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Elijah Kelley CORBIN
Elizabeth ELY
Husband:  Elijah Kelley "Eli" CORBIN 
Birth:  1814, Huntingdon Co., PA
Death:  1894, Marion Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Waldo Cemetery, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Office:  1860, Constable, Waldo Township
Office:  1861-3, Coroner, Marion County
Father:  Joshua CORBIN
Mother:  Margaret KELLEY
Marriage:  3 Mar 1836, Knox Co., OH
Wife:  Elizabeth ELY
Birth:  ca. 10 Jul 1817, PA
Death:  31 Mar 1888, Marion Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Waldo Cemetery, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Father presumablyJohn ELY
Mother presumablyCatharine JOHNSONBACH
Children:
  1.  John Benjamin CORBIN, b. 1836/7, Knox Co., OH 
  2.  Martha Ann CORBIN, b. 1838/9, Knox Co., OH 
  3.  Joshua M. V. CORBIN, b. 1840, OH
  4.  James H. CORBIN, b. 1841/2, OH
  5.  Thompson CORBIN, b. 1841/2, OH
  6.  William Z. CORBIN, b. 1843/4, OH
  7.  David W. CORBIN, b. 1845/6, OH; Civil War: Co. C, 86th OVI
  8.  Sarah E. CORBIN, b. 1848, OH 
  9.  Margaret Catharine CORBIN, b. 1849/50, OH 
10.  Samantha CORBIN, b. 1850, OH; d. by 1860, Marion Co., OH
11.  Mary M. CORBIN, b. ca. 21 Apr 1852, Marion Co., OH; d. 10 Jul 1862, Marion Co., OH
12.  Elijah Albert or Albert E. CORBIN, b. 1853/4, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
13.  Francis M. CORBIN, b. 1855/6, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
14.  Isaac N. CORBIN, b. ca. 13 Dec 1859, Marion Co., OH; d. 12 Jul 1864, Marion Co., OH

Are James H. and Thompson the same person?

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Timeline
Year Location Event
1814 PA birth of Elijah Kelley CORBIN
1817 PA birth of Elizabeth ELY
1836 OH: Knox Co.  marriage of Elijah K. CORBIN & Elizabeth ELY
1835? OH birth of son, Benjamin
1836/7 OH birth of son, John
1838/9 OH birth of daughter, Martha Ann
1839/40 OH birth of son, Joshua
1840 Census OH: Knox Co.: Jackson Twp. Elijah CORBIN, head-of-household
1841/2 OH birth of son, James 
1841/2 OH birth of son, Thompson
1843/4 OH birth of son, William
1845/6 OH birth of son, David
1848 OH birth of daughter, Sarah
1849/50 OH birth of daughter, Margaret
1850 OH birth of daughter, Samantha
1850 Census OH: Marion Co.: Waldo Village Elijah "CORBOURN," head-of-household
1852 OH birth of daughter, Mary
1853/4 OH birth of son, Albert Elijah
1855/6 OH birth of son, Francis 
1858 OH: Marion Co. marriage of daughter, Martha Ann, to Israel BENSLEY
1859 OH birth of son, Isaac
1860 Census OH: Marion Co.: Waldo Village Elijah K. CORBIN, head-of-household
1860-61 OH: Marion Co.: Waldo Twp. E. K. CORBIN, Township Constable
1861-63 OH: Marion Co. Elijah CORBIN, County Coroner
1864 VA: Alexandria death of son, Pvt. Joshua M.V. CORBIN
1866 OH: Marion Co. marriage of daughter, Sarah, to George Washington STRAUB
1870 Census OH: Marion Co.: Waldo Village "_____ CORBIN," head-of-household
1878 OH: Marion Co. Elijah CORBIN admitted to County Infirmary/Poor House
1880 OH: Marion Co.: Waldo Village murder of son-in-law, Israel BENSLEY
1880 Census OH: Marion Co.: Co. Infirmary Eli K. CORBIN, inmate
OH: Marion Co.: Waldo Village Elizabeth CORBIN, living w/widowed daughter, Martha BENSLEY
1888 OH: Marion Co.: Waldo death of Elizabeth (ELY) CORBIN
1890 Census    entire census destroyed
1892 OH: Marion Co. E. K. CORBIN released from the County Infirmary/Poor House
1894 OH: Marion Co.: Waldo death of Elijah Kelley CORBIN

Sources:

1.  Liahona Research (Orem, UT), compilers.  1996.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  (Broderbund CD-400):
Corbin, Elijah R. Ely, Elizabeth Mar 3, 1836 Knox Co.
"R" must be a misreading of "K."

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Corbin, Erich OH Knox Co Jackson Twp. p. 403
I will be the first to grant that this census-enumerator had positively dreadful handwriting, but the first name was clearly "Elijah" (see next source).

2b.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7-8 of 12; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤¤
1840 OH Knox Co Jackson Twp Roll 406 pp. 402B-403A Ln 7 Elijah Corbin 200 010 - 100 010 _______
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = John (b. 1836/7)
= Benjamin (b. 1835)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Elijah (b. 1814) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Martha (b. 1838/9)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Elizabeth (b. 1817)
Listed three lines from Elizabeth's presumed father, John ELY

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 24):  Waldo Town, Marion Co., OH, Roll 708, p. 7A, 90/90, enumerated 7 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤¤
Elijah Corbourn 35 M Laborer Pa
Elizabeth 33 F   Pa
Benjamin 13 M   O
Martha A 11 F   O
Thompson  8 M   O
William  6 M   O
David  4 M   O
Sarah  2 F   O
Samantha 4/12 F   O
Where are Joshua and James?

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #25 of 28):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, Marion Co., OH, Roll M653_1006, p. 412A, PN 99, 711/711, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤¤
Elijah K Corbin 44 M Farm Laborer 150 25 Penn
Elizabeth   " 42 F       Do
John B      " 23 M Carpenter     Ohio
Joshua M    " 20 M Day Laborer     Do
James H     " 18 M Do     Do
William Z   " 16 M Do     Do
David W     " 14 M       Do
Sarah       " 12 F       Do
Margaret C  " 10 F       Do
Maria       "  8 F       Do
Elijah A    "  6 M       Do
Francis M   "  4 M       Do
Isaac N     "  8/12 M       Do
Are Thompson and James H. the same person?  Could Samantha and Margaret be the same person?

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 7):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, Marion Co., OH, Roll 1240, p. 211B, PN 4, enumerated 8 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤¤
25 27 Coleman Valentine 81 M W Farmer 500 1400 Pennsylvania
    _______ Magdalina 62 F W Keeping House     France
  28 Corbin 55 M W Day laborer     Pennsylvania
    ______ Elizabeth 53 F W Keeping House     "
    ______ Albert E 16 M W       Ohio
    ______ Francis M 14 M W       "
Valentine COLEMAN's son, Wilson S. COLEMAN, married Maria Ann STRAUB, sister of George W. STRAUB, who married Elijah & Elizabeth CORBIN's daughter, Sarah E. CORBIN.  In other words, the COLEMANs and CORBINs are each other's in-laws.  These are the only CORBINs in the county, which is extraordinary considering how many children they had.

6a.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 26):  Marion County Infirmary: Inmates, Marion Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll 1046 (Book 1), p. 90A (Line 20), PN 25, SD 5, ED 92, 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 10 13 24 25 26
    Corbin Eli K. W M 66 / Laborer Penn Penn Penn

6b.  1880 Census:  Village of Waldo, Marion Co., OH, p. 122 (extracted by Sharon Moore):¤¤
Martha Bensley F 41   Wid keeping house OH PA PA
[Martha's children]                
Elizabeth Corbin F 63 Mother Mar boarding PA PA PA
Elizabeth is living with her widowed daughter, Martha (CORBIN) BENSLEY and her children.  They are living next door to John J. STRAUB, brother-in-law of Elizabeth's daughter, Sarah (CORBIN) STRAUB

7.  Jim & Barbara Midlam.  1976.  Marion County, Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions:
CORBIN, Elizabeth E. w/o E.K. d Mar 31 1888 Aged: 70y 8m 21d Waldo [Cemetery] Waldo [Twp.]
CORBIN, Elijah 1814 - 1894 Waldo [Cemetery] Waldo [Twp.]
CORBIN, Isaac N. d Jul 12 1864 Aged: 4y 6m 29d Waldo [Cemetery] Waldo [Twp.]
CORBIN, Mary M. d. Jul 10 1862 Aged: 10y 2m 19d Waldo [Cemetery] Waldo [Twp.]
CORBIN, David U. Co. C. 86th OVI Waldo [Cemetery] Waldo [Twp.]

8.  Birthdates calculated using Ben Buckner's JavaScript Birthday Calculator.
Entered Result
31 Mar 1888 21d 8m 70y 10 Jul 1817
12 Jul 1864 29d 6m 4y 13 Dec 1859
10 Jul 1862 19d 2m 10y 21 Apr 1852

9.  Geo. W. Hawes.  1860.  Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860-'61.  2nd ed.  George W. Hawes Publ., Indianapolis, IN.  On p. 606, under the heading "Waldo":
Corbin E.K., township constable

10.  J. Wilbur Jacoby.  1907.  A History of Marion County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens.  Biographical Publ. Co., Chicago.  On p. 85:
Coroners...
E.K. Corbin, Dem. 1861-1863

11.  Anon.  Thursday, 23 Jan 1862.  "Supreme Court of Ohio."  Crisis (Columbus, OH), 1(52): 1 (online at GenealogyBank.com):

12.  Sharon Moore.  1996.  Marion County, Ohio, Poorhouse, 1856-1888:
Event Mo Day Year Last Name  First Name Age Township Comment
Admitted  9 27 1878 Corbin Elijah 65 Bowlinggreen destitude
Left  5  4 1892 Corbin E.K.     admitted 1878

13.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 40, Pedigree No. 356 (submitter:  Karen L. McClellan).
Elijah was the first child of Joshua and Margaret Corbin.  He stayed in Ohio when his parents moved to Hamilton County, Iowa.  They did not hear anything more about him and do not know if he ever married or not, or where he spent the rest of his life.
Source: Letter from Donald Rowe Corbin, Aug. 5, 1997
Has Elijah b. 1810 and d. 6 Sep 1895.

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