1. Essex County, Virginia, Marriages, 1655-1900 (online
: CORBIN, JOHN
: Richmond Co. married Elizabeth daughter of Wm. Smith
Book: D 9, Page: 55
2. Kenneth Corbin. 2009. The Leaves of the Corbin
Tree. Vol. 1 of 2. Self-published,
|The author did not routinely put surnames
in all-caps, so I have converted them to make for easier scanning for names.
||4. Grace3 BALLARD
(Anne2…, William1 [THOMAS]))... married William SMITH
She left a Deed-Will recorded in Deed Book Page# 130-133 which
names all daughters and husband as deceased on 28 Apr 1684 at Old Rappahannock
William SMITH was born before 1643...
The three known children of Grace3 BALLARD
and William SMITH are as follows:
||Elizabeth4 SMITH was born before 1670. She married
John CORBIN Jr., son of John CORBIN Sr, before 10 Aug 1696 at Richmond
6. Elizabeth4 SMITH (Grace3 BALLARD,
Anne2…, William1 [THOMAS])) was born before 1670.
She married John CORBIN Jr., son of John CORBIN Sr, before 10 Aug 1696
at Richmond Co., VA; as proved by a Deed in Book# 9 Page# 55.4
John CORBIN Jr5 was born circa 25 Sep 1671 at Richmond
||The nine known children of Elizbeth4
SMITH and John CORBIN Jr. were as follows:
||Rawley5 CORBIN was born between 1692 and 1697 at Stafford
||John CORBIN III was born in 1696/97 at VA.
||Charles CORBIN was born before 1702 at VA. He married Phoeby?.
He died after 18 Jun 1724 at Stafford Co., VA.
He lived on 18 Jul 1724 at Westmoreland Co., VA.13
Phoeby? was born between 1765 and 1765 (sic).
||Elizabeth CORBIN was born circa 1705 at VA.
||Mary CORBIN was born circa 1707 at VA. She married Pleasant
JORDAN in 1739.
She filed a petition against Richard TUTT for unknown reason which
was dismissed by the Court on 8 May 1725 at King George Co., VA.11
Pleasant JORDAN was a Quaker with the Pagan Creek Meeting House.
He lived at Nansemond Co., VA
||Andrew CORBIN was born between 1709 and 1715 at VA.
||David CORBIN was born before 1717 at VA. He died after 8
||Frances CORBIN was born at VA. She married Henry BUFORD Jr.,
son of Henry BUFORD Sr. and Mary OSBORNE, in 1732.
Henry BUFORD Jr was born in 1710 at Lancaster Co., VA. He
died before 1791 at Amelia Co., VA... He was a member of Nottaway Parish.
He lived 1787 Amelia Co., VA. He left a will in 1791.
||Rosamond CORBIN was born at VA. She married John SPINKS,
son of Enoch SPINKS and Grace, on 6 Nov 1741 at Stafford Co., VA.
1. Thomas Hoskins Warner, History of Old Rappahannock Co.,
VA (Tappahannock, Virginia: Pauline Pearce Warner, 1965).
2. Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia, County Clerk, Tappahannock
3. Essex Co., VA Deeds, Wills & Inventories, 3 Volumes,
John Frederick Dorman, Washington, DC.
4. Eva Eubank Wilkerson, compiler, Index to Marriages of Old
Rappahannock and Essex counties, Virginia 1655-1900 (Baltimore, Maryland:
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1983).
5. A.M. Prichard, Allied Families of Read, Corbin, Luttrell
& Bywaters (Staunton, VA: The McClure Co., Inc., 1930)...
11. County Clerk, compiler, King George Co., Order Book
1721-1734. (Virgina: King George Co., 1734).
13. George Harrison Sanford King, The Register of Overwharton
Parish, Stafford Co., VA 1723-1758 (Easley, SC 29641-0738: Southern
Historical Press, Inc., 1961).
||Known children of John1 CORBIN Sr.
include these three:
||John2 CORBIN Jr4 was born circa 25 Sep 1671
at Richmond Co., VA...
|William SMITH's wife was Grace BUTLER, not Grace BALLARD.
Please see message threads in the Archive of the CORBIN
Mailing List and at GenForum
(scroll down to see replies).
3. A.M. Prichard. 1930. Allied Families of Read,
Corbin, Luttrell, Bywaters: Starting from Culpeper County, Virginia, Their
Descendants Are Now Planted in Every State Westward to the Pacific.
McClure Co., Inc., Printers, Staunton, Virginia (online at Ancestry.com):
||THE CORBIN FAMILY
The first record of John Corbin appears in Richmond County, Virginia,
in 1692, the year the county was formed. The most interesting record,
however, is the following deed of record in Essex County, Virginia, which
identifies the wife of John Corbin as Elizabeth, the daughter of William
"Know all men by these presents that I Robert Waight do for me
my heirs Exes. and Admes: for a valuable consideration: in hand already
Received give grant bargaine and sell unto John Corbin and Elizabeth
Corbin his wife, of Richmond County their heirs Exes: Admes: &
Assignes for Ever a parcell of Land lyeing and being in the above sd. County
Containing, one hundred Acres bounded as followeth... wch. sd. Land was
given by my deced father John Waight to my Sister Elizabeth Vickers, and
by her Sold to William Smith father of the above sd. Elizabeth Corbin...
In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seale this tenth day
of August Ano. Dom. 1696.
ROBERT WAIGHT (Seale)..."
The land above described may have been, likely was, the portion
given by William Smith upon the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth, to
John Corbin. This would seem to be a reasonable conjecture from the
language of the deed.
By deed of 21 Feb. 1692, Richard Shippie of St. Mary's Parish, Richmond
County, and Eleanor, his wife, conveyed unto "John Corbin of the aforesaid
parish and county, a certain tract of land containing 160 acres, part of
640 acres formerly belonging to John and George Motts." The
||Transcriber's Note: I see nothing to suggest that
William SMITH gave the land to John CORBIN as a wedding gift or for any
other reason. John clearly paid for the land. What is not clear
is how land sold to William SMITH by Elizabeth (WAIGHT) VICKERS is being
sold again by Robert WAIGHT.
||certificate of Eleanor Shippie's acknowledgment
to the foregoing deed was not in confomity with law; and, to cure the defect,
she executed another deed for the same property on the 28 Feb. 1737, referring
to the deed above mentioned, describing John Corbin as then of Brunswick
Parish, King George County, and the land as that "whereon the said Corbin
On the 2 Mr. 1737, John Corbin conveyed the foregoing land to John
Grant, excepting some fifty acres thereof which he conveyed unto his son,
John Corbin Jr., by the following deed, viz:
"TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
4. Return Jonathan Meigs. 1940. The Corbins of
Virginia: a Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Corbin
who settled in Virginia in 1864. Typescript, self-published;
printed to order by The Apple Manor Press, Markham, VA.
||Comments by DGM: Meigs here speculates that
John CORBIN of Richmond Co., VA, might be a son of Henry CORBIN by a previous
wife (prior to his marriage to Alice ELTONHEAD in 1656/7). Given
that our subject was born after Henry died, the connection is obviously
impossible. Even if we go back a generation and assume Meigs was
referring to our subject's alleged father, the obstacle then becomes that
the elder John was born when Henry was a mere toddler. One wishes
the speculation had never been entertained because it may have contributed
to the bogus connection being accepted.
5. Pedigree provided by a participant in the CORBIN
Y-DNA Surname Project.
6. WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).
7. Archives of the CORBIN-L and CORBIN-DNA Mailing Lists
(online at RootsWeb.com).