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William CORBIN
Mary Anne BROWN
Husband:  William CORBAN / CORBIN
Birth:  7 Jan 1750, of Brunswick Co., VA, and Halifax Co., NC
Death:  1 Jan 1826, Corbandale, Montgomery Co., TN
Father said to be and probably isMathuel CORBIN (Sr.)

(7 Feb 1751 is the birthdate of a different William CORBIN.)

Wife:  Mary Anne BROWN
Birth:  1751, NC
Death:  1827, Corbandale, Montgomery Co., TN
Children born in Halifax Co., NC:
1.  Sarah CORBAN, b. 1770s/80s; d. 1825; m. John TROTTER
2.  Lydia CORBAN, b. 1770s/80s; d. 1837; m. Joseph WHITEHEAD
3.  Martha CORBAN, b. 1770s/80s; d. 1848; m. George MOORE
4.  Tabitha CORBAN, b. 1770s/80s; d. 1843; m. Daniel MOORE
5.  William CORBAN, b. ca. 1775
6.  Stephen CORBAN, b. 1780
7.  (Son A) CORBIN, b. 1774-90
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina, Tennessee

Sources (n.b., Brunswick Co., VA, is very near Halifax Co., NC):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1786 State Census NC Halifax Co. District #2 p. 2 William Corbin

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 22; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 NC Halifax Co. Roll M637_7 p. 446 Ln. 14 William Corbin 1-3-5-0-6-17
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white male 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = William (b. 1749/50)
3 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = William (b ca. 1775)
= Stephan (b. ca. 1780)
= ?
5 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Mary
= Sarah 
= Lydia
= Martha
= Tabitha
6 slaves all ages in or bef. 1790 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
The sixth column is the sum of the first five.  They are indexed as being in Edgecombe Twp., but I see nothing on the pages to indicate township, and all the Halifax records are in one group (i.e., no other townships or towns are given).  Listed four lines from Mathuel CORBIN.  Also in Halifax County: Charnel CORBIN

4.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but the 1800 census of TN was lost.

5.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but the 1810 census of TN was lost, except for Rutherford County.

6.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 33; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 TN Montgomery Co. Roll M33_122 p. 242 Ln. 15 William Corbin 000101-00101-0-600 2100-5110
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 19-25* 1794-1801 = ?
1 white male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = William 
1 white female 16-25 1794-1804 = ?
1 white female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Mary
6 people engaged in agriculture
2 male slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ?
1 male slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
5 female slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ? ? ? ?
1 female slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
1 female slave 26-44 1775-1794 = ?
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class 19-25.

7.  Archive of the VABRUNSW-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).  In a message posted by Sherry Mirkovic:
Brunswick Co VA Deed book 13 p 430
John Ledbetter and his wife Eliz. of Wake Co., NC to Wm. Corbin of Brunswick 
Co. 20 March 1779 for 60 lbs. VA 175 acres on N. side of Rattlennak Creek joining Harwood Clarey, James Ledbetter, Indean Head branch. Wit: Charnel Corbin, Tabitha Ledbetter, Wm. Ware (Ward). Proved 28 Feb. 1780

8.  Ancestors of Warren Graham Trest (online at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~trest/a1.htm).
488. William Corban, son of Mathuel Corbin and Unknown, was born on 7 Feb 1751 in Halifax County, NC, and died on 1 Jan 1826 in Montgomery County, TN., at age 74...

"WILLIAM CORBAN, born 1775 or before (1750-1760 jlg), died 10 January 1826 (jlg)/1828, Montgomery County, Tn., married before 1780 to Mary."
(Barbara Celotto) 

William married Mary (Corban) in Halifax County, NC. 

Children from this marriage were: 

  i. William Corban Jr. (born about 1775 Halifax Co., NC - died before Feb 1786 in Halifax County, NC) 

 ii. Stephen Corban (born in 1780 Halifax County, North Carolina - died on 14 Oct 1851 in Franklin County, MS.) 

iii. Lydia (Lidie) Corban (born on 25 Dec 1785 Halifax County, N.C. - died after 1860 in Mississippi) 

 iv. Patsy Corban (born in Halifax Co. NC - , died in Montgomery County, TN) 

  v. Tabitha Corban (born in Halifax Co., NC - , died in Montgomery County, TN) 

 vi. Sally Corban (born in Halifax Co., NC - , died in Montgomery County, TN) 

9a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org):
William CORBAN
Born: Abt 1754; Place: <Halifax County, Nc>
Wife: Mary
Born: Abt 1758; Place: <Halifax County, Nc>
Child: Stephen CORBAN
Born: 1780; Place: Halifax County, Nc
Died: Nov 1850 - Jun 1851; Place: Franklin County, Ms
Source: patron submission

9b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William CORBAN
Birth: 07 Jan 1750, Halifax Co, Tennessee; Death: 1827
Father: William Wilkinson CORBAN; Mother: Rebecca WRIGHT
Marriage: 1766 <Halifax, North Carolina>
Wife: Mary
Birth: 1758, Halifax, North Carolina; Death: 1827
Children. Birthplace: Halifax, North Carolina
Child-1: Sarah CORBAN; Birth: 1771; Death: 1825; Spouse: John TROTTER (b. 1766, TN)
Child-2: Lydia CORBAN; Birth: 1772; Death: 1837; Spouse: Joseph WITEHEAD (b. 1768, TN)
Child-3: Martha CORBAN; Birth: 1773; Death: 1848; Spouse: George MOORE (b. 1770, TN)
Child-4: Tabitha CORBAN; Birth: 1774; Death: 1843; Spouse: Daniel MOORE (b. 1772, TN)
Child-5: William CORBAN; Birth: 1775; Death: 1806
Source: patron submissions
First of all, I find it hard to believe Mary had five children in five years, so my take is that the birthyears are guesses.  Likewise, the exact two-year spacing of the children's spouses suggests those birthyears, too, are guesses, especially as the birthplaces of the all the spouses are said to be TN (virtually no Europeans were in TN, much less western TN, before the Revolution).  Secondly, William Wilkinson CORBIN married Rachel WRIGHT in 1745 in Baltimore Co., MD.  There is no indication they moved to NC, but if they did leave MD, they probably went the route of their kin, which was to OH.  The only child consistently attributed to them is Vincent CORBIN (b. 1745-55), who was still in Baltimore Co., MD, at least as late as 1795; one secondary source gives them a daughter, Diana CORBIN.  I don't remotely believe William Wilkinson CORBIN is our subject's father; what evidence we have supports that our subject is a son of Mathuel CORBIN (Sr.) of Halifax Co., NC.
William CORBIN
Birth: 07 Jan 1750, Halifax, North Carolina; Death: 1826
Father: William Wilkinson CORBIN; Mother: Rebecca SHORT
Marriage: 1770, Halifax, North Carolina
Spouse: Mary Anne BROWN
Birth: 1758, North Carolina
Source: patron submission
As discussed above, I don't believe William Wilkinson CORBIN is his father. In addition, the William CORBIN who married Mary Elizabeth BROWN was also of Baltimore Co., MD; he moved to Huntingdon Co., PA, where he died.  It may be that our subject's wife actually was Mary Anne BROWN, but given that the submitter had already mixed up this William with the Baltimore County CORBINs, it wouldn't surprise me that they mixed up our subjects with the William & Mary in Baltimore County.
William CORBAN
Death: 1827
Marriage: About 1780, of North Carolina
Wife: Mary
Birth: About 1759
Source: patron submission

10.  OneWorldTree (online at Ancestry.com).

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

12.  Pedigree of descendant Y-DNA tested at FamilyTreeDNA.

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