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Lewis CORBIN
Susannah PROUDFOOT
Husband:  Lewis CORBIN
Birth:  ca. 1833, VA [now WV]
Death apparently:  1875-80, Barbour Co., WV
Marriage:  19 May 1864
Wife:  Susannah "Susan" PROUDFOOT
Birth:  Jun 1837, Phillipi, Barbour Co., VA [now WV]
Death apparently:  1910-20, Philippi, Barbour Co., WV
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John R. PROUDFOOT (1788-1866) John3, John2, Patrick1 of Co. Edinburgh, SCT
Mother:  Rebecca THOMPSON (1795-1857) d/o Henry1 of Harrison Co., VA [now WV]
Children born in Doddridge, Doddridge Co., WV, or Pleasant Dist., Barbour Co., WV:
1.  (Child) CORBIN, died young
2.  (Child) CORBIN
3.  Mollie R. CORBIN, b. 1866/7
4.  Cora M. CORBIN, b. 1870/1
5.  Vitalis CORBIN, b. 12 May 1876

Vitalis's death certificate says he was born in Doddridge, but was the informant (his son, Frank) correct?

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Lewis, not for certain.  There are no CORBINs, at all, in Doddridge County.  The closest I can find is the Lewis CORBIN (æ 19, b. VA), son of James & Lucinda (CORBIN) CORBIN of Harrison Co., WV.  Susan PROUDFOOT (æ 12) is living in Barbour Co., VA [now WV] (p. 92B), with her parents, John PROUDFOOT (æ 62, b. VA) & Rebecca (æ 54, b. VA), plus siblings.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Lewis.  There are no CORBINs, at all, in Doddridge County.  Susan PROUDFOOT (æ 21, b. Va) is living in Barbour Co., WV (p. 105), with her widowed father, John PROUDFOOT (æ 72, b. Va; "Papist"), plus sibling.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Lewis & Susan.  There are no CORBINs, at all, in Doddridge County. 

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 35):  Pleasant Dist., Barbour Co., WV, Roll T9_1400, p. 136C, PN 23, SD 1, ED 76, enumerated 14 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 10 13 21 24 25 26
166 169 Corbin Susin W F 34     / Keeping House   WV VA WV
    ______ Mollie R W F 13 Dau /   Unemployed / WV WV WV
    ______ Cora M W F  9 Dau /       WV WV WV
    ______ Vitalus W M  4 Son /       WV WV WV
Susan's marital status is "married."  It is enumerator error or is Lewis still alive?

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 24):  Philippi [City], Philippi Twp., Barbour Co., WV, Roll T623_1755, p. 81B, SN 11, SD 2, ED 5, enumerated 23 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
239 239 Corbin Vitalis Head W M May 1876 24 M 1     WV WV WV Day laybor   Y Y Y R H
    ______ Marietta Wife W F Aug 1872 27 M 1 1 1 WV WV WV     Y Y Y    
    ______ Ina V Daughter W F Jan 1900 5/12 S       WV WV WV              
    [plus boarders]
    Corbin Susan Mother W M Jun 1837 63 M 35 5 4 WV WV WV     Y Y Y    

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 5):  Wilson Street, Philippi City (Ward 1), Philippi Magisterial District, Barbour Co., WV, Roll T624_1676, p. 73A, SN 1A, SD 2, ED 6, enumerated 15 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
* 5 5 Corbin Vite Head M W 33 M1 11     WV WV WV Eng Clerk Pool Room W N 0 Y Y R H
    ______ Ettie Wife F W 38 M1 11 4 4 WV WV WV Eng None         Y Y    
    [Vite & Ettie's children]
    ______ Susan Mother F W 72 Wd       WV WV WV Eng None         Y Y    
*Wilson Street

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

10.  Don Norman.  Descendants of Patrick Proudfoot (online at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcpd/norman/).

11.  Pauline Karabogias & Don Norman.  Descendants of Henry Thompson (online at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcpd/norman/).

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

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