William Corbit’s 1818 estate inventory listed a “couch & mattrass” in the “Back room North corner” on the first floor. It was valued at $12.00, a relatively large sum equal to a set of six mahogany chairs in that inventory. This couch was among the “Residue of Household Goods of Wm. Corbit, decd.,” valued at $1.00 in 1845 among the property of Sarah C. Spruance (1795-1860) and Daniel Corbit (1796-1877), William’s only living children at that time. Terminology in use at the time suggests that the couch was this object and not a sofa with a cushion.