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Willard Everett COLBY was born on 10 DEC 1851 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Burton, McHenry County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. (living with son Frank G.) He died on 18 SEP 1941 at Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950.) Parents: Page COLBY and Mehitable Ellen SMITH.

Spouse: Celia E. GILBERT. Willard Everett COLBY and Celia E. GILBERT were married on 26 SEP 1874 in McHenry County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.) Children were: Willard Everett COLBY, Frank Gilbert COLBY, Harold Arthur COLBY, Ralph Page COLBY, Florence Ellen COLBY, Zell Benjamin COLBY.


Willard Everett COLBY was born on 29 AUG 1875 in McHenry County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Burton, McHenry County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 5 FEB 1921 at Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950.) Parents: Willard Everett COLBY and Celia E. GILBERT.


Willard F. COLBY was born in 1923 in Madison TWP, Jackson County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 10 APR 1930 in Madison TWP, Jackson County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Edgebert COLBY and Margaret BRISKER.


Willard George COLBY was born on 2 MAY 1930 in Blue Earth City, Faribault County, Minnesota. He died on 12 NOV 1997 at Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Parents: Orison Edward COLBY and Ida DAVIS.

Spouse: Naida Claire THUL. Willard George COLBY and Naida Claire THUL were married about 1948 in Minnesota. They were divorced on 3 JUN 1974 in Freeborn County, Minnesota. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970-1995.) Children were: Christopher George COLBY, Mary Colleen COLBY, Leigh Edward COLBY, Raymond John COLBY, Gayle Louise COLBY, Paula Lynn COLBY, Brigh Anne COLBY.

Spouse: Dorothy Katherine BERG. Willard George COLBY and Dorothy Katherine BERG were married on 22 FEB 1975 in Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Children were: Timothy Joseph COLBY.


Willard Hubbard COLBY was born on 28 MAR 1870 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0541324; Birth records, 1856-1909 Ohio. Probate Court (Richland County).) He appeared in the census in JUN 1870 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 17 FEB 1929 at Portland County, Oregon. Parents: Hubbard COLBY and Ruth E. SELLS.


Willard L. COLBY was born in APR 1881 in White Creek, Washington County, New York. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1900 in White Creek, Washington County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 10 JAN 1920 in White Creek, Washington County, New York. He appeared in the census on 6 MAY 1930 in White Creek, Washington County, New York. He died in 1949. He was buried in the Woodlands Cemetery at Cambridge, Washington County, New York Parents: Abner W. COLBY (twin) and Julia Jeanette PRATT.


Willard Lewis COLBY was born in 1847 in Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in 1917 at Madison, Lake County, Ohio. Buried: Middle Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Lake County, Ohio. He was buried in the Middle Ridge Cemetery at Madison, Lake County, Ohio Parents: Converse Goodhue COLBY and Lucinda MORSE.

Spouse: Margaret M. "Maggie" BLACK. Willard Lewis COLBY and Margaret M. "Maggie" BLACK were married about 1879. Children were: Clyde COLBY, Blaine COLBY, Pearl COLBY.


Willard M. COLBY was born on 26 NOV 1824 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. In 1850 he was a machinist in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. In 1860 he was a Machinist in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with mother) He died on 28 MAR 1887 at Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 2217735; Canaan, New Hampshire Town Records.) SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Sargent COLBY and Ruth Ann COLBY.

Spouse: Mary B. KIMBALL. Willard M. COLBY and Mary B. KIMBALL were married about 1849. Children were: Ella M. COLBY.


Willard M. COLBY was born on 31 MAY 1871 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Arrowsic, Sagadahoc County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Southport, Lincoln County, Maine. He died on 30 JUN 1930 at Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: George D. COLBY and Sarah Jane BARTER.

Spouse: Nellie Augustus CRESSEY. Willard M. COLBY and Nellie Augustus CRESSEY were married on 30 NOV 1894 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: Neva Mills COLBY, Earl Savage COLBY, Willard P. COLBY.


Willard P. COLBY was born on 30 APR 1916 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. He died on 12 JAN 1995 at Andover, Oxford County, Maine.
Willard P. Colby, 1916 – 1995

Willard P. Colby, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995 at the Norway Convalescent Center. He was a resident of Andover for many years and was formerly of Bath and Brunswick.

He was born in Bath on April 30, 1916, son of Willard M. and Nellie (Cressey) Colby. He had attended schools in Bath and Brunswick. During World War II he served overseas as a Tech. 4 with the U.S. Army. He worked for Bath Iron Works for over 40 years as a plumber in the maintenance department until retirement in 1981. He had attended the Andover First Congregational Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Judith) Richardson of Andover; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Jane Rich officiating. Interment will be Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, in the spring. Those who desire, please contribute in his memory to the Andover Rescue, c/o Ken Dixon, Andover, 04216.


He had Social Security Number 006-01-2299. Parents: Willard M. COLBY and Nellie Augustus CRESSEY.

Spouse: Genevieve R. "Jennie" EMERY. Willard P. COLBY and Genevieve R. "Jennie" EMERY were married on 17 OCT 1936 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine.


Willard W. COLBY was born on 20 DEC 1860 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. 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: Abner Chase COLBY Jr. and Maria E. HILL.

Spouse: Mary CLERY. Willard W. COLBY and Mary CLERY were married on 12 FEB 1890 in New York. Children were: Willard W. COLBY.


Willard W. COLBY was born on 5 APR 1891 in New York. 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: Willard W. COLBY and Mary CLERY.


William COLBY was born about 1556 in Semperingham, Lincolnshire, England. Parents: Matthewe COLBY and Mary (COLBY).


William COLBY was born on 16 FEB 1594 in Aslacky, Lincolnshire, England. He died about FEB 1595/96 at Aslacky, Lincolnshire, England. SOURCE: "Vital Records Index - British Isles" by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FHL Number 1450460. Parents: Thomas COLBY The Elder and Joan BOOTH.


William COLBY was born in 1598 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. He died after 1640 at Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. "William Colby, prob. b 1598; named first in his father's will; m 12 Oct 1626 at Horbling, Anna Sewell, "widow of anwick." He was Surveyor of the Highway 1633. Collector for the Poor 1634. Constable 1634, 1638, 1640, and Surveyor of the Highway in 1642. In 1638 he witnessed a tenancy agreement recorded in the town book. In the list of church expenses for Horbling dated 19 April 1636, there is a payment of 26s. 4d. to William Colby for scaring crows and keeping the pea fields, also 16s. for helping the glazer and the plumber five weeks, and 5s. for washing the church linen." From: "The Great Migration Begins" Parents: Thomas COLBY and Anne/Agnes JACKSON.

Spouse: Anna SEWELL. William COLBY and Anna SEWELL were married on 12 OCT 1626 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. Children were: John COLBY, Mathew COLBY, Joseph COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 27 DEC 1600 in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England. Parents: Thomas COLBY The Elder and Joan BOOTH.


William COLBY was born on 6 MAR 1713 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: John COLBY and Mary FRAME.


William COLBY (twin) was born on 13 FEB 1734/35 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) He died young. (BOOK SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3). "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881.) Parents: Isaac COLBY and Sarah DAVIS.


Photo William COLBY was born on 6 MAY 1759 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer. List year as 1760.) He served in the military from FEB 1778 to JUN 1778 in Valley Forge. Personal ID: NH21036
LName: COLBY
FName: WILLIAM
Suffix:
Ethnicity:
Rank: PRIVATE
Rank Type: RANK AND FILE
State: NH
Regiment: 2 NH
Division: 1ST DIVISION
Brigade: NH BRIGADE
Company: CAPTAIN JAMES CARR'S

Monthly Status Data
December 1777:
January 1778:
February 1778: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
March 1778: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
April 1778: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
May 1778: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT
June 1778: LEFT ON THE ROAD
He died on 5 AUG 1847 at Grandby, Oswego County, New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.) He was buried in the Lewis Cemetery at Grandby, Oswego County, New York
William Colby of Hannibal, New York, deposed, 20 Apr 1818, that he enlisted, November 1776, for three years, and served under Captain James Carr, Colonel Hale's regiment in the New Hampshire Line, and continued to serve until the winter of 1782-18, when he was attached to a company under Captain Senter, and served until July 1783, when he was discharge at New Windsor, New York. In 1819, William Colby was of Grandby, Oswego County, New York. He deposed, 19 September 1820, as a farmer, of Grandby, New York, aged 60 years: that he had received a wound in the service. Burial: Lewis Cemetery, Oswego County, New York.

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

Spouse: Eleanor LORD. William COLBY and Eleanor LORD were married on 2 APR 1782. Children were: Samuel COLBY, Jane P. COLBY, James C. COLBY, Susan B. COLBY, Anna COLBY, William Lord COLBY, Jane COLBY, John A. COLBY, Daniel D. COLBY, Eleanor L. COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Benjamin F. COLBY, Maria A. COLBY, Archibald Hamilton COLBY, Webster COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1768 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died in 1846 at Ohio. 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: Enoch COLBY and Abigail BLAISDELL.

Spouse: Mrs. William COLBY. William COLBY and Mrs. William COLBY were married about 1790. Children were: William COLBY.


William COLBY was born in 1770. Parents: Noah COLBY and Elizabeth DAVIS.

Spouse: Annie (COLBY). William COLBY and Annie (COLBY) were married about 1791. Children were: John COLBY.


Mrs. William COLBY was born about 1770.

Spouse: William COLBY. William COLBY and Mrs. William COLBY were married about 1790. Children were: William COLBY.


Photo William COLBY was born on 11 APR 1771 in Hopkinton, 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 Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 31 JUL 1851 at Hopkinton, Merrimack 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: William Davis COLBY and Elizabeth STRAW.

Spouse: Mary Darling HILDRETH. William COLBY and Mary Darling HILDRETH were married on 20 JAN 1805 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, William, Marriage: Polly HILDRETH, Date: 20 Jan 1805; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Malinda COLBY, William COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 12 FEB 1775 in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Parents: Edmund COLBY and Mary (COLBY).


Photo Capt. William COLBY was born on 19 OCT 1775 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 15 FEB 1850 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was buried in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Bartlett-Union Cemetery.) SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Dea. Obadiah COLBY and Mary MERRILL.

Spouse: Mary CURRIER. Capt. William COLBY and Mary CURRIER were married on 14 MAY 1797 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury. Listed as Polley.) Children were: Mehitable COLBY, Ebenezer COLBY, William Currier COLBY.

Spouse: Mary LONG. Capt. William COLBY and Mary LONG were married on 5 JUL 1805 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury. Intent.) Children were: Ebenezer COLBY, Infant COLBY, Joseph Sawyer COLBY, Obadiah COLBY, Luther R. COLBY, Mary Elizabeth COLBY, Jacob F. COLBY, Moses Long COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 17 APR 1777 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He died young. SOURCES: (1). "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Captain Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth HUNKINS.


William COLBY was born on 20 MAR 1782 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 20 AUG 1850 in Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living with son Dr. John.) He died on 28 APR 1858 at Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Willow Cemetery at Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire Moved to Franconia, NH where he was superintendent of a iron factory.
SOURCES: (1) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Captain Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth HUNKINS.

Spouse: Betsey LANE. William COLBY and Betsey LANE were married on 19 JAN 1802 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, William, Marriage: Betsey LANE, Date: 19 Jan 1802; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Dr. John Calvin COLBY, Mary Lane COLBY, Catharine C. COLBY.

Spouse: Polly LANE. William COLBY and Polly LANE were married on 22 JAN 1833 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, William, Marriage: Polly LANE, Date: 22 Jan 1833; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.


William COLBY was born about 1785 in Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Henry COLBY and Mary HERRENDEN.


William COLBY was born about 1785 in Maine. He appeared in the census in 1820 in Sodus, Wayne County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Sodus, Wayne County, New York. He died in 1836 at Sodus, Wayne County, New York. Parents: Corpl. Benjamin COLBY and Elizabeth FOYE.

Spouse: Lucy DENNIS. William COLBY and Lucy DENNIS filed marriage intentions on 10 DEC 1812 in New Portland, Somerset County, Maine. They were married on 21 JAN 1813 in Anson, Somerset County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Number 10427; COLBY, William, Marriage: Lucy DENNIS, Date: 21 Jan 1813; Recorded in: Civil Records for Anson, Somerset, Maine.) Children were: Harrison COLBY, Adeline COLBY, Henry COLBY, Hartley COLBY, Permilia COLBY, Lucy Ann COLBY, Mary COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 12 AUG 1786 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Never married.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (3) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: Ichabod COLBY and Molly JONES.


William COLBY was born in 1789/90 in Thornton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Morgan, Orleans County, Vermont.
Males:
5 to 10: 2
10 to 15: 1
15 to 20: 1
30 to 40: 1

Females
30 to 40: 1

He appeared in the census on 27 AUG 1850 in Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Washington, Marshall County, Iowa. (living with son Moses.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Deacon Abner COLBY and Ruth CHENEY.

Spouse: Mary LITTLE. William COLBY and Mary LITTLE were married on 19 MAY 1813 in New Hampshire. Children were: Charles Little COLBY, Moses Franklin COLBY, Eben L. COLBY, John L. COLBY.

Spouse: Esther CHURCH. William COLBY and Esther CHURCH were married on 18 NOV 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


William COLBY was born on 18 JAN 1792 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Parents: Capt. Philip COLBY and Abra GREELEY.

Spouse: Sophia FLANDERS. William COLBY and Sophia FLANDERS were married on 25 DEC 1823 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: William Chelis COLBY.


Photo William COLBY was born about 1793 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 14 MAY 1849 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Burial: Church Street Cemetery, Merrimac, Massachusets. He was a carriage maker. Cause of death: disease of the heart.
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) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850, Amesbury. Parents: Joshua COLBY and Mary/Mollie WILLIAMS.

Spouse: Sally CARTER. William COLBY and Sally CARTER were married on 9 APR 1814 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, William Marriage: Sally CARTER, Date: May 1814; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Hiram COLBY, Amos COLBY, Salome COLBY, Alfred William COLBY (twin), Alston Gilman COLBY (twin), William H. COLBY, Thomas Fredrick COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1794 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 14 FEB 1824 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Drowned in the great freshet of 1824.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: David COLBY and Sarah BADGER.


William COLBY was born on 17 AUG 1794 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 21 AUG 1867 at Newburyport, 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: Obadiah COLBY and Sally HOYT.

Spouse: Sally PAYNE. William COLBY and Sally PAYNE were married on 30 JUL 1818 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL Number 890246, 890245; COLBY, William, Marriage: Sally PAINE, Date: 20 Aug 1818; Recorded in: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Children were: Abigail G. COLBY, Anna B. COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Philip Charles COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1796 in Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Sarah (COLBY). William COLBY and Sarah (COLBY) were married about 1829. Children were: William C. COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1802 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Patience E. BURRILL. William COLBY and Patience E. BURRILL were married on 19 MAY 1828 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Elizabeth COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 5 JUN 1803 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. Parents: James COLBY and Maria WOOD.


William COLBY was born on 31 JUL 1803 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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William Colby 46 M Shoemaker NH
Hannah 46 F NH
Samuel A. 15 M NH Y
Hannah J. 11 F NH Y
Martha E. 7 F NH Y
William W. 5 M NH Y
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In 1860 he was a Shoe maker in Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. (living with son William and his wife) He died on 26 FEB 1875 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. (BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895; (3) "History of the town of Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire" Bristol, N.H.: Printed by Richard W. Musgrove, 1904, 1263 pgs.)
Parents: Jonathan COLBY and Martha ALEXANDER.

Spouse: Hannah Locke BROWN. William COLBY and Hannah Locke BROWN were married on 5 DEC 1826 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Hannah L. BROWN, Date: 05 Dec 1826; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Dr. Ion VERNON, Mary Ann Brown COLBY, Samuel Murray COLBY, Samuel Augustus COLBY, Hannah Jane COLBY, Martha Ellen COLBY, William Warner COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1804 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.)

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 78 page 321
Mrs. Alice G. Colby Pope.
DAR ID Number: 77864
Born in Taunton, Mass.
Wife of Walter R. Pope.
Descendant of Corp. John Paull.
Daughter of Henry W. Colby (b. 1835) and Elizabeth Wilbur (b. 1838), his wife, m. 1858.
Granddaughter of William Colby (1805-38) and Maria Millot (1807-39), his wife, m. 1829.
Gr-granddaughter of Jeremiah Colby and Betsy Paull (b. 1780), his wife, m. 1799.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of John Paull and Hannah Newhall, his wife, m. 1772.
John Paull enlisted, 1775, as a private in Capt. Samuel Fuller's company, Colonel Walker's regiment, and as corporal in Capt. Samuel Tubb's company, same regiment. He was born, 1751, in Berkley, Mass. Parents: Jeremiah COLBY and Betsey PAULL.

Spouse: Maria WILLETT. William COLBY and Maria WILLETT were married about 1825. Children were: Henry W. COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 15 JUN 1804 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 14 AUG 1839 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Anna MORRILL.


William COLBY was born on 15 SEP 1804 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with son Charles E. Colby.) He died on 27 NOV 1875 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He was a blacksmith. He was buried in the Woodmere Cemetery at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. (I think the Weis book has William listed under wrong parents. I question if Sarah Clogston was married to this William Colby, the 1850 census doesn't coincide with the dates of birth.) Parents: Isaac COLBY and Eunice FLAGG.

Spouse: Sarah CLOGSTON. William COLBY and Sarah CLOGSTON were married on 25 JUN 1825 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Children were: Isaac COLBY, William COLBY, Matthew Newell COLBY, Charles Edwin COLBY, Andrew J. COLBY, Timothy D. COLBY.


Photo William COLBY was born on 30 NOV 1809 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with parents) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 4 SEP 1881 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
William Colby, the son of William Colby and Mary Darling Hildreth, was born in Hopkinton, November 30, 1809. His father lived on Beach Hill, on the westerly slope, where now lives Messrs. Waldron and Gleason. William Colby being born in the old militia days, was in child-hood and youth subject to all the exciting influences to which the younger generation of his time paid specially enthusiastic attention. Young Colby doubtless was unusually impressed by frequent display of soldiery of his early years. Becoming of military age, and legally competent to train, he rose to be one of the most notable martial characters of his native town. He was at one time Captain of the Hopkinton Rifles, and afterwards commander of the Coldwater Phalanx, both military companies independently organized and thoroughly uniformed. He was also once colonel of the 40th Regiment of New Hampshire militia. Colonel Colby was also one of the original Amoskeag Veterans. He was a very efficient officer of drill, perhaps the best the town has ever raised. When the arrangements were made for and old-fashioned training on the Fourth of July, 1881, Col. William Colby was selected commander of the day, and on the attempted assassination of the President, the proposes training being suspended, he was chosen one of the committee of citizens to arrange for observances in accordance with the ultimate facts in the presidents case. During most of Colonel Colby's life, he was a Hopkinton farmer. He was once master of a river boat plying in the carrying trade between Concord and Boston before the time of the railroads, and when canals were in operation in the State of Massachusetts, and later a freight conductor on the Boston and Providence Railroad. He was at one time a Steward in the Asylum for the insane at Concord, and a number of years a deputy sheriff of Merrimack County. He was twice doorkeeper of the state senate.

In 1837, July 9, William Colby married Eliza Barret, daughter of Elezer Barret and Olive Emerson, of Nashua. They had no children.

Residing in Hopkinton many years previously to his death, Col. Colby eventually moved from Beach Hill to the village, where his widow now resides, and where he died September 4, 1881. His funeral occurred on the sixth day of the month, being remarkable on account of it's similarity to the dark day of May 19, 1780. He was buried from St Andrew's Episcopal Church, which was lighted for the funeral service.

Parents: William COLBY and Mary Darling HILDRETH.

Spouse: Eliza BARRETT. William COLBY and Eliza BARRETT were married on 9 JUL 1837 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


William COLBY was born on 10 AUG 1810 in Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Parents: Nehemiah COLBY and Mary ROWE.


William COLBY was born in 1812 in Ohio. In 1850 he was a shoemaker in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 18 JUL 1850 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. He died before 1860 at Belmont County, Ohio. Parents: William COLBY and Mrs. William COLBY.

Spouse: Elizabeth RIALL. William COLBY and Elizabeth RIALL were married on 2 FEB 1838 in Belmont County, Ohio. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0317292; Marriage records, 1803-1951 Ohio. Probate Court (Belmont County).) Children were: Josephus RIAL, Wilson Shannon COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 12 SEP 1812 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. In 1850 he was a manufacturer in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 31 OCT 1850 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1860 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. In 1860 he was a spinner in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 14 JUL 1870 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1880 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He died on 25 MAY 1886 at Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Rochester Cemetery at Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Susan (COLBY). William COLBY and Susan (COLBY) were married about 1842. Children were: Stephen Meserve COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 23 JUL 1814 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Gloucester.) He appeared in the census on 14 SEP 1850 in Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 7 JAN 1854 at Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was buried in the Union Cemetery at Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts Parents: Moses Emmerson COLBY and Nancy POOL.

Spouse: Martha SANBORN. William COLBY and Martha SANBORN were married on 15 DEC 1839 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Clara Young COLBY, Martha Sanborn COLBY, William Henry COLBY.


William COLBY was born in 1815 in Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine.

Spouse: Mary A. (COLBY). William COLBY and Mary A. (COLBY) were married about 1836 in Maine. Children were: Rufus H. COLBY, Solomon T. COLBY, Betsey A. COLBY, Simon D. COLBY, Lucy M. COLBY, Antonette COLBY, Sarah E. COLBY.


Photo Capt. William COLBY was born on 17 FEB 1815 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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William Colby 35 M Mariner $400 ME
Nancy 35 F ME
Charlotte A. 11 F ME Y
William H. 8 M ME Y
Mary F. 4 F ME Y
Thomas E. 2 M ME
Phebe Colby 72 F ME
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He appeared in the census on 30 JUN 1860 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He died on 18 JAN 1875 at Westport, Lincoln County, Maine.
He was engaged in cutting up some wood on the shore near his home at the upper end of Wesport, opposite this town, when the axe slipped and severed an artery in his right leg near the ankle, causing death before medical assistance could be secured. He was alone at the time and started for the house but fainted and fell before reaching it.
He was buried after 18 JAN 1875 in the Colby Cemetery at Westport, Lincoln County, Maine He has Ancestral File Number 12M7-LCG. He has more notes. The Cruse of the Franklin.
The Franklin, a vessel of 67 tons, owned by William P. Lennox of Wiscasset, and Alfred Lennox, employed as a coaster between Boston and Wiscasset, had, in the spring of 1872, the following perilous experience:

The captain was William Colby, and the other three men, James Colby, Atwell Smith and Charles West, were all of this town.

"On Sunday morning, March 3rd, she set sail from Boston, bound for Wiscasset, and laden with several hundred bushels of corn, seventy-five barrels of flour and a general cargo, the total valued at about $4,000.

"When off Cape Elizabeth, on the night of the 4th, a severe gale was encountered, that carried away the jib halyard and jib boom. The storm increased in fury, and the crew had to keep her off in order to get the boom in. During the night of the 4th and morning of the 5th, the gale was very high, but shortly after daylight it was succeeded by thick weather. On Thursday evening, the bowsprit, foresail, both jibs and one anchor were lost. On Wednesday morning, when the vessel was about twenty miles from Cape Elizabeth, the main throat halyards were cut away, and a portion of her mainmast saved. The gale continued, and the vessel scudded before it until Saturday noon, shipping water continually, and this froze so thickly that her waist was quickly filled with ice. On Saturday afternoon, the gale abating somewhat, a preventer stay was rigged to set the jib, and no event of interest occurred during the night. On Sunday, the 10th, the captain found himself in the afternoon off Georgian Shoals, about sixty miles north east of Cape Cod. On Monday the wind was northeast, and as the storm had abated slightly Captain Colby rigged a piece of the mainsail, and under a severe snow storm ran until eight o'clock A.M. Tuesday. On Wednesday they ran under bare poles before the gale, and on Thursday night, with the wind southeast, and remained on that course until Saturday, the 15th. On Sunday morning the Franklin ran into a snow storm and wind from the east, and again headed for the coast. The wind veered again during the night to the northwest, and again the vessel was driven to sea, being unable to make sufficient sail to reach port. On Tuesday the gale had somewhat moderated, and the vessel, which was filled with ice, lay to until Wednesday morning, when the wind again went to the southwest and drove the vessel shoreward. All that day, and on Thursday and Friday, the craft was at the mercy of the gale. On Saturday a brief calm followed, and the captain again headed for the coast, but the wind giving out, he lay to until Monday morning.

"On Tuesday, the vessel was headed in a northerly direction in the hope of sighting land, or encountering a vessel, and this course was kept until Thursday morning, when the spoke an unknown vessel, from Boston to Baltimore, which supplied them with wood and water, and, assuring Capt. Colby that if he would keep on that course he would soon meet the New York pilot boats, parted company with the schooner. The prediction of the unknown captain proved true.

"Captain Colby reports that he has been forty-five years engaged as a coaster between Wiscasset and Boston and in voyages across the Atlantic, and never has he encountered such a severe and continuous gale as the one from which he was so miraculously saved by the promptness of the New York pilots.

"Captain Colby had no nautical instruments on the vessel, with the exception of a compass, and if he had had them they would have been useless, as none of the crew understood navigation."


(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Nehemiah COLBY and Phebe FINK.

Spouse: Nancy DOW. Capt. William COLBY and Nancy DOW were married about 1838. Children were: Charlotte Antoinette COLBY, William Henry COLBY, Ruggles COLBY, Rugles COLBY, Mary F. COLBY, Thomas E. COLBY, Nancy J. COLBY, Drusilla COLBY, Walter F. COLBY, Jane COLBY.

Spouse: Ann SCOTT. Capt. William COLBY and Ann SCOTT were married on 25 MAY 1861 in Maine. Children were: Nancy J. COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1816 in New Hampshire. He died before 1850 at New Hampshire.

Spouse: Caroline (COLBY). William COLBY and Caroline (COLBY) were married about 1842. Children were: Edwin Albion COLBY.

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