Henry Clark Corbin / Colclazer Run
Henry Clark Corbin
Henry Clark Corbin was born September 15, 1842 and reared here on the family farm along Colclazer Run near Laurel. He attended public school and the private Parker Academy in nearby Clermontville. After teaching school and studying law, he enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 and military service became his career. Corbin served as the armed forces adjutant-general under President William McKinley during the Spanish-American War in 1898 and promoted to Lieutenant General on April 15, 1906. He died on September 8, 1909 in Washington, D.C. and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
David Colclazer was a hunter and trapper who arrived as the first settler in Monroe Township circa 1796. He lived by the banks of this small stream. Colclazer also lived with Larry Byrns, another early settler and Revolutionary War soldier, for several years before moving to Indiana in 1812. Over two hundred years later, this meandering creek is still called "Colclazer Run."
Erected 2003 by Monroe Township and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grant Birthplace (approx. 1½ miles away); U. S. Grant Birthplace (approx. 1½ miles away); Ulysses Grant (approx. 1½ miles away); U.S. Grant Historic District (approx. 1½ miles away); Ulysses Simpson Grant (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Ulysses Simpson Grant (approx. 1½ miles away); Grant Memorial Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Mt. Zion Chapel / Mt. Zion Cemetery - Lafayette School (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, Spanish-American •
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