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Robert COLBY was born in 1609 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. He died after 1636 at Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. "Robert, b. prob. about 1609; named last in his father's will of 1625. There is the possibility that he was actualy an adopted nephew and the biological son of Thomas Senior and baptised 24 Feb 1614/15 at Horbling, his mother having died when he was about 11 months old. It would have been quite reasonable for his uncle, Thomas the younger, to have adopted him. This suggestion is reinforced by there being no record of baptism of another Robert. In the list of expenses for repairs of the Horbling church in 1636, Robert Coulbe was paid 5s. for helping the glazer and to wash the old glass."

Ref: Parish Registers; Bishop's Transcripts: Lincoln Consistory Court Probate Records; Churchwarden's Accounts 7/1 for Horbling, from the Toller Charity. From: "The Great Migration Begins" Parents: Thomas COLBY and Anne/Agnes JACKSON.


Robert COLBY was born on 24 FEB 1614/15 in England. Parents: Thomas COLBY The Elder and Joan BOOTH.


Robert COLBY was born about 1767. Parents: Joshua COLBY and Sarah PEABODY.


Photo Robert COLBY was born in 1772 in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine. He died on 9 MAR 1853 at West Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine. He was buried in the West Fryeburg Cemetery at West Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine Robert lived in Fryeburg, Maine. Private in Captain Philip Eastman's Artillery co., War of 1812, at Portland, Maine, 24 June 1814.
SOURCES: (1). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "A Colby Family of Fryeburg, Maine," by John Threlfall, NEHGS Register Vol 125, April 1971. Parents: Jacob COLBY and Anna MILLER.

Spouse: Hannah KELLEY. Robert COLBY and Hannah KELLEY were married on 1 JUN 1797 in Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire. Children were: Mary "Molly" COLBY, James COLBY, Ann COLBY, Abigail COLBY, John COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Hannah COLBY.


Robert COLBY was born on 2 FEB 1799 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Newburyport, Essex County, page 364. Age 55.) He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1860 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 26 AUG 1860 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) (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: Obadiah COLBY and Sally HOYT.

Spouse: Eliza CORLISS. Robert COLBY and Eliza CORLISS were married about 1820. Children were: Robert Corliss COLBY, Sophia R. COLBY, Mary Elizabeth COLBY, Philip T. COLBY, Joseph COLBY, Sarah E. COLBY, George Austin COLBY, Albert O. COLBY, Ezekiel COLBY.


Robert COLBY was born on 22 FEB 1806 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Robert Colby 44 M Farmer $1,000 NH
Lovey Colby 37 F NH
Richard Colby 18 M Farmer NH
Rosa Colby 15 F NH Y
Abi Colby 12 F NH Y
Robert Colby Jr. 8 M NH Y
Elizabeth Colby 5 F NH Y
John Colby 4 M NH
Eliza Colby 2 F NH
Sarah Colby 1/12 F NH
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He died on 2 APR 1880 at Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the New Pond Cemetery at Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Burried at Pond Cemetery, Bradford, NH.
SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) Vital Records, New Hampshire State. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates. Parents: Moses COLBY and Betsey WILKENS.

Spouse: Lovey CARTER. Robert COLBY and Lovey CARTER were married on 30 AUG 1831 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Robert, Marriage: Lovey CARTER. Date: 30 Aug 1831; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Wife previously married. Children were: Richard COLBY, Rosannah COLBY, Abbie COLBY, James COLBY, Robert Carter COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, John A. COLBY, Eliza C. COLBY, Melvina Sarah COLBY, Teresa COLBY, Ernest A. COLBY.


Photo Robert COLBY was born on 19 JAN 1808 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 10 JAN 1886 at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Name: Robert Colby
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Death Date (Original): 10 Jan 1886
Death Date (Standardized): 10 Jan 1886
Death Place: Franklin
Gender: Male
Race (Original): W
Race (Standardized): White
Age: 78
Estimated Birth Year: 1808
Birthplace: Franklin, , New Hampshire
Marital Status: Married
Spouse:
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Father: John Colby
Father's Titles & Terms (Original):
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Father's Birthplace:
Mother: Nancy Whicher
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Clerk's Locality: Franklin, , New Hampshire
Informant's Locality:
Film Number: 1001068
Digital Folder Number: 4243491
Image Number: 00766
Reference Number:
Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
He was buried in the Franklin Cemetery at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Parents: John COLBY and Nancy WHITCHER.

Spouse: Emmeline HERBERT. Robert COLBY and Emmeline HERBERT were married on 15 SEP 1834 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Robert ; Marriage: Emeline HERBERT; Date: 03 Sep 1834; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Adaline M. COLBY, Charles Herbert COLBY, Charles Herbert COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth CREESY. Robert COLBY and Elizabeth CREESY were married about 1845. Children were: Ellen Eastman COLBY.


Robert COLBY was born in 1830 in New York City, New York County, New York. In 1850 he was a machinist in New York City, New York County, New York. He appeared in the census on 18 SEP 1850 in New York City, New York County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John COLBY and Mary HAZELTINE.


Robert COLBY was born in MAR 1894 in New York. He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1900 in Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 16 APR 1910 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Martin E. COLBY and Jennie JOHNSON.


Robert COLBY was born on 23 OCT 1910 in Kansas. He appeared in the census on 13 JAN 1920 in Grant, Dickinson County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in DEC 1975 at Colorado. He had Social Security Number 523-03-2666.
Social Security Death Index Social Security Death Index
Name:
Robert Colby
SSN: 523-03-2666
Last Residence: 80215 Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 23 Oct 1910
Died: Dec 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951 )

Parents: Arthur Downey COLBY and Eva A. SOUTHWORTH.


Robert COLBY was born on 6 MAY 1910 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. He appeared in the census on 9 JAN 1920 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 24 OCT 1986. Parents: Paul Keating COLBY and Ida HEAFNER.


Robert COLBY was born in 1924 in New York. He appeared in the census on 17 APR 1930 in Geneva, Kane County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William Johnson COLBY and Margaret L. KING.


Robert COLBY was born in 1924 in New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 8 APR 1930 in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Allston Gilman COLBY and Florence WOODMAN.


Robert COLBY was born in 1925 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Homer Lee COLBY and Mary M. SCHMIDT.


Robert COLBY was born in 1927 in Lake Placid, Essex County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Lake Placid, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James Avery COLBY and Glenn TROMBLY.


Robert Alfred COLBY was born on 21 APR 1935 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Parents: Carrol De Vern COLBY and Miriam Geraldine PITZEN.

Spouse: Virginia Louise KINZLER. Robert Alfred COLBY and Virginia Louise KINZLER were married on 24 OCT 1953. Children were: Steven Robert COLBY, Karen Louise COLBY, Kathryn Ann COLBY.


Photo Capt. Robert Allinder COLBY was born on 18 NOV 1909 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 15 FEB 2001 at Cape Carol, Lee County, Florida. He had Social Security Number 375-40-8019 . He served in the military.
ROBERT A. COLBY, CAPT, born Nov. 18, 1909. Buffalo, NY, was commissioned as a lieutenant (junior grade), USN. March 18, 1940. Served aboard USS Elliott in the Caribbean until transferred to BB- . 56 July 13, 1941. In Iceland he Fractured a leg while mountain climbing. Dr. Prevost carried him down the mountain to an Icelandic home and eventually a British ambulance got him to the ship. In 48 hours Drs. Canty and Prevost had him in a walking cast and working. He was aboard for the Murmansk run, the Punjabi incident, and the King's visit. After the historic Savo island battle in the Pacific he was detached Dec. 28, 1942. Noumea, NC for transportation to USNH Memphis for duty. He later served aboard USS Intrepid and at NAS Honolulu; USNTTC Jacksonville; NDS Bethesda (eight years); Yokosuka Japan; and AFIP Washington, D.C. Promoted to captain July 1, 1955. Received the Legion of Merit March 1, 1957, for professional accomplishments. Was physically retired June 30, 1960.
He wed the former Mary Sherman July 3. 1936. They are still celebrating. They live in southern Florida and have two sons, Charles and John, and three grandchildren.
Parents: Charles Andrew COLBY and Grace Catherine ALLINDER.


Robert Arland COLBY was born on 9 DEC 1922 in Clinton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census on 3 APR 1930 in Warren, Clinton County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother.) He served in the military on 5 JAN 1943 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name:
Robert A Colby
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Indiana
State: Indiana
County or City: Clinton

Enlistment Date: 5 Jan 1943
Enlistment State: Indiana
Enlistment City: Indianapolis
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 149

He appeared in The Vidette Messenger newspaper on 29 AUG 1945 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Youth Condemned
To Die Appeals
To Hoosier Kin


INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29 --(UP)-- Military authorities promised a final decision by general Eisenhower today in the case of Pfc. Robert Colby, 22, whose family sought information after the soldier wrote them from Germany that he was scheduled to die for murder.

Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Colby, Geetingsville, Ind., frantically tried to get details and a stay of execution for the young Clinton county farmer, but for four days all the word they had was a terse letter from Colby. It said:

"Dear Mom and Dad: This is awful hard to tell. My chaplain told me to write and tell you that I am charged with murder and have been sentenced to be shot. Get an attorney and try to have this sentence reduced." It was signed "Bob."

The family asked Indiana Gov. Ralph F. Gates to intercede yesterday. Gates appeal to Washington brought a reply from Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson. Patterson informed Gates that the sentence "has been approved by reviewing authorities," the governor's office announced today.

Spokesmen for Gates also said that Patterson told them that the death sentence had not been examined by a branch judge advocate and that "it was impossible to tell how soon a final decision will be reached by General Eisenhower."

Meanwhile, Colby's anxious relatives, and members of the church he attended at Geetingsville, pressed efforts to find out about the crime for which the youth said he was to die.
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He appeared in The Vidette Messenger newspaper on 4 SEP 1945 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Hoosier Youth's
Case In Hands
Of Pres. Truman


WASHINGTON, Sep. 4 --(UP)--President Truman today asked the army for particulars in the case of an Indiana soldier sentenced to died in Europe for murder.

The president acted after Gov. Ralph F. Gates of Indiana appealed to the White House and War Department to investigate the sentencing of Pfc. Robert A. Colby, 22, Gettingsville, Ind.

No record of the case has reached the war department from Germany, it was said, and the specific charge against Colby was not known here.

At the same time, Rep. Forest A. Harness, R., Indiana, said he had asked Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson and General Dwight D. Eisenhower for a full investigation of the court martial proceedings which recommended execution of the former Indiana farm youth who had served 2½ years overseas.

Harness said the final decision in the case was up to Eisenhower in that he could either sustain or reverse the verdict after an investigation. Harness said Colby was being held in a prison camp in France.

Gates interceded after hearing appeals from the soldier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Colby, their neighbors and fellow church members.
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He appeared in The Vidette Messenger newspaper on 6 SEP 1945 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Hoosier G. I.
Killed Two
U. S. Officers


WIESBADEN, GERMANY, Sept. 6--(UP)--American army legal authorities said last night that the death sentence of Pfc. Robert Colby of Geetingsville, Ind., has been submitted to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for final approval.

Colby, of the 49th combat engineers, was found guilty by a military court of the murder of two American officers.

He admitted killing his commanding officer, Capt. Richard Brown, and Lt. Donald H. Wade on June 10 near Leipzig.

Eisenhower has the power to commute the death penalty, and Colby's neighbors in tiny Geetingsville have been praying that the army commander will spare the youth's life.

At Leipzig last June, Colby testified: "I shot the old man (meaning Brown) but I didn't want to shoot the lieutenant."

Brown had ordered Colby confined to post after the soldier was found leaving his company zone against orders. Colby admitted that he had been drinking at the time of the shooting.

Colby told the military court that he took his rifle and walked into the company command post (headquarters) where the two officers were talking and shoot them. Then, he said, he marched out of the post and surrendered himself to military policemen.

The court unanimously found him guilty and unless Eisenhower grants a reprieve he will be shot.

Colby wrote his mother recently asking her to get lawyers working "to try to save me."
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He appeared in TIME newspaper on 10 SEP 1945
A Letter Home


The letter arrived about midmorning. By noon, thanks to motherly Mrs. Florence Ethel Colby, 60, who minded the village switchboard in the parlor of her white frame house, everyone in Geetingsville, Ind. (pop. 27) knew what the letter said: "Dear Mom and Dad: This is awful hard to tell. My chaplain told me to write and tell you that I am charged with murder and have been sentenced to be shot. Get an attorney and try to have this sentence reduced." It was signed: "Bob."

From the nine farm houses of Geetingsville the story hummed out into the Indiana farmlands. Soil-grimed men muttered to themselves: "It can't be so." Not the Bobby Colby they had known: he had gone to church regularly, did his farm chores all right—except that he would not even kill the chicken for Sunday dinner. The Rev. Lenn L. Latham said: "Some people say they think that psychologically the Army made a killer out of him."

Around the 110-year-old Presbyterian church, Bobby's 60-year-old father, Lance, tended the town's graveyard. Now & then he paused to look at a sign which read: Commit thy way unto the Lord. To friends he said: "If he did it, he was drove to it."

At the Colby home, Bobby's mother tidied up her son's room, which was still the way he had left it—pin-up girls and airplane pictures on the wall, a radio and Popular Science on the table, his civilian clothes hanging in the closet. He had been in the North African campaign, then in the Normandy invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and is now in Germany.

Exactly what had happened, no one in Geetingsville knew. Both the War Department in Washington and ETO headquarters in Frankfurt refused to divulge the facts of Bobby's crime.

So the staunch, God-fearing people of the countryside wrote a letter to Harry Truman. Then they turned elsewhere. A hundred of them trooped into the church, prayed for Bobby Colby and spoke the 40th Psalm in unison: "For innumerable evils have compassed me about. . . . They are more than the hairs of my head. . . . O Lord, make haste to help. . . "
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He appeared in The Vidette Messenger newspaper on 11 SEP 1945 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Doomed Soldier
Tells Parents He's
'Insane at Times'


INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 11.--(UP)--A half-brother of Pfc. Robert A. Colby, 22, under sentence to die for the slaying of two army officers in Germany last spring, said he believed Colby had "cracked under the strain" of his war service.

Harry Griffin of Indianapolis, whose mother, Mrs. L. O. Colby of Geetingsville, Ind., also is the mother of the doomed soldier, disclosed the contents of a second letter received by Colby's parents, written August 27 from Mannheim, Germany.

"I think that the radio course I took has something to do with my nerves," Colby wrote his parents. "I am very nervous and a little crazy at times."

"I am still waiting to see if my death sentence is approved," he wrote. "If it is or isn't, I want you to know I am a little insane at times. I am all mixed up. But whether I live or die, a sort of homesickness, I guess."

"Anyhow, must forget all that now. I had something I wanted to say but I can't think of it now. I am very tired and need a rest. This is my battle and I don't want you to worry. As they say in England, chin up. Cheerio. So long," the letter concluded.

The letter admonished the parents not to "worry too much about me."

"I'm afraid I cannot help from worrying you," Colby wrote. "I am trying not to worry myself."

Colby said he was "trusting and praying the will of the Lord will be done, because I know he will be just."

Griffin said he believed the letter indicated that Colby was suffering from "shell-shock" after bitter fighting in Germany from a Normandy beachhead on D-Day, in June, 1944.

"There's something peculiar about this," Griffin said. "The army taught him to be a killer. His record before he entered the service proves he was not a criminal."
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He appeared in TIME newspaper on 17 SEP 1945
TIME
Monday Sept 17 1945.

For eleven days the hamlet of Geetingsville, Ind. had offered prayers for Pfc. Robert A. Colby, sentenced to death in Germany after an Army court martial (TIME, Sept. 10).

Last week Geetingsville heard what Bobby Colby had done. At Eisleben he had gone AWOL to find a drink, had been given four days' extra labor as punishment. That night he had taken a rifle, shot and killed his company commander and a passing lieutenant.
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He appeared in The Vidette Messenger newspaper on 19 SEP 1945 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Willis Suggests
Leniency In Case
Of Doomed G. I.


WASHINGTON, Sept. 19--(UP)-- Sen. Raymond E. Willis, R., Ind., today petitioned President Truman for leniency in the case of Pfc. Robert Colby, Geetingsville, Ind., sentenced to die in Europe for slaying his commanding officer.

Willis forwarded to the president a letter from Victor Colby, a cousin also in the army in Germany setting forth arguments for leniency.

The letter said the condemned youth had been in battle continuously, was suffering from battle fatigue, had been sentenced to labor for going AWOL and was convinced that "the only way to fight back" was in the method he chose.

The cousin said Colby surrendered to a sentry immediately after shooting his captain and lieutenant. He also charged that the court martial which imposed the death penalty was made up of fellow officers of the deceased and that Colby didn't get a fair trial.
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He died on 15 MAR 1987 at Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. He had Social Security Number 316-14-3719.
Social Security Death Index
Name:
Robert A. Colby
SSN: 316-14-3719
Last Residence: 46041 Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States of America
Born: 9 Dec 1922
Died: 15 Mar 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

He was buried in the Geetingsville Cemetery at Greetingsville, Clinton County, Indiana Parents: Lance Orlo COLBY and Florence Ethel (Johnson) GRIFFIN.


Robert B. COLBY was born on 10 JUL 1913 in Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington. He appeared in the census on 8 JAN 1920 in Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington. (living at home with father.) Parents: Isaac Wynn COLBY and Hilda Agnes SHOGREN.


Robert C. COLBY was born about 1881. Parents: David Rowel COLBY and Minnie CAREY.


Robert C. COLBY was born on 12 AUG 1941 in Rumford Point, Oxford County, Maine. Parents: Martin Wirt COLBY and Addie Lillian VAIL.


Robert Carter COLBY was born on 20 AUG 1841 in Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254765 National Archives Film T9-0765 Page 60A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Robert C. COLBY Self M M W 38 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Mary E. COLBY Wife F M W 42 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
Isora M. COLBY Dau F S W 10 NH
Fa: NH Mo: NH
Lavra A. COLBY Dau F S W 11M NH
Fa: NH Mo: NH
He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 20 APR 1910 in Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died on 15 MAY 1917 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Parents: Robert COLBY and Lovey CARTER.

Spouse: Mary Jeane CHANDLER. Robert Carter COLBY and Mary Jeane CHANDLER were married on 23 NOV 1862 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Robert Carter Age: 21 years, Marriage: Mary Jane or Jennie M. CHANDLER Age: 20 years, Date: 27 Nov 1862; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Edith J. COLBY, Isora Marion COLBY, Nellie COLBY.

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth STEVENS. Robert Carter COLBY and Mary Elizabeth STEVENS were married on 22 OCT 1871 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Robert Carter Age: 32 years, Marriage: Mary E. STEVENS Age: 26 years, Date: 01 Oct 1871; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Husband previously married.) They were divorced on 30 APR 1890 in Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Laura Ann COLBY.

Spouse: Blanche Belle (True) INES. Robert Carter COLBY and Blanche Belle (True) INES were married on 21 JUN 1890 in West Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Llewellyn Oliver COLBY, Abbie E. COLBY, Jerome Carter COLBY, George W. COLBY.


Robert Clayton COLBY was born on 20 OCT 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 5 JAN 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 16 JUN 1989 at Oak Forest, Cook County, Illinois. Parents: George William COLBY and Flora Belle ROLFE.

Spouse: Betty Marian SMALLHORN. Robert Clayton COLBY and Betty Marian SMALLHORN were married on 11 NOV 1944 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Children were: Allan Benjamin COLBY.


Robert Corliss COLBY was born on 14 FEB 1821 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 25 DEC 1849 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in the Highland Cemetery at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. Amesbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Robert COLBY and Eliza CORLISS.

Spouse: Sarah Jane PRESCOTT. Robert Corliss COLBY and Sarah Jane PRESCOTT were married on 23 MAR 1846 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Alfarata COLBY, Ellen Maria COLBY, George William COLBY.


Robert D. COLBY was born on 27 JAN 1899 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (listed as Walter in birth records.) He appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 19 APR 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 2 JAN 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in FEB 1948. He had Social Security Number 103-09-4761. Parents: George Mason COLBY and Clementina Lydia DEVINE.


Robert D. COLBY was born in 1925 in South Dakota. He appeared in the census on 4 APR 1930 in Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lynn Mason COLBY and Jennette (COLBY).


Photo Robert E. COLBY was born on 29 NOV 1927 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 8 APR 1930 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 11 DEC 2008 at Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.
Robert E. Colby

Colby, Robert E. Saginaw, Michigan Age 81, passed away quietly Thursday, December 11, 2008 with his family present.

The son of the late Zenas and Margaret Colby, Robert was born November 29, 1927 in Saginaw.

He served with the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954 to 1956.

He retired from General Motors, served as board member of Wanagas Credit Union, and was past Chairman of U.A.W. Local 699.

Bob's interests included Opera, Barbara Striesand, politics, reading, traveling, helping his daughter Arlene at the Redeye Coffeehouse, volunteering at the Local 699 Union Hall and at the Lawn Chair Film Festival.

Surviving are his wife, Etsuko Colby (the love of his life); a daughter, Arlene C. Maul and her husband, Robert F. Maul; and daughters, Louise Andrews and Sue Lapieirre; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Archie Roy Colby, George Colby, and Arthur Colby.

Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday at Cederberg & Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorials to The Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Road, Building B, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Parents: Zenas Eugene COLBY and Margaret M. WOOD.


Robert Earl COLBY was born on 8 DEC 1919 in Oxnard, Ventura County, California. He died on 1 OCT 1951 at Los Angeles County, California. Parents: Earl Henry COLBY and Mina Mae ANDERSON.


Robert Edward COLBY was born on 25 SEP 1918 in Barre, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) He died in AUG 1968. He had Social Security Number 108-10-8916 . Parents: Burnham Ayers COLBY and Lila V. TOWNSEND.


Robert Elliott COLBY was born on 9 AUG 1931 in San Diego County, California.
California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Name:
Robert Elliott Colby
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1931
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Leverich
Birth County: San Diego

Parents: Dr. Elliott G. COLBY M.D. and Harriett LEVERICH.


Robert Eugene COLBY was born on 12 APR 1883 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 19 APR 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 14 JUN 1949. Parents: Calvert Canfield COLBY and Francis GRISWOLD.

Spouse: Helen Olive NOWE. Robert Eugene COLBY and Helen Olive NOWE were married on 31 AUG 1929. Children were: Robert Nowe COLBY.


Robert F. COLBY was born on 18 OCT 1919 in Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Easthamptom, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Southampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. (living with Hiram Rood family.) He died in DEC 1988 at Westhamptom, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He had Social Security Number 015-14-4589. Parents: Howard Raymond COLBY and Myrtle SHAW.

Spouse: Marie ANDRUS. Robert F. COLBY and Marie ANDRUS were married about 1940. Children were: Robert F. COLBY Jr..

Spouse: Geraldine N. BOUCHER. Robert F. COLBY and Geraldine N. BOUCHER were married about 1950.


Robert F. COLBY Jr. was born in 1944 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Parents: Robert F. COLBY and Marie ANDRUS.


Robert G. COLBY was born on 3 JUL 1836 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John L. COLBY and Orpha METCALF.


Robert George COLBY was born on 24 MAY 1924 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) (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.

Spouse: Virginia LITTLE. Robert George COLBY and Virginia LITTLE were married about 1946.


Robert H. COLBY was born on 14 SEP 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 28 JUN 1988 at Clifton, Mesa County, Colorado. He had Social Security Number 520-01-8206. Parents: James Dwight COLBY and Lola BIRCHARD.


Robert Hampton COLBY was born in 1910 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. He died on 16 MAY 1953 at Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
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Collection: Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974
He was buried in the Memory Hill Cemetery at Dothan, Houstan County, Alabama Parents: Edward Howard COLBY and Jane Ruth PHILLIPS.

Spouse: Evelyn PITTS. Robert Hampton COLBY and Evelyn PITTS were married about 1940. Children were: Robert Hampton COLBY Jr..


Robert Hampton COLBY Jr. was born in 1942. He died on 20 DEC 1963 at Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.
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Parents: Robert Hampton COLBY and Evelyn PITTS.


Robert Harlan COLBY was born on 17 OCT 1928 in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. He appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Edgewater, Jefferson County, Colorado. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 5 DEC 2001 at Woodland Park, Teller County, Colorado. His obituary appeared in the Gazette, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado on 8 DEC 2001.
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December 8, 2001
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Robert Colby, 73, died on December 5, 2001 at his home in Woodland Park.

He was the retired owner of All City Service and Supply Corporation in Denver.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Colby was born on October 17, 1928 in Boulder to H. Burns and Elsie E. (Carver) Colby.

He married Carol Smith on April 6, 1951.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Gail Town and Lisa Smith; a brother, Harold B. Colby; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Woodland Park Cemetery with Mountain Memorial Services in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Park Ambulance.


He had Social Security Number 522-32-7915.
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SSN: 522-32-7915
Last Residence: 80863 Woodland Park, Teller, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 17 Oct 1928
Died: 5 Dec 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951 )

He was buried in the Woodland Park Cemetery at Woodland Park, Teller County, Colorado Parents: Herbert Burns COLBY and Elsie Elizabeth CARVER.


Robert Harry COLBY was born on 1 NOV 1923 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 15 APR 1930 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 20 DEC 2003 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Robert Colby
Robert Harry Colby, 80, died Dec. 20, 2003 at home.
Born in Haverhill, he attended Haverhill Trade School. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Colby worked for the city of Haverhill as a truck driver and also as a crossing guard for 18 years, and owned and operated Robert's Auto Parts. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Veterans of Haverhill and the American Legion Post in Plaistow, N.H.

Mr. Colby was a member of Riverside Memorial Church and Bethany Lodge, AF&AM of Merrimac.

Widower of Madeline E. (Roberts) Colby, he leaves son Robert J.; daughter Penney A. Langlois and her husband, Brent; sister Charlene Bradley of Miami; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Arrangements by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Homes, 334 Main St., Haverhill. Private interment was in Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill.


He had Social Security Number 019-14-9782 . He was buried in the Walnut Cemetery at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Parents: Harry Weston COLBY and Grace V. FOISY.

Spouse: Madeline E. ROBERTS. Robert Harry COLBY and Madeline E. ROBERTS were married about 1945.


Robert Holmes COLBY was born on 18 JUL 1909 in Clinton County, Indiana. (SOURCE: Clinton County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920, Volume I-II.) He died on 12 OCT 1999 at Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. He was buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana Parents: Alonzo Blair COLBY and Lonie M. HOLMES.


Robert J. COLBY was born on 12 NOV 1927 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 23 APR 1930 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William Thomas COLBY and Rose Hilda Annette SUNMAN.

Spouse: Lucille M. COMEAU. Robert J. COLBY and Lucille M. COMEAU were married in 1951 in Massachusetts. Children were: John Richard "John Boy" COLBY.


Robert James COLBY was born on 18 JUL 1943 in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Enos Edward COLBY and Wilma Madaline BROWN.


Robert Jenkins COLBY was born on 29 AUG 1824 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. 9SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) Parents: Joshua COLBY and Sally DOYLE.


Photo Robert John COLBY was born in 1908 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He died in 1909 at Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He was buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery at Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan Parents: Rothwell Barker COLBY and Birdella Amelia BACKUS.


Robert John COLBY was born on 1 AUG 1942 in Barre, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: John Herbert COLBY and Eva May (Peterson) TAYLOR.


Robert Joseph Dudley COLBY was born on 21 DEC 1964. Parents: Nathaniel Fred "Ted" COLBY LTC US Army and Mary Louise GRENFELL.


Robert Kenneth COLBY was born on 21 JUN 1933 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey. Parents: William Kenneth COLBY and Mary Florence SWAIN.

Spouse: Teresa YAWORSKI. Robert Kenneth COLBY and Teresa YAWORSKI were married on 20 OCT 1956 in Roebling, Burlington County, New Jersey. Children were: Robert Kenneth COLBY Jr., Scott COLBY.


Robert Kenneth COLBY Jr. was born on 25 DEC 1959. Parents: Robert Kenneth COLBY and Teresa YAWORSKI.

Spouse: Kim DUBEC-BLAZYN. Robert Kenneth COLBY Jr. and Kim DUBEC-BLAZYN were married in 1986. Children were: Kristen Marie COLBY.

Spouse: Lisa CAMP. Robert Kenneth COLBY Jr. and Lisa CAMP were married about 1993. Children were: Robert Kenneth COLBY III, Melissa COLBY.


Robert Kenneth COLBY III was born in 1994. Parents: Robert Kenneth COLBY Jr. and Lisa CAMP.

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