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James FONES, a.k.a., James Fones CORBIN
Sarah Hannah BIVENS
Note:  A patrilineal descendant of our subject has been Y-DNA tested for the CORBIN Y-DNA Surname Project.  As expected, he is not a genetic match with his adoptive family, the CORBINs of the Northern Neck of Virgina; and, so far, he is not a DNA match with anyone else, either.  Our subject has many descendants, so he has succeeded in founding a new dynasty of CORBINs.  If you are a male CORBIN, and you think you descend from him, you can now prove it with a Y-DNA test.
Husband:  James FONES, a.k.a., James Fones CORBIN
Birth:  13 Nov 1793, VA
Death:  13 Nov 1875, Owensburg, Greene Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Kentucky Ridge Cemetery, Greene Co., IN
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  R-1b1a-2a1a-1b4b = R-M222
Occupation:  farmer
Adoptive Father:  Rawley CORBIN II
Adoptive Mother:  Sarah KRAUS
Marriage:  2 Dec 1814, Clark Co., KY
Wife:  Sarah Hannah BIVION / BIVENS
Birth:  1 Oct 1796, NC
Death:  1 Feb 1889, Greene Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Kentucky Ridge Cemetery, Greene Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Randal / Randall BIVENS
Mother:  Margaret ROUTT
Children:
born in either Clark Co., KY, or Montgomery Co., KY:
  1.  Susannah / Louanna / Louanne / Louann / Lou Ann CORBIN, b. 28 Nov 1815
  2.  Lucretia CORBIN, b. 1815-20
  3.  Elizabeth CORBIN, b. ca. 1816; d. bef. 1820
  4.  Thomas CORBIN, b. 11 Jul 1820; m1. 26 May 1839, Lawrence Co., IN, Mary G. EVANS; m2. 27 Jun 1868, Martin Co., IN, Amanda PHIPPS

born in Montgomery Co., KY:
  5.  (Son A) CORBIN, b. 1820-25 presumable Daniel or Randall
  6.  (Daughter A) CORBIN, b. 1820-25
  7.  Jesse CORBIN, b. 24 Nov 1824

born in KY or IN:
  8.  Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 20 Jan 1826

born in Lawrence Co., IN:
  9.  Albert H. CORBIN, b. 18 Nov 1829; m. 21 Jun 1850, Greene Co., IN, Sarah HATFIELD
10.  Benjamin Franklin CORBIN, b. 16 Oct 1831; m. 4 Nov 1855, Greene Co., IN, Lucinda HATFIELD
11.  William B. CORBIN, b. 1833/4; idiotic
12.  James CORBIN, Jr., b. 1836/7; m. 31 Jan 1856, Greene Co., IN, Sarah Ann ROBERTS
13.  George Washington CORBIN, b. 1837/8; m. 9 Jul 1857, Nancy HATFIELD

I can't place Daniel or Randall without knowing their birthyears, but it appears that, at most, just one of them survived.
.  Daniel CORBIN
.  Randall CORBIN

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Timeline
Year Location Event
1793 VA birth of James FONES
1796 NC birth of Sarah Hannah BIVENS
1814 KY: Clark Co., KY marriage of James CORBIN & Hannah BIVION
1815 KY birth of daughter, Louanna/Susanna
1815-20 KY birth of daughter, Lucretia
1815-20   birth and death of daughter, Elizabeth
1820   birth of son, Thomas
1820 Census KY: Montgomery Co. James CORBIN, head-of-household
1820-25   birth of Son A
1820-25   birth of Daughter A
1824 KY birth of son, Jesse
1826   birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1829 IN birth of son, Albert
1830 Census IN: Lawrence Co. James CORBAN, head-of-household
1831 IN: Lawrence Co. marriage of daughter, Lucretia, to Elisha INMAN
1831 IN birth of son, Benjamin
1833/4 IN birth of son, William
1836/7 IN birth of son, James
1837/8 IN birth of son, George
1838 IN: Lawrence Co. marriage of daughter, Susannah/Louanna, to John DOUTHITT
1839 IN: Lawrence Co. marriage of daughter, Elizabeth, to Henry RUBOTTOM
1839 IN: Lawrence Co. marriage of son, Thomas, to Mary G. EVANS
1840 Census IN: Martin Co. Jas. CORBAN, head-of-household
1843 IN: Greene Co. marriage of son, Jesse, to Delilah JACKSON
1850 Census IN: Martin Co.: Baker Twp. James CORBIN, head-of-household
1850 IN: Greene Co. marriage of son, Albert, to Sarah HATFIELD
1855 IN: Greene Co. marriage of son, Benjamin, to Lucinda HATFIELD
1856 IN: Greene Co. marriage of son, James, to Sarah Ann ROBERTS
1857 IN: Greene Co. marriage of son, George, to Nancy HATFIELD 
1860 Census IN: Martin Co.: Baker Twp. James CORBIN, head-of-household
1868 IN: Martin Co. 2nd marriage of son, Thomas, to Amanda PHIPPS
1870 Census IN: Greene Co.: Jackson Twp. James CORBAN, head-of-household
1875 IN: Greene Co. death of James Fones CORBIN
1880 Census IN: Lawrence Co.: Shawswick Hanah CORBIN, living w/married daughter
1889   death of Sarah Hannah (BIVENS) CORBIN
It seems odd that all these marriages took place in Greene Co. when James was still living in Martin Co.
How many of these are actually documented?

Sources (n.b., Clark and Montgomery Cos., KY, are adjacent; Lawrence, Martin, and Greene Cos., IN, are also adjacent):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Corbin, James Bivion, Hannah Dec 2, 1814 Clark Co.
This date is presumably the license date, not necessarily the date of the ceremony.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 35; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 KY Montgomery Co. Roll M33_25 pp. 289-290 Ln. 6 James Corbin 100010-20100-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Thomas? (b. 1820)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = James (b. 1793)
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Lucretia (b. ca 1815)
= Louann (b. 1815)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Hannah (b. 1796)
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #105 of 128; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 IN Lawrence Co. Roll M19-26 p. 111 Ln. 23 James Corban 121 001 - 112 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Albert (b. 1829)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Jesse (b. 1824)
= Son A
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Thomas (b. 1820)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = James (b. 1793)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1826)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter A
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Lucretia (b. ca. 1815)
= Louann (b. 1815)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Hannah (b. 1796) 

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33 of 42; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 IN Martin Co. Roll 99 pp. 28B-29A/161-162 Ln. 6 Jas Corban 221 100 100 - 001 000 100 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = George (b. 1837/8)
= James (b. 1836/7)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = William (b. 1833/4)
= Benjamin (b. 1831)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Albert (b. 1829)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Jesse (b. 1824)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = James (b. 1793)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1826)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Hannah (b. 1796) 
2 persons employed in agriculture
Listed one line below newlywed son, Thomas CORBAN (æ 15-20), who is three lines below son-in-law, Elisha INGMAN (æ 20-30).

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 16):  Baker Twp., Martin Co., IN, Roll M432_160, p. 6A, 74/75, enumerated 6 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
James Corbin 55 M   Farmer 200 Va  
Hannah Corbin 53 F       NC  
Albert Corbin 20 M   Farmer   Ind  
Benjamin F Corbin 18 M   Do   "  
William Corbin 16 M   Do   " Idiotic
James Corbin 13 M       "  
Geo W Corbin 12 M       "  
Hannah Ruebottom 10 F       "  
Jane Ruebottom  8 F       "  
Mary Ann Ruebottom  6 F       "  
Listed next to married daughter, Louane (CORBIN) DOUTHERT (æ 33, b. IN), her husband, John DOUTHERT (æ 33, b. IN), and their three daughters.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 26):  Mountain Springs P.O., Baker Twp., Martin Co., IN, Roll M653_278, p. 864, PN 106, 734/715, enumerated 24 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Corbin 66 M   Farmer 800 300 Va
Hannah   " 63 F         Ky
Nancy J Ruebottom 18 F         Ind
Mary A      " 15 F         "
Listed between married sons, Albert and George.

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 50):  Owensburg P.O., Jackson Twp., Greene Co., IN, Roll M593_318, p. 349A, PN 7, 52/52, enumerated 16 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Corban James 76 M W Farmer     Virginia
______ Hannah 74 F W Keeps house     N Carolina
______ Mary C 13 F W at home     Ind
Can't place Mary, but she is presumably either a granddaughter or is adopted.  Listed next to married son, Albert CORBIN.

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 8):  Shawswick, Lawrence Co., IN, Roll 292, p. 552B, PN 48, SD1, ED 12, enumerated 22 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 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
452 477 Skeen James W M 78     /   Farmer / / Va NC NC
    _____ Louann W F 65 Wife   /   Keeping House / / Ky Va Va
    _____ Cassey W F 22 Daughter /           Ind Va Ky
    Corbin Hanah W F 84 MotherLaw     /   / / Va Va Va

8.  Mildred Uland & Sandra Uland Taylor.  1994. Cemeteries of Eastern Greene County in Indiana.  Greene County Historical Society, Bloomfield, IN.  As cited in a message on the Greene County, Indiana, Location Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com):
NOTES-RLJ: CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, Jackson Township, Kentucky/Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Page 120, Column 1: CORBIN, Hannah, w/o James, 1 Oct 17961 Feb 1889; CORBIN, James, 179313 Nov 1875.

10.  "Image of the James CORBIN Family."  Greene County, Indiana, Location Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

11.  Kenneth Corbin.  2009.  The Leaves of the Corbin Tree.  Vol. 1 of 2.  Self-published, Louisville, KY:
The author did not routinely put surnames in all-caps, so I have converted them to make for easier scanning for names.  Text in fixed font was extracted verbatim; text in proportional font is paraphrased and condensed. 
p. 17 69. Rawley7 CORBIN... sued as the next friend of James FONES, an infant, charges Burger ROGERS and Sophia, his wife, with Tresspass and Battery on said infant.  This is his adopted son James FONES who adopted the surname CORBIN on 1 Oct 1800 at Clark Co., KY.41...
p. 52 199. James8 FONES Sr...
James b. 13 Nov 1793, VA; m. Sarah Hannah BIVENS, d/o Randal BIVENS & Margaret ROUTT, lic. 25 Nov 1814, Clark Co., KY, ceremony 2 Dec 1814; James d. 13 Nov 1875, Owensburg, Greene Co., IN; bur. Kentucky Ridge Cem., Crane Arsenal Grounds Martin Co., IN.  War of 1812, Pvt., Capt. Frank CULLUM's Co., KY Militia.  Sarah b. 1 Oct 1796, NC; d. 1 Feb 1889, Greene Co., IN; bur. Kentucky Ridge Cem.
  708.   i.   Daniel CORBIN.
  709.   ii.   Randall CORBIN.
  710.   iii.   Lou Ann CORBIN, b. ca. 1815, KY; m. James SKEIN.
+ 711.   iv.   Lucretia CORBIN, b. ca. 1815, Clark Co., KY; m. Elisha George INMAN.
  712.   v.   Elizabeth CORBIN, b. ca. 1816, Clark Co., KY; d. ca. 1826, Owensburg, Greene Co., IN; bur. Old Salem Cem., Crane Arsenal Grounds, Martin Co., IN
  713.   vi.   Susannah CORBIN, b. 1817, Clark Co., IN; living in 1850; mar. lic. 8 Jul 1838, mar. cer. 9 Jul 1838, both Lawrence Co., IN, m. John DOUTHITT (d. 9 Aug 1849; bur. Old Salem Cem.) 
+ 714.   vii.   Thomas CORBIN, b. 11 Jul 1820, Clark Co., KY; m1. 26 May 1839, Lawrence Co., IN, Mary G. EVANS; m2. 27 Jun 1868, Martin Co., IN, Amanda PHIPPS, d/o James Whitaker PHIPPS & Ruth FULFER.
+ 715.   viii.   Jesse CORBIN, b. 24 Nov 1824, Shelby Co., KY; m. 28 Dec 1843, Greene Co., IN, Delilah JACKSON, d/o Wm. & Nancy JACKSON.
+ 716.   ix.   Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 20 Jan 1826, Lawrence Co., IN; m. 5 May 1839, Lawrence Co., IN, Henry RUBOTTOM, s/o Joseph RUBOTTOM & Hannah COX.
+ 717.   x.   Albert H. CORBIN, b. 18 Nov 1829, Lawrence Co., IN; m. 21 Jun 1850, Greene Co., MO, Sarah HATFIELD, d/o Emanuel HATFIELD & Nancy ANDERSON.
+ 718.   xi.   Benjamin Franklin CORBIN (Sr.), b. 16 Oct 1831, Lawrence Co., IN; m. 4 Nov 1855, Greene Co., IN, Lucinda HATFIELD, d/o Armstead Apperson HATFIELD & Mary RICHARDSON.
  719.   xii.   William B. CORBIN, b. 1834, IN; "idiot."
+ 720.   xiii.   James CORBIN, Jr., b. 1837, Lawrence Co., IN; m. 31 Jan 1856, Greene Co., IN, Sarah Ann ROBERTS.
+ 721.   xiv.   George Washington CORBIN, b. ca. 1838, Lawrence Co., IN; m. 9 Jul 1857, Nancy HATFIELD, d/o Mordica Ale HATFIELD & Millie RICHARDSON.
...
  Transcriber's Note:  The 1820 census shows them with only two daughters, not four.  As it turns out, Lou Ann and Susanna are the same person; she married 1st John DOUTHITT and second James SKEIN.  Also, John DOUTHITT/DOUTHERT did not die in 1849; he is still alive in the 1850 census.  As for the Elizabeth supposedly born ca. 1816, either she was not their daughter or she died before 1820, not ca. 1826. 
p. 762
Endnotes...

30. 1790-1930 Census Records...
37. Civil War, Record Group No. 109; William Deeds File; Union Provost Marshall Citizens File...
41. Clark Co., KY Adoption...

p. 763 54. 1880 United States Census...
57. Kentucky Tax Records...
66. Clark Co., KY Marriages...

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