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Eli Howe COLBY was born on 27 JAN 1806 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 Roxbury, Delaware County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Roxbury, Delaware County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Roxbury, Delaware County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Kortright, Delaware County, New York.
Census Place: Kortright, Delaware, New York
Source: FHL Film 1254823 National Archives Film T9-0823 Page 257A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Eli H. COLBY Self M M W 74 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Elizebeth COLBY Wife F M W 74 NY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NY Mo: NOVA SCOTIA
Alice DELAINA Other F S W 15 NY
Occ: Servent Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
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He died on 30 DEC 1885 at Kortright, Delaware County, New York. He was buried in the Old Cemetery at Grand Gorge, Delaware County, New York (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Nicholas COLBY and Sally/Sarah HOWE.

Spouse: Elizabeth MACKEY. Eli Howe COLBY and Elizabeth MACKEY were married about 1832. Children were: Thomas COLBY, Christopher COLBY, Orrin COLBY, Charles COLBY, Sally COLBY, Mary COLBY, Jennett COLBY, Louisa COLBY.


Eli Wentworth COLBY was born on 16 NOV 1854 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died young. Parents: William Wallace COLBY and Elizabeth Ann Florantha GEORGE.


Elias COLBY was born on 19 APR 1696 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) He was baptized on 9 OCT 1726 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1737 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. 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: Dea. Thomas COLBY and Mary ROWELL.

Spouse: Hannah PRESSEY. Elias COLBY and Hannah PRESSEY were married on 4 NOV 1714 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Susanna COLBY, Humphrey COLBY, Rhoda COLBY, Lois COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Esther COLBY, Elias COLBY, Humphrey COLBY.


Elias COLBY was born about 1735. He was christened/baptized on 4 MAY 1740 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 6 JAN 1818 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. An Elias served in the colonial army, from NH, April to Oct., 1755, expedition against Crown Point; March to Aug., 1757; and March to Nov., 1760.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Elias COLBY and Hannah PRESSEY.

Spouse: Susanna COLBY. Elias COLBY and Susanna COLBY were married on 28 DEC 1757 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Elias, Marriage: Susana COLBY, Date: 28 Dec 1757; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.


Elias COLBY was born on 24 JAN 1794 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1820 in Wales, Androscoggin County, Maine.
Elias Colby
Males:
under 10: 1
10 to 16: 1
16 to 26: 1
Females:
26 to 45: 1

He appeared in the census in 1830 in Richmond, Lincoln County, Maine.
Elias Colby
Males:
5 to 10: 1
10 to 15: 1
15 to 20: 1
30 to 40: 1
Females:
10 to 15: 1
30 to 40: 1

He appeared in the census on 23 AUG 1850 in Richmond, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: James COLBY and Maria WOOD.

Spouse: Mrs Elias COLBY. Elias COLBY and Mrs Elias COLBY were married about 1814. Children were: Elias COLBY.

Spouse: Margaret CHASE. Elias COLBY and Margaret CHASE were married on 6 MAR 1850 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine.


Elias COLBY was born in 1815 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Elias Colby 35 M Blacksmith ME
Susanna 30 F ME
William 9 M ME Y
Elizabeth 5 F ME Y
Llewylln 3 M ME
Rufus W. 1 M ME
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He died in 1860. He was a blacksmith. Parents: Elias COLBY and Mrs Elias COLBY.

Spouse: Susannah BUBIER. Elias COLBY and Susannah BUBIER were married on 1 MAY 1841 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0012319; Vital records, 1840-1891 Webster (Androscoggin County, Maine). Town Clerk.) Children were: William Henry COLBY, Nancy Maria COLBY, Elizabeth J. COLBY, Llewellyn COLBY, Rachel COLBY, Rufus Willard COLBY, Charles Harris COLBY, Charlotte COLBY, James COLBY, Mary A. COLBY.


Elias Henry COLBY was born on 25 JUL 1820 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Conneaut, Erie County, Pennsylvania. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 20 NOV 1854 at Eldred, Mckean County, Pennsylvania. Parents: Henry COLBY and Elizabeth TERRILL.


Elida E. COLBY was born on 12 MAY 1863 in Shabbona, De Kalb County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. (living at home with father and step-mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. (living with father) She died on 5 OCT 1940 at Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Parents: Edwin R. COLBY and Catherine SIMMONS.

Spouse: William F. SHAMBO. William F. SHAMBO and Elida E. COLBY were married on 21 NOV 1883. Children were: Guy SHAMBO, Roy SHAMBO, Daisy SHAMBO.


Elijah COLBY was born on 14 SEP 1707 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died about 1745 at Lake George, Warren County, New York.
Elijah renewed the covenant of the 2nd Church in Amesbury, 1726/8. He is said to have "worked in boats at Lake George for the army against Canada."

SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill, birth; Amesbury, marriage; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (4) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Anthony COLBY and Mary CURRIER.

Spouse: Elizabeth DAVIS. Elijah COLBY and Elizabeth DAVIS were married on 21 MAY 1734 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Elijah COLBY, Anthony COLBY, Anthony COLBY, Joseph COLBY.


Elijah COLBY was born on 12 APR 1734 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He died on 27 MAY 1734 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) (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: Elijah COLBY and Elizabeth DAVIS.


Elijah COLBY was born on 16 JUL 1742 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He was baptized on 22 MAY 1748 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1790 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Elijah was a shipwright in Amesbury, MA. He was living in Bow, NH in 1790 and moved to Haverhill, NH in 1812. He signed the Association Test in 1776.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (4) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Abraham COLBY and Elizabeth BLAISDELL.

Spouse: Ruth PLATTS. Elijah COLBY and Ruth PLATTS were married before 1763. Children were: Betsey COLBY, Moses COLBY, Edna COLBY, Jonathan Platts COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Keziah COLBY, Achsah COLBY, Betsy COLBY.


Elijah COLBY was born on 26 MAY 1773 in Amesbury, 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, Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Lieut. Timothy COLBY and Hannah BLAISDELL.


Elijah COLBY was born on 12 FEB 1782 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) 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: Isaac COLBY and Abigail FOWLER.


Elijah COLBY was born in 1792 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died in 1792 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Jonathan COLBY and Martha ALEXANDER.


Dr. Elijah COLBY was born on 18 JUN 1798 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 1840 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. In 1850 he was a Dentist in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 24 AUG 1850 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He died on 30 AUG 1856 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Parents: Isaac COLBY and Judith SARGENT.

Spouse: Susan C. EASTMAN. Dr. Elijah COLBY and Susan C. EASTMAN were married on 27 OCT 1829 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Elijah, Marriage: Susan EASTMAN, Date: 27 Oct 1829; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

Date: November 02, 1829
Location: New Hampshire
Paper: New-Hampshire Patriot
Article type: Matrimony Notice

In this town, on Tuesday evening last by Rev. Mr. Bouton, Dr. Elijah Colby to Miss Susan Eastman, daughter of the late Asa Eastman of Chatham, and the granddaughter of Jonathan Eastman Esq. of this town.

Children were: Helen Maria COLBY, Ann Frances COLBY, Susan Augusta COLBY, Philip Eastman COLBY, Maria COLBY.


Elijah COLBY was born on 23 JUN 1798 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Date from photo of family bible. day hard to read. In 1850 he was a farmer in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 24 SEP 1850 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 17 JUL 1860 in Litchfield, Media County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1870 in Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan. (living with son Elijah and his family.) He died on 11 JUN 1876 at Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan. He was buried after Jun 11 1876 in Elmwood Cem., Wayland, MI. Elijah and Rachell (Wheeler) Colby moved from N.H. to Medina County, Ohio sometime between 1850 and 1860. According to the 1860 Ohio census, Elijah was farming in Medina County and Hepsibeth was the only child at home. Alvah H. Colby, the son of Elijah S.W. and Mahala Colby was also living with them. Between 1860 and 1870, Elijah and Rachell moved to Hopkins, Allegan County, Michigan and purchased a farm there. Elijah S.W. Colby also moved to Michigan and settled in Bradley, Allegan County, Michigan. In 1870, Bradley, Allegan Co., MI census, Elijah was living with Elijah S.W. Colby and his family.

SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Jonathan COLBY and Martha ALEXANDER.

Spouse: Rachel WHEELER. Elijah COLBY and Rachel WHEELER were married on 31 DEC 1818 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Rachel WHEELER, Date: 31 Dec 1818; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Maxamilla COLBY, Esther COLBY, Martha L. COLBY, Elijah Sullivan Wheeler COLBY, Hepsibeth Rachel COLBY.


Photo Elijah COLBY was born on 7 JUL 1800 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He died on 27 AUG 1824 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
Buried: Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Massachusetts. He was buried in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Bartlett- Union Cemetery.) Parents: John COLBY and Anna MORRILL.


Elijah COLBY was born on 18 JAN 1816 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census on 21 JUL 1870 in Sardinia, Erie County, New York. He died on 14 DEC 1875. He was buried in the Punkshire Cemetery at Arcade, Wyoming County, New York Parents: John COLBY and Martha "Patty" BLOOD.

Spouse: Fanny MCARTHUR. Elijah COLBY and Fanny MCARTHUR were married about 1835. Children were: Lucy COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth VAN TYLE. Elijah COLBY and Elizabeth VAN TYLE were married about 1858. Children were: Ella Izora COLBY, Emilie "Emma" COLBY, Corry (Gary) COLBY, Jennie COLBY.


Elijah COLBY was born about 1826 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Parents: Abner COLBY and Patty DAVIS.


Elijah COLBY was born on 1 AUG 1869 in Bradley, Allegan County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1870 in Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Elijah Sullivan Wheeler COLBY and Elizabeth WELLS.


Photo Elijah C. COLBY was born on 17 JUL 1792 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Amesbury, Essex County, page 255. Age 50. Real Estate value: $700. A David Colby age 20 is also listed in this household.) He died on 24 MAR 1861 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was buried in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Bartlett- Union Cemetery.) He was a carpenter in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (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: John Waterhouse COLBY and Mehitable CLOUGH.

Spouse: Mary GOODWIN. Elijah C. COLBY and Mary GOODWIN were married on 29 MAR 1819 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Bailey Clough COLBY.


Photo Capt. Elijah Rowell COLBY was born on 14 APR 1810 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics. Mother listed as Nancy.) In 1850 he was a farmer in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 17 OCT 1850 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1860 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. In 1860 he was a farmer in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 20 FEB 1864 at Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 2217735; Canaan, New Hampshire Town Records.) He was buried in the Canaan Street Cemetery at Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire Elijah was a member of the vigilence committee; gave $20.00 note for a share in the Canaan Union Academy, 1835.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Adonijah COLBY and Susan TAYLOR.

Spouse: Lucinda A. LATHROP. Capt. Elijah Rowell COLBY and Lucinda A. LATHROP were married about 1830.


Elijah Sullivan Wheeler COLBY was born on 2 FEB 1832 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. In 1850 he was a shoemaker in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 24 SEP 1850 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. In 1870 he was a shoemaker in Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1870 in Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan. He died on 12 MAR 1876 at Bradley, Allegan County, Michigan.
His death certificate shows cause of death, due to sabor wound.

He was a Shoemaker, Merchant and farmer. Elijah S.W. and Elizabeth moved from Ohio to Michigan between 1862 and 1864 where Elijah S.W. was a Shoemaker, a Merchant and a Farmer. He owned three farms in Bradley, Allegan County, MI.

In 1873, Elijah S.W. Colby and J.E. Harding platted the town of Bradley, Michigan and Elijah S.W. Built a house on Bradley Road and Colby Street.

Elijah S.W. and Elizabeth left four minor children - Charles B.; Samuel E.; Maxamilla and Elijah Colby, III. Elijah S.W.'s older sister Nancy Colby Smith and her husband A. A. Smith were awarded custody of the minor children.

Samuel Edwin left to live with the John Sweeny family of Michigan. In 1876, Probate shows Lavonia Colby Brown living in N.H. In 1877, Martin L. and Alvah H. Colby were living in Ohio. The estate of Elijah S.W. and Elizabeth was sold to care for the minor children in 1878.

In the 1880 Michigan census, Nancy Colby Smith and A. A. Smith were living in Newago County, Michigan with their children Mertie Smith, age 4; Bertie Smith, age 2; Nancy's brother Charles B. Colby and Nancy's sister Maxamilla Colby. The whereabouts of Elijah Colby III is unknown at this time.

The house that Elijah and Elizabeth (Wells) Colby built in Bradley, MI. is still standing today (1997) with only the fourth owner living in it, a beautiful two story, with two barns.

Parents: Elijah COLBY and Rachel WHEELER.

Spouse: Mahala R. HARTFORD. Elijah Sullivan Wheeler COLBY and Mahala R. HARTFORD were married on 30 MAY 1850 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Elijah S. W., Marriage: Mahala R. HARTFORD; Date: 30 May 1850; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Lovania A. COLBY, Martin L. COLBY, Alvah H. COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth WELLS. Elijah Sullivan Wheeler COLBY and Elizabeth WELLS were married on 3 SEP 1857 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. Children were: Nancy J. COLBY, Charles Benjamin COLBY, Samuel Edwin COLBY, Maximilla COLBY, Elijah COLBY.


Elinor COLBY was born on 7 SEP 1891 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.
Name: Elinor Colby
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Birthdate: 07 Sep 1891
Birthplace: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): W
Race or color (expanded): White
Father's name: J. Allen Colby
Father's titles:
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Father's birthplace: Philadelphia, PA.
Father's age (y,m,d): 36y
Mother's name: M. Irene Hawkins
Mother's titles:
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Mother's birthplace: Delaware County, PA.
Mother's age (y,m,d): 36y
Christening date:
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Film number: 6337
Digital GS number: 4252314
Image number: 180
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Collection: Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1908

Parents: Jesse Allen COLBY and M. Irene HAWKINS.


Elinor Edmunds COLBY was born on 18 JAN 1903 in Vermont. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 17 NOV 1989 at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Mountaiview Cemetery at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire She had Social Security Number 001-26-7529. Parents: Melvin Forrest COLBY and Stella Adella WHITCOMB.


Elinore COLBY was born about 1847 in Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Newburyport, Essex County, page 364. Age 3.) Parents: Philip T. COLBY and Abby M. HAYWARD.


Eliphalet COLBY was born on 28 OCT 1728 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 6 MAY 1750 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 8 APR 1812 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He has Ancestral File Number 3RWG-9X.
The Eliphalet Colby family had lived first in Amesbury, MA, then South Hampton, NH, Hopkinton, NH and then Henniker, NH.

Eliphalet owned the covenant of the First Church in Amesbury and was baptized there May 6, 1752 or 1750.

On October 14, 1764 the South Hampton, NH Church gave Eliphalet and Mary a Letter of Dismissal to the Church at Hopkinton, NH. The family lived in Hopkinton from then until some time before the end of the Revolution (1776-1779).

Then they moved to Henniker, NH and pioneered the Dana Harwood place in the northeastern part of town, near the edge of Hopkinton. His three sons, Eliphalet, Nicholas and Levi came with him, or soon after. Nicholas settled near his father and Levi settled in the northwest part of town, a few rods east of the Samuel Patten place.

The History of Henniker says that he erected a sawmill in the northeastern part of Henniker and operated it for nearly a half a century. He is listed as a tax payer in Henniker in 1800. He is buried in the cemetery on the main street in Hopkinton, but his wife's grave cannot be found there. She might have remarried.

Regarding "Owned the Covenant." This is in the old sense of "own" (meaning to acknowledge). In effect, this was a confession of faith; it was a precondition to church membership. It meant that the person accepted the tenets of the church.

"Henniker, NH. Henniker is a little crossroads village. Settled as early at 1760, it was not until 1768 that Governor Benning Wentworth granted the town a charter in honor of his friend John Henniker, a wealthy London merchant. "

"Colby, Eliphalet, came to this town before the revolutionary war, and settled in the northwest part of the town. His three sons - Eliphalet, Nicholas, and Levi - came with him, or soon afterwards, and settled."

From: "History of Henniker", pages 516-7..

Eliphalet Colby signed the Association Test on April 12th 1776.

ASSOCIATION TEST

Colony of New Hampshire

April 12th, 1776

"In Order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Hon'ble Continental CONGRESS into Execution, You are requested to desire all Males above Twenty One years of Age (Lunaticks, Idiots, and Negroes excepted) to sign to the DECLARATION on this Paper; and when so done, to make Return hereof, together with the Name or Names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the GENERAL-ASSEMBLY, or Committee of Safety of this Colony.

M. Weare, Chairman

In CONGRESS, March 14th 1776

Resolved, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed, within their Respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the Cause of AMERICA, Or who have not associated, and refuse to associate, to defend by ARMS, the United Colonies, against the Hostile Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.

(COPY) Extract from the Minutes.

Charles Thompson, Sec'ry.

In Consequence of the above Resolution, of the Hon. Continental CONGRESS, and to show our Determination in joining our American Brethren, in defending the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of the Inhabitants of the UNITED
COLONIES."

From: "Miscellaneous Revolutionary Documents of New Hampshire"
Including the Association Test, the Pension Rolls, and Other Important Papers.
VOL. 30, State Papers Series
Albert Stillman Batchellor, Litt. D. Editor of State Papers
Manchester, NH Printed for the State by the John B. Clarke Co. 1910

Amsbury, Massachusetts:

Settled, 1654, Incorporated, 1668. Amesbury was an important shipbuilding center before steam supplanted the clipper ships in 1850.

From the 1858 Gazetteer: AMESBURY, a post-township of Essex County, Massachusetts, on the North side of the Merrimack river, and bordering on New Hampshire. The village, situated in the West part, 40 miles North of Boston, and about 7 miles Northwest from Newburyport, has 5 churches, and a flannel manufacturing company, with a capital of $2000,000. Population, 3143"

"ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS has an area of about 500 square miles. It is bounded on the East by the Atlantic, and on the Southeast by Massachusetts bay, and is traversed by the Merrimack and Ipswich rivers. It has a great extent of seacoast and many fine bays which afford excellent harbors. A large portion of the great wealth of the inhabitants of the seaboard towns, is invested in commerce and the fisheries. The interior towns are manufacturing and agricultural. Until within the last few years the manufacute of leather and shoes were almost the only branches of industry; but recently several steam cotton mills erected in Lawrence Salem, and Newburyport, have contributed very much to the industrial prospects of the county. The surface is generally rough and rocky, and the soil hard, but well cultivated, and productive in some districts. Indian corn, potatoes, and grass are among the staples in 1850 this county produced 158,264 bushels of corn; 339,423 of potatoes; 57,968 1/2 tons of hay, and 560,789 pounds of butter. There were 10 cotton and 13 woollen factories, 1 manufactories, 4 iron foundries, 11 machine shops, 3 flour mills, 10 grist mills, 1 rolling mill, 16 saw and planing mills, 25 tobacco, 2 India-rubber and 8 morocco factories, 1 piano-forte manufactory, 26 ship-yards, 7 ship-smiting establishments, 101 tanneries and 5 mast and spar manufactories. It contained 168 churches, 21 newspaper offices; 15, 574 pupils attending public schools. The Merrimack river is navigable for sloops of 200 tons to Haverhill in this county. Essex is traversed by railroads connecting Boston with Gloucester, Portsmouth, Portland, and Manchester, and several short lines partly intersect it. Organized in 1642. Seat of justice, Salem, Ipswich, and Newburyport. Population, 131,300."

John Greenleaf Whittier lived in Amesbury, for 56 years. Most of his poems were written there.

"The following persons, from Essex County, settled in Henniker, NH :
Eliphalet Colby, from Amesbury, about 1770.
"History of Henniker"

1773 - December 16th, a group of men dressed as Indians dumped boxes of tea into Boston Harbor, (Boston Tea Party).

1780 - May 19. "The 19th of May of this year is celebrated as the Dark Day. As an old rhymster said..."

"In 1780, the nineteenth of May, will ever be remembered as being the Dark Day."

"The obscurity was so great that birds sought their perches at mid-day, and the people had to light candles in order to distinguish objects in their houses. Many superstitious persons thought the day of doom was certainly approaching.

"About ten-o'clock' wrote Mr. Phineas Sprague, of Malden, in his journal, 'it began to rain and grew very dark and at 12 it was almost as dark as Nite so that wee was obliged to lite our candles and Eate our dinner candle lite at Noonday.'

"The darkness of the evening of that day was most remarkable. 'I could not conceiving at the time, ' says Dr. Tenney, 'that if every luminous body in the universe had been shrouded in impenetrable shades, or struck out of existence, the darkness could not have been more complete. A sheet of white paper held within a few inches of the eyes was equally invisible with the blackest velvet.'

"The darkness did not extend so as to attract much attention south of New York, nor far out to sea. it might possibly have been occasioned by the burning of extensive forests in Northern new Hampshire, the smoke of which, under peculiar conditions of the atmosphere, might have floated over a section of New England and obscured the sun.. Coming, as it did, when the spirits of the people were greatly depressed in consequence of the war, it is not at all surprising that it caused alarm. it was far more common to attribute unusual phenomena to supernatural agency in those days than - thanks be to the progress of science - it is at the present time. The belief of the people in ghosts, apparitions, and haunted housed was then very prevalent. it was almost invariably considered ominous to see, for the first time, the new moon over the left shoulder, to spill salt, or to sit thirteen to a table. A horseshoe was nailed to the posts of the door to keep off witches, and the ticking of a death-watch, or the sight of a white spider gliding down its thread, foreboded evil.. Many of those notions came from England, and they linger still in the minds of some uneducated people. the bible, which sheds light upon the meaning of many a dark passage in Holy Writ, was a word almost unknown to the. The spirt of the heavenly message they, however, generally caught."

From: "A History of the Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts", by Rev. Elias Nason, Boston 1877, pages 133-134.

Henniker, New Hampshire is about 40 miles northwest of Dunstable.

"Moses Clement of Warner, N.H. conveys, to Eliphalet Colby of Henniker, land in Warner originally laid out to Aaron Rowell and formerly owned."

From: "Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements, Vol. I.

Eliphalet Colby was 84 years old when he died, on April 8, 1812.

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

Parents: Isaac COLBY and Mary MARTIN.

Spouse: Mary ROGERS. Eliphalet COLBY and Mary ROGERS were married on 14 FEB 1750/51 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Eliphalet COLBY, Nicholas COLBY, Lieut. Levi COLBY, Molly COLBY.


Eliphalet COLBY was born on 22 SEP 1751 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 7 OCT 1753 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 22 FEB 1824 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He has Ancestral File Number 3RWG-TP. He was buried in the Old Center Cemetery at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire 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; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Eliphalet COLBY and Mary ROGERS.

Spouse: Apphia FLANDERS. Eliphalet COLBY and Apphia FLANDERS were married in 1773 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Sarah COLBY, Rebecca COLBY, Eliphalet COLBY, Benjamin COLBY, Oliver COLBY, Susanna COLBY.


Eliphalet COLBY was born on 23 MAY 1779 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 Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Eliphalet Colby 71 M Farmer $2,000 NH
Joseph B. 31 M Farmer NH
Sarah E. 32 F NH
Susan E. Hamlet 7 F NH Y
Nufred Bruce 16 M Farmer NH
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He died on 23 JUL 1855 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Colby Cemetery at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Eliphalet Colby is buried in the "Colby Yard" Cemetery, Henniker, NH

From: Microfilm record at the Church of the Later Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT:

"Gravestone Inscription From Henniker, New Hampshire"
Compiled by Francis Lane Childs, 1925.

Page 10: "Eliphalet Colby, d. 23 July 1855 ae. 76."

Page 3, Section IV.: "The Colby Yard. This quarter of an acre was laid out at about the same time as the Harriman Yard to serve the residents in the northeast part of the town. It is located in Lot 3 Range 2 on a small knoll in the field south of the highway, a few rods west of Big Elm Farm so-called, in the Hemlock Corner District. Here are a considerable number of unmarked graves, as well as several from which the bodies have been removed to be reinterred in the cemeteries at the village. It has not been used for half a century. The oldest inscribed stone is that of Nicholas Colby, who dies 30 March 1836. Inscriptions copied 1914. Number of inscriptions: 16. Number of family names represented: 4."

Per the 1850, Henniker U.S. Census, Eliphalet Colby was a Farmer and had property valued at $2,000. His youngest son Joseph, aged 31, along with Joseph's wife, Sarah, aged 32 and two children ages 7 and 15 were also listed as living with Eliphalet.

The Census Taker on August 6, 1850 was Langdon Healy.
(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: Lydia W. HEATH. Eliphalet COLBY and Lydia W. HEATH were married on 15 SEP 1803 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Elipalet, Marriage: Lydia HEATH, Date: 15 Sep 1803; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Lydia B. COLBY, John Langdon COLBY, Sylvia COLBY, Oliver COLBY, Joshua H. COLBY, Joseph B. COLBY, Willard COLBY.


Eliphalet G. COLBY was born on 6 APR 1816 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. Amesbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: James COLBY and Nancy RAND.

Spouse: Betsy RAND. Eliphalet G. COLBY and Betsy RAND were married on 27 NOV 1839 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Eliphalet Hills COLBY was born on 15 JUL 1818 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Bradford.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Groveland, Essex County, page 255. Age 31 Real Estate value $500.) In 1860 he was a shoemaker. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: John COLBY and Hannah MORSE.

Spouse: Sarah G. SARGENT. Eliphalet Hills COLBY and Sarah G. SARGENT were married about 1837.

Spouse: Ruth A. SARGENT. Eliphalet Hills COLBY and Ruth A. SARGENT were married on 27 APR 1842 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Bradford.) Children were: Clarence COLBY.

Spouse: Olive Jane CURRIER. Eliphalet Hills COLBY and Olive Jane CURRIER were married about 1861 in Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Elire Belle COLBY was born in 1867 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) Parents: Lafayette COLBY and Sylvia A. COLLINS.

Spouse: John Wesley ROWELL. John Wesley ROWELL and Elire Belle COLBY were married on 24 SEP 1885 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1001300; ROWELL, Wesley J. Age: 21 years, Marriage: Elire B. COLBY Age: 18 years, Date: 24 Sep 1885; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Elisa A. COLBY was born in 1846 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census on 10 JUL 1860 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 25 AUG 1861 at Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: The Scott genealogy; Original data: Holman, Mary Lovering,. The Scott genealogy. Boston: Compiled for Harriet Grace Scott, 1919.) Parents: Daniel S. COLBY and Sally SCOTT.


Elisabeth Marie COLBY was born on 27 JAN 1986 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Parents: Randolph Joseph COLBY Jr. and Jody K. LUCE.


Elise May COLBY was born on 21 SEP 1930. Parents: Rufus Edmond COLBY and Violet Emma KING.

Spouse: Archibald TRIMBLE. Archibald TRIMBLE and Elise May COLBY were married on 22 SEP 1953. Children were: Linda TRIMBLE, Brenda TRIMBLE.


Elisha Theyer COLBY was born in MAR 1835 in Auburn, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died in SEP 1837 at Auburn, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Parents: Zaccheus COLBY and Mary COULT.


Eliza COLBY was born in 1794. She died on 8 NOV 1824 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massaachusetts.
Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1657-1892.
1175. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Eliza Davis Consort of Mr Joseph Davis & Daughter of Joshua & Elizabteh Colby of Newburyport who died Novr. 8, 1824 aged 30 years.
Parents: Joshua COLBY and Elizabeth JENKINS.

Spouse: Joseph DAVIS. Joseph DAVIS and Eliza COLBY were married about 1815.


Eliza COLBY was born on 27 MAR 1800 in North Haven, Knox County, Maine. She died on 8 FEB 1884 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: "Vermont Warnings Out" 2 vol. by Alden M. Rollins pub. vol 1, 1995; vol 2, 1997.) Parents: Stephen COLBY and Betsey HARRIMAN.

Spouse: John POORE. John POORE and Eliza COLBY were married on 2 NOV 1826 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) Children were: Samuel POORE, Susan POORE, Harriet Webster POORE, Margaret Jane POORE, Eliza Ann POORE, Asa Colby POORE, Caroline POORE, Mary W. S. POORE, John Franklin POORE (twin), Julia Frances POORE (twin).


Eliza COLBY was born on 25 DEC 1801 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She appeared in the census in 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 25 JUN 1860 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died on 27 SEP 1865 at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Parents: Philip COLBY and Polly GOODWIN.

Spouse: Thomas John FLANDERS. Thomas John FLANDERS and Eliza COLBY were married on 2 OCT 1823 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000989; FLANDERS, Thomas I. ; Marriage: Eliza COLLBY; Date: 02 Oct 1820; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: John J. FLANDERS, Walter P. FLANDERS, Lydia A. FLANDERS, Philip FLANDERS, Eliza A. FLANDERS, Ruth A. FLANDERS.


Eliza COLBY was born on 6 OCT 1803 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Thomas COLBY and Dorothy BARNARD.


Eliza COLBY was born on 8 FEB 1806 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0010578; Town and vital records, 1792-1920 Bucksport (Maine). Town Clerk.) Parents: Thomas COLBY and Ruth (COLBY).


Eliza COLBY was born on 20 AUG 1806 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She died on 11 MAY 1826 at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Isaac COLBY and Eunice FLAGG.


Eliza COLBY was born about 1808 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Hannah MARSHALL.

Spouse: Phineas S. ROBIE. Phineas S. ROBIE and Eliza COLBY were married on 10 JAN 1828 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1001297; Marriage: ROBIE, Phineas S., Date: 10 Jan 1828; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.


Eliza COLBY was born about 1808 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Jeremiah COLBY and Betsey PAULL.

Spouse: Zephaniah DEAN. Zephaniah DEAN and Eliza COLBY were married on 19 JAN 1828 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Pelham BRYANT. Pelham BRYANT and Eliza COLBY were married on 27 OCT 1832 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.


Eliza COLBY was born about 1809 in Maine. Parents: Ebenezer COLBY and Betsey (Betty) COLBY.


Eliza COLBY was born on 28 MAR 1809 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She died on 25 MAY 1839 at Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Parents: Benjamin COLBY and Abigail EATON.


Photo Eliza COLBY was born on 8 DEC 1809 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died on 8 FEB 1848 at Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Moses COLBY and Betsey WILKENS.

Spouse: Jesse CLEMENT. Jesse CLEMENT and Eliza COLBY were married on 13 OCT 1834 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


Eliza COLBY was born in 1810 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living with father) Parents: Zaccheus COLBY and Sarah (COLBY).


Eliza COLBY was born on 3 OCT 1811 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Parents: Daniel COLBY and Ruth EMERY.


Eliza COLBY was born on 7 JUL 1813 in Ogden, Monroe County, New York. She died on 8 JUN 1877 at Ogden, Monroe County, New York. Parents: Isaac COLBY and Mary JENKS.

Spouse: James P. ROSS. James P. ROSS and Eliza COLBY were married about 1834. Children were: James Colby ROSS, Frederick R. ROSS, George ROSS, William ROSS, Charles H. ROSS, Harriett E. ROSS.

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