The Moore and Loomis families were united with the marriage of Noadiah Moore and Anna Loomis on August 3, 1758, in Sheffield, Massachusetts. The following is the Loomis family tree:
1. Lieut. Samuel Loomis (1689-?) - married Elizabeth Judd
2. Samuel Loomis (?-1711) - married Hannah Hanchet
3. Sergeant Samuel Loomis (1681-1758) - married Rebecca Noble
4. Samuel Loomis (1707-1782) - married Catherine Sexton
5. Anna Loomis (1738-1814) - married Noadiah Moore
6. Pliny Moore (1759-1822) - married Martha Corbin
7. Noadiah Moore (1788-1859) - married Caroline Maria Mattocks
8. Matilda Moore (1817-1841) - married Bartlett Nye
9. Elizabeth Matilda Nye (1840-1914) - married Charles McLellan
10. Malcolm Nye McLellan (1877-1963) - married Florence Sherwood
11. Elizabeth McLellan (1907-1987) - married George Chimicles
Anna Loomis was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1738, and died on July 4, 1814, at the age of 76.
The Corbin Family
Pliny Moore's wife was Martha Corbin. The genealogy of her family has also been studied in the early 1900s and the book, Corbin Genealogy, published. Martha's family tree is shown to be:
1. Clement Corbin (1626-1696) - married Dorcas Buckminster
2. Lieut. Jabez Corbin (bapt. 1668-1736) - married Mary Morse
3. Lieut. John Corbin (1698-?) - married Martha Hosmer
4. Capt. John Corbin (1729-1802) - married Abigail Cabot
5. Martha Corbin (1764-1825) - married Pliny Moore
6. Noadiah Moore (1788-1895) - married Caroline Mattocks
7. (Lucy) Matilda Moore (1817-1841) - married Bartlett Nye
8. Elizabeth Matilda Nye (1840-1914) - married Charles McLellan
9. Malcolm Nye McLellan (1877-1963) - married Florence Sherwood
10. Elizabeth McLellan (1907-1987) - married George Chimicles
In the book Corbin Genealogy, it states that the history of the Corbins goes back to the time of the Norman Conquest in England, when William the Conqueror defeated the Britons at the battle of Hastings in 1066 and was later crowned the King of England. Norman families then crossed the English Channel and became the ruling families of England. With this migration came the Corbins. The Corbins may have been of French Huguenot descent. The following is the Corbin genealogy starting from Clement Corbin.
1. Clement Corbin (1626-1696) - married Dorcas Buckminster
2. Thomas Corbin (1656? - )
2. Mary Corbin (1658? - ) - married Stevens
2. John Corbin (1660? - )
2. James Corbin (March 31, 1660 - )
2. Lieut. Jabez Corbin (bapt. 1668-1736) - married Mary Morse
3. Thomas Corbin (June 26, 1693 - )
3. Dorcas Corbin (Dec 11, 1694 - ) - may have died around 1698
3. Jabez Corbin (Jan 4, 1696-7 - )
3. John Corbin (Dec 11, 1698 - ?) - married Martha Hosmer
4. Capt. John Corbin (July 11, 1729 - Feb 11, 1802) – m. Abigail Cabot
5. Charity Corbin (June 25, 1762 – July 21, 1801) – m. Judge Samuel Hicks
6. John Hicks (1787 – March 21, 1810) - died young
6. Harriet Hicks (Oct. 9, 1788 – May 8, 1853) - not married
6. William Hicks (Mar. 11, 1790 – Aug. 15, 1864) – married Myers
6. Samuel Hicks Jr. (1791 – 1828) – married Peniber[?]
6. Mary Hicks (Dec. 7, 1799 – 1856) – m. Aurelius Beaumont
6. Royal Corbin Hicks (Mar. 12, 1800 - ) – married, no children
5. Martha Corbin (Aug 24, 1764 - May 2, 1825) - married Pliny Moore,
6. Noadiah Moore (Feb 14, 1788 - Feb 9, 1859) - m. C. Mattocks
6. Anne Moore (April 9, 1790 – May 14, 1861) – m. J. C. Hubbell
6. Sophia Moore (Sept 12, 1792 – April 10, 1831) - m. Whiteside
6. Royal Moore (May 20, 1794 - May 25, 1794) - lived five days
6. Royal Corbin Moore (June 16, 1795 – Sep. 15, 1867) - m. L. W.
6. Olive Moore (Feb 24, 1797 - May 7, 1797) - died 2 months
6. Pliny Moore (Jan 25, 1799 - March 9, 1872) - m. P.S., no child.
6. Amasa Corbin Moore (Apr 3, 1801 – Jan. 20, 1865) - m. Mooers
6. Lucretia Matilda Moore (Dec 3, 1802 - Nov 9, 1882) – mar. Hub.
6. Henry Moore (Jan 31, 1806 - June 14, 1807) - died 1 1/2 years
[see Moore section for expanded genealogy]
5. Royal Corbin (June 12, 1766 – July 4, 1851) – m. Lucretia Matilda Crafts
6. Royal Corbin (1798 – 1801)
(Dec. 8, 1801 – Nov. 29, 1874) - mar.
6. William Corbin (1802 – 1831) - died young
6. Laura Matilda Corbin (1807 – 1850) – m. Dr. Daniel Dunstan
6. Charles Chandler Corbin (1809 – July 1, 1810)
4. Dorcas Corbin (Dec 4, 1730 - ) – married Dwight
4. Sibyl Corbin (Aug 8, 1732 - ) – married Marcy
4. Lois Corbin (March 3, 1734 - April 26, 1735) - died young
4. Asa Corbin (April 6, 1735 - ) - died young
4. Darius Corbin (May 15, 1737 - )
4. Asa Corbin (April 4, 1740 - Sept 4, 1740) - died young
4. Asa Corbin (March 6, 1742 - ) – twin, married Mercy Harlow
5. Darius Corbin (Sep. 30, 1780 - Apr. 3, 1849) - mar. Lucinda Pratt
6. Eliza Ann Corbin (~1816 - Dec. 12, 1831) - died at 15
6. Sarah Corbin (~1821 - Oct. 26, 1831) - died at 10
4. Amasa Corbin (March 6, 1742 – June 17, 1812) – twin, b. in Williamstown, Mass.
4. William Corbin (April 6, 1744 - )
4. Joseph Corbin (April? 17, 1747 - ) - died young
4. Joseph Corbin (May 30, 1751 – October 3, 1838) – married Mary Tallmadge
5. Amasa Corbin (1773? - April 16, 1799) – not married
5. William Corbin (May 2, 1778 – June 17, 1809) – two children
6. Amasa Corbin (Dec. 12, 1802 – Jan. 4, 1881) – m. Foster
6. Delia Corbin (Nov. 15, 1806 - 1877) – m. Rev. Joseph Bradley
6. Child3 – died young
5. Martha Corbin (~1777-Dec. 9, 1831) – married Dr. Benjamin Moore
6. Eliza Caroline Moore (Aug. 1802 - Dec. 17, 1827) – died age 25
6. Charles Sailly Moore (June 29, 1804 - Nov. 1, 1882) – married
7. George B. Moore (Aug. 10, 1833 – Dec. 23, 1833) – died
7. Silas D. Moore (Feb. 1836 - Aug. 16, 1838) – died young
6. Dr. Edward Joseph Moore (1806-Dec. 17, 1851) - married
7. Benjamin Corbin Moore (1835-1906) - no children
7. Edward Joseph Moore (1846-1910)
8. Benjamin Nichols Moore
8. Frank Rust Moore
8. Edward Corbin Moore
8. George Birbeck Moore
7. Charles Moore ( 1851- Oct. 27, 1851)
6. Mary-Ann Moore
6. James August Moore
6. Benjamin F. Moore ( - March 17, 1809) – died at age 8
6. Noadiah Moore ( - March 9, 1812) – died at age 2 days
6. Ann Moore ( - August 30, 1813) – died at age 2
5. Mary Corbin (~1778-Nov. 28, 1805) – m. Chas. L. Sailly & Bosworth
6. Mary Bosworth
6. William Bosworth
6. Emily Bosworth
6. Elizabeth Bosworth
6. George Bosworth
5. Alpha Corbin (~1781 - Aug. 17, 1827) – died at age 46
5. Marsena Corbin - married Timothy Sullivan
6. Jane Ann Sullivan - died young
5. Joseph Corbin (~1788-Dec. 23, 1823) – not married
5. Josiah Tallmadge Corbin (Apr. 22, 1791 – July 20, 1873) – m. Saunders
6. Royal G. Corbin (Dec. 19, 1834 -Aug. 19, 1913) - mar. Averill
7. John Corbin – attorney in Chicago
6. Mary Tallmadge Corbin – married Smith M. Stetson
7. Margaret Stetson
8. Henry Buckman of St. Albans
6. George Sullivan Corbin – married twice, no children
6. Freeman Nye Corbin (~1840- Jan 5, 1895) – married Dodds
7. Helen (Nellie) Corbin – married Walter Doolittle
8. Corbin M. Doolittle (~1898 - Aug. 20. 1928)
9. Corbin Doolittle - killed in W.W.II.
6. Eliza Caroline Corbin – married Harvey Bosworth
7. John Corbin Bosworth
7. William George Bosworth
7. Harry Ransow[?] (1869-1873) - died young
6. Josiah Tallmadge Corbin (1846 – 1932) – not married
6. Cornelia Schuyler Corbin – not married
6. Hannah Stetson Corbin (1851-1934) – not married
6. John Alpha Corbin (~1853- July 15, 1862) – died at age 9
6. Charles Hosmer Corbin (1856 - June 25, 1857) – died young
5. Hosmer Corbin – five children
6. Joseph Elias Corbin
6. Louise Hamilton Corbin – married Charles Chapin
6. Amelia Saillor Corbin – married Finley McHaughton
6. William Tallmadge Corbin – married Mary Starnes
6. Florence Corbin – married Miles Latham
3. Joseph Corbin (Dec 14, 1700 - Dec 20, 1700) - died young
3. Joseph Corbin (March 17, 1702 - )
3. Benjamin Corbin (May 23, 1704 - )
3. Ebenezer Corbin (April 15, 1706 - )
3. Eliphalet Corbin (April 26, 1708 - )
3. Robert Corbin (May 24, 1710 - )
2. Dorcas Corbin (bapt. Nov 13, 1670) - may have died young
2. Joanna Corbin (bapt. Feb 9, 1672-3 - Oct. 6, 1686) - called Hannah
2. Margaret Corbin (bapt. March 21, 1675-6)
Clement Corbin was born in England in 1626 but his exact birthplace is not known. He is said to have come to America in 1637 but more likely came over between 1640 and 1650 during the period of Puritan emigration to New England.
Clement Corbin married Dorcas Buckminster (or Buckmaster) on March 7, 1655. They were married by Captain Humphrey Atherton when Clement was 29 and Dorcas was 28 years old.
Dorcas was the daughter of Thomas and Joanna Buckmaster and she was born in 1629 (records also show the name Buckminister). Her father and mother were both born in Wales. Thomas was in New England in 1640 and was made a freeman on May 6, 1646. He died at Muddy River on September 30, 1656. His widow, Joanna, later married Edward Garfield on September 1, 1661, and died in 1676.
From the book Corbin Genealogy, Thomas Buckmaster's Will stated:
2 of ye 7th month, 1656. I Thomas Buckmaster of Muddy River [now Brookline], being now sick & in my owne apprehension neare ye day of my death, yet being in my perfect sences, doe make this my last will.
I give to my son Zachery forty shillings, to my daughter Elizabeth Spowell, daughter Mary Stevens, daughter Dorcas Corben forty shillings each. To my son Thomas, son Joseph, son Jabesh forty shillings (each to be paid when severally one and twenty years of age). To my daughter Spowell's ten children, twenty shillings, to be put into ye deacon's hands to be improved for ye Children's learning. Unto my daughter Stephen's two children, twenty shillings, daughter Corben's children ten shillings, to my son Zachery's child ten shillings. -wife Joanna, Executrix, giving unto her all my lands and goods. It is my will that my two youngest sons, Joseph and Jabesh dwell with my wife and faithfully serve her till they be one and twenty years of age, but if my wife shall marry before they come to ye age, they shall be free. I give to my daughter Sarah forty shillings, to be paid at her day of marriage, or at ye age of one and twenty years; this was forgotten to be set in place with ye rest; this is my will.
Ye mark X
Thomas's Will stated that he made it on July 2, 1656, because he was sick. He died almost three months later on September 30.
Clement and Joanna's children were all born in Muddy River and were:
Thomas Corbin (1656? - )
Mary Corbin (1658? - ) - married Stevens
John Corbin (1660? - )
James Corbin (March 31, 1660 - )
* Jabez Corbin (bapt. Feb 23, 1667-8 - Oct 23, 1736) - married Morse
Dorcas Corbin (bapt. Nov 13, 1670) - may have died young
Joanna Corbin (bapt. Feb 9, 1672-3 - Oct. 6, 1686) - called Hannah
Margaret Corbin (bapt. March 21, 1675-6)
Clement Corbin died in Woodstock on August 1, 1696, at about the age of 70 and his wife, Dorcas, died there on January 21, 1722 (town records) or January 22, 1721 (tombstone), at about the age of 92. The two are buried in the old cemetery at Woodstock Hill, near the southwest corner. Their son, Lieutenant Jabez Corbin, is also buried there. A Corbin descendent from Chicago renovated their stones in 1897.
Clement wrote a Will that was probated by William Stoughton in Boston on September 7, 1696. The Will was in the Suffolk County Probate Records. It stated:
In the name of God, Amen. The sixth day of February, 1695-6, I, Clement Corbin of Woodstock in the County of Suffolk in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Husbandman, being through mercy in good mature health and of sound disposing mind and memory, yet knowing the uncertainty of the present life, and being desirous that peace and love may be kept and maintained in my Family after I am gone the way of all Flesh. Do therefore settle and dispose of my temporal Goods and Estate by this my last Will and Testament in manner as therein hereafter expressed.
Imprimis. I will that all my just debts and necessary charges for my interment be well and truly paid and discharged with all conveniency.
Item, and foreasmuch as I have already settled my two sons (namely) James and Jabez Corbin, the said James upon my Land at Muddy river, and the said Jabez upon my Living at Woodstock, whereby I have given comfortable portions of my Estate to them, for and under such conditions and Reservations as I have made with each of them, my son James standing obliged to pay the sum of Four score pounds unto whom I shall see good to order, the same at and before the end and Expiration of three years next after mine and my Wives deceased.
I do give and bequeath the said Four score pounds in manner following.
That is to say Forty pounds thereof unto my daughter Mary Gardner and her heirs, and the other Forty pounds to my Daughter Margaret Davis and her heirs, the said sum to be paid in the same species as is expressed in his obligation.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son Thomas Corbin, if he be yet living and return home and to his heirs Three hundred acres of land lying in Massamuggatick in the Nipmug Country, which with what I have advanced and disbursed for his Redemption out of Captivity will make up his portion of my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath unto Dorcas my loving Wife all my Goods and movables and other Estate not herein before disposed of, and make her my Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills whatsoever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal and day and year first above written.
Clement Corbin his marke and seal; Signed, sealed and published by the within named Clement Corbin to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us.
Jabez Corbin was baptized on February 23, 1668, and later married Mary Morse in 1692. She was born August 31, 1672, and was the daughter of Lieutenant Anthony and Mary (Barnard) Morse of Newbury, Massachusetts. Jabez and Mary were married when he was about 25 and she was about 20 years old.
Jabez settled in Woodstock about 1688 and was an active citizen and partner with his brother James in store keeping. He may have called himself a "merchant and weaver" as was quoted in the Andrew Moore book. Jabez sold land in Quinnatisset which was "much infested with bears, wolves and Indians", as was also quoted in the book. A log fort was necessary for the protection of the settlers.
In 1725, Jabez was the constable of the town of Woodstock. His wife, Mary, may have died around January 8, 1727 or 1728, at about the age of 56 and he may have married again. Jabez died on October 23, 1736, at about the age of 68 and is buried in the old cemetery at Woodstock Hill. Jabez's father and mother are also buried there.
Jabez and Mary's children were:
Thomas Corbin (June 26, 1693 - )
Dorcas Corbin (Dec 11, 1694 - ) - may have died around 1698
Jabez Corbin (Jan 4, 1696-7 - )
* John Corbin (Dec 11, 1698 - ?) - married Martha Hosmer
Joseph Corbin (Dec 14, 1700 - Dec 20, 1700) - died young
Joseph Corbin (March 17, 1702 - )
Benjamin Corbin (May 23, 1704 - )
Ebenezer Corbin (April 15, 1706 - )
Eliphalet Corbin (April 26, 1708 - )
Robert Corbin (May 24, 1710 - )
3. Lieutenant John Corbin
John Corbin was born on December 11, 1698, in Woodstock, Connecticut. He married Martha Hosmer on April 3, 1728. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Hosmer. James Hosmer was born on October 23, 1660, in Concord, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Sawyer was born on February 6, 1663, in Lancaster and died on January 15, 1745. The following is written in the book Corbin Genealogy:
James Hosmer, the father of Martha, was b. on Oct. 23, 1660, at Concord, Mass., and m. Elizabeth Sawyer, Feb. 16, 1687; she was b. Feb. 6, 1663, at Lancaster, Mass., and d. Jan. 15, 1745, at Woodstock. He probably lived in Lancaster for a time, afterwards settled in Worcester, and removed to Woodstock before 1710, where he became prominent. His father, James Hosmer, was b. in Concord, Mass., in 1637; m. Sarah White, Oct. 13, 1658; and was killed in the battle of Sudbury, April 21, 1676 (see N.E. Gen., Vol. 20, pp 347, 348). Sarah White was the dau. of Capt. John White and sister of the famous Mrs. Rowlandson, who was taken prisoner in King Philip's War, and afterwards published a book on her hardships. Capt. John White of Salem, in 1638, went to Lancaster, and was one of the founders of that place, a leading man and the largest landholder. He was b. in England, and d. in 1655. His children were all prominent.
James Hosmer the first, father of the above, was b. in 1607, and m. Anna ---, who was b. in 1608. He came from London in the ship Elizabeth in 1635. Their English home was in Hawkhurst, in Kent Country. They brought with them two servants and two daughters: Mary, aged 2 years, and Ann, 3 months. He was one of the founders of Concord, and had b. there: James, 1637; John, 1639; and others. He was a freeman, May 17, 1637, and d. Feb. 7, 1685. He was a man of influence. Anna, his wife, d. May 11, 1641.
John Corbin lived in Thompson, Connecticut, about six miles east of his father's house in Woodstock. He built a second house on the southern side of Thompson Hill. In May 1753, he was commissioned by the General Assembly ensign and in October of the same year, lieutenant of the South Company or Train Band in the town of Killingly. In 1760, he was also a highway surveyor for the town of Killingly. He and his wife are buried in Thompson but it is unknown when they died.
John and Martha's children were:
* Capt. John Corbin (July 11, 1729 - Feb 11, 1802) – m. Abigail Cabot, lived in Champlain
Dorcas Corbin (Dec 4, 1730 - ) – married Dwight
Sibyl Corbin (Aug 8, 1732 - ) – married Marcy
Lois Corbin (March 3, 1734 - April 26, 1735) - died young
Asa Corbin (April 6, 1735 - ) - died young
Darius Corbin (May 15, 1737 - )
Asa Corbin (April 4, 1740 - Sept 4, 1740) - died young
Asa Corbin (March 6, 1742 - ) – twin; m. Mercy Harlow
Amasa Corbin (March 6, 1742 – June 17, 1812) – twin, born in Williamstown, Mass.
William Corbin (April 6, 1744 - ) -
Joseph Corbin (April? 17, 1747 - ) - died young
Joseph Corbin (May 30, 1751 – October 3, 1838) – lived in Champlain, married Mary Tallmadge
John Corbin was born on July 11, 1729 [or 1730] and died on February 11, 1802, in Champlain, New York. He married Abigail Cabot on February 9, 1761. She was the daughter of Reverend Marston and Mary (Dwight) Cabot and was born on June 13, 1741. John was 31 and Abigail was 20 when they married.
John and Abigail lived in Killingly, Connecticut, and then moved to Kinderhook, New York, and later to Albany where they owned a Hudson River sloop. John was a captain in the Revolutionary War and was present at the battle of Bemis Heights and Burgoyne's surrender. He invested in Continental money and later lost his property.
The birth and death dates of John Corbin are very confusing to understand. It is known that he died in Champlain at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 1802, at the age of 72, based on Pliny Moore’s diary entry “Father Corbin died at 3 O’Clock P.M.” His gravestone states February 14, 1803, which is probably wrong. Abigail died on June 26, 1777, at the age of 36. Her daughter Martha would have been 12 years old at the time.
John and Abigail's children were all born in Killingly and were:
Charity Corbin (June 25, 1762 – July 21, 1801) – m. Judge Samuel Hicks in 1786 , six children
* Martha Corbin (Aug 24, 1764 - May 2, 1825) - married Pliny Moore, 10 children
Royal Corbin (June 12, 1766 – July 4, 1851) – m. Lucretia Matilda Crafts, July 2, 1797, 5 child.
A gravestone in Glenwood Cemetery in Champlain shows:
In Memory of
departed this life
Feb. 14th 1803
In the 74th year
of his age.
In the book Corbin Genealogy, it states that the book Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Massachusetts has also been published. It gives a genealogy of Abigail Cabot's mother's family.
5. Charity (Corbin) Hicks
Charity Corbin was born on June 25, 1762, and died on July 21 [26 in Corbin Genealogy], 1801. She married Samuel Hicks and had six children.
Samuel Hicks was born in 1761 and was the son of John Hicks of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth M[?]. He first married Charity Corbin in Bennington, Vermont, in 1786. The June 10, 1887, edition of the Champlain Counselor had a short biography of Samuel. [OR]
In addition to the soldiers’ graves previously reported by us in the village, there are those of Merritt B. Hamilton, war of ’61, Dewey cemetery, and Judge Samuel Hicks, who served in both the revolution and the war of 1812. Judge Hicks has numerous descendants in this vicinity, one of whom, Mrs. Daniel D. T. Moore, shows us a book of the genealogy of the Dwight family, to whom she is related, and which contains a statement of his life. Judge Hicks lived at Bennington, Vt., and came to Champlain in 1798, where he kept hotel, was judge, postmaster and custom house officer, and died at Champlain in 1825, aged 64. He was one of the seven founders of the Congregational church of Champlain. He was a captain of dragoons and a quartermaster in the revolution, and as a commissary in the war of 1812 he was so active that the British offered a reward for his head. He was engaged in the battle of Plattsburgh. His father, John Hicks, and a neighbor, Moses Richardson, on April 19, 1775, mounted their horses and stationed themselves where they might shoot at the British on the return of the latter from Concord, Mass., on the occasion of the first battle of the war for independence, and were themselves both shot. They were buried in the graveyard of old Cambridge on the night of the same day, without shroud or ceremony. The two grandfathers of Mrs. Daniel D. T. Moore, of this village, Judge Hicks and Dan Beaumont, were both engaged in the war of the revolution, and a great-grand father, John Hicks, besides, while one of them was also in the war of 1812. Mr. Moore’s father and uncle were also in the war of 1812. There are therefore the graves of five revolutionary heroes in the Protestant cemetery of our village. Capt. D. J. Rich was another Champlain soldier, war of ’61, who died in North Carolina after the war and was buried at Shoreham, Vt.
Charity and Samuel’s children were:
John Hicks (1787 – March 21, 1810)
Harriet Hicks (Oct. 9, 1788 – May 8, 1853) - not married
William Hicks (Mar. 11, 1790 – Aug. 15, 1864) – married Myers
Samuel Hicks Jr. (1791 – 1828) – married Peniber[?]
Mary Hicks (Dec. 7, 1799 – 1856) – m. Aurelius Beaumont, 11 children, died 1856.
Royal Corbin Hicks (Mar. 12, 1800 - ) – went to Canada in 1822, m. Sarah Hover[?], no children
Hugh wrote what was on Samuel Hicks’ gravestone in the Glenwood Cemetery. It was in the Bosworth plot.
to the Memory of
Judge Samuel Hicks
who departed this life
July 20th AD. 1825,
aged 65 years 4 months
and 9 days
Polly Hicks was the second wife of Samuel Hicks. She was the widow of a person named Woodward. She had six children.
June 12th 1838
Aged 63 years
6 months &
Receive O! earth her faded form,
In thy cold bosom let it lie;
Safe let it rest from ev’ry storm,
Soon must it rise no more to die.
6. John Hicks
John Hicks was born in 1787 and died on March 21, 1810.
6. Harriet Hicks
Harriet Hicks was born on October 9, 1788, and died on May 8, 1853. She was not married. Harriet Hicks was one of the children who helped to weave the Pliny Moore family carpet. Later in life, she was a servant in the Pliny Moore house as Eliza Miner noted in 1886: ”Cousin Harriet Hicks superintended the house work”. Because of her help, Pliny gave her two village lots in his Will.
I give & devise to Harriet Hicks niece to my wife in consideration of her kind attention to her aunt & me & my family many years in my house & in token of my regard two village lots on the point opposite my house numbered twenty four and twenty-nine.
6. William Hicks
William Hicks was born on March 11, 1790, and died on August 15, 1864. He married a person named Myers.
6. Samuel Hicks Jr.
Samuel Hicks was born in 1791 and died in 1828. He married a person named Peniber[?].
6. Mary (Hicks) Beaumont
Mary Hicks was born on December 7, 1799, and died in 1856. She married Aurelius Beaumont who was born around 1792 and died on February 24, 1856, at the age of 64. He is buried in the Beaumont plot in Glenwood Cemetery. He served in the War of 1812 around the age of 20 (in 1812). They had eleven children.
Feb. 24, 1856,
AE. 64 Years.
6. Royal Corbin Hicks
Royal Corbin Hicks was born on March 12, 1800. He went to Canada in 1822. He may have married Sarah Hover but had no children. He was named after his mother’s brother (his uncle), Royal Corbin.
5. Martha (Corbin) Moore
Martha was born in Killingly, Connecticut, on August 24, 1764, and she married Judge Pliny Moore on January 22, 1787, when she was 22 and he was 27 years old. Martha died May 2, 1825, at the age of 60.
Martha and Pliny had 10 children of which seven survived to adulthood. Their lives are detailed in the Moore section of this book.
* Noadiah Moore (Feb 14, 1788 - Feb 9, 1859) - married Caroline Mattocks
Anne Moore (April 9, 1790 – May 14, 1861) - married Julius C. Hubbell
Sophia Moore (Sept 12, 1792 – April 10, 1831) - married T. J. Whiteside
Royal Moore (May 20, 1794 - May 25, 1794) - lived five days
Royal Corbin Moore (June 16, 1795 – Sept. 15, 1867) - married Laura Whiteside
Olive Moore (Feb 24, 1797 - May 7, 1797) - died 2 months
Pliny Moore (Jan 25, 1799 - March 9, 1872) - married Pamelia Savage, no children
Amasa Corbin Moore (April 3, 1801 – Jan. 20, 1865) - married Charlotte Mooers
Lucretia Matilda Moore (Dec 3, 1802 - Nov 9, 1882) - married Loring Hubbell, no children
Henry Moore (Jan 31, 1806 - June 14, 1807) - died 1 1/2 years
Martha and Pliny’s gravestone in the Glenwood Cemetery shows:
Judge Pliny Moore,
Born in Sheffield Mass.
Apr. 14, 1759,
Removed to Champlain May 1788,
The first English settler.
Died Aug. 18, 1822.
On the south side of the stone:
Wife of Judge Pliny Moore,
Born in Killingsly Conn.
Aug. 24, 1764,
Died May 2, 1825.
Royal Corbin married Lucretia Matilda Crafts on July 2, 1797. He died in Troy, New York, on July 4, 1851.
Royal Corbin lived in Vermont but at one point moved to Champlain and was in business with his brother-in-law, Judge Pliny Moore. They jointly owned a small store and also sold pot ash. Later, Royal moved back to Vermont and settled in Craftsbury around 1800.
Royal represented Craftsbury in the Vermont legislature for the years 1804, 1806, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1816 and 1831.
Royal wrote numerous letters to his brother-in-law, describing family, business ventures and politics.
Royal and Lucretia had five children.
Royal Corbin (1798 – 1801)
Pliny Moore Corbin (Dec. 8, 1801 – Nov. 29, 1874) – died at Troy, Univ of Ver. 1822
married Fanny F. Griswald in Burlington, Vt.
married Elizabeth J. Blatchford, Lansingburgh, N. Y. – six children
William Corbin (1802 – 1831) - died young
Laura Matilda Corbin (1807 – 1850) – married Dr. Daniel Dunstan in 1824 at Craftsberry
Charles Chandler Corbin (1809 – July 1, 1810) - died young
6. Royal Corbin
Royal Corbin was born in 1798 and died in 1801 at the age of three.
6. Pliny Moore Corbin
Pliny Moore Corbin was born on December 8, 1801, and died on November 29, 1874, in Troy, New York. He was named for his father’s brother-in-law, Judge Pliny Moore, of Champlain, who was very good friends with him. Pliny graduated from the University of Vermont in 1822. He married Fanny F. Griswald in Burlington, Vermont, and then married Elizabeth J. Blatchford of or in Lansingburgh, New York.
A University of Vermont Commencement Announcement, dated August 14, 1822, shows that Pliny Moore Corbin gave a speech entitled “Intellectual Superiority”. Also speaking was Thomas Nye, who gave a talk called “Scenic Representations.” The commencement announcement had been owned by Ellen Rose Nye in 1918.
Pliny and Fanny had six children.
6. William Corbin
William Corbin was born in 1802 and died in 1831 at the age of 29.
6. Laura Matilda (Corbin) Dunstan
Laura Matilda Corbin was born in 1807 and died in 1850. She married Dr. Daniel Dunstan in 1824 at Craftsberry, Vermont.
6. Charles Chandler Corbin
Charles Chandler Corbin was born in 1809 and died on July 1, 1810, at the age of one.
Asa Corbin was born on March 6, 1742, and was a Lieutenant in the army. He married Mercy Harlow.
Darius Corbin was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1780, and died April 3, 1849, in Canada. He married Lucinda Pratt and had two daughters named Eliza Ann and Sarah that both died young. He may have had other children too. Darius and his wife are buried in Hemingford, Quebec.
Darius and Lucinda Corbin’s child was:
Eliza Ann Corbin (~1815 - Dec. 12, 1831) - died at age 15
Sarah Corbin (~1821 - Oct. 26, 1831) - died at 10
Eliza Ann Corbin was the daughter of Darius Lucinda Corbin. She was probably born in 1816 and died December 12, 1831, at the age of 15 years.
Darius & Lucinda
Dec. 12, 1831,
Aged 15 years.
6. Sarah Corbin
Sarah Corbin was probably born in 1821 and died on October 26, 1831, in Champlain. She and her sister are buried in the potters field in Glenwood Cemetery. They are not in the main Corbin plot.
Darius & Lucinda
Oct. 26, 1831,
Aged 10 years.
4. Amasa Corbin
Amasa Corbin was born on March 6, 1742, and died on June 17, 1812. He was a twin and is buried in Williamstown, Massachusetts, according to a note in the cemetery transcriptions.
4. William Corbin
William Corbin was born on April 6, 1744. Nothing else is known.
4. Joseph Corbin
Joseph Corbin may have been born on April 17, 1747, but died young.
4. Joseph Corbin
Joseph Corbin was the son of John Corbin and brother of Captain John Corbin of Champlain. He was born in 1749 and died on October 3, 1838, at the age of 89. He married Mary (or Mariah) Tallmadge who was probably born in 1748 and died on August 16, 1838, at the age of 90. They were both buried in Champlain in the Glenwood Cemetery.
John and Mariah had nine children:
Amasa Corbin (~1773 - April 16, 1799) – died in Champlain at age 26, not married
William Corbin (May 2, 1778 – June 17, 1809) – died in Champlain, two children
Martha Corbin (~1777-Dec. 9, 1831) – married Dr. Benjamin Moore, eight children
Mercia Corbin (~1778-Nov. 28, 1805) – m. Chas. L. Sailly & Morris Bosworth, 5 children
Alpha Corbin (~1781 - Aug. 17, 1827) – died at age 46
Marsena Corbin - married Timothy Sullivan, daughter named Jane Ann
Joseph Corbin (~1788-Dec. 23, 1823) – not married
Josiah Tallmadge Corbin (Apr. 22, 1791 – July 20, 1873) – m. Mar. Saunders, 10 children
Hosmer Corbin – five children
Joseph and Mariah’s Corbin’s gravestones are in the Glenwood Cemetery in Champlain.
Oct. 3d, AD. 1838.
In the 89th year
of his age.
Mariah, wife of
August 16th AD. 1838,
in the 90th year
of her age
5. Amasa Corbin
Amasa Corbin was probably born in 1773 and died in Champlain on April 16, 1799, at the age of 26. He was not married.
It is interesting to note Amasa’s name. He died on April 16, 1799, which was two years before Amasa Corbin Moore was born. Amasa Corbin Moore was the son of Judge Pliny Moore. Amasa Corbin was the younger cousin of Martha Corbin, the Judge’s wife. Their son Amasa was most likely named after Amasa Corbin (first and middle name) after he had died.
Amasa is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Champlain in the Corbin plot. However, a booklet describing the cemeteries of Champlain states that he was the first person to be buried in the burying ground given by Pliny Moore to the Village. This is the ‘Old Cemetery’ which was closed in the mid-1800s. Many of the graves, along with Pliny Moore's, were moved to the Glenwood Cemetery when it was first established in 1859.
Mr Amasa Corbin,
who Departed this
life, April 16th 1799
in the 26th year
of his age
Vain world farewell to you;
Heaven is my native air;
I bid my friends a short adieu
Impatient to be there.
William Corbin was born on May 2, 1778, and died in Champlain on June 17, 1809, at the age of 31 after falling from a horse. He married Sarah Mills on November 5, 1801, at the age of 23. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Mills and Jenima Harrington. They had two children:
William might have been a merchant as noted by Daniel T. Taylor in his 1877 speech on Champlain. William was convicted by Pliny Moore of selling rum without a license.
Nov. 26, 1802, William Corbin, merchant, was convicted before Judge Moore, Justice of the Peace, of the crime of selling “one gill of rum by retail, to — be drank in his house,” without having license according to law. The incident shows the old-time reverence for law, and the example set by the justice of seventy-five years ago is worthy of imitation by his successors in office to-day.
Amasa Corbin (Dec. 12, 1802 – Jan. 4, 1881) – m. Phebe Maria Foster, Mar. 2, 1828, 11 child. Delia Corbin (Nov. 15, 1806 - 1877) – d. in Columbus, Ohio, m. Rev. Joseph Bradley
Child3 – died young
William Corbin is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery.
to the Memory of
who was kill’d by a fall from a
horse June 17th AD. 1809;
in the 32nd year
of his age.
Another Corbin is buried in Glenwood Cemetery but the stone cannot be read. It may be a sibling of William.
6. Amasa Corbin
Amasa Corbin was born on December 12, 1802, and died on January 4, 1881, at the age of 78. He married Phebe Maria Foster on March 2, 1828, and had eleven children.
Amasa Corbin was probably named in remembrance to his father’s brother, Amasa Corbin, who died three years before he was born.
Amasa and Phebe’s children were:
6. Delia (Corbin) Bradley
Delia Corbin was born on November 15, 1806, and died in Columbus, Ohio, in 1877. She married Reverend Joseph Bradley.
A child of William and Sarah died young.
5. Martha (Corbin) Moore
Martha Corbin was born around 1777 and died on December 9, 1831. She married Dr. Benjamin Moore and had five children. Benjamin Moore was the brother of Judge Pliny Moore and the family settled in Champlain. Her cousin, also named Martha Corbin, married Judge Pliny Moore. See the Moore biography.
Benjamin Franklin Moore (July 3, 1801 - March 17, 1809) – died at age 8
Eliza Caroline Moore (Aug. 6, 1802 - Dec. 17, 1827) – was sick for a while, died at age 25
Charles Sailly Moore (June 29, 1804 - Nov. 1, 1882) - married twice, lived in Yreka
Dr. Edward Joseph Moore (Dec. 14, 1806-Dec. 17, 1851) – died at 45, married Mary Nichols
Noadiah Moore (March 6, 1812 - March 9, 1812) – died at age 4 days - triplet
Ann Moore (March 6, 1812 - August 30, 1813) – died at age 2 - triplet
Mary-Ann Moore (March 6, 1812 - ) - married John Shedden - triplet
James Augustus Moore (Aug. 17, 1821 - )
A detailed description of the children’s lives and descendents can be found in the Moore chapter under Dr. Benjamin Moore.
5. Mercia (Corbin) Sailly
Mercia (or Mary) Corbin was born around 1778 and died on November 28, 1805, at the age of 27. She married Charles Lewis Sailly of Champlain who died on December 12, 1804. Charles Lewis Sailly was the son of Peter Sailly of Plattsburgh as stated in the cemetery transcriptions. Mercia and Charles had one child named Emily who died at age 15 (Hugh had another note stating she had no children.)
It is interesting to note that Dr. Benjamin Moore’s first son was born on June 29, 1804, and was named Charles Sailly Moore. He was born only six months before Charles Lewis Sailly died. Charles Lewis Sailly was probably good friends with the doctor since he married the doctor’s wife’s sister.
Mercia then married Morris Bosworth and had five children. There are a large number of Bosworth names in the Glenwood Cemetery but none that match the names below. Years later, Eliza Corbin and Harvey Bosworth married. Perhaps Harvey is descended from someone below.
Emily Sailly - died at age 15, Mary may not have had her, was Charles Lewis Sailly father?
Hugh wrote what was on Mercia Bosworth’s gravestone in the Glenwood Cemetery. The stone may be unreadable now.
In Memory of
who died Novr. 28th,
in the 27th year of her age
Wife of Morris Bosworth.
Charles Sailly’s gravestone is in the Glenwood Cemetery in Champlain. Most of his stone is unreadable. Hugh transcribed it in the 1930s.
Charles Lewis Sailly,
Dec’r 12th 1804,
aged 26 years &
6. Mary Bosworth
Nothing is known about Mary.
6. William Bosworth
Nothing is known about William. Two other William Bosworth’s are in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Bosworth plot. William (1832-1891, married 1862) and William Mead Lead (~1878-1883) may be descended from William.
6. Emily Bosworth
Nothing is known about Emily.
6. Elizabeth Bosworth
Nothing is known about Elizabeth.
6. George Bosworth
Nothing is known about George.
Alpha Corbin was born around 1781 and died on August 17, 1827. He is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot. Note that his name is spelled “Corben” (with an ‘e’) on his stone [as listed on Hugh’s transcription].
Alpha Corbin wrote a very revealing letter about Royal Corbin Moore’s escapade in Franklin, Ohio. Royal was Pliny Moore’s son who eloped with a lady named Lucy (Curtis) Savage during the summer of 1818. They traveled to Franklin where they were almost put in jail. The letter was sent back to Champlain.
to the Memory of
Mr. Alpha Corben
August 17th AD. 1827.
Aged 46 years.
5. Marsena (Corbin) Sullivan
Marsena Corbin married Timothy Sullivan, as indicated on the gravestone of their daughter, Jane Ann. Nothing else is known about them.
Jane Ann was probably born in 1803 and died at the age of four on July 1, 1807. Her gravestone is in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot.
died July 1st 1807,
in the 4th year
of her age.
5. Joseph Corbin, Jr.
Joseph Corbin Jr. was born in 1788 and died on December 23, 1823. He was not married. He is buried in the Corbin plot in Glenwood Cemetery.
to the Memory of
Joseph Corbin Jun
who died Dec. 23d AD. 1823
In the 35th year
of his age.
Josiah Corbin was born on April 22, 1791, and died on July 20, 1873, at the age of 82. He married Margaret Saunders who was born on January 6, 1808, and died on February 3, 1885, at the age of 77.
Josiah and Margaret had 10 children:
Royal G. Corbin (Dec. 19, 1834 - Aug. 19, 1913) - mar. Jeanette E. Averill, lawyer
John Corbin – attorney in Chicago
Mary Tallmadge Corbin – married Smith M. Stetson
George Sullivan Corbin – married twice, no children, lived in Plattsburgh
Freeman Nye Corbin (~1840 - Jan 5, 1895) – married Sarah J. Dodds, died at 55
Helen Corbin – married Walter H. Doolittle
Corbin M. Doolittle (1898 - Aug. 20, 1928) - died at age 30
Corbin Doolittle - killed in W. W. II
Eliza Caroline Corbin – married Harvey Bosworth, lived in Plattsburgh
John Corbin Bosworth
William George Bosworth
Harry Ransow[?] – died in 1873
Josiah Tallmadge Corbin (1846 – 1932) – not married
Cornelia Schuyler Corbin – not married
Hannah Stetson Corbin (1851-1934) – not married, lived in Champlain
John Alpha Corbin (~1853 - July 15, 1862) – died at age 9
Charles Hosmer Corbin (1856 - June 25, 1857) – died at age 8 months
On the same stone are the following inscriptions for the Josiah Corbin family, which is in the Glenwood Cemeter y in Champlain:
West side of stone:
April 23, 1791,
July 20, 1873.
Born Jan. 6, 1808,
Feb. 3, 1885.
South side of stone:
Died June 25 1857,
AE. 8 Mo’s.
Died July 15 1862,
AE. 9 Y’rs.
North side of stone:
Josiah T. Corbin
Hannah S. Corbin
Margaret and Josiah also have their own separate headstones.
Royal G. Corbin was born on December 19, 1834, and died on August 19, 1913, at the age of 78. He married Jeanette E. Averill and had one child. He served in the 16th New York Regiment during the Civil War and was later a lawyer in Plattsburgh.
Royal attended Middlebury College and graduated in 1854. The Middlebury College alumni catalog states:
ROYAL CORBIN, son of Josiah and Margaret (Sanders) Corbin. Born in Champlain, N.Y., 1834. Entered College from Champlain. Lawyer, Plattsburg, N.Y., A.B. 1854. Died in Plattsburg, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1913.
The September 12, 1874, edition of the Champlain Journal contained the wedding announcement for Royal Corbin and Jeanette E. Averill. [OR]
The Episcopal church was crowded Monday evening at the marriage of Royal Corbin, of Plattsburgh, and Miss Jennie E. Averill, daughter of James Averill, Esq., of Champlain. Rev. G. C. Pennell performed the ceremony, and the newly married pair departed on a wedding trip to Montreal. On Tuesday afternoon the service of church and rector was again required for a like occasion, the particulars of which may be seen under the usual head.
Royal Corbin was one of the attorneys in a suit contesting the Will of Ruth Nye. In the Will, she bequeathed her property to her nephews, Charles Freeman Nye and Bartlett Nye, and also some property to her niece, Mrs. Sarah A. Van Vliet, daughter of her sister Elizabeth. Sarah, who lived in Lacolle, Quebec, was not satisfied with the settlement and decided to sue Ruth’s estate. Two similar articles about the suit were in The Champlain Interview of February 4, 1881, and the Plattsburgh Republican of January 8, 1881. [OR]
An important legal hearing was had before Hon. Judge Watson, in this village, on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, in the matter of Mrs. Sarah A. Van Vliet of Lacolle, Canada, who contested the will of Miss Ruth S. Nye. G. H. Beckwith of Plattsburgh, associated with Hon. Matthew Hale, of Albany, appeared for Mrs. Van Vliet, and Hon. P. S. Palmer, S. A. Kellogg, and Corbin [Royal Corbin of Plattsburgh] & Dobie for the will. The hearing was adjourned to the 24th of February.
A 1902 edition of the Plattsburgh Republican had an advertisement for Royal Corbin’s law practice. His son John was his partner. [OR]
“R. & J. CORBIN,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELORS AT LAW.
Office in Armstrong Block, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Royal Corbin was a popular lawyer in Plattsburgh. He defended many people including murderers. One popular murder case occurred in the fall of 1910. In the December 24, edition of the Plattsburgh Republican, it described the court case of the Liberty Boys. Two boys had murdered a person but with the superb counsel of Royal, escaped the electric chair. [OR]
LIBERTY BOYS ESCAPE DEATH IN ELECTRIC CHAIR
Royal Corbin made a strong plea for clemency for the defendant on the ground that he was mentally deficient. His argument, was masterly and eloquent and was listened to with rapt attention. Mr. Corbin urged the jury to take into consideration the fact that the evidence did not tend to show that the murder was premeditated.
The defendant manifested marked attention in the summing of the case and during Mr. Corbin’s address eagerly drank in every word, at the same time keeping a fixed eye on the jury.
At eleven o’clock Royal Corbin, counsel for the defendant, began his address to the jury, speaking one hour. He was followed by District Attorney Hogue.
An interesting article in the Plattsburgh Republican of May 26, 1909, detailed the Civil War military service of Pliny Moore, son of Amasa Corbin Moore and brother of Amasa Richard Moore, and Royal Corbin, who was a lawyer in Plattsburgh.
RETURN OF THE COLORS
Of Company C, 16th Regiment
New York Volunteers.
An Event for Plattsburgh and
for Old Home Week.
President Lincoln’s call for volunteers was issued Monday, April 15, the news reached Plattsburgh the next day, and on the 17th a meeting was held to organize a company. Thirty-five men immediately signed, and adjourning to another room elected their officers, choosing Frank Palmer (Colonel Palmer) captain, Royal Corbin lieutenant, and Pliny Moore ensign. Before the end of the week a hundred men had enlisted. The company was mustered into service the 25th of April, and on the 26th left for Albany.
The following letters explain an event full of interest and importance to the town, and the REPUBLICAN joins with all patriotic citizens of Plattsburgh in extending to Mr. Moore sincere thanks and appreciation for his generous and public-spirited action in returning to us the flag, the honor of which was so nobly sustained by the men who fought under it.
To the Editor the Plattsburgh Republican, Plattsburgh. N. Y.:
In these days of reminiscence and of Old Home gatherings, believing it would be interesting to many of the readers of your paper I inclose to you for publication, if you will, a letter received a few days ago from Amasa R. Moore, a grandson of the late Gen. Benjamin Mooers of Plattsburgh, N. Y., and a brother of the late Captain Pliny Moore of Co. “C”. of the 16th Regt. of N. Y. Vols. in the Civil War 1861-’65, whose memory is dear to his comrades of that Company. Mr. Moore has sent the flag to me, and I hold it subject to the order of my comrades of that Company ¾ “C”.
The flag was presented to the Company by the patriotic ladies and gentlemen of Plattsburgh, N. Y., May 3, 1861, through the Hon. D. B. McNeil, of the Secretary of State’s office. An account of the presentation will be found in the history of the 16th Regt. of N. Y. Vols. published in the History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, 1880.”
Col. Frank Palmer, Plattsburgh, N.Y.:
DEAR MR. PALMER: ¾ The silk colors of Company C., 16th Regiment N. Y. Volunteers, have been in our family since the close of the war for the Union. The flag was presented to the Company by the ladies of Plattsburgh. Doubtless you will recall the circumstance.
I understand there is to be a home-coming week in Clinton County next July, and it has been suggested that the colors be sent to grace that occasion. Shall I send them to you?
Of course you can make such final disposition of the flag as you think will please the Regiment.
Yours very truly,
A. R. MOORE.
Merritt, Fla, April 29, 1906.
[MORE ABOUT THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION IN 1861 IS SHOWN BELOW IN THE ARTICLE]
Royal and Jeanette had one child:
John Corbin – attorney in Chicago
The following was printed in the Plattsburgh Republican on August 21, 1913.
DEATH OF ROYAL CORBIN.
Royal Corbin, one of Plattsburgh’s most esteemed and best known citizens, and one of the oldest and most prominent members of the bar in Northern New York, died at the Physicians’ hospital last night at 11.50[.]
Mr. Corbin was taken ill with pleurisy, followed by severe bowel complaint, some days ago and went to the Physicians’ hospital Tuesday night at was such that his son John Corbin, of Chicago, was sent for and arrived on Sunday.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Trinity church, Plattsburgh and the interment was on Friday in Evergreen cemetery, Champlain.
Mr. Corbin was born December 19, 1834, the son of Josiah Corbin and Margaret Sanders of Champlain and grandson of Joseph Corbin, one of the founders of Champlain. He was graduated with high honors from Middlebury College. At the time of the outbreak of the Civil war he was teaching in Plattsburgh, being principal of the Plattsburgh academy, and resigned his position to enlist.
When the news of Lincoln’s proclamation reached Plattsburgh he was one of the first to respond to the call for volunteers, and was chosen first lieutenant of the company which was immediately organized. This was company C, Sixteenth regiment and was the first that went to the front from this section. Mr. Corbin was promoted captain the following year.
After the war Mr. Corbin studied law in Champlain, practising [sic] law there for several years, afterwards removing to Plattsburgh where he soon became a leading lawyer holding a high position at the bar down to the time of his death at which time he was corporation counsel of the city of Plattsburgh.
He was a great student of the law and also in other fields, especially in literature and history, being very widely read in many branches.
Mr. Corbin married Miss Jeannette Averill a daughter of the late James Averill, of Champlain. Her death occurred three years ago last March and they are survived by their only son John Corbin, who is an attorney in the employ of the city of Chicago.
Mr. Corbin is also survived by two brothers and two sisters. George S. Corbin and Mrs. Harvey Bosworth of this city and Josiah T. Corbin, and Miss Anna Corbin of Champlain.
At a meeting of the Clinton County Bar Association held in the Court House on the afternoon of the 21st day of August, 1913, the following resolutions were adopted:
The members of the Bar of Clinton County, assembled to take action upon the death of Royal Corbin, do hereby express their regret at his death and their sympathy for the members of his family.
By nature and training he was a great lawyer, and his many years of active work and success in his profession fixed his place as one of the foremost lawyers in Northern New York. Nearly every lawyer in this community will miss the advice and counsel so generously given when in doubt and confusion.
He was a cultured, broad-minded gentleman, always in touch with the best thought and study in history, science and philosophy. Acting disinterestedly, modestly and without malice, prompted by the best motives, his services to his country and the community in which he lived for many years made an impression for good which will long be felt and appreciated.
Resolved, that the foregoing expression of the sentiments of his fellow members of the Bar he spread upon the minutes of this association and presented to the next term of the Supreme Court held in Clinton County, and that copies be published in the county papers and presented to the members of his family.
A tombstone is located in the Glenwood Cemetery in Champlain for Jeanette Averill Corbin:
J. E. Averill
wife of R. C. Corbin
7. John Corbin
John Corbin was the son of Royal G. Corbin. He was an attorney for the city of Chicago. He may have also entered the life insurance business based on a short note in the August 21, 1891, edition of the Champlain Counselor. Note that the identity of John has not been determined and this John may not be Royal’s son.
6. Mary Tallmadge (Corbin) Stetson
Mary Tallmadge Corbin married Smith M. Stetson and had at least one child whose name was Margaret Stetson.
The June 24, 1892, edition of the Champlain Counselor had a short note about Mary Stetson and her grandson. [OR]
Mrs. S. M. Stetson went to St. Albans, yesterday, to reside. Her grandson, Henry Buckman, has a situation in the railroad shops, at present as a painter.
7. Margaret Stetson
Margaret Stetson was the daughter of Mary and Smith Stetson. Margaret or another sibling probably had a child named Henry Buckman since he was a grandson of Mary Stetson and lived in St. Albans.
6. George Sullivan Corbin
George Sullivan Corbin was married twice but had no children. He lived in Plattsburgh and died sometime after his brother Royal died in 1913.
George ran the Cumberland House in Plattsburgh for several years. A note about his retirement was in the February 5, 1892, edition of the Champlain Counselor. [OR]
The Cumberland House, Plattsburgh, has changed hands. Mr. George S. Corbin has retired from its management and C. F. Beck, for the past five years manager of the Windsor at Rouses Point during the summer and the Florida House at St. Augustine during the winter, has taken charge. Mr. Beck is a first-class hotel man. Mr. Corbin, who purchased the house a few years ago, has made the business a pronounced success, and Mr. Beck will “keep up with the procession.”
The October 27, 1900, edition of the Plattsburgh Republican listed the obituary of Lawrence Trombly. Mr. Trombly, who was born in Canada on February 22, 1817, had died at George’s house in Plattsburgh on October 24. Mr. Trombly’s daughter was Mrs. Corbin.
6. Freeman Nye Corbin
Freeman Nye Corbin was the son of Josiah Corbin and Margaret Saunders. He was probably born in 1840 and died on January 5, 1895, at the age of 55. He married Sarah Jane Dodds on September 7, 1864. Reverend A. Witherspoon, M. E. Clergyman, officiated the wedding. Sarah died August 4, 1920, at the age of 76.
It is interesting to note that an unrelated person named Freeman Nye also lived in Champlain. His brother, Bartlett Nye, married into the Moore family in 1840, the year that Freeman Nye Corbin was born. Freeman Nye was perhaps a good friend of Josiah Corbin and Margaret Saunders.
A wedding announcement was made for the marriage of Mrs. Freeman Nye Corbin’s (Sarah J. Dodds’) niece. This niece is unrelated to the Corbins and is placed here only for completeness.
Mrs. Freeman Nye Corbin
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her niece,
Miss Carrie Dodds,
Mr. Joseph Knowles Milliken,
on Wednesday afternoon, June the third,
at five o’clock,
Saint John’s Church,
Champlain, New York.
The November 11, 1892, edition of the Champlain Counselor had a short note about a musical at the Corbin’s house. [OR]
There was a musicale at Mrs. F. N. Corbin’s last evening.
A short note about Carrie Dodds was found in the August 11, 1899, edition of the Champlain Counselor. Carrie was related to Freeman’s wife. [OR]
Miss Carrie Dodds arrived Tuesday morning from Boston to visit her aunt, Mrs. F. N. Corbin. Miss Dodds was accompanied by three friends.
Freeman had a lot of health problems towards the end of his life. He suffered from rheumatism which confined him to his home. Several articles about Freeman’s health were in various editions of the Champlain Counselor. The April 14, 1893, edition had two notes. The first one stated: [OR]
Mr. F. N. Corbin’s condition remains about the same as for some time past.
In the next column on the same page was the following article: [OR]
Freeman N. Corbin, for many years conductor on the Delaware & Hudson trains between Troy and Rouses Point, and who for the last two years has been in charge of the company’s business at Rouses Point, has been compelled to abandon his position on account of physical disability. The Troy Times adds that Mr. Corbin has been a sufferer from rheumatism that last year developed into locomotor ataxia, and for several months he has been confined to his home. Mr. Corbin has a record of more than thirty years’ consecutive railroad service, most of the time as passenger conductor, and his efficiency and courtesy made for him a host of warm friends, who will regret his misfortune. ¾ Sentinel.
On January 5, 1895, Freeman Nye died. This was three years after it was noted he had rheumatism. His obituary was in the January 11, 1895, edition of the Champlain Counselor. Note that his obituaries say he died at either 52 or 54 years old. His gravestone states 55. [OR]
Last Saturday evening at half-past seven there departed this life at his home in this village, Freeman N. Corbin, aged 54 years. He was reared in Champlain entering the employ of the O. & L. C. R. R. when 20 years old working 5 years on that road. He next went on the run from Mooers to Plattsburg, then ran from Plattsburg to Ausable Forks, then from Port Henry to Addison Junction before the D. & H. was made a through line, afterward running the first train from Plattsburg to Montreal. About two years ago he was taken with locomotor ataxia and was compelled to give up work much against his will. He was a great sufferer but was patient and cheerful, his mind remaining clear to the last. He was a steady hard worker always looking after the interest of his employers conscientiously. His wife, Sarah Dodds, to whom he was married in 1864, and daughter Nellie survive him. His death makes the first break in a family of eight, four brothers and four sisters. The three living brothers are, Royal and George, both of Plattsburgh, and Josiah, of Champlain; the sisters are, Miss Cornelia and Miss Hannah, both of Champlain, Mrs. Stetson, of St. Albans, and Mrs. Bosworth, of Plattsburg. The funeral was held at the residence on Tuesday at 3 p.m., Rev. Wm. Fraser officiating, the interment being in Glenwood cemetery. The community feels in his death the loss of an honorable man and extends cordial sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sorrow.
The Plattsburgh Republican of January 12, 1895, listed the obituary notice of Freeman Nye Corbin.
At Champlain, Saturday evening, January 5, 1895, FREEMAN N. CORBIN, aged 52 years.
Mr. Corbin was one of the veteran railroad conductors of Northern New York on the O. & L. C. and “D. & H.” railroads, resigning this position on the “D.& H.” some years ago on account of ill health, since which time he was been a constant sufferer from the ills which finally proved fatal. In this avocation he made hosts of friends outside of the narrower circle of his town and county, by his uprightness of character and uniform kindness and courtesy, and the news of his death will be heard with pain by all who know him.
Freeman and Sarah’s gravestones are in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot.
Freeman N. Corbin
Jan. 5, 1895.
Sarah J. Dodds
Freeman N. Corbin
Aug. 4, 1920,
AE. 76 Ys.
Freeman and Sarah had at least one child:
Helen (Nellie) S. Corbin
7. Helen S. (Corbin) Doolittle
Helen Corbin Doolittle was the daughter of Freeman Nye Corbin. She married Walter H. Doolittle. A number of pictures of her are in the CCHA museum. It is not known who her children were but it is suspected, based on the cemetery transcription records, that she had Corbin M. Doolittle (1898-1928) and her grandson was also Corbin Doolittle who was killed in WWII.
8. Corbin M. Doolittle
Helen may have had a child named Corbin M. Doolittle who was born around 1898 and died on August 20, 1928. He was 30 years of age and was the son of Walter H. Doolittle. Corbin may have also had a son named Corbin. He is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the separate Doolittle plot.
Corbin M. Doolittle
Died Aug. 20, 1928.
Aged 30 yrs.
9. Corbin Doolittle
Corbin Doolittle enlisted in the Air Force during World War II and was probably killed on a mission. The North Countryman newspaper had an article about him sometime after January 1945. Corbin was a gunner on a B-11 flying fortress that was shot down near Toullon, Italy, a year earlier on February 4, 1944. His mother received an award on his behalf.
Sgt. C. Doolittle “Presumably Lost”
Tech. Sgt. Corbin Doolittle, who was reported as missing since action with the 15th Air Force Feb 4, 1944, is now listed as “presumably lost as the War Department has had no further information.” Notification to this effect was received this week by his mother, Mrs. Douglas Townsend, of 315 Furman St., Schenectady. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Doolittle, of Champlain.
Mrs. Townsend had received word from others on that mission that five parachutes were seen to drop from the plane on which Sgt. Doolittle was an aerial engineer, so the family still maintains hope that the sergeant may have come down safely. The communication also said the plane seemed to be under control at the time.
Previous information had advised Mrs. Townsend that the B‑11 Flying Fortress carrying the 10-man crew of which her son was a member, was “caught by enemy fire . . . . 50 miles southeast of Toullon on the Mediterranean Sea while on a mission.”
Sgt. Doolittle was winner of the Air Medal “for meritorious achievement in aerial flight[”] from Dec. 6, 1943, until Jan. 9, 1944, while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy. The presentation was made at ceremonies at the Rome Air Base Jan. 26. 1945, when Mrs. Townsend received the award in her son's behalf.
Sgt. Doolittle enlisted at 18, in September, 1942, while still a pupil at Mont Pleasant High School. He trained in Texas, was graduated from a gunner school in Kingston, Ariz., and went overseas in Sept. 1943, landing in North Africa, before going to Italy.
6. Eliza Caroline (Corbin) Bosworth
Eliza Caroline Corbin married Harvey Bosworth and lived in Plattsburgh. She had three children. She died sometime after her brother Royal died in 1913.
John Corbin Bosworth
William George Bosworth
Harry Ransow[?] (1869-1873)
7. John Corbin Bosworth
John Corbin Bosworth was the son of Eliza and Harvey Bosworth.
7. William George Bosworth
William George Bosworth was the son of Eliza and Harvey Bosworth.
7. Harry Ransow[?] Bosworth
Harry was born on October 4, 1869, and died February 26, 1873. He is buried in the Bosworth plot in Glenwood Cemetery.
Harvey & Eliza C.
died Feb. 26, 1873.
AE. 3 ys. 4 ms. & 22 ds.
God bless our little one
Who can never go astray
6. Josiah Tallmadge Corbin
Josiah Tallmadge Corbin was born in 1846 and died in 1932. He was not married like his sisters Hannah and Cornelia. They all lived together in Champlain as this May 6, 1887, Champlain Counselor articles states: [OR]
Josiah Corbin and his sisters, Misses Hannah and Cornelia, removed back to their farm on Monday.
Another newspaper article in the June 10, 1887, Champlain Counselor stated that he bought his house from his brother George.
Josiah Corbin has bought the place occupied by himself and sisters during the winter, near the Episcopal church, from his brother George.
A short note about a social was found in the February 5, 1892, edition of the Champlain Counselor. [OR]
The Presbyterian social, at Josiah Corbin’s last evening, was an exceedingly pleasant occasion. There was a good attendance from the village.
Josiah is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot. His name is on his parent’s stone.
Josiah T. Corbin
His headstone shows:
J. T. C
6. Cornelia Schuyler Corbin
Cornelia Schuyler Corbin was not married. She is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot. She has a headstone but her name is not on her parent’s stone. Cornelia lived with her brother Josiah and sister Hannah in Champlain.
C. S. C.
6. Hannah Stetson Corbin
Hannah Stetson Corbin was born in 1851 and died in 1934. She lived in Champlain with her brother Josiah and sister Cornelia and was not married.
Hannah is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot. She has two stones. Her name is on the large Josiah Corbin stone.
Hannah S. Corbin
Her headstone shows:
6. John Alpha Corbin
John Alpha Corbin was probably born in 1853 and died at the age of nine on July 15, 1862.  John is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot. His name is on his parent’s stone.
Died July 15, 1862
AE. 9 Y’rs.
John also has his own headstone:
6. Charles Hosmer Corbin
Charles Hosmer Corbin was born in 1856 and died at the age of eight months on June 25, 1857. Note that this is the same date as the death of his brother John. If these dates are correct, they might have died due to an accident or fire.
Charles is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in the Corbin plot. His name is on his parent’s stone.
Died June 25, 1857,
AE. 8 Mo’s.
He also has his own headstone:
Hosmer Corbin had five children:
Joseph Elias Corbin
Louise Hamilton Corbin – married Charles Chapin
Amelia Saillor Corbin – married Finley McHaughton
William Tallmadge Corbin – married Mary Starnes
Florence Corbin – married Miles Latham
6. Joseph Elias Corbin
Joseph was the son of Hosmer.
6. Louise Hamilton (Corbin) Chapin
Louise married Charles Chapin.
6. Amelia Saillor (Corbin) McHaughton
Amelia married Finley McHaughton.
6. William Tallmadge Corbin
William married Mary Starnes.
6. Florence (Corbin) Latham
Florence married Miles Latham.
The Mattocks and Moore families were united with the marriage of Noadiah Moore and Caroline Mattocks. Noadiah Moore was born on February 14, 1788, and was the first born of Pliny and Martha. He married Caroline Maria [or Matilda] Mattocks, daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Smith) Mattocks, on January 30, 1814 [or January 31, 1813?], in Middlebury, Vermont. Noadiah was 25 and Caroline was 23 years old when they married. Caroline was born on October 25, 1790, in Middlebury, Vermont, and died in Champlain on April 13, 1878, at the age of 87. Noadiah died on February 9, 1859, at the age of 71 and is also buried in Champlain.
The following was written about James Mattocks:
James Mattocks, of Tetness, County Devonshire, England, joined the colony of Massachusetts Bay prior to 1635. He united with the church in 1639, and in March following was made a freeman. His dau. Alice, prior to 1635, married Nathaniel Bishop, and was after his death married to John Lewis (Lewes). His dau. Mary, was married to Samuel Browne (by Gov. Endicott), in July 1661. James died at Boston, in 1667, & his last will & testament appears recorded in Book 1, page 541, of the Suffolk County Registry, appointing his wife Mary executrix.
James Mattocks children were:
*Samuel Mattocks – married Constance Fairbanks
Mary Mattocks – married Samuel Browne
Alice Mattocks – married Nathaniel Bishop and John Lewis
The following was written about Samuel Mattocks:
Samuel Mattocks, born in Boston, Mass. married Constance, dau. of Richard Fairbanks, Mar. 30, 1653. His name appears signed in 1675 to a petition addressed to the General Court of Massachusetts, for the removal of the Narraganset Indians from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Samuel and Constance Mattocks had the following children:
*Samuel Mattocks (Oct. 15, 1659 - ) - married Anne March Dadey
Samuel Mattocks was born on October 15, 1659, and married Anne March Dadey, on February 12, 1688. His child was:
*James Mattocks (1703 - May 8, 1766)
James Mattocks was born in 1703 and died on May 8, 1766, at Middletown, Connecticut. He was buried in the first burial ground in that town. His children were:
*Samuel Mattocks (1739 - Jan. 18, 1804) – married Sarah Burdell
The following was written about Samuel Mattocks:
Samuel Mattocks, born 1739 and is supposed to have lived in Westford, Conn. prior to his removal to Hartford County. He married Sarah Burdell, March 14, 1763, and in 1778 resigned a captain’s commission in the army, and emigrated with his family to Vermont, settled in Tinmouth, Rutland, Co. from which town he was elected in 1781 to the Vermont Legislature, which convened at Charlestown, N. H. in October of that year, and he was reelected for three succeeding terms. In 1785 he was chosen member of the Ninth Council, which position he resigned to accept the office of State Treasurer, to which he was elected in 1786 and which he filled continuously by annual election until 1800. From 1783 to 1789, and again in 1794 he was assistant Judge of Rutland County Court and Chief Judge in 1788-9. He resigned the office of Treasurer July 28, 1800, on account of ill health, and died Jan. 18, 1804.
A second source of information states that Samuel Mattocks was a Captain in the 8th Regiment Connecticut Line, January 1, 1777. He resigned on April 28, 1779. The note says that the Regiment appears to have been at the Battle of Germantown on October 7, 1777. He was at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-8 and at the Battle of Monmou[?] on June 28, 1778.
Samuel Mattocks died in 1804 at the age of 65.
Samuel and Sarah Mattock’s children were:
*Samuel Mattocks (Dec. 17, 1764 - ) – married Lucy Sage Smith
Rebecca Mattocks (Dec 22, 1768 – ) – married Hon. Samuel Miller, buried in Middlebury, VT.,
March 4, 1777, Governor, died August 14, 1847
Sarah Mattocks – died in infancy
John Mattocks – born in Hartford, CT.
Mary Mattocks – died in infancy
Samuel Mattocks was born on December 17, 1764, in Hartford, Connecticut, and moved to Tinmouth, Vermont, with his father in 1778. He married Lucy Sage Smith, who was the daughter of Cephas Smith, of Rutland, Vermont, on January 29, 1792. He was Sheriff of Addison County in 1813 and lived in Middlebury, Vermont. He died in 1823 at the age of 58.
Samuel and Lucy’s eldest daughter, Caroline Mattocks, was born on October 25, 1792, in Middlebury, Vermont, and died in Champlain on April 13, 1878, at the age of 87. She married Noadiah Moore on January 30, 1814 [Lucretia Moore Hubbell states this] [or January 31, 1813?], in Middlebury, Vermont, and was married by Reverend Mr. Merrill. Noadiah was 25 and Caroline was 23 years old when they married. Noadiah died on February 9, 1859, at the age of 71 and is also buried in Champlain. Noadiah was a farmer, lumberman and manufacturer.
Samuel Mattocks was mentioned many times in Amasa Corbin Moore’s letters written from Middlebury College. Samuel often helped Amasa out financially when he was short of money. Samuel also visited the Moore family in Champlain. One occasion was on February 25, 1819, where Pliny Moore wrote in his diary for that day: “Mr. S. Mattocks arrived with Lucy & Amelia S.”
Samuel and Lucy Mattock’s children were:
*Caroline Mattocks (Oct. 25, 1792 - April 13, 1878) – married Noadiah Moore of Champlain
Lucy Mattocks (May 19, 1798 - ) – married John A. Rhodes of Highgate, VT.
Samuel B. Mattocks (Dec. 14, 1802 - Feb. 28, 1887) – m. Harriet Choate, Dec. 7, 1827,
attended Middlebury College with Amasa Corbin Moore.
Henry Mattocks (Dec. 12, 1805 - ) – married Martha Porter of Danville, VT, 183[?]
Sarah Mattocks – died in infancy? [see Samuel Mattocks children above]
Mary Mattocks - died in infancy? [see Samuel Mattocks children above]
7. Caroline (Mattocks) Moore
Caroline Mattocks was born on October 25, 1792, and died on April 13, 1878. She married Noadiah Moore of Champlain. See the Noadiah Moore chapter.
Note that there was a controversy surrounding the middle name of Caroline Mattocks. A letter that Hugh had written to someone mentioned the different pieces of information that were known about her middle name.
The Andrew Moore genealogy book gave the name of Caroline M. Mattocks but another book gave the name of Caroline Lucy Mattocks. Hugh’s papers showed the name of Caroline Maria Mattocks. He believed the correct name was Caroline Matilda Mattocks. The Middlebury College Alumni Catalog states her name as Caroline Maria. Caroline Maria Mattocks is probably correct.
A second controversy concerns the date of Noadiah’s marriage to Caroline. Hugh stated that the date of January 31, 1813, is given on a sampler made by Noadiah’s daughter and Hugh’s grandmother [not sure if it is Lucy Matilda Moore or Laura Moore]. Hugh wrote that it was odd that Pliny Moore was in Champlain (Noadiah married in Middlebury) on January 31, 1813, but on January 31, 1814, he was in Middlebury, Vermont, while traveling to Albany, New York. The Middlebury College Alumni Catalog stated that they were married on January 31, 1814. The date of January 31, 1814, is probably correct.
Eliza Maria Moore (May 26, 1815 - Mar. 16, 1895) - married Rev. Ovid Miner
* Matilda Moore (Oct 3, 1817 - April 4, 1841) - married Bartlett Nye
William Henry Moore (1819-1830) - died young
Laura Maria Moore (March 17, 1825 - April 20, 1907) - also married Bartlett Nye after sister died
Pliny Noadiah Moore (Mar 19, 1827 - November 20, 1860) – died young
Samuel Mattocks Moore (July 9, 1831 - Oct. 6, 1902) - married Angelina Bigelow
Caroline Maria Moore (1833-1834) – died young
7. Lucy Mattocks
Lucy Mattocks was born on May 19, 1798. She married John A. Rhodes of Highgate, Vermont.
7. Samuel Buckley Mattocks
Samuel Buckley Mattocks was the son of Samuel Mattocks. He was born on December 14, 1802, and died on February 28, 1887, at the age of 84. He attended Middlebury College with Amasa Corbin Moore and graduated in 1821. He married Harriet Choate on December 6, 1827. The following is written in the Middlebury College Catalog:
Samuel Buckley Mattocks, son of Samuel and Lucy Sage (Smith) Mattocks. Born in Middlebury, Vt., Dec. 14, 1802. Prepared for College in the Addison County Grammar School. Studied law with William Mattocks and George B. Shaw, Danville, Vt. Admitted to the bar, 1826. Lawyer, Danville, 1826-1832. Register of Probate, 1826-1832 and 1835-1836. Cashier, 1833-1837 and 1848-1856. Clerk of the Court, 1837-1848. Judge of Probate, 1836-1838, 1839-1845, 1847-1848. Representative in Legislature, 1838-1841. Member, Constitutional Convention, 1843. State Senator, 1847-1849. Cashier, Lyndon, 1853-1887. Married Harriet Choate, Dec. 6, 1827. Children: Martha Amelia [Weeks]; John; Rosamond; John Henry; James Bell; Esther Newell [Mrs. S. P. Brown]; Caroline Cornelia [Mrs. D. U. Trull]; Samuel Smith. A.B. Died in Lyndon, Vt., Feb. 28, 1887.
Samuel and Harriet's children were:
Martha Amelia (Mattocks) Weeks
John Henry Mattocks
James Bell Mattocks
Esther Newell (Mattocks) Brown
Caroline Cornelia (Mattocks) Trull
Samuel Smith Mattocks
8. Martha Amelia (Mattocks) Weeks
Martha was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
8. John Mattocks
John was a child of Samuel and Harriet. He probably died young since there was another child named John Henry Mattocks.
8. Rosamond Mattocks
Rosamond was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
8. John Henry Mattocks
John was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
8. James Bell Mattocks
James was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
8. Esther Newell (Mattocks) Brown
Esther was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
8. Caroline Cornelia (Mattocks) Trull
Caroline was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
8. Samuel Smith Mattocks
Samuel was a child of Samuel and Harriet.
7. Henry Mattocks
Henry Mattocks was born on December 12, 1805. He married Martha Porter of Danville, Vermont.
7. Sarah and Mary Mattocks
Sarah and Mary Mattocks may have died in infancy.
 See Corbin Genealogy.
 Judge Moore's book gives the date of death as Feb. 11, 1802. In any case, if he was 74 on Feb. 14, 1803, he would have to have been born a year earlier than stated. Hugh McLellan believed that the 1803 date on the gravestone was incorrect since Pliny’s diary entry should not be wrong.
 If Captain John Corbin died at the age of 74 in 1802 (this date should be correct), then he would have to have been born in 1728 and not 1729 or 1730 which is found in the literature. Hugh also transcribed ‘74’ off the gravestone. It is doubtful that it is a transcription error.
 Hugh’s note. He found this in the Hemmenway-Vermont Historical Magazine, Vol. III, p. 165 under “Craftebury” for an unknown year of publication. Royal’s name was spelled “Corben”.
 History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York. J. W. Lewis, 1880, page 263.
 December 12, 1804, is on his gravestone. Another forgotten source stated December 11, 1803. The first date is probably correct.
 Another source had June 25, 1857, but this may not be correct. His gravestone is probably more believable.
Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Middlebury
College in Middlebury, Vermont and of Others Who Have
Received Degrees 1800-1915. Edgar J. Wiley,
College Publication, 1917.