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Beatrice Almira COLBY was born on 8 APR 1903 in Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire. She died on 20 NOV 2003 at Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
Beatrice Colby Blasenak of Franconia, NH passed away at the Lafayette Center on November 20, 2003.

Bea was the last living charter member of the Colby Clan Association. She was 100 years old.

Bea is survived by her daughter Beverly and son-in-law Neal Slocum of Burlington, VT. and daughter-in-law Maxine Blasenak of Waronoco, MA. She also has six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Bea was predeceased by her husband Albert Blasenak and her son Albert, Jr.

Her memorial service was held on November 29 at the first Congregational Church, 189 Main Street, Littleton, NH, 03561.

Contributions in memory of Bea can be made to the church.

She had Social Security Number 002-36-9623.
Social Security Death Index Record
Name:
Beatrice C. Blasenak
SSN: 002-36-9623
Born: 8 Apr 1903
Died: 20 Nov 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: New Hampshire (1963 )


Parents: Joshua William Small COLBY and Mary Ann DAVIS.

Spouse: Albert William BLASENAK. Albert William BLASENAK and Beatrice Almira COLBY were married on 26 NOV 1924 in South Paris, Oxford County, Maine. Children were: Albert William BLASENAK Jr., Beverly Anne BLASENAK.


Beatrice G. COLBY was born in 1911 in Lura, Faribault County, Minnesota. She appeared in the census on 2 JAN 1920 in Barber, Faribault County, Minnesota. (lving at home with father and brother.) Parents: Charles C. COLBY and Sophia (COLBY).


Beatrice Hall COLBY was born about 1918 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: William Henry COLBY and Mabel Willis ROBBINS.


Photo Beatrice I. COLBY was born in 1907 in New York. She appeared in the census on 19 APR 1910 in Jay, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Married: Hi Hammond. Parents: Warren Monroe COLBY and Maude P. SHELDON.


Beatrice M. COLBY was born in AUG 1895 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1900 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Franklin J. COLBY and Malinda F. (Rollins) EASTMAN.


Beatrice N. COLBY was born in 1924 in Kansas. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Liberal, Seward County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Henry Newton COLBY and Margaret COUPE.


Beatrice T. COLBY was born in MAY 1885 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Col. Francis T. COLBY and Rose L. SULLIVAN.


Beattie COLBY was born in 1849 in New York. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Johnstown, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Aaron S. COLBY and Sarah (COLBY).


Belinda COLBY was born in 1809 in Greece, Monroe County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Mason, Cass County, Michigan. She died in 1897 at Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. Parents: Zaccheus COLBY M.D. and Anna (Clark) WEBSTER.

Spouse: Fredrick Walker MILLER. Fredrick Walker MILLER and Belinda COLBY were married about 1833 in Greece, Monroe County, New York. Children were: Ann C. MILLER, Belinda MILLER, Frederick W. MILLER, Infant Daughter MILLER, Sophia MILLER, Charles Z. MILLER, Lewis H. MILLER, Albert Merrill MILLER, Newell H. MILLER, Infant Son MILLER.


Belinda COLBY was born in 1819 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 10 AUG 1850 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with brother-in-law Jonathan D. Clement and family.) She appeared in the census on 19 JUN 1860 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1870 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with step-son Richard Clement and family.) She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with step-son Richard Clement and family.) Parents: Daniel COLBY and Ruth EMERY.

Spouse: Richard CLEMENT. Richard CLEMENT and Belinda COLBY were married on 18 JUL 1852 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Children were: Harvey W. CLEMENT, Albert CLEMENT.


Belinda COLBY was born on 28 OCT 1821 in Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. She died on 30 MAY 1900 at Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. Buried: Pine Street Cemetery, Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. Parents: Bagley COLBY and Abigail COUCH.

Spouse: Abraham MELVIN. Abraham MELVIN and Belinda COLBY were married on 4 JAN 1850 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Asa EASTMAN. Asa EASTMAN and Belinda COLBY were married on 9 NOV 1857 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire.


Belinda COLBY was born about 1826 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Parents: Alvin COLBY and Sally MORTON.


Belinda COLBY was born in 1832 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in New Hampton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Parents: Osgood COLBY and Levina Flint TANDY.


Photo Belinda D. COLBY was born on 7 JUL 1839 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 25 JUL 1914 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Blossom Hill Cemetery at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John L. COLBY and Orpha METCALF.

Spouse: Levi Cobb WOODS. Levi Cobb WOODS and Belinda D. COLBY were married in 1860 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.


Bell Mabel COLBY was born on 28 APR 1870 in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine. She appeared in the census in JUN 1870 in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1900 in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 19 APR 1910 in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 13 JAN 1920 in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Charles COLBY and Viola DINSMOOR.


Belle COLBY was born in 1872 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. (living with father) She appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Parents: Caleb S. COLBY and Sarah Jane EMERSON.

Spouse: Mr. HAYWOOD. Mr. HAYWOOD and Belle COLBY were married about 1889. Children were: Marla HAYWOOD.


Belle C. COLBY was born on 26 JUL 1865 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1880 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (living with father) She appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. SOURCES: (1) International Genealogical Index, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (2) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900. Marriage; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Newell Stocker COLBY and Laura Etta PARKER.

Spouse: William A. SAYLER. William A. SAYLER and Belle C. COLBY were married on 30 JUL 1885 in McHenry County, Illinois. Children were: James N. SAYLER, Frank W. SAYLER.


Belle Franklin COLBY was born on 28 OCT 1878 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 10 MAY 1910 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 6 JAN 1920 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died in 1946. She was buried in the Center Cemetery at Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Parents: John F. COLBY and Octavia B. TEAGUE.

Spouse: Maurice Adelbert MERRILL. Maurice Adelbert MERRILL and Belle Franklin COLBY were married on 28 FEB 1901 in New Hampshire. Children were: Kenneth A. MERRILL, Helen F. MERRILL.


Bells Sarah COLBY was born in 1858 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father mother) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and step-mother) Parents: James Madison COLBY and Nancy A. COLLINS.

Spouse: Josiah Bailey COLBURNE. Josiah Bailey COLBURNE and Bells Sarah COLBY were married on 22 JAN 1875 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 2229579; Newbury, New Hampshire town records, marriages, births, and deaths, 1750-1915.) They appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1880 in Newbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Nina Belle COLBURNE.


Belver Kinsley COLBY was born on 16 MAY 1888 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1900 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 6 MAY 1930 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He registered for the draft in 1942 at Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record
Name:
Belver Kinsley Colby
Birth Date: 16 May 1888
Residence: Sullivan, New Hampshire
Birth: Sunapee, New Hampshire
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2283922

Parents: Franklin J. COLBY and Malinda F. (Rollins) EASTMAN.


Ben L. COLBY was born on 22 FEB 1917 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. (living at home with father and mother) He died on 11 AUG 2003 at Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - September 16, 2003
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BEN L. COLBY

BEN L. COLBY, 86, of Memphis, retired businessman, died Aug. 11 in Memphis. Graveside services were Aug. 15 in Memorial Park. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel had charge. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a World War II Navy veteran. He leaves a sister, Frances Taylor of Washington.

He had Social Security Number 354-05-2558 . Parents: Horace Plumer COLBY and Frances Anna SCHOOLFIELD.


Benaiah COLBY was born on 30 DEC 1705 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number BDWC-KD. He died. He settled Chester, New Hampshire, as early as 1729., being a fence viewer there that year, and tythingman in 1730.
SOURCES: (1). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 Birth, listed as Collbey; (2) Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (3) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (4) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (5) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (6) "History of the Colby Family" by James W. Colby, pub 1895. Parents: Joseph COLBY and Anne BARTLETT.

Spouse: Mary WEBSTER. Benaiah COLBY and Mary WEBSTER were married in 1728 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Sarah COLBY, John COLBY, Benaiah COLBY, Mary COLBY, Anne COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth EMERSON. Benaiah COLBY and Elizabeth EMERSON were married on 12 NOV 1745 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Film Number 1000976; Marriage Date: 12 Nov 1745, Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: John COLBY.


Benaiah COLBY was born on 29 MAY 1734 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died about 1826 at Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. He has Ancestral File Number 1PB4-63. Nathan Webster in his will gives legacies to his grandchildren, Benaiah and Mary Colby, in 1746. Signed the Association Test, 1776, at Candia, New Hampshire, where he was a tax payer in 1778.
SOURCES: (1) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (2) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Mary WEBSTER.

Spouse: Abigail EMERSON. Benaiah COLBY and Abigail EMERSON were married on 5 SEP 1764 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage Date: 05 Sept 1764, Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Moses COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Abigail COLBY, Jonathan COLBY, Joseph COLBY, Benaiah COLBY, Mary COLBY, Anne COLBY, Benaiah COLBY.


Benaiah COLBY was born on 18 MAR 1772 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died about 1811. Benaiah and Susan lived Hill, New Hampshire.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Ruth WELLS.

Spouse: Susanna H. ROWELL. Benaiah COLBY and Susanna H. ROWELL were married on 21 NOV 1793 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: "History of the town of Andover, New Hampshire : 1751-1906" by John R. Eastman, Concord, N.H.: Printed by the Rumford Print. Co., 1910.) Children were: Moses COLBY, Mahitabel COLBY, Nancy COLBY, John COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Benaiah COLBY, Thomas Rowell COLBY, Susannah COLBY.


Benaiah COLBY was born on 17 MAR 1777 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died on 20 APR 1779 at Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (2) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Abigail EMERSON.


Benaiah COLBY was born on 21 SEP 1783 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Benaiah Colby 66 M Cooper $1,000 NH
Rebecca Colby 68 F NH
Mary 40 F NH
Jonathan E. 35 M Farmer NH
Rebecca H. 34 F NH
Joseph 33 M Laborer NH
John W. 28 M NH
Abigail 20 F NH
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He appeared in the census in 1870 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (2) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Abigail EMERSON.

Spouse: Rebecca WENTWORTH. Benaiah COLBY and Rebecca WENTWORTH were married on 19 FEB 1805 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Benaiah COLBY, Mary Ann COLBY, Jonathan Emerson COLBY, Rebecca H. COLBY, Joseph COLBY, John W. COLBY, Abigail COLBY.


Benaiah COLBY was born on 30 NOV 1804 in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Benaiah Colby family bible.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Benaiah Colby 45 M Farmer NH
Rebecca 39 F NH
Laura M. 17 F NH Y
Alson D. 15 M Farmer NH Y
Rodney H. 5 M NH Y
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He appeared in the census in 1860 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He served in the military from AUG 1861 to MAY 1862.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name:
Beniah Colby
RESIDENCE: Franklin, New Hampshire
Enlistment Date: 23 Aug 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: New Hampshire
Service Record: Enlisted as a Wagoner on 23 August 1861 at the age of 55.
Enlisted in Company H, 3rd Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 23 Aug 1861.
Received a disability discharge from Company H, 3rd Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 7 May 1862 at Edisto Island, SC.

He died on 5 FEB 1893 at Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Susanna H. ROWELL.

Spouse: Rebecca WHITE. Benaiah COLBY and Rebecca WHITE were married on 16 OCT 1831 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Benaiah, Marriage: Rebecca WHITE; Date: 16 Oct 1831; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Laura M. COLBY, Alson Dudley COLBY, Rodney H. COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth A. GATES. Benaiah COLBY and Elizabeth A. GATES filed marriage intentions on 26 MAR 1889 in Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. They were married on 27 MAR 1889 in Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Benaiah Age: 84 years; Marriage: Elizabeth A. GATES Age: 63 years; Date: 27 Mar 1889; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Wife previously married.)


Benaiah COLBY was born on 25 JUL 1808 in Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Benaiah Colby 41 M Farmer NH
Mary Colby 32 F NH
(Mary couldn't read or write according to census)
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He appeared in the census in 1870 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. In 1880 he was a cooper in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Rebecca WENTWORTH.

Spouse: Mary STONE. Benaiah COLBY and Mary STONE were married on 6 DEC 1838 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Beniah , Marriage: Mary STONE, Date: 06 Dec 1838; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Josephine COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was christened/baptized on 20 OCT 1732 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Obadiah COLBY and Elizabeth GEE.


Benjamin COLBY was christened/baptized on 20 OCT 1723 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1747 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died about 1760 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate on 2 OCT 1766.
Comment 1:
Walker's book says that Benjamin's son Benjamin lived with his grandparents, Ambrose and Betty, so Benjamin must have died young. Benjamin's son had inherited the property of his grandfather Ambrose by 1799, according to Walker. There are no records of Benjamin's wife or children to prove the connection, except the family bible of the Conant family of Maine. from 'Lineage of Philander M. Colby of Arborville & Bradshaw, Ne., and Spencer Colby of Hamilton County, Ne. by Claudia K. (Miller) Forster

Benjamin Colby, father of Benjamin and son of Ambrose, was baptised on October 20, 1723.

Comment 2:
Morton T. Goodrich, who compiled "The Ancestors of Forrest H. Colby" in 1926, states that he had not found the record of his marriage, but since he was known as a coaster, he presumably married a girl from some Massachusetts coast town or possibly from Wiscasset.

He was in Wiscasset, then Pownalborough, in 1749, when he signed a petition asking for the incorporation of the town. He settled the estate of his brother Ambrose in 1766. Some have said that his estate was settled by Ambrose but this could not be true because the records are not at Wiscasset and the records would be at the county seat of the county in which the testator died. See Essex County Records.

The census of 1790 shows that the only Colbys then living in Wiscasset were in the families of two widows, Betty and Susannah. Betty was the widow of Ambrose and was Benjamin's mother. She was evidently living with three grandchildren who were children of her son Benjamin. The evidence is not conclusive, however. Susannah was either the widow of this Benjamin or of his youngest brother, Nicholas. There were four boys over sixteen and three girls in her family.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Ambrose COLBY and Elizabeth LAWRENCE.

Spouse: Mrs Benjamin COLBY. Benjamin COLBY and Mrs Benjamin COLBY were married about 1749. Children were: Corpl. Benjamin COLBY.


Photo Deacon Benjamin COLBY was born on 7 SEP 1729 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) He was baptized on 12 OCT 1729 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 24 FEB 1814 at Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery. He was buried in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Pine Grove Cemetery.) BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Jonathan COLBY and Dorothy TEWKSBURY.

Spouse: Betty CARR. Deacon Benjamin COLBY and Betty CARR were married on 12 NOV 1755 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Salisbury.) Children were: Betty COLBY, Mary COLBY, Sarah COLBY, John COLBY, Joanna COLBY.


Captain Benjamin COLBY was born on 14 JUL 1750 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) He was baptized on 22 JUL 1750 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1773 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He died on 9 NOV 1816 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Benjamin was the "first of his name in town," though he probably did not settle earlier than his brother Isaac, or till after his marriage. He bought the farm, lot No. 10, 2d Div., north slope of Colby Hill, now owned by Emerson Giles's heirs (1878); built his original house just north of the present, and kept it many years as one of the first taverns; built also the present Leavitt house, on the range, for his son Benjamin, Jr. He was captain in the militia; selectman, 1782.

(BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881.) Parents: Isaac COLBY and Sarah DAVIS.

Spouse: Elizabeth HUNKINS. Captain Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth HUNKINS were married on 19 OCT 1773 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) Children were: Sarah COLBY, William COLBY, Benjamin COLBY, William COLBY.

Spouse: Sarah EASTMAN. Captain Benjamin COLBY and Sarah EASTMAN were married on 24 MAY 1807 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Sarah CARTER, Date: 24 May 1807; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Corpl. Benjamin COLBY was born in 1750 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. He died about 1843 at Anson, Somerset County, Maine.
Pownalborough is now Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine

Comment 1:
A privately published book, EMBDEN TOWN of YORE by Ernest G. Walker, 1929 has a chapter on this family. It says that Benjamin was a blacksmith. A Harry Colby is listed as having an obituary in the Columbian Sentential Apr 17, 1816. This is the only mention of this son of "Capt Benj. Colby of Embden, Maine". He was 20 when he died (possibly in the War of 1812?). Benjamin, Elizabeth, and all children but Hartley and Harry moved to Embden, Maine in 1790. Before that, Benjamin served a total of 7 months in the Revolutionary War. Some sources says he was a sergeant in all enlistments, others show him as a corporal part of the time. He served in the following companies: (1) 1775 - Captain John Groves Company, Col Samuel Harnden's Regiment, 1 month: (2) 1777 - Captain Roger Smith's Company, 1 month: (3) 1779 - Captain Nathaniel Tibbetts' Company; transferred to Captain Hinkley's Company in Col McCobb's Regiment; In the Bagaduce Expedition, 2 months: (4) 1780 - Captain Solomon Walker's Company, Col Prince's (Prime's?) Regiment, 3 months. Benjamin received a life pension as a Revolutionary War Veteran in 1832. He was then 82 years old. (Information from pension records). Elizabeth Foye apparently died, because Benjamin married Elizabeth Hunnewell in 1834. A short history of Wiscasset says that the Foyes came to Wiscasset from Rye, N.H.. Before that, they may have come from Charlestown, MA, where John Foye appears as a "mariner and distiller" when admitted to the First Church of Charlestown Feb 2, 1717. He was born in Charlestown 06/28/1674, married Sarah Lynde 11/16/1699. A son Benjamin born 10/16/1714 sold his share of his estate in 1735-6 and left Charlestown. (NOTE: This suggests that John Foye is the father of Elizebeth Foye. I have checked the Charlestown Genealogies and Estates and Elizabeth daughter of John Foye was born in 1701 and died 1721. Elizebeth is probabley a descendant of John Foye, but is not his daughter.)

Comment 2:
Benjamin served in the Sheepscot naval engagement, 10 September 1777, and also served as a corporal in Nathaniel Tibbets company guarding the seacoast in Lincoln County. He probably built the house in Wiscasset known as the Clapp House, and later, as "Lilac Cottage." He lived lived with his grandfather Ambrose Colby, and the house was built on the site of the blacksmith shop owned by Ambrose. The foundation of the house shows what was probably the foundation of the old forge. The land and buildings were conveyed to John Adams, and signed by Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth, in 1789. After this he moved to Embden, and owned the Colby Islands in the Kennebec River, now flooded by the dam at Madison.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.)

Parents: Benjamin COLBY and Mrs Benjamin COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth FOYE. Corpl. Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth FOYE were married on 8 NOV 1770 in Pownalborough, Lincoln County, Maine. SOURCE: FHL Number 12309, Marriage: Elisabeth FOY, Date: 08 Nov 1770; Recorded in: Civil Records for Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine. Children were: Benjamin COLBY, Ebenezer COLBY, Ambrose COLBY, William COLBY, Sally COLBY, Hartley COLBY, Harry COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth HUNNEWELL. Corpl. Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth HUNNEWELL were married in 1834.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 29 DEC 1756 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 14 MAY 1758 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Salisbury, listed as Colbey; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Sgt. Edmund COLBY and Dorothy RING.


Deacon Benjamin COLBY was born on 15 FEB 1756 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 21 MAR 1756 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 28 SEP 1835 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
He applied for a pension and on 28 August 1832, as Benjamin Colby of Sutton, New Hampshire, age 76 years deposed: that he enlisted at Hawke, New Hampshire, October 1775, and served 15 days under Captain French at Great Island, near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He enlisted again at Hawke, November 1775, served 2½ months under Captain Webster of Kingston, New Hampshire, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts, serving two full months in Cambridge. He enlisted at Hawke, in October 1777, for two months, served at Saratoga (was there when Burgoyne surrendered), at Stillwater, New York, and Northampton, Massachusetts. He enlisted again at Hawke, August 1778, and served two weeks at Rhode Island. And finally, he enlisted again at Hawke, on 1 October 1780, and served three months a Peekskill, New York.

He further deposed that he was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, moved when young with his father to Hawke, New Hampshire, lived there until he returned from the Army, since which time he has lived 4 years in Goffstown, New Hampshire, 7 years in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and more than thirty years in Sutton, New Hampshire. His pension claim was granted, 18 February 1833.
1790 census lists his family as: 1-2-3. There were 2 sons under age of 16 and 2 daughters.

SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury, birth; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.
Parents: Thomas Elliot COLBY and Susannah RING.

Spouse: Mary FLANDERS. Deacon Benjamin COLBY and Mary FLANDERS were married on 16 NOV 1779 in Hawke (Danville), Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Philip COLBY, Mary COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 24 OCT 1772 in Pownalborough, Lincoln County, Maine. (SOURCE: NEHGS; Vital Records of Augusta, Maine to the Year 1892.) He died on 26 DEC 1840 at Embden, Somerset County, Maine. (SOURCE: NEHGS; Vital Records of Augusta, Maine to the Year 1892.) He had administration granted for estate on 7 JAN 1842 in Embden, Somerset County, Maine. Benjamin Colby Jr died at 69 years of age. He had been Embden's town clerk for many years. In 1804 he was deputy sheriff. "Benjamin Colby, Jr., started buying a string of farms half way across Embden, in the southeast section, in 1821. He was then 49 years old and dominated the town as, possibly, its most influential farmer."

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Corpl. Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth FOYE.

Spouse: Rebecca THOMPSON. Benjamin COLBY and Rebecca THOMPSON were married on 7 SEP 1793 in Embden, Somerset County, Maine. (SOURCE: Vital Records of Augusta, ME. New England Historic Genealogical Society.) Children were: Capt. Hartley COLBY, Fanny COLBY, Harry COLBY, Dr. Zenas COLBY, Warren COLBY, Melinda COLBY, Helena COLBY, Spencer COLBY, Benjamin COLBY, Josephine COLBY, Isabella COLBY, Mason S. COLBY, Analostine COLBY, Harriet COLBY, Ariel M. COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 25 SEP 1776 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Benjamin Colby 74 M Farmer $1,600 ME
Abigail 74 F MA
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He died on 29 MAR 1854 at Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: William Davis COLBY and Elizabeth STRAW.

Spouse: Abigail EATON. Benjamin COLBY and Abigail EATON were married on 25 MAR 1800 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Benjamin, Marriage: Abigail EATON; Date: 25 Mar 1800; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Benjamin COLBY, William Davis COLBY, Sally COLBY, Timothy COLBY, Eliza COLBY, James Smith COLBY, Polly COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 5 JUL 1778 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Benjamin Colby 72 M Farmer NH
Polly Colby 66 F NH
Eliza E. Colby 45 F NH
Hannah T. Colby 35 F NH
Benjamin M. Colby 32 M Lawyer NH
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He died on 6 FEB 1856 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Benjamin was a school-teacher for thirty-four consecutive years, mostly in town, after 1800, and was favorably known as "Master Colby." One of his pupils remembers him as an enthusiastic instructor from the old Murry's Grammer.

(BOOK SOURCES: (1) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Captain Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth HUNKINS.

Spouse: Polly WOODMAN. Benjamin COLBY and Polly WOODMAN were married on 11 JAN 1804 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Polly WOODMAN, Date: 11 Jan 1804; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Eliza Esther COLBY, Sarah Chase COLBY, Albert COLBY, Ethan COLBY, Jonathan Wilkins COLBY, Hannah Taylor COLBY, Benjamin Marion COLBY Esq., Jeremiah Hall Woodman COLBY, Charles Woodman COLBY, Aaron Whittemore COLBY, Aaron Woodman COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born about 1781 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: Philbrook COLBY and Ruth LUFKIN.

Spouse: Priscilla HOGG. Benjamin COLBY and Priscilla HOGG were married on 20 AUG 1801 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976 Marriage: Prisilla HOGG Date: 20 Aug 1801 Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Nancy COLBY, Sally COLBY, Lydia COLBY, John L. COLBY, Hiram COLBY, David D. COLBY, Anna COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 20 OCT 1782 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Mantua, Portage County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 19 JUN 1860 in Middleburg, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. (living with son Charles and family.) He died on 10 APR 1872 at Shalersville, Portage County, Ohio. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Eliphalet COLBY and Apphia FLANDERS.

Spouse: Hannah Sophia ROWELL. Benjamin COLBY and Hannah Sophia ROWELL were married on 13 SEP 1804 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Hannah ROWELL; Date: 13 Sep 1804; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Daniel COLBY, Apphia COLBY, Samuel E. COLBY, Clarissa Tyler COLBY, Caroline COLBY, Charles Miles COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 19 SEP 1783 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newburyport.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Newbury, Essex County, page 304. Age 66. Real Estate Value: $200.) He died on 9 NOV 1853 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.)

Name: Benjamin Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 09 Nov 1853
Death Place: Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
Age: 70
Birth Date: 1783
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
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Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Elisabeth
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00902-6
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 761362
Reference Number: pg 79 rn 150
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

He was a rope maker. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John COLBY and Betty LUNT.

Spouse: Sally PETTINGELL. Benjamin COLBY and Sally PETTINGELL were married on 3 APR 1805 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCES: (1) FHL film 0886202, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriage; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) Children were: Benjamin COLBY, Enoch COLBY, Sally COLBY, Charles Chase COLBY, Hannah Pettingell COLBY, Caroline Cushing COLBY, Clarissa Coombs COLBY, Eunice Pettingell COLBY, Joseph Lunt Pettingell COLBY, William Thomas COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born in 1792 in New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (listed as pauper.) He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1860 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (listed as pauper.)

Spouse: Hannah (COLBY). Benjamin COLBY and Hannah (COLBY) were married about 1823. Children were: Amos G. COLBY, Mary COLBY, James Proctor COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 11 FEB 1792 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Gloucester.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 21 OCT 1859 at Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Moses COLBY and Unknown Wife (COLBY).

Spouse: Lois TARR. Benjamin COLBY and Lois TARR were married on 24 DEC 1816 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: FHL film 0864859 & 0864861-0864862, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriage.) Children were: Lois COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Benjamin COLBY, Mary Tarr COLBY, Benjamin COLBY, Cynthia COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 27 FEB 1800 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Benjamin Colby 50 M Mariner ME
Mary Colby 47 F ME
Royal Colby 25 M Mariner ME
Miriah Colby 19 F ME Y
Parson J. Colby 17 M Mariner ME Y
Edmund Colby 14 M ME Y
Emily Colby 12 F ME Y
Benjamin Colby 9 M ME Y
William H. Colby 6 M ME Y
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In 1870 he was a fishing in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 6 JUL 1870 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living with son William.) He died on 29 APR 1892 at Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Mary A. (Polly) SIMS.

Spouse: Mary RINES. Benjamin COLBY and Mary RINES were married on 14 MAY 1820 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: Albert S. COLBY, Harriet COLBY, Rial Plummer COLBY, Mary Ann COLBY, Maria R. COLBY, John Parsons COLBY, Edmund COLBY, Emily P. COLBY, Thomas Benjamin COLBY, William P. COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 9 OCT 1801 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Wendall, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He died before 1870 at Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Parents: Benjamin COLBY and Abigail EATON.

Spouse: Polly EASTMAN. Benjamin COLBY and Polly EASTMAN were married on 12 JUN 1823 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Benjamin; Marriage: Polly EASTMAN; Date: 12 Jun 1823; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: William D. COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Stephen Page COLBY, James T. COLBY, George COLBY.


Photo Benjamin COLBY was born on 7 JAN 1802 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 6 NOV 1802 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in the 1st Parish Cemetery at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts (SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Newbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Joseph Lunt COLBY and Sarah FOOT.


Photo Capt. Benjamin COLBY was born on 4 SEP 1803 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died in NOV 1831 at at sea. SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Newbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Joseph Lunt COLBY and Sarah FOOT.

Spouse: Abigail LUNT. Capt. Benjamin COLBY and Abigail LUNT were married on 14 MAY 1827 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL film 0886202 & 0890256, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriage. Children were: Joseph Lunt COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 3 JUN 1806 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Cambridge, Middlesex County, page 98. Age 44.) He died on 2 JUN 1870 at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Benjamin COLBY and Sally PETTINGELL.

Spouse: Mary Greenleaf LANE. Benjamin COLBY and Mary Greenleaf LANE were married on 22 MAR 1828 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCES: FHL film 0886202, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriage; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury, intent.) Children were: Abigail Hunt COLBY, Mary Elizabeth COLBY, Hannah Gowing COLBY.


Benjamin COLBY was born on 26 MAR 1807 in Embden, Somerset County, Maine. (SOURCE: NEHGS; Vital Records of Augusta, Maine to the Year 1892.) He died on 29 JAN 1824 at Embden, Somerset County, Maine. (SOURCE: NEHGS; Vital Records of Augusta, Maine to the Year 1892.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Benjamin COLBY and Rebecca THOMPSON.


Benjamin COLBY was born in 1809 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Parents: John COLBY and Hannah PERHAM.

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