BIOGRAPHY OF DANIEL WHEELER CORBIT
Daniel Wheeler Corbit was a son of Daniel Corbit and Eliza Naudain.
This biography was published in 1899 in
Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware.*
The text has been broken into paragraphs here for ease of reading.
CORBIT, DANIEL WHEELER, of Odessa, was born, March 7, 1843. His father was Daniel Corbit, of which see sketch in this volume. His mother was Miss Eliza Naudain, daughter of Andrew Naudain and sister of Hon. Arnold Naudain, United States Senator from Delaware.
Daniel W. Corbit was the fourth son, and at the age of twelve years was sent to the Friends' Boarding School at West Town, then under the supervision of Samuel Alsop. After spending three years at this school he passed one year at the Friends' School in Wilmington, Del., and another year in Delaware City, preparatory to entering college. In 1860 he entered the sophomore class of the Haverford Friends' College, where he remained until his promotion to the senior class, and was then called home to attend to duties devolving upon him in consequence of the absence of his brother-in-law, Captain Charles Corbit, who had joined the army for the suppression of the rebellion.
Mr. Corbit immediately gave his attention to agricultural pursuits, devoting much time and many acres of land to peach-growing, making this business a success. In politics he has been a decided Republican, firmly believing that the best good of the country can be insured only by the permanent ascendency of the Republican party. In 1875 Mr. Corbit joined the Presbyterian Church, of which his wife was a member, and is acting as trustee and treasurer of the Drawyer's Church.
He was united in marriage on the 13th of October, 1870, to Miss Mary C. Higgins, daughter of Anthony M. Higgins, of New Castle county, Two daughters, Sally Clark and Louisa Naudain, have been born to them of their marriage.
*Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Settlers, Vol. 1 (Chambersburg, Penn.: J. M. Runk & Co., 1899). A copy of this book is online at familysearch.org, https://tinyurl.com/wkejb4cn, and this biography can be viewed there at p. 372 (image no. 448).