SOURCE: Abstract of Peter Corbett's will below obtained from
Dauphin County Historical Society in April 1965
Peter Corbett, of Paxtang (suburb of Harrisburg) d. Aug. 1785 leaving his
estate to dau. Margaret who had married a man by name of Sturgeon, whose
children were Jean, Peter, John, Samuel and Thomas.
Will of Peter Corbitt of Upper Paxton township, Lancaster Co. dated Nov. 17,
1784, probated Sept. 1, 1785. Dau. Margaret all moveable estate and money in the
house; my son Peter Sturgeon all money in the bank he to be given the ticket for
the same if he ever returns and if he does not return to be given to son Thomas
Sturgeon who also is away; son Thomas his gun and Walnut Chest and if Thomas
does not return to be given to son John S. son Samuel Sturgeon the plantation I
live on equally with dau. Margaret and son Samuel executors; witnesses John
Murray, John Murray Jr and Robert Armstrong. Renunciation of Margaret S. Sept.
1, 1785. Witnessed by John Murray and Casper Dull.