George Edward DeLacy Corkum1

(16 February 1841 - 28 October 1913)

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George Edward De Lacy Corkum
1841 - 1913
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550

Some Background

George Edward DeLacy Corkum was also known as Delacy Corkum. Most official records show his name as either Delaney or Delacy, sometimes DeLacy.4
FatherJoseph Etter Corkum2,3 (8 Jun 1815 - 1907)
MotherDorothy Ann Elizabeth Pentz2 (13 May 1820 - 1908)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildGeorge Edward DeLacy Corkum was born on 16 February 1841, in Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia. other sources give place as St. Margaret's Bay.5,6,7
GroomHe married Sarah Charlotte Jess, daughter of George Jess Jr. and Charlotte Huntley, on 12 October 1869 in Baptist Church, Scots Bay, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. Delaney is shown to be a 28 year old bachelor, a farmer, living in Scots Bay, and born in Chester; Sarah is shown to be 33 years old and single, also living in Scots Bay.8,7
Second MarriageOn 30 April 1893, in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, George Edward DeLacy Corkum married second Carrie C. Mann. This was DeLacy's second marriage, Carrie's first.6,9,10
DeceasedHe died on 28 October 1913, in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 12 days.3,11
InterredHe was buried in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.12

Children with Sarah Charlotte Jess:

Children with Carrie Cutter Mann:

Some Life Events of Interest

George Edward DeLacy Corkum became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.
He became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America on 22 September 1896 in the U.S. District Court, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. In his petition for citizenship DeLacy gave his address as 8 Argyle St., Everett, and his occupation as Carpenter; he stated that he was born in St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia on 8 February 1842 and that he was now about 54 years of age; that he "arrived at Calais, Maine in the United States of America on or about the middle of September 1857 then being a minor, under the age of eighteen years ", and that it was his bona fide intention then to reside in and become a citizen of the United States.
OATH TAKEN BY PETITIONER:
I, DeLacy Corkum do solemnly swear that I do absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever - particularly to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, whose subject I have heretofore been; and that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, - so help me God.13

Emigrated

In September 1857, George Edward DeLacy Corkum at the age of 16, emmigrated from Nova Scotia, Canada, to Massachusetts by way of Calais, Maine, according to his petition for citizenship. According to his listing in the 1900 U.S. Census, he arrived in 1860.
     Delacy married Sarah Jess in Canada in 1869; the birth dates and locations for several of his children seem to indicate that he frequently travelled back and forth between Nova Scotia and Massachusetts.14

Occupation

At various times of his life DeLacy was a farmer, miller, and carpenter15,16

Residences and Censuses

George Edward DeLacy Corkum appeared on the census of 1870 in Winchester, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Winchester, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, in the household of his brother Joseph A Corkum. 28 year old George's occupation is listed as carpenter, same as his brother.17
In 1871, George Edward DeLacy Corkum lived in Nova Scotia.
He and Sarah Charlotte Corkum appeared on the 1881 Census of Canada, in Canning, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, enumerated 1881. George D. is a farmer. His Origin (nationality?) is reported as German; Sarah C.'s Origin (nationality?) is English, as is Elizza A.'s. All the rest of the children are enumerated on the following page and their Origins (nationalities) are shown as German. The entire family is Baptist.. Their children Elizabeth, Warren, Chesley, Harding and Birdie were listed as living with them.18
He and Carrie Cutter Corkum appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Bedford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, enumerated 14 June 1900. DeLacy's age is incorrectly recorded as 50 years old and his birth as in Feb. 1850; his occupation is as a day laborer. Carrie's age is recorded as
32 and her birth in June of 1868. They had been married 8 years and Carrie had given birth to 4 children of whom 3 were living at the time of this census. Their children Gladys, Gerald and Amy were listed as living with them.19
Delacy and Carrie Cutter Corkum appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, at Farmers' Lane, enumerated 3 May 1910. Delacy's age is recorded as 65 (suggesting an incorrect birth c. 1845), born in Canada and having immigrated in 1856. His occupation is shown as that of a farmer working on his own account... but living in a rented house. Carrie Cutter Corkum's age is recorded at 47. She had given birth to 9 children of whom 8 were living at the time of this census.. Their children Gladys, Gerald, Amy, Arlette, Francis, Marjorie, Helen and Carol were listed as living with them. All of the children were born in Massachusetts and all but the three youngest had attended school. Also living with the family was 36 year old Lawrence Janes, described as a hired hand engaged in farm labor.20

Sources - Citations

  1. [S12] Census of Canada, 1881, (Online subscription database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Provo, Utah) Accessed: 2 Jan 2017.
  2. [S18] Historical Vital Statistics - Births Marriages Deaths (Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, 2010), parents' names; Registration Year: 1869; Book 1826; Page 36; No. 174.
  3. [S938] DeLacy Corkum, Standard Certificate of Death; Registered No. 387; (25 November 1913), Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Birth 6 Feb 1841; Death 28 Oct 1913; Father Joseph.
  4. [S18] Nova Scotia V.R.s, Delaney; Registration Year: 1869; Book 1826; Page 36; No. 174.
  5. [S18] Nova Scotia V.R.s, age; location of birth - Chester; Registration Year: 1869; Book 1826; Page 36; No. 174.
  6. [S942] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Online subscription database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Provo, Utah) Accessed: 2 Jan 2017, Town of Malden Marriages 1893 No. 104; names, relationships, places, dates.
  7. [S511] The Payzant And Allied Jess and Juhan Families In North America (Wollastan, Massachusetts: by the Compiler, 1970), pg 275; Birth - Feb/Mar1840/41; St. Margaret's Bay place of birth; farmer, millman.
  8. [S18] Nova Scotia V.R.s, Registration Year: 1869; Book 1826; Page 36; No. 174.
  9. [S511] Payzant and Allied Jess and Juhan Families, pg 275; Birth - Feb/Mar1840/41; St. Margaret's Bay place of birth; farmer, millman; second marriage for DeLacy.
  10. [S940] The Essex Genealogist, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society) Accessed: 2 Jan 2017, 17:177; names, relationships, places, dates.
  11. [S511] Payzant and Allied Jess and Juhan Families, pg 275; Birth - Feb/Mar1840/41; St. Margaret's Bay; Death 1913 Billerica; farmer, millman; second marriage for DeLacy.
  12. [S938] DeLacy Corkum, Death Certificate, city and date of burial.
  13. [S935] DeLacy Corkum, Petitions and Records of Naturalization, 8/1845 - 12/1911; Records of District Courts of the United States, Record Group 21; Textual Records. 448 Volumes and 50 Boxes (Waltham, Massachusetts: National Archives at Boston), District Court, Massachusetts Petitions, Vol. 219, Pg. 199; 1896.
  14. [S935] DeLacy Corkum; Textual Records. 448 Volumes and 50 Boxes.
  15. [S18] Nova Scotia V.R.s, Farmer; Registration Year: 1869; Book 1826; Page 36; No. 174.
  16. [S511] Payzant and Allied Jess and Juhan Families, 1872 Date; St. Margaret's Bay place of birth; farmer, millman.
  17. [S943] Joseph A. Corkum household, 1870 U.S. Census, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, Winchester, Sheet no. 37 (written) 475 (stamped), lines 26-29, dwelling 241, family 293; Washington: National Archives. , names, places, ages, occupation.
  18. [S12] Census of Canada, 1881, Online subscription database. ancestry.com, Census Place: Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13173; Pages: 9, 10; Family No: 39; names, relationships, places, dates.
  19. [S936] DeLacy Corkum household, 1900 U.S. Census, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, Bedford Town, Enumeration District 664, Page No.179 A, Sheet No. 10, dwelling 171, family 177; Washington: National Archives. , names, places, ages, birth month year, occupation.
  20. [S937] DeLacy Corkum household, 1910 U.S. Census, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, Farmers' Lane, Billerica, Enumeration District 738, Sheet Sheet no. 13 B / hand written no. 2098, dwelling 289, family 334; Washington: National Archives.
  21. [S937] DeLacy Corkum household, 1910 U.S. Census, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, names, relationships, places, ages, occupation.
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