Corboy Census: Family of Cornelius
Index page for Corboy line
Census Evidence for the Family of John Corboy born 1822
What the Census Records Can Contribute
1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930
Census Data: Who's Where When
The first census in which this branch of the Corboy family has been found is 1860. We see both John Corboy and Cornelius Corboy living within three doors of each other in Clay Township, Highland County, Ohio. Cornelius (31) is living with his wife Mary (24) and children Stephen (2) and Kate (1) in dwelling 716, family 714.
Still close to each other in Clay, the households of Cornelius and John have grown. Living with Cornelius is Bridget Corboy, identified as Cornelius' mother. She is 75. Are John and Cornelius brothers or cousins?
Cornelius (note spelling) has remained in Clay, but John has moved. Note that Bridget is still living with Cornelius. It is interesting that she has been with him now since at least 1870; where was she in 1860? She does not seem to have been living in Clay.
Census Place:	Clay, Highland, Ohio
Source:	FHL Film 1255032  National Archives Film T9-1032  Page 253C
Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Cornelies CORBOY	Self	M	M	W	55	IRELAND
	Occ:	Farmer	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
	Occ:	Keeps House	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Stephen CORBOY	Son	M	S	W	22	OH
	Occ:	Works On Farm	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Mary E. CORBOY	Dau	F	S	W	18	OH
	Occ:	At Home	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Maggie CORBOY	Dau	F	S	W	16	OH
	Occ:	At Home	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Thomas CORBOY	Son	M	S	W	14	OH
	Occ:	Works On Farm	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Lizzie CORBOY	Dau	F	S	W	12	OH
	Occ:	At Home	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
John CORBOY	Son	M	S	W	9	OH
			Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Cornelius CORBOY	Son	M	S	W	7	OH
			Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Bridget CORBOY	Mother	F	S	W	88	IRE
			Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Cornelius, 72, is living in Center Township, Porter Co, Indiana, in 1900. The head of the household is Kate, his daughter (age 38), a private secretary; and with them is Margurete (age 34), who is a "house keeper." [Dwelling number 84 corrected to 85; family number 84 corrected to 88]
Stephen, oldest son of Cornelius, is now married. He and his wife Lavinia, age 24, are also living in Center Township [Dwelling 140, corrected to 143, Family 144 corrected to 152]. It is interesting, in view of the age difference between Stephen and Lavinia, that while the correct year 1859 is given for Stephen, his age is said to be 31. They do not have children yet, although they have been married four years. Stephen is a Court Stenographer.
Thomas, son of Cornelius, is boarding with a family in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. He is working as a plumber.
John, son of Cornelius, has lodgings in Michigan Township, Laporte County, IN.
Kate Corboy is head of household in Valparaiso. With her are her sister Margaret and her father Cornelius. The house and family # are erroneously beside Margaret's name. Kate is secretary at the University. This is one of the harder census pages to read.
Steven and Lavinia are still living in Center Township. Stephen is 51, Lavinia 34. They have two sons, Stephen C., age 7, and Phillip M., age 3. Stephen is County Recorder, while Lavinia teaches at the University.
John Corboy, age 39, born 1871, brother of Kate and Stephen, lives in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IN. He is a widower now, so he must have married and been widowed since 1900. He is a salesman, it looks like pianos.
Lavinia and Stephen are divorced; Lavinia lives with their younger son Philip in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Kate is still head of house and still a secretary at the University. With her in 1920 are her sister Margaret; her brother, Stephen P. (divorced from Lavinia); Stephen C. (Lavinia and Stephen's older son); and Phillip J. Corboy, a nephew. This is a bit of a puzzle. This census was taken January 10; the census that shows Philip with Lavinia was also taken in January. Was Philip travelling back and forth between parents?
Kate and her two siblings Margaret and Stephen are still in Valparaiso in 1930. Philip, Stephen's son, lives with them (family indexed under Catharine Carboy). Kate is still a secretary at the University; none of the others has an occupation entered.
Lavinia A. and her son Stephen C. are in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. They live in the Seneca Hotel (likely an apartment house) on East Chestnut Street.
STEPHEN CORBOY b 22 Jul 1902 d Jan 1966 Last known address: Pompano Beach, Broward, FL SSN issued: IL 340-03-4004

LAVINIA CORBOY b 26 Dec 1877 d Jun 1967 Last known address: Pompano Beach, Broward, FL SSN issued: IL 356-09-0986

Florida Death Index 1877-1998
Name: Stephen Cornelius Corboy
Volume: 2776 Certificate: 295 Place: Broward Race: W Gender: M Death Date: Jan 1966