Transcribed from The Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties Iowa
Originally published 1886, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, IL
S. Rush CORBETT, farmer and stock-raiser, section 29, Benton Township, was born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, August 24, 1834, a son of William Corbett, a native of the same county. He was reared on a farm, and has always followed agricultural pursuits for a livelihood. He came to Iowa in December, 1867, and located in Wayne County, on the farm where he has since lived. He owns 210 acres of valuable land, all under cultivation and his residence and farm buildings are commodious and convenient, making his home one of the pleasantest in the township. Mr. Corbett was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting in the defense of the Union in Company G, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry, and is now a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was married February, 1858, to Eva M. Clugh, a native of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, daughter of William Clugh. They have a family of four children -- William C., Ida, Frank and Jesse E. William is a resident of Oregon. Ida is the wife of George F Knerr, of Allerton, and has one child -- Violet. Mr. and Mrs. Corbett are members of the Presbyterian church at Corydon. In politics he is a Democrat. He takes an active interest in all public affairs of his township, but never seeks official honors, preferring the quiet of home life, and leaving that work to those who desire it.
Eva M Clugh Corbett (1836 - 1910)*
Ida Corbett Knerr (1862 - 1943)*
Frank Corbett (1864 - 1923)*
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Mr. Corbett was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting in the defense of the Union in Company G, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry|
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