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Silas J. CORBIN
Mariah IRBY
Husband:  Silas J. CORBIN
Birth said to be:  13 Mar 1789, Woodstock, Windham Co., CT
Death said to be:  ca. 1853, Emanuel Co., GA
Occupation:  sailmaker, mechanic
Military Service:  War of 1812 (inducted Elizabethtown, NJ)
Marriage:
Wife:  Mariah IRBY
Birth:  1812/3, GA
Death:  aft. 1880 census, presumably in Emanuel Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William IRBY
Children born in Emanuel Co., GA:
1.  Lucinda CORBIN, b. 1835/6; m. 24 Jul 1854, Emanuel Co., GA, Griffith JOHNS, s/o William JOHNS & Elizabeth CURD
2.  Wealthy Ann CORBIN, b. 1837/8
3.  (Daughter) CORBIN, b. ca. 1839
4.  Nelson W. CORBIN, b. 1841/2 or 10 Jul 1846
5.  Silas S. CORBIN, b. 1844/5; d. 27 Jun 1862, Cold Harbor, VA [Civil War]; never married
6.  Wellington C. CORBIN, b. 1847/8
7.  Temperence "Tempy / Tempey" CORBIN, b. 1848/9
8.  Franklin "Frank" CORBIN, b. 1854/5
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticcut, Georgia

Sources (n.b., Swainsboro is the Post Office where they went to pick up their mail; it isn't where they lived):

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
Silas J. CORBIN, Jr.
Birth: 13 Mar 1789, Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death: abt 1859 <Emanuel County, Georgia, USA>
Father [not]: Silas CORBIN, Sr.; Mother [not]: Anna FISKE
Marriage: abt 1834
Wife: Mariah IRBY
Birth: abt 1813, of Jefferson County, Georgia, USA
Death: abt 1893, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA
Father: William IRBY
Source: patron submission
This source is the only one naming the unnamed son of Silas & Anna (FISKE) CORBIN born 13 Mar 1789 as our subject.

1b.  Email from Dennis Gebhardt (summarized by DGM):
The will and land records of Silas CORBIN, Sr., list his children, and they do not include a Silas J. CORBIN, so the above PRF record is in error.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1-2 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 GA Emanuel Co. Roll 41 pp. 202A-202B Ln. 30 Silas Corbin 000 001 - 300 001 no slaves 0101000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Silas
3 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter
= Wealthy (b. 1837/8)
= Lucinda (b. 1835/6)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Mariah (b. 1812/3)
1 person employed in agriculture
1 person employed in manufactures and trades
It looks like both Silas and Mariah are in the wrong age-classes, but this has to be our subject.

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #78 of 87:  28th Dist., Emanuel Co., GA, Roll M432_68, p. 482B, 550/550, enumerated 29 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Silas J Corbin 60 M   Mechanic 500 Connecticut
Mariah 37 F       Georgia
Lucinda 14 F       ditto
Welthy Ann 12 F       ditto
Nelson  8 M       ditto
Silas  5 M       ditto
Wellington  2 M       ditto
Tamsey  1 F       ditto

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 14):  Swaynsboro [Swainsboro] P.O., 58th Dist., Emanuel Co., GA, Roll M653_120, p. 926, PN 56, 370/377, enumerated 13 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William Edenfield 61 M   Feraman     Georgia
Mariah Corbin 45 F   "     Do
Frankling  "  8 M         Do
Tempeam    " 18 F         Do
This enumerator had terrible handwriting, possibly to cover up his inability to spell.  You can't take his entries literally (e.g., most of the men on the page had occupation "Famer" or "Faner").  In 1850, William EDENFIELD was living in Emanuel County with his wife, Margaret.  There doesn't seem any obvious connection between the families, then again, we don't know Margaret's maiden name.

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 74):  Swainsboro P.O., Division 46, Emanuel Co., GA, Roll M593_148, p. 337B, PN 22, 147/147, enumerated 26 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Faircloth Andrew 18 M W works in Farm     Ga
_________ Temperance 17 F W Keeps house     "
Corban Mariah 50 F W on the County     "
Tempy is fibbing about her age (she should be 21), and so is Mariah (she should be 57).

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 28):  Georgia Militia District 53, Emanuel Co., GA, Roll T9_145, p. 565B, PN 14, SD 3, ED 52, enumerated 8 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 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
117 117 Corbin Mariah W F 91     / With Out / / GA GA GA
    Faircloth Tempy W F 28 Dau   D Day Laborer / / GA GA GA
              Emma W F  8 Dau /         GA GA GA
              Bulah W F  6 Dau /         GA GA GA

9.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

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

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