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Matthias Corwin

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Birthplace: Morris County, New Jersey,
Death: Died in Lebanon, Ohio
Place of Burial: Pioneer Cemetery Lebanon (Warren County) Warren County Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jesse William Corwin, Jr. and Keziah Case
Husband of Patience Corwin
Father of Gov. Thomas Corwin
Brother of JOSEPH Corwin; Jemima Thatcher and ICHABOD Corwin

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About Matthias Corwin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Corwin

Matthias Corwin (February 19, 1761 – September 4, 1829) was an American politician.

Born in Morris County, New Jersey, Corwin and his family moved to Ohio in 1798. Corwin served in the Ohio House of Representatives and served as speaker. His son was United States Representative Thomas Corwin. Corwin died in Lebanon, Ohio. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Birth: 1760 Death: 1829

Married twice: 1) Patience Hallock, 04/08/1782, in Fayette Co, PA 2) Elizabeth Fansler, 01/02/1820. She had children from an earlier marriage to John Corbly or Corbley.

The Corwin Genealogy lists nine children from the first wife: Elizabeth, Benjamin, Matthias, Mary, Hon. Thomas, Jesse, Rhoda, Phebe, Amelia.

And says there were no children from the second wife.

One of his children, Thomas, was later Governor of Ohio, legislator, and Ambassador to Mexico during the 1860 Mexican Revolutionary period.

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Parents:
 Jesse William Corwin (1736 - 1791)
 Keziah Case Corwin (1737 - 1816)

Spouses:
 Patience Hallock Corwin (1761 - 1818)*
 Elizabeth Fansler Corbly (1774 - 1855)*

Children:
 Elizabeth Corwin Van Pelt (1783 - 1814)*
 Benjamin H Corwin (1786 - 1829)*
 Thomas Corwin (1794 - 1865)*
 Jesse Corwin (1797 - 1867)*
 Phebe Corwin Dill (1802 - 1863)*

Siblings:
 Mathias Corwin (1760 - 1829)
 Jemima Corwin Thatcher (1764 - 1845)*
 Ichabod Corwin (1768 - 1834)*
 Joseph Corwin (1771 - 1835)*
 David Corwin (1776 - 1872)*
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Burial: Pioneer Cemetery Lebanon (Warren County) Warren County Ohio, USA


Maintained by: MollyBailey Originally Created by: Vance Nixon (inactive) Record added: Feb 04, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7146950

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7146950

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three years after Ichabod Corwin’s arrivial in March 1795, his brother Matthias followed him to Lebanon. Matthias brought his family, including four-year-old Thomas.

Tom was one of nine children of Matthias and Patience (Halleck) Corwin. Before young Tom was five years old, the family had lived in three forest homes, two in Kentucky and one in Ohio. In 1798 problems with land titles in Kentucky forced Matthias to bring his family north into the Ohio Territory. They settled about one half mile northeast of the center of what is now Lebanon, and about one half mile east of Ichabod’s cabin.

Matthias Corwin was an honest and fair man. He held several local and state positions, serving as one of Warren County’s first county commissioners and a justice of the peace. In 1804 he was elected to the first of 11 terms in the Ohio legislature and spent two of them as Speaker of the House.

But Matthias was a poor farmer, and believed he could only pay for one of his sons to be educated. He chose his oldest, also named Matthias. Tom worked on the family farm and taught himself by reading his brother’s books. Patrick Henry, Henry Clay, and Thomas Corwin are said to have been the three most eloquent early American statesmen not to have had the aid of an academy or college education.

In 1814 young Matthias Corwin was elected Clerk of Courts of Warren County and Tom left the farm to work in his brother’s office and later studied law under Lebanon lawyer Joshua Collett. In 1818 Tom succeeded his mentor as Warren County’s Prosecuting Attorney, a position he would hold for ten years. In 1821 he followed in his father’s footsteps when he was elected to the Ohio legislature.

Matthias Corwin died on September 4, 1829, of bilious fever at the age of 69. He is buried in the Baptist graveyard. http://www.historiclebanonohio.com/?q=matthias

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Matthias Corwin, US Congress's Timeline

1760
1760
Morris County, New Jersey,
1794
July 29, 1794
Age 34
Bourbon County, Kentucky
1829
1829
Age 69
Lebanon, Ohio
1829
Age 69
Pioneer Cemetery Lebanon (Warren County) Warren County Ohio, USA
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