M. W. Corbitt, farmer, P.O. South Solon, was born in Fayette County, Ohio, February 14, 1834, and is a son of Samuel K. and Catharine Corbitt. The former, who was born in Virginia, emigrated to Ohio when he was a young man, and settled in Fayette County, where he was married, and where he remained until his death, which occurred August 7, 1874. Mrs. Corbitt died in August, 1872. Our subject was united in marriage with Elizabeth Paullin, January 29, 1856; she was born in Greene County, Ohio, February 14, 1834. Mr. Corbitt engaged in farming and dealing in stock when twenty-one years of age, a business he has followed through life. He first bought 156 acres of land where he resides, and has since added to it until he owns 833 acres of fine land, all in a high state of cultivation. He and his wife are the parents of three children —: Eldora, born June 1, 1860; Warren, born April 22, 1862; and Adda, born June 7, 1866. Mrs. Corbitt is a member of the Christian Church.

 

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