Details on Corbly dedication monument, Garards Fort, PA

Details on Corbly dedication monument, Garards Fort, PA


Family of Reverend John Corbly (b. 2-23-1733, d. 6-9-1803)

1st wife: Abigail Kirk Corbly (1734-1768)


(1) Margaret (1758-1833); married George Morris

(2) Rachael (1760-1842); married Justus Garrard

(3) Priscilla (1762-1833); married William Knight

(4) John Corbly, Jr. (1768-1814); married Elizabeth Fansler


2nd wife: Elizabeth Tyler (1756-1782) in Indian massacre


(1) Delilah (1774-1839); married Levi Martin

(2) Elizabeth (1775-1796)

(3) Isaiah (1776-1782) killed in Indian massacre

(4) Mary Catherine (1780-1782) killed in Indian massacre

(5) Nancy (1782-1782) killed in Indian massacre


3rd wife: Nancy Ann Lynn (1761-1826)


(1) Mary (1785-1864) married Jacob Myers

(2) Andrew Lynn (1787-1850) married Elizabeth Myers

(3) Pleasant (1789-1860) married Peter Myers, Jr.

(4) Cassandra (1791-1869) married Joseph Gregg

(5) Sarah (1793-1814) married John Wright

(6) Amelia (1796- 1855) married Amos Wright

(7) Nancy (1798-1803)  died when struck by a falling shingle at Corbly home

(8) William (1801-1875) married Rebecca Stephens



Corbly Crest

Corbly Coat-of-Arms

Corbally – Corbly

There is only one stem and one coat-of-arms.
It has much silver, black and a Trout, some gold and a bit of red.


This is the coat-of-arms borne by the Corbly family. Anciently it was from Meath, Ireland where the name was usually spelled Corbally. Some of this family were in England. See O’Hart’s Irish Pedigrees and Burke’s Armoury of England, Scotland and Ireland.

The blazon reads: Argent three broad arrows two and one, bendways sable. Crest-A trout naiant proper.

On the silver shield are three broad arrows two above one but placed on the shield diagonally as a bend would be placed. These are black and symbolize, “martial readiness.”

Above the shield is the helmet. This is the old tournament helmet and is made of steel, trimmed in gold, lined in red silk and shown in profile.

Thrown over the helmet and shoulders of the bearer was a mantling to protect him from the sun and saber points. These capes became so torn and ragged during battle that heraldic artists always portray them in leaf or scroll design.

Above the helmet is the crest. The fish is a charge preferred above many beasts and birds. It is the symbol of regeneration. It was borne by many persons of royal or noble families.

To hide the joining of the crest to the helmet is a twisted scarf of the family colors. Only six twists may show and the first one must be the first metal named in the blazon.

Argent-Silver represents water. It denotes superiority and fineness of mind.

Sable Black symbolizes constancy and nobility of character.

Description: Symbology.


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