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George CORBIN
Sarah JENNINGS
Please Note
  I have so far found no primary documentation showing our subject with middle name, "Lee."  I believe it's likely he was given that middle name by a family genealogist attempting to support the bogus allegation of a connection to Gawin CORBIN of Portabago (one of the illustrious "Hall End" CORBINs), whose son was named, "George Lee CORBIN."  However, Gawin was too young (b. ca. 1753) to be our subject's father, and his son, George Lee CORBIN, was younger still (b. ca. 1780s); plus, they lived in Lancaster / Middlesex County, not Culpeper / Rappahannock County. 
  Secondary sources are mixing up our subject with another George CORBIN (1763-1840), also of Culpeper Co., VA.
Husband:  George CORBIN
Birth:  ca. 1761
Birth not23 Nov 1763, Culpeper Co., VA this is the birthdate of the other George CORBIN
Death not22 Feb 1840, Rappahannock Co., VA this is the death date of the other George CORBIN
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John CORBIN IV
Mother:  Frances FANT
Marriage:
Wife:  Sarah JENNINGS
Birth:  ca. 1765

I base Sarah's birthyear on the fact that the average woman is four years younger than her husband.

Children born in Culpeper [now Rappahannock] Co., VA:
1.  John Wesley CORBIN, b. 7 Oct 1786
2.  Early CORBIN, b. 1787/8; d. 15 Mar 1860; m. Malinda LILLARD (1791-1869)
3.  Johanna / Joanna CORBIN, b. 2 Dec 1792; d. 1872
4.  George W. CORBIN, b. 1793, Loudoun? Co., VA; d. 19 Feb 1827, Dublin, Franklin Co., OH; War of 1812
5.  Lucinda CORBIN, b. ca. 1794; d. aft. 1850
6.  Lewis CORBIN, b. 7 Apr 1795; d. 1872; m. 26 Dec 1826, Culpepr Co., VA, Elizabeth ROBERTS (1805-)
7.  James Madison CORBIN, b. 2 Aug 1800
8.  Mildred "Milly" CORBIN, b. 1801/4-10; m. 11 Aug 1831, Harrison Co., VA [now WV], George S. STOUT
9.  Lovell CORBIN, b. 14 Nov 1805; d. Apr 1863; m. 8 Feb 1832, Margaret W. STOUT (1807-1893)
 

6.  George Washington CORBIN, b. 1793; d. 1858; m. Martha BROWN (1810-1854)
9.  Mildred "Milly" CORBIN, b. 1804-10; m. William David DARNALL (1759-1835)

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

Sources (n.b., Culpeper Co. was formed in 1749 from Orange Co.; Rappahannock Co. was formed in 1833 from Culpeper Co.):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

.  Kenneth Corbin.  2009.  The Leaves of the Corbin Tree.  Vol. 1 of 2.  Self-published, Louisville, KY:
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2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  not found.

3a.  Culpeper County, Virginia, 1782 Personal Property Taxes:  CORBIN:  no George CORBIN on list.

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3.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the 1790 VA census was lost.

4.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the 1800 VA census was lost.

5.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 93; official enumeration date 6 Aug 1810; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 VA Culpeper Co. Culpeper Roll 68 p. 21/86 Ln. 1 Geo Corbin 12001-10201-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Lovell (b. 1805)
2 males 10-15 1794-1800 = James (b. 1800)
= George? (b. 1796) or Lewis? (b. 1795)
1 male 45 or over by 1765 = George (b. ca. 1761)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Milly
2 females 16-25 1784-1794 = Lucinda (b. 1794)
= Joanna (b. 1792)
1 female 45 or over by 1765 = Sarah?

6.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 46; list was roughly alphabetized; official enumeration date 7 Aug 1820; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 VA Culpeper Co. Roll M33_133 p. 208 Ln. 18 George Corbin 010101-01101-0-200 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Lovell (b. 1805)
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = James? (b. 1800)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = George (b. ca. 1761)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Milly
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Lucinda? (b. 1794)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Sarah
2 persons engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25, which means any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  So, for an accurate representation of the household, the number in column three should be subtracted from the number in column four. If, after the subtraction, any individuals remain in column four, then they have to be age 19-25, thus creating a "new," more precise age class.

1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #129 of 176); official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 VA Culpeper Co. Roll 197 p. 133 Ln. 19 Geo Corbin 000 000 001 - 000 000 100 free colored: 100000-101000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 60-69 1760-1770 = George (b. ca. 1761) 
1 white female 40-49 1780-1790 = Sarah? 
 
1 male free colored 9 or under 1820-1830 = ?
1 female free colored 9 or under 1820-1830 = ?
1 female free colored 24-35 1794-1806 = ?
This has to be the other George CORBIN.

1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #60 of 81; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VA Rappahannock Co. - Twp. Roll - pp. - Ln. 15 Sarah Corbin 000 -  - - -
These data indicate:
 

.  Minnie Kendall Lowther.  1911.  History of Ritchie County.  Wheeling News Litho Co., Wheeling, WV (online at Google Books and elsewhere).
p. 209
CHAPTER XIII


Husher's Run

This stream is a tributary of Bond's creek... [and] though it is but a small stream, it drains a fertile region, and not a few prominent pioneer names have an association with its history...

p. 214 The Corbins have been prominent citizens of the county for sixty years, and in this chapter they claim a place.

English in origin, they came to America in Colonial times and settled in the "Old Dominion."  George Corbin was married to Miss Sallie Jennings, of Virginia, who belonged to the same family as the distinguished William Jennings Bryan, and their son, John W. Corbin, was the head of the Ritchie county family...

The following paragraphs on descendents are given on their individual family group sheets.
Implied, here, is that George did not move to Ritchie County or even West Virginia, and 
what evidence we have supports that view; the migrant was his son, John W. CORBIN.

.  Kenneth Corbin.  2009.  The Leaves of the Corbin Tree.  Vol. 1 of 2.  Self-published, Louisville, KY:
The author did not routinely put all surnames in all-caps, so I have converted them to make for easier scanning for names.
p. 25 89.  George Lee7 CORBIN (John6, John5...) was born circa 1761 at Culpeper Co., VA.  He married Sarah Jennings at Ritchie Co?, VA.  He died on 22 Feb 1840 at Rappahannock Co., VA.

Family Consultant is Julia M. GIBSON... He was in the tax records and has one Horse and three Cattle in 1787 at Culpeper Co., VA.24  He appeared on the census 1790 at Culpeper Co., VA; recorded on Roll# T498.30  He appeared on the census 1810 at Culpeper Co., VA... He appeared on the census 1820 at Culpeper Co., VA... He appeared on the census 1830 at Culpeper Co., VA...

Sarah JENNINGS waas born circa 1761.  She lived at Fauquier Co., VA.  Family Consultant is, Carl J. SMITH...  She appeared on the census

Transcriber's comments:
Nowhere have I ever found a primary document giving him middle name, "Lee."  Even if there is one, many CORBIN families knew of the illustrious Henry CORBIN family and gave their children names to make it sound like they were part of this family (e.g., Lee, Jennings, Gawin, etc.); and they fabricated genealogies to support it.  My own CORBINs (the ones from the Isle of Guernsey) even went to court to try and prove their connection, and the legend made its way down to my generation.
Ritchie County is in western West Virginia, just one county away from Ohio, which at the time was the Northwest Territory.  This region was wilderness at the time George would have been getting married.  Ritchie County wasn't formed until 1843, and there is no place in Virginia named, "Ritchie." 
   There is another George CORBIN in Culpeper County whose death date is documented as 20/21 Feb 1840.  Did our subject really die 22 Feb 1840?
  The 1790 VA census was lost, so we have to wonder just what document was being referenced.
  There is a George CORBIN in the 1810, 1820, and 1830 censuses of Culpeper Co., VA, but which George CORBIN was being enumerated?  Because our subject had children and the other George CORBIN did not, I believe our subject appeared onlyOur subject, or the?
p. 26 1840 at Rappahannock Co., VA...  She appeared on the census 28 Sep 1850 at Rappahannock Co., VA...
   The nine known children of George Lee7 CORBIN and Sarah JENNINGS were as follows:
  321.   i.   George W. CORBIN was born in 1793 at Loudoun Co., VA.  He died on 19 Feb 1827 at Dublin, Franklin Co., OH...
+ 322.   ii.   John Wesley CORBIN was born on 7 Oct 1786 at Booth Creek, Culpeper Co., VA.  He married Rebecca WILLIAMS, daughter of James WILLIAMS and Barsheba, on 14 Jan 1819 at Monongalia Co., VA [now WV].
  323.   iii.   Early CORBIN was born between 1788 and 1789 at VA.  He married Malinda LILLARD, daughter of John LILLARD and Miss GARRETT, after 1810.  He died after 15 Mar 1860 at Culpeper Co., VA...
  324.   iv.   Jo Anna CORBIN was born on 2 Dec 1792 at Culpeper Co., VA.  She died in 1872.
+ 325.   v.   Lucinda CORBIN was born circa 1795 at VA.  She married James CORBIN, son of Charles CORBIN and Nancy JONES.
+ 326.   vi.   Lewis CORBIN was born on 7 Apr 1795 at VA.  He married Elizabeth ROBERTS on 26 Dec 1826 at Culpeper Co., VA.
+ 327.   vii.   James Madison CORBIN was born on 2 Aug 1800 at Culpeper Co., VA.  He married Elizabeth WAMSLEY on 8 Feb 1827 at Harrison Co., VA [now WV].
  328.   viii.   Millie CORBIN was born between 1801 and 1810 at VA.  She married Geoge S. STOUT on 11 Aug 1831 at Harrison Co., VA [now WV]78..
+ 329.   ix.   Lovell CORBIN was born on 14 Nov 1805 at Culpeper, Culpeper Co., VA.  He married Margaret W. STOUT, daughter of Thomas STOUT, on 8 Feb 1832.
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  Note that George is listed out of birth order, and how did he get born in Loudoun County?
  Why are some of the children marrying in West Virginia?  Children are usually live with their parents until married, so they get married in the county where their parents were living.
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Endnotes...

24.  Netti Schreiner-Yantis, Compiler, 1787 Census of Virginia (Springfield, VA 22150: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987)...

p. 762 30.  1790-1930 Census Records, Census Microfilm Rental Program, P.O. Box# 30, Annapolis Junction, MD 20702-0030, All Households, 35 mm.
When you cite a book, you cite useful information, such as, the author, date, title, and publisher.  You don't supply the name of the store where you bought (or rented) the book because that information is totally irrelevant.  My point is, there is no extant census for Virginia in 1790, so just what record was being cited here? 
p. 764 78.  West Virgina Marriages.
This is a citation?

Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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