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William H. CORBIN
Husband:  William H. CORBIN
Birth:  1831, Lexington Dist., SC
Death:  1872, Jefferson Co., MS
Occupation:  planter, farmer
Military Service:  Civil War:  2nd Lt., Co. H (Monticello Rifles), 3rd LA Inf.; Maj., Co. B, 5th LA Cavalry
Father:  Samuel Peter CORBIN
Mother:  Caroline M. SAYLOR
Marriage:  14 Jan 1857, Jefferson Co., MS
Wife:  Martha D. CHAMBLISS
Birth:  28 Feb 1833, Jefferson Co., MS
Death:  1890, Jefferson Co., MS
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m. Col. William SPARKS
Father:  Gen. Peter Corbin CHAMBLISS
Mother:  Druscilla Jones HARPER
Children in the household:
1.  Betty CORBIN, b. 1857/8, NC
2.  Manoss? CORBIN, b. 1860/1, NC

William & Martha had no biological children, and they are said not to have legally adopted these children.

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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William H. CORBIN
Spouse: Martha D. CHAMBLISS
Marriage: 15 Jan 1857, Jefferson, Mississippi
Source: Marriage Records, 1805-1950. Jefferson County (Mississippi). Circuit Clerk

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Wm. H. CORBEN (æ 17, b. SC) is living in Crawford Co., GA, with his parents (q.v.).  Martha CHAMBLESS (æ 17, b. MS) is living in Jefferson Co., MS, with her parents, P.C. & Druscilla CHAMBLESS (q.v.).

3.  1860 U.S. 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 P. CORBIN is our subject's first cousin, son of Napoleon Bonaparte CORBIN

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #111 of 130):  Fayette P.O., Township No. 8, Jefferson Co., MS, Roll M593_733, p. 147B, PN 1918, 23/23, enumerated 26 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Corben W H 39 M W Farmer 3000 700 SC
______ M D 37 F W K House     Miss
______ Betty 12 F W Svt     NC
______ Manoss?  9 F W Svt     "
Scott Malrura? 30 F B Cook     "
The CORBIN children are probably kin, but they are said not to have been adopted by our subjects.

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #57 of 78):  Beat No. 2, Jefferson Co., MS, Roll 651, p. 192A, PN 57, SD 3, ED 61, enumerated 25 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 10 11 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
  418 Corbin Mattie R/B W F 45 Wife     / Farmer       MS MS MS
    Wilkinson Leonard W M 40 agent for Mrs. Corbin   /   Farmer       MS MS MS
    Wilkinson Addie W F 30     /   Keeping House       MS MS MS
    Wilkinson Robert W M  7           /     MS MS MS
    Wilkinson John W M  5                 MS MS MS
    Wilkinson Mattie W F  2                 MS MS MS
    Barnes Luvenia B F 15 House Servant /         / / MS MS MS
    Brown Bettie B F 18 Cook   /   Cook   / / MS MS MS
Leonard Harper WILKINSON is Mattie's nephew.

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

7.  Genealogy shared by relative.

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