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William H. CORBIN
Ms. __?__
Margaret SAMPSON
Mary __?__
Husband:  William H. "Will" CORBIN / CORBAN
Birth:  by 1794, NC
Occupation:  laborer
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  1794-1806
Marriage-2 (Bond Date):  29 Dec 1836, Cumberland Co., NC 
Wife-2:  Margaret SEMPSON / SAMPSON
Birth:  1804-1816
Death:  1842-50
Marriage-3:  1842-50
Wife-3:  Mary __?__
Birth:  ca. 1789/90, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Wife-1 born in Cumberland Co., NC:
1.  (Son A) CORBIN, b. 1806-20
2.  (Son B) CORBIN, b. 1806-20
3.  (Daughter A) CORBIN, b. 1806-20
4.  (Daughter B) CORBIN, b. 1806-20
5.  (Daughter C) CORBIN, b. 1820-30
6.  (Daughter D) CORBIN, b. 1820-30
7.  (Daughter E) CORBIN, b. 1820-30
8.  Leonard CORBIN, b. 1830/1
9.  William "Willey" CORBIN, b. 1832/3
Children with Margaret SAMPSON born in Cumberland Co., NC:
10.  Catharine CORBIN, b. 1840/1
11.  Jesse CORBIN, b. 1842/3
Children with Mary:
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1.  North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: William H. Corban
Bride's Name: Margaret Sempson / Sampson
Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1836
Marriage Place: Cumberland, North Carolina
Source Films: 546446; 546447; 6330293
The image there shows this is actually a marriage bond, not the date of the wedding ceremony.  William's fellow bondsman was Williamson TUCKER.  Witness was A. McLEAN, Jr.

2.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NC Cumberland Co. Averasborough Roll M19-120 p. 67 Ln. 18 Free Colored: 020100-321000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 free male colored 10-23 1806-1820 = Son B
= Son A
1 free male colored 36-54 1775-1794 = William
3 free female colored 9 or under 1820-1830 = Daughter E
= Daughter D
= Daughter C
2 free female colored 10-23 1806-1820 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 free female colored 24-35 1794-1806 = Wife-1
For William to have fathered four children by 1820, he would have to have been older than he shows in the 1850 census.  Or were not all these youngsters his children?

3.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #65-66 of 88; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Cumberland Co. Roll 357 pp. 281A-281B Ln. 25 Free Colored: 301100-021000 _______
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 male free colored 9 or under 1830-1840 = Willey (b. 1832/3)
= Leonard (b. 1830/1)
1 male free colored 24-35 1804-1816 = Son A or B
1 male free colored 36-54 1785-1804 = William
2 female free colored 10-23 1816-1830 = Daughter 
= Daughter
1 female free colored 24-35 1804-1816 = Margaret
This enumerator did not list occupations for many households.

4.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #53 of 84):  Eastern Division, Cumberland Co., NC, Roll M432_627, p. 86A, 1365/1379, enumerated 25 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Corbin 57 M M Laborer   NC
Mary 60 F M     "
Willey 17 M M Laborer   "
Catharine  9 F M     "
Jesse  7 M M     "
Their son, Leonard CORBIN (æ 19, b. NC), is listed next to them with the John Campbell SMITH family.

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