Francis Corbin

Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Corbin was born about 1728, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Corbin Jr, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Jennings, was 35. He had at least 1 son with Ann Banks- Scott. He died before 1 June 1782, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States.

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Francis Corbin
Ann Banks- Scott
Joseph Corbin

Sources (3)

  • Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

French and English: nickname meaning ‘little crow, raven’, possibly applied to a black haired man, from Old French, Middle English corbin, a diminutive of corb ‘raven’ (Anglo-Norman French corbin, corfbin ‘crow, raven’).

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places in Calvados and Orne, France, named Corbon.

Irish: variant of Corban .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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