 1870 or 8 Apr 1871 or Apr 1872
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina

Sources (n.b., Hampton Co. was formed in 1878 from Beaufort Co.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Edward CORBIN
Birth: 02 Oct 1832, of Beaufort, South Carolina
Death: 23 May 1865
Father: CORBIN; Mother: Penelope
Source: patron submission
Amanda SLOAN
Birth: 26 Nov 1832, Beaufort, South Carolina
Death: 17 Oct 1908
Father: SLOAN; Mother: Mary BENNETT
Source: patron submission
Amanda STONE
Birth: About 1833, of Beaufort, South Carolina
Death: After 1900
Father: STONE; Mother: Mary BENNETT
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Edward (æ 18, b. SC) is living in Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC, with his widowed mother (q.v.).  Manda SLONE/STONE (æ 17, b. SC) is living in Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC, with her remarried mother (q.v.).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 51):  Whippy Swamp P.O., Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC, Roll M653_1214, p. 85A, PN 23, 185/197, enumerated 28 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Edward Corbin 26 M   Farm Laborer   50 S Carolina
Amanda    " 26 F         "
Reuben A  "  5 M         "
Wm D      "  4 M         "
James L   "  1 M         "
Miles E   " 6/12 M         "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 35):  Gardners [Gardens] Corners P.O., Peeples Twp., Prince William Parish, Beaufort [now Hampton] Co., SC, Roll M593_1485, p. 217B, 84/84, enumerated Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Corbin Henry 30 M W Farmer 100.00   South Carolina
______ Amanda 40 F W Keeping House     "       " 
______ Reuben 14 M W Farm Laborer     "       " 
______ James  9 M W At Home     "       " 
______ Miles  8 M W "   "     "       " 
______ Walter  7 M W "   "     "       " 
______ Philip  6 M W "   "     "       " 
Nearly all the ages are demonstrably "off."  And who's Henry?  Listed five househols from Ned AULTMAN [J. Nelson ALTMAN].

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #38 of 96):  Peeples Twp., Hampton Co., SC, Roll T9_1231, p. 118B, PN 38, SD 2, ED 120, enumerated 14/15 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 11 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
354 372 Corbin Amanda W F 42     / Farming   / / SC SC SC
    ______ James W M 21 Son /     /     SC SC SC
    ______ Miles W M 19 Son /     /     SC SC SC
    ______ Wheeler W M 15 Son /     / / / SC SC SC
    ______ Phillip W M 12 Son /     / / / SC SC SC
    ______ Mary W F 10 Dau /           SC SC SC

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 38 Mandy is indexed "Corber"):  Peeples Twp., Hampton Co., SC, Roll T623_1531, p. 202A, SN 11, SD 1, ED 61, enumerated 14 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 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
207 207 Thomas Benjamin Head W M Jul 1871 28 M 11     SC SC SC Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 68
    ______ Mary E Wife W F Apr 1872 28 M 11 7 6 SC SC SC     Y Y Y        
    [Benjamin & Mary's children]
    Corben Mandy M. in law W F Feb 1835 65 Wd   6 6 SC SC SC     Y Y Y        
If Mandy was truly born in Feb 1835, then either the IGI is wrong, this census is wrong, or these are two different Amanda's.  From the censuses, Mandy had 7 children total, though only 6 may be surviving at this point.

8.  Queries: "CORBIN-SLOAN-PRIESTER-WILLIAMS." South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research X(1, Winter 1880): 59 (online at Ancestry.com):
CORBIN-SLOAN-PRIESTER-WILLIAMS. Douglas M. Corbin (857 Poplar Ridge Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320) seeks information, parents birthplace and ancestors of 4 great grandparents; Edward Corbin, b. ca 1832 Barnwell/Beaufort District, S.C. Confederate Soldier d. Union prison 1865. His mother, Penelope (Penny) head of household 1850 census Barnwell/Beaufort, Prince William Parish.  Wife Amanda Sloan b. ca 1835 S.C., both parents born S.C., living 1900 Hampton Co. Children: Reuben Allen, William D., James Louis (GF), Miles E., Wheeler Brook, Phillip H. and Mary Elizabeth. Charles Priester, b. ca 1820 Barnwell District, d. after 1870 census, his wife, Rebecca Williams, b. ca 1825 Beaufort District. Children: John, Mary Louise. Rebecca m. (2) ?? Sinclair. All correspondence answered. 

10.  Email from descendant:
Edward and Charles were in the Confederate Army and captured at Fort Fisher, N.C. 15 January 1865... [Edward] died of Smallpox 23 May 1865 at Elmira Union Prison, N.Y...

11.  Confederate Pensions  (courtesy of William Wheeler Corbin):
Confederate Pensions
Hampton County, SC; Paid & Date of Entry: Apr. 27, 1903
(Cover page of Register)
Confederate Pensions
Paid & Date of Entry: Apr. 27, 1903
Name of Pensioner: Corbin, Amanda, #41
Post Office: Hampton, SC

NOTE:
These records copied July 2010 by: Mrs. Marie S. Ellis,
Curator of the Hampton Museum & Visitors' Center
Address:  15, 1st E., Hampton, SC 29924.

Confederate Pensions
Pensioner #41 (Corbin, Amanda); Class: C 3; Amount: $48.00
Remarks: Paid May 13, 1903 - CK# 141 in person.
This information obtained by:  William Wheeler Corbin, Jr.
great great grandson of Amanda (Sloan) Corbin wife of PVT.
Edward Corbin, of the 11th Regt., SC Inf. (9th Vols.), Co. D.

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

13.  Family Group Sheet from descendant.

14.  Email from descendants.

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