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John CORBIN, Esq.
Margaret COCHRAN
Husband:  John CORBIN
Birth:  ca. 1747, of VA
Death:  16 Nov 1776, Battle of Fort Washington, Manhattan Island, NY
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  wounded Sep 1776; killed Nov 1776
Marriage said to have been:  1772
Wife:  Margaret "Molly Pitcher" / "Captain Molly" COCHRAN / COCHRANE
Birth:  12 Nov 1751, near Chambersburg, Cumberland [now Franklin] Co., PA
Death:  16 Jan 1800, Westchester Co., NY
Disposition:  reburried at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Orange Co., NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  officially, Sgt.; unofficially, "Capt."
Event:  war hero; first woman in U.S. History to receive a pension for military service
Father:  Robert COCHRAN, b. ca. 1720s, IRL; d. 1756, in an Indian raid
Mother:  Sarah __?__, b. ca. 1720s; taken in an Indian raid in 1756, never seen again
Children:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Ireland; USA, US, United States, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
John CORBIN, Esq.
Birth: avt 1749, of Virginia
Death: 16 nov 1776, Fort Washington, New York, USA
Burial: Private plot nr Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, New York 38
MILI: gunners mate in the Revolutionary War; Pennsylvania, artillery
Casualty: Sep 1776, battle of Harlem Heights, Fort Washington, New York, USA
Marriage: 1772
Spouse: Margaret COCHRAN
Birth: 12 Nov 1751, nr Chambersburg, (now Franklin County, Pennsylvania), USA
Death: 16 Jan 1800, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial: aft 16 Jan 1800, U.S. Military Academy at Cadet Chapel, West Point Academy
Father: Robert COCHRAN; Mother: Sarah
Rank: "George Washington offically (sic) gave her the rank of sergeant, but she preferred the nickname Captain, which the troups had..."
Pension Records: "1779, Revolutionary War, Continental Congress granted her a penison (sic), (half pay and allowances of a soldier in service)"
Source: patron submission

4.  Messages posted to the Corbin Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com)

5.  Archives of the CORBIN and CORBIN-DNA Mailing Lists (online at RootsWeb.com)

6.  Numerous sites on the web.

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