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Joseph Alexander CORBIN, Sr.
Margaret WATSON 
Husband:  Joseph Alexander CORBIN, Sr.
Birth:  ca. 1795, Washington Co., PA
Death:  1858, Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Cross Creek Presbyterian Church Graveyard, Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA
Occupation:  tailor, farmer
Military Service:  War of 1812 (14 Jun 1814 - 1 Jul 1818):  Pvt., 22nd Regiment U.S. Infantry, under Col. Hugh Brady
Marriage:
Wife:  Margaret WATSON
Birth:  1796/7, Ireland
Death (æ 59):  1856, Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Cross Creek Presbyterian Church Graveyard, Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
1.  (Daughter) CORBIN, b. 1820-25
2.  Joseph A. CORBIN, b. 22 Feb 1827, PA 
3.  David W. CORBIN, b. 1830/1, Washington Co., PA
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Sources (n.b., Cross Creek Twp. was created from Hopewell Twp. in 1789, so the change from 1830 to 1840 is a genuine move, not just a name change):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  no Joseph CORBIN (or var.) found in Pennsylvania.

3.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 22; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Washington Co. Hopewell Twp. Roll M19_163 p. 280 Ln. 3 Joseph Corbin 100 001 - 010 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Joseph Jr. (b. 1827)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Joseph (b. ca. 1795)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Margaret (b. 1796/7)
Joseph is the only CORBIN in the county.

4.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 24; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Washington Co. X Creek Twp. Roll M704_499 pp. 17B-18A Ln. 18 Joseph Corbin 011 001 000 - 000 000 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = David (b. 1830/1)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Joseph Jr. (b. 1827)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Joseph (b. ca. 1795) 
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Margaret (b. 1796/7)
1 person employed in agriculture
Joseph is the only CORBIN in the county.

5.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #44-45 of 48):  Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA, Roll M432_834, pp. 485B-486A, 310/310, enumerated 7 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Joseph Corban 45 M   Farmer 300 Pa
Margaret  " 53 F       Ireland
David     " 19 M       Pa
Elizabeth Pettibone 15 F       "
He is more like 55.  Listed 15 households from their son, Joseph CORBEN/CORBIN

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 28):  Cross Creek Village P.O., Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA, Roll M653_1191, p. 310, PN 174, 1475/1252, enumerated 11 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Joseph Corbin 33 M   Farm hand 400 350 Pennsylvania
[Joseph Jr's wife and children]
David Corbin 29 M   Shoemaker     "
David is Joseph's brother.

6.  Cross Creek Presbyterian Church Graveyard, Cross Creek Twp., Washington Co., PA (online in the archives of the Washington County PAGenWeb site).
JOSEPH CORBIN, died in 1858. Was wounded at the Battle of Erie in the War of 1812.
MARGARET CORBIN, wife of Joseph Corbin, died in 1856.
It's not clear how much information was acquired from the graveyard vs. how much was added by the compiler.

7.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Except for the tombstone images and occasional death certificate,
this database consists of undocumented patron submissions, so caveat emptor.
Name Joseph Corbin Margaret Corbin
Birth unknown unknown
Death 1858 1856
Burial Cross Creek Cemetery
Cross Creek, Washington Co., PA
Inscription said to be "War of 1812" "Wife of Jos"
Contributor Roseanne Kocinski-Fowler
9 Aug 2011
Charlotte McConaha
25 Apr 2012
Memorial # 74658335 89128914
There are no images of the stones and no indication as to whether they are in proximity to one another.

8.  Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914.  Microfilm Publ. M233, 81 rolls, National Archives, Washington, DC.  Vol. C, pp. 3-4. (index and images online at Ancestry.com and at fold3.com; extraction by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
RECORDS OF MEN ENLISTED IN THE U. S. ARMY
No. NAME. ORGANIZATION. DESCRIPTION. WHERE BORN.
RANK. REGIMENT. CO. COMPANY
COMMANDER
REGIMENTAL
COMMANDER.
HEIGHT. EYES. HAIR. COMPLEXION. AGE. OCCUPATION. TOWN OR
COUNTY.
STATE.
FEET. INCHES.
8450 Corbin Joseph
Carbon
Corban
Corben
Pri 22nd
US
Infy
  Lt
J.R.
Guy
Col
Brady
4 7 grey light fair 18 Tailor Washington Pa
If Joseph was age 18 in 1814, then he was born in 1795/6. 
PRIOR TO THE PEACE ESTABLISHMENT, MAY 17, 1815.
ENLISTMENT. REMARKS.
WHEN. WHERE. BY WHOM. PERIOD.
June
14
1814
Pa Lt Guy
or
Grey
5
Years
D.R. Ft Fayette June 16/14, Ordered to Buffalo, June 16/14 - Capt Willis Foulks Co. Book 1813 & 1814, J'd at Buffalo, Sept 30/14 from Lt. Guy's Det. - Absent at Buffalo, Oct 2/14, - returned at Williamsville, Oct 25/14 - Present Nov, & Dec 17 & 25/14 - D.R. Feby 16 & I.R. Sacketts Harbor, Feby 28/15, Present - I.R. Capt Wm. Clark's Co. 2nd U.S. Infy Sacketts Harbor,
(Over)
        June 30/15, D.R. Capt Wm. Gates' Co. "I" U.S. Arty Oct 1/15, I.R. Fort Niagara, Feby 29, I.R. & S.A.M.R. June 30, I.R. Oct 31, S.A.M.R. Dec 31/16, I.R. Feby 28, April 30, S.A.M.R. June 30, I.R. Aug. 31, S.A.M.R. Dec 31/17, I.R. April 30 & I.R. & S.A.M.R. June 30/18, Present - I.R. Fort Niagara, Aug. 31, & S.A.M.R. Dec. 31/18, Discharged at Fort Niagara, July 1/18, having furnished a substitute - Wright Miles - See Pension Case -- 22nd U.S. Infy was made 2nd after May 17th 1815.
Has the "J'd" (= joined) been interpreted as "I'd" (= injured)?  Is that interpretation correct?

Abbreviations
D.R. Descriptive Roll
I.R. Inspection Return
Jd Joined
M.R. Monthly Return
O.B. Order Book
R.R. Recruiting Return
S.A.I.R. Semi-Annual Inspection Return
S.A.M.R. Semi-Annual Muster Roll

9.  Chronology of the 22nd Infantry in the War of 1812 (online at http://1-22infantry.org/history3/chronology.htm):  It's instructive to read this chronology alongside the service record for Joseph (above).

10.  Allen Elster.  [2004.]  Ancestors of Oliver A. CORBIN (PDF file).

11.  Emails from Allen Elster.

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