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WARNING:  there's a lot to be verified here.  The marriage seems secure, though some challenge whether the year was transcribed correctly.  The connection to son, Vincent, appears secure based on 1850 census record (see below).
Husband:  John CORBIN
Birth:  1765-70/75, VA
Death:  10 Sep 1838, Anderson Co., KY
Father:  Martin CORBIN
Mother:  Milla/Millah __?__
Marriage:  16 Jan 1799, Fauquier Co., VA
Wife:  Mary "Molly" TAPP
Birth:  1778/9, VA
Death:  13 Jun 1863, Sullivan Co., IN
Father (disputed):  Vincent TAPP
Mother:  Mary "Molly/Polly" JETT
Vincent CORBIN, b. 19 Nov 1799

[James] Berryman CORBIN, b. 6 Dec 1801
.  Benjamin CORBIN, b. ca. 1804; died in infancy
.  Alexander CORBIN, b. 6 Feb 1806
.  Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 15 May 1808, Jessamine Co., KY; d. 12 Feb 1872, Sullivan Co., IN

born in KY:
Martin CORBIN, b. 1810/1
.  Narcissa CORBIN, b. ca. 1814; m. Jeremiah LEWIS
.  Sarah CORBIN, b. 
.  Eliza CORBIN, b. 1817/8, KY

Of the sons attributed to them by secondary sources, these two are not given by (Corbin 2009:34), nor is there room for them in the 1810 census:
Harris CORBIN, b. 1800
Mason CORBIN, b. ca. 1804

If Benjamin married in 1819 and it appears he did he had to have been born earlier than 1808, more like ca. 1795.
Benjamin CORBIN, b. 1808; m. 24 Sep 1819, Fauquier Co., VA, Sarah PRESTON
Our subjects had left VA for KY by 1810, so if Benjamin was born in VA, this further argues against Benjamin being their son.

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Year Location Event
1765-70/75   birth of John CORBIN
1778/9 VA birth of Mary TAPP
1799 VA: Fauquier Co. marriage of John CORBIN & Mary TAPP
1799 VA birth of son, Vincent
1800 Census both the VA and KY censuses were destroyed
1801   birth of son, Berryman
1800-1810   birth of child
1800-1810   birth of child
1800-1810   birth of child
1810 Census KY: Jessamine Co. John CORBIN, head-of-household
1810/1 KY birth of son, Martin
1820 Census KY: Jessamine Co.   
1826 KY: Jessamine Co. marriage of son, Vincent, to Judy SPENCER
1830 Census KY: Anderson Co.  John CORBIN, head-of-household 
1938 KY: Anderson Co. John CORBIN deceased
1840 Census KY: Anderson Co.  Mary CORBIN, head-of-household 
1850 Census IN: Sullivan Co.: Haddon Twp Widow Mary CORBIN living w/son, Vincent


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Corbin, John Topp, Mally Jan 16, 1799 Fauquier Co.

2.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  VA and KY censuses lost.

3.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 22 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 KY Jessamine Co. Roll 7 p. 62/574 Ln. 12 John Corbin 31010-10010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = which other two?
= Berryman (b. 1801)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Vincent (b. 1799)
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = John (b. 1765-70/5)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Elizabeth (b. 1808)
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Mary (b. 1778/9)
John is the only CORBIN enumerated in the county.

4.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 28; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 KY Jessamine Co. Roll M33_24 p. 80 Ln. 34 John Corbin 111301-31010-0-500 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820
1 male 10-15 1804-1810
1 male 16-18 1801-1804
3 2 males 19-25* 1794-1801 =
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = John (b. 1765-70/5)
3 females 9 or under 1810-1820
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 =
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Mary (b. 1778/9)
5 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.
Listed on same page: Lewis TAPP.

1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13-14 of 42 indexed "Cobin"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 KY Anderson Co. Roll M19_33 pp. 92B-93A Ln. 22 John Corbin 010 100 001 - 002 110 010 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 =
1 male 15-19 1810-1815
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = John (b. 1765-70/5)
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Eliza (b. 1817/8)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 =
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 =
1 female 50-59 1770-1780 = Mary (b. 1778/9)
John's age may be inflated here.

1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27-28 of 46; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Anderson Co. Roll 103 pp. 99B-100A Ln. 6 Mary Corbin 000 100 - 000 040 001 no slaves 0600000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 =
4 females 20-29 1810-1820 = Eliza (b. 1817/8)

1 female 60-69 1770-1780 = Mary (b. 1778/9)
6 persons employed in agriculture
Listed next to Lewis TAP (æ 40-50) and seven lines from alleged son, Martin CORBIN (æ 20-30).  Also in county:  alleged son, Berryman CORBIN.
Son Vincent is already in Indiana.

1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 72):  Dist. No. 105, Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN, Roll, p. 198A, 2/2, enumerated 5 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Vincent Corbin 50 M   Farmer 600 Virginia
Judia Corbin 45 F       do
[Vincent & Judy's six children]
Mary Corbin 71 F       Virginia
Eliza Corbin 32 F       Kentucky

Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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