Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 478 - 479
Lester M. Corbett, a well known farmer and earlier settler of the town of Greenbush, was born in the town of Benson,
Rutland County, Vt., April 1, 1843, and is a son of Peter and Melinda (Adams) Corbett. A fuller account of the
family may be found in the record of Hon. C. A. Corbett.
The gentleman whose name heads this article came to this county with his parents in 1855, being then twelve years
old. Mr. Corbett spent his boyhood on the farm, and received his education in the common schools of those early
When President Lincoln called for volunteers to suppress the Rebellion, Mr. Corbett responded to the call, enlisting
on the 30th of March, 1864, in Company H, Fourteenth Wisconsin Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He
participated in many of the most important engagements, but was fortunate in escaping injury at the hands of the
enemy. He was with Sherman before Atlanta, and took part in the battles of Nashville and Franklin, and the capture
of Ft. Blakely, Spanish Fort and Mobile. In October, 1865, he was mustered out of the service at Mobile.
On his return from the war, Mr. Corbett taught school two years, after which he engaged in farming. May 27, 1866,
marks the date of his marriage to Annie E. Pettit. Mr. and Mrs. Corbett have three children, one son and two
Mr. Corbett and his family are members of the Free Baptist Church. In his politics, he is a Republican, and,
socially, is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 78, I. O. O. F. He has a farm of fifty acres, well improved and in an
excellent state of cultivation. Mr. Corbett is an industrious, hard-working man, and is esteemed as a worthy
citizen by all who know him.
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