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George Washington CORBIN
Ellen Nora SHERRY
Husband:  George Washington CORBIN
Birth:  1837/8 or 1841/2 or 4 May 1841, OH
Death:  9 Sep 1916, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
Military Service:  Civil War:  Pvt., Co. E, 95th OVI; served time in Andersonville
Father:  William CORBIN
Mother:  Arminella "Eliza" BUCKINGHAM

George is said to have been born in Mount Sterling, Madison Co., but his parents were in the 1840 Census of Muskingum Co.  It is also said he died in Columbus, but he was living in Madison Co. in the 1910 census.

Marriage:  17 Oct 1867, Delaware Co., OH
Wife:  Ellen Nora SHERRY George's step-sister
Birth:  25 Aug 1851, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
Death:  21 Mar 1925, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
Other Spouse:  m1. John MOORE
Father:  John SHERRY
Mother:  Lucinda Ellen JOHNSON

This record is hard to figure.  Ellen was apparently only 15 years old and full-term pregnant when she married George.  Did she really marry a John MOORE when only 14 years old?  Or did John knock her up?  Did he then die?  Or did John leave Ellen because she had relations with George?  Or was George simply "rescuing" his step-sister from being an unwed mother?  As Carrie was born after Ellen's marriage to George, she would have been legally George's daughter, but presumably John MOORE was her biological father.  Update:  secondary sources insist she did marry John and that he deserted her.

Adopted Child biological father presumably John MOORE, but legal father George CORBIN:
  1.  Sarah Evelyn "Sarrie / Carrie / Eva" CORBIN, b. 2 Nov 1867, OH; d. 10 Feb 1953, St. Anthony's Hospital, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH; m. Joseph Ervin BROBECK
It's odd that there's a 6-year gap between their marriage and their first child.  Such a gap is not impossible, but it is unusual, especially as nearly all the remaining children were the "standard" two years apart.

born in Franklin Co., OH:
  2.  Charles CORBIN, b. b. 4 Mar 1874
  3.  George Edward CORBIN, b. 19 Apr 1876
  4.  Josiah [Joseph?] CORBIN, b. 18 Aug 1878

born in OH:
  5.  Seymour CORBIN, b. 12 Aug 1880
  6.  John Henry CORBIN, b. 12 Jan 1883
  7.  Grover D. CORBIN, b. 20 Mar 1885
  8.  Elmore CORBIN, b. 12 Apr 1887
  9.  Clifford C. CORBIN, b. 11 Sep 1889
10.  La Fayette / Lafayette CORBIN, b. 25 Nov 1891
11.  Brice Thurman CORBIN, b. 4 Sep 1893, Amity, Madison Co., OH 
12.  Early CORBIN, b. 25 May 1895

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1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Ohio, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-236):  not found.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
George W. CORBIN
Spouse: Ellen MOORE
Marriage: 17 Oct 1867, Delaware, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1835-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Delaware County).
George W. CORBIN
Spouse: Ellen SHERRY
Marriage: 17 Oct 1867, Delaware, Ohio
Source: patron submission
Carrie Evelyn CORBIN
Birth: 2 Nov 1867, Delaware, Delaware, Ohio
Father: George Washington CORBIN; Mother: Ellenora SHERRY
Source: patron submission
Birth: 18 Aug 1878, Amity, Madison, Ohio
Father: George W. CORBIN; Mother: Ellen SHERRY
Source: patron submission
Brice Thurman CORBIN
Birth: 4 Sep 1893, West Canaan, Madison, Ohio
Father: George Washington CORBIN; Mother: Ellen Nora SHERRY
Source: [patron submission]
Bases on the censuses, the family was in Franklin Co., not Madison Co., between 1870 and 1880.

2.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #52 of 67):  Columbus P.O., Franklin Twp., Franklin Co., OH, p. 480A, 306/331, enumerated 20 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Corbin George W 28 M W Working in Quarry   150 Ohio
______ Ellen M 17 F W Keeping House     Ohio
______ Sarah E  2 F W       Ohio

3.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11 of 82):  Franklin Twp., Franklin Co., OH, p. 129A, PN 11, SD 5, ED 7, enumerated 9 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 21 24 25 26
87 87 Corbin George W M 38     / Farmer   OH MD MD
    ______ Ellen N W F 26 Wife   / Keeping house   OH OH OH
    ______ Carrie W F 12 Daughter /    At House / OH OH OH
    ______ Charles W M  6 Son /       OH OH OH
    ______ George W M  4 Son /       OH OH OH
    ______ Josiah W M  2 Son /       OH OH OH
    Corbin Jerome W M 19 half Brother /   Laborer   OH MD MD
    Frazelle Charles W M 25 Boarder /   Laborer   OH VA OH
Listed two households from George's brother, Thurman "Thomas" CORBIN, who is listed next to their sister, Sarah Jane (CORBIN) FETHER

4.  1890 Census:  destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  I'm going nuts trying to find him in 1900.  He's certainly not indexed as head-of-household.  Did find son, Seymour, who is living with his brother, George Edward.

6.  1910 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #22 of 30):  Fairfield Twp., Madison Co., OH, p. 121B, SN 11B, SD 6, ED 81, enumerated 9 May 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 23 24 26 27 28 30
194 194 Corbin G.W. Head M W 69 M1 42 12 11 OH PA   Eng Farmer Small Farm OA Y Y O M F ?
    ______ Ellen Wife F W 58 M2 42 12 11 OH IRE OH Eng       Y Y        
    ______ La Fayette Son M W 18 S       OH IRE OH Eng Laborer   W Y Y        
Columns 10 and 11 should only have been filled out for the wife, but here it seems Ellen's first child is being claimed by George.  Well, at least this record appears to confirm that Ellen was married twice, assuming she was telling the truth to the census-taker (not actually a safe assumption with matters this delicate).  In any case, she is maintaining that she was married before.

7.  Anon.  1880.  History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio.  Williams Bros., Cleveland, OH (Broderbund CD-450).  On p. 130:
William D. Corbin...
George W. Corbin...
George and William D. CORBIN are brothers. 

8.  Messages in the Corbin Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 12, Pedigree #1298.  Has "Ellenora SHERRY" married first to John MOORE, about whom nothing is known.

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