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John COLBY was born on 10 JAN 1731 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died young. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Mary WEBSTER.


John COLBY was born on 30 JAN 1732/33 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He was baptized on 4 FEB 1732/33 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living before 1764 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was living after 1764 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died at Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was a surveyor. John died of a fever. They owned the covenant at Hampstead church, 7 May 1758, and removed to Weare, New Hampshire, about 1764. John Colbee administered the estate of his mother Mary. Signed Association Test, 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) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: Joseph COLBY and Mary PHILBRICK.

Spouse: Ruth STEVENS. John COLBY and Ruth STEVENS were married in 1755 in New Hampshire. Children were: Mary COLBY, Joseph COLBY, John COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Ezekiel COLBY, Abigail COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 12 FEB 1732/33 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 25 FEB 1732/33 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died young. Not mentioned in fathers will of 1756.
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: Ezekiel COLBY and Mary ELLIOT.


John COLBY was born on 20 FEB 1732/33 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He signed a will on 26 JUN 1798 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
In the name of God, Amen, I John Colby of Sandown in the state of Newhampshire and County of Rockingham Husbandman being of sound disposing mind and memory thanks be given to God - Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament - that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the direction of my Executor. Nothing doubling but at the general Resurrection I Shall receive the same again and as touching Such Worldly Estate as as it hath pleased God to bless me on this life I give ------- and dispose of the same in the following manner


First I give and bequeath to Elisabeth my dearly beloved Wife the one half the income of my farm as long as She Remains my widow together with the whole of my Household furniture during her Natural life and then to and then to be divided equally between my Daughters ---- Dorithy and Elisabeth- - - - - - - -

2ly I give and bequeath to my Sone John Colbey if he should be living and come for the same five shillings he having had his portion given him before and if he should never come nor call for the same then the same to be equally divided among his heirs to be paid by my Sone Ruben Colbey - whom I appoint my Executor - - - - - -

3ly I give to my Sone Peter Colbey the one half my wareing aparrill and my muskit to be delivered by my Executor above named within one year after my decease if Requested - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

4ly I give to my Sone Ruben Colbey all my Real Estate both land and building and all my P---- of all sorts and all my implements of husbandry And Clock with the other half of my wareing aparrill his paying as I have and shall order him in this my will only my said wife is to improve as above mentioned-------- 5ly I give to my Daughter Mary West ten Dollars to be paid by my Sone Ruben Colbey in two years after my Decease

6ly I give to my Daughter Dorathy Colbey one Cow and two Sheep to be delivered her by my Sone Ruben Colbey at my Decease with liberty to keep said cow and sheep on the farm so long as She Remains unmarried with the privilege of living in my House and making that her home - - - - - - - - - - - - -

7ly I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Corlis one cow and two sheep to be Delivered by my Sone Ruben Colbey in one year after my Decease - - - - - - - - -

8ly I do by thise Presents Constitute and appoint my Sone Ruben Colbey to be my executor to this my last will and testement Rattifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will in witness where of I have here unto Set my hand and seal this twenty six day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. - - - - - - - - - - -

Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced and Declared
by the Said John Colbey
as his last will and tes-
tament in the Presence of
us who in his Presence
and in the Presence of
each other have here unto
Subscribed our names.

Tim. Tilton
Jona - Clough
David Sargent Jr

Rockingham Co. March 5th 1800. This Will was
Proved in common form by the oath of Timothy
Tilton and Jona Clough - & approved
By Sam.Timey JudProb.


He died about 1799 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He will was proved on 5 MAR 1800 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
John Colby 6th generation of Sandown NH married 1st a Mary unknown called a French Women and 2nd about 1766-1768 a Elizabeth Unknown. He was taken captive by the Indians on July 22, 1755 and held a Prisoner in Canada 5 years. His will was June 26,1798.
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The following copied in part from paper of Roger Lawrence of the Canadian -American Genealogical Ass'n of Manchester, NH

John Colby of Sandown NH enlisted at age 23 in 1755 as a soldier in Jacob Bayley's (of Hopkinton ) Co. He was sent to Fort Dummer for sentry duty. A letter dated 20 Jun 1755 to his father, Peter Colby, said he was in good health and well. On Jun 22, he and 6 others left the fort to cut timbers for the stockade wall . About a 1/3 mile from the fort, 3 soldiers cut wood while the others keep guard. A sudden Indian attack led to the death of one soldier, and the capture of John Colby. He was taken to the Abenaki village of St Francois du lac, to which he walked barefooted. He some how paid a ransom of 300 Livers to the Indians and was free in Montreal, but held there until the British victory in 1760

Coleman's book says that John was taken captive and that his first wife was a French woman.

Fortnier says that John was held at St Regis, Called Akwasasne for several years. and that he was likely baptized there as Jean Baptiste.

On Jun 29 Oct 1759 with dispensations of two banns in Notre Dame de Montreal Jean Colby, a 26 year old native of Newton NH, Married Marie Josephe Lamare the 26 year old daughter of Jean Lamare and Francoise Jolivet. Her father was present at the wedding , but her mother was deceased. The witnesses were Jean Louis Menard and Joseph Denis. Jean Colby is said to be the son of Pierre Colby and Maria Stra in the marriage register. In the Tanguay record no children are listed but a child of the couple, Jean Baptiste, was baptized 19 Sep 1760 at Chateauguay P Q. The couple went to New Hampshire in Oct 1760 after the fall of Canada to the British. More children were born to them in Sandown NH, and baptized in the local protestant church. John was able to get the soldiers wages for 5 years in Canada.

Marie- Joseph Lamare may have died between 1765 and 1768 probably in Sandown NH or did she return to Canada?, and that is where her son John had gone with his mother and still was, when his father made his will . John Colby Sr. could have remarried even with his Canadian wife still alive if the local minister considered the Catholic marriage invalid or if she had been gone 5 years and declared dead.

Charbonneau, Hubert & Jacques Legare, "Notra Dame de Montreal" in Reperertoire des actes de bapteme mariage sepulture et des resncements du Quebec ancien 1981

John ( Peter 1709, John, John, John, Anthoney)

SOURCES: (1) Coleman, Emma, New England Captives Carried to Canada 1925; (2) Fournier, Marcal De la nouvelle- Angleterre a la Nouvelle-France 1992; (3) Holmes, Richard A View from the Meetig House Hil_ A history of Sandown NH 1988; (4) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (5) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury; (6) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.


Parents: Peter COLBY and Mary STRAW.

Spouse: Marie-Josephte LAMARRE. John COLBY and Marie-Josephte LAMARRE were married on 23 OCT 1759 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Children were: John COLBY, Peter COLBY, Mary (Polly) COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth (COLBY). John COLBY and Elizabeth (COLBY) were married between 1766 and 1768. Children were: Gershom COLBY, Dorothy COLBY, Christopher COLBY, Ruben C. COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 26 FEB 1734/35 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 6 APR 1735 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: Jonathan COLBY and Dorothy TEWKSBURY.


John COLBY was born on 29 MAR 1744 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 26 SEP 1816 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a victualer or butcher in Newbury, 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: Stephen COLBY and Elizabeth MAXFIELD.

Spouse: Betty LUNT. John COLBY and Betty LUNT were married on 19 JUL 1773 in Wentworth, Grafton County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: "New Hampshire Marriage Licenses and Intentions 1709-1961" by Pauline J. Oesterlin. Wentworth Marriage Licenses # 169. Listed as John Coulby. Children were: Joseph Lunt COLBY, Betty COLBY, Molly COLBY, Sarah COLBY, John COLBY, Benjamin COLBY, Enoch COLBY, Philip COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 8 MAY 1745 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died young. 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: John COLBY and Alice DAVIS.


John COLBY was born on 30 JUN 1748 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 11 SEP 1748 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1796 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He died on 11 FEB 1823 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 15,575; New Hampshire Cemetery Records.) He was buried in the Jotham Rollins Cemetery at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire Removed from Haverhill and settled on the Dyer place.

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, listed as Colbie; (3). "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (4). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Richard COLBY and Hannah DAVIS.

Spouse: Lydia STEVENS. John COLBY and Lydia STEVENS were married on 3 JUN 1773 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Moses COLBY, Polly COLBY, Joseph COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 28 FEB 1749 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He died after 1805 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
He was about 19 when he came to Bow with his family. The lot of land assigned to him was 20 acres off from the southerly side of the purchase, and he built his house on the side hill south of the brook crossing the road. This location is on the right side of Wood Hill Road a short way beyond the home of Henry Cheney. (1970) He married Hannah Simonds, some 10 years his senior, a woman of mixed blood of native stock. In 1789 he bought of John Bryant, 50 acres on the northwest end of Lot 4 in the 17th Range. This was on the southwest corner of the Woodhill-Hooksett Road and Allen Road intersection. After the marriage of his son John, he occupied the additional purchase, and, John, the father, sold out on Wood Hill and went on to an adjoining tract. He was a man of integrity, one of the founders of the Methodist Church, and was several times elected to the Board of Selectmen. In 1805 the property now owned by Cyrus, son of John, the son of John, the son of Abraham.

SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records to 1850, Essex County, Massachusetts. Amesbury; (2) "A Genealogy of the descendants of Leonard Colby his wife Mary Page Born in Bow, NH in 1816" by Guy O. Colby, Laconia, NH 1962 (Private Printing); (3) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (4) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (5) "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: Hannah SIMONDS. John COLBY and Hannah SIMONDS were married about 1770 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: John COLBY, Ruben COLBY, Hannah COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 19 APR 1750 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) John signed the Association Test, 1776, at Chester, and was a tax payer at Candia in 1778.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Elizabeth EMERSON.

Spouse: Ruth WELLS. John COLBY and Ruth WELLS were married on 16 JAN 1770 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John; Marriage: Ruth WELLS; Date: 16 Jan 1770; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Benaiah COLBY, Judith COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Martha COLBY, Lydia COLBY, Susan COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 8 JAN 1751/52 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 5 MAR 1805 at Lisbon, Grafton 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: John COLBY and Hannah BAGLEY.

Spouse: Mary QUIMBY. John COLBY and Mary QUIMBY were married about 1773. Children were: John COLBY, Thomas COLBY, Enoch COLBY, Joseph COLBY, Patiance COLBY, Molly COLBY, Bagley COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Olive COLBY, Col. Joseph COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 19 FEB 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 15 APR 1753 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: Daniel COLBY and Abigail WILLIAMS.

Spouse: Susanna DAVIS. John COLBY and Susanna DAVIS were married on 4 JUL 1776 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John, Marriage: Susanna DAVIS, Date: 04 Jul 1776; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Samuel COLBY, Ezekiel COLBY, Susanna COLBY, Molly COLBY, Anna COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Abigail COLBY, John COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 1 JAN 1753 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Newbury, birth & marriage; (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Elizabeth HOGIN.

Spouse: Eunice EMERY. John COLBY and Eunice EMERY were married on 17 MAR 1777 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


John COLBY was born about 1755 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He served in the military from DEC 1777 to JUN 1778 in Valley Forge.
Valley Forge Muster Rolls at http://www.nps.gov/vafo/home.htm
Personal ID: NH21232
LName: COLBY
FName: JOHN
Suffix:
Ethnicity:
Rank: PRIVATE
Rank Type: RANK AND FILE
State: NH
Regiment: 2 NH
Division: 1ST DIVISION
Brigade: NH BRIGADE
Company: CAPTAIN CALEB ROBINSON'S

Monthly Status Data
December 1777: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
January 1778: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
February 1778: SICK IN CAMP
March 1778: SICK IN CAMP
April 1778: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
May 1778: SICK IN CAMP
June 1778: DIED 22 JUNE.

He died on 22 JUN 1778 at Valley Forge. John had served 4 years, from the beginning of the war 1775 to 1779, for his home town of Candia. He signed the Association Test, 1776.

(BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (4) "History of the Colby Family" by James W. Colby, pub 1895.) Parents: Enoch COLBY and Abigail BLAISDELL.


John COLBY was born on 24 NOV 1758 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 3 DEC 1758 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Eri COLBY and Judith RING.

Spouse: Abigail BLAISDELL. John COLBY and Abigail BLAISDELL filed marriage intentions on 18 JUL 1782 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. They were married about AUG 1782 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Judith COLBY, Abigail COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 13 APR 1760 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 25 MAY 1760 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 29 AUG 1829 at Bennington, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Colby Family Bible record.) He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Bennington, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
He served at West Point in 1780, in Captain John Eastman's company, Colonel Thomas Bartlett's regiment, in the Revolutionary War, and was a pensioner when he died. He re-enlisted in 1781, under Captain William Boys. In 1782, he purchased 200 acres of land in Society Land (now Bennington, NH.), cleared ten acres and built a home there. He took his young wife in 1787 (not 1783 as sometimes given) to the new home which was then without windows, floor, or chimney, making a fire on the broad flat rock, which served for cooking purposes until the chimney was built. In 1790, he built a large two-story house, He was an original member of the First Church in Greenfield, New Hampshire, 1805.

BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 22 page 36
Mrs. Abby Diantha Stevens Greene.
DAR ID Number: 21098
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Wife of George Warren Greene.
Descendant of John COLBY, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Francis Epps Stevens and Hannah COLBY, his wife.
Granddaughter of John COLBY and Eunice Dane, his wife.
John COLBY, (1760-1829), enlisted, 1780, in the militia as a private in Capt. John Eastman's company, Col. Thomas Bartlett's regiment. He re-enlisted, 1781, under Capt. William Boyes. He was born in Weare; died in Bennington, New Hampshire.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 23
Mrs. Satira A. Farnham.
DAR ID Number: 22734
Born in Bennington, New Hampshire.
Descendant of John COLBY, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Levi Ferson and Prudence P. COLBY, his wife.
Granddaughter of John COLBY and Eunice Dane, his wife.
John COLBY, (1760-1829), enlisted 1780 and served at West Point under Capt. John Eastman. He re-enlisted, 1781, in Capt. William Boyes' company. He died in Bennington, N.H.

Parents: John COLBY and Ruth STEVENS.

Spouse: Sarah HALE. John COLBY and Sarah HALE were married on 23 JAN 1787 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: Family Bible. Children were: Obadiah Eaton COLBY, Enoch COLBY, Betsey COLBY.

Spouse: Eunice DANE. John COLBY and Eunice DANE were married on 23 JUN 1796 in New Hampshire. Children were: Ezekiel COLBY, John COLBY, Sally COLBY, John COLBY, Prudence Phelps COLBY, Roxannah COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Dane COLBY, Obadiah Eaton COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 15 JUN 1762 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 27 JUN 1762 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Will of father gave him a legacy, "if he should be living and come for the same."
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Marie-Josephte LAMARRE.


John COLBY was born on 8 JUN 1763 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died young. 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.


John COLBY was born about 1763 in Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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John Colby 87 M Farmer NH
Mary 77 F NH
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He died in 1852 at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Nathan COLBY and Elizabeth BOWEN.

Spouse: Susannah WEBSTER. John COLBY and Susannah WEBSTER were married about 1791. Children were: John COLBY, Ezekiel COLBY.

Spouse: Mary EVANS. John COLBY and Mary EVANS were married about 1805. Children were: Patrick COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 7 AUG 1764 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.)
John Colby was a brother to Philip, but a much older man. He had one son, Hezekiah, 2d. His house was near the Caleb Kelley place, on the north side of the Mink hills. Hezekiah lived and died on the old homestead, but it is now deserted. "The History of Warner, New Hampshire" by Walter Harriman.

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: Thomas COLBY and Ruth PEASLEE.

Spouse: Hannah COLBY. John COLBY and Hannah COLBY were married on 30 MAY 1783 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL film 0599730, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriage. Children were: Hezekiah COLBY.


Rev. John COLBY was born in 1764 in Rumford, Washington County, Vermont. He was baptized on 16 APR 1826 in Sardinia, Erie County, New York. He died in 1850 at Sardinia, Erie County, New York. He has Ancestral File Number XBRT-CC. Parents: Capt. Ezekiel COLBY and Sarah/Sally FOWLER.

Spouse: Abigail WEST. Rev. John COLBY and Abigail WEST were married on 27 MAR 1791 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Rev. Thomas Wells COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Henry COLBY, John COLBY, Rev. Micheal COLBY, Susannah COLBY, Moses COLBY, Hezekiah COLBY, Stillman COLBY, Abigail COLBY, Nathan COLBY.

Spouse: Hannah BOARDT. Rev. John COLBY and Hannah BOARDT were married about 1819.


John COLBY was born about 1765.

Spouse: Elizabeth (COLBY). John COLBY and Elizabeth (COLBY) were married about 1789. Children were: Betsey COLBY, Sarah COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 27 MAR 1765 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.)
Name: John Colbee
Birthdate: 27 Mar 1765
Birthplace: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Father's name: Lot Colbee
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Recording place: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Film number: 1000378
Digital GS number: 4243701
Image number: 02159
Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

He died on 19 AUG 1811 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Lot COLBY and Elizabeth (Carr) ROGERS.

Spouse: Anna CARTER. John COLBY and Anna CARTER were married on 24 OCT 1784 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: "Genealogical Abstract of Books 1 and 2 of the First Church Records of Hopkinton, NH'" Taken from the Records fo the congregational church, by Franklin C. Thompson. 1948 found at the NH Historical Society Library # 929.3778b H797t.) Children were: Betsey COLBY, Nancy COLBY, Sally Thompson COLBY, Moses COLBY, Mary COLBY, John Calvin COLBY, Clarissa COLBY, Charles COLBY, Cynthia COLBY.


Photo John COLBY was born on 24 DEC 1765 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: VITAL RECORDS OF GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire (NH) 1746-1858.) He died on 24 MAY 1847 at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. He was buried in the Strafford Road Cemetery at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont Parents: John COLBY and Rachel BARNARD.

Spouse: Hannah PERHAM. John COLBY and Hannah PERHAM were married about 1787. Children were: Mary N. COLBY, Lydia COLBY, Hannah COLBY, John B. COLBY, Rachel COLBY, William Perham COLBY, Betsey COLBY, Wonderful COLBY, Salome COLBY, Benjamin COLBY.


Rev. John COLBY was born on 18 JUL 1766 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died at Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Haverhill; (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: Captain Ebenezer COLBY and Mary CHASE.

Spouse: Judith ROBINSON. Rev. John COLBY and Judith ROBINSON were married on 20 MAR 1788 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John Marriage: Judith ROBINSON, Date: 20 Mar 1788; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Ebenezer F. COLBY, Molly COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Sarah COLBY.


Photo John COLBY was born on 24 MAR 1767 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 29 DEC 1821 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
Buried: Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate on 25 JUN 1822 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Bartlett- Union Cemetery.) He was a shipwright 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.

Spouse: Anna MORRILL. John COLBY and Anna MORRILL were married on 4 JUN 1790 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Timothy COLBY, John COLBY, Ezra COLBY, Ezra COLBY (twin), Selly/Sally COLBY (twin), Elijah COLBY, Anna COLBY, William COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Emily COLBY (twin), Susan S. COLBY (twin).


Photo John COLBY was born on 21 JUN 1767 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 26 APR 1850 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 1003063, Congregational Parish Records for Warner, New Hampshire.) He was buried in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Parade Cemetery.) 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: Elliot COLBY and Judith SARGENT.

Spouse: Sarah FLANDERS. John COLBY and Sarah FLANDERS were married on 17 NOV 1796 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John Marriage: Sarah FLANDERS, Date: 17 Nov 1796; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: James COLBY, Elliot COLBY, Mittee COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Judith COLBY, John COLBY, Nancy COLBY, Aaron COLBY, Moses COLBY, Eli COLBY, Hosea COLBY.


Photo John COLBY was born on 17 FEB 1772 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died on 16 APR 1836 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
John is buried in the Evans cemetery on White Rock Hill Road in Bow. He lived on Great Hill, a few hundred feet easterly of the intersection of Woodhill-Hooksett Road and Allen Road, and on the south side of Woodhill-Hooksett Road. John was active in founding the Bow Methodist Church which is located near the intersection of Allen Road and Bow Bog Road. He was elected as a town selectman from 1806 - 1808, 1810, and 1813 - 1814. At his death he owned the home farm of 150 acres, a "tirnpike lot" of 184 acres, the "Dexter lot" of 100 acres, and 25 acres of the "Baker pasture." As taken from the Bow Town History, "100 Acres More or Less", the home farm consisted of the following items: "1 horse, 1 colt, 2 pair of oxen, 6 cows, 4 yearlings, 1 three year old heifer, 6 two year olds, 13 sheep, a lot of corn, wheat, winnowing mill, hay, hide, pitchforks, dung fork, shovel, harrow, three ox yokes, cart, whippletree, chains, iron bars, plough, grindstones, scuthes, five rakes, axes, adz, shingle shaves, beetle and wedge, 3 chissels, and one auger, steel trap, chaise, wagon and harness, ship timber, sleigh, shingles, saddle, leather, iron square, saws and files, 3 pair steelyards, 6 bushels of salt, wool, beehives and comb, chests and meals, meal bag, brass kettles, washing machine, milk pans, cheese safe, wooden bowls, 3 washtubs, tinware, set of measures, two baskets, pails, beds and bedding, tables and chairs, pewter, crockery, stone and earthenware, 3 spinning wheels, tea set, desk, 2 looking glasses, clock, buffalo robe, loom, tallow, reeds, warping bars, dry apples, trunk, chest, candle sticks, one pair of fire dogs, fire shovel and tongs, 15 barrels of cider, pew in Methodist Meeting House, pickles, butter tub, sickles." John was fortunate enough to have ample land to leave his sons so they could make a start at farming.

(BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) "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: John COLBY and Hannah SIMONDS.

Spouse: Mariah DAVIS. John COLBY and Mariah DAVIS were married on 17 SEP 1795 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Moriah DAVIS Date: 17 Sep 1795; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Reuben COLBY Esq., Jesse COLBY, Nancy COLBY, Maria COLBY, Nancy COLBY, Esther COLBY, Aseneth COLBY, John COLBY, Leonard COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Cyrus COLBY.


John COLBY was born about 1774.

Spouse: Abigail PEARSON. John COLBY and Abigail PEARSON were married on 6 NOV 1796 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Newburyport.) Children were: Deborah Tenney COLBY, Samuel COLBY, John COLBY, Mary COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 5 JUL 1774 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.)
Name: John Colby
Birthdate: 05 Jul 1774
Birthplace: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Father's name: John Colby
Mother's name:
Recording place: Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States
Film number: 1000378
Digital GS number: 4243701
Image number: 02169
Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

Parents: John COLBY and Mary QUIMBY.


John COLBY was born on 4 FEB 1776 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: Stephen COLBY and Miriam CHALLIS.


John COLBY was born in 1780. Parents: Noah COLBY and Elizabeth DAVIS.

Spouse: Mary DUNHAM. John COLBY and Mary DUNHAM were married about 1805.


Photo John COLBY was born on 3 NOV 1780 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 5 NOV 1780 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried on 30 MAR 1796 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) Died in a whaleboat 1/2 mile off Newbury Bar.
SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Newbury; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Betty LUNT.


John COLBY was born about 1780. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Males:
40 to 50: 1
Females:
under 5: 1
2 to 10: 2

Wife Annis not listed.

He appeared in the census in 1840 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Males:
under 5: 1
50 to 60: 1
females:
50 to 60: 1

John remarried, who?

He died at Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Goshen, CT
Vital Revords from the Barbour Collection
1739 to 1854
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Names starting with C to G


COLBY, COLEBY


John, his son _______, died Dec 18, 1816, age 8
Julia A, of Goshen, m Charles L PERKINS of Litchfield, Mar 11, (probably 1841), by David Osborn
Lucy C, of Goshen, m Charles L MUNGER of Litchfield, Nov 21, 1841, by Rev Thomas Ellis
Phebe, of Goshen, m Philo LOPER of Sharon, Jan 24, 1841, by Rev David Osborn

Spouse: Annis (COLBY). John COLBY and Annis (COLBY) were married about 1807. They appeared in the census in 1820 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Males:
0 to 10: 2
26 to 45: 1
Females:
0 to 10: 2
10 to 15: 1
26 to 45: 1

Children were: Son COLBY, Lucius H. COLBY.


John COLBY was born in 1780 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Groveland, Essex County, page 255. Age 70 Real Estate value $1,000.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living with son Eliphalet) He died on 13 JAN 1869 at Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.)

Name: John Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 13 Jan 1869
Death Place: Groveland, Massachusetts
Age: 89
Birth Date: 1780
Birthplace: Newbury, Ma
Occupation: Shoe Maker
Race:
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Chase Colby
Father's Birthplace: Newbury, Ma
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06727-9
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 960194
Reference Number: v 220 p 186
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

He was a shoemaker. Parents: Chase COLBY and Esther HARDY.

Spouse: Hannah MORSE. John COLBY and Hannah MORSE were married on 13 OCT 1799 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, to 1850 for Bradford.) Children were: Betsey Morse COLBY, John Stephen Morse COLBY, Mary Jane COLBY, Eliphalet Hills COLBY, Lydia Ann COLBY.


John COLBY was born about 1784. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Sarah CUMMINGS.


John COLBY was born on 6 OCT 1784 in Pembroke, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census on 12 AUG 1850 in Auburn, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Living with brother Samuel. Listed as insane.) SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Reverend Zaccheus COLBY and Mary CALIF.


John COLBY was born on 8 AUG 1784 in Northfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
Name: John Colby
Date of Birth: 08 Aug 1784
Place of Birth: Northfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Father's Name: Nathan Colby
Mother's Name:
Place Recorded: Northfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
GS Film Number: 1000378
Digital GS Number: 4243701
Image Number: 02232
Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900
He appeared in the census in 1850 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Nancy WHITCHER. John COLBY and Nancy WHITCHER were married on 26 AUG 1807 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John, Marriage: Nancy WHITCHER; Date: 26 Aug 1807; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Robert COLBY, Suffr?? O. N. COLBY, Nancy H. COLBY, John Lang COLBY, Lorenzo D. COLBY, Ebenezer B. COLBY, Bethuel R. COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 2 JAN 1786 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) In 1850 he was a machinist in New York City, New York County, New York. He appeared in the census on 18 SEP 1850 in New York City, New York County, New York. He died after 1850 at New York City, New York County, New York. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Enoch COLBY and Hannah KENDRICK.

Spouse: Mary HAZELTINE. John COLBY and Mary HAZELTINE filed marriage intentions on 28 MAY 1808 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. They were married on 22 JUN 1808 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) Children were: Jane COLBY, George COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Albert COLBY, Robert COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 4 DEC 1786 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died from Congestion of the Lungs on 24 MAR 1856 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York. (SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nymonroe/cem/mh-intro.htm Tombstone Inscriptions from Section R of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.)
He was buried on 26 MAR 1856 in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Rochester, Monroe County, New York Parents: Capt. Philip COLBY and Abra GREELEY.

Spouse: Abigail TAYLOR. John COLBY and Abigail TAYLOR were married on 25 APR 1816 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Children were: Emily Elizabeth COLBY.


Photo Rev. John COLBY was born on 9 DEC 1787 in Sandwich, Carroll County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) He died on 28 NOV 1817 at Norfolk, Virginia. (SOURCE: Death Notices from the Danville North Star Newspaper ( 1807 - 1822 ).)


Departed this life yesterday morning (Nov. 28th) at the residence of Mr. Wm. Fauquier in this borough, after a painful and lingering sickness, which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, the Rev. John Colby, a Baptist Minister from the state of Vermont. A few weeks since Mr. Colby reached this place from the north being on his way to Charleston, S.C. where he hoped to recover the health and strength, which he had spent in service of his Lord and Master. But it was decreed otherwise-his sufferings are at an end, for he has fallen asleep in the arms of Jesus, and his immortal spirit has winged its flight to that bright world of bliss,where the wicked cease from trouble and the weary pilgrim is forever at rest.

For the satisfaction of his relatives and friends at a distance, and an act of justice to the worthy family, in whose house Mr Colby breathed his last, we deem it proper to state that he received every respect and attention, which his offices and sufferings required. Norfolk, Va. paper.

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Connecticut Courant
Hartford, Connecticut
9 Dec 1817

At Norfolk, (Va.) on the 28th ult. at the residence of Mr. Wm. M. Fauquier, after a painful and lingering sickness, which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, the Rev. John Colby, a Baptist Minister from the State of Vermont. A few weeks since, Mr. C. reached this place from the north, being on his way to Charleston, S. C. where he had hoped to recover that health and strength which he had spent in the service of his Lord and Master. But it was decreed otherwise. His sufferings are at an end. He has fallen a sleep in the arms of Jesus, and his immortal spirit has winged its flight to that bright world of bliss, where the "wicked cease from troubling, and the weary pilgrim is forever at rest."

For the satisfaction of his relatives and friends at a distance, and as an act of justice to the worthy family in whose house Mr. Colby breathed his last, we deem it proper to state, that he received every respect and attention which his office and his sufferings required.

He was buried in Norfolk, Virginia. There is a headstone for him in the Sutton, Vermont cemetery.
REV. JOHN COLBY,
the 3d., son of Thomas, born in Sand­wich, N. H., Dec. 9, 1807, came to Billymead, (now Sutton,) in 1788, and nothing is known of his boyhood ex­cept what is published in his life by him­self and that not at hand.

He was ordained, Nov. 30, 1809. He traveled and preached through Ver­mont, New Hampshire, and some in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York and, perhaps, in other states; at one time, he went into Pennsylvania and Ohio.

He built the first meeting-house in Sutton. It was north of the ceme­tery and built with large, square pews, seats round the pew and meetings were held in it until the White Church was built when it was moved to the farm of Jerome Bally and used for a dwell­ing house.

Elder John Colby came home from his trips of preaching several times ; at one time so feeble, he thought that he must die; but after a time he be­lieved if Elders Charles and Nathaniel Bowles and Daniel and Joshua Quimby were to pray for him, he would recover, it appears by the record, June 8, 1817, Daniel Quimby believed that the two Bowles, Joshua Quimby and himself should go and pray for Elder John to get well, and on the 9th., they four started for Sutton.

During the night of the 8th., Colby says: "I reflected I had been trying to regain health by following the direc­tions of one and another, and had never followed the directions of St. James, Chapt. 5: "Is any among you sick, let him call the Elders of the church — &c. He expressed himself to his father and said who shall go for them? His father said he would and was preparing when the four clergymen he had selected ar­rived for the very same purpose. But it is said the Rev. Charles had no faith at first ; and that he said it was too much like raising the dead. But they all knelt down. The Elder Quimbys lead and Elder Nathaniel Bowles fol­lowed. The three first prayers were for faith for Rev. Brother Charles, who continued in his unbelief until near the close of the third prayer when as he said he could hardly wait for the prayer to close. As soon as the oppor­tunity came, he commenced his prayer for Colby's restoration; and as Colby says before it was finished, all pain had left his body and he was as free from it as ever in his life. He breathed easi­er, his cough began to abate, from that hour he commenced to amend. As soon as able he resumed his labors as an evangelist. In the fall, he started on a tour South and died at Norfolk Va., Nov. 28, 1817.


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There is a book about the life of John called "The Life, Experience, and Travels of John Colby, Preacher of the Gospel."
Parents: Dea. Thomas COLBY and Elizabeth ATWOOD.


John COLBY was born in 1787 in Vermont. He died in NOV 1817 at Holland, Erie County, New York.
Parents of this John are unknown to me at present. He is NOT the son of Ezekiel Colby and Ruth Davis. Their son John was married to Patty Blood.


Froze to death in snowstorm near Cazenove Creek His family lived in the Holland area, had several children. John and Miranda lived east of Holland Village, and barely survived the "cold summer" of 1816. John was caught in the first snowstorm of the season while searching for his cattle. He was found covered with snow not far from another settlers's cabin.
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The following is from the Centennieal History of Erie County by Crisfield Johnson published in 1876, pages 311-313.

On the eastern side of Vermont Hill, nearly east from the embryo village, lived John Colby, a young settler some thirty years of age, wit a wife and two small children. Like many others he had been severely straitened by the "cold summer" of 1816, and had barely struggled through the succeeding winter. By the autumn of 1817, he obtained a cow and one or two young cattle.

When the first snow of the season come, in the month of November, Colby’s cattle and those of a neighbor strayed away, and the two started out in search of them. The neighbor found his and returned home, while Colby continued on in search of his own.

All day and all night his wife expected his return, but he came not. More snow fell during the night. The next morning the news was sent around the neighborhood that John Colby must be lost. The log dwellings of the settlers on the hill were widely scattered, but the news spread rapidly and a goodly number of hardy, active men were soon assembled. The snow of the last night had not entirely obliterated the track of the wanderer, and the searchers followed upon it.

For awhile it pursued the direction in which Colby was probably seeking his cattle. At length, however, it got among the hills and ravines southward from the site of Holland village, and then it would appear as if the traveler had entirely lost track of home, and had wandered aimlessly among those forest-covered steeps. Very likely night had overtaken him before he entered among them.

His friends pursued among the gorges his devious pathway, barely discernible under the new-fallen snow. So tortuous had been his wanderings that, though the searchers pressed on with all practicable speed, the forenoon passed and the afternoon waned ere they discovered aught but the half-covered track of the missing man.

At length, a little before nightfall, as the party was approaching the settlements on Cazenove creek, the leader discovered curled up at the foot of a tree and covered with snow, something resembling a human form. All quickly gathered around, and there lay John Colby, dead, only a short distance from the clearing and house of a settler.

It would appear that, having once lost his way, he had become entirely unable to adopt any line of action. When night came on he had wandered about at random among the hills and ravines, growing colder and weaker as he went. Had the obvious expedient of following a stream of water down hill suggested itself to him, it would soon have carried him to a clearing, but nothing of the kind seems to have come into his mind.

So he had struggled on, and at length, toward morning, had leaned against a tree to rest, and then, overcome by cold and fatigue, had fallen down in a heap at its foot.

Every event of that kind was pretty sure to be celebrated in rhyme by some rude versifier of the forest. One Simeon Davis was the poetic genius of that locality and ere long he had turned the mournful story of poor John Colby into verse. No less that two hundred and forty lines were produced by the facile poet, and these being reduced to writing by some admirer, (for Simeon himself was destitute of that accomplishment,) were copied, and repeated, and sung in many a frontier home for more than a score of years.

Spouse: Miranda Comfort FULLER. John COLBY and Miranda Comfort FULLER were married about 1812 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Children were: Philander E. COLBY, James Lysander COLBY.


Photo John COLBY was born on 26 FEB 1787 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He died on 6 SEP 1862 at Holland, Erie County, New York. He was buried in the Humphrey Cemetery at Holland, Erie County, New York (BOOK SOURCE: "History of Corinth, Vermont" by Town of Corinth History Committee.) Parents: Corpl. Ezekiel COLBY Jr. and Ruth DAVIS.

Spouse: Martha "Patty" BLOOD. John COLBY and Martha "Patty" BLOOD were married on 22 JAN 1809 in West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Emily COLBY, Elijah COLBY, Mitchell COLBY, Sabra COLBY, John D. COLBY, Alvin COLBY, William COLBY.


Photo John COLBY was born on 27 MAR 1790 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Recorcs of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) He died on 18 FEB 1839 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Recorcs of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury. Instantly killed by the falling of a heavy stick of timber.) He was buried in the Salisbury Cemetery at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts (Salisbury Cemetery.)
(BOOK SOURCES: (1) Sir John Bernard Burke, 1814-1892, "Burke's American Families with British Ancestry, Exerpted from Burke's Genealogical and heraldic History of the Landed gentry", 16th Ediditon, 1939, (Pub. 1939 by Burke's Peerage, London. Reprinted, Genealogical Pub. Co. Inc. Baltimore, 1996.), No. 2627; (2) "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt, Providence, RI. 1897 (Picton Press, Fifth Printing 1996); (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Capt. Gee COLBY and Hannah EDWARDS.

Spouse: Dolly BAGLEY. John COLBY and Dolly BAGLEY were married on 8 MAR 1812 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: FHL Number 890246, 890245; COLBY, John, Marriage: Dolly BAGLEY, Date: 08 Mar 1812; Recorded in: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts.) Children were: Capt. Edwin John COLBY, Capt. Elbridge Gerry COLBY, Elizabeth Ann COLBY, Charles Abraham COLBY, Sarah Bagley COLBY, Patrick Henry COLBY, John Bagley COLBY, Annah Edwards COLBY, Colonel Ebenezer Thompson COLBY.


John COLBY was born in 1790 in New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 4 SEP 1850 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1860 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1870 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 20 SEP 1872 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Coal Hearth Cemetery at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Phebe CURRIER. John COLBY and Phebe CURRIER were married on 15 JAN 1818 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Miriam COLBY, Ann COLBY, Sally COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 25 MAY 1792 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; 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: John COLBY and Susanna DAVIS.


John COLBY was born on 24 JAN 1792 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. Parents: James COLBY and Maria WOOD.


John COLBY was born in 1792 in Wales, Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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John Colby 57 M Farmer ME
Mehitable 57 F ME
Samuel C. 31 M Union Bap Clergyman ME
Jane 19 F ME
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He appeared in the census in 1860 in Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine. He died on 4 MAR 1866 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 873,925; History of Litchfield and an account of its centennial celebration, 1895. Pub. 1897.) Parents: William COLBY and Annie (COLBY).

Spouse: Mehitable CLARK. John COLBY and Mehitable CLARK were married on 6 MAY 1816 in Lisbon, Androscoggin County, Maine. (intention) Children were: Rev. James COLBY, Rev. Samuel Clark COLBY, Jane L. COLBY.


John COLBY was born on 9 JAN 1792 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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John Colby 57 M Farmer $5,700 NH
Nancy 56 F NH
John W. 23 M NH
Nathaniel N. 17 M NH
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He appeared in the census in 1860 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 4 SEP 1867 at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: John COLBY and Susannah WEBSTER.

Spouse: Nancy MORRILL. John COLBY and Nancy MORRILL were married on 31 MAY 1819 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Obadiah Morrill Eastman COLBY, John W. COLBY, Nathaniel Morrill COLBY, Obadiah Morrill Eastman COLBY.


Photo John COLBY was born on 16 MAR 1793 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 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Newbury, Essex County, page 330. Age 57.) He died on 31 MAR 1857 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Name: John Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 31 Mar 1857
Death Place: Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
Age: 64
Birth Date: 1793
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00902-6
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 761362
Reference Number: pg 109
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

He was buried in the Belleview Cemetery at Newburyport, 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 COLBY and Anna MORRILL.

Spouse: Mary JACKMAN. John COLBY and Mary JACKMAN were married on 29 DEC 1818 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) Children were: John Walker Sawyer COLBY, Eliza Ann COLBY, Mary Elizabeth COLBY, Martha Ann COLBY, Susan Emily COLBY, Susan Jane COLBY.

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