Person:William Corbett (13)

William Corbett
b.abt. 1776
d.bef. March 1819 Bath County, Virginia
  1. William Corbettabt 1776 - bef 1819
  2. Mary Corbettabt 1776 - bef 1816
  3. Jennie D. Corbettabt 1781 - bef 1815
  4. Samuel Corbit1787 - bef 1850
  • HWilliam Corbettabt 1776 - bef 1819
  • WMartha Hicklin1778 - bef 1812
m. 22 November 1797
  1. Samuel Key Corbitt1798 - 1873
Facts and Events
Name William Corbett
Alt Name William Corbitt
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1776
Marriage 22 November 1797 Virginiato Martha Hicklin
Death? bef. March 1819 Bath County, Virginia

William Corbett was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Note: Some reserchers have placed William Corbett's birthdate as "abt. 1730", but based upon the birthdate of his wife, Martha Hicklin, his marriage date in 1797, and other records in Bath County, he was likely a generation younger. IGI submissions have his birthdate as "abt. 1776". Based upon the witnessing of William's will by Samuel Corbet, Sr. (of Bath County), he has been placed as his probable son until other sources can prove otherwise.


1796 - Tax List, Bath County, VA, 1 Titheable
19 Jul 1797 - Tax List, Bath County, VA, 1 Titheable, 1 Horse
9 Jul 1798 - Tax List, Bath County, VA, 1 Titheable, 3 Horses
25 Mar 1799 - Tax List, Bath County, VA, 1 Titheable, 2 Horses
23 Apr 1800 - Tax List, Bath County, VA, 1 Titheable, 7 Horses
6 Nov 1804 - Land Warrant 100 ac on the top of the Allegeny Mountain Above The Turn of the Waters Near the Head of Meadow Creek, Gov John Page grants 100 ac to William Corbit & James Wyley.
24 Jun 1805 - Land Purchase, 88 ac in Calfpasture conveyed by William & Mary Moore to William Corbit.
21 Jun 1813 - Land Sale, 88 ac in Calfpasture, Sold to Samuel Clarke for $547.64 & recorded 27 May 1819, William Corbitt, now deceased. These lands were conveyed to William Corbett by William & Mary Moore 24 Jun 1805

Will of William Corbett

Will of William Corbett, Written 13 November 1818.
Be it remembered that I William Corbitt of the county of Bath and State of Virginia being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in grammer (sic) and form following that is to say, first I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Corbite my chest and all my clothing, my____ bed and bed clothing and also my waggon.
I further give and devise to my son Samuel Corbite his heirs and assigns all my lands lying and being in the county of Agusty (sic) and Bath to hold to hiim the said Samuel Corbite his heirs and assigns forever, also my said son Samuel Corbite is to pay to my two daughters Sarah Corbite and Jane Corbite the sum of one hundred pounds each to be paid at the expiration of fifteen years from this date.
If my said son Samuel Corbite should fail in paying to each of my daughters the sum above mentioned, the lands in all to be sould (sic) and the price of it equally divided between my three heirs my said daughter Jane Corbite is to have one years schooling before she is sixteen years of age at my said son Samuel Corbite's expense whom I hereby appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me ______. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of November in the year of our Lord 1818.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named William Corbite to be his last will and testament in the presence of us through his request and at his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same.
William Corbitt (Seal)
Samuel Corbitt Junior
Matthew Corbite
Samuel Corbit Senior
Bath County March court 1819
This last will and testament of William Corbit, dec'd was presented in court and proved by the oath of Samuel Corbit Senr and Samuel Corbit Jun, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
[Source: Bath Co. VA Will Book, Volume II, pp 240-241].
  1. International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).