Francis M. Corby

24 October 1830–30 October 1864 (Age 34)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Francis M.

Francis M. Corby was born on 24 October 1830, in Virginia, United States. He married Sarah E. Patterson on 18 November 1858, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Marshall Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 30 October 1864, at the age of 34.

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Francis M. Corby
Sarah E. Patterson
Marriage: 18 November 1858
Hattie B. Corby
Ellie J Corby

Spouse and Children

18 November 1858
Highland, Ohio, United States


    Hattie B. Corby




    Ellie J Corby


World Events (6)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 14

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England. Those in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire are named with the Old Norse personal name Kori ( see Cory ) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, whereas the one in Cumbria has as its first element the Old Irish personal name Corc.2 French: from a diminutive of corb ‘crow’.3 Irish: variant of Corboy .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Francis Corby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis M. Corby, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"

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