John Corson, deceased, son of Richard and Mary (Baldwin) Corson, was born in Virginia in 1809, and died in Range Township August 31, 1875. He came to Ohio when four or five years old, with his parents, who located in Fayette County, where the father died. The mother, with her children, then moved North, where she died. Our subject came to Madison County, in 1862, and located in the neighborhood of where his wife now lives. In 1837, he married Elizabeth Blizzard, daughter of Burton and Amelia (Willoughby) Blizzard, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Maryland. They came West at an early day adn settled in this county. Mrs. Corson was born where she now lives, November 8, 1813. By her Mr. Corson had eight children — Richard, Mary, William, James, Benjamin, Hester, Sarah B. and Amelia. Mrs. Corson ws the third child in a family of nine children. Mr. Corson was a carpenter and farmer by occupation. He was a prudent, industrious and frugal man, and at his death owned 100 acres of good land.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]