Alexander County

Biography - A Corzine

A. CORZINE, farmer and hotel, Thebes, was born in Dongola Precinct, Union County, Ill., November 19, 1837; is a son of Evans and Margaret Corzine, natives of North Carolina. The father died when the subject was small, and he with his mother removed- to Alexander County, where young Corzine attended the country schools, aside from the duties of a farm life, that he was compelled to attend to. Upon reaching his majority, he improved eighty acres of land on Section 11, where he resided until October, 1882, when he bought property at Thebes and opened a hotel, which he continues at this writing. He was married, October 25, 1856, to Caroline, a daughter of James and Nancy C. Miller, of Union County. The following children have been born to him: Margaret, Wesley, Nora, Amy. Mr. C. enlisted in the One Hundred and Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served till the close of the war. He is a member of the Baptist Church, and is a stanch Republican.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 230.


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