James Corbin, Jesse Bright Corbin, sisters Elizabeth Mary Ann (Corbin) Lockard, Lucinda Emily (Corbin) Reynolds

In 1860 Fayette County, Iowa, Luther Corbin is 38, Elizabeth 36.  They have Daniel 18, Mary 16, Levi 15, Henry 13, Victor 11, Nancy 9, John 6, and Lucinda 2.

James A. Corbin cash-claimed a quarter in 12, 7N 54W in 1890, and timber-claimed another there in 1899.


March 1915 "Bernard N. Lair, 22, and Verdie Corbin, 18, both of Burdette, Colo., were married by Rev. Neal Johnson, March 10, 1915."

In 1900 Fayette County, Iowa, Jess B. Corbin, born June 1866 in Iowa is married six years to Minnie Dec 1876 Minnesota.  John Nov 1886, Clarence Feb 1888, Persus August 1889, Arvilla Sep 1895, Raymond July 1897, Marie June 1899 were all born in Iowa.  His mother Elizabeth Sep 1822 Ohio, is with them.

Jesse Bright CORBIN was born on 17 Jun 1864 in Fayette County, Iowa. He died on 12 Feb 1949 in Sterling Colorado.  Jesse Corbin went to Colorado in the early 1900's. He opened a General Store in Kelly, Colorado. He also ran a threshing machine in Colorado.

James proved up  a quarter in 31, 6N 50W in 1917.

Persus D. Corbin proved up a quarter in 34, 6N 51W in 1916.

Lula Corbin married Willard M. Frost March 17, 1910, recorded in Logan County.

Lula Frost, formerly Lula Corbin, proved up 160 acres in 2 and 3, 7N 54W in 1915.

William Corbin proved up a quarter in 2, 10N 50W in 1919.

Walter Corbin proved up a quarter in 5, 5N 50W in 1919 (Washington County)

In 1930 Kelly precinct, Raymond and Berdelle, 32, born in Nebraska , have Gayle 8.  Brothers Clarence 42 and Dean 40 are living with them.

In 1930 Kelly precinct Jess B. 65 and Minnie 53 have Lavon 14 and Harold 12.

California birth records have Jean / Joan Marlene Hamilton born June 29, 1939 in Los Angeles, mother's maiden name Corbin.

In 1940 Sterling Jessie, 75, and Minnie Mae 63 have Clarence 52, no occupation,  LaVone 24, a waitress, and granddaughter Joan, 8, born in California.

Jesse B. Corbin -1864-1949 is buried in the Kelly cemetery.


Dean "Pearsus"  Corbin registered in Logan County, born August 28, 1889 in Wadena, Iowa, a farm laborer for Jess Corbin.


Raymond B. Corbin cash-claimed 80 acres in 10 and 11, 5N 52W in 1923. (Washington County)

Raymond B. 1897-1968 and Lois L. 1927-1968 are buried in the Kelly cemetery.


January 1961


SSDI has Lavon I. Corbin born Jun 5, 1915 dying April 19, 2001, last residence San Bernardino County.


California birth records have Donald Vernon Holden born July 18, 1942 in Los Angeles County, mother's maiden name Corbin.

In 1940 Los Angeles Harold E. Corbin 22, a salesman,  and Adeline 20, both born in Colorado and residing in Sterling in 1935, and living with J. Allen and Loretta N. Holden.


Harold Corbin, - March 14, 1918- February 16, 1980 is buried in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills 85861835 .


Joe Fennell proved up two quarters in 6, 6N 51W and 1, 6N 52W in 1916.

In 1930 Kelly precinct Joseph Fennell is 37, Arvilla 34, both born in Iowa.  They have Raymond 17 and Dorothy 9. (Next household is Vern Lockard)

In 1940 Logan County Joe and Arvilla are alone.

Arvilla -Sept 22, 1895- Apr 2, 1965 and Joe 1892-1968 are buried in the Kelly cemetery.  Joseph's obituary said he was born in Wadena Iowa.


Charles S. Gue and Hattie Inbody married June 30, 1897 in York, Nebraska, and are in York County in 1900 with Fay.

They may have divorced - Charles is single in 1910 Shelby County, Iowa, lodging with the Simon and Anastasia Bendon family, with their daughter Gertrude, 26, born in Iowa.  Charles is a mail carrier, 31, born in Iowa.

Rootsweb says Charles Gue married Gertrude Lucy Bendon February 12, 1911 in Fremont, Nebraska.

Possible: Chas. Runyan in 1910 Leroy precinct, married twelve years to Hattie 33, born in Nebraska, father Indiana, mother Pennsylvania.  They have Faye 11, Nebraska, Gerald 8, Garvin 6, South Dakota, and Fern 1, Colorado.


John M. Corbin proved up two quarters in 4 and 9, 5N 51W in 1915.

John Martin Corbin registered with a Le Roy address, born Nov 3, 1886 at Wadena, Iowa, with a wife anc child.

In 1920 John 33 and Fay 24 have Orville 7, Margaruite 3, and month-old Lowell.  Brother Dean, 30, is with them.

In 1930 Logan County John and Fay have Orville, Margarie, Lowell, and Keith, 7.

In 1940 Logan County John and Fay Bernice have Keith Clark Corbin, 17, and Dennis Dean Corbin, 6.

  May 30, 1954

Ancestry says Fay was born Nov 9, 1897, dying in Sarasota, Florida June 5, 1986.

1944 Council Bluffs, Iowa Charles Stephan Gue, 66, a machinist's helper on the Rock Island railroad, died at a local hospital Thursday morning of injuries suffered Saturday night when he was struck by an automobile about 20 feet west of the intersection of Twentieth street on Avenue B. It was the first traffic fatality in Council Bluffs this year and the fourth in Pottawattamie county. James Morisey, 25, driver of the car, was en route to Fort Omaha, where he is employed, when he struck Gue.  Morisey said he was driving at a speed of about 18 or 22 miles an hour. After striking him, Morisey said he stopped the car within 15 feet and then drove on about 40 feet to ask some people to assist him with the fallen man. They in turn asked that police and an ambulance be called and left Gue lying in the street. He was booked for investigation and released. Gue is survived by widow, Mrs. Gertrude Gue, 2008 Avenue C; three sons, M. Sgt. Vincent Alfred Gue of Great Falls, Mont., Pvt. Francis Emmett Gue of Camp Roberts, Calif., and Sgt. Charles M. Gue in the army air forces over seas; three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Winchell of Anchorage, Alaska; Mrs. Myron Rosman of Harlan, and Mary Gue at home. The body will lie in state at the Beem-Belford funeral home until the hour of the service which will be held Saturday at 9 a. m. at the Holy Family church. Requiem mass will be celebrated by the Rev. William Coughlan. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.

1961 Harlan, Iowa Mrs. Gertrude Gue and Mary and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gue of Council Bluffs visited Friday at the home of Mr and Mrs G. S. Bendon.

WILMINGTON ILLINOIS -Keith C. Corbin Sr., 88, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Kankakee, IL. He was born Aug. 16, 1922 in Sterling, CO, the son of John M. and Faye (Gue) Corbin.

Keith moved from Colorado to Chicago at a young age. He was a WWII Veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1942 to February 1946, attaining the rank of sergeant. On Nov. 29, 1952 he married Thelma L. Miller in Joliet. He was employed by Uniroyal Corp. for 35 years. Keith served as treasurer for the Braidwood Fire Protection District when it was first established in 1966 until 1985. He enjoyed living in the country on his farm with his cats and dog.

He is survived by his loving sons and daughters, Keith C. (Suzanne) Corbin, Ken (Jeannie) Corbin, Karen (Doug) Soberski and Tracy (Ray) Sinkular; one granddaughter, and four grandsons.

Preceding him in death were his beloved wife of 51 years, Thelma; his son, Kevin Corbin and his grandson, Christopher Corbin.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Braidwood..

R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. is in charge of arrangements.


Orville F. Corbin, 79, a Chicago insurance executive for 30 years, died April 27, 1992 in North Horizon Health Care Center, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Corbin was president and chief executive officer of the United American Insurance Center. In 1954, he was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress in the 2nd District. He was a World War II veteran of the Army and a member of the Medinah and Scottish Rite temples. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy;

four sons, Keith, Ronald, Stewart and Dayton; a daughter, Rhea Calabrese; his mother, Faye; three brothers; one sister; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in St. Petersburg.

(Orville married Dorothy Mae Guisinger September 22, 1931 in Fort Morgan)


The Ancestry tree says Marguerite Fern Corbin born Oct 23, 1916, died June 27, 1992 in Pinellas County, Florida.

Bernard Austin Dwigans married Marguerite Fern Corbin on Unknown. 
Marguerite Fern Corbin  was born 23 Oct 1916.  They had the following children:
  Collins Keith Dwigans was born Nov 1947.
  Tim Dwigans was born 11 Aug 1954.

 # 50551947

James K. Polk CORBIN was born on 13 Jan 1862 in Illyria Township, Fayette County Iowa. He died on 1 Sep 1941 in Sterling, Logan, CO. He was buried on 6 Sep 1941 in Burdett Cemetery. James Corbin went to Colorado and took up a homestead near Fleming, Colorado in the early 1900's. 

  Thanks to the Corbin family.
BURIED: Burdette Cemetery #  54764673

SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Obituary Death Certificate Personal Knowledge of grandson, Leon Corbin

*Full name is said to be James Knox Polk Corbin, named after Pres. Polk

James Polk Corbin was born 13 Jan 1862 in Illyria Township, (northeastern part of) Wadena, Fayette County, Iowa, and died 01 Sep 1941 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado. He married Cora E Jordan on Aft. 12 Oct 1933, daughter of Josiah Jordan and Mary 'Catherine' Shriner .

Notes for James Polk Corbin :
1910 United States Federal Census
Household Members: Name Age
James Corbin 48
Sarah E Corbin 46
Walter Corbin 19
Leo Corbin 14
Verde A Corbin 11
Cecil J Corbin 7
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Illyria, Fayette, Iowa; Roll: T624_402; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 760.
Interview with Ilo 'Lavon' Corbin and Joan Marlene Hamilton, her daughter
"Jim and Sadie went to Colorado, and took up a homestead, near Fleming, Logan County, Colorado in the early 1900's. James Corbin is the brother of Jesse Brite Corbin. He followed Jesse to Kelly, Colorado, where  Jesse's property was located."
Fact: Minnie and Cora Jordan married Corbin brothers. Jesse Brite Corbin and James Knox Polk Corbin..
Marriage: Aft. 12 Oct 1933
She didn't stay with him very long. She didn't like the way he treated her compared to her first husband Jap Lowers.

Sarah Ellen "Sadie" "Voshell married James Corbin in Wadena, Iowa March 14, 1885.  Jim and Sadie had six children: Elmina Elizabeth "Myrtle", Walter Francis, Elva Ann, Leo, Virda Almeda and Cecil James.


My grandmother Myrtle Almina Corbin married my grandfather Raymond George McFarlane in Iowa in 1908, they were divorced I believe in Colorado after 1912 and she married Chester Isaac Geysinger and they had one son Kenneth. She died in Colorado June 19, 1925 and her death certificate says she is buried at Burdette, Colorado. Would appreciate hearing from anyone familiar with Colorado (Logan county) cemeteries or any of my Corbin relatives. Thanks.  Mertsie

Myrtle McFarland and Roy McFarlane divorced in 1917 in Washington County.

Chester I. Guisinger registered with an address of Leroy, born April 12, 1886, wife Myrtle.

The 1920 census of Kelly precinct has Chester, 34, Arkansas,  Myrtle 30, Virdie 7, both Iowa, and Kenneth (daughter) 1, Colorado.

In the Burdett cemetery is a stone "Myrtle Guisinger - Dec 5, 1889-Jun 19, 1925 - but it's new and doesn't match census information.89104429

Kenneth Max Guisinger, born May 1919, died Dec 24, 2001, buried in Rose Hill, South Haven, Kansas.67059048


Elizabeth, per one tree, was born Feb 22, 1843 in Moline, Illinois, and married John Andrew Lockard Nov 26, 1860 in Fayette County, Iowa.

In 1880 Fayette County John 41 and Mary A. 36 have Sarah J. 18, Joseph D. 14, Minerva A. 11, Henry 9, and Eliz A. 6.

In 1920 Kelly precinct, Logan County, Joseph D. and Nina Lockard are 54, with Bessie 14.

John Andrew Lockard, per FindAGrave, died 1895, and "Mary Ann" married Lester Jennings.  Mary Ann's stone in the Kelly cemetery says Feb 22, 1843-November 9, 1925.

Joseph D. Lockard - 1865-1936 and Addie Caroline (Crawford) Lockard 1865-1961 are buried in Sterling,

August 1965 Sunnyside, Washington



Lucinda Emily Corbin , born March 27, 1859, married Charles Joshua Reynolds in Fayette County Iowa in 1874.

In 1880 Fayette County Charles J. 26 and Lucinda E. 22 have Mary J. 3 and Cora E. 1.

In 1900 Pocahontas County, Iowa, they have Mary Jane Dec 1876, Cora Dec 1878, Rosetta Dec 1880, Phoebe Dec 1882, Henry Jan 1885, Rubie May 1888, Delcina Feb 1890, Jennie Aug 1892, Jacob April 1895, and Alice Oct 1897, all kids born in Iowa.

In 1910 Pocahontas County, Charley and Lucinda have Mary 33, Delcina 30, Guy 14, and Alice 12.

In 1920 and 1930 Washington County, Colorado, Charles and Lucinda have only Mary J.

1921 Waitley items, Akron newspaper "Leonard Batterson and wife visited Mrs. Batterson's father and mother the Reynolds, of Kelly, on Sunday last."

In 1940 Washington County, Lucinda is 82, widowed, with Mary Jane 63, and Cora Estella Olsen 61.

Thanks to Frank Hetrick

 Mary Jane Reynolds, Lucinda Emily "Cindy" (Corbin) Reynolds, Thomas Brown, Cora Estella (Reynolds) Olson, Leonard Malachi "Gint" Batterson, Delcena Isabelle "Cena" (Reynolds) Brown.

     Mary Jane Reynolds       d: 11 Jun 1967 in in a nursing home, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington       b: 18 Dec 1876 in Wadena, Fayette County, Iowa

  Yakima Washington 1967

  Delcena Isabelle 'Senie' Reynolds       d: 16 Oct 1946       b: 17 Jan 1890 in Wadena, Audubon County, Iowa
..............................              +Thomas T. Brown       d: 14 Oct 1957       b: 05 Oct 1892

November 3, 1910 "Thomas Brown and Miss Delcena Reynolds, from near Varina, were married in Pocahontas, Tuesday, Rev. Marshall officiating."

...................................       5        Beatrice Opal Brown              b: 18 Oct 1911  Possibly the Beatrice Opal Reynolds who married Hershel L. Traner in 1929, and divorced at Traner in Denver, then married William L. Russell in Denver in 1937.  Beatrice Opal Russell, born ct 14, 1911 in Iowa, died Sept 17, 1989 in San Bernardino County, mother' sname Reynolds, father Brown.

...................................       5        Earl Frederic Brown       d: 03 Feb 1920 in Kelly, Logan County, Colorado (per cemetery records)       b: 06 Feb 1917 in Logan County.  The stone in the Kelly cemetery says "Little Earl F. Brown." # 54733406

 Genevieve Mariah 'Jenny' Reynolds       d: 11 Jun 1978 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington       b: 14 Aug 1892 in  Pocahontas County, Iowa
..............................              +Lee David Batterson       d: 19 Feb 1964       b: 29 Dec 1890

Genevieve 1892-1977  # 70093724 and Lee D. Batterson 1890-1964 share a stone in Akron

Alice Ruth (Reynolds) Batterson 1897-1975 # 70093721 and Leonard share a stone in Akron

Cora Estelle Reynolds was born 25 Dec 1878 in Wadena, Iowa, and died 16 Nov 1967 in Oaks, North Dakota. She married Halvor Olson on 30 Oct 1899 in Fonda, Iowa, son of Hans Olson and Gertrude Foberg.
More About Cora Estelle Reynolds and Halvor Olson:
Marriage: 30 Oct 1899, Fonda, Iowa.
Children of Cora Estelle Reynolds and Halvor Olson are:

i.Gertude Phoebe Olson, b. 19 Jul 1901, Artesian, South Dakota, d. 22 Sep 2000.

ii.+Mamie Viola Olson, b. 15 Jun 1903, Lake City, South Dakota, d. 04 Sep 1997, Groton, South Dakota.
iii.+Emily Caroline Olson, b. 03 Mar 1905, Lake City, South Dakota, d. 07 Dec 2002.
iv.+Charles William Olson, b. 25 Jan 1907, Lake City, South Dakota, d. 13 Nov 2000, Britton, South Dakota.
v.George Halvor Olson, b. 11 Sep 1908, Lake City, South Dakota, d. 15 Jan 1991.
vi.Nellie Ida Olson.
vii.Evelyn Daphne Olson.
viii.+Leonard Rex Olson.
ix.+Leslie Max Olson, b. 04 Feb 1916, Lake City, South Dakota, d. 09 Sep 1987, Three Forks, Montana.


Lucinda died January 6, 1944, and is also buried in the Kelly cemetery, with husband Charles J. Reynolds 1851-1938.

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