Biography of George W. Corbin
Hancock County, OH Biographies

GEORGE W. CORBIN, fanner, P. 0. Vanlue, born in July, 1846, in Fairfield County, Ohio, is a son of Israel and Catharine (Rea) Corbin, natives of Pennsylvania. Israel Corbin came of one of the pioneer families of Fairfield County,Ohio, and he himself is one of the early settlers of Hancock County, Ohio. He came to this county in 1852, and purchased of Smith Carver 123 acres of land in Section 5, with slight improvements already made. The purchase price was $9 per acre, and the terms of sale were $25 cash and the balance to be paid in annual payments of $100 each, without interest. Other lands around him were soon after entered, and four years later he sold his land for over $2,000, and removed to Value, Ohio, where he engaged in the grocery business and in butchering. He remained in Vanlue a few years, then purchased a farm and removed to the country. Israel Corbin married three times. Of his family of nine children three are now living (these are by his first wife). Their names are Peter F., Naomi V., now Mrs. Andrew Salesman. and George W. The subject of this sketch married, October 24, 1872, Harriet, daughter of William Brown, and to this union have been born three sons and one daughter: Merle C., Orland E., Gertrude E. and Edwin G. Mr. Corbin has a fine farm of 128 acres of excellent land, which he purchased from Jesse Ford in 1870, and on which, in 1878, he built a fine frame house, and in 1880 a good barn. He has also laid many hundreds of rods of tiling on his place. In polities Mr. Corbin is a Democrat.

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Chicago, Illinois 1886

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