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Theodasia May COLBY was born on 23 FEB 1867 in Courtland, Kent County, Michigan. She died on 12 FEB 1956 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. She is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was a graduate of Curley High School.
Parents: Isaac Currier COLBY and Delia MILLER.

Spouse: George LANE. George LANE and Theodasia May COLBY were married on 11 DEC 1889 in Bowne, Kent County, Michigan. Children were: Florence Ruth LANE, Eathel Marie LANE, Mary Irene LANE, George Rolland LANE, Genevieve Alta LANE.


Theodore COLBY was born in 1839 in Greene, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census on 26 AUG 1850 in Greene, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. (living at home with father and step-mother.) In 1870 he was a Saddler in Greene, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Greene, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. In 1880 he was a Horse dealer in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Census Place: Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255132 National Archives Film T9-1132 Page 346B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Theodore COLBY Self M M W 39 PA
Occ: Horse Dealer Fa: PA Mo: PA
Maggie COLBY Wife F M W 36 PA
Occ: Keeping House Fa: PA Mo: PA
Nellie S. COLBY Dau F S W 10 PA
Occ: At School Fa: PA Mo: PA
Josia COLBY Dau F S W 4 PA
Fa: PA Mo: PA
Mary COLBY Dau F S W 1 PA
Fa: PA Mo: PA
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He died in 1896 at Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Parents: George COLBY and Catharine SNIDER.

Spouse: Maggie (Mary) HAUSER. Theodore COLBY and Maggie (Mary) HAUSER were married in 1867. Children were: Nellie S. COLBY, Josephine COLBY, Mary COLBY.


Theodore J. COLBY was born on 8 AUG 1844 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 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. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York.
Census Place: Holland, Erie, New York
Source: FHL Film 1254827 National Archives Film T9-0827 Page 18C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Theodore J. COLBY Self M M W 36 NY
Occ: Works In Tannery Fa: NY Mo: NY
Lucy H. COLBY Wife F M W 35 NY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Ester M. COLBY Dau F S W 15 NY
Fa: NY Mo: NY
Sarah B. COLBY Dau F S W 12 NY
Fa: NY Mo: NY
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He died on 27 MAR 1910 at Holland, Erie County, New York. Parents: Leonard COLBY and Rebecca CRANDALL.

Spouse: Lucy Hannah HOOPER. Theodore J. COLBY and Lucy Hannah HOOPER were married on 1 NOV 1862 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Children were: Ann Eliza COLBY, Esther M. COLBY, Sarah Belle COLBY.


Theodore L. COLBY was born on 9 FEB 1902 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan,.
Name: Theodore L. Colby
Birthdate: 09 Feb 1902
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Father's name: Chas. E. Colby
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's age:
Mother's name: Ida E. Colby
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Mother's age:
Christening date:
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Additional relatives:
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Film number: 2363037
Digital GS number: 4208771
Image number: 311
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Reference number: item 1 p 377 rn 215
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902

Parents: Charles E. COLBY and Ida BRUCE.


Theodore Parker COLBY was born on 23 JUL 1863 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He died about 1943 at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Henry Emmerton COLBY and Mary Lydia HASKELL.

Spouse: Isa May DOWNS. Theodore Parker COLBY and Isa May DOWNS were married about 1885 in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. Children were: Orville Theodore COLBY, Anthony Downs COLBY, John H. COLBY, Parker Haskill COLBY.


Theodore Philander COLBY was born in JUN 1829 in Richford, Tioga County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.
Census Place: Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254261 National Archives Film T9-0261 Page 141B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Theodore COLBY Self M M W 49 NY
Occ: Blacksmith Fa: ME Mo: NY
Barbara COLBY Wife F M W 44 RI
Occ: Keeping House Fa: SCOT Mo: SCOT
Charles D. COLBY Son M S W 14 IL
Occ: At School Fa: NY Mo: RI
Patrick H. REYNOLDS Other M S W 25 IL
Occ: Blacksmith Fa: --- Mo: ---
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He appeared in the census in 1900 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. He died in 1915.
Theodore I. Colby has for many years been engaged in blacksmithing in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois and is now doing business at No. 128 North Madison Street. In the pursuit of that trade he has acquired quite a little fortune and is now well-to-do. His shop is 33x60 feet, and he employs two men to help him. On coming to Rockford, he did journeyman work for three years for Sam Church, and then embarked in business for himself. He came to the city from Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, where he completed his trade, having begun it in Canada.

Mr Colby was born in the township of Richford, Tioga County, New York, and when a lad of ten years removed to the Province of Ontario, Canada, with his parents, Charles and Mary A. (Shaffer) Colby. The paternal grandfather of our subject, David Colby, was a native of Maine and of English descent. He married Miss Farrington, of the Pine Tree State (Maine), and a part of their family was reared in Maine, but in an early day they removed to Tioga County, New York, where they resided upon a farm throughout the remainder of their lives. They were among the pioneer settlers of that county and were highly respected people. In religious belief, it is though they were Universalists, as was their son, Charles, the father of our subject. On removing to Canada, the latter located on a farm at Chatham, where he is still living at the very advanced age of 91 years. He is still hale and hearty, the infirmities of age resting lightly upon him. His wife died at their home in Chatham (Province of Ontario, Canada) at the age of 65. She was born in the Mohawk Valley in New York, and was a daughter of Jacob Shaffer, a native of Schoharie County, New York, of German linage. Jacob Shaffer was twice married, his first union being with Miss House, who became the mother of Mrs. Colby. She died in the Empire State (New York), and he married Miss Cypher, of the same state, who died in Canada when well advanced in years. Mr. Shaffer was called to his final rest at the age of 75.

Our subject is the eldest of five sons and three daughters: the latter are all now deceased, but the sons are yet living and are all married. It was in Chatham that T. I. Colby led to the marriage alter Miss Barbara McKay, who was born on Prince Edward Island in 1834, and came of an old Scotch family. Her parents were Donald and Huena (McKay) McKay, both natives of Scotland. They were married on Prince Edward Island, and afterwards removed to the Province of Ontario, where as farming people they resided for some time. Later they removed to Ridgeway, Lenawee County, Michigan where they spent their last days, both having reached the age of 80 years when called to their final home.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Colby have lived and labored together, and their efforts have been blessed with prosperity. They have a pleasant home at No. 403 North Third Street, which is the abode of hospitality and a favorite resort with their many friends. They attend the Centennial Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Colby is a member. Their union has been blessed by one son, Charles E., who possesses a great natural artistic talent and is a successful artist. He married Lillian Baldwin, and they have a little daughter, Bessie, who is the joy of their home and the pet of her grandparents.

Mr. Colby execises his right of franchise in support of the Republican party, but has never sought political preferment for himself. He is a member of Ellis Lodge No. 104, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. His residence in Rockford covers a periot of 36 years, during which time he has won a handsome competence and also by his upright life has gained the respect and good will of those with whom he has bee brought in contact.

Parents: Charles Bostwich COLBY and Mary A. SHAFFER.

Spouse: Barbara MCKAY. Theodore Philander COLBY and Barbara MCKAY were married about 1866. Children were: Charles Donald COLBY.


Theodore Shaw COLBY was born on 14 AUG 1884 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Jasper COLBY and Susan A. SHAW.


Theodore Whedon COLBY was born on 23 AUG 1910 in Illinois. He appeared in the census on 12 JAN 1920 in Sweet Grass County, Montana. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 26 JUN 1977 at Harris County, Texas. SOURCE: FHL Film 414876, "Ancestry and descendants of the Darien (New York) Colbys : genealogy of five Colby brothers who came to Darien from Canaan, New Hampshire, about 1812" by Rex Chase Bartlett. Parents: Irving Newton COLBY and Ruth Stella MAULFAIR.

Spouse: Mable Gertrude FUCHS. Theodore Whedon COLBY and Mable Gertrude FUCHS were married on 31 MAY 1931 in Ames, Story County, Iowa.


Theodosia COLBY was born in SEP 1812 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. She died on 15 FEB 1886 at Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada. She was buried in the Eaton Cemetery at Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada Parents: Abner COLBY and Polly FORD.

Spouse: Benjamin COATES. Benjamin COATES and Theodosia COLBY were married in 1835 in Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada. Children were: Amanda COATES, Phebe COATES, Lucretia M. COATES, Benjamin COATES, Samuel COATES, Willis COATES, Phineas Hubard COATES, Lucina E. COATES, Susanna COATES, Hollis Smith COATES, Orange Scott COATES.


Sgt. Theophilus COLBY was born on 22 NOV 1689 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) He was baptized on 1 JUN 1718 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died about 1724 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate on 7 SEP 1724 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Brother Tim administered estate,
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: Dea. Thomas COLBY and Mary ROWELL.

Spouse: Elizabeth HARVEY. Sgt. Theophilus COLBY and Elizabeth HARVEY were married on 8 DEC 1710 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Mary COLBY, Frances COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Eri COLBY.


Theophilus COLBY was born on 25 FEB 1723/24 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1767 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number QNNP-WQ. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt. (145); (2). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury & Haverhill; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Timothy COLBY and Hannah HEATH.

Spouse: Elizabeth HASTINGS. Theophilus COLBY and Elizabeth HASTINGS were married on 18 OCT 1750 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Molly/Mary COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY.


Theophilus COLBY was born on 20 JUL 1728 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died before 8 MAY 1757 at Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He had administration granted for estate on 27 SEP 1758 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Both owned the covenant of the Hampstead church, Jul 1754.

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: Joseph COLBY and Mary PHILBRICK.

Spouse: Priscilla STEVENS. Theophilus COLBY and Priscilla STEVENS were married on 18 JUN 1752 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBEY, Thophilus, Marriage: Priscilla STEVENS, Date: 18 Jun 1752; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Susanna COLBY, Phebe COLBY.


Sgt. Theophilus COLBY was born on 5 AUG 1747 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 7 AUG 1748 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 12 OCT 1824 at South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
He was Sergeant (aged 27, of South Hampton, NH), in Captain William Hudson Ballard's company, Colonel James Frye's regiment at Cambridge, 13 July 1775, having enlisted 11 May 1775, and was still under arms 25 May 1775.
Sergeant Theophilus Colby of Deerfield, New Hampshire, deposed on 31 March 1818: that he enlisted in December 1776, at Mount Independence (Orwell, Vermont), and served under Captain John Drew, as Sergeant, and served to the close of the war; that he had been blind for about 12 years; and that he had no family. He was granted a pension and in 1819, was living with Thomas Burbank at Deerfield, New Hampshire. He is not listed in any 1790 census return, and it would appear from this that his wife had died and that his children had probably died young, all of which would seem to corroborate his statement that he had at that time no family.

(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: Eri COLBY and Judith RING.

Spouse: Hannah CHALLIS. Sgt. Theophilus COLBY and Hannah CHALLIS were married on 13 JAN 1785 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCES: (1) FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Theophelus, Marriage: Hannah CHALLIS, Date: 13 Jan 1785; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire; (2), FHL Film 15561; Church records from the Church of Christ of South Hampton.) Children were: Jacob COLBY, Judith COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY.


Theresa COLBY was born on 11 FEB 1844 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 21 SEP 1850 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. (living at home with mother.) She appeared in the census on 24 AUG 1860 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. (living at home with mother and step-father.) She died on 31 MAR 1910. She was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan Parents: Alonzo Hamilton COLBY and Harriet FINCH.

Spouse: Charles N. FAILING. Charles N. FAILING and Theresa COLBY were married on 16 MAY 1866 in Calhoun County, Michigan. Children were: Henry A. FAILING.


Theresa COLBY was born on 12 JUN 1897 in Beaver, Beaver County, Utah. She died on 20 JAN 1903 at Aurora, Sevier County, Utah. She has Ancestral File Number FL28-D2. (BOOK SOURCE: "Genealogy of the Twitchell Family" by Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Pub 1929.) Parents: James Henry COLBY and Lois Virginia TWITCHELL.


Theron West COLBY was born on 28 DEC 1882 in Orient, Adair County, Iowa. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Ross, Fremont County, Iowa. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. He died on 1 DEC 1937 at Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Parents: James Nassett COLBY and Mary Adeline SLOCUM.

Spouse: Della BIRCHARD. Theron West COLBY and Della BIRCHARD were married on 1 JUL 1908 in Tabor, Freemont County, Iowa. Children were: Dorothy A. COLBY, Helen L. COLBY, Ralph B. COLBY.


Photo Therresa COLBY was born on 10 JUN 1913 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. She was christened/baptized on 9 NOV 1913 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother) She died on 19 OCT 2006 at Levan, Juab County, Utah.
Therresa C. Rasmussen
SALINA - Surrounded by her loving family, Therresa Colby Rasmussen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Oct. 19, 2006, following an extended illness, in Levan, Utah.

Therresa was born in the family home in Salina, June 10, 1913, a daughter of Roy and Elizabeth Crane Colby.

She married Maurice Farrell Rasmussen, Nov. 23, 1933 in Richfield, and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti LDS temple March 1, 1940.

Of all Therresa's loves, her family was most dear. Family members have fond memories of holiday decorating and parties, especially Christmas and Halloween. Therresa was a very loving mother and a true grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Contents of her toy drawers were shared and often generously given away to admiring little children.

Her homemaking and gardening talents adorned the family home and neighborhood. Therresa's deliciously unique dinner roll recipe could not be unsurpassed nor duplicated, even though she willingly taught her techniques to promising cooks. Fun times abounded in the Accord Lake cabin that Maurice and Therresa designed, built and maintained for as long as possible.

Service was the hallmark of Therresa's life. As a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many capacities including Sunday school, Relief Society and young women's organizations and supported her husband in his many callings. Therresa was a kind and generous neighbor and friend. Anyone who came to her door was promptly fed or given something, and always invited to come back soon. She never hesitated to care for the hungry and the homeless. A friend described her as “a positive, talented and public-spirited person.”

After her family, her next love was music. She took pleasure in every type of music, and she was an accomplished alto saxophonist. As a member of the Bryce's Arcadians dance band, she played for dances all over Utah during the Big Band Era. Therresa directed numerous choirs and singing groups over the years, as they performed for various civic and church groups. She was a self-taught pianist and organist.

Therresa is survived by her dear husband, Maurice, Salina; her five children and their spouses, Rodney and Eunice Rasmussen; Janet and Neil Beach, all Salina; Evelyn and Jerold Shields; Kathern and Lyle Taylor, all Salt Lake City; and Brad and Kathy Rasmussen, Hurricane. Her posterity also includes 26 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include a brother, Darwin and Wona Colby, California; sisters-in-law, Vonda Colby and Virginia R. Dickert, both Salina; Shirley Rasmussen, Boise, Idaho; Shirley Probert, Scipio; Donna and Paul Martin, Las Vegas; and several nieces and nephews complete the family circle.

Funeral services were held Oct. 23, in the Salina LDS 2nd ward 87 South 100 East.

Interment will be in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tina with home health care, hospice, and the nurses, nurses aids and doctors in all the hospitals in the community that have helped during the past several years in the care of Therresa, and a special thanks to Kaye, Amberlee and their staff at The Victorian House in Levan.

Funeral directors, Springer Turner, Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah.

She was buried on 23 OCT 2006 in the Pioneer Cemetery at Salina, Sevier County, Utah She has Ancestral File Number 6Q2K-B0. Parents: LeRoy COLBY and Sarah Elizabeth CRANE.

Spouse: Maurice Farrell RASMUSSEN. Maurice Farrell RASMUSSEN and Therresa COLBY were married on 23 NOV 1933 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Children were: Rodney Kirk RASMUSSEN, Mary Evelyn RASMUSSEN, Kathern RASMUSSEN, Janet RASMUSSEN, Don Bradley RASMUSSEN.


Thirza Alice COLBY was born on 4 MAY 1896 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Madison, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 2 JAN 1920 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Elmer Enrique COLBY and Miriam HOLDEN.


Thomas COLBY was christened/baptized on 11 SEP 1775 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Thomas COLBY and Alice DAVIS.


Thomas COLBY was christened/baptized on 1 OCT 1786 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Thomas COLBY and Dorothy WILLIAMS.


Thomas COLBY The Elder was born about 1561 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 7 MAR 1639/40 at Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. Parents: Matthewe COLBY and Mary (COLBY).

Spouse: Joan BOOTH. Thomas COLBY The Elder and Joan BOOTH were married on 18 MAY 1590. Children were: Ann COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, William COLBY, Thomas COLBY, William COLBY, Edward COLBY, Richard COLBY, Mary COLBY, Mathew COLBY, Robert COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1567 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 11 DEC 1625 at Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. He has Ancestral File Number 18G2-F70. He was a Tailor.

"Thomas COLBY was baptized on 20 December 1567 at Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England. On 4 May 1596 at Horbling, he and Anne Jackson were married. she was born probably about 1571 the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Jackson of Horbling. There are no surviving baptismal records for Horbling from 1567 through 1575. In Thomas's will she is called Agnes, but at that time, Anne and Agnes were often used interchangeably, as Elizabeth and Betty are today. Horbling is about two miles north of Sempringham.

Thomas Colby was usually designated as "junior" to distinguish him from his elder brother, also named Thomas. From his will and the burial record, we learn that he was a tailor. He made his will 10 December 1625 and was buried 11 December 1625 as "Thomas Colby, jun., taler." His wife survived him.

10 December 1625 - the will of THOMAS COLBIE of Horbling, county of Lincoln, taylor, sick of body.... to my five sons William Colbie, Richard Colbie, Anthony Colbie, Mathew Colbie and Robert Colbie half of my goods to be equally divided amongst them, but my will is that my son William Colbie shall have my house at Dinnington for part of his portion of goods aforesaid, which cose me eight pound... if nay of these sons die before age 21 at which time the legacies shall be due unto them, then his or their shares to be divided amongst the overlivers. Residue to wife Agnes Colbie whom I make executrix.
Robert Allen supervisor.
Wienesses; Robert Allen. Thomas Baxter.
Signed by mark. Proved 21 April 1626.

In March 1636/7, an assessment was made for expenses of repairing the church at Horbling. Thirty seven names were listed. William Colby, who had a small stock of animals, must have been the older brother. The widow Colby must have been their mother. Robert was mentioned for having been paid for some work. Nowhere is there any mention of Anthony or Matthew after their father's will of 1625. Possibly both of these brothers left for America with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, but if so, there is no trace of Matthew. His fate will probable remain a mystery. As for Anthony, he is surely the one who went to New England in 1630. All the other know contemporary Anthony Colbys in Old England can be eliminated from consideration for one reason or another."

"Assessment agreed upon the fifth of March 1636 for the church wardens for the repairing of the church of Horbling and other duties by us whose names are here under written - Mathias Browne, William Stringer, John Hardie, with others. Every horse 7d., every beast 7d., and every score of sheep 2s 4d.

horsebeastsheep
William Coulbe 1453s.6d.
Widow Coulby 1503s.6d."

(Ref.: Lincoln Consistory Court Wills - 1626/292)

Thomas Colby was 58 years old when he died.

Parents: Matthewe COLBY and Mary (COLBY).

Spouse: Anne/Agnes JACKSON. Thomas COLBY and Anne/Agnes JACKSON were married on 4 MAY 1596 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. Children were: Margaret COLBY, William COLBY, Abraham COLBY, Richard COLBY, Anthony COLBY, Matthew COLBY, Robert COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born in 1598 in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England. SOURCE: "Vital Records Index - British Isles" by the LDS Church, FHL Film Number 1450460.
Parents: Thomas COLBY The Elder and Joan BOOTH.


Thomas COLBY was born on 8 MAR 1650 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 30 MAR 1691 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 8JDC-Z4. Thomas, his brother Samuel, and their nephew John, took the oath of allegiance and fidelity on December 20, 1677, at Amesbury. He was a snow-shoe man in Thomas Harvey's . Thomas and his family may have lived with his mother in the family home. In or about 1678, "in consuderation of services rendered her, Susanna gave to Thomas, half of all the lands Anthony left." He died in Amesbury on March 30, 1691. The inventory of his estate was taken March 31, 1691, and the estate was divided in November 1697. Hannah married second, ca. 1691, Henry, son of Henry and Mary (Hadden) Blaisdell. She died in Amesbury on August 9, 1707.

SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Salisbury; (3) Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (4) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Anthony COLBY and Susannah.

Spouse: Hannah ROWELL. Thomas COLBY and Hannah ROWELL were married on 16 SEP 1674 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Thomas COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Abraham COLBY, Isaac COLBY, Jacob COLBY.


Photo Dea. Thomas COLBY was born in 1667 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He signed a will on 15 NOV 1737 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 25 DEC 1738 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate on 8 JAN 1739 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He will was proved on 21 FEB 1742 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Church Street Cemetery.) He has Ancestral File Number K5GM-D2. Thomas was a yeoman, and founder of the Second Church in Amesbury, 1726, and was one of the first deacons of that church. He took the freeman's oath, December 1690; was called Senior, 1690-1738, and was a "snow shoe" man, 1708. Thomas and Mary made a joint will 15 Nov 1737, proved 21 February 1742. Thomas, Jr was appointed administrator of his father's estate, 8 January 1738/9, and was executor of the joint will, 1742, after the death of the widow Mary.
SOURCES: (1). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (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. Parents: John COLBY and Frances HOYT.

Spouse: Mary ROWELL. Dea. Thomas COLBY and Mary ROWELL were married on 21 NOV 1688 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Sgt. Theophilus COLBY, Judith COLBY, Dorothy COLBY, Elias COLBY, Timothy COLBY, Mary COLBY, Lieut. Thomas COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 1 JUN 1675 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 4 JUN 1741 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Thomas was a snow-shoe man, 1708, called "Junior", 1696-1738. His estate was divided in 1742.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Birth & Death, Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Thomas COLBY and Hannah ROWELL.

Spouse: Frances (COLBY). Thomas COLBY and Frances (COLBY) were married in 1697 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Ezekiel COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Judith COLBY, Orlando COLBY, Thomas COLBY, Frances COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Nathaniel COLBY, Anne COLBY, Abraham COLBY, Willoughby COLBY.


Lieut. Thomas COLBY was born on 23 APR 1706 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) He died about 1760 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate on 23 FEB 1761 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a yeoman and blacksmith in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He received the homestead, but sold part of it in 1742, and the next year he sold the remainder with the "Dwelling house where I now dwell." He was also a shipwright and built boats for the seige of Louisburg. Lieut. Thomas Colby served in Colonel Jonathan Bagley's regiment at Louisburg, 1759-1760.
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: Dea. Thomas COLBY and Mary ROWELL.

Spouse: Sarah PRESSEY. Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Sarah PRESSEY were married on 21 JAN 1728/29 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Jonathan COLBY.

Spouse: Hannah SARGENT. Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Hannah SARGENT were married on 26 JUN 1750 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film Number 1000976; Marriage: Hannah SARGENT, Date: 26 Jun 1750; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

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Children were: Judith COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Thomas COLBY, Mary COLBY, Thomas COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 16 JUL 1708 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) He signed a will on 30 JAN 1777 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had his estate probated on 24 APR 1782 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died about 1782 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Admitted to the First Church in Amesbury, 7 July 1734. When he sold his dwelling house in Amesbury in 1745, he was still called Thomas Colby, Jr., and was probably the shipwright in the East Parish of Amesbury, 1746-1760. He made his will 30 January 1777 mentioning his wife Mary, and the will was proved 24 April 1782.
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: Thomas COLBY and Frances (COLBY).

Spouse: Mary PILLSBURY. Thomas COLBY and Mary PILLSBURY were married on 5 NOV 1731 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Lieut. Timothy COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Sergt. Adonijah COLBY, Thomas COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 12 OCT 1743 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died about 1793 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate between 1793 and 1808 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a shipwright in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850, Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Thomas COLBY and Mary PILLSBURY.

Spouse: Ruth PEASLEE. Thomas COLBY and Ruth PEASLEE were married about 1764. Children were: John COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Mary COLBY, Philip COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Thomas COLBY, Ruth P. COLBY, Stephen COLBY, Simeon COLBY, Adonijah COLBY, Willoughby COLBY.


Thomas COLBY (twin) was born on 16 APR 1746 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 2 MAY 1746 at Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Orlando COLBY and Keziah ROWELL.


Thomas COLBY was born about 1748 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died about 1776 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He had administration granted for estate on 30 OCT 1776 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (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: Orlando COLBY and Keziah ROWELL.

Spouse: Alice DAVIS. Thomas COLBY and Alice DAVIS were married on 19 NOV 1767 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Thomas, Marriage: Alee DAVIS, Date: 19 Nov 1767; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

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Children were: Rhoda COLBY, Nabby COLBY, Thomas COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 2 DEC 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 27 JAN 1754 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died young. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850; Amesbury; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Hannah SARGENT.


Thomas COLBY was born on 1 JUN 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He was baptized on 1 AUG 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 27 AUG 1789 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Thomas and Dorothy were married by the Reverend Mr. Kimball of Newbury. She was about ten years old when her husband to be enlisted in 1777, from Newbury, and she was thus 17 years of age at the time of her marriage.
Dorothy Rogers of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, aged 79 years, 28 January 1848, as widow of Thomas Colby, the Revolutionary soldier of Newbury, deposed on 6 January 1846: that Thomas Colby served under Captain Devereux in Colonel Gerrish's regiment of guards, and enlisted for Amesbury. He served his term and then worked at his trade as a house carpenter in Newbury, MA; that her maiden name was Dorothy Williams; that Thomas Colby was on duty at Claverack, New York, 9 October 1779 to 22 June 1780; and at West Point in Captain Mighill's company, 1780. (Actually his tours of service were as follows: private from Amesbury under Captain Stephen Jenkins, Colonel Jacon Gerrish's regiment, 14 October 1779 to 27 November 1779 in the Continental Army under General Washington, 1 month, 2 days, and as private under Captain Thomas Mighill, Colonel Nathaniel Wade's regiment, from 5 July 1780 to 10 October 1780, 3 months and 18 days in the Continental Army.)

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

Parents: John COLBY and Hannah BAGLEY.

Spouse: Dorothy WILLIAMS. Thomas COLBY and Dorothy WILLIAMS were married on 4 AUG 1784 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newbury.) Children were: Thomas COLBY.


Photo Dea. Thomas COLBY was born on 1 NOV 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1790 in Sandwich, Carroll County, New Hampshire. (family has nine members. Sandwich was in Strafford County in 1790.) He appeared in the census in 1830 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. He died on 27 JUN 1833 at Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. He was buried in the Sutton Village Cemetery at Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont Identity of parents of Thomas Colby unknown.

THOMAS COLBY
came from Sandwich, N. H. and set­tled on the place now owned by M. A. Taft ; think, he married Elizabeth At­wood of Sandwich. He must, I think, have been 45 years of age; he had nine children then, that came with him. He soon made a home for himself and family. In 1800, he had 11 acres of improved land and one cow. In 1802, he had erected a framed house and fin­ished it so it was assessed at $100. — His townsmen recognized his judgement and ability, both in regard to church and state. He represented the town in the legislature and held other offices. — see the officers lists. He was chosen deacon of the church, and perhaps, had more influence in that body than any other member. After some years, he gave his home place to Jona­than, his son, intending retiring from cares; from some cause as often hap­pens when the father gives up the management to his boys, they soon disa­greed, so in this case, and the Deacon, so called, built the set of buildings on the place now owned by Mrs. C. W. Willard and moved there with his son, Thomas but misfortune seemed to over­take him, for Thomas soon died. — Josiah Colby, his grandson, married the widow of Thomas and went there to live; but all was not pleasant, and Josiah removed, and Jesse, the Dea­con's youngest son living, went home. He remained, but being lame did not prosper much.

The offices of trust the Deacon held were always filled to acceptance both of town and church.

Spouse: Elizabeth ATWOOD. Dea. Thomas COLBY and Elizabeth ATWOOD filed marriage intentions in AUG 1778 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Thomas, Marriage: Elizabeth ATWOOD, Age: 18 years, Date: Aug 1778; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) They were married on 15 SEP 1778 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
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Children were: Dolly COLBY, Daniel COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Capt. Jonathan COLBY, Betsey COLBY, Rev. John COLBY, Polly COLBY, Sarah "Sally" COLBY, David COLBY, Harrison COLBY, Jesse COLBY, Thomas COLBY.


Photo Lieut. Thomas COLBY was born on 24 JUN 1756 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He died on 25 DEC 1848 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Thomas and Susannah came to Bow, NH, 30 March, 1775. He enlisted in the Northern Army in Captain Nay's company, July 1776/ In 1818, Thomas Colby of Bow, NH, aged 62 years, deposed: that he enlisted 6 January 1776, under Captain Samuel Richards for one year. He served at Winter Hill, Albany, New York; Montreal Sorel, and St. John's Canada, Mount Independence, Vermont; Ticonderoga, New York; Pennsylvania; and back to Albany. Only 16 out of 70 who enlisted with him were living when he was discharged. Jacob S. Colby testified that Thomas Colby enlisted "in my father's home," and he enlisted with him. Thomas's pension was approved and Mr. Colby received a pension until his death in 1848.
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; (3) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 43
Mrs. Clarissa J. Robertson.
DAR ID Number: 42690
Born in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Wife of W. J. Robertson.
Descendant of Thomas COLBY, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Lucian B. Gould and Elizabeth A. Foss, his wife.
Granddaughter of Deacon Samuel Gould and Mary P. COLBY, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Samuel COLBY and Sarah Partridge, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Thomas COLBY and Susanna (COLBY) (1749-1832), his wife, m. 1775.
Thomas COLBY, (1756-1848), enlisted 1776 for one year in Capt. Samuel Richard's company, Col. John Stark's regiment, and served at Mount Independence. In 1818 he was allowed a pension for one year's actual service as private, New Hampshire line. He was born in Amesbury, Mass.; died in Dunbarton, N. H. Parents: Abraham COLBY and Elizabeth BLAISDELL.

Spouse: Susannah COLBY. Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Susannah COLBY were married on 30 MAR 1775 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Thomas, Marriage: Susannah COLBY, Date: 30 Mar 1775; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

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Children were: Samuel COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Mary COLBY, Anna COLBY, Abraham COLBY, Thomas COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 25 DEC 1757 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 12 FEB 1768 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 12 JUN 1842 at Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont.
On 12 July 1832, Thomas Colby, of Danville, Vermont, aged 74 years, deposed: that he enlisted at South Hampton, New Hampshire, in July 1776, and served five months under Capt. Joseph Chandler, of Epping, New Hampshire, who died at Mount Independence (Orwell, Vermont, 2½ miles across the Lake from Fort Ticonderoga), soon after their arrival there, also under Lieut. William Wallace, in Col. Wymans regiment. That they marched from South Hampton, NH, through Concord and Charlestown, NH, Rutland, VT, and Skeensboro (now Whitehill), NY to Mt. Independence, where he served his term as stated. That in April 1777, he enlisted from Amesbury and served two months under Captain Merrill at Rhode Island, guarding stores and building breastworks. (Note: In this he was mistaken. His Massachusetts service was as a private in Capt. Moses Nowell's co., Col. Benjamin Titcomb's regt., at Rhode Island, from 4 May 1777 to 4 July 1777, 2 months, 9 days, including travel allowance. Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev. War.) That in June 1778, he enlisted at Kingston, NH; marched to Rhode Island, by way of Taunton, Mass; crossed onto the island (of Rhode Island) at Howland's Ferry, and was stationed at Butt's Hill for a time; then down further on the island, then back to Providence and Pawtuxet, where he was discharged. That he volunteered in the spring of 1780, under Capt. Moses Nowell, at Newburyport, Mass, marched by way of Worcester, Mass. and Springfield, Mass, to West Point, NY, at which place, and at a place called Robinson's farm on the opposite side of the river, he served out his six months term. That he was born at Kingston, NH, and lived there and in the vicinity until after the Revolution, when he moved to Danville, VT, where he now resides.

Rev. Archelaus Sias and Samuel Sias, of Danville, VT, testified to their belief in the soldier's statements, as did Susanna Colby, of Danville, VT, aged 72 years, who stated that Thomas was her brother.

On 20 June 1833, Joseph Fellows of Piermont, NH, deposed that he was 71 years old, born at Hawke, NH, was well acquainted with Thomas Colby, who also was born at Hawke. That he remembers when Colby and others enlisted in 1776, from Hawke, to go to Mt. Independence, and knows they were gone five months. /s/ Joseph Fellows.

On 19 Feb 1834, Ezekiel Flanders of Lower Canada deposed that Thomas Colby and he enlisted from Kingston, NH under Capt. Eastman, in Col. Bartlett's regt. That he stayed over night with Colby some years ago at his home in Danville, VT, and knows him to be the same one who enlisted with him. /s/ Ezekiel Flanders.

On 10 August 1843, Lydia Colby of Danville, VT, aged 78 years, deposed that she was the widow of Thomas Colby, the Revolutionary pensioner, who died at Danville, VT, 12 June 1842. That she was married to him at Newtown, NH, by the Rev. Mr. Ames in July before she was 20 years old, and that her maiden name was Lydia Webster.

On July 1844, John Colby of Danville, VT, aged 49 years old on 28 March 1844, deposed that he was a son of Thomas and Lydia Colby. That he had two sisters and a brother older than he was; and that the name of the oldest child was Page Colby. That they lived there about 20 years. That their parents eldest son, Page, was 16 or 17 years old at the time.
(Note: After more than half a century had elapsed since the service had been performed, veterans frequently forgot the exact order of their enlistments and were often confused as to the names of their commanding officers and the length of their tours of duty, especially the exact dates of the beginning and end of each tour of duty. This happened in the case of Thomas Colby, and later he changed and corrected these statements to conform to the muster rolls in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts archives. But the places and dates of birth and marriage were usually correct and were then checked with the vital records in the towns where they had lived.

Sixty years after her marriage, Mrs. Colby did not fully remember the name of the minister who married her, --she gave his name as Mr. Ames. Actually he was the Rev. Jonathan Earmes (H.C., 1752) who had been the minister at Newtown, NH, from 1759 to 1791, and as it happened his records could not be found at that time, and by 1843, the Congregational Church of Newtown, of which he had been the minister had long been extinct. Hence Mrs. Colby failed to receive the pension due her as a veteran's widow.)

SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions, Pub. 1852; Lydia Colby, widow of Thomas Vermont Danville, Caledonia, Reason: Not a widow at the date of the act.

Parents: Thomas Elliot COLBY and Susannah RING.

Spouse: Lydia WEBSTER. Thomas COLBY and Lydia WEBSTER were married in JUN 1784 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Page COLBY, Susan COLBY, Mary COLBY, John COLBY, Capt. Gideon COLBY, Maria COLBY, Ira COLBY, Sylvia COLBY.


Photo Thomas COLBY was born on 24 JUN 1759 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 16 MAR 1760 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 27 AUG 1789 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850; Amesbury; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Hannah SARGENT.


Thomas COLBY was born on 11 SEP 1761 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1805. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Lieut. Valentine COLBY and Hannah KIMBALL.

Spouse: Dorothy BARNARD. Thomas COLBY and Dorothy BARNARD were married on 31 MAR 1789 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Thomas COLBY, Dolley COLBY, Eliza COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 5 OCT 1763 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died on 13 MAR 1806 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0011329; Town and vital records, 1795-1892 Litchfield (Maine). Town Clerk.) Eunice Colby of Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, then aged 77 years, applied for a pension as the widow of Revolutionary veteran. She deposed, 23 February 1850, that she was the widow of Thomas Colby, who was a resident of New Hampshire in 1776. He served under Captain Samuel Nay, in 1780, and under Captain John Eastman in 1781, as one of the men raised to serve at West Point, that he had married her on 16 October 1796, and that he had died on 29 March 1806. We also learn from her deposition and those of others, that he was the son of Nathaniel Colby, and was born in Newtown, New Hampshire, that he removed from Warner, new Hampshire, and settled in Litchfield, Maine, about 1785, at which time he married to his first wife, Jane Neal. His sister, Rhode Colby, deposed that she was living at Salisbury, New Hampshire, 9 January 1819, and that she was the heir of David Colby, who had died a Newtown, New Hampshire, 29 July 1786, whose son Thomas Colby, her nephew, had also served in the Revolution and had died of consumption soon after the war. No children of Thomas Colby are mentioned the the various depositions.

(BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) FHL Film: 873,925; History of Litchfield and an account of its centennial celebration, 1895. Pub. 1897.)

Parents: Nathaniel COLBY and Elizabeth CLOUGH.

Spouse: Jane NEAL. Thomas COLBY and Jane NEAL were married on 11 SEP 1782 in Pittston, Kennebec County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 9767; Index to vital records prior to 1892 for Maine.) Children were: David COLBY, Abigail COLBY.

Spouse: Eunice WATSON. Thomas COLBY and Eunice WATSON were married on 16 OCT 1796 in Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine. Children were: Jane COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Betsey COLBY, Stephen COLBY, Seviah COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 24 FEB 1769 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.
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He died on 6 AUG 1837 at Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: Joseph COLBY and Sarah THURLOW.

Spouse: Patience NORTON. Thomas COLBY and Patience NORTON were married on 4 FEB 1794 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Children were: Joseph COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth THURLOW. Thomas COLBY and Elizabeth THURLOW were married on 30 APR 1798 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Children were: Patience Norton COLBY, Thomas Jefferson COLBY, Tristram Thurlow COLBY, Thomas Jefferson COLBY, Anthony COLBY, Sarah Thurlow COLBY, Noah Norton COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 2 NOV 1771 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Thomas COLBY and Ruth PEASLEE.


Thomas COLBY was born on 11 AUG 1776 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.)
Name: Thomas Colby
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Birthplace: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
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Film number: 1000378
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Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1850 in Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living with daughter Lucy and her family) He died on 30 MAR 1855 at Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Parents: John COLBY and Mary QUIMBY.

Spouse: Polly KNAPP. Thomas COLBY and Polly KNAPP were married on 5 JAN 1807 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Thomas, Marriage: Polley KNAP, Date: 05 Jan 1807; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Thomas COLBY, Lucy COLBY, Enoch Libby COLBY, Clarke COLBY, John COLBY, Mary A. COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born about 1780. (There is a Thomas Colby d. 10 May 1828 buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bucksport, Maine. Possible this Thomas.)

Spouse: Ruth (COLBY). Thomas COLBY and Ruth (COLBY) were married about 1801. Children were: Sally COLBY, Eliza COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Henry COLBY, Elbridge Gerry COLBY, Alonzo COLBY, Clarissa COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 29 NOV 1781 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 2 OCT 1824 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 for Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Aaron COLBY and Mary HOYT.

Spouse: Betsey COLBY. Thomas COLBY and Betsey COLBY were married on 26 NOV 1807 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL film 0599730, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriage. Children were: Sally COLBY, Mary COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Harriet N. COLBY, Frederic COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 27 MAR 1784 in New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. (Living with son) He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1860 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. He died on 22 FEB 1867 at Thetford, Orange County, Vermont.
From the History of Thetford, VT
Thomas COLBY came to this town from Warner, N. H., about 1809 or 1810 and soon bought the farm now owned by H. W. HEWINS, built the brick house upon it, and there resided until his death. He was a Plattsburgh volunteer, and was married three times, first to Mary BARROWS, who was the mother of his nine children. He married, second, widow Martha CLARK, and third, widow Olive Elkins. Three of his children, Ruth, Thomas and Joel, are still living. Joel married, first, Susan CILLEY, by whom he has two sons and two daughters, and second, Lucy N. (WATERMAN) WILMOT.
Parents: Hezekiah COLBY and Mary COLBY.

Spouse: Mary BARROWS. Thomas COLBY and Mary BARROWS were married on 17 FEB 1807 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Thomas, Marriage: Mary BARROWS; Date: 17 Feb 1807; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

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Collection: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920

Children were: Phebe COLBY, Hezekiah COLBY, Mary COLBY, Ruth COLBY, Charlotte COLBY, Thomas COLBY, Joel COLBY, Sarah Ann COLBY, Walker COLBY.

Spouse: Martha CLARK. Thomas COLBY and Martha CLARK were married about 1846.

Spouse: Olive (Whidden) ELKINS. Thomas COLBY and Olive (Whidden) ELKINS were married on 23 MAY 1860.


Photo Dea. Thomas COLBY was born on 23 APR 1786 in Danville, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died on 12 APR 1859 at Danville, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
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Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947

He was buried in the Center Cemetery at Danville, Rockingham County, New Hampshire (Center Cemetery.) He has Ancestral File Number 18GS-34N. He was a blacksmith. SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) International Genealogical Index, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Parents: Enos COLBY and Hannah PAGE.

Spouse: Miriam FRENCH. Dea. Thomas COLBY and Miriam FRENCH filed marriage intentions on 1 OCT 1814 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
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Collection: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920

They were married on 17 NOV 1814 in Hawke (Danville), Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Emily Tilton COLBY, John COLBY, Alden Enos COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born on 9 MAY 1790 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He has Ancestral File Number 1V65-M31. (BOOK SOURCE: "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888.) Parents: Levi COLBY and Elizabeth PAGE.

Spouse: Nancy CILLEY. Thomas COLBY and Nancy CILLEY were married on 22 SEP 1811 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976, COLBY, Thomas, Marriage: Nancy CILLEY, Date: 22 Sep 1811; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

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Collection: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920

Children were: Sophronia A. COLBY, Seth Noble COLBY.


Photo Thomas COLBY was born on 20 JAN 1790 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
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Thomas Colby 60 M Farmer $2,000 NH
Abigail 59 F NH
Francis 19 M Farmer NH
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He died on 15 JUN 1856 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was buried in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Evans Cemetery.) Buried in the Evans Cemetery on White Rock Hill Road in Bow, NH. He lived in the vicinity, if not the house, of Henry Cheney (1970) which is located across from the intersection of Wood Hill Road and Woodhill-Hooksett Road.
SOURCE: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (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: Lieut. Thomas COLBY and Susannah COLBY.

Spouse: Abigail NOYES. Thomas COLBY and Abigail NOYES were married on 26 JUL 1818 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Abigail NOYES Date: 26 Jul 1818; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)

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Children were: Climena COLBY, Mary Ann COLBY, Francis W. COLBY.


Photo Thomas COLBY was born on 9 MAY 1790 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) He appeared in the census on 31 AUG 1850 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Amesbury, Essex County, page 76. Age 60. Real Estate value: $1200. Living with daughter Hannah and family.) He appeared in the census on 31 JUL 1860 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 18 AUG 1868 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in the Colby Cemetery at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts (BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Thomas COLBY and Dorothy BARNARD.

Spouse: Hannah CURRIER. Thomas COLBY and Hannah CURRIER were married on 3 MAY 1815 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Hannah COLBY, Joseph Currier COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Mary Jane COLBY, Mary Jane COLBY, Thomas Weed COLBY, Lucy Ann COLBY.


Thomas COLBY was born about 1795 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Ezekiel COLBY and Elizabeth SARGENT.

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