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Napoleon Bonaparte CORBIN
Emeline S. STEED
Adeline BREWER
Husband:  Napoleon Bonaparte CORBIN
Birth:  24 Jul 1815, Lexington Dist., SC
Death:  24 Sep 1851, Crawford Co., , GA
Disposition:  buried Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford Co., GA
Occupation:  planter
Father:  Samuel CORBIN
Mother:  Hannah Caroline __?__
Marriage-1:  27 Feb 1837, Columbia Co., GA
Wife-1:  Emeline / Emaline S. STEED
Birth:  31 Jul 1817, Columbia Co., GA
Death:  15 Nov 1849, presumably in Crawford Co., GA
Disposition:  buried Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Leonard STEED
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage-2:  8 Aug 1850, Bibb Co., GA
Wife-2:  Adaline / Adeline8 BREWER
Birth:  5 Oct 1825, Lexington, Oglethorpe Co., GA
Death:  9 Mar 1896, Macon, Bibb Co., GA
Disposition:  buried Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. Robert B. CLAYTON, b. 1801/2, VA; d. 1870s
Father:  Thomas Aspinwall7 BREWER (1792-1872/4), MA > GA Edward6, Stephen5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, Daniel1
Mother:  Mary FOSTER (1796-1871), MA > GA
[Col. Thomas Aspinwall BREWER is a D.A.R. patriot; if you descend from him and can prove it, you are eligible to join the D.A.R.]
Children with Emaline S. STEED born in either Columbia Co., GA, or Crawford Co., GA:
1.  William Paul CORBIN, b. 1837/8; m. Mary O. CHILDE
2.  John H. CORBIN, b. 1837-40; d. young
3.  Isabella C. CORBIN, b. 1842/3 who may be this Isabella C. CORBIN
3.  Cicero Bonaparte CORBIN, b. 24 Jun 1844
4.  Martha Angelia CORBIN, b. ca. 1846; d. young
Children with Adaline BREWER born in Macon, Vineville Dist., Bibb Co., GA:
5.  Napoleon Brewer CORBIN, b. 20 Oct 1851
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Napoleon B. CORBIN
Spouse: Emeline S. STEED
Marriage: 27 Feb 1837, Columbia, Georgia
Source: Record of Marriages, 1806-1967. Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Columbia County)

2.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray.  1995.  Marriage Index: AL, GA, SC, 1641-1944.  Salt Lake City, UT (Broderbund CD-3):
Corbin, Napoleon B. Brewer, Adaline 8 Aug 1850 Bibb Co., GA

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28-29 of 49; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 GA Crawford Co. Roll 39 pp. 377B-378A Ln. 13 N Corbin 200 110 - 000 010 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Son A (b. 1837-40)
= William P. (b. 1837/8)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Napoleon (b. 1814/5)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Emeline
1 person employed in agriculture
The teenage male is too old to be Napoleon's son.

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 104):  Division No. 20, Crawford Co., GA, Roll M432_67, p. 383A, 32/32, enumerated 31 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
N B Corben 35 M   planter 3000 S C
Wm P Corben 12 M       Georgia
Cisero Corben  6 M       "

5a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 14):  Macon P.O., Vineville Dist., Bibb Co., GA, Roll M653_111, p. 563B, PN 154, 1155/1196, enumerated 7 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Thomas A Brewer 68 M   Ret - Merchant 15,000 6,000 Massachusetts
Mary F      " 64 F         "
Adaline Corbin 33 F         Georgia
Napoleon B  "  1 M         "
Our widow is living with her parents.  Napoleon's age has to be wrong because his father died in 1851, and the 1870 census confirms it.

5b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 16):  Floyd & Vista Ridge P.O., Ward No. 6, Carroll Par., LA, Roll M653_409, p. 406, PN 90, 819/784, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William H Corbin 28 M   Planter 22,000 40,380 SC
Martha D Corbin 26 F   wife     Miss
William P Corbin 22 M   Gentleman    2,425 Ga
William H. CORBIN is our subject's nephew, son of Napoleon's brother, Samuel Peter CORBIN

5c.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5-6 of 9):  Lanier P.O., 1002nd Dist., Macon Co., GA, Roll M653_130, p. 85-86, PN 85-86, 312/312, enumerated 19 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry L Corbin 55 M   Farmer 10,000 5450 S Carolina
Catharine  " 40 F         Alabama
Henry C    " 18 M         Georgia
Georgia C  " 16 F         "
Victoria   " 14 F         "
Mary       " 12 F         "
Harriet    "  9 F         "
Cicero     " 15 M       2500 "
Hary Henderson 20 M   Farm laborer     Florida
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Isabella Henderson 17 F       2700 Georgia
Henry L. CORBIN is our subject's brother, and the Cicero CORBIN living with him appears to be our subject's orphaned son.  A researcher asserts that Isabella is Cicero's sister and that her surname here is enumerator error.  This may be so, but it may not, and the fact that I can't find Isabella in the 1850 census does not strengthen the case.

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #139 of 265):  Macon P.O., Subdivision No. 8, Bibb Co., GA, Roll 593_136, p. 682A, PN 139, 1238/1178, enumerated 22 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Brewer Thomas A 77 M W Retired Merchant 50,000 5,000 Mass
______ Mary F 75 F W Keeping House     Mass
Clayton Robert B 68 M W Auctioneer     Virginia
_______ Adeline B 44 F W At Home 1,500   Georgia
Corbin Napoleon B 19 M W Clerk in Store   1,000 Georgia
Adeline has obviously remarried.

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 55):  Vineville District, Bibb Co., GA, Roll T9_134, p. 130C, PN 11, SD 4, ED 12, enumerated 4 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 7 8 9 10 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
101 101 Clayton Adeline W F 54         /       GA MA MA
    Corbin Napoleon W M 28   Son   /   Book Keeper     GA GA SC
    ______ Maggie H W F 29   Dau-in-law   /         GA NJ GA
    ______ James W M  7   GSon /           GA GA GA
    ______ Addie B W F  5   GDau /           GA GA GA
    ______ Robert C W M  3   GSon /           GA GA GA
    ______ Saml Jaques? W M 3/12 Feb GSon /           GA GA GA
    Brown Maria B F 58   Servant     /   / / AL GA  
    Neel August B M 24   " /         / GA GA  
    Brown Mary B F 17   " /           GA GA NC
    _____ Willie B M 6/12 Oct   /           GA GA GA
Napoleon's mother was (obviously) born in GA.

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

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

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