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James Corbin

Also Known As: "Borgin"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Muddy River, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: August 11, 1736 (71)
Dudley, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Clement Corbin and Dorcas Corbin
Husband of Hannah Corbin
Father of Major Clement Corbin; Mary Marcy; James Corbin, Jr.; Dorcas Barnes; Philip Corbin and 7 others
Brother of Mary Gardner; Thomas Corbin; John Corbin; Jabez Corbin; Dorcas Corbin and 2 others

Occupation: Brick Layer first traders in the colony
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
Last Updated:

About James Corbin

One of the first 39 landowners of Woodstock, CT. Owned store with brother Jabez dealing in furs, turpentine, surplus produce which he took to Boston in his well-known "cart" to trade for ammunition, liquor, and "other necessities". "His cart was one of the institutions of Woodstock, its chief avenue of communication with the outside world." He was a prominent citizen, elected to town offices and held in high esteem.

In 1700 troubles arose with the Indians. James' cart was in danger of capture. When news came to town that the cart was approaching, 60 armed men went out to meet it and accompanied Janes safely back to Woodstock.

He purchased a large part of Ashford in 1705. He and brother Jabez were among the 16 men allowed to build pews around the walls of the new church erected in 1721.

'His name is JAMES CORBIN not James Borgin Corbin • His Grave stone reads "James Corbin"

The History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River ... has NO reference to the name Borgin. Other managers have no reference to this name. It should be removed and kept that way. Thank you.

Reference source:

Birth: 31 May 1665 in Brookline, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: 11 Feb 1735/1736 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts

Father: Clement Corbin b: 1626 in England

Mother: Dorcas Buckminster b: 1639 in Brookline, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Note his gravestone reads Born March 31, 1662

Marriage 1 Hannah Eastman b: 5 Nov 1679 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts


'His name is JAMES CORBIN not James Borgin Corbin • His Grave stone reads "James Corbin"

WGA 6th Great Grand Son

  1. Clement Corbin b: 17 Feb 1697/1698 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts

UID: 02367DE1753BD611BFD4444553540001F185

The inscription on his gravestone, which is now well-nigh illegible, reads: "in memory of Mr. James Corbin, who died August 11, 1736, aged 74 years."

If the age is right he was born in 1662 not 1665.

When he died he had 2,476 acres of land. A man of tremendous energy and great ability.

Walter G. Ashworth • James Clement Corbin is my 6th great grandfather.

Important fact:

His name was NOT "James Borgin Corbin" as posted on find a grave. In-fact the tombstone displayed reads James Corbin All family history has his name as James Corbin and James Clement Corbin. There is no source for the name Borgin.

WGA 6th GGS.

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James Corbin's Timeline

March 31, 1665
Muddy River, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 31, 1665
Boston, Massachusetts
February 17, 1698
Age 32
Woodstock, CT, USA
February 5, 1700
Age 34
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
February 24, 1702
Age 36
Woodstock, CT, USA
March 3, 1704
Age 38
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
March 24, 1706
Age 40
January 4, 1708
Age 42
Woodstock, CT, USA
August 5, 1710
Age 45
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, United States