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William Salathiel Clayton CORBIN
Susan Evey ROBERTS
Allie Viola TAYLOR
Note:  Our subject is said by a descendant to be an illegitimate son of William Paul CORBIN, one of the "Lexington" CORBINs, and circumstantial evidence supports the connection.
Update (2 Jul 2015):  Y-DNA STR test results now support his connection to the Lexington CORBINs (Kit #402456).
Husband:  William Salathiel Clayton CORBIN
Birth:  7 Nov 1887, Chipley, Washington Co., FL
Death:  18 Jul 1971, Gadsden Co., FL
Disposition:  buried Piney Grove Cemetery, Cottondale, Jackson Co., FL
Occupation:  carpenter
Biological Father said to beWilliam Paul CORBIN
Stepfather:  Wilson LIGHTFOOT
Mother:  Sarah Frances / Francis PARKER
Marriage-1:  1905, Jackson Co., FL
Wife-1:  Susan Evey ROBERTS
Birth:  1888/9, AL
Death:  by 5 Jun 1917
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in FL
Marriage-2:  2 Mar 1921, Bay Co., FL; Divorce:  1945, Jackson Co., FL
Wife-2:  Allie Viola TAYLOR
Birth:  12 Sep 1900, FL
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mar 1913, George Washington WRIGHT; m3. 3 May 1945, Washington Co., FL, John Thomas SIMS
Father:  Louis Franklin TAYLOR
Mother:  Sarah Holmes WILKES
Child with Susan Evey ROBERTS — born in FL, possibly in Pichter Twp., Jackson Co., FL:
1.  William E. CORBIN, b. 1906/7
Children with Allie Viola TAYLOR — born in FL:
2.  Audry Adell CORBIN, b. 1921/2
3.  Frances "Fannie" Mae CORBIN, b. ca. 1923
4.  Lucille CORBIN, b. ca. 1924
5.  Ruby / Rubie Lee CORBIN, b. Apr 1929
6.  Earl Buck "Early" CORBIN, b. 1930/1
7.  Cora Lee CORBIN, b. 1933/4
8.  William Whitaker CORBIN, b. 1934/5
9.  Louis Clayton CORBIN, b. 1938/9
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Sources (n.b., Jackson, Washington, and Bay Cos. are adjacent):

1a.  Bay County [Florida] Marriage Index (online at the Bay County Genealogical Society web site):
Corbin, William C. m. Allie Taylor on 02-Mar-1921 v. 6, p. 117, #1250

1b.  Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001 (online at Ancestry.com):
Husband Wife County Year Vol Cert
Corbin, William C. Allie Jackson 1945 299 8320

1c.  Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 (online at Ancestry.com):-
Name: Corbin, Allie Viola
Spouse: John Thomas Sims
Marriage Date: 1945
County of Marriage: Washington
Volume: 1008
Certificate: 19233
Source: Florida Dept. of Health

1d.  Master Marriage Index (online at the Jackson County FLGenWeb site; warning: this is a secondary source):
SIMS John Thomas CORBIN Allie Viola 05/03/1945 Washington Co., FL

2.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William S. LIGHTFOOT (a.k.a., William Salathiel CORBIN) is living in Chipley Twp., Washington Co., FL, with his mother and stepfather (q.v.).  Can't find Allie or her parents, but her paternal grandfather is living in Jackson Co., FL.

4a.  1910 U.S.Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 31):  Pichter Twp., Precinct 4, Jackson Co., FL, Roll T624_163, p. 83A, SN 8A, SD 3, ED 46, enumerated 26 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1910:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 26 28
137 137 Corbin William C Head M W 22 M1 7     FL AL AL Eng None Y Y R H
    ______ Susan E Wife F W 21 M1 7 1 1 AL FL FL Eng None N N    
    ______ William E Son M W  3 S       FL FL AL   None        
They've only been married five years, not seven, which still makes them very young at first marriage.

4b.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Allie V. TAYLOR (æ 10 b. FL) is living in Point Washington Pct., Washington Co., FL (p. 100B), with her parents, Lewis F. TAYLOR (æ 33, b. FL) & Homsie (æ 31, b. FL), plus siblings.

5a.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 25):  Wausau Twp., Precinct No. 4, Washington Co., FL, Roll T625_232, p. 173A, SN 4A, SD 43, ED 159, enumerated 8 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
54 59 Brayton Richard W Head R M W 37 M Y Y AL AL AL Y Laborer Teamster W
    Corbin William C Boarder   F W 33 WD Y Y FL AL GA Y Laborer ???????? W
    ______ Sallie Wife   F W 30 M N N GA GA GA Y Cook Boarding Hos W
Surely Sallie is Richard's wife, not William's.  And where is our subject's son, William E.?  I can't find him.  Did he die, too?  Or was he adopted by someone else?

5b.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 11):  Cottondale Town, Precinct No. 15, Jackson Co., FL, Roll 22, p. 43A, SN 6A, ED 32-24, SD 1, enumerated 5 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
130 138 Carbin William C Head R 5 N M W 43 M 17 N Y FL FL AL Y Carpenter House Construction W N 25 N
    ______ Allie V Wife       F W 36 M 13 N Y FL FL FL Y None          
    ______ Adelle A Dau       F W  8 S   Y   FL FL FL   None          
    ______ Fannie M Dau       F W  6 S   Y   FL FL FL   None          
    ______ Lucille Dau       F W 5 3/12 S   N   FL FL FL   None          
    ______ Rubie Lee Dau       F W 0 11/12 S   N   FL FL FL   None          

7.  1935 Florida State Census (online at FamilySearch.org, Image #12 of 106):  Marianna (Pct. 6), Jackson Co., FL, p. 11 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1935:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
M F
W. C. Corbin Marianna Fla Inside 48   White Head Fla School Renter Laborer
Mrs Allie "  "      " "   38 " Wife " Grade   House wife
Audrey    "  "      " "   14 " Daughter " "    
Fannie    "  "      " "   13 " " " "    
Lucile    "  "      " "   12 " " " "    
Ruby      "  "      " "    5 " " "      
Early     "  "      " "  5   " Son "      
Coralee   "  "      " "    2 " Daughter "      

8a.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 68):  216 Smith [St./Ave./Rd.], Marianna, Jackson Co., FL, Roll T627_593, p. 220A, SN 15A, SD 3, ED 32-39, enumerated 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 216 455 R 6 N Carbin W C (ab.) Head M W 52 M N 3 Florida   Same Place       N N N N U     Carpenter Building PW  0   0 N  
          ______ Mrs. Wife F W 41 M N 2 Florida   Same Place       N N N N H     Housewife   NP 52   0 Y  
          ______ Adell Daughter F W 18 S N 7 Florida   Same Place       Y - - - - 48   governess Private Home PW 52 156 N  
          ______ Fannie Mae Daughter F W 17 S N 7 Florida   Same Place       Y - - - - 24   Maid Private Home PW 52 104 N  
          ______ Lucille Daughter F W 16 S Y 6 Florida   Same Place       Y - - - - 24   Maid Private Home PW 52 156 N  
          ______ Ruby Lee Daughter F W 11 S Y 4 Florida   Same Place                                  
          ______ Earl Buck Son M W  9 S Y 2 Florida   Same Place                                  
          ______ Cora Lee Daughter F W  6 S Y 0 Florida   Same Place                                  
          ______ William Whitaker Son M W  5 S N 0 Florida   Same Place                                  
          ______ Louis Clayton Son M W  1 S N 0 Florida                                      
*Smith
"(ab.)" presumably means, "absent."

8b.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 132):  Florida State Hospital, River Junction, Gadsen Co., FL, Roll T627-587, p. 217A, SN 3A, SD 3, ED 20-15, enumerated 3 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean
HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   RESIDENCE in 1935   STATUS
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21
        CORBIN, W.C. A-292 M W 53 M N 2 FLORIDA         INST
Although enumerated with his family, above, our subject was, in fact, hospitalized in 1939.

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name W C Corbin - - - -
Birth Date   - - - -
Death Date 18 Jul 1971 - - - -
Age at Death - - - - -
State of Death Florida - - - -
County of Death Gadsden - - - -
Race White - - - -
Gender - - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -
- - - - -

Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name William Clayton Corbin - - - - - - - - -
Birth Nov. 7, 1889 - - - - - - - - -
Death Jun 18, 1971 - - - - - - - - -
Note "Father of Salathiel Corbin (Jacksonville, FL)." - - - - - - - - -
Burial Piney Grove Cemetery
Cottondale, Jackson County, Florida
- - - - - - - - -
Inscription FATHER
WILLIAM C. CORBIN
NOV. 7, 1889
JULY 18, 1971
- - - - - - - - -
Father - - - - - - - - - -
Mother Sara Francis Parker Lightfoot (1861-1939) - - - - - - - - -
Spouse - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - -
Memorial # 27590428 - - - - - - - - -
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8.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
William C CORBIN 07 Nov 1887 15 Jul 1971 32324 (Chattahoochee, Gadsden, FL) 263-02-5370 FL Yes

9.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Microfilm Roll | Form | No: 1556858  | 1621 | 1140
1 Name in full | Age in yrs: William Clayton Corbin | 29
2 Home Address: Cottendale Fla
3 Date of Birth: Nov 7th 1887
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen… Natural Born
5 Where were you born: Chipley Fla U.S.A.
6 If not a citizen, of what country…  
7 What is your present trade, occupation… Farmer
8 By whom employed: Wilson Lightfoot 
Where employed: Cottondale Fla R.F.P?
9 Have you [dependents]?: 1 Boy 10 years old
10 Married or Single | Race: Married | Caucasian
11 What military service have you had? None
12 Do you claim exemption from draft? No
Signature: William Clayton Corbin
1 Height | Build: Tall | Slender
2 Color of Eyes | Color of Hair | Bald: Blue | Black | No
3 Physically Disabled: NO
Date of Registration: June 5th 1917
Draft Board: Precinct 15, Jackson County, Florida
It looks like William is a widower at this point.

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