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Biographical Sketch of Abraham CORBIN et al., of Huntingdon Co., PA
Source:  J. Simpson Africa.  1883.  History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania.  L.H. Everts, Philadelphia.  (Boldface and all-caps added.)
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William CORBIN, also a native of Maryland, settled on the Raystown branch, on a farm which had been improved before the Revolution by a man named PRIDMORECORBIN died on that place some time about 1820.  He was the father of sons named William, David, John, and Abraham and of a daughter who became the wife of Reading BYE.  The first named son settled in Springfield; David married Nancy ENYEART and occupied the homestead where now resides his son, William E.  Other sons, John and Abraham, also live in Juniata, Alexander in Nebraska, David in Mifflin, and George H. in Bedford.  His daughters became the wives of John HORNING, Samuel PROUDFOOT, John BOLINGER, Joseph BECK, Andrew E. GROVE, and Hiram D. RHODES.  Other members of the Corbin family died in Juniata township.

Abraham CORBIN, alluded to above, was one of the leading farmer- citizens of Juniata township, is of the third generation of Corbins known to Huntingdon county history.  His grandfather, William CORBIN, a descendant of an old Maryland family, moved from near Hagerstown, MD., to Huntingdon county before 1800.  Soon afterwards he settled upon the farm in Juniata township now owned by William E. CORBIN.  Some of his sons and daughters lived to be very old, passing in some cases the great age of ninety.  David G. CORBIN, one of his sons, was born on the old homestead in Juniata, and after spending his life there, died in 1876 [1872] aged seventy-five.  He married Nancy, daughter of William ENYEART, of Huntingdon county, and had fourteen children, of whom all lived to marry.  Eleven are still living:  William E., John, and Abraham being residents of Juniata.

Abraham (born Jan. 30, 1826) was the fourth child and during all his life has been familiar with the business of farming.  The years 1855 and 1856 he passed in Iowa where he farmed and followed the business of carpentering.  Two years in the far west satisfied him, and in 1856, he sold out and returned to Pennsylvania.  He had been farming in Juniata on his own account before he went to Iowa, and when he returned, he resumed operations upon the same place.  About 1865 he bought the farm he now owns and occupies (consisting of one hundred and seventy-eight acres of table land) and subsequently added two hundred acres of mountain land.

May 26, 1847, he married Ann, daughter of Charles SNYDER, of Huntingdon county, by whom he had two children Margaret Ann (now Mrs. Henry HAUN) and Lewis CharlesHis wife died, Aug. 29, 1850, he married again, his wife Nancy, daughter of Adam RUPERT, of Huntingdon county.  Of this marriage (ended also by death) there was no issue. 

Transcriber's Clarification:  Ann (SNYDER) CORBIN died 20 Oct 1849, seven days after birthing Lewis Charles.  The 29 Aug 1850 date is the date of his marriage to Nancy RUPERT.
May 6, 1852, Mr. CORBIN married his present wife, Harriet C., daughter of George MARK, a well-known farmer of Juniata township.  Of the third marriage the children have been Martha A., George A., David M., James H., Mary Jane, John G., Abraham L., Frank W., Ester Belle, Ellis M., William M. and Nancy H.  Only four -- David M., James H., Abraham L., and William M. -- are living.

Mr. CORBIN is a leader in matters that effect the public advancement and, in many ways, has identified himself with popular progress in Juniata township.  For many years he has been a school director and, in educational concerns, takes a warm and active interest.  In church affairs he is strong and earnest in his labors.  He has been a member of the Baptist Church since 1845 and is now a deacon in the Juniata Baptist Church, of which he was one of the founders, and whose house of worship he erected and liberally supported with a handsome contribution.  He is the superintendent of the Sabbath-school, a member of the home temperance organization, and a friend, in short, of all measures looking to the promotion of the moral good.

Family Group Sheet of David G. CORBIN & Nancy Ann ENYEART

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