Biography of Martin Corbett
Round Valley Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Martin Corbett. Whose portrait appears in this work, is a native of Ireland, born March 11, 1815, where he received his early education, and followed farming until 1840; when, in company with a sister, he immigrated to America, and located in Saratoga county, New York. Here he resumed his former occupation, that of a farmer, which he followed for two years, when we next find him in New Orleans, where he was employed on a steamer for a term of two years; thence to St. Louis, Missouri, and was employed as a clerk in a grocery store for nearly a year; then as night watchman for two years, after which he engaged in the hotel business for a term of two years near the city of St. Louis. In 1850 he immigrated to California, crossing the plains with ox teams, and arrived at Hangtown (now Placerville), about August 10th. He engaged in mining at different points for about three years, and then engaged in farming in the Sacramento valley until 1857, when he became a resident of this county, arriving in Round valley July, 1857, and engaged in farming and stock raising, which he continued until the spring of 1880, when he sold out, and is now on the retired list, but intends to make Round valley, where he has resided so long, his home for the balance of his life. Married in 1848, Miss K Happhy, who died in 1849.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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