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Eldridge / Elvis G. CORBIN
Letitia A. WELLS
Nancy R. SHANNON
Husband:  Elvis / Eldridge G. CORBIN, a.k.a., E. G. CORBIN
Birth:  25 Nov 1848, Warren Co., KY
Death:  9 Feb 1918, Auburn, Logan Co., KY
Occupation:  carpenter
Father:  James CORBIN
Mother:  Lennis W. BENNETT 

[I have no explanation for why our subject's given name changed from Eldridge to Elvis, but his marriage, census, and death records clearly show it did.]

Marriage-1:  24 Dec 1867, Logan Co., KY
Wife-1:  Letitia / Luticia / Lutitia / Luvena A. "Tita / Tish / Tishie" WELLS
Birth:  13 Dec 1847, KY
Death:  13 Apr 1887
Disposition:  buried Felts Cemetery, Auburn, Logan Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker

[Letitia is the English spelling of Latin name, Lætitia; the "Lu…" versions are misspellings.]

Marriage-2:  1890/1
Wife-2:  Nancy R. "Nannie" SHANNON
Birth:  Aug 1858 or 18 Aug 1856, Warren Co., KY
Death (stroke):  18 Jun 1948, Russellville, Logan Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Auburn Cemetery, Logan Co., KY
Last Residence:  669 N. Main St., Russellville, Logan Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Samuel Alexander SHANNON, b. 1826/7, KY
Mother:  Adeline / Adaline S. BADGETT, b. 1826/7, NC
Children with Letitia WELLS — born in Fillmore Pct., Logan Co., KY:
  1.  James T. CORBIN, b. 15 Aug 1870; d. 29 Jul 1927, Logan Co., KY
  2.  Thomas B. CORBIN, b. 1872/3
  3.  John W. CORBIN, b. 12 Nov 1874; d. by 1880
  4.  Mary Carson CORBIN, b. 11 Jul 1876
  5.  [Frances] Fannie Wade CORBIN, b. aft. 1870; d. 26 Nov 1878
Children with Nancy — born in Auburn, Logan Co., KY:
  6.  (Child) CORBIN, b. ca. 1891; d. bef. 1900
  7.  Lola Tina CORBIN, b. 14 Mar 1893; d. 10 Apr 1995; m. 1920, Frank WARD (b. 1893/4, KY)
  8.  Jorden / Jordan "Jerdy / Jurdy" Herman CORBIN, b. 21 Mar 1895
  9.  Lida / Lela M. CORBIN, b. Aug 1897
10.  (Child) CORBIN, b. ca. 1899; d. bef. 1900
11.  Hanson / Harry Shannon CORBIN, b. 12 Aug 1901; d. 16 Jul 1916, Logan Co., KY
12.  (Child) CORBIN, b. aft. 1900; d. bef. 1910
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, North Carolina

Sources:

1a.  Marriage Index:  Kentucky, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-233):
Corbin, E. G. Wells, Luticia 24 Dec 1867 Logan Co.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
E. G. CORBIN
Spouse: Lutvena WELLS
Marriage: 24 Dec 1867, Logan, Kentucky
Source: "Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record."

2.  Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 (online at Ancestry.com):  John W. CORBIN (b. 12 Nov 1874, Logan Co., KY), s/o E.G. CORBIN & Letitia A. WELLS.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Elbridge CORBIN (æ 1, b. KY) is living in Warren Co., KY, with his parents (q.v.).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Eldridge CORBIN (æ 13, b. KY) is living in Warren Co., KY, with his parents (q.v.).  Nancy R. SHANNON (æ 1, b. KY) is living in Warren Co., KY (p. 710), with her parents, Samuel A. SHANNON (æ 33, b. KY) and wife Adaline (æ 33, b. NC), plus siblings.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 49 — Eldredge is indexed "Ellen Corhen"):  Rabbitsville P.O., Fillmore Pct., Logan Co., KY, Roll M593_483, p. 349, PN 34, 244/244, enumerated 1 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Corben James 56 M W works on farm   500 Virginia
______ Lenis? 54 F W Keeping house     Kentucky
______ Eldredge 21 M W Farmer   800 Kentucky
______ Lutitia 21 F W       Kentucky

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 45):  Fillmore Dist., Logan Co., KY, Roll T9_429, p. 562B, PN 2, SD 2, ED 172, enumerated 1 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
13 13 Corbin E G W M 32     / Farmer Ky Ky Ky
    ______ L A W F 32 Wife   / Housekeeper " " "
    ______ Jas T W M  9 Son /     " " "
    ______ Thos B W M  7 Son /     " " "
    ______ Mary Carson W F  3 Dau /     " " "

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

7.  1900 Census Head-of-Household-Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #27 of 51 — indexed "Eliza G. Corbin"):  Auburn Magisterial Dist., Logan Co., KY, Roll T623_540 (Book 1), p. 259A, SN 14, SD 3, ED 51, enumerated 22 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 25 26 27 28
279 279 Corbin Elv?? G Head W M Nov 1848 51 M 9     KY un un Farmer O F F 234
    ______ Nannie Wife W F Aug 1838 61 M 9 5 3 un un un Keeping House        
    ______ Tina L Dau W F Mar 1894  6 S       un KY un          
    ______ Jorden H Son W M Mar 1896  4 S       un KY un          
    ______ Lela M Dau W F Aug 1897  2 S       un KY un          
Nannie cannot possibly be 61; she's still having children.  Based on later censuses, she should be age 41 and born in 1858.  Given all the errors, it doesn't appear that either Elvis or Nannie could have been the informant.  So, is Herman's first name really Jorden?

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8-9 of 24):  Auburn Town, 5th Magisterial Dist., Logan Co., KY, Roll T624_492, pp. 189B-190A, SN 4B-5A, SD 3, ED 58, enumerated 22 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1910:  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 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
96 97 Corbin Elvis G Head M W 61 M1 19     KY KY KY Eng Carpenter House W N 0 Y Y   O F H
    ______ Nannie Wife F W 51 M1 19 7 4 KY KY NC Eng none         Y Y        
    ______ Lola T Dau F W 17 S       KY KY KY Eng none         Y Y Y      
    ______ Jerdy H Son M W 15 S       KY KY KY Eng Works in Blacksmith Shop W N 0 Y Y Y      
    ______ Lida M Dau F W 12 S       KY KY KY Eng none         Y Y Y      
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    Hanson S Son M W  8 S       KY KY KY Eng none         Y Y Y      

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 21):  Auburn District #5, Logan Co., KY, Roll T625_588, p. 164A, SN 6A, SD 3, ED 67, enumerated 10 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1920:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 125 136 Corbin Nannie Head O F F W 61 WD Y Y KY KY NC Y Farmer general Farm OA 59
      ______ Lela Dau     F W 22 S Y Y KY KY KY Y None      

10.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 17):  Railroad Ave., Auburn Town, Mag. Dist. 5, Logan Co., KY, Roll 767, p. 146A, SN 7A, ED 71-17, SD 11, enumerated 8 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
* 176 190 Ward Frank Head R 12 R N M W 36 M 26 N Y KY KY KY Y Parts man Garage W Y Y WW
    ____ Lola Wife         F W 37 M 27 N Y KY KY KY Y None          
    Corbin Nancy R M-in-law         F W 70 M 32 Y Y KY KY NC Y None          
*Railroad Ave

11.  Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 (online at Ancestry.com):  Fannie Wade CORBIN (d. 26 Nov 1878), d/o E.G. CORBIN & Letitia CORBIN.  

12a.  Certificate of Death: Commonwealth of Kentucky: #5111 (online at Ancestry.com — indexed "Ely CORBIN"):  E.G. CORBIN; parents: James CORBIN (b. VA) and Lennis BENNETT (b. VA); informant Jas? CORBIN of Gasper [Logan Co], KY.

12b.  Certificate of Death: Commonwealth of Kentucky: #12861 (online at Ancestry.com):  Mrs. Nancy (SHANNON) CORBIN; parents: Samuel SHANNON (b. NC) and Adaline BADGETT (b. NC); informant Mrs. Frank WARD.

12c.  Certificate of Death: Commonwealth of Kentucky: #16435 (online at Ancestry.com):  Jim CORBIN; parents E.G. CORBIN and Tishie WELLS; informant Mrs. Jim. CORBIN.

12d.  Certificate of Death: Commonwealth of Kentucky: #18753 (online at Ancestry.com):  Harry Shannon CORBIN; parents: E.G. CORBIN and Nannie SHANNON; informant E.G. CORBIN.

13.  Find-a-Grave.com:  tombstone of Luticia A. CORBIN.

14.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Lola WARD 14 Mar 1893 10 Apr 1995 42276 (Russellville, Logan, KY) 401-28-4562 KY Yes

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

16.  OneWorldTree (online at Ancestry.com).

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