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Mr. CORBIN
Penelope __?__
Husband:  Mr. CORBIN
Birth:  ca. 1795-99
Death:  ca. 1841/2
Marriage:  ca. 
Wife:  Penelope "Penny" __?__
Birth:  ca. 1802/3, SC
Death:  aft. 1860 census, presumably in Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC
Occupation:  homemaker
Religion:  Primitive Baptist
Event:  1834, founding member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church, Hampton, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC
Children born in SC:
1.  Edward CORBIN, b. 1831/2 
2.  Charles CORBIN, b. 1842; d. ca. Jun 1865, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC
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Sources (n.b., Beaufort was an original district, formed in 1769; Hampton Co. was formed in 1878 from Beaufort):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can find no CORBIN (or variation) indexed in Beaufort District.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can find no CORBIN (or variation) indexed in Beaufort District, yet we know Penelope was in Hampton by at least 1834.

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 43):  Prince William Parish, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC, Roll M432_849, p. 26A, 180/180, enumerated 9 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Penny Corbin 47 M       So Ca
Edward   " 18 M   Laborer   "
Charles  "  7 M       "

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 51):  Whippy Swamp P.O., Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort Dist. [now Hampton Co.], SC, Roll M653_1214, p. 85B, PN 24, enumerated 28 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1860:  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 9 10 14
195 207 Penelope Corbin 51/57 M 25 S Carolina Pauper
    Charles    " 18 M 35 "  

6a.  Queries: "CORBEN-CORBIN." South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research XIII(3, Summer 1985): 176 (online at Ancestry.com).  Excerpt:
...Penelope Corbin listed 15 February 1834 Minutes Prince William Primitive Baptist Church, Beaufort S.C...

6b.  Vina Chandler Price.  1979.  Records of The Prince William Primitive Baptist Church, 1812-1912, Hampton County, S.C.  Self-published, Hamilton, AL (typescript; copy courtesy of William Corbin):
15 Feb. 1834...  We granted the following named brethern (sic) and sisters letters of dismission in order that they may become a constituted body at Sandy Run.  Viz... PENELOPE CORBIN... Dismissed in order.

7.  Email from descendant:
Edward and Charles were in the Confederate Army and captured at Fort Fisher, N.C. 15 January 1865... [Edward] died of Smallpox 23 May 1865 at Elmira Union Prison, N.Y.  Charles was parolled 15 Jun 1865.  He was found dead within a mile of his home and identified by papers on his body.

8.  Family Group Sheet from descendant.

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