Godfrey Corbus (1744 - c.1829)

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Birthplace: Lonaconing, Allegany, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Allegany, Maryland, United States
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About Godfrey Corbus

In 1777 Godfrey Corbus was given land called #29 Georges Creek in Allegany County Maryland. (see Maryland Geneology) All revolutionary soldiers who were officers of this certain General and wanted to reside there were deeded 50 acres. publice records to support this Allegheny County.

Godfrey Corbus b. about 1740, appears on the 1800 George's Creek, Allegany County, Maryland census. Owned lots 3850 and 3851 at George's Creek. Was living in 1798 when he sold land to Elizabeth Pitser (Pitzer).

His wife was Charlotte but she may not be the mother of his children.

His children were:

  1. Catharine b. 1759 (probable) married Nicholas Holsbery. Died at Licking County, Ohio
  2. Elizabeth B. 1761 (probable) married George Fazenbaker
  3. Richard b. 1767, living in Champaign County, Ohio in 1807 died after 1825
  4. Susannah b. 1767 Lonaconing, married Christopher Miller
  5. Conrad b. 1772 married Fanny Potter, bur. Corbus Cemetery
  6. John Corbus b. 1774-1780, Married Elizabeth Trollinger. Died at Muskingham County, Ohio
  7. Godfrey b. ca 1775, living in Allegany Co. Md 1810
  8. Andrew Godfrey , Married Lydia Mary Taylor, died 1815 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

notes

  • in the History of Cumberland (Maryland) by Will H. Lowdermilk, page 263ff. He writes: "By an act of the Legislature, in 1777, it had been ordered that a bounty of fifty acres of land should be given to each able bodied recruit ------and a bounty of one hundred acres of land should be given to each recruiting officer who should enlist twenty able-bodied recruits. An additional act was passed in 1781 directing that these lands should be chosen from the territory of the state lying westward of Ft. Cumberland," etc. Some of these lands were already occupied and improved by settlers. "These settlers were authorized by an act of 1788, to purchase their lots" etc. there followed a list of 285 names, one of which was Godfrey Corbus. In re-reading the passage from Lowdermilk, it is not clear to me, whether the list is of the settlers before the bounty land was issued, or after all were settled, including the bounty land. There is no record in the National Archives of Godfrey having been in the Continental Army. He may have been in a state militia. I have seen no proof. I have been working on the Corbus family for over twenty years. and have been in contact with two or three others who have done extensive work on their own families -- descendants of sons of Godfrey, Sr. -- Andrew (mine), Godfrey who "went to Detroit", and John Samuel, son of John. John and Andrew both crossed into western Ohio. John Samuel went on to Beaver Falls, PA after his father died.

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Godfrey Corbus's Timeline

1744
1744
Lonaconing, Allegany, Maryland, United States
1748
1748
Age 4
Lonaconing,Allegany,Maryland,USA
1770
1770
Age 26
Lonaconing, Allegany, Maryland, USA
1829
1829
Age 85
Allegany, Maryland, United States
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