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John W. COLBY was born in OCT 1894 in Nebraska. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Pleasant Home, Polk County, Nebraska. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Pleasant Home, Polk County, Nebraska. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Ambrose Sumner COLBY and Mary Etta MARTIN.


John W. COLBY was born on 23 FEB 1918 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 28 FEB 1920 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 14 APR 1930 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 24 DEC 2006 at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
John W. Colby
PLAISTOW -- John W. Colby, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2006, at his home with his family by his side, after a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Haverhill, Mass., the son of the late Chester and Addie (White) Colby and had resided in Plaistow since 1939.

He was a 1939 graduate of Haverhill High School and worked in Boston during World War II.

Mr. Colby was employed by Merrick Oil Co., as a truck driver and school bus driver. He also was employed by local lumberyards before forming his own carpentry and building company.

He served as a police officer in Plaistow for 47 years, retiring in 1987. Known as "Grampa" to all of the local teenagers, he received an award from the state of New Hampshire as the longest serving part-time officer in the state.

A member of the First Baptist Church of Plaistow, he served for 50 years as the superintendent of Maplewood/North Parish Cemetery.

The widower of Louise (Philbrick) Colby, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Charles Willard of Plaistow; one son and daughter-in-law, John N. and Judy Colby of Plaistow; five grandchildren, Dale Gorden, Mark Jillson, Leisa DeProfio, Scott Jillson, and Randi Willard; several step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with police department honors will be held Friday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. in Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the service from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to The Plaistow Police Department, Elm St., Plaistow NH or to Rockingham VNA and Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833.


He was buried in the North Parish Cemetery at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Parents: Chester Earle COLBY and Addie May WHITE.

Spouse: Louise PHILBRICK. John W. COLBY and Louise PHILBRICK were married about 1942.


John Walker Sawyer COLBY was born on 3 JAN 1820 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) He was baptized on 26 JUL 1823 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Newbury, Essex County, page 345. Age 30.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1870 he was a ship builder in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 8 AUG 1870 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 22 DEC 1881 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a shipwright. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John COLBY and Mary JACKMAN.

Spouse: Mary Ann TILTON. John Walker Sawyer COLBY and Mary Ann TILTON were married on 17 JUN 1849 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Alice Ann COLBY, Mary Ella COLBY.


John Walter COLBY was born on 10 OCT 1956 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. (SOURCE: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.) Parents: Walter Hamblen COLBY and Mary Ann FERGUSON.


Photo John Warren COLBY was born in NOV 1857 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died in 1928 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Horse Hill Cemetery at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Parents: Sherman D. COLBY and Martha W. CROWELL.

Spouse: Hattie L. STEVENS. John Warren COLBY and Hattie L. STEVENS were married on 3 DEC 1888 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John W., Age: 31 years; Marriage: Hattie L. STEVENS, Age: 23 years; Date: 03 Dec 1888; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

Spouse: Esther B. "Etta" TUCKER. John Warren COLBY and Esther B. "Etta" TUCKER were married on 25 JAN 1893 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John W., Age: 35 years; Marriage: Esther B. TUCKER, Age: 18 years; Date: 25 Jan 1893; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: John Bernard COLBY, Harold Robert COLBY, Elsie B. COLBY.


Photo John Waterhouse COLBY was born on 15 NOV 1765 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He died on 29 OCT 1815 at South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He was buried in the Bartlett-Union Cemetery at 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) "History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869". by Benjamin Chase; (4) FHL film 0599730 Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; marriage; (5) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Dea. Obadiah COLBY and Mary MERRILL.

Spouse: Mehitable CLOUGH. John Waterhouse COLBY and Mehitable CLOUGH were married on 23 APR 1789 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Elijah C. COLBY.

Spouse: Abigail COLBY. John Waterhouse COLBY and Abigail COLBY filed marriage intentions on 20 AUG 1798 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) They were married on 1 NOV 1798 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John, Marriage: Nabby COLBY, Date: 01 Nov 1798; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: True COLBY, Ebenezer COLBY, Mary Clement COLBY, Elizabeth L. COLBY, Moses COLBY.


John Wesley COLBY was born in 1830 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. In 1887/88 he was in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. COLBY JOHN W., r 50, breeder of Morgan horses, 700 sugar trees, 100 apple trees, farmer 130.

He died on 5 AUG 1888 at Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. He was buried in the Sutton Village Cemetery at Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont Parents: Josiah COLBY and Betsey LEE.

Spouse: Lucy C. YOUNG. John Wesley COLBY and Lucy C. YOUNG were married about 1860. Children were: Harry C. COLBY, Harley Rowlen COLBY.


John Wesley COLBY was born on 28 APR 1834 in Crawford County, Pennsylavania. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Conneaut, Erie County, Pennsylvania. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Rockdale, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Census Place: Rockdale, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255120 National Archives Film T9-1120 Page 63C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John W. COLBY Self M M W 44 PA
Occ: Farmer Fa: PA Mo: PA
Josephine COLBY Wife F M W 36 PA
Occ: Keeps House Fa: PA Mo: PA
Grant COLBY Son M S W 16 PA
Occ: Home Fa: PA Mo: PA
Nellie L. JEWELL SDau F S W 16 PA
Occ: Home Fa: PA Mo: PA
Lola L. JEWELL SDau F S W 12 PA
Occ: School Fa: PA Mo: PA
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He died on 16 SEP 1905 at Sherman, Indiana. Listed in "History of Kansas" as one of the first settlers. Parents: Henry COLBY and Elizabeth TERRILL.

Spouse: Electa GREEN. John Wesley COLBY and Electa GREEN were married in 1852. Children were: Amon COLBY, Eunice COLBY, John Franklin COLBY, John D. COLBY, Elmer COLBY, Ulysses Grant COLBY, Wesley COLBY.

Spouse: Josephine Bonaparte TERRILL. John Wesley COLBY and Josephine Bonaparte TERRILL were married in 1876.


John Wesley COLBY was born on 3 JUL 1847 in Chesterfield, Essex County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Wilmington, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Jay, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jay, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jay, Essex County, New York.
Census Place: Jay, Essex, New York
Source: FHL Film 1254832 National Archives Film T9-0832 Page 130D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John COLBY Self M M W 32 NY
Occ: Laborer Fa: NY Mo: NY
Beulah COLBY Wife F M W 23 NY
Occ: Housekeeping Fa: NH Mo: NY
Grace COLBY Dau F S W 4 NY
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
Eleanor COLBY Dau F S W 2 NY
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
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He appeared in the census on 28 APR 1910 in North Elba, Essex County, New York. He died on 27 DEC 1933 at Jay, Essex County, New York. Buried: Central Cemetery, Jay, Essex County, New York He was buried in Jay, Essex County, New York.
Central Cemetery
Section 5
Jay, Essex County, New York

COLBY A-815
John W. COLBY 7/3/1847 - no date
Bulah SMITH His Wife 2/7/1856 - 10/8/1926



Parents: John Russell COLBY and Syrena WHITE.

Spouse: Beulah SMITH. John Wesley COLBY and Beulah SMITH were married about 1875. Children were: Grace COLBY, Eleanor COLBY, Frances A. COLBY, Mary S. COLBY, Serena Ann COLBY, Mildred COLBY.


John Wesley COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1892 in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Adams, Hamilton County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 7 MAR 1967 at Crane, Crane County, Texas.
Name John Wesley Colby
Death date 07 Mar 1967
Death place Crane, Crane Co., Texas
Gender Male Race or color (on document) W
Age at death 74 years
Birth date 20 Dec 1892
Birth place Sheriden, Indiana
Marital status Married
Father name Grant Colby
Mother name Violsa Blanchard
Occupation Truck Driver
Residence McCamey, Upton Co., Texas
Cemetery name Crane
Burial place Crane, Texas
Burial date 08 Mar 1967
Film number 2138493
Digital GS number 4027136
Image number 2993
Reference number 14824
He was buried in the Crane Memorial Cemetery at Crane, Crane County, Texas He had Social Security Number 449-09-4900. Parents: Ulysses Grant COLBY and Violsa BLANCHARD.

Spouse: Mrs Hazel C. COLBY. John Wesley COLBY and Mrs Hazel C. COLBY were married about 1930.


John Wesley COLBY was born on 16 JUN 1930 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He died on 24 APR 1931 at Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Parents: Earl Lesley COLBY and Dorothy Lucy FRARY.


John West COLBY was born on 2 JUL 1874 in Era, Pickaway County, Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. (lving at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1900 in Quinlan, Woods County, Oklahoma. He appeared in the census on 4 MAY 1910 in Big Hill, Osage County, Oklahoma. He appeared in the census on 6 FEB 1920 in Kokomo, Beaver County, Oklahoma. Parents: Joseph Ritner COLBY and Mary Jane WELTON.

Spouse: Rosa Pearl WOMACK. John West COLBY and Rosa Pearl WOMACK were married on 22 MAR 1897 in Blaine County, Oklahoma. SOURCE: FHL Number 1313695; COLBY, John W. Age: 23 years, Marriage: Rosa P. WOMACK Age: 15 years, Date: 22 Mar 1897; Recorded in: Blaine, Oklahoma. Children were: Della Estella COLBY, Minnie Y. COLBY, Anny COLBY, Frank A. COLBY, Margette COLBY, Blanche COLBY, Joseph R. COLBY, Fay COLBY, Velma C. COLBY, Pauline COLBY, Elvin Marion COLBY, Bernard R. COLBY.


John Weston COLBY was born on 5 NOV 1954 in Wichita County, Texas. (SOURCE: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.) Parents: Sidney Trenchard COLBY and Florence Alice WESTON.


Photo John Whitman COLBY was born on 31 DEC 1917 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 26 FEB 2005 at Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.
Colby, John Whitman
December 31, 1917 - February 26, 2005

(Published Tuesday March 01, 2005)

JANESVILLE, WI
John Whitman Colby, of Janesville, WI, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Kansas City, MO, on Dec. 31, 1917, to Clyde and Nellie (Millis) Colby. John spent much of his youth living in various eastern states including Ohio, New York and Connecticut.

He worked with his father in the heating contracting business, and in 1941 he enlisted in the Army. He proudly served his country in World War II in both the Pacific and in Europe. In 1944 John was part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He served in Europe until the end of the war and was honorably discharged in June of 1945.

When John returned from the war he married Barbara (Harvey) Colby, the former wife of his brother, Bill, who had been killed in the war. John and Barbara, along with John's parents, moved to Whitewater, WI, shortly after the wedding to start their heating contracting business there.

John and Barbara had 4 children: Carol, Joy, Beth and Bill.

In 1960 the Colbys moved to Janesville, WI, where John went to work as a mechanical engineer for R. E. Meinert Company.

In 1967 John's wife, Barbara, died unexpectedly.

In 1972 John and Jane Le Rette (a Delavan native) were married. John and Jane were married for 32 wonderful years. John often commented about how lucky he was to have two great loves in his life. He and Jane enjoyed traveling around the state and boating with their close friends. John began his own design business in the mid 1970's and designed both heating projects, commercial buildings and some homes. He worked actively at this business until well into his 80's. Jane is currently employed by the Rock County Sheriff's Department.

John is survived by his wife, Jane; his daughters, Carol (Bob) Birkholz, Joy Williams and Beth (Bruce) Clark; his son, Bill (Kandy) Colby; his grandchildren: Jenny (Joe) Nunn, Ty Birkholz, Matt Turner, Amy (Paul) Hilt, Josh (Heather) Williams, Evan and Griffen Clark and Bliss Colby; 2 stepgrandchildren, Jesse and Lexi Seaver; 4 great-grandchildren: Nichole and Brooke Nunn, Kaily and Kyle Turner; and his sister, Jane Rasmussen of Grand Rapids, MI.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, 3 sisters, a brother and 2 infant grandsons.

A visitation is arranged for Thursday, March 3, 2005, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m., with a brief memorial service at 11:30 a.m., with Father J. Daryl Furlong of St. Patrick's Catholic Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Milton Lawns Mausoleum, with military rites by Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post #1621.

Memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Inc., 3001 W. Memorial Dr., Janesville, WI 53548, or the Humane Society of Rock County, 222 S. Arch St., Janesville, WI 53548.

Parents: Clyde Willard COLBY and Nellie May MILLIS.


John William COLBY was born on 24 MAR 1858 in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Winfield, Lake County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Mendon, Cache County, Utah. He died on 9 SEP 1906 at Nooksack Whatcom County, Washington. He was buried on 14 SEP 1906 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington. (Bayview Cemetery.) Parents: Henry COLBY and Catherine PATTON.

Spouse: Laura Melvina COLLINS. John William COLBY and Laura Melvina COLLINS were married on 22 JAN 1881 in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan. Children were: LeGrande Collins COLBY, John Christopher COLBY, Erma Lucile COLBY, Margery Estella COLBY, Laura Marie COLBY.


John William COLBY was born about 1873 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 7 AUG 1873 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was buried in the Rosehill Cemetery at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Parents: George James COLBY and Mary Ann THOMPSON.


John William COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1882 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Frank W. COLBY and Bertha VOCKEL.


Johnson COLBY was born on 13 MAR 1791 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (calculated from age given at time of death.) He appeared in the census in 1830 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Males:
0 to 5: 2
5 to 10: 1
30 to 40: 1

Females:
15 to 20: 1
30 to 40: 1

He appeared in the census in 1840 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Males:
5 to 10: 1
10 to 15: 1
15 to 20: 1
40 to 50: 1

Females:
40:50: 1

On 2 SEP 1850 he was a Messenger in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Messenger to Boston City Council. He appeared in the census on 2 SEP 1850 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He died on 8 AUG 1856 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was buried in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Archelaus COLBY and Jemima JOHNSON.

Spouse: Ann THOMPSON. Johnson COLBY and Ann THOMPSON were married on 3 JUL 1822 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Children were: James Lloyd COLBY, Henry Johnson COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth HOWE. Johnson COLBY and Elizabeth HOWE were married on 16 MAY 1828 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0818093-0818095; Early Vital Records of Suffolk County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Boston.) Children were: John Howe COLBY, Henry Johnson COLBY.


Photo Johnson COLBY was born on 21 OCT 1808 in Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1840 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Only Johnson and wife listed in census.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 27 FEB 1890 at Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Bean Cemetery at Newbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Johnson Colby, the subject of this sketch, was born in Newport, NH, Oct 22, 1808. His mother died when he was but nine years old, and he was brought to Sutton Nov, 4, of the same year, and was cared for by his maternal grandparents. His whole life has been passed in this town, except when working or teaching in other towns when a young man. He has been well known by a wide circle and respected by all. His early life, like many another, was checked with shadows. He worked hard and persistently to earn a comfortable home for himself and family, to whom he was greatly attached, and he was successful. Whatever he did he did heartily. He served his town faithfully as selectman and town treasurer. While quite young, at near the age of twenty years, he became a convert to Universal salvation, to which faith he strictly adhered through life, often speaking of the perfect trust he felt in the Saviour, and in the decline of life feeling the Everlasting Arm sustained and comforted him, and we are told went to sleep feeling safe in God's hands. For many years he was deacon of the Universalist church. He leaves the record of an honest, upright life, the golden rule being his motto. He was a kind neighbor, a faithful citizen and true friend. He was of a naturally quiet temperament, retiring in his address, never speaking of his sorrows and troubles to other than his dearest friends, never boasting of his successes or attainments. He had a good education and admired it in others. For several years Mr. Colby has been in failing health, being obliged to give up the active work of his farm, and fully realizing that the summons was likely to come at any time calling him away. Yet it came in an unlooked for manner. While going to his door some two weeks previous to his death, and suffering from a dizzy head, he slipped and fell, causing injuries from which his weakened system could not rally, and he died Feb. 27, 1890, aged 81 years and 5 months.

While we refer with just pride to those natives of Sutton who, seeking a wider field for their activities, have gone away from the old town and found distinction or attained eminence elsewhere, we do not forget those who have remained here, and labored for the town, and in the town, and have had here their public and private interests. It is fortunate for the town that not all the energy and capability that awakened into life here has gone away and spent itself. Those who have gone out from us and prospered have done well for themselves, and doubtless also for the place and community wherein they located, while those who have labored here have done well for this town. Strong in his convictions of right, acting always from principle and sound judgment, such a man as Johnson Colby asks but very little laudation, but it is impossible that one should be benevolent, liberal, and sympathetic as he has shown himself, and not be gratified at receiving those tokens of appreciation which Mr. Colby has many times received.

Mr. and Mrs. Colby celebrated their golden wedding Nov 12, 1889, an occasion which was much enjoyed by themselves and their man friends present, but, as not unfrequently happens after the celebration of a golden wedding or centennial birthday, death has followed on with rapid footsteps. (History of Sutton)

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.)



Parents: Pearson Smith COLBY and Polly JOHNSON.

Spouse: Sally CLOUGH. Johnson COLBY and Sally CLOUGH were married about 1830. Children were: Charles J. COLBY, Cordelia COLBY.

Spouse: Betsey B. BEAN. Johnson COLBY and Betsey B. BEAN were married on 12 NOV 1839 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Johnson, Marriage: Betsey B. BEAN, Date: 12 Nov 1839; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Mary A. COLBY, Jennie Betsey COLBY, Harriet B. COLBY.


Johnson H. COLBY was born in SEP 1879 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Andrew Glass COLBY and Elma GODFREY.


Johnson N. COLBY was born about 1815 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Union, Union County, New Jersey. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Union, Union County, New Jersey. He died on 30 DEC 1880 at Union, Union County, New Jersey. Parents: Moses COLBY and Betsey GLASS.

Spouse: Matilda MEDCRAFT. Johnson N. COLBY and Matilda MEDCRAFT were married on 8 DEC 1846 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1302554; Marriage records, 1795-1920 Essex County (New Jersey). County Clerk.) Children were: William Rabboth COLBY, Andrew Glass COLBY, Arthur COLBY, Emily G. COLBY, Cornelia COLBY.


Joia COLBY was born on 19 JAN 1795 in Danville, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Moses COLBY and Jane PILLSBURY.

Spouse: Joseph FOGG. Joseph FOGG and Joia COLBY were married on 25 NOV 1841 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000990; FOGG, Joseph, Marriage: Joia COLBY, Date: 25 Nov 1841; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.


Dr. Jonas COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1806 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) In 1850 he was a physician in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 19 JUL 1850 in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1860 in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. In 1860 he was a physician in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. In 1870 he was a physician in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 26 JUL 1870 in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. He died on 28 MAY 1876 at Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio.
Graduated from Dartmouth Medical College, 1829. Physician and surgeon at Defiance, Ohio, 1832-1876, much of the time the only doctor in the whole region. Judge, Williams County, Ohio, 5 years. Major and Surgeon in the Civil War, 3 years.

Jonas Colby, M. D. was born, December 20th, 1806, in the town of Henniker, New Hampshire. His parents, Levi and Betsey Colby, were of English descent, and farmers by occupation; with them he remained until the age of eighteen, laboring on the farm and attending the district school during winters. Then he left the farm to devote his time to education, and graduated from the medical department of Dartmouth College, in his native State, in 1829. Immediately after he commenced the practice of medicine and surgery in the town of Bradford, New Hampshire, continuing it for three years. In 1832 he emigrated to Ohio, and located in October of that year at Defiance, where he has pursued the practice of his profession to the present time. In early years he encountered all manner of difficulties and hardships, being the only practising physician for several years within fifty miles of the place. In 1837 the doctor was married to Almira Hull, of Maumee City, who was the first white child born in the Maumee valley. The same year he was appointed Postmaster of Defiance, and served during the administration of Martin Van Buren. At the time the doctor located at Defiance the country was new and inhabited mainly by Indians, who contributed largely to the trade of the town until 1839, when they emigrated West to the Indian Territory, now Kansas, in charge of the Hon. R. A. Forsythe, Agent, Dr. Colby accompanying them as physician and surgeon, having the charge of about 500 for five months without losing an individual. During the same year he was appointed Associate Judge for Williams county, in which office he served five years. The doctor in his early years was an active politician of the Jackson school, though never desiring for himself office, that would interfere materially with the duties of his profession. During the late civil war he supported the administration in such capacity as his health would permit; was Chairman of a military committee during the war; was appointed Examining Surgeon for his county, for exemptions from military duty; was commissioned Military Surgeon with the rank of Major for three years, by Governor Brough, and subsequent to the war was Examining Surgeon for Pensions. (2)

SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Ohio of the Nineteenth Century.

Parents: Levi COLBY and Betsey CLARK.

Spouse: Almira HULL. Dr. Jonas COLBY and Almira HULL were married on 8 NOV 1837 in Lucas County, Ohio. Children were: Cornelia E. COLBY, Ferris W. COLBY, Alice A. COLBY, Willis Dwight COLBY, Mary COLBY.


Jonas Holden COLBY was born on 9 DEC 1832 in Embden, Somerset County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 27 AUG 1850 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. (living with Samuel Holden family.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holeb, Somerset County, Maine. He died on 16 JAN 1915 at Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. He was buried in the Holden Cemetery at Jackman, Somerset County, Maine (BOOK SOURCE: "The Churchill Family in America" pub. by the Family of Gardner A. Churchill.) Parents: Ambrose COLBY and Almira HOLDEN.

Spouse: Clarissa CHURCHILL. Jonas Holden COLBY and Clarissa CHURCHILL were married on 4 DEC 1854 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. Children were: Emily Adelia COLBY, Elmer Enrique COLBY, Viola May COLBY, George Boomer COLBY, Calvin Herbert COLBY.


Jonas Luther COLBY was born on 21 FEB 1838 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 10 JUN 1880 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with mother.) He died on 6 OCT 1888 at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. Drowned. Parents: Jacob Douglas COLBY and Elizabeth CONDON.

Spouse: Sarah L. NORTON. Jonas Luther COLBY and Sarah L. NORTON were married on 18 NOV 1874.

Spouse: Lydia A. GODDARD. Jonas Luther COLBY and Lydia A. GODDARD were married on 2 DEC 1884 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Children were: Joseph COLBY, Luther COLBY.


Jonas P COLBY was born on 21 NOV 1823 in Machias, Cattaraugus County, New York. He appeared in the census on 7 JUL 1870 in Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa. He appeared in the census on 23 JUN 1880 in Wesley, Kossuth County, Iowa. He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1900 in Rush Lake, Palo Alto County, Iowa. He died on 7 FEB 1901 at Curlew, Palo Alto County, Iowa. He was buried in the Riverview Cemetery at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa Parents: James COLBY and Abigail M. METCALF.

Spouse: Margaret E. SOMERVILLE. Jonas P COLBY and Margaret E. SOMERVILLE were married on 22 MAY 1858. Children were: Cordelia Monona COLBY, Elmer Ellsworth COLBY, William Milton Somerville COLBY.


Jonas S. COLBY was born in 1827 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census on 16 AUG 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (his family living with his father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census on 5 MAY 1910 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living with son Hume and family.) He died in 1911 at Holland, Erie County, New York. He was buried in the Protection Cemetery at Holland, Erie County, New York Parents: Peter COLBY and Lois ALEXANDER.

Spouse: Sally WAGNER. Jonas S. COLBY and Sally WAGNER were married about 1850. Children were: Jefferson COLBY, Chapin S. COLBY, Rebecca COLBY, Huron O. COLBY, Hume George COLBY, Elvira COLBY, Mary Belle COLBY, Clara COLBY.

Spouse: Hannah H. (COLBY). Jonas S. COLBY and Hannah H. (COLBY) were married about 1878.


Jonathan COLBY was born date unknown.

Spouse: Sarah PERKINS. Jonathan COLBY and Sarah PERKINS were married on 25 DEC 1817 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Mary Ann COLBY, Joshua COLBY, Cyrena M. COLBY, Alfred A. COLBY.


Photo Jonathan COLBY was born on 26 SEP 1703 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) He died on 18 JUL 1793 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was buried in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Pine Grove Cemetery.) Jonathan was admitted to full communion in the Second Church in Amesbury, 10 November 1728. Jonathan and Dorothy were dismissed to the Church in Chester, New Hampshire, 22 April 1742, and they were founders of the Church in Sandown, 1759. They lived in Kingston, New Hampshire in 1746, in that part of the town later incorporated as Sandown in 1756. He signed the Association Test, 1776, as of Sandown.
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 Mary FRAME.

Spouse: Dorothy TEWKSBURY. Jonathan COLBY and Dorothy TEWKSBURY were married on 17 MAR 1722/23 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: John COLBY, Deacon Benjamin COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, John COLBY, Dorothy COLBY, Levi COLBY.


Photo Jonathan COLBY was born on 19 DEC 1730 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 5 NOV 1732 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 11 FEB 1735/36 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Church Street 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 for Amesbury; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Sarah PRESSEY.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 24 FEB 1735/36 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 14 MAR 1735/36 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 14 JUN 1774 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He had administration granted for estate on 29 JUN 1774 in Sandown, Rockingham 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: Orlando COLBY and Keziah ROWELL.

Spouse: Mary BATCHELDER. Jonathan COLBY and Mary BATCHELDER were married about 1761 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Anna COLBY, Mary COLBY, Simon COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Jonathan COLBY, Lucretia COLBY, Levi COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born about 1740.

Spouse: Ruth FLANDERS. Jonathan COLBY and Ruth FLANDERS were married on 20 MAY 1773 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Delia COLBY.


Photo Jonathan COLBY was born on 13 FEB 1762 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He died on 8 JUN 1831 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the East Dunbarton Cemetery at Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire East Dunbarton Cemetery.
Jonathan Colby, the youngest child of Abraham and Elizabeth, was born February 13, 1762. He was only six years old when the family emigrated to Bow. On arriving at his majority he married Martha Alexander born Nov 6, 1760, a daughter of Samuel Alexander, an early settler on the river road in Bow. The older brothers being located on their respective lots, it devolved on Jonathan to care for his aged parents in their declining years, and to inherit the homestead. Soon after the death of his father the house was superseded by a two story, single house, a few rods north of the old one, which crippled his resources and, having a large family, he was obliged to struggle to provide for their necessities.

The new house was built about 1804. After his decease in 1831, the house was sold to parties in Concord, and Silas Call moved it, on wheels, to the corner of State and Washington Streets, where, with an addition, it may now be seen in fair condition, in 1894. Jonathan died July 8, 1831. His widow went to live with his brother, Thomas, where she died October 28, 1844.

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) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By on of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895; (4) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.

Parents: Abraham COLBY and Elizabeth BLAISDELL.

Spouse: Martha ALEXANDER. Jonathan COLBY and Martha ALEXANDER were married about 1784 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Clark C. COLBY, Eli COLBY, Alexander COLBY, Enoch COLBY, Elijah COLBY, Hazen COLBY, Jonathan COLBY, Elijah COLBY, Sally A. COLBY, William COLBY, Hazen COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born about 1765 in Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Probably born in Hudson.

Spouse: Esther WHITTEMORE. Jonathan COLBY and Esther WHITTEMORE were married about 1795. Children were: Roxanna COLBY, John COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 5 OCT 1769 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 15 JUL 1770 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died at Sardinia, Erie 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, birth; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Ephraim COLBY and Hannah ELA.


Jonathan COLBY was born between 1770 and 1795.

Spouse: Marie (COLBY). Jonathan COLBY and Marie (COLBY) were married about 1813. Children were: Timothy COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 5 FEB 1770 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 4 MAR 1770 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 14 JUN 1774 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
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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: Jonathan COLBY and Mary BATCHELDER.


Jonathan COLBY was born about 1772 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 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.) Parents: Lieut. Valentine COLBY and Hannah KIMBALL.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 30 DEC 1772 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. (living with son Edson E. Colby) He died on 21 AUG 1854 at East Orange, Orange County, Vermont.. (BOOK SOURCES: (1) History of Old Chester, New Hampshire from 1719 to 1869. by Benjamin Chase; (2) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (4) "History of Corinth, Vermont" by Town of Corinth History Committee.) Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Abigail EMERSON.

Spouse: Betsey BERRY. Jonathan COLBY and Betsey BERRY were married on 23 FEB 1800 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Jonathan, Marriage: Betsey BERRY, Date: 23 Feb 1800; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Nancy COLBY, Jonathan COLBY.

Spouse: Sally RING. Jonathan COLBY and Sally RING were married on 20 MAR 1813 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Betsey COLBY, Henry Harrison COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Edson Emerson COLBY, Marietta COLBY, Abigail COLBY, Benjamin F. COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born in 1775 in New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Bethany, Genesee County, New York.
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Jonathan Colby 75 M Farmer NH
Polly 53 F NH
Jason 25 M Farmer NY
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He died on 16 JUL 1859 at Bethany, Genesee County, New York.

Spouse: Polly FULLER. Jonathan COLBY and Polly FULLER were married about 1824. Children were: Jason COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 5 FEB 1778 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) (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: William Davis COLBY and Elizabeth STRAW.


Jonathan COLBY was born about 1781. He died on 7 SEP 1847 at Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont.
Colby, Jonathan (deceased), Lincoln, was born in the town of Deering, N. H. He came from Ware, N. H., to Lincoln, Vt., in 1839; bought fifty acres of land in the southern part of Lincoln, Vt., which are now owned by Chester Bingham. He was a carpenter and joiner by trade, a business which he followed for some time after settling in Lincoln, Vt. He died in 1846. His wife was Hannah Wilson, a daughter of Robert and Rebecca Wilson, natives of New Boston, N. H. They had a family of six children born to them -- Daniel S. (deceased), Eliza J. (now Mrs. John Elliott, of Burlington, Vt.), Hannah L. (married James A. Heath, of Rutland, Vt.), Stephen N. (born on February 4, 1822); came from Tewksbury, Mass., in 1841, without money. After a few years he purchased a farm of fifty acres and then engaged in farming. He was married on December 8, 1842, to Lydia A. Colby, a daughter of Joseph Colby, and by her has had a family of three children -- Cleora L. (now Mrs. William Hoag, of Lincoln, Vt.), Irving A., and Nettie A., who is now at home. Mr. Colby represented his town in the Legislature in 1867 and 1868; was selectman for several years during the war; has been justice of the peace for many years since 1851, and all the time, with the exception of four years, since 1860. His son, Irving A. Colby, was born on April 28, 1845, on the old fifty-acre homestead. He was married on April 28, 1868, to Elizabeth S. Elliott, a daughter of Zira Elliott. They have had one daughter born to them, Mabel, and one daughter dead, Angie. Mr. Colby has held the office of second selectman of his town. His farm consists of two hundred acres.


Spouse: Hannah WILSON. Jonathan COLBY and Hannah WILSON were married about 1810. Children were: Daniel Simons COLBY, Eliza Jane COLBY, Hennietta COLBY, Stephen M. COLBY, Mary COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born about 1782 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" 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. Parents: Philbrook COLBY and Ruth LUFKIN.

Spouse: Mary BASSETT. Jonathan COLBY and Mary BASSETT were married on 5 MAR 1801 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Jonathan, Marriage: Mary BASSETT, Date: 05 Mar 1801; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Photo Capt. Jonathan COLBY was born on 8 FEB 1784 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 22 MAY 1823 at Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. Parents: Dea. Thomas COLBY and Elizabeth ATWOOD.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 16 JAN 1787 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census on 6 AUG 1850 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with daughter Lydia and her family.) He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1860 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with daughter Lydia and her family.) He died on 19 NOV 1867 at Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Hillsborough Center Cemetery at Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: David COLBY and Mary QUIMBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth QUIMBY. Jonathan COLBY and Elizabeth QUIMBY were married about 1813. Children were: Lydia COLBY, Ira COLBY, Hiram COLBY.


Photo Col. Jonathan COLBY was born on 29 SEP 1788 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 appeared in the census in 1870 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living with son Allen.) He died on 1 APR 1880 at Holland, Erie County, New York.
The Douglas County News
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota
Thursday, April 15, 1880, page 1, col. 3.

OBITUARY.

Our father, Col. Jonathan Colby, died at his home in Holland, Erie County, N.Y., April 1st, at the ripe old age of 91 years, 6 months and 12 days, just three years and 12 hours after the death of our mother. Col. Colby was born in Corinth, Vermont, where he was married to Hannah Cooper. He removed to New York in the year 1809, when the city of Buffalo consisted of one log store and a few log houses. He cut his way through the big woods from Buffalo to Holland, took his farm and lived upon it more than 71 years. He took an active part in the war of 1812 under Gen. Scott, was at the battle of Lundy's Lane and at the burning of Buffalo. Politically, he was a Republican and never missed casting his vote with his party, even as late as last fall he went to the polls. He leaves seven children, five sons and two daughters. Three sons and a brother reside in Douglas County, and join sincerely with those who were with him, in mourning the loss of a kind father and brother, and a noble and true-hearted friend.
J. A. COLBY

Burial: Humphrey Cemetery, Holland, Erie County, New York

Military service: US Army, War of 1812.
(BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "History of Corinth, Vermont" by Town of Corinth History Committee.) Parents: Corpl. Ezekiel COLBY Jr. and Ruth DAVIS.

Spouse: Hannah COOPER. Col. Jonathan COLBY and Hannah COOPER were married on 4 AUG 1809 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Dolly COLBY, Leonard COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Joseph Asa COLBY, Thura COLBY, Allen Wesley COLBY, Duane Winfield COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Carlos COLBY.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 29 MAY 1792 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) (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: Hezekiah COLBY and Sarah SARGENT.


Jonathan COLBY was born on 18 MAY 1796 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Jacob Sargent COLBY and Phebe PUTNEY.


Photo Jonathan COLBY was born on 8 MAR 1796 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

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Jonathan Colby 54 M Farmer $1,000 NH
Hannah 63 F NH
Harriett 26 F NH
Martha M 28 F NH
Sarah A. 23 F NH
Lucy 21 F NH
Orrin ????? 14 M NH Y
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He appeared in the census in 1870 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with daugher Harriet J. Colby.) He died on 27 FEB 1876 at Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
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Jonathan was a farmer and was the 7th son of a 7th son and had the gift of healing.
He died at the age of 79 yrs, 11 ms, 20 ds.
SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Jonathan COLBY and Martha ALEXANDER.

Spouse: Hannah LADD. Jonathan COLBY and Hannah LADD were married on 24 JUN 1819 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Hannah TODD Date: 24 June 1819; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire (Note: family records show her name to be Hannah Ladd). Children were: John Ladd COLBY M.D., Martha Mary COLBY, Harriet Jane COLBY, Sarah Ann COLBY, Lucy Peasley COLBY.

Spouse: Fanny W. STINSON. Jonathan COLBY and Fanny W. STINSON were married on 15 OCT 1857 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Jonathan, Age: 61 years; Marriage: Fanny W. STINSON, Age: 44 years; Date: 15 Oct 1857; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Jonathan COLBY Esq. was born on 28 JUN 1799 in Lisbon, Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 22 AUG 1850 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine.
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Jonathan Colby 51 M Farmer $1,000 ME
Elizabeth 51 F ME
Hezekiah W. 22 M Laborer ME
Elizabeth 21 F ME
Josiah 13 M ME Y
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He died on 10 MAY 1871 at Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. Parents: James COLBY and Maria WOOD.

Spouse: Elizabeth ALEXANDER. Jonathan COLBY Esq. and Elizabeth ALEXANDER were married in DEC 1821 in Maine. Children were: William Alexander COLBY, Hezekiah W. COLBY, Sarah Elizabeth COLBY, Josiah Edward COLBY.

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