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Edmund DEDMAN
Elizabeth CORBIN
Husband:  Edmund / Edmond DEDMAN / DEADMAN
Birth:  25 Mar 1724, Baltimore Co., MD
Death:  Aug 1813, Rowan [now Davie] Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Deadman Cemetery, Mocksville, Davie Co., NC
Father:  Thomas James DEDMAN II (1690-1771)
Mother:  Sarah EDMOND (1700-1770)
Marriage:  30 Jan 1753, St. John's Episcopal Church, Baltimore Co., MD
Wife:  Elizabeth CORBIN
Birth:  27 Nov 1734, Baltimore Co., MD
Death:  1810, Rowan [now Davie] Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Deadman Cemetery, Mocksville, Davie Co., NC

WARNING:  I have found no proof that these are Elizabeth's parents.
Father said to beNicholas Z. CORBIN
Mother said to beEleanor __?__

Children:
WARNING:  I have no proof these are their children, all sources are secondary and/or circumstantial.

born in Baltimore Co., MD:
1.  Mary "Polly" DEDMAN
2.  Elizabeth DEDMAN, b. ca. 1756
3.  Eleanor "Nellie" DEDMAN, b. 1758; d. 1848, Bath Co., KY
4.  Temberance DEDMAN, b. 17 Feb 1763

born in NC:
5.  Elijah Corbin DEDMAN, b. 5 Mar 1772; d. 7 Jul 1849, Shelby Co., KY
6.  William DEDMAN, b. 1774; will probated 14 Jul 1837, Davie Co., NC; m. Blanche __?__
7.  Rebecca Rachel DEDMAN, b. 5 Oct 1778; d. 29 Jan 1852, Murrayville, Hall Co., GA
8.  Comfort DEDMAN, b. ca. 1782
 

  • Having a child in 1782 is stretching Elizabeth's span of fecundity to the limit.  Is Comfort's birthyear really correct?  Is she really their daughter?
  • If Elizabeth's father was Nicholas Z. CORBIN, it's odd that they named a son, "Elijah Corbin DEDMAN."
  • Some secondary sources show their son, William, as William Lane CORBIN (b. 1760), who married 13 Mar 1783 in South Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, to Mary GREEN (1757- ); based on geography, such a connection seems highly unlikely.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Maryland, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Davie Co. was formed in 1836 from Rowan Co.):

1.  Robert W. Barnes.  1989.  Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-195):
p. 135 CORBIN, ELIZABETH, m. Edmond Deadman on 30 Jan. 1753 (131).
p. 723 Church Records, MHS and HR.
Except where otherwise noted, transcriptions of Church Records at the Maryland Historical Society were made by Lucy H. Harrison...
131 - Register of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church Church (sic).  Index to Register made by Helen W. Brown. Typescript, MHS.

2.  AIS (Accelerated Index System) Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1768 Tax List Dedman, Edman NC Rowan Co.

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 27; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 NC Rowan [now Davie] Co. Roll M637_7 p. 300 Ln. 28 Edmond Dedmond 2-0-2-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Edmund (b. 1724)
= William? (b. 1774) or Elijah? (b. 1772)
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Elizabeth (b. 1738)
= Comfort? (b. 1782) or Rebecca? (b. 1778)
They should have more children at home.  Do we have correct birthdates for them?

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #172 of 176; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 NC Rowan [now Davie] Co. Roll 33 p. 456 Ln. 13 Edmond Dedman 01010-02001-02
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = Individual A
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Edmund? (b. 1724)
2 females 10-15 1784-1790 = ?
= ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Elizabeth (b. 1734)
2 slaves all ages in or bef. 1800 = ?
= ?
Are these really our subjects?  Also in county:  William DEDMAN (list was roughly alphabetized, so actual proximity cannot be determined).

5.  1810 Census Index/ Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #49 of 67; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 NC Rowan [now Davie] Co. Roll 43 p. 288 Ln. 26 Edmond Dedmon 00?01-00001-01
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = ?
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Edmund (b. 1724)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Elizabeth (b. 1734) 
1 slaves all ages in or bef. 1810 = ?
Listed next to William DEDMON.

6.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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

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