Matthias Corwin, Ohio Legislator

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Matthias Corwin

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Morris County, Province of New Jersey
Death: September 4, 1829 (68)
Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jesse William Corwin and Keziah Corwin
Husband of Patience Corwin and Elizabeth Corwin
Father of Benjamin H. Corwin; Matthias Corwin; Thomas Corwin, 15th Gov. of Ohio; Elizabeth van Pelt; Jesse Corwin and 1 other
Brother of Jemima Thatcher; Ichabod Case Corwin and Joseph Corwin

Occupation: Ohio legislator, politician
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About Matthias Corwin, Ohio Legislator

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.

Courtesy Find A Grave Member Silverfox

Family links:

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

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

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

 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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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Matthias Corwin, Ohio Legislator's Timeline

February 19, 1761
Morris County, Province of New Jersey
January 27, 1783
Age 21
Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
Age 24
Age 27
July 29, 1794
Age 33
Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
June 30, 1797
Age 36
Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
August 9, 1802
Age 41
Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio, United States
September 4, 1829
Age 68
Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, United States