Gilbert Corwin

7 May 1809–29 September 1891 (Age 82)
Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Gilbert

When Gilbert Corwin was born on 7 May 1809, in Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, Mathias Corwin, was 36 and his mother, Julia A. E. (Corwin)Palmer, was 27. He married Sarah C. Corwin in 1832. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 29 September 1891, in Riverhead, Riverhead, Suffolk, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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Gilbert Corwin
Sarah C. Corwin
Marriage: 1832
Milla Frances Corwin
Charry Augusta Corwin
Sarietta Corwin
Maria Corwin
George Chauncey Corwin
Daniel Corwin
Susan Corwin
Sophia Adell Corwin
Joshua Corwin

Spouse and Children




    Charry Augusta Corwin



    Maria Corwin


    George Chauncey Corwin


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cordon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gilbert Coran, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gilbert Corwin, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Gilbert Corwin, "United States Census, 1870"

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