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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Genealogy A Sepia Saturday Twist -11 January 2014

A stumbling block or a stepping stone, defines our genealogy journey.

Genealogy can also be, "What I'm doing, when I don't know what I'm doing.  Pretty much, sometimes."

I'm not one for making resolutions for the new year, but as each new year arrives, I'll search for ways to better myself and things in my life.  Like blogging for one.  We all realize blogging takes as much work as a partnership, or friendships as well.  While we might not stand largely by ourselves, we generally do pretty well following blogs such as Sepia Saturday, or other blogs. Even that gets a bit stagnant at times. 

So, here's to shaking things up.

This week anyway, I'm joining two Genealogy type-blog-wonders into this one post.


For this week, I'm trying something new, by joining forces with "No Story Too Small" with this week's Sepia Saturday.  Lately, I've enjoyed reading other postings there, some of which are from our own Sepia Saturday friends.  Alan's theme this week immediately brought this idea home when I stumbled across a letter from my second cousin as it tumbled out of a book.

So I'm linking with both,

No Story Too Small, a blog that investigates genealogy just like our beloved Sepia Saturday. They mesh well together, in the land of ancestors at play.

Especially for this week's theme at Sepia Saturday.  No Story Too Small invites bloggers to post in 52 Ancestors a Week.  Both Sepia and No Story Too Small, challenge us to pull together information devoted to a specific ancestor, and/or place and time.  As Alan does so eloquently, with themes dating back to yesterday, long ago.  Our photographs may be sepia, or not, and often include biographies, or other things that relate to days gone by.

An adventure through 52 Ancestors a Week, will be a welcomed gift at the close of this year.  Something that I can share with my living relatives.

Welcome to my first ancestor for this series.

I begin today with, a short description of Joshua H. Corbin, a Pioneer of Oriel District.  He is buried at East Oxford, in Oriel Pioneer Cemetery. 


He is listed here, with his wife, Sarah, and a few other relatives as well.

A bit of Corbin family back story.

Our line of the Corbin Family goes back to the Vikings who settled in Normandy, France in the 800's and then invaded England with William the Conqueror in 1066.  Our Corbin ancestors then went to Scotland and eventually to Ireland from where they emigrated to America around the time of the Revolutionary War.

Joshua Hughson Corbin- born 1792 at Duchess Co. New York.

A Document from 1812 - Lists Joshua Hughson Corbin as one of several families in regards to their purchases of land within 15,000 acres at fifty cents an acre from Peter Lossing and his brother-in-law Peter DeLong of Dutchess County, New York.

Joshua married, Sarah Susannah, born 11 October 1793, Dutchess Co. Ontario, Canada and she died, 19 May 1869 at E. Oxford Township, Oxford Co. Ontario, Canada.

They had seven children together.

In the 1861 Canada Census, Ontario, Oxford Co. North Norwich, at age 72 they list Joshua H. Corbin with religion listed as Church of England, and his wife Sarah age 71 listed as a Wesleyan Methodist.

He died 14 July 1868 and was buried on the 17 July 1868 in Oriel Pioneer Cemetery, Oriel, Oxford Co. Ontario, Canada.
His wife Sarah is also buried there.  She died 19 May 1869.


Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

It seems the Corbin's have been around for a long time. Amazing that you can trace the name back to William the Conqueror and even further. Do you know how the name Corbin was obtained? I am always interested where the names come from. My husband's ancestor was a mercenary, when he returned he was ennobled and given land and a coat of arms. Mine owned the land in an area called Aeugscht. We traced them to the 13. century.

Jenny Woolf said...

Most of my ancestors seem to have lived abroad, I don't know where to even start! :)

ScotSue said...

What an ancestry for so many further blog postings. I would love to hear how you got back so far to William the Conqueror and beyond.

21 Wits said...

ScotSue, Jenny and Titania, it was a series of wonderful starts and leads within the letter from my second cousin, Roberta which part of her letter is in the first photo. She produced names and web sites that with her husband's help as well they actually went on a road trip to many of these places that have the public records to view even! Her letter was a gift beyond compare, and one that I will get much use of. One of these record places is a short trip from Woodstock, a place I've never been but was planning on visiting someday, and now with even more reason!

Anonymous said...

This is truly interesting! I hit a brick wall with my ancestry. My family is so fragmented that there are many dead ends.

Postcardy said...

My sister was able to get genealogies for both sides of our family without us doing the work ourselves. On my mother's side it was her sister-in-law. On my father's side, it was a cousin we were totally unaware of.

Leovi said...

Very interesting, lovely texture and sepia tones! Nice photos!

Wendy said...

Wish I had some of that 50 cent land! HA -- I'm glad to see you doing the 52 Ancestor challenge. And yes, it certainly blends well with Sepia Saturday.

Joy said...

Marvelous that you can track your line so far back and see them move from country to country.

Peter said...

William the Conqueror lived some 40 generations ago. So there must be many people around able to trace their descent back to this king. But it is nice if you can say you are related to Elisabeth II.

Little Nell said...

And I thought my family had done well to go back to the 1800s! That first picture is very eyecatching and I like the way you’ve ‘aged’ it. It sounds as if you have found a marriage of true minds with another meme akin to SS. I look forward to future posts.

North County Film Club said...

What a great goal for the year. I'll be interested in your future posts about your ancestors.
Ladies of the Grove

Bob Scotney said...

A fascinating family history which I can't hope to emulate despite my family supposedly having derived from Sir Hugo de Scotini who came over with William the Conquerer.