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Harriet N. COLBY was born on 8 OCT 1819 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Edward Atwood Wells Holt.) She died on 15 OCT 1824 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Edward Atwood Wells Holt.) Parents: Ephraim COLBY and Lydia CHASE.


Photo Harriet N. COLBY was born on 5 SEP 1820 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) She died on 15 JAN 1837 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) She was buried in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Church Street Cemetery.) Parents: Thomas COLBY and Betsey COLBY.

Spouse: Francis WATERHOUSE. Francis WATERHOUSE and Harriet N. COLBY were married on 27 AUG 1835 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)


Harriet Pamelia "Mary" COLBY was born in 1841 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. She appeared in the census on 28 OCT 1850 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 23 JUL 1860 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. (living at home with father.) She appeared in the census on 14 SEP 1870 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. (listed as Mary P Ashton.) She appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1880 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. (listed as Mary.) She died in 1893. She was buried in the Johnston Cemetery at Piqua, Miami County, Ohio Parents: Joseph Samuel COLBY and Abigal JOHNSON.

Spouse: Napoleon Bonaparte ASHTON. Napoleon Bonaparte ASHTON and Harriet Pamelia "Mary" COLBY were married on 15 MAR 1864 in Shelby County, Ohio. (marriage index she is listed as Harriet P. Colby.) Children were: Joseph H. ASHTON, Laura A. ASHTON.


Harriet S. COLBY was born in 1828 in Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. (living with father) She appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1860 in West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 17 SEP 1870 in West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Harriet died leaving 3 children.
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: Rev. Philip COLBY and Eliza S. STANDISH.

Spouse: Warren R. WHEELER. Warren R. WHEELER and Harriet S. COLBY were married on 30 MAR 1852 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: Harriet E. WHEELER, Warren C. WHEELER, Charles M. WHEELER.


Harriet S. COLBY was born on 15 NOV 1829 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She died on 5 NOV 1897 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. 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: Hiram COLBY and Martha SARGENT.

Spouse: John C. WHEELER. John C. WHEELER and Harriet S. COLBY were married about 1851 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


Harriet T. COLBY was born on 1 NOV 1841 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 14 SEP 1850 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. (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: George Curwen Ward COLBY and Harriet KITCHING.

Spouse: Capt. Thomas Foulds ELLSWORTH. Capt. Thomas Foulds ELLSWORTH and Harriet T. COLBY were married on 6 MAR 1861 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Elmer F. ELLSWORTH, Herbert L. ELLSWORTH, Alfred H. ELLSWORTH, Edward K. ELLSWORTH, Susie T. ELLSWORTH.


Harriett COLBY was born in 1829 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in New Hampton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Osgood COLBY and Levina Flint TANDY.


Harriett COLBY was born in 1830 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 8 AUG 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Emerson COLBY and Mary (COLBY).


Harriett A. COLBY was born in 1869 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1870 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John E. COLBY and Lucy A. BLANEY.


Harriett E. COLBY was born on 18 JAN 1846. She died on 19 NOV 1849 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. (SOURCE: NEHGS; Vital Records of Augusta, Maine to the Year 1892.) Parents: Thomas R. COLBY and Charlotte RINES.


Harriett Hathaway COLBY was born in 1905 in Michigan. She appeared in the census on 9 JAN 1920 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) She was adopted. Parents: George F. COLBY and Clara L. HATHAWAY.


Harriett M. COLBY was born on 19 JUN 1847 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living with father) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living with father) She died on 18 JAN 1924 at Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire.
Coos County Democrat, Lancaster, NH, Weds., Jan. 30, 1924, p. 7, in the "Whitefield" column.

Hattie Colby Powell (daughter of Col. Joseph and Eunice Dodge Colby) died on Friday morning Jan. 18 at her home on Elm Street, after a severe illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Powell was born in Whitefield, June 19, 1847 where she always resided. In her early life she was an honored teacher for a few years. To all who knew her, Mrs. Powell's life needs no commentary. She was a woman of unusual sweetness of character. She endured suffering with a courage and patience born of an unfailing faith in God. At the age of 16 she was converted and baptized by Rev. J. A. Cleveland, in an artificial pond, a beautiful place, near where the overall factory now stands. She has honored her religion and has ever lived a consistent Christian life. She was married to Ransome E. Powell of Clinton, Mass. in 1905. For many years she was a member of the Adventist Christian Church uniting with the Free Baptist Church Nov. 1, 1921. The funeral was held from her home on Jan. 21. Rev. C. N. D'Arcy, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Townsend of Twin Mountain. The What-so-Ever class of the Sunday School attended in a body. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Those sent by the neighbors deserve special mention. Those from out of town who attended the burial, included her two nephews, Joseph Streeter of Berlin and Walter W. Colby of Lancaster. The bearers were John C. Pillsbury, George Pillsbury, Mr. Streeter and Mr. Colby. Mrs. Powell is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Etta Smith and three nephews, John C. Pillsbury with whom she lived, also Mr. Streeter and Mr. Colby.

Parents: Col. Joseph COLBY and Eunice NEWELL.


Harriett Narsisa COLBY was born on 17 AUG 1813 in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) She died on 5 OCT 1896 at Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Parents: Archibald McClary COLBY and Mary WYMAN.

Spouse: Frederick Hubbard BELLOWS. Frederick Hubbard BELLOWS and Harriett Narsisa COLBY were married on 10 OCT 1842 in Vermont. Children were: Eugene Frederick BELLOWS, Charles Elwin BELLOWS, Otoline Frances BELLOWS, Alwinda L. BELLOWS, Herbert D'lone BELLOWS.


Harriett Ruth COLBY was born on 15 MAY 1846 in Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. She died on 12 OCT 1903. She was buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 12, page 238
Mrs. Harriett Ruth COLBY Nealley.
DAR ID Number: 11624
Born in New Hampshire.
Wife of B. Frank Nealley.
Descendant of Barzillai COLBY, Hon. Ichabod COLBY and Maj. James Norris, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Rev. John Taylor Gilman COLBY and Camilla Horne, his wife.
Granddaughter of Hon. Ichabod COLBY and Ruth Norris, his wife. (NOTE: Ichabod Colby's pension file clearly states his wife's name was Ruth Rowell.)
Gr.-granddaughter of Barzillai COLBY and Elizabeth Plumer, his wife; James Norris and Mary Fales, his wife.
Barzillai COLBY, 1776, enlisted with two sons and was at the battles of Trenton and wounded at Princeton. He was born at Amesbury, Mass., 1731, where he died, 1805.
Ichabod COLBY (1760-1840) enlisted 1780, was wounded the same year and honorably discharged.
James Norris (1739-1814) commanded a company under Col. Enoch Poor, and for bravery was promoted major, 1777. He served in many battles and was under Col. Alexander Scammel when that officer was killed at Yorktown.
The wallet he carried through six years' service is in the possession of his descendants. Parents: John Taylor Gilman COLBY and Camilla HORNE.

Spouse: Benjamin Frank NEALLY. Benjamin Frank NEALLY and Harriett Ruth COLBY were married on 1 AUG 1866 in Berwick, York County, Maine.


Harris COLBY was born on 13 DEC 1810 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) In 1850 he was a shoemaker in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 19 AUG 1850 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 15 OCT 1889 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Peter COLBY and Selley/Sally MARTIN.

Spouse: Mary Ann KELLY. Harris COLBY and Mary Ann KELLY were married on 23 FEB 1833 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: William K. COLBY, Charles H. COLBY, Laura A. COLBY.

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth ( ) PORTER. Harris COLBY and Mary Elizabeth ( ) PORTER were married on 24 AUG 1875 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Harris COLBY was born in 1833 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) Parents: Ebenezer COLBY and Almira TRASK.


Harris C. COLBY was born in MAY 1872 in Burke, Calendonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Burke, Calendonia County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Burke, Calendonia County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Burke, Calendonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Burke, Calendonia County, Vermont. Parents: Newell S. COLBY and Adaline M. HARRIS.

Spouse: Caroline B. (COLBY). Harris C. COLBY and Caroline B. (COLBY) were married about 1903.


Harris Demetrius COLBY was born in 1842 in Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Scio, Washtenaw County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) In 1860 he was a cooper in Portland, Ionia County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Portland, Ionia County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Joel COLBY and Polly BURHAM.


Harris S. COLBY was born on 14 JUN 1864 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with father) He appeared in the census on 25 JUN 1900 in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 13 MAR 1907. He was also known as Harry S. Colby. He was buried in the New Boston Cemetery at New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: Elbridge C. COLBY and Clara SMITH.

Spouse: Addie M. FISHER. Harris S. COLBY and Addie M. FISHER were married on 4 MAR 1884 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Harry S. Age: 19 years, Marriage: Addie M. FISHER Age: 19 years, Date: 04 Mar 1884; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

Spouse: Ina M. WOODBURY. Harris S. COLBY and Ina M. WOODBURY were married on 19 JAN 1890 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Harry S. Age: 24 years, Marriage: Ina M. WOODBURY Age: 21 years, Date: 19 Jan 1890; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Husband previously married.) Children were: Rachel C. COLBY.


Harrison COLBY was born on 11 SEP 1797 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) He died on 11 SEP 1797 at Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. Parents: Dea. Thomas COLBY and Elizabeth ATWOOD.


Harrison COLBY was born on 9 AUG 1813 in Maine. (date calculate from age given at time of death.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan. He died on 11 OCT 1870 at Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan. The cause of death was listed as Suicide. He was buried in the East Side Cemetery at Hubbardston, Ionia County, Michigan Parents: William COLBY and Lucy DENNIS.

Spouse: Mariah HOUSE. Harrison COLBY and Mariah HOUSE were married about 1834 in New York. Children were: Wilson C. COLBY, William COLBY, Jabez H. COLBY, Augustus H. COLBY, Fanny Jane COLBY, Hannah Maria COLBY.


Harrison COLBY was born on 5 SEP 1813 in Burke, Calendonia 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 in 1851 in St. Paul D'Abbotsford, Hyacinthe County, Canada. He appeared in the census on 27 JUN 1860 in Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts. In 1860 he was a farmer in Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 3 JUN 1870 in Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts. In 1870 he was a farmer in Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1880 in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa. He died in 1885 at Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa. Parents: Daniel COLBY and Polly HUTCHINS.

Spouse: Mary Jane (COLBY). Harrison COLBY and Mary Jane (COLBY) were married about 1835. Children were: Elizabeth COLBY, William Henry H. "Hank" COLBY, Charles H. COLBY.


Photo Harrison COLBY was born on 11 APR 1820 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census on 11 SEP 1850 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1860 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 5 MAY 1905 at Concord, 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: Aaron COLBY and Edith ROWELL.

Spouse: Judith Elkins WHITCHER. Harrison COLBY and Judith Elkins WHITCHER were married on 28 NOV 1843 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Judith E. WHITCHER, Date: 28 Nov 1843; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Clementine L. COLBY, Anthon W. COLBY.


Harrison COLBY was born in 1822 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census on 19 AUG 1850 in Sardinia, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living with Leander Colby.) Parents: Abner COLBY and Patty DAVIS.

Spouse: Manervia (COLBY). Harrison COLBY and Manervia (COLBY) were married in 1851 in New York. Children were: Bradley COLBY.


Harrison COLBY was born on 17 OCT 1851 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. He died on 20 OCT 1852 at Darien, Genesee 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: Jerome Bonaparte COLBY and Hannah CLARK.


Harrison Adams COLBY was born on 12 JUL 1836 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 9 SEP 1850 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother. Listed as William.) He appeared in the census on 9 JUL 1860 in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 8 JUL 1870 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 20 APR 1910 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 13 JAN 1913 at Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Thomas Rowell COLBY and Ruth E. TUCKER.

Spouse: Augusta Ann RULO. Harrison Adams COLBY and Augusta Ann RULO were married on 19 SEP 1860 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Harrison A., Age: 24 years; Marriage: Augusta RULO, Age: 18 years; Date: 19 Sep 1860; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Lois Ann COLBY, John COLBY, Flora COLBY.


Harrison D. COLBY was born on 4 JAN 1856 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1870 in Grafton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1880 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. In 1880 he was a Works in Woolen Mill in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 7 JUL 1909 at Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.)

Harrison D. Colby Place of Death: Lebanon, NH, Union Street
Yrs. a resident: 20 yrs. Previous residence: Enfield, NH
Date of death 1909 7m 7d
Age: 53 yrs.
Place of birth: Hanover NH Date of birth: 1856 1m 4d
Widower Occupation: Janitor Cause of death: Meningitis duration: 4 days
Father: John Colby Mother: Catherine Thurston
Occupation of father: farmer Name of physician: John M. McBride MD
Date of Interment July 10 1909 Glenwood Cemetery
Undertaker C. E. Marston, Lebanon Certified by: W. F. Smith, Lebanon

He was buried on 10 JUL 1909 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Glenwood Cemetery (VII) Parents: John D. H. COLBY and Catherine P. THURSTON.

Spouse: Tina Bernice ROBINSON. Harrison D. COLBY and Tina Bernice ROBINSON were married on 29 NOV 1894. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.)


Harrison G. COLBY was born on 7 MAR 1884 in Lura, Faribault County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Lura, Faribault County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. He died on 11 AUG 1969 at Blue Earth County, Minnesota. (SOURCE: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002.) Parents: Orison Eldridge COLBY and Mary Ann ALVEY.

Spouse: Kathryn (COLBY). Harrison G. COLBY and Kathryn (COLBY) were married about 1915. Children were: Kathryn M. COLBY.


Hon. Harrison Gray Otis COLBY was born on 19 APR 1808. He appeared in the census in 1840 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He died on 22 FEB 1854 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He has more notes..
Hon. H. G. O. Colby was the son of Rev. Philip and Harriet (Sewall) Colby, born 1807 in Hallowell, Me. His father was born in Sanbornton, N.H., July 30, 1779, and he was the son of Isaac Colby, a farmer of great industry and strong mind, strict integrity, stern common sense. The maiden name of the wife of Isaac Colby was Phebe Hunt, daughter of Philip Hunt, of Newburyport, Mass., very domestic in her habits, and of a very tender, loving heart. They had nine children. In the year 1800, Philip, the father of Judge Colby, went to Portland, Me., as a merchant's clerk, and afterwards established himself in mercantile pursuits in Hallowell, Me., which he followed for eight years. Six of these years he had been married to his first wife, Miss Harriet Sewall, daughter of Mr. Thomas Sewall, of Vassalborough, Me. They were married the 28th of June, 1804. They had two children. On the 24th of October, 1810 the eldest, a lovely boy of five years, died. "A very remarkable boy," writes Miss Caroline, a daughter of Judge Colby; "his name Hamilton Van Renssalaer." In February of the following year, the 28th, 1811, the mother also died. "A woman of very fine and most lovely character," writes again Miss Caroline, adding, "these, the mother and the son, are buried side by side at Augusta, Me."

This was the beginning of the Christian life of the father of Judge Colby. He joined himself to the church of Rev. Mr. Gillett, Hallowell, with his wife in her sick-room, and dedicated not only himself but his family to the Lord. He soon relinquished his secular business, and removing to Salem, Mass., spent nearly four years studying with Rev. Dr. Worcester, of the Tabernacle Church, and secretary of the American Board of Missions. This course of study additional to his academic course in Gilmanton, N.H., and supplemented by a large acquaintance with men and things in a long mercantile life, above all, aided and enforced by the teaching which comes from above, well furnished him for a successful and most useful pastorate with the church in North Middleborough, Mass., continuing from the summer of 1817 to the time of his death, Feb. 27, 1851, thirty-four years.

Harrison Gray Otis Colby, the subject of our present notice, was the only surviving child of the first marriage of the minister. He gave promise even in his boyhood of future eminence. So scholarly was he that his mother's brother, the eminent Dr. Sewall, of Washington, took charge of his education and saw him through college.

After completing his study of law he was admitted to the Bristol County bar, taking up his residence in taunton. Subsequently he removed to New Bedford, having married his wife there, a daughter of John Avery Parker, Esq. Mr. Colby easily took rank among the foremost of the lawyers of the commonwealth. It was no surprise when he was promoted from the bar to the bench. He was of a tall, commanding figure, resembling in this respect his father, and, like this father, he was dignified, courteous, "every inch a gentleman."

His daughter Caroline, in 1876, writes: "My father died Feb. 22, 1853, and is buried in New Bedford. Four children, three daughters and a son, survived him, the latter being the youngest child, and now an officer in the United States navy. I have the honor and privilege of being the eldest of the family, and my mother has all her daughters with her, except the beloved sister next to myself, who died ten years since, leaving a daughter, the only grandchild, as none of the others have ever married."

I will add, the widow of Judge Colby became the wife of Rev. Dr. Lambert, a distinguished clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Charlestown, Mass.

Harrison was a graduate of Brown University, A.B., 1827, A.M. He was a lawyer at Taunton, Massachusetts as well as District Attorney. He became a distinguished member of the Bristol County Bar, and was promoted to the bench.

SOURCES: (1) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2) Early Vital Records of Bristol County, Massachusetts to 1850. Taunton, marriage; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Rev. Philip COLBY and Harriet SEWALL.

Spouse: Jane Standish PARKER. Hon. Harrison Gray Otis COLBY and Jane Standish PARKER filed marriage intentions on 17 DEC 1831 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. They were married on 3 JAN 1832 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Children were: Caroline COLBY, Averick Parker COLBY, Anne Parker COLBY, Jane Coffin COLBY, Rear Admiral Harrison Gray Otis COLBY U.S.N..


Rear Admiral Harrison Gray Otis COLBY U.S.N. was born on 28 JAN 1846 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 8 JUL 1860 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (see step-father Thomas Lambert) He died on 3 NOV 1926 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
COLBY, Harrison Gray Otis, naval officer, was born at New Bedford, Mass., Jan. 28, 1846; son of Harrison Gray Otis and Jane Standish (Parker) Colby; grandson of John Avery Parker, and a descendant in the eighth generation from Myles Standish. He was graduated at the U.S. naval academy in 1867, and while a cadet served on the U.S.S. Dacotah, 1864-65. He was ordered to the flagship Piscataqua, Admiral Rowan, Asiatic squadron, serving 1867-68; was promoted ensign Dec. 18, 1868, and master March 21, 1870. He was detailed to the yacht America as executive officer in 1870, when that vessel took part in the international races with the Cambria, and was for a short time in command of the America. He was at the Boston navy yard, 1870-71, and with the U.S.S. Worcester carried provisions sent by the citizens of Boston to the suffering French in 1871. He was promoted lieutenant March 21, 1871; served on North Atlantic and European squadrons, 1871-74; on torpedo duty, 1874; with Lieutenant Lull in charge of a party on the surveying expedition to Panama, 1874-75; on U.S.S. Tennessee, flagship of Admiral Reynolds, Asiatic squadron, 1875, and was sent home sick. He was naval attaché of the U.S. Centennial commission, Philadelphia, Pa., 1876; was stationed at the naval observatory, Washington, D. C., 1876-77; served on board the U.S.S Marion and the U.S.S. Trenton as flag lieutenant to Admiral Le Roy, 1877; commanded the U.S. coast and geodetic survey schooner Eagre, 1880-82; was executive officer of the training ship Saratoga, 1882-85; assistant inspector of the 20th lighthouse district, 1885-89; executive officer of the U.S.S. Yorktown, and commanded that vessel for three months during the absence of the commanding officer, 1889-91. He organized the naval militia of the United States, 1891; was promoted lieutenant commander, Nov. 20, 1891; was assistant to the inspector of the 2nd lighthouse district, 1891-95; commanded the U.S. coast and geodetic survey steamer Blake, 1895-96; hydrographic inspector, U.S. coast and geodetic survey of Washington. D. C., 1896-97; inspector, 2nd lighthouse district. 1897-98; commander of the 2nd division, coast defence system, May, 1898; promoted commander, April 27, 1898; commanded the U.S.S. Hannibal June 7, 1898; on gunboat and patrol duty at Porto Rico, 1898; detached from the Hannibal when that vessel went out of commission, Oct. 23, 1898, and became inspector of 2nd lighthouse district. He was ordered to command the U.S.S. Concord, Asiatic squadron, at Manila, in March, 1899, but the order was revoked March 17, 1899, and he was ordered to the command of the U.S.S. Marblehead at Santiago, Cuba.

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: Hon. Harrison Gray Otis COLBY and Jane Standish PARKER.

Spouse: Mary Catherine THOMPSON. Rear Admiral Harrison Gray Otis COLBY U.S.N. and Mary Catherine THOMPSON were married on 20 APR 1881 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Children were: Colonel Francis Thompson COLBY.


Harrison M. COLBY was born on 5 APR 1832 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (date calculated from age given at time of death) He died on 5 MAY 1833 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Old Center Cemetery at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Parents: Moses COLBY and Emeline SAVAGE.


Harrison Moses COLBY was born on 11 MAY 1833 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 1 JUL 1870 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. The cause of death was listed as hung himself in barn. He was buried in the New Cemetery at Henniker, Merrimack 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 Emeline SAVAGE.

Spouse: Betsey Jane ANDREWS. Harrison Moses COLBY and Betsey Jane ANDREWS were married on 27 NOV 1856 in New Hampshire. Children were: Charles A. COLBY.


Harrison Otis COLBY was born in 1834 in Maine. In 1850 he was a farmer in Bowdoin, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 19 JUL 1850 in Bowdoin, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 26 JUN 1860 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) In 1860 he was a farmer in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine. He served in the military in DEC 1861.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name:
Otis R Colby
Residence: Bowdoin, Maine
Enlistment Date: 07 December 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Maine
Unit Numbers: 1029
Service Record: Promoted to Full Sergeant 2nd Class (1862)
Enlisted as a Wagoner on 07 December 1861 at the age of 27
Enlisted in Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment Maine on 07 December 1861.

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Parents Samuel and Mary applied for his pension in 1865

Parents: Samuel Eaton COLBY and Mary Ann ROGERS.


Harrison Reuben COLBY was born on 4 AUG 1895 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 15 APR 1910 in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Amos D. COLBY and Ellen M. DROWN.


Harrison Thomas COLBY was born on 5 JAN 1892 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1900 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He registered for the World War I draft on 15 JUN 1917 at Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont He registered for the World War II draft on 27 APR 1942 at Bradford, Orange County, Vermont Parents: Charles James COLBY and Lizzie K. MORRILL.


Harry COLBY was born date unknown. Parents: Allen Freeman COLBY and Anna L. KRAMER.


Harry COLBY was born on 13 NOV 1795 in Embden, Somerset County, Maine. (SOURCE: NEHGS; Vital Records of Augusta, Maine to the Year 1892.) He died on 3 APR 1816 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.


Harry COLBY was born about 1796. He died on 17 APR 1816. Parents: Corpl. Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth FOYE.


Harry COLBY was born about 1819 in Embden, Somerset County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 10 OCT 1850 in Shirland, Winnebago County, Illinois. (living with Uncle Nathan Daggett.) Parents: Ebenezer COLBY and Nancy DAGGETT.


Harry COLBY was born on 5 DEC 1827 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. In 1850 he was a carpenter and joiner in Darien, Genesee County, New York. He appeared in the census on 20 SEP 1850 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He was also known as Henry Colby. He died at California. Parents: Abner Chase COLBY and Nancy STEWART.

Spouse: Mary ROOT. Harry COLBY and Mary ROOT were married on 1 SEP 1853.


Harry COLBY was born on 29 JUN 1872 in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. (living with father) He died on 5 MAY 1924 at Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Parents: Edward Frank COLBY and Laura RICHARDSON.


Harry COLBY was born on 30 DEC 1877 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 10 JUN 1880 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: George Washington COLBY and Sarah H. PINKHAM.


Harry COLBY was born on 16 AUG 1879 in Neah Bay, Clallam County, Washington. He died on 13 APR 1950. He has Ancestral File Number 1PB4-9L. Parents: Aurelius COLBY and Eliza (Weethsutskib) OBATHSA.

Spouse: Elizabeth CHASLEY. Harry COLBY and Elizabeth CHASLEY were married about 1900. Children were: Martin COLBY, Frank COLBY, Rose COLBY, Myron COLBY, Edna COLBY.


Harry COLBY was born about 1882. 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: Dexter D. COLBY and Annette JONES.


Harry COLBY was born on 18 DEC 1890 in Nebraska. He died on 29 DEC 1890 at Nebraska. Buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Aurora, Nebraska. Parents: Walter Welch COLBY and Minnie Melvina CUDNEY.


Harry A. COLBY was born in 1917 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 16 JAN 1920 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in 1920 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Parents: Frank Leroy COLBY and Mary G. SCOTT.


Harry Allen COLBY was born on 11 AUG 1893 in Youngsville, Warren County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Columbus, Warren County, Pennsylvania. 1900 Federal Census: Harry A. Coleby is listed on the June 12, 1900 census for Columbus Township, Warren Co., Pennsylvania, Enumeration District No. 130, Page 59, Sheet No. 7, Dwelling No. 177, Family No. 178. He is listed as the son of Uriah Coleby. Date of Birth: Aug 1894; Age: 5; Marital Status: Single; Place of Birth: Pennsylvania; Place of Birth of Father: Pennsylvania; Place of Birth of Mother: Pennsylvania; Occupation: Blank. He died on 6 JUL 1984 at Riverside County, California. On 2 Nov 1916 when Harry Allen was 23, he married Ida Pearl BECK, in Wesleyville, Erie Co., Pennsylvania (Erie Co., Pennsylvania marriage docket #39-682. [2]). Born on 22 Nov 1897 in Pennsylvania. [1] Ida Pearl died in Riverside Co., California on 30 Jan 1965; she was 67.

They had one child:
5 i. Charlotte COLBY married Jack PALMER. Parents: Urial S. COLBY and Emma M. BANNISTER.


Harry Austin COLBY was born on 17 JUL 1893 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. He died on 2 JUN 1965 at San Diego, San Diego County, California. He was buried on 7 JUN 1965 in the Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery at San Diego, San Diego County, California
Name: Harry Austin Colby
Veteran's Rank: PFC AIR CORPS
Branch: US Army
Last known address: P.O. Box 6237 San Diego , CA 92166
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1893
Death Date: 2 Jun 1965
Veteran Service Start Date: 18 Jun 1918
Veteran Service End Date: 15 Jan 1919
Interment Date: 7 Jun 1965
Cemetery: Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery
Buried At: Section A-G Site 336
Cemetery URL: http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/ftrosecrans.htm

Parents: Freeling Seymour COLBY and Emma Viola JACKSON.

Spouse: Manila MILLER. Harry Austin COLBY and Manila MILLER were married about 1918 in Kansas. Children were: Dorothy M. COLBY.


Harry B. COLBY was born in 1866 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1880 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Wilson C. COLBY and Margaret COOK.


Harry B. COLBY was born in SEP 1879 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 1 SEP 1880 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Barnsville, Belmont County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 29 JAN 1926 at Akron, Summit County, Ohio. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio Parents: Wilson Shannon COLBY and Mary D. MANN.

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