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James D. Corbitt, son of John and Sarah Corbitt, was born in Herkimer County, New York, February 6, 1856. The family moved in 1859, to Oneida county the same State. John Corbitt worked in a woolen factory and his son, James D. followed the same occupation until his removal to the west. Mr. Corbitt, Sr., came to Cass county in July, 1875, and settled on section 25, of Bear Grove. He was accompanied by his wife, James D., the subject of this sketch, and one daughter, Mary A. She was born October 30, 1863, and is now the wife of Jerry Cornell, of Benton township. James D. Corbitt and Jennie R. Hinton were married September 19, 1880. She was born December 22, 1856, and is a daughter of Robert and Mary Hinton. Her mother died in 1865, and her father in 1884. Robert Hinton was a resident of Union township; Mr. and Mrs. Corbitt reside upon a farm in section 36, of Bear Grove, which he purchased in July, 1880.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 727.

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