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John COLBY was born on 28 DEC 1891 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 23 APR 1910 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Levi Augustus COLBY and Mary E. GILLIGAN.


John COLBY was born in 1891 in Massachusetts. He died in 1892 at Massachusetts. He was buried in the Ridgewood Cemetery at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Parents: Edmund S. COLBY and Annie F. LITTLEFIELD.


John COLBY was born in 1894 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He died on 8 AUG 1895 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
Name: John Colbey
Death date: 08 Aug 1895
Death place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age at death: 18 months
Estimated birth year: 1894
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital status: Single
Father's name: Sheridan Colbey
Mother's name: Eva Colbey
Occupation:
Film number: 2363834
Digital GS number: 4208677
Image number: 1145
Reference number: p 417 rn 2995
Collection: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897

Parents: Sheridan James COLBY and Mary Eva MITTE.


John COLBY was born about 1931 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Parents: Simon Eugene COLBY and Elsie (COLBY).


John A. COLBY was born on 10 OCT 1796 in Oswego, Oswego County, New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.) Parents: William COLBY and Eleanor LORD.


John A. COLBY was born on 24 APR 1846 in Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 28 JAN 1911 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Buried in the New Cemetery, Henniker, NH. Parents: Robert COLBY and Lovey CARTER.

Spouse: A. Lillian NICHOLS. John A. COLBY and A. Lillian NICHOLS were married on 14 JUN 1881 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John Age: 38 years, Marriage: Alilian NICHOLS Age: 23 years, Date: 14 Jun 1881; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Mary L. COLBY.


John A. COLBY was born in 1856 in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died young. 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: Moses C. COLBY and Elizabeth E. CLEMENT.


John A. COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1865 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1870 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1880 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) 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: David D. COLBY and Adaline E. CURTIS.

Spouse: Emma L. FULLER. John A. COLBY and Emma L. FULLER were married on 8 OCT 1894 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John A., Age: 28 years; Marriage: Emma L. GENTRISS, Age: 28 years; Date: 08 Oct 1894; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Wife previously married.)


John A. COLBY was born in AUG 1890 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 18 APR 1910 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 9 JAN 1920 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Andrew Glass COLBY and Elma GODFREY.


John Abbot COLBY was born on 1 JUL 1820 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salem.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Springfield, Hampden County, page 9. Age 30.) He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He died on 7 FEB 1894 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was a clerk. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Samuel COLBY and Sally Parker GREENOUGH.


John Adams COLBY was born on 9 NOV 1858 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 13 JUL 1870 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 15 JUN 1880 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 13 JUN 1918 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in the Linwood Cemetery at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
John A. Colby was educated in the public schools of Haverhill, and graduated from the high school in 1879, immediately beginning his business career as treasurer's clerk in the office of the Haverhill & Groveland Street Railway Company, of which he became treasurer in 1884, and general manager as well as treasurer in 1890, serving in these positions until the road was merged with others in the Lowell, Lawrence & Haverhill Street Railway Company. He left the railway business then, and became manager of the Duncan Estate, a large undivided property, in which business he is engage at the present time.

He is a musician of no mean order, has a well-cultivated baritone voice, and was a member of the First Universalist Church Quartette for fourteen years. He is a staunch Republican, but has never been especially active in politics except in the mayoralty contest of 1906, and his able conduct of that campaign will long be remembered in Haverhill, because of the illustrated newspaper articles showing what he considered the financial mismanagement in connection with the building of the new high school. He is a member of the Pentucket Club, and greatly interested in the Haverhill Historical Society, being on the house committee, and a leading spirit in its work; the building for which was donated by one of the Duncan family. He is a trustee of the Haverhill Savings Bank, and interested in all the local public charities.

Parents: John Quincy Adams COLBY and Sarah Jane COLBY.

Spouse: Ada M. YOUNG. John Adams COLBY and Ada M. YOUNG were married on 7 JAN 1886 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0011950; Record of marriages in Penobscot County, Maine, 1827-1888; FHL Film: 0010586; Town and vital records 1819-1891 Bangor (Maine). City Clerk.)


John Albert COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1845 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Haverhill, Essex County, page 80. Age 5,) Parents: Francis T. COLBY and Jane PIPER.


John Albert COLBY was born on 23 JUL 1875 in Jackson County, Ohio. Parents: Rodolphus Zelotus COLBY and Miriam STOVER.


John Alfred COLBY was born on 10 OCT 1841 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Phelpstown, Ingham County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Reynolds, Montcalm County, Michigan.
Census Place: Reynolds, Montcalm, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254597 National Archives Film T9-0597 Page 325C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John COLBY Self M M W 37 NY
Occ: Farmer Fa: NY Mo: NY
Alice COLBY Wife F M W 21 MICH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: MICH Mo: N.Y.
Iva COLBY Dau F S W 2 MICH
Fa: N.Y. Mo: MICH
Andrew BURY Other M S W 27 FINLAND
Occ: Works In Mill Fa: FINLAND Mo: FINLAND
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He died on 10 SEP 1918 at Halifax, Windham County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.)
More About JOHN ALFRED COLBY:
Burial: Riverview Cemetery
1870, John Colby on MI census index, Owosso, Shiawassee Co., MI
1878, First child, Iva Iola "Beatrix," born in Morley, Mecosta Co., MI
1886, Divorced first wife, Alice and remarried Mildred Cornell
Bet. 1886 - 1889, Possibly moved to Roslyn or Everett, WA
1884, Moved to Emerson, Manitoba
Abt. 1903, Moved back east to Canaan, NH
Aft. 1903, Lived in NH (Canaan?) and Halifax, VT
Bet. 1885 - 1889, Doesn't appear on WA Terr. Census, '85, '87, '89.
Bet. 1861 - 1865, Served in Civil War, 9th Mi Infantry, Co. F., Shiawassee Co.
Military service:
Bet. 1861 - 1865, 9th Michigan Infantry, Co. F, Union Army

Parents: Rev. Thomas Wells COLBY and Eliza Ann HOAR.

Spouse: Alice Cecelia JONES. John Alfred COLBY and Alice Cecelia JONES were married on 3 MAR 1873 in Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan.
Groom's name: John A. Colby
Groom's race or color (on document):
Groom's age: 28 years
Groom's birth year: 1845
Groom's birthplace: Washington, New York
Bride's name: Alice C. Jones
Bride's race or color (on document):
Bride's age: 16 years
Bride's birth year: 1857
Bride's birthplace: Casto, Michigan
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 03 Mar 1873
Marriage place: Howard City, Montcalm, Michigan
Groom's father's name:
Groom's mother's name:
Father of bride's name:
Mother of bride's name:
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Groom's previous wife's name:
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Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342455
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4207564
Image number: 36
Reference number: v 1 p 317 rn 150
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

They were divorced in 1886 in Michigan. Children were: Iva Iola (Beatrix) COLBY, Reno E. COLBY.

Spouse: Katherine Mildred Lewis CORNELL. John Alfred COLBY and Katherine Mildred Lewis CORNELL were married about 1887. Children were: Goldendine Viola COLBY, Vernon Custuss COLBY, Lyndon Lionel COLBY, Earl Edison COLBY.


John Alfred COLBY was born on 8 DEC 1881. He appeared in the census on 15 APR 1885 in Black Hammer, Houston County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1900 in Clear Lake, Union Twp, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. (living with sister Myrtle and family.) He was buried on 6 JAN 1920 in the at Outlook, Yakima County, Washington (living with Bert Wynn Colby and family.) He died in 1956. He was buried in the Quincy Cemetery at Quincy, Grant County, Washington Parents: Herman Elias COLBY and Laura Ann WYNN.


John Alfred COLBY was born on 6 AUG 1921 in Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) He died on 22 NOV 2009 at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. His obituary appeared in the Union Leader, on 2 DEC 2009.
John A. Colby Sr.


FRANKLIN -- John A. Colby Sr., 88, of Pine Colony Road, died Nov. 22, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Concord, Aug. 6, 1921, to Joseph James Colby and Ethel (Folsom) Colby. He grew up in Boscawen and was a 1939 graduate of the former Penacook High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was recipient of World War II Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and American Campaign Medal.

He was employed by a building contractor in Laconia before he established his own contracting and carpentry company, Colby Construction. For more than 20 years, he sold Christmas trees in downtown Franklin.

He was a member of the Baptist Church of Franklin for 63 years.

He was an avid guitar player, songwriter, cartoonist and storywriter. He wrote more than 300 songs and produced and recorded two albums.

Family membes include his wife of 63 years, Marjorie A. (Edmunds) Colby of Franklin; two sons, John Alfred Colby Jr. of Concord and Gary Lee Colby of Woodstock, Conn.; a daughter, Cindy Ann Miner of Franklin; three brothers, Charles Colby of Franklin, James Colby of Boscawen and Robert Colby of Concord; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

IN HIS LIFE: He is also survived by four grandchildren, Gary Lee Colby Jr. of Enfield, Conn., Alisha (Miner) Gulino of Milford, Conn., Joshua Miner of Franklin and Carolyn Colby of Enfield, Conn.

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Baptist Church of Franklin with the Rev. Scott Secrest and the Rev. Dr. Robert Williams officiating.

Burial with military honors will be in the spring at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St. Franklin 03235 or Baptist Church of Franklin, PO Box 306, Franklin 03235.

H.L. Young & Company Memorial Home, 175 South Main St., Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

(BOOK SOURCE: "The History of Boscawen & Webster, New Hampshire, from 1878 to 1933." by Willis G. Buxton.) Parents: Joseph Greeley COLBY and Ethel M. FOLSOM.


John Ambrose COLBY was born on 11 APR 1835 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.
Name: John Ambrose Colby
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1835
Birthplace: DEER ISLE,HANCOCK,MAINE
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Samuel B. Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Lovina
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50266-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
Source Film Number: 873738
Reference Number:
Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
Parents: Samuel Bird COLBY and Lovenia KNIGHT.


John Anderson COLBY was born on 19 FEB 1846 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Salem. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Census Place: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Source: FHL Film 1254532 National Archives Film T9-0532 Page 735C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John A. COLBY Self M M W 33 MA
Occ: Glue Maker Fa: --- Mo: ---
Anna COLBY Wife F M W 32 IRELAND
Occ: Keeping House Fa: IRELAND Mo: IRELAND
Mary E. COLBY Dau F S W 2M MA
Fa: MA Mo: IRELAND
Mary A. PENDER Other F S W 18 MA
Occ: Servant Fa: IRELAND Mo: IRELAND
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He appeared in the census on 15 JUN 1900 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1900 he was a milk dealer in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 19 APR 1910 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 19 JAN 1920 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 9 NOV 1921 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Boston Daily Globe
Nov. 10, 1921

John A. Colby of Salem Dies


SALEM, Nov 9 -- John Anderson Colby, for many years engaged in the milk business in this city and vicinity, died today after a long illness at his home at 91 Highland av. He was born in Salem, Feb 19, 1846, and for many years was active in the affairs of the Salem Light Infantry.

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

Spouse: Anna FITZPATRICK. John Anderson COLBY and Anna FITZPATRICK were married on 9 JUL 1874 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: Mary E. COLBY, Anna COLBY.


John Anthony COLBY was born on 15 SEP 1954 in Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Parents: Sherwood Sears COLBY and Mary Ellen BAKER.

Spouse: Lori Jean MCPHERSON. John Anthony COLBY and Lori Jean MCPHERSON were married on 4 JUN 1983 in New Hampshire.


Photo John Arthur COLBY was born on 9 FEB 1922 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He died on 15 JAN 2005 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
John Arthur Colby
1922 - 2005
John Arthur Colby, 82, of Elm Street, passed away Saturday, January 15th at Baystate Medical Center after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. He was born in Holyoke on February 9, 1922, only child of John Bennett and Arlene Asher Colby. He attended schools in Holyoke and Springfield and graduated from The High School of Commerce in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 as a hospital corpsman. In 1943, he was selected for the Navy V-12 Program and attended Duke University, Harvard College and Northwestern University before receiving his commission as an Ensign. He was stationed at Kodiak, Alaska as a Communications Officer and separated from the Navy in 1946 as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. Following his Navy service, he attended A.I.C. where he majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1949. On June 17, 1949 he married Janice Blanchard of West Springfield. The newlyweds moved to West Springfield shortly thereafter where they have resided ever since. Mr. Colby was Office Manager and Chief Accountant for Johnson Insulation Corporation in West Springfield for 30 years until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the West Springfield School Committee 1981-84, former Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, and a Town Meeting member for more than 20 years. He was also past President of the West Springfield Coin Club, former Pack Chairman of Cub Scout Pack 84 at the Mittineague Congregational Church and Publicity Director for the Springfield Region of the National Office Managers Association (NOMA). In June 1999, John and Janice Colby celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were honored with a gala party at the Delaney House in Northampton hosted by their three sons. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, sons John R. and wife Joyce of Saco, Maine; Donald R. and wife Cindy of Charleston, South Carolina; and Glenn B. of West Springfield. He also leaves three sisters-in-law, Estelle Emmens of West Springfield, Barbara Blanchard of Greenfield, Helen Blanchard of Gill and brother-in-law Stanley Blanchard and wife Jackie of Stratford, Connecticut. He is grandfather to John W. Colby of Clearfield, Pennsylvania and Kimberly A. Goombi of Omaha, Nebraska. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren. John A. Colby was a loving husband, an exceptional father and a solid citizen. America has lost yet another member of its "Greatest Generation." The funeral will be held at the West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home Thursday at 7:30 p.m/ with a Spring burial in Paucatuck Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 5-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association at 393 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01105.
Published in The Republican on 1/18/2005.


He was buried in the Paucatuck Cemetery at West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Parents: John Bennett COLBY and Arlene Marie ASHER.

Spouse: Janice Marie BLANCHARD. John Arthur COLBY and Janice Marie BLANCHARD were married on 17 JUN 1949.


John Augustus COLBY (twin) was born on 1 APR 1833 in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 8 JUL 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 17 JUN 1880 in Hyde Park, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 18 APR 1909 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916.) He was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, a furniture manufacturer and dealer in Chicago (John A. Colby & Sons).

There are now no living descendants of John.

(SOURCE: "A Colby Family of Fryeburg, Maine," by John Threlfall, NEHGS Register Vol 125, April 1971.) Parents: James COLBY and Mary STERLING.

Spouse: Abigail Ford CADY. John Augustus COLBY (twin) and Abigail Ford CADY were married on 29 APR 1857 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Children were: Henry C. COLBY, Edward A. COLBY, Mary COLBY, George COLBY.


John Averil COLBY was born in 1910 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Elhanon Wayne COLBY and Clara AVERIL.


Captain John B. COLBY was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. Lost at sea in command of the steamer "Rhode Island", from New York to California, while trying to save the lives of his passengers.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John B. COLBY and Sarah NICHOLS.


John B. COLBY was born on 15 DEC 1780 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1850 he was a caulker in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 20 SEP 1850 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 8 MAY 1860 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Name: John Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 08 May 1860
Death Place: Salem, Massachusetts
Age: 79
Birth Date: 1781
Birthplace: Kingston, New Hampshire
Occupation: Caulker
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Aaron
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Mother's Name: Abby
Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06702-4
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 960176
Reference Number: v 138 p 251
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

Lived in Salem, Massachusetts and Kingston, New Hampshire.
SOURCE: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Salem, marriage. Parents: Lieut. Aaron COLBY and Abigail GREENFIELD.

Spouse: Sarah NICHOLS. John B. COLBY and Sarah NICHOLS were married on 25 SEP 1808 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL Number 761209+; COLBY, John, Marriage: Sally NICHOLLS, Date: 25 Sep 1808; Recorded in: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Children were: Captain John B. COLBY, William Carey COLBY, Francis COLBY, James T. COLBY, Sarah N. COLBY, Eliza Ann COLBY, Caroline A. COLBY, Ellen A. COLBY.

Spouse: Caroline M. CARNES. John B. COLBY and Caroline M. CARNES were married on 16 JAN 1845 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.


John B. COLBY was born on 24 MAR 1794 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0027513; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870. Vermont. Secretary of State. Listed as John Garnet Colby.) He died on 17 MAR 1868 at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Parents: John COLBY and Hannah PERHAM.


John B. COLBY was born on 28 APR 1808 in Hawke (Danville), Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 10 DEC 1814 at Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Candia Village Cemetery at Candia, Rockingham 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 Jane PILLSBURY.


John B. COLBY was born in MAY 1816 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Salisbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254766 National Archives Film T9-0766 Page 457A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John B. COLBY Self M M W 63 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Eunice G. COLBY Wife F M W 59 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
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He died on 25 SEP 1892 at Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: Death Records for Salisbury, New Hampshire 1889-1893. These records are from the annual reports of the town of Salisbury. Certified by the Town Clerk.)

SALISBURY HEIGHTS

John Colby of West Salisbury died at his residence Sunday noon. The funeral occurred Tuesday at one oclock. Services conducted by Rev. J. E. Clancy.


He was buried in the West Salisbury Cemetery at Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Seth Kendrick COLBY and Mary CLAY.

Spouse: Eunice G. DUNLAP. John B. COLBY and Eunice G. DUNLAP were married on 9 FEB 1845 in New Hampshire. Children were: Jane E. "Jennie" COLBY.


John B. COLBY was born in APR 1831 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 16 AUG 1850 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He served in the military on 19 AUG 1862 in Civil War. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Town Alms House, Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254764 National Archives Film T9-0764 Page 616B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John B. COLBY Self M M W 49 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Mary Jane COLBY Wife F M W 47 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
James B. COLBY Son M S W 24 NH
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Millie F. STEVENS Other M S W 18 NH
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: NH Mo: NH
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He appeared in the census in 1900 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Served in the 14th N. H. vols, from 1862 to 1865. Enlistment, 19 August 1862, private, age 31.
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: Jacob B. COLBY and Sarah BROWN.

Spouse: Mary J. COCHRANE. John B. COLBY and Mary J. COCHRANE were married about 1856. Children were: James B. COLBY.


John B. COLBY was born in 1842 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James COLBY and Abigail M. METCALF.


John B. COLBY was born in 1848 in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Handy, Livingston County, Michigan. He died on 20 JAN 1891 at Howell, Livingston County, Michigan.
Name: John Colby
Death date: 20 Jan 1891
Death place: Howell, Livingston, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age at death: 43 years
Estimated birth year: 1848
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital status: Married
Father's name: Merrill Colby
Mother's name: Harriet Colby
Occupation: Laborer
Film number: 2363829
Digital GS number: 4209084
Image number: 654
Reference number: p 167 rn 97
Collection: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897
Parents: Merrill COLBY and Harriett E. SACKETT.

Spouse: Emiline J. DYE. John B. COLBY and Emiline J. DYE were married on 1 FEB 1871 in Ingham County, Michigan. (SOURCE: Ingham County, Michigan Marriage Index.)

Children were: Bertha COLBY, Edith E. COLBY, George Vernon COLBY, Lelia L. COLBY, Jay C. COLBY, Frank Welton COLBY.


John B. COLBY was born on 25 JUL 1856 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1860 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1870 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1880 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 22 JUN 1934 at Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Martin Cemetery at Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Parents: Joseph COLBY and Mary Ann DARRAH.

Spouse: Annie LEE. John B. COLBY and Annie LEE were married on 13 JUN 1885 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John, Age: 29 years; Marriage: Annie LEE, Age: 34 years; Date: 13 Jun 1885; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Wife previously married.)


Photo John Bagley COLBY was born on 28 JUL 1828 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 23 FEB 1830 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salisbury Cemetery.) SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. Salisbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Dolly BAGLEY.


John Bancroft COLBY was born on 23 JUN 1920 in Los Angeles County, California. He appeared in the census on 9 APR 1930 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Jesse Jewell COLBY and Carrie A. BANEWFT.

Spouse: Dorothy CLAYTON. John Bancroft COLBY and Dorothy CLAYTON were married about 1947. Children were: Christopher Clayton COLBY, Janet Elaine COLBY.


Photo John Benjamin COLBY was born in 1795 in New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He died on 25 JUL 1854 at Holland, Erie County, New York. Buried at Hunters Creek Cemetery. He was buried in the Hunters Creek Cemetery at Wales, Erie County, New York Parents: James COLBY and Caity BROWN.

Spouse: Dolly DAVIS. John Benjamin COLBY and Dolly DAVIS were married about 1818. Children were: Diantha COLBY, Freeman COLBY, Livana COLBY, Cyrus D. COLBY, Almira J. COLBY, Dolly M. COLBY.


John Bennett COLBY was born on 20 JUN 1876 in Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. He appeared residing with his mother, Sarah B. COLBY, his sister Gertrude COLBY living at 225 Eight Street, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York with a listed occupation of embalmer (1900 Census, 7th Ward, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, Sheet 8B, ED 83, Line 81) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (1920 Census Roll T625_701, pg 3A, ED 73) He died on 18 APR 1957 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Parents: John Peasley COLBY and Sarah Humphrey BENNETT.

Spouse: Arlene Marie ASHER. John Bennett COLBY and Arlene Marie ASHER were married on 26 JAN 1910 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. Children were: John Arthur COLBY.


John Bernard COLBY was born on 24 MAY 1893 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Name: John Bernard Colby
Birthdate: 24 May 1893
Birthplace: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Father's name: John W Colby
Mother's name: Etta Bell Tucker
Recording place: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Film number: 1000378
Digital GS number: 4243701
Image number: 02320
Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

He appeared in the census in 1900 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John Warren COLBY and Esther B. "Etta" TUCKER.

Spouse: Pearl B. HUSSEY. John Bernard COLBY and Pearl B. HUSSEY were married on 19 NOV 1913 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.)


John Bickford COLBY was born on 26 APR 1840 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 30 AUG 1870 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chebanse, Iroquois County, Illinois.
Census Place: Chebanse, Iroquois, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254213 National Archives Film T9-0213 Page 108B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John B. COLBY Self M W W 40 VT
Occ: Stock Dealer Fa: VT Mo: VT
Allie M. COLBY Dau F S W 12 IL
Occ: At School Fa: VT Mo: VT
Eddy COLBY Son M S W 10 IL
Occ: At School Fa: VT Mo: VT
Annie LESTER SisterL F W 21 IL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VT Mo: VT
He died on 25 MAR 1925 at Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois.
The Advocate
Clifton, Illinois
(Iroquois County)
March, 1925

Mr. John B. Colby, one of the last veterans of the Civil War in this vicinity, passed away at his home in Clifton last Wednesday night, March 25, 1925, following an illness of several months duration. The ten days preceding his death he was unconscious and was able to partake of but a small portion of nourishment.

Constantly throughout his illness his good wife kept a ceaseless watch over him and administered to him to try to ease his suffering.

Mr. Colby had been an active man throughout his entire lifetime, both politically and in the church life of the community. When Abraham Lincoln was nominated the first time at the Wigwam in Chicago, Mr. Colby was one of those present. Two years ago at a Lincoln program at the Methodist church he gave a short talk on the convention and related clearly many of the interesting things which took place at that time.

Mr. Colby was a member of the Jacquith Post, G. A. R., and was one of the active members of the organization. Every Memorial Day he was always present, wearing his army suit of blue, and one of his last requests was that he be buried in the suit he loved.

To use the words of that song, which says, "One by one they are departing", is fitting, as but a few short years ago this vicinity was blessed with a number of the boys of the G. A. R. Now the ranks have dwindled and all but one, Mr. Dave Goldtrap, have answered the final call.

May we always cherish and respect the memory of our departed comrades throughout the coming years.

Mr. John B. Colby, one of the last members of the Jacquith Post of the G. A. R., died Wednesday, March 25, 1925 at his home in Clifton.

Mr. Colby was born in Danville, Vermont, on April 26th, 1840, of New England parentage. His grandfather, Thomas Colby served in the Cotinental Army during the Revolutionary War.

In September following his birth his family moved to Illinois where his boyhood days were spent on a farm near McHenry.

Moved by the spirit of patriotism he enlisted in Battery M, 1st Illinois Artillery and served throughout the Civil War. He was honorably discharged in July 1865. He was with Thomas at Chickamaugua and fought in many of the important battles of the war.

Returning to McHenry he resumed farming and on October 17, 1866, was married to Mary Lester in Richview, Illinois. Two children were born to this marriage, Allie Colby Smith of Clifton and Edwin Lester Colby of Hazelhurst, Illinois.

In 1875 he moved to Clifton where he engaged in the Mercantile business. His wife died January 6th, 1880.

On March 10, 1881, he married Anna Lester. One child, Leonard Henry, was born of this marriage. He is survived by his wife, three children, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one aged sister, Mrs. Sarah Sherburne of McHenry, Illinois.

Throughout his life, Mr. Colby took an active part in political and church life of Clifton. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and during his lifetime a true and faithful member of this belief.

The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Saturday, March 28, at 2:00 P.M. by the Rev. R. I. Stone, of Cropsey, assisted by the Rev. W. G. Anderson, pastor of the local church.

Rev. Stone, an old friend of the family and one who knew Mr. Colby well, paid him many fitting tributes in his sermon.

A male quartet, M. L. Morel, Rev. Anderson, B. J. Ritter and H. E. Harling, sang two selections, "Rock of Ages" and "Remember Me". M. L. Morel sang as a solo "Lead Kindly Light".

Six members of the Clifton Post American Legion acted as pallbearers and escorted their comrade of the Civil War to the church. The pallbearers were Elmer White, Edmond Hamends, Henry Morel, Ancel Dion, Nels Jensen and Harry Harling.

The body was conveyed back to his late home after the services and was then taken to McHenry, Illinois, the following day where he was buried with full military honors by the McHenry Post of the American Legion.

To the members of this family was extend our heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of bereavement.

Among the relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Leonard Colby of Downers Grove, Ill., Hawley Smith of Chicago, Harold Smith of Champaign, Mildred Smith of Kankakee and Mrs. Dinsmore of Chicago.

Card of Thanks

To all who kindly assisted us during our sorrow we wish to express our heartfelt thanks. To all who sent flowers, gave the use of their cars, and to the boys of the American Legion for their kind services, we extend out gratitude.

Mrs. John Colby and Family

He has Ancestral File Number 1HV7-JTM. He was also known as John Bigsby Colby. He was buried in the Woodland Cemetery at McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois He was also known as John Bigford Colby.
John came to McHenry, Illinois while still a child. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company M. in the First Regiment of Illinois Light Artillery, on 28 July 1862, and was in service throughout the war, being discharged on 24 July 1865, three years later.

He wrote a letter to his brother from Chattanooga, Tennessee on Saturday, 26 September 1863, from which we quote: "The battle commenced in Georgia; it lasted 4 days: I was in on Sunday the 20: Our Battery lost 14 killed, 7 wounded. Our Brigade lost one third of their number!! The gun that I was on is no, 4, lost 4 men. We lost our Sargent, he was shot through the leg; my partner was shot through the leg also. I was wounded in the thumb a little but not enough to hurt much; it was a piece of a shell that struck me. . . . I had a ball shot through my blouse also. . . in sight of the mountain. I can see their camp fires at night; they reach 6 miles; they have got large reinforcements I think. We fought against Longstreet forces on Sunday. We took some prisoners and they said so. A. B. Hill Corps was here too so we had a large army to fight. I am glad that is no more than it is! I thought one time that they would take the whole army prisoners!! but we are safe now. I saw E. Smith the other day; he is all rite now! Frank Mead is well and Henry Gage is well too.
I have seen them all since the fight.
My love to all.

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Ira COLBY and Mary G. STOCKER.

Spouse: Mary Caroline LESTER. John Bickford COLBY and Mary Caroline LESTER were married on 17 OCT 1866 in McHenry County, Illinois. Children were: Allie Mary COLBY, Edwin Lester COLBY.

Spouse: Anna LESTER. John Bickford COLBY and Anna LESTER were married on 10 MAR 1881 in Iroquois, Iroquois County, Illinois. (SOURCES: (1) FHL Number 1321548; COLBY, John Bigford Age: 41 years, Marriage: Anna LESTER Age: 22 years, Date: 10 Mar 1881; Recorded in: Iroquois, Illinois. (2) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.) Children were: Lenard Henry COLBY.


John Blachford COLBY was born on 8 NOV 1923 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Downers Grove, Du Page County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 9 DEC 1997 at Texas.
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name:
John Colby
Death Date: 9 Dec 1997
Death County: Cameron
Gender: Male

He had Social Security Number 348-16-3096.
Social Security Death Index
Name:
John B. Colby
SSN: 348-16-3096
Last Residence: 78550 Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, United States of America
Born: 8 Nov 1923
Died: 9 Dec 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Lenard Henry COLBY and Helen M. BLACHFORD.


John Bradford COLBY was born on 13 NOV 1918 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He appeared in the census on 17 JAN 1920 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 2 OCT 1988 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. He had Social Security Number 415-01-4050.
Social Security Death Index
Name:
John B. Colby
SSN: 415-01-4050
Last Residence: 87106 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States of America
Born: 13 Nov 1918
Died: 2 Oct 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951 )

Parents: Henry Roberts COLBY and Mary K. (COLBY).


John Bradley COLBY was born on 21 OCT 1773 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 7 NOV 1773 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1). Early Vital Records for Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850, Haverhill; (2). "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" by David W. Hoyt; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Philbrook COLBY and Susannah BRADLEY (twin).


John Burns COLBY was born on 21 DEC 1876 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1880 in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 21 APR 1910 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. He appeared in the census on 1 MAR 1920 in Maple Grove, Jefferson County, Colorado. He appeared in the census on 3 APR 1930 in Maple Grove, Jefferson County, Colorado. Parents: George B. COLBY and Emma S. DOWNEY.

Spouse: Evelyn B. (COLBY). John Burns COLBY and Evelyn B. (COLBY) were married about 1907.


John C. COLBY was born in 1842 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 20 AUG 1850 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 29 AUG 1860 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Wonderful COLBY and Olive LATHAM.


John C. COLBY was born on 24 MAR 1856 in Thetford, Orange 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 1870 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with father.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. Parents: Joel COLBY and Susan CILLEY.

Spouse: Carrie E. (COLBY). John C. COLBY and Carrie E. (COLBY) were married in 1883 in West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Grace E. COLBY, Lela J. COLBY, Madge A. COLBY, Alice M. COLBY, Edwin Rudolph COLBY, Natalie H. COLBY.


John C. COLBY was born on 13 SEP 1886 in Java, Wyoming County, New York. He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1900 in Java, Wyoming County, New York. (living at home with father.) Parents: Adelbert COLBY and Mrs Adelbert COLBY.


John C. COLBY was born on 25 MAR 1894 in Denmark. He appeared in the census on 6 JAN 1920 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Parents: Mr. Unknown COLBY and Mrs Unknown COLBY.

Spouse: Annie S. NIELSON. John C. COLBY and Annie S. NIELSON were married about 1916. Children were: John K. "Jack" COLBY.


John C. COLBY was born on 24 SEP 1929 in Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 4 APR 1930 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Paul Revere COLBY and Marie Louise (COLBY).

Spouse: Rose M. GRASSO. John C. COLBY and Rose M. GRASSO were married about 1950.


John C. COLBY was born on 11 FEB 1937.

Spouse: Irene Mae TOBIN. John C. COLBY and Irene Mae TOBIN were married in 1958 in Grandview, Yakima County, Washington. Children were: Mark A. COLBY.


John C. F. COLBY was born on 26 MAY 1852 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 23 JAN 1920 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living with sister Alice M. Colby.) He appeared in the census on 7 APR 1930 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living with sister Alice.) Parents: Charles H. COLBY and Lydia J. CHELLIS.


John Calvin COLBY was born on 30 DEC 1797 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.)
Name: John Calvin Colby
Birthdate: 30 Dec 1797
Birthplace: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Father's name: John Colby
Mother's name: Anna Carter
Recording place: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Film number: 1000378
Digital GS number: 4243701
Image number: 02264
Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

He died in 1834 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Buried at Portland's Eastern Cemetery. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John COLBY and Anna CARTER.

Spouse: Frances C. DRINKWATER. John Calvin COLBY and Frances C. DRINKWATER were married on 26 JUL 1825 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. SOURCE: FHL Number 12021; COLBY, John C., Marriage: Frances C. DRINKWATER, Date: 26 Jul 1825; Recorded in: Civil Records for Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Children were: Frances Clarissa COLBY.


Dr. John Calvin COLBY was born on 7 OCT 1803 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He on 6 FEB 1837 in Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
At a Franconia Town Meeting Feb. 6, 1837, a Vigilance Committee was appointed to discourage proponents of abolition of slavery. Agitation on both sides of the issue had led to violence, and the Board of Selectmen wanted to " put a stop to agitating the subject in our town and for this purpose recommend to all to abstain from meeting with the abolitionists to discuss the subject of slavery."

The first resolution read: Resolved, that we disapprove of agitating the subject of slavery in the now slaveholding states as having a tendency to excite the passion, breed ill will in neighborhoods--break up all society and scatter the seeds of disunion and rebellion in our happy country.

Resolution 2nd That we will use our utmost exertions to put a stop to agitating the subject in our town and for this purpose recommend to all to abstain from meeting with the abolitionists to discuss the subject of slavery.

Dr. John Calvin Colby, then a practicing physician in Franconia, was one of 18 men appointed. He is the only one who declined to serve.
William Colby to serve
Thomas Colby to serve

He appeared in the census on 20 AUG 1850 in Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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John C. Colby 46 M Physician $3,300 NH
Lydia A. 28 F NH
Martha E. 21 F NH Y
Susan M. 1 F NH
Charles Pope 15 M VT Y
William Colby 68 M NH
Polly 65 F NH
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He died on 8 DEC 1852 at Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Willow Cemetery at Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire John studied medicine with Dr. E. Alexander, on Danville, Vermont, and took his M. D. degree from the Burlington Medical College, Nov 12, 1824.
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: William COLBY and Betsey LANE.

Spouse: Susanna D. MORRELL. Dr. John Calvin COLBY and Susanna D. MORRELL were married on 31 JAN 1827 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. Children were: Martha Eliza COLBY.

Spouse: Lydia Amy WILDER. Dr. John Calvin COLBY and Lydia Amy WILDER were married on 1 JAN 1845 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Lydia A. WILDER Age: 24 years, Date: 01 Jan 1845; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Susan Morrell COLBY.

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