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John CORBIN V
Sarah MORRIS
Ms. __?__
COMMENT:  if all the youths in the 1810 and 1820 censuses are John's children, then he had to have had more than one wife because his children were then born over a span of 35 years and the average span of fecundity for one woman is 23 years.  What is the evidence that Sarah MORRIS was his wife, and does it make her the first wife or the second wife?  John's service in the Revolutionary War would explain his late marriage to a younger woman, but he still had to have married twice to have fathered children after 1810.
Husband:  John CORBIN V
Birth:  2 Feb 1750, Stafford Co., VA
Death:  4 Sep 1836, Prairie Twp., Holmes Co., OH
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  1775-1881
Father:  John CORBIN IV
Mother:  Frances FANT
Marriage-1:  aft. 1781
Wife-1:  Sarah MORRIS
Birth:  bef. 1765

If Sarah was born before 1765, especially if she was born closer to John's age, then she would have been too old to birth any children after 1810, if not earlier.  The average age for onset of menopause is 41, and most women have had their last child by the age of 43.  Even if we grant she was born as late as 1765, she would have been 45 in 1810.

Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Ms. __?__
Children born in Hampshire Co., VA [now WV]:
Based on 1810 and 1820 censuses:
  1.  (Son A) CORBIN, b. 1784-94
  2.  (Daughter A) CORBIN, b. 1784-94
  3.  (Daughter B) CORBIN, b. 1784-94
  4.  (Daughter C) CORBIN, b. 1784-94
  5.  (Daughter D) CORBIN, b. 1784-94
  6.  (Son B) CORBIN, b. 1794-1800
  7.  (Son C) CORBIN, b. 1794-1800
  8.  (Daughter E) CORBIN, b. 1794-1800
  9.  (Daughter F) CORBIN, b. 1800-1810
10.  (Daughter G) CORBIN, b. 1800-1810
11.  Sarah CORBIN, b. 1808; m. 18 Jun 1829, Harrison Co., OH, Westley STAFFORD
12.  (Son E) CORBIN, b. 1810-20
13.  (Son F) CORBIN, b. 1810-20
14.  (Daughter H) CORBIN, b. 1810-20

Based on Corbin (2009:22):
.  Catherine CORBIN; m. Robert GOLDSBOROUGH
.  Celey CORBIN
.  Alvin CORBIN; d. 17 Sep 1844, Knox Co., OH
.  [Frances] Fanny CORBIN
.  Sarah CORBIN, b. 1808
.  plus five unnamed

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Timeline
Year Location Event
1750 VA: Stafford Co. birth of John CORBIN V
    birth of Sarah MORRIS
1775-1781 Revolutionary War served Virginia Militia
aft. 1781 VA: Culpeper Co.  ?marriage of John CORBIN V & Sarah MORRIS
1782 Tax Roll VA: Culpeper Co. John CORBIN
  family moved  
ca. 1785   birth of Son A
ca. 1787   birth of Daughter A
1787 Tax Roll (W)VA: Hampshire Co. John CORBIN
ca. 1789 birth of Daughter B
1790 Census VA (incl. WV, KY) census destroyed 
ca. 1791   birth of Daughter C
ca. 1793 birth of Daughter D
ca. 1795   birth of Son B
ca. 1797   birth of Son C
ca. 1799   birth of Daughter E
1800 Census VA (incl. WV), KY census destroyed
ca. 1802   birth of Daughter F
ca. 1805   birth of Daughter G
1808   birth of daughter, Sarah
1810 Census (W)VA: Hampshire Co. John CORBIN, head-of-household
1810-20   birth of Son D
1810-20   birth of Son E
1810-20   birth of Son F
1820 Census (W)VA: Hampshire Co. John CORBIN, head-of-household
  family moved  
1829 OH: Harrison Co. marriage of daughter, Sarah, to Westley STAFFORD
1830 Census OH: Harrison Co.: Short Creek Twp. John CORBIN, head-of-household
1832 OH: Holmes Co.: Prairie Twp. John CORBIN applies for pension
1836 OH: Holmes Co. death of John CORBIN
aft. 1836   death of Sarah (MORRIS) CORBIN

Sources:
 

2.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the VA census was lost.

3.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the VA census was lost.

4.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 79; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 (W)VA Hampshire Co. Roll 69 p. 793 Ln. 10 John Corbin 02101-31401-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 10-15 1794-1800 = Son C
= Son B
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = Son A
1 male 45 or over by 1765 = John (b. 1750)
3 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1808)
= Daughter G
= Daughter F
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Daughter E
4 females 16-25 1784-1794 = Daughter D
= Daughter C
= Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 45 or over by 1765 = Sarah
Are all of these 11 young people really their children?  It's not unusual to have 11 children and to have them spaced in this manner, but what are the older ones still doing at home?

5.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #60 of 75; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 (W)VA Hampshire Co. Roll M33_136 p. 482-483/266 Ln. 8 John Corbin 200001-11211-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son E
= Son D
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = John (b. 1750)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter H
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Sarah (b. 1808)
2 females 16-25 1794-1804 = Daughter F or G
= Daughter E or F
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Daughter D
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Sarah
1 person engaged in agriculture

6.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #X; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 - - Co. - Twp. Roll - p. - Ln. - - - -
These data indicate:
 
 
 
 

.  Kenneth Corbin.  2009.  The Leaves of the Corbin Tree.  Vol. 1 of 2.  Self-published, Louisville, KY:  see p. 22.
Lists these children:  Catherine, Celey, Alvin, Fanny, Sarah, plus five with name unknown.  The author doesn't indicate how these children were connected to our subjects, beyond the fact that he appears to be accepting the work of a third party researching the family.

 

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