1881 Canada census:
Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
James CORBETT M Male Irish 18 O Church of England
Harriet CORBETT M Female Scottish 19 O Church of England
Census Place Emsley, Leeds & Grenville North, Ontario
Family History Library Film 1375866
NA Film Number C-13230
Page Number 26
Household Number 117
1901 Canada census:
District: ON LEEDS & GRENVILLE (North/Nord) (#82)
Subdistrict: Elmsley (South/Sud) A-2 Page 1
Details: Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6478
42 10 Corbett James M Head M May 26 1863 37 born Ont; Irish
43 10 Corbett Ada F Wife M Mar 2 1862 39 born Ont; Scotch
44 10 Maddan Patrick M Servant S Feb 13 1854 47 born Ont; Irish
1911 Canada census:
Ontario / Lanark South / 31 Smiths Falls / page 16
5 174 Corbett James M Head M May 1863 48 born Ont; Irish; Anglican
6 174 Corbett Adamina F Wife M Mar 1862 49 born Ont; Irish; Anglican
7 174 Lee Agnes F Domestic S May 1890 21born Ont; Irish; ?
1933 Voter's List
SMITH'S FALLS VOTERS' LIST, 1933 : "A" to "F"
Name Address Sub Occ J Status S PO
CORBETT, Adamina Lombard, 2, pt 041 HW mf mw SF
CORBETT, Jas. Lombard, J, pt 041 ImA o m SF
Status -- These two fields seem to denote occupancy and marital status, although for many women, both fields contain marital status, unless they are property owners. Can anyone sort this out for me so I can give the correct info here? The letters "t" seems to mean "tenant"; "o" and "own" are "owner"; "mf" and "mw" are possibly "married female" and "married woman" (why the difference?); "b" presumably for "bachelor"; etc.
HW = Housewife
ImA = Imp. Agent
Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Plot # 1460
HOLLISTON - In Loving Memory of Adam Holliston, died March 7, 1920, aged 93 yrs.
Also his wife, Margaret Rothwell, died Nov 15, 1885, aged 47 yrs.
(on the back)
CORBETT - James F. Corbett, May 26, 1863 - July 26, 1936.
His wife, Adamenia Holliston, Mar 2, 1861 - May 6, 1946.
James Francis Corbett
This is James Francis Corbett the son of George Corbett and sarah Rachel Shaw. He was born May 26 1863 and worked for Frost and Woods in Smiths Falls He lived at 44 Lombard St where, in 1930, he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary to Adamina. James and Adamina (referred to as Aunt ad) never had children and are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery Smiths Falls.
George Corbett (sometimes spelled Corbitt)
George Corbett (picture # 5) was born in Co. Monaghan Ireland June 26 1824. He was the son of James Corbett and his wife Elizabeth. In about 1846, James, Elizabeth and their family arrived in Canada. Soon thereafter, they purchased part of a "clergy grant' near Poonamalee Rd outside Smiths Falls . George is listed on the 1850 census of Jefferson Co NY living in the household of a man called Massey. One of the other residents in that household is also a witness on the marriage certificate - Labue (Laboo). George's age is listed as 22 which would have made his birth date 1828. I have used the 1824 date since it is the one recorded in George and Sarah Rachel's bible. George died Jan 24 1900 at the age of "almost 4 score" and is buried in St. John's Cemetery Smiths Falls with his wife Sarah and 3 of their first 4 children all of whom died as infants.
Sarah Rachel Shaw
Daughter of Ann ROGERSON and John SHAW (see SHAW page for more info) .
Sarah (picture # 7) was born Feb 12 1831 in St. Andrews, Argenteuil Quebec. Moved to Pamelia NY (near Watertown) as a young adult. She appears to have gone there to join some of her siblings as we have record of Henry being there at that time as well as Maria. She married George CORBETT (sometimes spelled Corbitt) October 4 1853 in Watertown NY and they moved to Smiths Falls almost immediately. They had a large family. Stephen G Shaw, Sarah Rachel's next youngest sibling, was the witness at the wedding.
1. Elizabeth Ann 1854 died in infancy
2. Catharine Maria 1855 died in infancy
3. Mary Jane 1855 (Picture #8)
4. Samuel R 1857 died in infancy
5. Sarah Ann 1859 (Picture #11)
6. Elizabeth Margaret 1861 (more information follows)
7. James Francis 1863 (Picture #14)
8. Maria Victoria 1865 (Picture #15)