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Frances W. COLBY was born in 1850 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Thomas R. COLBY and Charlotte RINES.


Francis COLBY was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. Went to the Civil War.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John B. COLBY and Sarah NICHOLS.


Francis COLBY was born on 22 OCT 1826 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. (Francis and his family living at his father's home) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Indiantown, Bureau County, Illinois.
Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254177 National Archives Film T9-0177 Page 141D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Francis COLBY Self M M W 53 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Julia A. COLBY Wife F M W 53 VT
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
Levi COLBY Father M M W 80 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NC
Lydia B. COLBY Mother F M W 76 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
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Biography of F COLBY, Bureau County, Illinois

F. Colby, Indiantown. The genealogy of the Colby family is as follows: Its progenitor in America, as far as known, was Isaac Colby, who lived in old Amesbury, Mass. He was a farmer by occupation and the father of the following children: John, Eliphalet, Isaac, Nehemiah, Richard and Elizabeth. Of these, Eliphalet Colby was the great-grandfather of our subject. He married Polly Rodgers, who is a direct descendant of Rev. John Rodgers, a Protestant minister, who was burned at the stake February 14, 1554, at Smithfield, England, at the instigation of Queen Mary, the Catholic Regent. Rev. John Rodgers assisted Tyndale in the translation of the Bible into the English language. His great-grandson came to Massachusetts in 1636. His son, John Rodgers, was President of Harvard College from 1682 to 1684. Eliphalet and Polly (Rodgers) Colby were the parents of four children, viz: Eliphalet, Nicholas, Levi and Polly Colby. Of the above, Nicholas Colby was born in 1755 and died in 1836. He married Lois Martin, who was the mother of the following children, viz: Molly, Nicholas, Ruth, Jerusha, Oliver, Joshua, Levi and Joel. Of these Levi Colby was born January 30, 1800, in Henniker, N. H. His wife, Lydia B. Colby, was born July 13, 1804, in New Hampshire. Her great-grandparents, Joseph Bartlett, was captured by the Indians during colonial times and taken to Canada, but afterward rescued. She is also a relative of Ashmead Bartlet, who married the Countess Burdett Coutts, the wealthy philanthropist. Levi Colby and wife have both passed the four-score years, and, although the evening shadows of life are gathering about them, are still in the possession of their mental faculties. They make their home with their only son, F. Colby. The latter was educated in his native town. He followed various occupations, principally farming. He is a good mechanic, and has erected all the buildings on his farm, among others a fine residence. He came to Bureau County in 1868, and here owns 200 acres in Indiantown Township. He was born October 22, 1826, in Henniker, N. H. and was married in his native State, September 4, 1848, to Julia A. Morgan, born in the above place March 10, 1827. She is of English descent, and is the mother of Morris A. and Elmer A. Colby, the latter deceased, aged ten years and ten months. Morris A. Colby was born February 7, 1850. He is farming with his father, is an I. O. O. F. He is married to Sarah Anthony, who was born September 3, 1849, in Morristown, N. J. They have three children, viz: Anna F., Mary E. and Norah E. Colby. Mr. F. Colby and his whole family are religiously connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Parents: Levi COLBY and Lydia B. COLBY.

Spouse: Julia Ann MORGAN. Francis COLBY and Julia Ann MORGAN were married on 4 SEP 1848 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Francis, Marriage: Julia A. MORGAN, Date: 04 Sep 1848; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Morris A. COLBY, Elmer A. COLBY.


Francis "Frank" COLBY was born in JUN 1854 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census on 2 JUL 1860 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census on 30 APR 1910 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census on 16 JAN 1920 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1930 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Parents: George Ross COLBY and Mary Ann BURR.

Spouse: Mary A. FERRY. Francis "Frank" COLBY and Mary A. FERRY were married on 18 NOV 1876 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Children were: Alice COLBY, John Franklin COLBY, Ada E. COLBY, Bertha A. COLBY, Clifford Henry COLBY, Fannie J. COLBY, George D. COLBY.


Francis COLBY was born about 1856. Parents: Abraham COLBY and Lucy CUMMINGS.


Francis COLBY was born about MAR 1919 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. Parents: Charles Alonzo COLBY and Mary Jane LAWSON.


Francis COLBY was born in 1929 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 7 APR 1930 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Herbert A. COLBY and Alice M. (COLBY).


Francis (Frank) Harmon COLBY was born in DEC 1862 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Pembroke, Genesee County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Marilla, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. (SOURCE: FHL Film 414876, "Ancestry and descendants of the Darien (New York) Colbys : genealogy of five Colby brothers who came to Darien from Canaan, New Hampshire, about 1812" by Rex Chase Bartlett.) Parents: Aaron Hutchinson COLBY Jr. and Cornelia Jane HARMON.

Spouse: Eureka (Regena) BEDFORD. Francis (Frank) Harmon COLBY and Eureka (Regena) BEDFORD were married about 1883. Children were: Lena May COLBY, Infant COLBY, Ethel COLBY, Grace COLBY, Lucy M. COLBY, Leon F. COLBY, Arthur COLBY, Mildred P. COLBY, Jacob COLBY, Aaron COLBY.


Francis A. COLBY was born on 25 JAN 1858 in Mount Holly, Rutland County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Weston, Windsor County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Winslow A. COLBY and Alphonsine Alma FASSETT.


Francis A. COLBY was born on 3 SEP 1899 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Horatio A. COLBY and Undivillia PHELPS.


Francis B. COLBY was born in 1844 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 30 AUG 1850 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with step-father and mother) He served in the military from AUG 1862 to JUL 1864.
Name: Francis B Colby ,
Residence: Salisbury Mills, Massachusetts
Occupation: Shoemaker
Enlistment Date: 01 August 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Massachusetts
Unit Numbers: 869 869 869
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 01 August 1862 at the age of 19
Enlisted in Company I, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 01 August 1862.
Reenlisted in Company I, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 29 December 1863
POW on 22 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA
Died of disease while a POW Company I, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 01 July 1864 in Charleston, SC

He died on 1 JUL 1864 at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.
Andersonville Prisoners of War Record about FRANCIS B. COLBY
Surname: FRANCIS B. COLBY
Rank: PRIVATE
Company: I
Regiment: 1
State: MA
Arm of Service: HEAVY ARTILLERY
Death Date: -
Cause of Death: -
Remarks: DIED 07/01/64 @ CHARLESTON
Reference: p 625 [36]
Location of Capture: PETERSBURG, VA
Date of Capture: 1864/06/22
Page: 0
Notes: - - - -
More Information: NO
Code: 43660
Grave: 0

Parents: John G. COLBY and Laura Ann Demeritt DOW.


Photo Francis B. COLBY was born on 7 AUG 1919 in Washakie County, Wyoming. He died on 7 MAR 2010 at Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado. His obituary appeared in the The Daily Sentinel, on 12 MAR 2010.
Francis B. Colby
August 7, 1919 - March 7, 2010

Francis Colby passed away March 7, 2010 at Larchwood Inns in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 90.

Francis was born on August 7, 1919 from the union of James Dwight and Lola (Birchard) Colby in Worland Wyoming. He spent his childhood and graduated from Washakie County High School in Worland.

Francis was a WWII US Air Force Pilot. Starting in July 1942 with Military Pilot Training, he then flew 17 different types of fighters, two and four engine bombers and cargo airplanes, none in combat. He flew 153 missions for the Berlin Airlift. After his first 100 trips into Berlin, he received The Air Medal. He received Medals for the American Campaign, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign, Asia Pacific Campaign, for the Japan Occupation, and the Germany Occupation with the Berlin Airlift. He received the WWII Victory Medal. Francis had 3,837 hours of military flight time. He was honorably discharged 14 Jan 1950. Francis was active in the Civil Air Patrol from 1952 to 1958. He had about 150 hours as a civilian pilot. Francis worked as a chemist for the Holly Sugar Refinery in Worland Wyoming from 1954 to 1960. Francis worked for Coors Porcelain in Golden, CO from Aug 1960 to Oct 1982, advancing to Senior Technician.

Francis married LaVonne Mae Nichols Smith (who everyone called Nickie) on June 28, 1960 in Colorado Springs Colorado; she preceded him in death in 1986. Lasting memories were made while traveling to see colorful aspen with Nickie. After her passing Francis moved to the Grand Junction area where he stayed since 1986. Francis was a "recovering alcoholic" and had not drank since June 1984. He enjoyed photography and his stereo Hi-Fi and record collection. He was known for his "amazing sense of humor" and for playing his harmonica, which he continued to do, playing a favorite tune, "Lazy Bones" a few days before he died. Francis had two of the best neighbors/friends you could find anywhere. He greatly appreciated Karen Sjoberg and Joel Prudhomme for all the help they gave him and for their lasting friendship!

Francis Leaves behind a son; James (Loretta) Colby of Beverly Hills Florida, a stepson; Bob (Marge) Smith of Littleton Colorado, a 98 year old brother; Donald and his wife Marjorie Colby of Worland Wyoming, Five nephews; Dick (Helen) Colby and Dave (Mary) Colby of Grand Junction Colorado, Raymond (Hiroko) Colby of Littleton Colorado, Harold (Fran) Colby of Laramie, Wyoming, and Russell (Tessie) Colby of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Four nieces; Sandy (Jimmy) Taylor of Hot Springs South Dakota, Corinne (Neal) Stewart of Mill City Oregon, Donna (Ike) Merrill of Colorado Springs Colorado, and Lola (Doug) Wolfe of Cheyenne Wyoming, two grandchildren; Chris (Olivia) Colby of Citrus Spring Florida and Emilie (Rob) Owens of Alpharetta Georgia, two step-grand children; John and Katie Smith of Littleton, three great grandchildren, Amanda Colby, Daniel and Darren Owens, about 20 grand nephews and nieces, and numerous great grand nephews and nieces.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Lawrence Colby of Worland Wyoming, and Robert Colby of Grand Junction Colorado, and a stepson; Thomas Smith of St Louis Missouri.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Martin Mortuary. Concluding services with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 19, 2010 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th Street Grand Junction, CO 81506

Funeral and cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Martin Mortuary.


He was buried on 19 MAR 2010 in the Fort Logan National Cemetery at Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado Parents: James Dwight COLBY and Lola BIRCHARD.


Francis C. "Frank" COLBY was born in JUL 1853 in New York. He appeared in the census on 18 JUL 1860 in Corning, Steuben County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Points Pleasant, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census on 8 JUN 1900 in South Ardmore, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died in MAY 1929 at Hatboro, Montgomery County, New York. Parents: Lt. Col. Newton T. COLBY and Mary CHASE.

Spouse: Elizabeth SMITH. Francis C. "Frank" COLBY and Elizabeth SMITH were married about 1877. Children were: Howard Malcom COLBY, Rena G. COLBY, Mary E. COLBY, Frank C. COLBY Jr., Paul Newton COLBY.


Francis D. COLBY was born in 1825 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 28 OCT 1850 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father) Parents: Samuel COLBY and Judith S. COLBY.


Francis D. COLBY was born in 1920 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. (living at home with father and mother) Parents: Horace Plumer COLBY and Frances Anna SCHOOLFIELD.


Francis E. COLBY was born about 1825 in Greece, Monroe County, New York. Parents: Hall COLBY and Elizabeth BARRETT.


Francis E. COLBY was born in APR 1835 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 6 JUL 1860 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 8 JUN 1870 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1880 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. In 1880 he was a works on shoes in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 3 JAN 1900 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Parents: Lewis COLBY and Mary EMERSON.

Spouse: Mary J. MARTIN. Francis E. COLBY and Mary J. MARTIN were married on 25 DEC 1879 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Francis E. Age: 45 years, Marriage: Mary J. MARTIN Age: 18 years, Date: 25 Dec 1879; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Frank W. COLBY, Emma L. COLBY, Charles Freeman COLBY.


Francis E. COLBY was born on 24 APR 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He died on 10 SEP 1897 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
COLBY -- Aged 36 years, Francis E. Colby, beloved husband of Bertha Colby. Funeral service from his late residence, 76 Eldert st. on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Relatives and friends and members of Bedford Council, R. A., are respectifully invited to attend.
Source; Brooklyn Eagle; Date: Sept 11, 1897.
Parents: Alpheus Edward COLBY and Clara A. SINCLAIR.

Spouse: Bertha FRAZIER. Francis E. COLBY and Bertha FRAZIER were married about 1886. Children were: Clara Louisa COLBY.


Francis Edward COLBY was born on 3 JAN 1949 in Au Sable Forks, Essex County, New York. Parents: Richard Glen COLBY and Dora Nora HART.

Spouse: Jeannie Louise JOY. Francis Edward COLBY and Jeannie Louise JOY were married on 12 SEP 1970. Children were: Racheal Jean COLBY, Heather Faith COLBY, Leslie Marie COLBY.


Photo Francis Ernest COLBY was born on 7 APR 1861 in Easton, Adams County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Quincy, Adams County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin. He died on 10 MAR 1944 at Ocala, Marion County, Florida. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Ocala, Marion County, Florida Parents: Thomas Pettigrove COLBY and Louisa GOODRICH.

Spouse: Lula Adelia TWIST. Francis Ernest COLBY and Lula Adelia TWIST were married on 4 MAY 1884 in Richfield, Adams County, Wisconsin. Children were: Cora Bell COLBY, Ernest Ray COLBY, Ada Louisa COLBY, Carl COLBY, Lenore COLBY.


Francis Gardner COLBY was born on 8 JAN 1877 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He died on 22 DEC 1949 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was buried on 24 DEC 1949 in the Woodland Cemetery at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Parents: Reverend Henry Francis COLBY and Mary Lizza CHAMBERLAIN.

Spouse: Lova Glenn DUNCAN. Francis Gardner COLBY and Lova Glenn DUNCAN were married on 1 FEB 1912 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Spouse: Agnes Cord WALSH. Francis Gardner COLBY and Agnes Cord WALSH were married on 24 MAY 1920 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Children were: Robert Walsh COLBY.


Francis Leo "Frank" COLBY was born on 5 JUL 1922 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 22 MAY 1930 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 5 OCT 2008 at Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan. Parents: Howard Henry COLBY and Irene Marie CARNEY.


Francis Mezellan COLBY was born on 28 AUG 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was also known as Frank M. Colby. SOURCES: (1) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2) Early Vital Records of Middlesex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Lowell, birth; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Francis Morse COLBY and Arvilla Jane SMITH.


Francis Milton COLBY was born in JAN 1845 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) He appeared in the census on 11 SEP 1850 in Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 31 JUL 1860 in Jefferson, Cass County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Dover, Lake County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Parents: Jesse COLBY and Lavina (COLBY).

Spouse: Almira H. MCLESBY. Francis Milton COLBY and Almira H. MCLESBY were married in 1867. Children were: Ora Eugene COLBY, George A. COLBY, Frederick M. "Fred" COLBY, Jesse Elmer COLBY, Ernest Robert COLBY.


Francis Morse COLBY was born on 23 AUG 1815 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Lowell, Middlessex County, page 270. Age 32.) He served in the military from OCT 1861 to MAR 1863 in Civil War.
Name: Francis M Colby ,
Residence: Lowell, Massachusetts
Occupation: Overseer
Enlistment Date: 01 October 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Massachusetts
Unit Numbers: 928 928
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 01 October 1861 at the age of 45
Enlisted in Company H, 26th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 18 October 1861.
Received a disability discharge Company H, 26th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 06 March 1863 in New Orleans, LA

He died on 11 JUL 1883. Francis was an overseer in Lowell, Massachusetts, removed to Boston.
(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: Levi COLBY and Sally ROBINSON.

Spouse: Arvilla Jane SMITH. Francis Morse COLBY and Arvilla Jane SMITH were married about 1841. Children were: Arvilla Anna COLBY, Francis Mezellan COLBY, Amelia Frances COLBY, Clara Jane COLBY.


Francis O. COLBY was born on 8 MAR 1835 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254762 National Archives Film T9-0762 Page 299A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Francis O. COLBY Self M M W 45 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Carrie COLBY Wife F M W 40 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
Nellie J. COLBY Dau F S W 13 NH
Fa: NH Mo: NH
Lillie M. COLBY Dau F S W 9 NH
Fa: NH Mo: NH
Joseph CARTER Other M S W 22 VT
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: VT Mo: VT
Mary COLBY Mother F W W 72 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
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They occupy the old Kelly farm in Goffstown, adjioning Dunbarton line, the homestead of his father.

BOOK SOURCES: (1) "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; (2) Cheshire and Hillsboro Counties Biographical Review. Vol. XXIII. pub. 1897. Parents: Thomas B. COLBY and Mary B. KELLY.

Spouse: Carrie FARLEY. Francis O. COLBY and Carrie FARLEY were married on 3 OCT 1865 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Francis O. Age: 30 years, Marriage: Carrie FARLEY Age: 25 years, Date: 03 Oct 1865; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Nellie J. COLBY, Lillie May COLBY.


Francis Paine COLBY was born on 1 DEC 1802 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL 12011; Civil Records for Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.)

Name: Francis Paine Colby
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
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Birth Date: 01 Dec 1802
Birthplace: Portland, Cumberland, Maine
Death Date:
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Father's Name: Samuel Colby
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Mother's Name: Sally
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50378-5
System Origin: Maine-EASy
Source Film Number: 12011
Reference Number: v 3 p 224
Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
Parents: Samuel COLBY and Sally/Sarah MORSE.


Francis R. COLBY was born in 1846 in Holland, Erie County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Freeman COLBY and Lurellah S. (COLBY).


Francis T. COLBY was born in 1812 in Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Haverhill, Essex County, page 80. Age 38.) He died on 27 APR 1872 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was a shoemaker.

Spouse: Jane PIPER. Francis T. COLBY and Jane PIPER were married on 10 JUL 1832 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) Children were: Mary F. COLBY, William COLBY, Emily COLBY, Matilda COLBY, John Albert COLBY, Josephine COLBY.


Col. Francis T. COLBY was born on 27 SEP 1860 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 12 DEC 1909 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
His early education was received in the public schools of the city, and he was graduated from the Chicago University in 1880. He had previously entered upon the study of the law, and was admitted to the bar on his twenty-first birthday. In 1882 he was married to Rose L. Sullivan, and has had six children, four of whom survive, viz.: Beatrice, Evelyn, Genevieve, and Imogene. In 1893, he was unanimously elected colonel of the 7th Infantry, Illinois National Guard, and duly commissioned by Gov. John P. Altgeld. Under his leadership the regiment took prominent part in quelling the riots and establishing order in M. Olive and Chicago in June and July, 1894. It is now the largest regiment in the city, and Col. Colby is the senior colonel of Chicago.

He has been successful in the practice of his profession, and has achieved a high standing at the Illinois bar.
Parents: Andrew J. COLBY and Mary Elizabeth WHELAN.

Spouse: Rose L. SULLIVAN. Col. Francis T. COLBY and Rose L. SULLIVAN were married on 30 NOV 1882 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.)

Groom: Francis T. Colby
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Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1860
Groom's Birth Date: 1860
Groom's Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Bride: Rose L. Sullivan
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Bride's Age: 23
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Bride's Birth Date: 1859
Bride's Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1882
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Film Number: 1030128
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Digital Film Number: 4271083
Image Number: 612
Reference Number: 67518
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
Children were: Beatrice T. COLBY, Rose Evangeline COLBY, Evelyn T. COLBY, Jenevieve COLBY, Imogene H. COLBY, Francis T. COLBY.


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


Colonel Francis Thompson COLBY was born on 13 FEB 1882. He died on 30 JUN 1953 at Hamilton, Cook County, Massachusetts. U.S. Army, A.B., Harvard College 1905; L.L.B., Boston University 1912.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Rear Admiral Harrison Gray Otis COLBY U.S.N. and Mary Catherine THOMPSON.


Photo Francis V. "Frank" COLBY was born on 8 FEB 1947 in Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine. Francis V. "Frank" COLBY died on 7 FEB 2009 at Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine.
Francis V. 'Frank' Colby


BOOTHBAY (Feb 9): Francis V. “Frank” Colby, 61, of Boothbay died at home Feb. 7, 2009, after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. His wife, Pat, was at his side.

The son of Ernest C. Colby and Priscilla (Giles) Colby Bryer, he was born in Boothbay on Feb. 8, 1947. After attending Boothbay schools, Frank entered the U.S. Army and served honorably in combat during the Vietnam War.

His varied career included lobstering, auto repair, welding and painting. In recent years he and his wife owned and operated their antique shop Attic Treasures. Frank was a professional musician who traveled throughout New England with his band Middle of the Road-Country. He was an accomplished guitarist and lead vocalist, playing regularly until his illness.

A very special thanks was given to the Veterans Affairs hospitals at Togus and Boston, most especially to Dr. Allan Jervey at Togus and Dr. Michelle Hankins in Boston.

Frank was predeceased by his parents; his stepfather; his brother Donald Bryer; and his niece Liticia Bryer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Gatto of Boothbay; three children, Shannon Colby and his girlfriend Jill Thompson, Victoria Brown and Janice Warring; four grandchildren, Devon, Parker, Anthony and Taylor; his brother Daniel G. Bryer; his sister Shani L. Bryer; his stepbrother Gordon R. Bryer; his sister-in-law Lee Anne Lee; his brother-in-law and his wife, Phil and Loretta Schreil; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, including a very special uncle, George Giles.

Friends and family are invited to call Friday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Strong Funeral Home, 612 Main St. in Damariscotta, where a brief service will take place at 4 p.m. He will be laid to rest at the Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay in the warmth of the spring.

Arrangements are with the Strong Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Damariscotta.

Memorial donations may be made to the Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.

Parents: Ernest C. COLBY and Priscilla Nettie GILES.


Francis Victoria COLBY was born on 22 OCT 1917 in Sigurd, Sevier County, Utah. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Sigurd, Sevier County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census on 18 APR 1930 in Sigurd, Sevier County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Jacob Elisha COLBY and Martha Etta ROBINSON.


Francis W. COLBY was born on 14 OCT 1830 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.)
Name: Francis W Colby
Birth date: 14 Oct 1830
Birthplace: Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Father's name: Francis W Colby [incorrect]
Mother's name:
Recording place: Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Film number: 1000378
Digital GS number: 4243701
Image number: 01845
Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900
He appeared in the census in 1850 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with father) He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1860 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. In 1870 he was a farmer in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 1 JUL 1870 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1880 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Ward Five, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254766 National Archives Film T9-0766 Page 170A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Francis W. COLBY Self M M W 48 N.H.
Occ: Carpenter Fa: N.H. Mo: N.H.
Eliza COLBY Wife F M W 46 N.H.
Occ: Keeping House Fa: N.H. Mo: N.H.
Henry W. COLBY Son M S W 13 N.H.
Occ: At School Fa: N.H. Mo: N.H.
Una A. COLBY Dau F S W 9 N.H.
Fa: N.H. Mo: N.H.
Mary A. GEORGE SDau F S W 22 MA.
Occ: At Home Fa: N.H. Mo: N.H.
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In 1880 he was a carpenter in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with son Frank H. Colby.) In 1900 he was a farm laborer in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 21 FEB 1909 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was living at 37 West Street in Concord when he died at the age of 78 ys, 4 ms, 8 ds. He is buried in the Evans cemetery on White Rock Hill Road in Bow, NH. He worked in the railroad shops in Concord, NH and was Town Clerk of Bow in 1860. He lived in the home of his father on Wood Hill Road.
SOURCE: "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: Thomas COLBY and Abigail NOYES.

Spouse: Pauline P. WHEELER. Francis W. COLBY and Pauline P. WHEELER were married on 7 NOV 1856 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Paulina P. WHEELER, Date: 07 Nov 1856; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Frank Herbert COLBY, Mary Abby COLBY, Joel W. COLBY, Grace V. COLBY, Edwin A. COLBY.

Spouse: Eliza (Heath) GEORGE. Francis W. COLBY and Eliza (Heath) GEORGE were married about 1866 in New Hampshire. Children were: Henry W. COLBY, Una A. COLBY.


Francis West COLBY was born on 19 JAN 1826 in Sardinia, Erie County, New York. (Family history has his dob as 19 Jan 1820, all census has his dob as 1826.) He appeared in the census on 2 SEP 1850 in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. He appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1860 in Goodfarm, Grundy County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Greenwood, Phillips County, Kansas. He died on 15 APR 1896. He was buried in the Fairview Cemetery at Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas Range 3, block 5, lot 4, space 2. Parents: Rev. Micheal COLBY and Abigail WILKES.

Spouse: Adelia Dorcas PIERCE. Francis West COLBY and Adelia Dorcas PIERCE were married about 1847. Children were: Mary COLBY, Rodelle COLBY, Della Phoebe COLBY, Freeman W. COLBY.


Photo Francis Wilbur Davis COLBY was born on 17 NOV 1847 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 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Newbury, Essex County, page 310. Age 2.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1870 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1880 he was a farm laborer in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 12 JUL 1894. He was buried in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (1st Parish Cemetery.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Capt. William Thomas COLBY and Mary Jane CURRIER.

Spouse: Abby Jane PERKINS. Francis Wilbur Davis COLBY and Abby Jane PERKINS were married on 2 MAR 1869 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: Edward Henry COLBY, Georgie Wilmena COLBY, Francis William COLBY, Charles Samuel COLBY, Louise L. COLBY, William Thomas COLBY.


Francis William COLBY was born on 20 OCT 1873 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He appeared in the census on 23 APR 1930 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living with brother William T. Colby and family.) Parents: Francis Wilbur Davis COLBY and Abby Jane PERKINS.


Frank COLBY was born on 1 SEP 1848 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. He died on 12 AUG 1870 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. Parents: Clark Stickney COLBY and Amanda M. HARRIS.


Frank COLBY was born in SEP 1851 in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Ballville, Sandusky County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Ballville, Sandusky County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Wesley COLBY and Louise HAFFORD.


Frank COLBY was born on 19 NOV 1852 in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine.
Name: Frank Colby
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place: CIVIL, FRYEBURG, OXFORD, MAINE
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1852
Birthplace: CIVIL, FRYEBURG, OXFORD, MAINE
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Richard Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Roxanna
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C52129-1
System Origin: Maine-VR
Source Film Number: 10915
Reference Number: 2:176HZ2L
Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900

He died in 1877 at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Parents: Richard Kimball COLBY and Roxanna B. SMITH.


Frank COLBY was born in 1854 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1860 in North Plains, Ionia County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Canton, Wayne County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Parents: William H. COLBY and Adelia (COLBY).

Spouse: Eliza STEWART. Frank COLBY and Eliza STEWART were married on 26 NOV 1879 in Northville, Wayne County, Michigan.


Frank COLBY was born about 1854 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Pembroke, Genesee County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He died on 7 APR 1930 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Louisa STONE.

Spouse: Miss HINT. Frank COLBY and Miss HINT were married about 1876. Children were: Frank COLBY.

Spouse: Emma LEWIS. Frank COLBY and Emma LEWIS were married about 1880. Children were: Mary COLBY, Myrtle COLBY, Edna COLBY.


Frank COLBY was born in SEP 1859 in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. (calculated from age given at time of death.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. (living at home with mother.) He died on 31 MAR 1881 at Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. Parents: Silas W. COLBY and Julia M. PECK.


Frank COLBY was born on 1 JUN 1861 in Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. Parents: James Franklin Pettengill COLBY and Adeline FOSKETT.


Frank COLBY was born in 1863 in Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Stephen Jackson COLBY and Mercy Ann GLIDDEN.


Frank COLBY was born in FEB 1871 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. Parents: Abraham COLBY and Mary Ann JEPSON.


Frank COLBY was born in APR 1874 in Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Burnham, Waldo County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 16 APR 1910 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1920 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: John L. COLBY and Fanny E. SAWYER.

Spouse: Margaret MINER. Frank COLBY and Margaret MINER were married on 24 FEB 1897 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.)

Groom's Name: Frank Colby
Groom's Birth Date: 1873
Groom's Birthplace: Unity, Me.
Groom's Age: 24
Bride's Name: Maggie J. Miner
Bride's Birth Date: 1870
Bride's Birthplace: P. E. I.
Bride's Age: 27
Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1897
Marriage Place: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Groom's Father's Name: John
Groom's Mother's Name: Fannie Sawyer
Bride's Father's Name: Patrick
Bride's Mother's Name: Jane Mccarver
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02808-9
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1843701
Reference Number: item 1 p 360
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
Children were: Herbert A. COLBY, Frances Jane COLBY.


Frank COLBY was born about 1877. (SOURCE: FHL Film 414876, "Ancestry and descendants of the Darien (New York) Colbys : genealogy of five Colby brothers who came to Darien from Canaan, New Hampshire, about 1812" by Rex Chase Bartlett.) Parents: Frank COLBY and Miss HINT.


Frank COLBY was born in DEC 1880 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Frank W. COLBY and Bertha VOCKEL.

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