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Shadrach CORBIN
Ms. __?__
Elizabeth PROUDFIT
Husband:  Shadrach CORBIN
Birth:  1766
Death:  1840
Father:  Nathan CORBIN
Mother:  Sarah JAMES
Marriage-1:  ca. 1789 [the average male marries first at the age of 23]
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  ca. 1780 [the average female is four years younger than her husband]
Death:  by 1790
Alleged daughter, Eliza, was born well before Shadrach married Elizabeth, so either Shadrach had a prior wife or Eliza is not his daughter.  Given the age difference between Shadrach and Elizabeth, it's highly probable he had a prior wife.  Also, the fact that we don't find him in the 1790 census suggests he may have been a widower at the time (i.e., between marriages) living with some other family and, thus, not enumerated as head-of-household.
Marriage-2:  1794
Wife-2:  Elizabeth PROUDFOOT / PROUDFIT
Birth:  1773
Death:  1813
Father:  David PROUDFOOT, b. 1735, Perthshire, Scotland; d. 1822, York Co., PA
Mother:  Nancy Agnes LIVINGSTON, b. 1740
Child with Wife-1:
1.  Eliza CORBIN, b. 1784-90 [probably 1789/90]
Children with Elizabeth PROUDFIT baptisms with Hopewell Congregation, Hopewell Twp., York Co., PA:
2.  Abraham CORBIN, bap. 22 Aug 1796
3.  David CORBIN, bap. 24 Jun 1798; m. Margaret HESS
4.  Nathan CORBIN, bap. 1 Sep 1800
5.  John CORBIN, b. 1803
6.  Agnes CORBIN, bap. 27 Apr 1806
7.  Delilah / Delia CORBIN, bap. 7 Apr 1811
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1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Abraham CORBIN
Christening: 22 Aug 1796, Hopewell Congregation, Hopewell Twp, York, Pennsylvania
Father: Shadrach CORBIN
Source: LDS transcription of Church Records of the Hopewell Congregation, Hopewell Twp., York Co., PA, births or christenings, 1793-1834.
Christening: 1 Sep 1800, Hopewell Congregation, Hopewell Twp, York, Pennsylvania
Father: Schedrach CORBIN
Source: Hopewell Congregation, Hopewell Township, York, Pennsylvania, computer printout; births or christenings, 1793-1834. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department.

1b.  Marlene S. Bates & F. Edward Wright.  1991. York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century.  Vol. 3.  Family Line Publ., Westminster, MD.
Register of Rev. Robert Cathart, 1793-1800...
Hopewell Congregation...
Abraham of Shadrach Corbin, born ----, baptized August 22, 1796.

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):  not found.

2b.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 3 indexed "Carlin"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 PA York Co. Hopewell Twp. Roll 44 p. 195/1372 Ln 29 Shadrick Carbin 30010-01010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Nathan (bap. 1800)
= David (bap. 1798)
= Abraham (bap. 1796)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Shadrach (b. 1766)
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Eliza
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Elizabeth (b. 1773)
Also in Hopewell Township:  Alexander, Andrew, David, and Robert PROUDFOOT.  Shadrach is the only CORBIN in the county.

4.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 PA York Co. Hopewell Twp. Roll 57 p. 171/1056 Ln 36 Shadrach Corbin 21001-20110-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = John (b. 1803)
= Nathan (bap. 1800)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = David (bap. 1798)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Shadrach
2  females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Delia (b. 1811)
= Agnes (b. 1806)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Eliza
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Elizabeth (b. 1773)
Also in Hopewell Township:  Alexander, Andrew, and David PROUDFOOT.  Shadrach is the only CORBIN in the county.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  can't find.  There are no CORBINs in the county; the only PROUDFOOTs in the county were John and a Widow PROUDFOOT.

6.  1830 U.S. Census Index/ Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #85 of 86; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Huntingdon Co. Henderson Twp. Roll 166 p. 137 Line 8 Shadrack Corban 000 000 001 - 000 000 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = Shadrach (b. 1766)
Listed one line below Micajah CORBIN, which has led to an assertion that our subject is Micajah's brother, but they are 1st cousins, not siblings. 

7.  Messages in the Corbin Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com), especially this one:
I have Shadrach's dates as 1766-1840 and Elizabeth's as 1773-1813. I don't have a place of death for either of them. Nor do I know Shadrach's parents. In a grandson's bio it says "his first ancestor in America was Henry Corbin, of Warwickshire, England, who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1650".

Shadrach and sons are in Huntingdon County, PA in the 1830 census.
Shadrach's 7 children as named in the probate of their [maternal] grandfather David Proudfoot (christening dates from church records) were:

Abraham CORBIN christened 22 Aug 1796 
David CORBIN christened 24 June 1798
Nathan CORBIN christened 1 Sep 1800
John CORBIN b. 1803
Agnes CORBIN christened 27 April 1806

  The descendants of the illustrious Henry CORBIN of Hall End, Warwickshire, and Virginia are well known, and Shadrach isn't one of them (the grandson's bio in The History of Posey County, Indiana, was in error).  Shadrach's father, Nathan CORBIN, was one of the Guernsey/Balto CORBINs, and Y-DNA testing has shown the Guernsey/Balto CORBINs are not remotely related to the Hall End CORBINs.  Also, the given names Shadrach, Abraham, David, and Nathan are common among the Guernsey/Balto CORBINs, but I've not found them in the Hall End CORBINs.

  Where's Delilah?  Isn't she the 7th child?  Or did I err in copying this post?  I could check, but I can't pull up this message at the old CORBIN GenForum board.  These boards were purchased by Genealogy.com, which is now owned by Ancestry.com, both of whom managed to ruin the best genealogy message boards we ever had.

8.  NSDAR.  1919.  Lineage Book.  Vol. 151.  Daughters of the American Revolution (online at Ancestry.com): 
   Born in New Harmony, Ind.
Wife of Elisha Crouch.
Descendant of...

1._John Corbin (1803-67) m. 1844 Caroline Cecelia Dunham (1813-89).
2._Shadrach Corbin (1766-1840) m. 1794 Elizabeth Proudfoot (b. 1773); Jesse Dunham (1789-1863) m. Clarissa Gurley (1791-1866)...

9.  Margaret Compton.  1911.  Historical Sketch of the Proudfit Family of York County, Pennsylvania.  Meadville, PA. 100 pp. (online at archive.org):
p. 30
DAVID PROUDFOOT (2) and his Family.

     DAVID PROUDFOOT (2) came from Scotland... in 1759... [He] settled in York County....
     DAVID PROUDFOOT (2), m. Nancy Livingston.
     Issue (surname Proudfit):
     1.  Elizabeth (3), m. Shadrach Corbin...

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com).

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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