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Ms. __?__
Husband:  John CORBIN III
Birth:  1696/7, VA
Death said to be:  8 Aug 1757, King George Co., VA
Will Proved:  2 Nov 1758, King George Co., VA
Father:  John CORBIN II
Mother:  Elizabeth SMITH
Wife:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  ca. 1701
Death:  bef. 1757
Secondary sources show John's wife as unknown, as Hannah __?__, or as Elizabeth "Betty" JENNINGS.  I have no idea which is correct, but the JENNINGS connection is possibly fabricated in an attempt to associate our subject with the Hall End CORBINs.

The average (pre-20th Century) woman was four years younger than her husband, which would place her birthyear at ca. 1701.

Children born in Stafford Co., VA:
The average (pre-20th Century) woman had a maximum span of fecundity of about 23 years, that is, roughly from age 20 to 43.  If William was the first-born in 1720, that would reasonably make David the last-born, ca. 1742, with the others born in between.  Alice, Milla, and Margaret were still surnamed CORBIN in their father's will, so it appears none was yet married by 1758.  As Elizabeth is the only daughter married at the time of John's death, she was presumably the eldest daughter.

1.  William CORBIN, b. 1720
2.  Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 1720s; m. bef. 2 Nov 1758, Joseph ARMSTRONG (-<1763), s/o John ARMSTRONG & Margery __?__
3.  John CORBIN IV, b. ca. 1726 
4.  Francis CORBIN, b. ca. 1730
5.  Milla CORBIN, b. 1730s; not married as of 2 Nov 1758, if ever; issue:  William C. CORBIN, b. 30 Mar 1754, King George Co., VA
6.  Alice CORBIN, b. 1730s; m. aft. 2 Nov 1758, Mr. FLESHER
7.  Margaret CORBIN, b. 1730s; not married as of 2 Nov 1758, if ever, and not the Margaret CORBIN who married William GRIFFIN
8.  David CORBIN, b. ca. 1742

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1.  Marriage Records:

2.  Kenneth Corbin.  2009.  The Leaves of the Corbin Tree.  Vol. 1 of 2.  Self-published, Louisville, KY:
The author did not routinely put surnames in all-caps, so I have converted them to make for easier scanning for names.
p. 5 11.  John5 CORBIN III (Elizabeth4 SMITH, Grace3 BALLARD, Anne2, William1 [THOMAS]) was born in 1696/97 at VA.5  He died before 2 Nov 1758 at King George Co., VA...

He his (sic) wife is unknown.  He left a will at King George Co., VA...

Known children of John5 CORBIN III include these eight:
+ 27.   i.   William6 CORBIN Sr. was born in 1720 at Stafford Co., VA...
+ 28.   ii.   John CORBIN IV was born before 1727 at Stafford Co., VA.  He married Frances FANT, daughter of George FANT and Elizabeth SEWELL, on 7 Dec 1749 at Stafford Co., VA.
+ 29.   iii.   Francis CORBIN was born circa 1730 at Stafford Co., VA. He married Ann BANKS circa 1760.
+ 30.   iv.   David CORBIN was born before 1745 at Stafford Co., VA...
  31.   v.   Elizabeth CORBIN married Joseph ARMSTRONG, son of John ARMSTRONG and Margery, before 2 Nov 1758.
She had a no name child after the death of her husband on 7 May 1767 at King George Co., VA.11  She lived in 1787 at King George Co., VA.
Joseph ARMSTRONG died before 3 Dec 1763 at King George Co., VA
+ 32.   vi.   Alice CORBIN married Mr. FLESHER.
+ 33.   vii.   Millia CORBIN.
  34.   viii.   Margaret CORBIN was born at VA.  She married William GRIFFIN, son of Leroy GRIFFIN and Mary Anne, on 6 Apr 1725 at Stafford Co., VA; in St. Paul's Parish.17,18

Transcriber's Note:  We know from our subject's will that he had a daughter, Margaret, but she cannot have been the Margaret CORBIN who was married in 1725 because this woman was probably born ca. 1706, which means she cannot have been the daughter of a man born ca. 1697!  Please see family group sheet of William GRIFFEN & Margaret CORBIN for further details.  Please note that in his will, John's three daughters, Alice, Milla, and Margaret, are still surnamed CORBIN, meaning they were still unmarried as of the date he wrote his will.
p. 761

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. (Virginia: King George Co., 1734)...

17.  George Harrison Sanford King, compiler, The Register of Saint Paul's Parish 1715-1798. (Easley, South Carolina 29641-0738: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1960).

18.  Therese A. Fisher, compiler, Marriage Records of the City of Fredericksburg, and of Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties, Virginia, 1722-1850 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990)...

3.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  Files there quote this will:
King George County, Virginia, Will Book #1, p. 95.
In the name of God, Amen: I, John Corbin, of King George County being sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory, God be thanked for same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and for what Temporal estate God has blessed me with I shall depose of in manner and form following:

Item: I give to my son Francis Corbin one black mare and one gun.

Item: I give to my son David Corbin one feather bed and furniture

Item: I give to my Daughters, Alice Corbin, Milla Corbin and Margaret Corbin twenty shillings each.

Item: My will and desire is that my land and all my personal Estate (except what is above mentioned) be sold at public auction to the highest bidder and what money is raised from that sale after my Debts, Legacies and funeral expense are paid, to be equally divided amongst all my Sons and Daughters, William Corbin, John Corbin, Francis Corbin, David Corbin, Elizabeth Armstrong, Alice Corbin, Milla Corbin and Margaret Corbin.

I do appoint my two sons William Corbin and John Corbin to be executors of this my last will and testament.

His X mark John Corbin (seal)
Seal and delivered in the presence of Anderson Doniphin; William Bruce; William King- 
At a court held for King George County the 2nd day of November 1758... the within last will and testament of John Corbin deceased, was presented into Court by John Corbin one of the executors therein named and same was proved by the oaths of William Bruce and Anderson Doniphin two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and is truly recorded.
Teste: Rob. Armistead, CC Court.
Yes, but what is the date the will was signed?!

4.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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