John Corbett

Brief Life History of John

When John Corbett was born in 1804, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Jehovah Corbett, was 25 and his mother, Priscilla Wilson, was 20. He married Elizabeth Richards about 1827. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pike, Alabama, United States in 1830 and Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1840. He died before 26 July 1869, in Upshur, Texas, United States.

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John Corbett
Elizabeth Richards
Marriage: about 1827
William Clayton Corbitt
James Corbitt

Sources (2)

  • John Corbit, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Corbet, "United States Census, 1830"

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World Events (8)

1804 · Walton War

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

1819 · Alabama Becomes a State

Alabama became the twenty-second state admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands, of Norman origin): nickname from Old French corbet ‘raven’, probably denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

History: This is the name of a family descended from Hugh Corbet, a Norman baron who settled in Shropshire following the Norman Conquest. One of his descendants, Sir Richard Corbet, was granted land near Shrewsbury in 1223; since the 13th century, this place has been known as Moreton Corbet. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by at least one group of bearers of the name.

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

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