|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1829|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1902|
St. Clair County
Corbin, James Fletcher
James Fletcher Corbin, one of the earliest settlers of St. Clair County, was born December 31, 1831. His father, David Corbin, a Virginian by birth, born in 1790, was married in 1813, to Miss Annie Erwin, originally of Kentucky.
Their family consisted of eleven children, of whom James was the youngest. In 1839 the senior Corbin moved with his family to St. Clair County, Missouri, they being among the pioneers here.
In the fall following his arrival (1839), he erected his first dwelling of round logs, it being just fourteen feet square, and in this house of one room, fifteen persons ate and slept for seven months. The next spring an addition was placed upon it, which when completed, measured 20x18 feet. During this time the meat used by them was procured with the rifle.
Mr. Corbin and his sons built the first frame house erected in Osceola. This structure was constructed of whipsawed lumber, sawed by them, and after being finished it was occupied by a Frenchman as a tailor shop.
This was located near the present site of the Upper Osceola Mill. James F. Corbin resided with his father until 1853, when he was married to Miss Nancy O. Beckley of this county, and a daughter of John W. Beckley.
From this there were eleven children: Anna L., David F., Susan M., John H., James W. Nancy B., Carolina B., Joseph P., William T., Leona M., and Mary J.
Mr. Corbin through his own industry and good management has accumulated a good competency, now owning a farm of 200 acres.
The above information was provided by the History of St. Clair Co., Missouri, 1883
Nancy Adams Beckley Corbin (1837 - 1928)*
Annie Lefavor Corbin Garrison (1854 - 1930)*
David Fletcher Corbin (1855 - 1937)*
Nancy Beckley Corbin Wisner (1864 - 1887)*
Joseph Preston Corbin (1871 - 1916)*
William Thomas Corbin (1873 - 1921)*
Leona Marvin Corbin Pennington (1876 - 1921)*
Mary Jane Corbin Wheeler (1879 - 1911)*
St. Clair County
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Originally Created by: Richard Parker
Record added: Feb 12, 2009
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