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From: "Karen McKellar" <>
Subject: Re: [MDGARRET] Kight Family/Corbus Family
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:03:27 -0500
References: <9e.221b6253.2f63c05e@aol.com>


Thank you, thank you thank you for the will information. I never thought to
search under Halsbury.

It is looking more and more like Catharine was a daughter of Godfrey Corbus.
I thought for a while she might have been a Poling. In looking at the
survey map of the layout of Deakins' Survey Nicholas Holsbury (lot 3855)is
surrounded by the Polings (lots 3843, 3729-30, 3841 & 42, 3856, 3840 and
3859) and Godfrey Corbus (3850-3851) There is one of the Polings that did
not leave a will and not all of the children are identified. She would fit
nicely into this group, however a check of the tithables for Loudoun County
Virginia where they were living between 1781-1783 does not list Nicholas and
he would have been more than 16 years old at that time. I think this pretty
much eliminates that. Riuchard Poling who lived nearest to Nicholas and
Catharine was the son of Samuel and Madeline Poling who would have been the
candidate for Catharine's parents. But there is no reason why they should
not have shown up in the tithables list since all of the Polings do.

I have not been able to find out anything about Godfrey Corbus. I think he
was too old to be a Hessian and John Merz was unable to find a connection
there. He did this research while looking for information about George
Fazenbaker.

It would seem that he should show up in the Pennsylvania records somewhere.

I have additional information on the Corbus sons. Are you interested in it?

I still believe that Nicholas may have been a Hessian. The name would have
had to been changed significantly. I am looking for a tie between him and
George Fazenbaker. Same place same time. I have three candidates showing
up in the Hessian listings. We know that at least one of Godfrey's sons had
loyalist sympathies as well as one of the Polings.

The following is all circumstancial evidence for the Corbus connection but
it is getting stronger as I conintue on my path.

Catharine and Nicholas children have very similar naming patterns to those
of other known descendants of Godfrey. A sons, Richard, John, & Conrad.
Also a Samuel and James that doesn't seem to match as much. The daughters
follow in the same pattern, Elizabeth, Susannah, Sarah (Sally), Anna
(perhaps a second name), and Polly (perhaps Mary).

Nicholas and Catharine settled at George's Creek before 1787 as did Godfrey
and his wife. Conrad, their son gives his mother's place of birth as
Maryland and his father's as Switzerland (may not be correct).

Most of Godfrey's sons migrated to Ohio. One went to Canada during the
revolution and then returned to Michigan where he still has descendants.

Several of Elizabeth & George Fazenbaker's children migrated to Licking
County Ohio.

Two puzzling things are that none of Catharine & Nicholas children used the
name Charlotte for any of their daughters, unless it was a name not in vogue
at the time and they used the middle name or Charlotte was not the correct
name for Godfrey's wife. I'm not sure where that reference comes from.
Many of their son John's descendants carry Holsbury as a given name.

I am trying to eliminate all of the close neighbors as being candidates for
Catharine's parents before I hire a researcher in Maryland to check some
land records. I want to make sure I have everyone covered.

Moses Spicer intrigues me since he owned lot 3854 and sold it to Nicholas in
1795. He is not listed in the 1800 census but Catharine (assumed to be his
widow) was living nearby. He also owned lot 3783.

Have to run, my grandson is having an event at this pre-school. Grandma
has to do her thing.

Thanks again,

Karen




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Subject: Re: [MDGARRET] Kight Family/Corbus Family


> Karen,
> Here is what I have on the Godfrey Corbus line.
> 1
> Descendants of Godfrey Corbus
> 1 Godfrey Corbus 1744 -
> .. +Charlotte UNKNOWN 1748 -
> ........ 2 Elizabeth Corbus 1760 - 1823
> ............ +George Fazenbaker 1757 - 1809
> ................... 3 Jacob Fazenbaker 1788 - 1852
> ....................... +Elizabeth Reckner 1790 - 1880
> ................... 3 Sarah Fazenbaker 1789 - 1852
> ....................... +Henry Clouse - 1817
> ................... *2nd Husband of Sarah Fazenbaker:
> ....................... +John Barnes 1788 - 1858
> ................... 3 John Fazenbaker 1792 -
> ....................... +Mary (Polly) ATKINSON
> ................... 3 Elizabeth Fazenbaker 1793 - 1876
> ....................... +Joseph Warnick Jr. 1796 - 1867
> ................... 3 Godfrey Fazenbaker 1795 - 1884
> ....................... +Anna MYER 1802 - 1884
> ................... 3 George W. Fazenbaker 1800 - 1866
> ....................... +Sally Walls 1803 - 1898
> ................... 3 Conrad Fazenbaker 1802 - 1891
> ....................... +Dorcas Dennit 1806 - 1842
> ................... *2nd Wife of Conrad Fazenbaker:
> ....................... +Deliah Jenkins 1815 - 1889
> ................... 3 Catharine Fazenbaker 1803 - 1880
> ....................... +William Warnick 1798 - 1886
> ................... 3 Marcus Fazenbaker 1805 - 1886
> ....................... +Jane BROADWATER 1809 - 1895
> ........ 2 Catharine Corbus
> ............ +Nicholas Holsbury
> ........ 2 Susannah Corbus 1770 - 1840
> ............ +Christopher Columbus Miller 1767 - 1846
> ........ 2 Conrad Corbus 1772 -
>
> I cannot verify the info as it was collected from a variety of sources.
> You
> are the source for the info on Catharine. Take a look at the given names
> of the
> children of Elizabeth and George Fazenbaker. They seem to be named after
> the
> brothers, sisters and father of Elizabeth. This would help to substantiate
> your theory that Catharine was a Corbus. Todd
>
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