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Peter CORBIN
Ms. __?__
WARNING:  Our subject is said to have married Elizabeth SEABRIGHT, but this is a mixing up of our subject with the Peter CORBIN of Livingston Co., SC, who married Elizabeth SEAWRIGHT (q.v.).  This error appears to be a mis-interpretation of an entry published by Harvey Lawson (1905 see Sources below); and once made, the error has been perpetuated uncritically ever since.  The fact is that these are two different Peter CORBINs, one in Dutchess Co., NY, and the other in Lexington Co., SC, and the identity of the wife of the Dutchess County Peter CORBIN is unknown.
Husband:  Peter CORBIN
Birth:  ca. 1730s
Death apparently:  1800-1810, Pawling, Dutchess Co., NY
Marriage:
Wife:  Ms. __?__
Children said to be:
1.  Job CORBIN, b. ca. 1750s?
2.  Peter CORBIN
3.  David Elwood CORBIN, b. 11 Sep 1757
4.  Elizabeth CORBIN
5.  Hannah CORBIN
6.  Warren CORBIN, b. 1769, Dutchess Co., NY
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Tax-rates of Dutchess Co., 1777 (N.Y. State Library; courtesy of Bill Rankin):
"A Peter Corbin resided at Pawling, Dutchess Co., N. Y., in 1777, where he was taxed for £660."

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 NY Dutchess Co. Pawling Roll M637_6 p. 41 Ln. 173 Peter Corbin 1-1-2-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Peter (b. ca. 1730s) 
1 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = ?
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Wife?
= ?
It's hard to say, at this point, who the others in the household might be, but they would most likely be grandchildren, not children.

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 NY Dutchess Co. Pawling Roll 21 p. 51 Ln. 1792 Peter Corbin 01001-10101-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = ?
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Peter (b. ca. 1730s)
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = ?
1 female 16-25 1774-1784 = ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Wife?
It's hard to say, at this point, who the others in the household might be, but they would most likely be grandchildren, not children.

5.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, at least not as head-of-household.  There is a young Peter CORBIN in Pawling, who is presumably our subject's son, and an older Peter CORBIN in Litchfield Co., CT, who is already accounted for (as the husband of Vilette NEARING).  These are the only two Peter CORBINs in the entire 1810 census.

6.  Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, compiler.  1905.  Descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River (Brookline, Ma. and Woodstock, Ct): with notices of other lines of Corbins.  Hartford Press, Hartford, CT (online at GoogleBooks.com).  In the Appendix (i.e., not pertaining to the descendants of Clement):
p. 318
THE CORBINS OF DUTCHESS CO., N.Y., WESTERN CONNECTICUT, AND VERMONT.
DIGEST OF INFORMATION.

   ROBERT and GEORGE CORBIN are said to have come to America in 1743, and PETER and WILLIAM soon after. (Their father supposed to be Peter.)

   PETER CORBIN came in company with an Irish family named Seabright and married into that family.

   A PETER CORBIN resided at Pawling, Dutchess Co., N.Y., in 1777, where he was taxed for £660.  ("Tax-rates of Dutchess Co., 1777," in N.Y. State Library.)

   There is a tradition that the ancestors of this line of Corbins (i.e., of PETER, who was father of DAVID E.) were originally Russians and came from Russia to England about 1600.

   PETER CORBIN of Dutchess Co., N.Y., Nine Partners, Mass., and Vermont, had brothers SAMUEL and THOMAS.  SAMUEL also lived at Nine Partners.  There is a tradition that THOMAS came home one day, found his buildings burned, his family massacred, and his stock driven away, by the Indians.  From that time he became a great Indian fighter.

   Children:

  i.  JOB.
 ii.  PETER.
iii.  DAVID E., b. about 1757.
 iv.  WARREN, b. about 1765-6 in Dutchess Co., N.Y.
  v.  ELIZABETH.
 vi.  HANNAH
...
It appears that a mis-interpretation of Lawson is the source of the error equating the Peter CORBIN of Livingston Co., SC, who married Elizabeth SEAWRIGHT, with our subject.  These are two different Peter CORBINs.  It needs to be emphasized and Lawson should have made clear that there's nothing to connect the first two paragraphs of this section to the rest of the section about Peter of Dutchess County.

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