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Notes for Nathaniel Willard CORSER


Nathaniel Corser and his family moved to Lake County, Illinois by 1840 after a short stay in Indiana. Nathaniel died in 1867 in Warren Township, also in Lake County. Martha died about 1839 in either Indiana or Illinois. Her death may have been in childbirth or just after the birth of her last son, George, in 1839.

In the 1840 US Census for Lake County, Illinois the family of Nathaniel Corser
was enumerated as follows: Free White Males under 5 (1)[George-1yr]; 5-9 (1)[John-8yr]; 10-14 (1)[Nathan-11yr]; 15-19 (1)[Austin-17yr]; 20-29 (1)[Willard-22yr]; 50-59 (1)[Nathaniel-50yr]; Free White Females 5-9 (1)[Harriet-5yr]; 15-19 (1)[Prudence-19yr]; 40-49 (1)[Martha-45yr]. Clark, 23 years old, was not enumerated with the family.

In the 1850 US Census for Benton, Lake County, Illinois the family of Nathaniel Corser was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #24; Family #24
Nathaniel Corser, 60, M, Farmer, Real Property $700; b. New Hampshire
Martha Corser, 55, F, b. New Hampshire
Clark Corser, 33, M, Farmer, b. Vermont
Willard Corser, 32, M, Farmer, b. Vermont
Prudence Corser, 28, F, b. Vermont
Austin Corser, 26, M, b. Vermont
Nathan Corser, 21, M, Farmer, b. New York; Attended School within the Year
John Corser, 18, M, Farmer, b. New York; Attended School within the Year
Harriet Corser, 15, F, b. New York; Attended School within the Year
George Corser, 11, M, b. New York; Attended School within the Year
[Note: Not all of the adult children actually lived in this family unit; several of them were also enumerated in other locations].

The family of Nathaniel Corser has not been found in the 1860 census and Nathaniel died in 1867.
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