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Arne H Trelvik

Ann Corwin (1813-1833), Benjamin H. Corwin (1785-1829 ), Charles D. Corwin (c1922-1944), Eliza (Bruen) Corwin (1818-1894), George Corwin (1839-1840), Hannah (Roberts) Corwin (1782-1851),Harvey Corwin (1803-1867), Howard J. Corwin (___-1860), Ichabod Corwin, Sen. (ca. 1766-68 -1834), Ichabod Corwin (1802-1882), Ichabod Corwin (1808-1843) - The Western Star 6 Oct 1943, Ichabod G. Corwin (1827-1851), Isabella (Henderson) Corwin (1847-1883), Jesse B. Corwin (1798-1874), Katherine F. R. Corwin (1827-1894), Lucy (Wright) Corwin (1853-1883), Mary (Mullin) Corwin (1832-1906), Matthias Corwin (1789-1822), Matthias Corwin (1761-1829), Matthias Corwin (1818-1862), Moses B. Corwin (1790-1872), Pricilla (Corbly) Corwin (1805-1878), Quincy Corwin (1841-1908), Rebecca (Howell) Corwin (____-1833 ), Robert Boake Corwin (1842-1906), Sallie (Baker) Corwin (1853-1889), Sarah (Griffin) Corwin (1772-1853), Sarah (Ross) Corwin (1795-1878), Thomas Corwin (1794-1865), Thomas E. Corwin (1839-1894), William Corwin (1827-1904), William Dunham Corwin (1836-1921), William Henry Corwin (1828-1880), William M. Corwin (1843-1910)

  Ann Corwin

"Deaths by cholera in this place since our last publication.
Saturday - Miss Ann Corwin"

Source: The Western Star 23 Aug 1833 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
14 Dec 2005
  Benjamin H. Corwin

"Last night very suddenly, Benjamin H. Corwin, of this vicinity, eldest son of Matthias Corwin Sen. Tho' the deceased had been laboring under a severe attack of rheumatism, for some time, until 24 hours before his death, he was not thought to be in any danger. We have not understood the nature of the disease which so suddenly carried him off - probably a rheumatic affection of the stomach and heart from some symptoms we have learned. The deceased has left a widow and large family of young children to feel the loss of a friend which can never be supplied.

"The funeral will take place to morrow at 10 o'clock A. M. from his residence. At 11 o'clock a funeral sermon will be preached at the Baptist meeting House on the occasion."

Source: The Western Star 23 Jan 1829 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
14 Dec 2005

David Corwin (1776-1872)


Death of a Nonagenarian. – David Corwin died at his residence in Lebanon last Tuesday night, aged 95 years and 8 months. He was, we believe, the oldest man in Lebanon and probably the oldest in the county. He was born in Fayette County, Pa August 5, 1776 and consequently laced but one month of being as old as the American Republic. When he was nine years of age, his father Jesse Corwin, removed to Kentucky where he died in 1791. In 1798 David Corwin with his mother and brothers and sisters came to Lebanon or rather to the place where Lebanon now is. David’s brother Ichabod, came to Ohio in 1796 and is said to have been the first white settler in this vicinity.

For several years past the deceased has been so feeble that he has been confined to his house for the most part.

He died of old age, seeming to be without disease, and in his last hours suffered but little pain. Strange as it may seem from the advanced age to which he attained, he never possessed a strong frame or a robust constitution, but was of rather tender and delicate habit. He leaves two sons and four daughters and a number of grandchildren.

The deceased was an uncle of Governor Thomas Corwin. – Star.

Source: The Miami Gazette, Waynesville, Ohio, 10 Apr 1872 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
24 Feb 2007

Charles D. Corwin (c1922-1944)

Morrow Army OPfficer Is Killed In Action In Siege On Cherbourg

Lt. Charles Corwin, 22, of Morrow, was killed in action in the invasion of France on June 25, according to a letter received by his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Corwin of Morrow. A Captain, under whom Lt. Corwin had been serving, informed Mrs. Corwin of her husband's death.
An Infantryman, he had been overseas since April.
A graduate of Morrow high school, Lt. Corwin was widely known throughout the county.
Besides his widow, a 10-month-old son, Jackie Corwin, survives. He was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson of Morrow

Source: "Morrow Army Officer Is Killed In Action In Siege On Cherbourg," Charles Corwin obituary, unnamed paper dated 20 Jul 1944 on file at the Warren County Genealogical Society

Arne H Trelvik
9 May 2011

Eliza (Bruen) Corwin

Mrs. Robert G. Corwin

Mrs. Eliza B. Corwin, died at her home on south Mechanic street, on Monday night, just about midnight. The cause of her death was Bright's disease. She has been in feeble health all winter and for some weeks the family has known the end was not far away.

Mrs. Corwin was born in Dayton, September 6, 1818. Her maiden name was Bruen. She was married to Mr. Corwin January 29, 1839 and they celebrated their golden wedding five years ago. For twenty years Mr. and Mrs. Corwin lived in Lebanon. In 1859 they moved to Dayton and for twenty years made that city their home. In 1879 they returned to Lebanon and remained here since. They had seven children, six of whom are living, three sons and three daughters, all of whom are here to-day.

Source: unidentified 1894 newspaper [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
17 Dec 2005

George Corwin

"Died, on Sunday last Reasen Hathaway, son of Abraham Hathaway, of this vicinity
- on the same day George, infant son of Ichabod and Catharine Corwin, of Lebanon, aged 6 mo."

Source: The Western Star 13 Mar 1840 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
13 January 2006
Hannah Corwin

DIED—On the 8th inst., at her residence near this place, of Consumption, Hannah, consort of David Corwin, aged 69 years. She was born at Morristown in the State of New Jersey, March the 18th, 1782. Her father, with his family, moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1790; she was married 20th Sept., 1798; moved with her husband to this place 1799. They lived together 53 years; she was a member of the Baptist Church for twenty years previous to her death. As a wife she was affectionate and kind; as a mother she was loving and attentive; as a sufferer she was meek and patient during her long illness; and as a Christian, she was devoted and active, and, although she had passed through the varied vicissitudes of a long and eventful life, still she could review its checkered scenes and exclaim, “surely Thy goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life.” She died in the full hope of a blessed immortality, thus giving Testimony, “That blessed are the dead that die in the Lord for they cease from their labors and their works do follow them!” She has left a husband and six children, with a large number of relatives and friends, to mourn her loss. S.

Source: The Western Star, dated 28 November 1851 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)

Judy Simpson
24 June 2004

Harvey Corwin (1803-1867)

Death from a Fall.

On last Thursday morning the dead body of Harvey Corwin was found at the bridge at the foot of Main street, in this place. Coroner White was called to hold an inquest over the body. The report of the jury was that death was caused by a fall from the abutment of the bridge to the ground, a distance of about ten feet. The neck was broken by the fall. The deceased was about sixty years of age. He resided in Morrow and was at the time on a visit to Lebanon. It is supposed that he was intoxicated at the time of his death. His funeral took place on Friday, at the Baptist Church. Services by Rev. J. H. Jenkins.

Source: The Western Star 2 January 1868 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Note: Thought to be James Harvey Corwin, husband of Mary Dunham and son of Ichabod & Sarah (Griffin) Corwin

Arne H Trelvik
21 Dec 2005

Howard J. Corwin

- In Lebanon, on the 15th inst., Howard J., infant son of Jno. K. & May C. Corwin

Source: The Western Star 17 May 1860 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 Dec 2005

Ichabod Corwin, Sen.


Died, on Sunday evening last, at his residence adjacent to this town – of a wound which he had received a few days before, from the kick of a horse – ICHABOD CORWIN, Sen.

He was born in New Jersey, in the year 1766. In the early part of the revolutionary war his Father removed with his family to the west of the Alleghany Mountains, and settled near Brownsville in what is now Fayette county, Penn. There the subject of this memoir resided until he was grown to maturity and married. Shortly afterwards he migrated to Kentucky and purchased a farm in Bourbon county, where he resided seven or eight years.

From Kentucky he came to the N. W. Territory, as it was then called, and settled on the spot where he died. When he came here – which was in the spring of 1796 – he had a wife and three children, to which ten more were added during his residence in this place; all of whom except one survives him, and with their disconsolate mother feel and lament their loss.

Those who speak of departed friends & acquaintances are prone to exaggerate, & hold up to view the fairer portion of character and to conceal, or, at least to throw into shade any foibles or defects that the subject of narrative was subject to. Whether this propensity be nearest allied to virtue or vice, I will not undertake to decide. But consistent with truth and with out all exaggeration it may be averred that few men possess qualities more to be approved and less to be condemned than Mr. Corwin. Not indeed that he had any claim to great or shining talents, or such qualifications as command the applause or admiration of the world; but that he possessed in no small degree, the more humble and less attractive virtues of integrity, prudence, economy and benevolence; peaceableness and good will to all his fellow creatures. As a proof of this it may not be improper to mention that from the blessing of heaven on his industry, prudence, and frugality, he became possessed of a comparatively large landed estate. The consequence of which was that for the last 35 years of his life, he was never without a number of tenants – and all know that nothing is more common that disputes between landlord and tenant. But in his case, rarely such a thing as a contest between him and a tenant was ever heard of, and from a personal knowledge, the writer of this article can affirm that scarcely a single tenant ever left his premises, whose property was not improved during his tenancy. This circumstance had at least struck the writer the more forcibly, as in the mean time he has observed the tenants of some wealthy land-lords never leave the premises but in extreme poverty or absolute insolvency. To the above might be added many other facts illustrative of his virtues and conduct, but which are omitted lest it might be thought that I was composing a panegyrick, instead of exhibiting a real character.

As he was one of the pioneers of the west his house and family became for many years the refuge of the newcomer and the weary traveler.

And in his own vicinity few cases of private distress or public exigency have occurred in which he has not taken an active part and been a prominent agent.

Such was his character, such his principles and such his conduct, that in the church where he has long been a beloved and respected member and in the neighborhood where he lived, he has left a vacancy that must remain long, perhaps forever, unsupplied.

Source: The Western Star, Friday October 31, 1834 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
3 January 2006
Death or Ichabod Corwin.

Another old pioneer has passed away. On Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susannah Hoover, near Green Tree, Ichabod Corwin died from the effects of a carbuncle, and on Tuesday. the 4th inst., his remains were laid away to rest. The funeral took place from the Methodist Episcopal Church of this place at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, the services being preached by Rev. E. P. Dustin of Maineville. Mr. Corwin was born In this county. February 9, 1802, and in 1823 he married Susannah Burntrager, who died in 1870. Ichabod has long been a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Church, and was respected by all who knew him. He traced his genealogy as follows: He was the fourth son of Joseph, who was the third son of Jesse, who was the first son of Jesse, who was the second son of Matthias. who was the third son of John, who was the first son of Matthias, the first emigrant of the Corwin name, and who settled at Ipswick Massachusetts, in 1633. Some branches of the family go even further back and claim descent from Matthias Corwinus, the old King of Hungary, but others disclaim the honor, among whom was Hon. Thomas Corwin, a cousin of the deceased.

Source: The Lebanon Gazette dated 6 July 1882 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
14 May 2005

Ichabod Corwin (1808-1843)

Departed this life on Monday morning last, at his residence in this place, Mr. Ichabod Corwin, in the 36th year of his age. Mr. C. was one of the younger sons of the late Ichabod Corwin, and a native of Lebanon. He had long been a highly esteemed member of the Baptist Church, and happily exhibited by a life of honor and probity, and a patient endurance of long years of severe suffering, those virtues and graces which characterize the true and humble follower of Christ. Cut off in the midst of his years, his relativesw and friends, while they mourn his early departure, have yet cause for consolation that one so afflicted and worn by disease, has at last been kindly released from his sufferings and removed to a world where sickness and sorrow and death are felt and feared no more.

Source: The Western Star 6 Oct 1843 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
13 January 2006

Ichabod G. Corwin


On Thursday morning, the 22d inst., Mr. Ichabod G. Corwin, oldest son of Mr. Jesse B. Corwin, met with an accident in the town of Genntown, which instantly resulted in his death. He was engaged in hauling wood, and after having unloaded at the house of Mr. Hough, drove down to the blacksmith shop of Mr. Stewart, where having business, he unhitched his team and turned it a little off the pike. Just at this moment, and while standing close to a young mare about four years old, a wagon, containing a threshing machine, drove up behind the horses of Mr. C. and greatly frightened them. They started off on a run, wheeled short to the right in the direction of Waynesville, and while in the act of turning around, Mr. Corwin sprang towards them for the purpose of seizing the reins, but missed them, and only succeeded in grasping a portion of the side harness. Holding onto the horses in this manner, he was carried by them about thirty yards, on the near side, when, by a sudden spring of the horses, he was thrown under them on the off side near the edge of the pike. The result was, his left temple was fractured by the fall on the road, and the horses and wagon passing over his body, broke his left arm and dislocated his spine.

Mr. C. was a young man of excellent character, amiable in his disposition, quiet and unobtrusive in his deportment, industrious and energetic, and was much beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends.

Source: The Western Star, dated 30 May 1851 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)

Judy Simpson
24 June 2004

Isabella (Henderson) Corwin

Mrs. Corwin, wife of Thomas E. Corwin, residing on the Dayton pike north of town, died Monday evening at 5 o'clock from consumption. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her departure

Source: unnamed paper dated 20 Nov 1803 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
17 December 2005

DIED - Jesse B. Corwin

On Thursday morning, May 7, 1874, at his late residence, near Lebanon, Jesse B. Corwin, in the 76th year of his age.

The deceased was born, and has always lived at or near Lebanon, and was well known in the town and neighborhood, generally. He was one of the thirteen children of the late Ichabod Corwin, Sen., and Sarah his wife, the first settlers in this neighborhood. This was in 1796, seventy-nine years ago. All of these thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters, lived to maturity, and left [home?]. One of the sons only remains, R. G. Corwin, of Dayton, and three of the daughters, Mrs. A. H. Dunlevy, of Lebanon, Mrs. Elvira Bryant and Mrs. Sarah Jones of Urbana.

The deceased was so well known in this vicinity as to require no particular notice. He was a man of strict integrity, of amiable disposition, and uniformly kind and generous to all about him. These qualities greatly endeared him to the neighborhood where he was known best and most highly esteemed. No one ever uttered a word against him. Foes he had none and all who knew him were his fast friends.

After raising a family of seven children of his own, by the sudden death of his eldest daughter and her husband, the late Judge Sabin, of Warren County, five more young and helpless orphans were left to be cared for, raised and educated. These Mr. Corwin and his wife, their grand-parents, took at once to their home and provided for them, all of whom are now raised, educated, and able to make their own living in the world. It was doubtless to some degree, the additional labor of taking care of and providing for this second family of children in an old age that compelled the deceased to exert himself beyond his strength, and added to bring on him that debility which resulted in his sudden death. The deceased leaved a widow, five of his own and five of the grand-children to mourn the loss of a most affectionate and kind husband and father.

The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. David Clark, of Lebanon, Sabbath afternoon at his late home, and attended by a very large concourse of relatives and neighbors who thus silently expressed their sympathy for the bereaved family and relatives.

Source: The Western Star 7 May 1874 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 December 2005
  Katharine F. R. Corwin

On Friday of last week, Miss Katharine F. R. Corwin, daughter of Governor Thomas Corwin and sister of Mrs. Judge Sage, died at the home of Judge Sage in Cincinnati, after an illness of four weeks, in the sixty-ninth year of her age. She had been an invalid all her life and since the death of her parents, she has always made her home with Mrs. Sage. The remains were brought to Lebanon for interment and the funeral services were held in the East Baptist church, on Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. E. Reed, assisted by Rev. Judson Sage. Among those present from a distance were Rev. and Mrs. E. B. Burroughs, of Jamestown, N. Y., and Dr. Frank Sage, Rev. Judson Sage, Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Sage, Mrs. Cropper and her daughters and Mr. Boyd Dilley of Cincinnati.

Source: The Western Star 26 Apr 1894 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
17 December 2005

Lucy (Wright) Corwin


Mrs. Lucy W. Corwin, wife of Frank J. Corwin and daughter of E. B. & Eliza Wright died on Saturday morning after a protracted illness in her 30th year. The funeral took place at the residence of her parents in Floraville on Monday, January 6th, at 2 o'clock p. m., Rev. J. P. Scott officiating. By her death the parents are bereft of a loving daughter, a husband of a kind and affectionate companion and a little two year old child of its best friend and protector

Source: The Western Star 11 Jan 1883 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
17 December 2005

Mary (Mullin) Corwin


Mary Mullin Corwin was born in the School Section in Montgomery County O, three miles north of Springboro Oct. 13th 1832 and died in Springboro Feb. 27th 1906.

When she was about nine years of age her parents Job & Emeline Mullin, moved to the farm near Springboro, where she lived until her marriage on the 18th of Sept. 1860 to David Corwin. The first three years of their married life was spent on a farm near Union Village. In the falloff 1864 they purchased and moved onto the farm on Clear Creek, now owned and occupied by Gus Sieker.

In the spring of 1876 they removed to the farm south of Springboro where they lived four years, coming to the house they had built in Springboro in the fall of 1880, where they continued to live up to the time of Mrs. Corwin’s death. Mrs. Corwin was not identified by membership with any religious denomination but her early associations were with the Friends and her sympathies were always with the faith they professed.

Source: The Western Star 15 Mar 1906 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 December 2005

Matthias Corwin (1789-1822)

DIED - On Tuesday last after a severe illness, Matthias Corwin, Junr. Clerk of the Court for this county. He has left a wife and two children to deplore their loss.

Source: The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), October 12, 1822
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

Arne H Trelvik
20 March 2011


Matthias Corwin (1761-1829)

Departed this life on yesterday morning at his residence near this place, Matthias Corwin, Esq. in the 69th year of his age. The deceased was one of the first settlers in this neighborhood, and a very early adventurer to the western country. He was born in the state (then province) of New Jersey, which he left in his youth and afterwards removed to Kentucky, where he resided several years previous to his settlement at the place where he died, in this vicinity. We readily admit that obituary notices, written generally by friends of the deceased, often at the moment when the writer is surrounded by mourning relatives, and his own heart is melted with grief for his bereaved family, are too often composed of high wrought eulogy. But in the instance before us we can truly say, that we have never experienced the death of an acquaintance in whose favor more could be said without affectation, or where less was required to be thrown into the shade of cover even slight blemishes. Judge Corwin no doubt partook of the frailties common to humanity, but we think we have never known one within the range of our knowledge who had fewer faults. If we were to search for failings we know not where we should find one. He was not great, nor learned, nor possessed of any other dazzling talents to attract the admiration of the world. But he had qualities much more enviable and endearing. He was the friend of the friendless, the comforter of the disconsolate, the affectionate and kind neighbor and relative; and connected as he was during his life, with religious, social and political communities, he was a guide and pattern in each. He possessed good natural understanding and was very capable of forming a correct judgment on the great and ordinary matters which concerned his intercourse with society. Liberal in his views, he made allowances for differences of opinion; yet no man adhered with more unwavering steadiness to principles once formed, or opinions once, on mature examination, adopted. He followed no man, but in matters of importance his own judgment was his guide. Yet such was the candor, the mildness, the uniformity of his conduct, and so unexceptionable his walk and conversation, that even in the midst of party strife and sectarian controversy, the deceased never met an enemy. By all, his name was respected; by those who knew him best and longest, we might say, venerated.

The deceased represented the county in the state legislature many years, and was several times selected as speaker of that body. Afterwards he was long a member of the judiciary of this county and in every place he discharged his duties with the confidence of his fellow citizens. He has left a number of children and a very numerous connection of relatives and descendants to lament his loss. To him they have long been accustomed to look for advice and instruction, and long we trust the bright example of their departed friend will live in their recollection. As he lived, he died a Christian. Death had nor terrors for him - - the grave had lost its victory. To the latest hour of his life, faith in his redeemer triumphed over every apprehension and enabled him without one regret to bid adieu to the affectionate and weeping circles around him.

His remains were yesterday followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and citizens.

Source: "Matthias Corwin," obituary, The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), September 5, 1829
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

Arne H Trelvik
20 March 2011

Matthias Corwin (1818-1862)

Death of Matthias Corwin, Esq.
We regret to announce the death of Matthias Corwin, at his residence on Monday last, after a long and painful illness. Mr. Corwin was elected County Auditor in October, 1858, and re-elected in 1860, and held the office at the time of his death.
In all the relations in life, as son, husband, father and friend, he was dutiful, affectionate and kind.

Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday January 16, 1862 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
20 March 2010

Hon. Moses B. Corwin

Hon. Moses B. Corwin, formerly a member of Congress from the Urbana district, died at that place on Thursday night, the 11th inst. He was the father of John A. Corwin, formerly Judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and of Ichabod Corwin, Judge of the Common Pleas of the Champaign district, and the brother of Jesse Corwin, of Warren County, and Robert G. Corwin, of Dayton. The deceased had long been afflicted with paralysis and his death has been looked for from week to week for several months. He has resided at Urbana since 1812, and was 87 years old.

Mr. Corwin was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, January 5th, 1790; received a good education; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1812. In 1838 and 1830 he was elected to the Legislature, and was a Representative in Congress, from Ohio, from 1849 to 1855, serving as a member of the Committee on the Post-Office Department. – Star.

SourceThe Miami Gazette, Waynesville, Ohio, Wednesday April 24, 1872 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
8 April 2008

Pricilla (Corbly) Corwin


CORWIN... Mrs. Priscilla Corwin, widow of the late Joseph Corwin, at her residence near Lebanon, on Saturday, September 28, 1878, aged 73 years

Source: The Western Star 10 Oct 1878 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
6 May 2006

Quincy Corwin (1841-1908)

Quincy Corwin.
Quincy Corwin, son of Robert G. and Eliza Corwin, was born at Lebanon, Ohio, December 3, 1841. His early education was obtained in the schools of Lebanon, including the Old Academy, and its successor, the Southwestern Ohio Normal University. At the outbreak of the civil war he was a student at Miami university, at Oxford, and in response to the first call of President Lincoln for volunteers, he enlisted in a company formed by the student dents [sic] of that college. He served the three months of his enlistment in West Virginia; and returning to Oxford, completed his studies and was graduated from that institution in 1853. [sic?] He then attended the Cincinnati law school, from which he was graduated, and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Dayton, and afterward in 1856, with his brother, Col. David B. Corwin, formed the law firm of Corwin & Corwin; and continued the practice of law in Dayton until the year 1893, when his health failed and he retired from the bar. In December, 1901, he was stricken with paralysis, from which attack he never fully recovered, and his death followed the second attack of the same disease.
Mr. Quincy Corwin leaves surviving him, two sisters, Mrs. Charles D. Mead of this city, and Mrs. Chas. A. Pauley of Cincinnati, his brother, Col. David B. Corwin and his sister in-law, Mrs. Thomas Corwin, also of this city.
The funeral services were held at the home of his brother, Col. David B. Corwin, 181 Salem avenue at 10 a. m. Saturday, April 18. The interment was made in Woodland.

Source: "Quincy Corwin," obituary, Western Star (Lebanon, OH), April 23, 1908

Arne H Trelvik
8 Dec 2013

Rebecca (Howell) Corwin

"DEATHS. - The deaths in this place by Cholera since Sunday last have been as follows:
Sunday - Ezekiel Bell.
Monday - Mrs. Swyers.
Tuesday - Hannah M'Ginley
Wednesday - Mrs. Rebecca Corwin, and Mrs. H. Norton
Thursday - old Mrs. Borden and Jas. Carr."

Source: The Western Star 16 Aug 1833 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
17 December 2005

Robert Boake Corwin

“Taps” Again Sounded.
Robert B. Corwin, Brave Soldier and Loyal Friend
And For Sixteen Years Township and Village Clerk, Dies Suddenly
At His Home on Summit Street.

Robert B. Corwin, on of Lebanon’s most popular and well esteemed citizens, died quite suddenly Monday evening about 8 o’clock of angina pectoris or neuralgia of the heart.

Mr. Corwin’s ancestors came to the vicinity of Lebanon in 1795. He was the son of Jesse B. Corwin and was born on a farm near Lebanon, July 4, 1842. He was educated in the country schools and at the National Normal School. He assisted his father on the farm until the breaking out of the War.

On July 17, 1853, he enlisted as a private in Co. B, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery.

On October 20, 1864, he was appointed corporal and served faithfully and efficiently as such until finally mustered out June 6, 1865, on account of the close of the war.

After the War for years he was engaged in the hardware business and for the past sixteen years he has served capably as township and corporation clerk.

In 1876 he was married to Sallie, daughter of Joseph and Susan Baker, who died in 1889. There are three children R. Gilbert, an attorney in Dayton; Howard R. in business in Memphis, and Lyda M. who has lived with her father in Lebanon.

He has long been a member of the East Baptist church. He is also a member of the G.A.R., Masons, Oddfellows, Jr. O. U. A. M. and Royal Arcanum.

The funeral which will be under the auspices of Granville Thurston Post, G.A.R., will be held at the East Baptist church at 10 a.m. Friday. Robert Corwin will long be remembered with kindliest feelings as a true hearted friend, a jovial comrade, public spirited citizen and official.

Source: The Western Star 22 March 1906 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 December 2005

Sallie (Baker) Corwin

Mrs. R. B. Corwin

Mrs. Sallie Corwin, wife of R. B. Corwin, died at her home on Cherry street last Saturday, of typhoid pneumonia, after a short illness. She would have been thirty-six year old to-day, having been born at Wilmington, October 17, 1853. She leaves a husband and three little children who are sadly bereaved by her death in the noon-time of life and in the midst of her cares and duties as a wife and mother. She was a loving and dutiful daughter, a devoted and faithful wife and a mother who was noted for her patient, kind and loving devotion to the interests of her children.

The funeral was held at the East Baptist church, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Revs. Scott and Currin.

Source: The Western Star 17 Oct 1889 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 December 2005


This venerable lady, the wife of the late Ichabod Corwin, Sen., died at the residence of her son, R. G. Corwin, Esq., on Tuesday morning last, the 3d inst., at four o’clock. We are indebted to a friend for the following interesting facts in relation to her life and character.

Mrs. Corwin was born in the year 1772, and was consequently 81 years old. When but 8 years of age, her father was killed by the Indians near the place now called Brownsville, Pa. Her mother soon after followed – the shock from the massacre of her husband being too great for her then enfeebled condition. The deceased removed about 1787 with her elder brothers to Kentucky, where in 1789, she was united to Ichabod Corwin, long and favorably known in this community, and who died from the kick of a horse in 1834.

Mrs. Corwin removed with her husband and three children, to the farm on which they both died, adjoining and then including the present site of Lebanon, in May, 1796, soon after which their fourth child was born, and who was the first white child born within the limits of this county. On this farm, and during most of that entire period in the same house, Mrs. Corwin lived upwards of 57 years, forty of which were spent with her husband. They here raised a family of 13 children, 7 sons and 6 daughters, 9 of whom are still living, and were present at her funeral.

Mrs. Corwin possessed great energy of character and a strong mind, retaining her memory and intellect to the last. She could ever adapt herself to the necessities of providential circumstances; and therefore endured the hardships and dangers of a pioneer life with great fortitude. To show the readiness with which she accommodated herself to the necessities of the times, it may be mentioned as one instance which will show something of the condition of pioneer life in her youth, that the evening on which they landed their goods at a new cabin just erected on their farm, and which had not yet had doors cut out, she at once assisted her husband in cutting a door, by working one end of the cross cut saw; and while others were engaged in necessary arrangements for the preservation of the cattle, she took a puncheon prepared for a floor to their cabin, and out of it with axe and auger prepared a table on which the family ate their first meal in their new home. To show the condition of this country at that time, it may be also stated that the first season of their residence here, the Indians stole all of Mr. Corwin’s horses, and almost deprived him of raising a crop. He, however, went back to Kentucky and procured a yoke of oxen, with which he made out to raise corn to supply his family.

Mrs. Corwin at an early age made a profession of Religion, and became a member of the Regular Baptist Church as early, it is believed, as 1794. She was a member of the first Baptist Church in this county, constituted in 1797 – at Clearcreek – a branch of which was organized in 1798, and a meeting house built on the Ministerial Section, a half mile east of Lebanon. In this connexion she remained during life, and consequently had been a member of the church for upwards of 60 years.

During all the changes around her – sometimes among the members of her own church – and especially during the great revival of 1800, which for a time seemed to carry all before it, and though productive of much genuine piety, was too often accompanied by extravagant and fanatical opinions, and exercises, Mrs. Corwin remained the same. In truth, she was emphatically a Bible Christian. It was to the Bible she looked, especially the new Testament; and her fellowship for Christians was measured by their conformity in views and practice to the law of Christ as recorded in the New Testament. Always zealous in the cause of her Redeemer, his Church on earth was the subject of her chief concern – the burden of her conversation, and the object of her solicitude. The house of Mr. and Mrs. Corwin was ever the welcome home of the wearied pioneer, and also of the early Baptist emigrants to all parts of the Miami Valley.

At the Primitive associational gatherings of the newly constituted Churches in this county, they often entertained more than one hundred person at one time, and all were welcome, and gladly received and entertained.

Mrs. Corwin lived to see her large family all settled in the world, and many of them members of the Church, which, with her, was the great event of their lives, and one which she looked and prayed for with the deepest solicitude. All of their thirteen children lived to have families, and at a semi-centennial anniversary of their first settlement in this place in 1846, there were 98 of her descendants present, and about 18 absent, making them in all about 116. Since that time there have been an increase, of course, but how many they would now number has not been ascertained, probably not less than 130.

Source: The Western Star, Friday, May 6, 1853 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
3 January 2006

Sarah (Death) Corwin

End of Life’s Road
Reached by Mrs. Sarah Corwin
at the Age of 85 years

All her life Sarah Corwin had lived in Franklin. Here she spent her childhood, girlhood and womanhood. Here she became a wife, mother and grandmother, serving her loved ones and fulfilling the greatest destiny of womanhood. She came to the end of life’s road at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Dial, yesterday morning, having reached the age of 85 years.
She was the daughter of Hugh Death and Eliza Craig and the wife of Wm. Corwin, who died Jan. 27, 1910, but whose memory still lives in this community as the beloved and esteemed Squire Corwin. To them four children were born, Mrs. F. C. Dial, Mrs. A. C. Vail, Howard J. and Frank Corwin and each one of them still lives to mourn the loss of this excellent mother.
There are also three sisters, Mrs. Belle Olinger of Germantown, Mrs. Jennie Anderson and Mrs. C. S. Jackson of Franklin, who with one brother, John C. Death, survive her.
Mrs. Corwin had been in poor health for several months and became critically ill about a week ago.
The funeral will be held from the late residence at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and burial will be made in Woodhill cemetery.

Source: The Franklin Chronicle, 6 Oct 1927 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
10 April 2006
The Late Mrs. Gov. Corwin.

We take the following sketch of Mrs. Corwin’s life and death from the Cincinnati papers:

Mrs. Sarah Ross Corwin, relict of Gov. Thos. Corwin, died at her old home in Lebanon, at half past five o’clock Monday morning of apoplexy. She had been in unusually good spirits up to a short time before her death. On Sunday evening she retired about half past nine, and early yesterday morning expressed fears that she was suffering from indigestion. Her grandaughter awakened other members of the family, but none thought at the time that the old lady was dangerously ill. She passed away peacefully and quietly, as though dropping into a pleasant slumber.

Mrs. Corwin was the daughter of Dr. John Ross, and was born in Westchester, Pa., on July 19, 1795. On her mother’s side she was connected with John Randolph, of Roanoke Va. Her father removed to this State and settled at Lebanon in 1819. She was married to Thomas Corwin November 13, 1822, in the house where she died, her bridal chamber at that time becoming her funeral chamber at death. At the time of her marriage Thomas Corwin was a practicing attorney in Lebanon. Her brother, Thomas Ross, was a member of Congress from the Lebanon District of Ohio in 1828. Her married life, with the exception of two or three years spent in Washington during President Filmore’s term, when her husband was the Secretary of the Treasury, was spent in Lebanon, surrounded by her children. Previous to her marriage she was a member of the Society of Friends, and after that became a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Corwin was a woman of decidedly domestic tastes. She had little inclination for the gay and fashionable life her husband’s position would naturally place her in. Her inclinations were toward her household and her children, all of whom survive her. Of these Eva is the wife of Mr. George R. Sage, of Cincinnati; Louie the wife of the Rev. E. B. Burrows, of Mount Vernon, and Carrie, the wife of Dr. Charles Cropper, of this city. The others are Catherine F. R. Corwin and Dr. W. H. Corwin.

Mrs. Corwin was a tall and stately woman, of quite commanding presence up to within a few years of her death. Of late, in her advanced age, she was feeble and bent with age. For some time she had premonitions of death, but patiently reconciled herself with the hop frequently expressed, that she would not live until she became helpless and a care to her friends. A singular coincidence connected with her death, was in the fact that nearly all her close relatives took occasion to visit her within the few weeks preceding her death. Among these were four from Baltimore, who had not seen her for twelve or fourteen years, Governor Corwin’s sister, Mrs. Morris, of Wilmington, and her married daughters from Cincinnati and Mr. Vernon. The Loan Exhibition just closed had in a conspicuous place a handsome piece of her needlework performed in 1806.

She is remembers as a woman of remarkable common sense, whom the brilliance of public life never dazzled; a woman of great strength of character and independence, and one whom her relatives all loved to honor, and will revere long after the green sods have knitted over her grave.

The prominence of her distinguished husband, however gratifying to her pride and affection, had little influence in weaning her from quiet life here in Lebanon, and during much of his active public service she remained at their home, caring for their children, and keeping a haven of rest for him in his days of relaxation from official duty.

Perhaps in no other mansion in the State has there been dispensed more generous or genial hospitality than in the large old house which was the home of the CORWINS. The most distinguished men of the land during the honored husband’s active days in political life, were guests there, enjoying the rare geniality of the host and the true hose-wifely skill of the hostess. It was a place where the young have always felt themselves to be privileged characters in their youthful pranks, and where the visiting clergy were at liberty to gather without notice. Such homes, monuments of the peculiar and most grateful hospitality of pioneer days, are becoming very rare indeed. Few octogenarians remain privileged to enjoy for nearly three score years the protection of the same rooftree and gather friends of successive generations around the same honored hearthstone. The house, substantial and firm yet on its ancient foundations, can not hereafter be the home it was, for they who fitted it by the habits of another (can we help saying better?) days are gone – lamented, but honored.

Source: The Western Star 13 June 1878 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
6 December 2004

see on-line image
in the
Historical Newpaper Archive
at the
Quincy Public Library

[a number of other articles mentioning the Gov. can be found in this newpaper archive]

Last Hours of the Late Thomas Corwin.

The Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, describing the closing scene of the life of the Ohio statesman, says that on the evening when he was stricken down, Mr. Corwin was at a social party at Mr. Wetmore’s. He was in the best of spirits, and looked better than his friends remembered seeing him for months. But a few days before he had returned from his Ohio home, where he had gone to attend the wedding of his youngest daughter. His faculties seemed all attuned and stimulated by the pleasant incident; as well as by the warm and affectionate greetings with which he was received. Making his way through the crowd of men who had grown into prominence under his eye, he was seated at the side of the room, and at once drawn into animated talk. His old and favorite law student, Gen. Schenck, came to talk of the home wedding; Chief Justice Chase hastened to greet him; Senator Ben. Wade installed himself by his side, and begged him to tell a favorite story. I have not seen him for ten years past, so much like the old Tom Corwin of my boyhood, said Gen. Durbin Ward, his law student and subsequently his partner. “There’s but one Tom Corwin in the world,” enthusiastically exclaimed another as he moved back a little out of the group where he had been swallowing every syllable. Thus surrounded by the brilliant and distinguished in the State, old rivals and antagonists meeting him with admiring warmth, seeing all about him the men who had grown up under him, every one attentive to his lowest tone and slightest gesture, Governor Corwin must have regarded it as one of the sunniest episodes in his downward way of life. By and by supper was announced. Ben Wade took his arm, helped him at the staircase, and found a seat for him on a sofa. He would eat nothing – only taking a couple of oysters and a glass of water. But his flow of genial anecdote and sparkling wit, varied now and then by one of those touches of pathos and one of those suggestive and far-reaching political reflections he knew so well how to apply continued with unabated brilliancy. Some of the Ohio belles who grace the capital were on the other side of the room; but even from them he drew away listeners, till he and Wade who sat beside him on the sofa, were fairly hemmed in by a circle that embrace half the people in the room. His tones, however, grew unusually low; and men were bending down, trying to catch every syllable. He had been talking of Brazil; and replying to a remark or our consul at Rio Janeiro, who had just been speaking to him of Don Pedro, the Emperor, he said: “yes, Don Pedro, I’m sure, is a fine man, what, in fact, we would call, sir, (with the indescribable epitome of all possible jokes in the sudden play of his features,) in our country a popular man. Why, sir, so highly do I rate his popular qualities that if we had him in Warren county we’d elect him Sheriff – no mean test of popularity, sir.”
Then he began to speak of Mexico, first in the same jocose vein, telling how, when they began shooting and cutting throats all around and within sight of the capital, he came to the conclusion that the country didn’t suit a gentleman of steady habits, and so he came home. “A Frenchman came to me – a smart fellow whom Maximillian sent. He would be so distressed if because the French flag came the American flag should leave – confound his politeness. But, if I had to govern Mexico under the Empire, I’d make that Frenchman Emperor.” From this he diverged into more serious talk of Mexican affairs; speaking with all his old fervor, and gesticulating freely. For a few sentences his tones gradually grew lower, so that even Wade, sitting at his side, could not hear – then his dead dropped on his breast – a common motion with him when he had finished a train of thought. The strained attention of the circle was broken, and men began to notice that the room was oppressively warm. Wade rose to get a breath of fresh air, and there was a general movement. Suddenly Gov. Corwin was observed to extend his hands as if groping in the dark, and to say, “Room, a little room; it is very warm.” Some one took him by the arm and helped him to rise; and a hurried whisper ran around, “Make room for Gov. Corwin – he is fainting with the heat.” One and another aiding him he tottered to the door. Durbin Ward was now trying to hold him up, but his wounded arm was too weak, and he called to Garfield; another sprang down the staircase in front, and helped to support his weight. The feet of the stricken old statesman dragged helplessly behind him. He was carried in and laid down on a bed in an adjacent chamber.

His right hand was lifted up and laid over his breast – it fell helplessly back upon the bed. The case was plain – his whole right side was paralyzed. He had not spoken since he asked in the supper room for fresh air; but as he noted the shocked expression with which those about him saw the right hand fall he lifted up his other, opened and shut the fingers, as if to say, “I know what has happened; but this you see is all right.” Some threw up the windows, piled wet towels on his forehead, and tore open his collar, others hurried out for doctors; still others piled blankets on the lower part of his person. Observing his wistful look, I bent over and asked him if the pillows were properly adjusted, or if we could do anything more for him till the doctor came. The response was in a whisper but quite audible, “No, it will do very well.” Beyond a simple “Yes” or “No,” once or twice repeated in answer to questions within the next hour, they were his last words. He lay, gasping sometimes as if in suffocation; then again for a few moments breathing easily. Presently Col. Bliss, an army surgeon, the first medical man who could be found, hurried in. He asked scarcely a question, lifted the lifeless hand, felt the pulse of wrist and temples, and we read his hopeless verdict in his face as he turned away to order mustard plasters, and whatever other poor services medical skill could bring to bear against the inevitable. A few moments later Dr. Lincoln entered; then soon afterward Surgeon General Barnes. They agreed on what had been done, and on the utter uselessness of all their well-meant efforts.

Quincy, Illinois: The Daily Whig and Republican, 3 Jan 1866 pg. 1, col. 2

Arne H Trelvik
10 Mar 2006

Thomsa E. Corwin, a well known farmer, died at his home north of Lebanon on Saturday last, in the fifty-sixth year of his age. The cause of death was malignant cancer of the stomach. A few weeks ago he underwent an operation at the hands of Dr. Ransohoff, of Cincinnati, but it afforded him no help, and on Saturday the end came.

Mr. Corwin was a native of this county and his entire life was spent in this vicinity. His wife, who was Miss Isabella Henderson, died several years ago and three sons survive both parents. The funeral services were held in the West Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by Elder H. M. Curry. The remains were interred in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Source: The Western Star 29 Nov 1894 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
17 December 2005

William Corwin (1827-1904)

Wm. Corwin, who conducted the Hammell house hotel in Waynesville a number of years ago, died in Dayton Friday morning, where he has been living for some time. He was sick only about two week with paralysis of the brain. His funeral was held at Lebanon Sunday.
Mrs. Corwin is a sister of Mrs. I. N. Hatfield, of Waynesville, and Mrs. Stafford Sears, near Ferry, and Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield were among those who attended the funeral.

Source: Miami Gazette (Waynesville, Ohio), Wednesday, January 4, 1905, p.5, c.1 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

William Corwin (1827-1904) was the son of Joseph Corwin (1804-1874) and Priscilla Corbly (1805-1878). He is buried in an unmarked grave in Old Section Lot 74 grave 7 at Lebanon Cemetery.
Mrs. Corwin mentioned in the obituary was his third wife, Eliza Ellen Young (1848-1837) the daughter of David Young and Ruth Brewster. She was 1st married to John Evans Shinn and later married Richard Barnard.
The sisters mentioned in the article were Mary Jane (Young) Sears (1834-1916) and Lydia Caroline (Young) Hatfield (1836-1917)

Arne H Trelvik
21 January 2017 

William Dunham Corwin (1836-1921)

The veteran William D. Corwin passed into a life of peace and quiet on last Saturday morning. For almost 85 years - since Nov. 8, 1836 - he had lived continuously in this vicinity - a radius of 25 miles from Lebanon would have reached his home at any time. His birth place was in farm now owned by Corwin Drake on the Waynesville pike.

Born of sturdy stock, the son of James H. and Mary Dunham Corwin, he belonged to that class of which Lincoln said, "The Lord must have loved them for he made so many of them."

Like the majority of pioneers, Mr. Corwin was a patriotic man, a lover of humanity, a supporter of bovernment. When the South threatened secession and the whip of the slave-master was snapping defiance at the government at Washington, Mr. Corwin enlisted in a cavalry regiment in Illinois. Of his company every man owned his own outfit, which the government afterward purchased. He then came to Ohio, and in January of 1861, with other patriotic boys, numbering in all eighteen, he joined the 4th Ohio Cavalry commanded by Colonel John Kennett of Cincinnati. Of this band of 18, Capt. Albert Brant is now the lone survivor.

While on parole their Company having been taken prisoners at Lexington, Ky., by General Morgan's men, the Lebanon boys came home and while here, Mr. Corwin married Susan J. Brown. As the prisoners were soon exchanged he left his bride and returned to the battlefields to serve until the war was over. His comrade Albert Brant says of him, "Always happy and jolly when no in an engagement, he was a sternly disciplined soldier under fire. There were none better than William Corwin."

To Mr. and Mrs. Corwin were born 12 children, of whom 9 are still living and with their mother mourn the passing of one who had always been kind and loving.

The children surviving are ex-county commissioner, W. D. Corwin, Frank S. Corwin, Mrs. Lucy Settlemyre, Clint D. Howard, Thos. Robert and Forrest Corwin and Mrs. Florence Tucker, all residents of Ohio, and with the exception of Mrs. Tucker who lives at Cuyahoga Falls, living in or near Warren County.

Source: 1921 newspaper thought to be The Western Star [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Death of Dr. W. H. Corwin

Dr. Corwin died on Friday morning last, at the family residence on west Main street, at the age of fifty-three, and was the only son of the late Hon. Thos. Corwin. He has been suffering from a stroke of paralysis which he received several months ago, and has been on the decline ever since. He was a good citizen, beloved by every one who knew him, and was always ready to do a kindness to the humblest citizen. He was a man that took great interest in foreign and domestic affairs, a close observer of current events and delighted to discuss the political situation during our State and National elections. During election times he would be a frequent caller at the Star offices to learn what the latest news were from the rest of political war. The following clipping from the Cincinnati Times we indorse heartily, and which gives a brief history of him during his father's life:

"Dr. Corwin will be remembered well by many of our citizens. He was often in Cincinnati during the lifetime of his distinguished father. He went with him to Mexico, serving as his father's private secretary, and on his father's return to this country he had the position of charge d'affaires. He returned to the United States in 1866, and not long afterward began the study of medicine. He pursued his earlier studies in this city and completed his course in Philadelphia. He entered the practice of his profession here, and soon after returned to Lebanon, where he has been living since and where he died. No man lived with finer feelings of a more generous or more lovable character than Dr. Corwin. He had the chivalrous instinct strongly developed. He was true to his friends. His sympathy was comprehensive. He had an innate abhorrence of all that was low and base. He had read a great deal and his memory was marvelously retentive. He inherited his father's fondness for anecdote, and his knowledge of men and politics was wide, accurate and entertaining. His judgment was sound and clear. He had no taste for politics, but he would have won distinction in that field if he had chosen to give his attention to public affairs. Men were attached to him as to a brother. He had been for a long time in ill health, and his death was not unexpected. He was thoroughly loyal to friendship, courageous in his convictions, devoted to his family. He follows to the grave a mother whom he venerated and a father whom he loved and worshipped. Cares and troubles are over for him, and only memory of his rare qualities of head and heart remain.

Source: The Western Star 18 March 1880 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
24 November 2004


William M. Corwin Passes To His Reward

"Judge" William M. Corwin, the popular magistrate of Franklin, is no more. Death came as he expected and after the manner he desired. One might say that he died "in harness" for only the day before his death he sold the chattels of William Dey at public sale. As usual on such occasions he was full of vigor and provoked shouts of laughter by his jokes.

On Thursday morning Mr. Corwin fell ill and did not go to his office, and about nine o'clock passed gently into that dreamless sleep that we call death. The Grim Messenger had summoned him and he answered the call.

William M. Corwin, son of William and Abigail Corwin was born on a farm near Lebanon on January 5, 1843. In 1846 his family came to this city where he has resided with the exception of a few years. In the dark days of the Republic he responded to his country's call, serving in the 60th O.V.I. and 146th O.N.G. April 1863 he was joined in bonds of holy wedlock to Miss Sarah I. Death, who with two sons, Howard, of Hamburg, N. J. and Frank, of Hamilton, O., and two daughters, of this city, Mrs. F. C. Dial and Mrs. A. C. Vail, and one sister, Mrs. M. W. Earhart and one brother, J. W. Corwin, of Richmond, Ind., are left to mourn his loss.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to these stricken ones especially to the wife and companion of the past half century. May the peace that passeth all understanding be hers.

Squire Corwin served in the capacity of Township clerk and Justice of the Peace for seventeen years and was on the Board of Cemetery Trustees and has always taken a keen interest in public affairs.

The funeral services were held from the home on Sunday afternoon.

Source: The Western Star 3 Feb 1910 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 December 2005

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