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John CORBIN
Ms. __?__
Delilah WHITMIRE
Husband:  John CORBIN
Birth:  1775/6, VA
Death:  bet. 26 Jan 1853 and 5 Apr 1853, Cherokee [now Pickens] Co., GA
Father:  Peter CORBIN
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage-1:
Wife-1;  Ms. __?__
Birth:  1774-84
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Delilah Sylvia / Sylva WHITMIRE
Birth:  1804?, VA or SC
Death:  1889, presumably in Townsends Dist., Pickens Co., GA
Other Partner:  Robert COBB
Other Child:  Mary Jane COBB, b. 8 Apr 1825
Father:  Samuel WHITMIRE
Mother:  Lilly HOLCOMB
Children with Wife-1 born in Pendleton or Greenville Dist., SC:
  1.  Rebecca CORBIN, b. ca. 1797; m. Stephen R. NICHOLSON (1796-1876)
  2.  (Daughter A) CORBIN, b. 1800
  3.  Emanuel CORBIN, b. ca. 1802
  4.  Henrietta CORBIN, b. ca. 1803; d. 29 Mar 1882, Jackson Co., NC; m. William LUSK (1797-1876)
  5.  Charity CORBIN, b. ca. 1804
  6.  (Daughter B) CORBIN, b. ca. 1806/7
  7.  Terrell CORBIN, b. ca. 1809
  8.  (Daughter C) CORBIN, b. 1810
  9.  Alexander D. CORBIN, b. ca. 1814; d. bef. Oct 1859
10.  John CORBIN, Jr. said to be this John CORBIN, b. 16 Feb 1816, SC
11.  William CORBIN said by some to be William Riley CORBIN, b. Mar 1820
12.  Charlotte "Charlotty" CORBIN, b. 6 Mar 1821; d. 15 Sep 1892, Bartow Co., GA; m. 21 Jan 1841, Cherokee Co., GA, Charles CLAYTON (1821-1848)
Children with Delilah WHITMIRE:
born in SC, possibly in Pickens Co., SC:
13.  Mary "Polly" CORBIN, b. Nov 1830; d. Chattooga Co., GA; m. 3 Apr 1854, Pickens Co., GA, William M. NEAL (1833- )
14.  Rachel F. CORBIN, b. May 1832
15.  Joseph Benjamin CORBIN, b. 1834/5
16.  Benjamin F. CORBIN, b. 1836-38
17.  Reuben CORBIN, b. 1837/8

born in Cherokee [now Pickens] Co., GA:
18.  Abigail CORBIN, b. 22 Sep 1840; d. Blount Co., AL; m. 14 Oct 1866, Pickens Co., GA, Henry Kimsey CROWE (1842- )
19.  Susannah "Susan" CORBIN, b. 1841/2
20.  Jasper CORBIN, b. 1845/6; d. 1862, Pickens Co., GA
21.  John Newton CORBIN, b. 1846-48
22.  Delilah Sylvia Malinda "Sis" CORBIN, b. 1847/8; d. 1892, Pickens Co., GA; m. James L. EDWARDS; m. 25 Dec 1867, Pickens Co., GA, Leroy MAYFIELD

Grandchildren born in GA:
.  Nancy J. CORBIN, b. Feb 1850; d. 1895, Cherokee Co., GA; m. Berry Franklin ATKINS (1849-1930)
.  Moses Edward Anderson CORBIN, b. 1860/1
.  Caldonia R. CORBIN, b. ca. 1866
.  Sarah E. CORBIN, b. 1868/9
.  John CORBIN, b. 1869/70

Some show Nancy as their daughter, but she is not mentioned in our subject's will.  Plus, this would be a very late child for Delilah.  Nancy is more likely their granddaughter, possibly an illegitimate child of Polly or Rachel.  Children of unwed daughters were often passed off as children of their grandmother.

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Sources (n.b., Pickens Co., SC, was formed in 1826 from Pendleton Dist., SC; Pickens Co., GA, was formed in 1853 from Cherokee and Gilmer Cos., GA):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 125; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 SC Pendleton [now Pickens] Co. Roll 50 p. 116 Ln. 8/667 John Corbin 00100-10100-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 16-25 1774-1784 = John (b. 1775/6)
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = Rebecca (b. ca. 1797)
1 female 16-25 1774-1784 = Wife-1
Listed eight lines after John's brother-in-law, Robert HOOD.

3.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 39; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 SC Greenville Co. Roll 62 p. 124A/974 Ln. 1 J Corbin 20010-42010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = Terrell (b. ca. 1809)
= Emanuel (b. ca. 1802)
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = John (b. 1775/6)
4 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Daughter C (b. 1810)
= Daughter B (b. ca. 1806/7)
= Charity (b. ca. 1804)
= Henrietta (b. ca. 1803)
2 females 10-15 1794-1800 = Daughter A (b. 1800)
= Rebecca (b. ca. 1797)
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Wife-1
John's brother, S. [Samuel] CORBIN, was the last name listed on the previous page. 

4.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #48 of 98; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 SC Pendleton [now Pickens] Co. Roll M33_120 p. 203B Ln. 37 John Corban 310010-12300-1 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = William (b. 1820)
= John (b. 1816)
= Alexander (b. 1814) 
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Emanuel or Terrell
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = John (b. 1775/6)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter C (b. 1810)
2 females 10-15 1804-1810 = Daughter B (b. ca. 1806/7)
= Charity (b. ca. 1804)
3 females 16-25 1794-1804 = Henrietta (b. ca. 1803)
= Daughter A (b. 1800)
= Rebecca (b. ca. 1797)
1 person engaged in agriculture

5.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

6.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3-4 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 GA Cherokee [now Pickens] Co. Roll 38 pp. 173B-174A Ln. 15 John Corben 300 010 001 - 011 110 000 no slaves 0300000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Reuben (b. 1837/8)
= Benjamin (b. 1836/7)
= Joseph (b. 1834/5)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = William? John?
1 male 60-69 1770-1780 = John (b. 1775/6)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Rachel (b. 1832/3)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Mary (b. 1830)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Charlotte (b. 1821)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Delilah
3 persons employed in agriculture
This record is the only one where Delilah appears young enough to be the mother of the children ascribed to her.

7.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #74 of 280):  15th Division, Cherokee [now Pickens] Co., GA, Roll M432_65, p. 438B, 500/501, enumerated 22 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Corbin 74 M   Farmer 1000 Va
Sylvy?   " 46 F       "
Mary     " 19 F       SC
Rachel   " 17 F       "
Joseph   " 15 M   Farmer   "
Benjamin " 13 M       "
Reuben   " 12 M       Geo
Abigail  " 10 F       "
Susan    "  8 F       "
Jasper   "  4 M       "
Newton   "  2 M       "
Silva    "  2 F       "
Nancy J  " 6/12 F       "
Forty-six is an extraordinary age for a woman to still be bearing children (most women have their last child by the age of 43).  Based on John's will, either Nancy did not survive or she was not their daughter, and I'm inclined to believe the latter.

8.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 9):  Jasper P.O., Towndsons [Townsends] Dist., Pickens Co., GA, Roll M653_133, p. 985, PN 107, 886/751, enumerated 5 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Delila Corben 56 F   Domestic 1500 300 SC
Benjamin  " 22 M   Farmhand     "
Abagill   " 21 F         Ga
Susanna   " 17 F         "
Jasper    " 15 M   "     "
John N    " 14 M         "
Malinda   " 12 F         "
Listed three households from married son, Joseph CORBAN.

9.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 133):  Jasper P.O., Pickens Co., GA, Roll, p. 6B, PN 14, 102/102, enumerated 13 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Corbin Deliah 75 F W Keeping house 1500 100 South Corbina
______ Malinda 22 F W Asst Do     Georgia
______ Moses E  9 M W Assisting on farm     Georgia
______ Caldonia R  4 F W       Georgia
It has been assumed that the Moses E. CORBIN here is the son of widowed daughter, Susannah (CORBIN) ANDERSON, but see my comments for the next source.  Listed next to married son, Reuben CORBIN.

10.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 14):  Townsends, Pickens Co., GA, Roll T9_161, p. 543D, PN 24, SD 1, ED 164, enumerated 16/17 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 11 13 14 21 22 23 24 25 26
221 221 Corben Delilah W M 75     / Keeping house     / / SC Ger Ger
    ______ Susanah W F 34 Dau   / At home     / / GA VA SC
    ______ Malinda W F 32 Dau /   At home       / GA VA SC
    ______ Anderson Moses W M 19 GSon /   works on farm 4     / GA GA SC
    ______ Caldonia W F 13 GDau /   At home   /   / GA GA SC
    ______ Sarah E W F 11 GDau /   At home   /     GA GA SC
    ______ John W M 10 GSon /   works on farm 5 /   / GA GA SC
    ______ Susan W F  3 GDau /   At home         GA GA SC
Susannah should be surnamed ANDERSON, not CORBIN (unless she married a CORBIN, now also deceased, after the death of her first husband).  Susanna's son, Moses Edward ANDERSON, Jr., is married and enumerated in his own household, so the Moses Anderson CORBIN listed here would not appear to be her son (either that or Moses was enumerated twice, plus his surname and mother's birthplace here are wrong).  Delilah had two sons die in the 1860s, both probably in the Civil War, so there would have been an abundance of CORBIN orphans in this family, one of them apparently named for his uncle.  Susan is said by a descendant to be Susan Nancy CORBIN, daughter of Amanda, daughter of Joseph Benjamin, which would make her Delilah's great-granddaughter.

11.  Will of John CORBIN (in a file online at WorldConnect submitted by Dave Wright):
In the Name of God, Amen, I John Corbin of said State and County, being of advanced age, and knowing that I must shortly depart this life, deem it right and proper, both as respects my family and myself, that I should make a disposition of the property with which a Kind Providence has blessed me, do therefore make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.

1st Item, I desire and direct that my body be buried, in a decent and Christian like manner, suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My Soul, I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it, as I hope for eternal Salvation, through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whose religion I have professed and I humbly trust enjoyed for a series of years.

2nd Item, I desire that all my just debts be paid, without delay by my executor appointed as I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed in their rights especially as there is no necessity for delay.

3rd Item, I give and bequeath, and devise to my beloved wife Delilah with whom I have lived for a series of years, all my real and personal estate and effects including that given to my beloved wife Delilah during her natural life, or widowhood.

4th Item, And after her death or intermarriage, I bequeath and devise to my five sons Joseph, Benjamin, Reuben, Jasper, and Newton, all my real estate to be equally proportioned to each of my five sons named.

5th Item, After the decease of my beloved wife Delilah I bequeath and devise to my five daughters namely Polly, Rachel, Abigil, Susan, Delilah, all my personal estate, equally proportioned to each of my daughters named.

9th Item, I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Delilah Executrix and my worthy friend Abraham Crow Executor of this my last will and testament, this January the 26th, 1853

His
John X Corbin
Mark

Signed, sealed, delivered, published by John Corbin as his last will and testament, in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testor, at his special instance and request, and in the presence of each other this January 26, 1853.

Jabez B. Morris
John Holcombe
Mathis Cantrell
William Forest

State of Georgia } Before me James Jordan, Ordinary of said county in Cherokee County } vocation, personally came Abraham Crow executor of the last will and testament of John Corbin late of said county deceased, and produced before me the last will and testament of said John Corbin deceased and one of the witnesses to wit J.B. Morris, which witness being duley sworn depose and says that he saw John Corbin the testator sign seal and declare and publish the instrument now presented as his last will and testament, freely voluntarily and of his own accord and without any compulsion or influence whatever, that at the time of the execution of said will said testor was of sound disposing mind and memory, that the deponents signed said will as witness in the presence of the testator, and at his special instance and request and in the presence of the other witnesses.

Sworn to and subscribed J.B. Morris Jr.
before me this 5th day of April 1853
James Jordan, Ordinary
Order to admit to record 2nd May 1853
Recorded May 24th 1854, James Jordan, Ordinary

12.  Anon.  1997-2000.  Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers.  Historical Data Systems, Provo, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Jasper CORBIN
Residence: Pickens County, Georgia
Enlistment Date: 19 May 1862
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Georgia
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 19 May 1862.
Enlisted in Company L, 43rd Infantry Regiment Georgia on 19 May 1862.
Transfered on 25 May 1862 from company L to company C.
Absent on 29 Feb 1864 (Sick. No further record.)

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

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