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William COLBY was born on 13 FEB 1817 in Eaton [Madison], Carroll County, New Hampshire. He died on 13 FEB 1817 at Eaton [Madison], Carroll County, New Hampshire. Parents: Colman COLBY Esq. and Phebe JACKSON.


William COLBY was born on 18 DEC 1822 in Roxbury, Delaware County, New York. He appeared in the census on 19 AUG 1850 in Washington, Elkhart County, Indiana. In 1860 he was a farmer in Thornapple, Barry County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 17 JUL 1860 in Thornapple, Barry County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1870 in Thornapple, Barry County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Thornapple, Barry County, Michigan. He has Ancestral File Number 12CF-Z9X.
William Colby was born in Roxbury, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1822, and was one of twelve children vouchsafed as blessings to the union of his parents. When William was a lad of but seven his father removed to Western New York, in Monroe County, and in the town of Grace, William remained until reaching his sixteenth year, when for fifty dollars he purchased his "time" of his father, and agreed to pay the purchase-money out of the first funds he should earn. Ambitious Parents: Nicholas COLBY and Sally/Sarah HOWE.

Spouse: Elizabeth WILLIAMS. William COLBY and Elizabeth WILLIAMS were married on 4 MAR 1843 in Yorktown, Elkhart County, Indiana. Children were: Amanda Jane COLBY, Rebecca Ann COLBY, Delos W. COLBY, Albert Franklin COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 1 JAN 1824 in Moscow, Somerset County, Maine. He died on 18 SEP 1825 at Moscow, Somerset County, Maine. Parents: Capt. Hartley COLBY and Sarah DENNIS.


William COLBY was born in 1828 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Parents: Henry COLBY and Elizabeth TERRILL.


William COLBY was born in 1828 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James COLBY and Mehitable COLBY.


William COLBY was born in 1829 in Granby, Oswego County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Center, Henry County, Iowa. Parents: Benjamin F. COLBY and Hetty M. (COLBY).

Spouse: Kate B. (COLBY). William COLBY and Kate B. (COLBY) were married about 1860. Children were: Katie COLBY, Velma COLBY, Mary COLBY.


William COLBY was born in 1829 in Morgan, Orleans County, Vermont. In 1850 he was a trader in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 13 SEP 1850 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Osmond V. COLBY and Cynthia CHURCH.

Spouse: Caroline Augustus HOLBROOK. William COLBY and Caroline Augustus HOLBROOK were married on 29 JAN 1851 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: Carry COLBY, Isabella COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 8 OCT 1829 in Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in 1885. Parents: William COLBY and Sarah CLOGSTON.


Photo William COLBY was born in 1829 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living with brother John B. Colby.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York.
Census Place: Sardinia, Erie, New York
Source: FHL Film 1254827 National Archives Film T9-0827 Page 125D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William COLBY Self M M W 51 NY
Occ: Farming Fa: VT Mo: VT
Nancy COLBY Wife F M W 45 NY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VT Mo: NY
Eunice COLBY Dau F S W 21 NY
Occ: Teaching School Fa: NY Mo: NY
Emmett COLBY Son M S W 18 NY
Occ: Farming Fa: NY Mo: NY
Lillian COLBY Dau F S W 6 NY
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
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He died in 1916 at Holland, Erie County, New York. He was buried in the Hunters Creek Cemetery at Wales, Erie County, New York Parents: John COLBY and Martha "Patty" BLOOD.

Spouse: Nancy ROGERS. William COLBY and Nancy ROGERS were married on 4 JAN 1852 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Children were: Eleanore B. (Ella) COLBY, Eunice COLBY, Emmett A. COLBY, Lillian COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 22 JUL 1830 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) Parents: William Perham COLBY and Sally/Sarah WILLIAMS.


William COLBY was born in MAR 1830 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York.

Spouse: Amanda BURESS. William COLBY and Amanda BURESS were married about 1880 in New York. Children were: Benjamin COLBY, Hattie COLBY, Julia COLBY, William COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 14 OCT 1830 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 1 JUL 1870 in Windsor, Fayette County, Iowa. He was living in 1893 in Fayette County, Iowa. He died on 2 AUG 1916 at West Union, Fayette County, Iowa. He was buried in the West Union Cemetery at West Union, Fayette County, Iowa
WILLIAM COLBY, A man who has long been identified with the progress and advancement of Fayette county, one of the favored sections of the great Hawkeye state, where he has maintained his home for nearly a half century, is William Colby, who has attained gratifying success in connection with the development of its resources, successful in whatever line of business he sought to pursue, but who is now living in honorable retirement in West Union, surrounded by evidences of thrift and comfort as a result of his former years of activity. He was born October 14, 1830, in Oakland county, Michigan, where he remained till eleven years of age and received his education in the common schools. In 1841 he came to Rock county, Wisconsin, and in 1854 came to Windsor township, Fayette county, Iowa, and entered government land, twenty acres of timber and eighty acres of prairie land. On September 13, 1863, he was married to Mary Delzene, who was born May 9, 1844, in Missouri, and whose death occurred on May 8, 1875. Two children were born to them, both dying in infancy. William Colby taught school three winters in Wisconsin. Previous to his coming to West Union he also taught two years in Fayette county.

The father of William Colby, Samuel Colby, was born is New York, the son of Ephraim Colby, who came from New Hampshire and settled near Rochester, New York, the Colby family having been early settlers in Vermont. Samuel Colby was reared thirteen miles west of Rochester, New York, and there received his education. He followed farming during his active life and spent his last days with his children in various parts of the United States, and died in Wisconsin. He was a Democrat up to the days of Buchanan, afterwards a Republican, always taking an active part in local politics, and he served as school trustee. Religiously he was a Baptist. David Colby, brother of William, who lives in Beloit, Wisconsin, was a soldier in the Civil War in a Wisconsin regiment, having acted as guard at various places. S. F., another brother, enlisted in 1862 in the Thirteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the war. There were five sons and one daughter in Samuel Colby’s family.

In about 1878 William Colby left the farm in Windsor township and came to West Union, Iowa. He was married a second time to Grace Jamison in September, 1881; she was the daughter of James and Jane (Boale) Jamison, who were born in Ireland and who came to America, first settling in Pennsylvania and in 1852 came to Fayette county, Iowa. Mrs. Colby was born before the family left Pennsylvania. Mr. Jamison engaged in the mercantile business at Auburn when he first came to Fayette county, as a partner of Joseph Boale. He later engaged in farming until his death. One daughter, Jennie Alice, was born to Mr. Colby and his second wife. She was educated at the West Union high school, also spent one year at the Northwestern University and had two terms in school at Cedar Falls. She studied oratory at the Northwestern University and became highly educated and cultured. She was first married in West Union to Morton F. Blake, and her second marriage was in 1907, to C. W. Forche, a druggist of Kellogg, Jasper county, Iowa. Mrs. Colby, who received her education in West Union and Fayette, taught two terms of school successfully. She is a member of the Woman’s Missionary Society and the Temperance and Aid societies of her church, being the treasurer of the temperance organization. She is an earnest and efficient worker in all good causes.

William Colby was justice of the peace in Windsor township for two years and he held that office for a period of twenty-eight years in Union township while a resident of West Union township and he proved to be a very efficient and faithful public servant, his decisions being fair and unbiased and seldom reversed by higher tribunals. He was a member of the county board for four years while living in Windsor township and was secretary of the school board in that township for a period of eleven years, and he was also township clerk and held other offices. In Wisconsin he was township collector and treasurer for two years, and he taught school there during three winters. He was the first mayor of the city of West Union, to which office he was elected in 1894 and which he held for a period of four years, during which time many movements were inaugurated that have made for the permanent good of the city, in fact, he has been as faithful in the discharge of his duties in all the offices he has held as if he was looking after his individual business. He was mayor when the electric lighting plant was installed, also the town clock.

Mr. Colby has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church for a period of twenty-eight years; his wife also belongs to this church. They have always been active in the affairs of the church.

Mr. Colby has been a director in the State Bank of West Union for the past twenty years, almost since its organization, and he has been one of the examiners since the first organization of the same. He has been very successful in his life work, because he has been both honest and industrious, always considerate of the interest of others.

Parents: Samuel COLBY and Eliza DOUGLAS.

Spouse: Mary E. DELZENE. William COLBY and Mary E. DELZENE were married on 13 SEP 1863 in Windsor, Fayette County, Iowa. Children were: Elmer COLBY, Herbert COLBY.

Spouse: Grace JAMISON. William COLBY and Grace JAMISON were married in SEP 1881 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa. Children were: Jennie Alice COLBY.


William COLBY was born in 1832 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Phelpstown, Ingham County, Michigan. (living at home with father and step-mother.) Parents: Rev. Thomas Wells COLBY and Unknown mother (COLBY).


William COLBY was born in 1834 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Haverhill, Essex County, page 80. Age 16.) He died on 31 JUL 1881 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Francis T. COLBY and Jane PIPER.


William COLBY was born in 1837 in Sodus, Wayne County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 23 OCT 1866. He was buried in the East Side Cemetery at Hubbardston, Ionia County, Michigan Parents: Harrison COLBY and Mariah HOUSE.


William COLBY was born on 17 DEC 1840 in Howard, Kent County, Ontario, Canada. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Central Lake, Antrim County, Michigan.
Census Place: Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254570 National Archives Film T9-0570 Page 576D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William COLBY Self M M W 39 CAN
Occ: Farmer Fa: NY Mo: NY
Mary E. COLBY Wife F M W 31 MA
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VT Mo: MA
Elizabeth M. COLBY Dau F S W 4 IA
Fa: CAN Mo: MA
George W. COLBY Son M S W 2 CAN
Fa: CAN Mo: MA
Philander COLBY Son M S W 6M MI
Fa: CAN Mo: MA
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He died on 23 DEC 1918 at Aredale, Butler County, Iowa.
Name: William Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 24 Dec 1918
Burial Place: Dumont
Death Date: 23 Dec 1918
Death Place: Aredale, Bennezette Twp., Butler, Iowa
Age: 78
Birth Date: 17 Dec 1840
Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Philander Colby
Father's Birthplace: N.Y.
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B86671-4
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1535455
Reference Number:
Collection: Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990

He was buried on 24 DEC 1918 in the Dumont Cemetery at Dumont, Butler County, Iowa He has Ancestral File Number 195Z-7R4. Parents: Philander COLBY and Rachel FERGUSON.

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth TIMSON. William COLBY and Mary Elizabeth TIMSON were married on 21 AUG 1875 in Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa. Children were: Elizabeth Mae COLBY, George Wallington COLBY, Philander COLBY.


William COLBY was born on 30 SEP 1842 in Calais, Washington County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 22 JUL 1850 in Calais, Washington County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Easton, Adams County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Easton, Adams County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Hixon, Clark County, Wisconsin.
Census Place: Hixon, Clark, Wisconsin
Source: FHL Film 1255419 National Archives Film T9-1419 Page 388C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Wm. COLBY Self M M W 37 ME
Occ: Farmer Fa: VT Mo: ME
Eliza COLBY Wife F M W 32 NY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: IREL Mo: NY
Hatty COLBY Dau F S W 12 WI
Occ: At School Fa: ME Mo: NY
Jesse COLBY Son M S W 9 WI
Occ: At School Fa: ME Mo: NY
Zaidee COLBY Dau F S W 6 WI
Occ: At School Fa: ME Mo: NY
Colin COLBY Son M S W 1 WI
Fa: ME Mo: NY
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He died on 17 MAY 1920 at Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin.
--------- Colby, William (30 SEP 1842 - 17 MAY 1920)

Wm. Colby, born near Calalo, Maine, Sept, 30, 1842, died May 17, 1920. His parents moved to this state, settling in Adams Co., when a small child. He was married at Easton in 1865 to Eliza Eddy, who died in 1910. He came to Clark Co., Wis. in 1880 and lived on his farm in the town of Reseberg until about a year ago, when, on account of illness, he came to Thorp to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Einfeldt. He left to mourn his loss, two brothers, Thomas and Warren of Easton, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Angelia Waterman of Kilbourne, two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Einfeldt of Thorp, Mrs. Zadie Lemley of Chicago, and one son, Claude of Thorp. Rev. W. H. Sargent of Owen conducted funeral services in the Congregational Church in Reseberg, of which deceased was a charter member, interment following in the nearby cemetery. Mr. Colby was numbered among our most energetic and progressive pioneers. At all times, under all circumstances, he walked in the well beaten path of righteousness and when fully conscious that he was nearing the last of earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that at the end of time eternity began, and that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering would only grow brighter and brighter as he journeyed toward the Infinite, and the final gloom of death be dispelled by the radiance of God's love

Parents: Jonathan Corliss COLBY and Sarah Ann PETTIGROVE.

Spouse: Eliza Clarisa EDDY. William COLBY and Eliza Clarisa EDDY were married about 1867 in Easton, Adams County, Wisconsin. Children were: Harriet C. COLBY, Jesse Elroy COLBY, Zaidee COLBY, Corliss Thomas COLBY, Claude Christian COLBY, Guy W. COLBY.


Photo William COLBY was born on 6 OCT 1851 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Census Place: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Source: FHL Film 1254528 National Archives Film T9-0528 Page 375C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William COLBY Self M M W 28 MA
Occ: Carriage Trimming Fa: MA Mo: MA
Helen C. COLBY Wife F M W 26 MA
Occ: Keeping House Fa: MA Mo: MA
Geo. W. COLBY Son M S W 6 NH
Fa: MA Mo: MA
Ella F. S. COLBY Dau F S W 4 MA
Fa: MA Mo: MA
Edwin I. COLBY Son M S W 3 MA
Fa: MA Mo: MA
Harald A. COLBY Son M S W 4M MA
Fa: MA Mo: MA
Mary MORRILL Sister F W 21 MA
Occ: Housekeeper Fa: MA Mo: MA
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He appeared in the census on 19 JUN 1900 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 28 MAR 1909 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He was buried in the Bartlett Cemetery at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Obadiah COLBY and Mary Ann PATTEN.

Spouse: Elma A. DOW. William COLBY and Elma A. DOW were married on 29 APR 1872 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: George William COLBY.

Spouse: Helen Currier MORRILL. William COLBY and Helen Currier MORRILL were married on 13 MAR 1875 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Ella F. S. COLBY, Edwin Irving COLBY, Harold Aliston COLBY, Howard S. COLBY, Benjamin L. COLBY, Helen COLBY.


William COLBY was born about 1852. Parents: Abraham COLBY and Louisa HAMBLETT.


William COLBY was born in 1854 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1860 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1870 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California. (living with father) Parents: James T. COLBY and Lydia A. LEON.


William COLBY was born in 1855 in Minnesota. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Yucatan, Houston County, Minnesota. (living with father) He appeared in the census on 16 MAY 1885 in Black Hammer, Houston County, Minnesota. (living with brother George.) SOURCE: 1870 Minnesota Census. Yucatan, Houston County, page 10. Age 18. Parents: Urdix Stillman COLBY and Lavania Ann "Lydia" ELDRIDGE.


William COLBY was born in MAR 1857 in Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Moultonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire. (lving at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Moultonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother) He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1880 in Moultonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Moultonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire. He died on 10 APR 1924 at Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire. Parents: Daniel COLBY and Mary Ellen WILLIAMS.

Spouse: Josephena BROWN. William COLBY and Josephena BROWN were married on 16 MAY 1887 in Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire.


William COLBY was born on 18 OCT 1864 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Living with father) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father.) He appeared in the census on 23 APR 1910 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living with brother Warren H Colby and family.) Parents: William H. COLBY and Sophronia SANBORN.


William COLBY was born in 1868 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 1 JUL 1870 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: David COLBY and Fannie ELLIOTT.


William COLBY was born in JUN 1868 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. He died in 1937 at Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. He was buried in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. (New Evergreen Cemetery.) Parents: Alexander COLBY and Abigail ROBINSON.

Spouse: Annie M. PUSHARD. William COLBY and Annie M. PUSHARD were married on 5 NOV 1893 in Maine. Children were: Alice E. COLBY, Ernest W. COLBY.


William COLBY was born in 1869 in Niles, Cayuga County, New York. He appeared in the census on 13 JUL 1870 in Niles, Cayuga County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 25 JUN 1880 in Groton, Tompkins County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lewis T. COLBY and Philinda L. AUSTIN.


William COLBY was born in 1871 in Pembroke, Genesee County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Pembroke, Genesee County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) Parents: Henry COLBY (twin) and Mrs. Elizabeth COWELL.


William COLBY was born in 1879 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living with father) He died on 30 OCT 1886 at Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire. Parents: Frederick Sanforth COLBY and Ella Ellen GRANT.


William COLBY was born about 1880. He was adopted. (BOOK 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: Joseph COLBY and Julia TINGLEY.


William COLBY was born about 1881. 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: Alexander COLBY and Mary Jane WARD.


William COLBY was born in MAY 1892 in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William COLBY and Amanda BURESS.


William COLBY was born on 14 FEB 1911. He died in 1987. Parents: Claude Christian COLBY and Ethel Elston BOBB.


William COLBY was born on 7 AUG 1912 in Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Maximillian Clifton COLBY and Mabel MOREY.


William COLBY was born on 17 JUL 1916 in Clallam County, Washington. (SOURCE: Washington State Birth Index 1907-19.) Parents: Grover COLBY and Ida S. KELLAPA.


William COLBY was born in 1929 in Lake Placid, Essex County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Lake Placid, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James Avery COLBY and Glenn TROMBLY.


William COLBY was born on 9 JUL 1929 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey. He died in 1964 at Roebling, Burlington County, New Jersey. Parents: William Kenneth COLBY and Mary Florence SWAIN.


William A. COLBY was born in 1856 in Illinois. Parents: Capt. William M. COLBY and Hannah V. UPDIKE.


William A. COLBY was born in OCT 1895 in Illinois. He appeared in the census on 27 APR 1910 in Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Adoniram Judson COLBY Jr. and Clemintine CLAYTON.


William Abner COLBY was born on 16 JUL 1896 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 28 APR 1910 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 29 JAN 1979 at Hillsborough County, Florida. He had Social Security Number 011-01-2733 . Parents: Oscar Adelbert COLBY and Jennette Robertson FINLEY.


William Adams COLBY was born on 8 AUG 1835 in Henniker, 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 Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with father) He appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1860 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father.) He appeared in the census on 6 AUG 1870 in Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He died in 1898 at Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the The Park-Tilton Cemetery at Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire Parents: Nahum Newton COLBY and Delia NEWTON.

Spouse: Mary M. SEVERANCE. William Adams COLBY and Mary M. SEVERANCE were married on 12 DEC 1864 in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, William A.; Marriage: Mary M. SEVERANCE; Date: 12 Dec 1864; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Guy Forrest COLBY, Flora Belle COLBY.


William Affeldt COLBY was born on 29 FEB 1880 in Canada. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Greenbrier, Greene County, Iowa. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He died in AUG 1964 at Grand Junction, Greene County, Iowa.
Sept. 1 1964

Funeral Notice.

Colby---
William A. Colby of Grand Junction, Iowa. Father of: Art Colby of Grand Junction, Iowa. Step-brother of: Gene and Earl Louk both of Jefferson, Jess Louk of Ventura, California, and Frankie (Mrs Chas. Graven) of Jefferson. Half-brother of: Mildred (Mrs Lloyd Allgeyer) of San Diego, California. Services: Wed., Sept, 2, Slininger's, Grand Junction, Iowa, 2:00 p.m. Interment: Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa.

He had Social Security Number 481-18-9652.
Social Security Death Index Record
Name:
William Colby
SSN: 481-18-9652
Last Residence: Iowa
Born: 29 Feb 1880
Died: Aug 1964
State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951 )

He was buried in the Junction Township Cemetery at Grand Junction, Greene County, Iowa Parents: Cyrus COLBY and Catherine Delia (COLBY).

Spouse: Florence Irene GINTHER. William Affeldt COLBY and Florence Irene GINTHER were married about 1917. Children were: Arthur W. COLBY.


William Albert COLBY was born on 20 JAN 1898 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 13 JAN 1920 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 9 APR 1930 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He died on 24 MAY 1985.
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002
Name:
William A Colby
Birth Date: Est. 1898
Birth State: Ohio
Birth Country: United States

Gender: Male
Race: White

Residence City: Conneaut
Residence County: Ashtabula
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States

Death Date: 24 May 1985
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facilities
City of Death: Ashtabula
County of Death: Ashtabula
Certificate: 041183
Age at Death: 87
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Yes, used for certification

Social Security Number: 273-05-4707
Marital Status: Married
Industry of Decedent: Petroleum products
Occupation of Decedent: Truck drivers, heavy


He had Social Security Number 273-05-4707.
Social Security Death Index
Name:
William Colby
SSN: 273-05-4707
Last Residence: 44030 Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 20 Jan 1898
Died: May 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951 )

Parents: Albert Eugene COLBY and Frances Abigail COLBY.

Spouse: Veryl Larue BLODGETT. William Albert COLBY and Veryl Larue BLODGETT were married about 1927. Children were: William Albert COLBY, Linda Alene COLBY.


William Albert COLBY was born in JUL 1928 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 9 APR 1930 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William Albert COLBY and Veryl Larue BLODGETT.


William Alexander COLBY was born on 12 JUL 1819 in Oswego County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Jackson, Clinton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census on 30 JUL 1870 in Jackson, Clinton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana.
Census Place: Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana
Source: FHL Film 1254270 National Archives Film T9-0270 Page 247A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William A. COLBY Self M M W 60 NY
Occ: Blacksmith Fa: --- Mo: ---
Mary A. COLBY Wife F M W 53 VT
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VT Mo: VT
William R. COLBY Son M S W 14 IN
Occ: At School Fa: NY Mo: VT
Edgar E. COLBY Son M S W 10 IN
Occ: At School Fa: NY Mo: VT
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He appeared in the census in 1900 in Michigan, Clinton County, Indiana. (living with son Edgar Colby.) He died on 20 JAN 1912 at Indiana. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Jemima NORTHRUP.

Spouse: Mary Ann RICHARDSON. William Alexander COLBY and Mary Ann RICHARDSON were married on 31 JAN 1844 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio. Children were: Amelia Jane COLBY, Samuel Theodore COLBY, Laura Amelia COLBY, Marion COLBY, Ambrose COLBY, Almira COLBY, Alonzo Blair COLBY, Emmeline Grant COLBY, William Richardson COLBY, Edger Elliott COLBY.


William Alexander COLBY was born on 17 FEB 1825 in Lisbon, Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 22 AUG 1850 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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William A. Colby 26 M Merchant $5000 ME
Adeline 22 F ME
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He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1860 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1880 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1900 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. (living with daughter Laura and her family.) He died on 26 MAR 1904 at Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. Parents: Jonathan COLBY Esq. and Elizabeth ALEXANDER.

Spouse: Adaline DILL. William Alexander COLBY and Adaline DILL were married on 3 OCT 1849 in Webster (Sabattus), Androscoggin County, Maine. (FHL Film 0012319; Vital records, 1840-1891 Webster (Androscoggin County, Maine). Town Clerk.) Children were: Frederick G. COLBY, Ella C. COLBY, Frances F. COLBY, Laurett COLBY, Mary E. COLBY.


William Alexander COLBY was born on 17 DEC 1846 in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Pecatonica, Winnebago County, Illinois.
Census Place: Pecatonica, Winnebago, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254261 National Archives Film T9-0261 Page 100C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William A. COLBY Self M M W 33 MA
Occ: Journalist Fa: ME Mo: ME
Nellie B. COLBY Wife F M W 25 NY
Occ: Housekeeping Fa: --- Mo: ---
Jessie E. COLBY Dau F S W 6 IL
Fa: MA Mo: NY
Effie COLBY Dau F S W 5 IL
Fa: MA Mo: NY
Alice COLBY Dau F S W 2 IL
Fa: MA Mo: NY
Nate L. COLBY Brother M S W 25 WI
Occ: Printer Fa: ME Mo: ME
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Beloit Free Press, Thursday, Dec. 13, 1883.
The Reunion of the Colby Tribe.

We copy from the Burlington Free Press, edited by Mr. William A. Colby, the following interesting reference to the reunion of the Colby family in this city on Thanksgiving day, and our friend William will excuse us, we are sure, the remark that his article is one of the best we have read in a long time.

The presiding elder of this paper with his family, enjoyed Thanksgiving at the old home in Beloit, where our parents have lived for the pas 36 years, and where they still reside blessed with comparative good health, though somewhat advanced in years. The occasion was a reunion of the family for the first time since the war, and to say that it was an enjoyable occasion but faintly expresses it. We were all there, and what a meaning there is in this little word "all." The aged father and the dear old mother, five sons with their wives and one daughter and her husband, eleven lively, noisy children -- and if there wasn't music in that old home for one day then we fail to comprehend what constitutes music. C. A. Colby, wife and son, from Janesville, Wis.; Nate L. Colby, wife and two sons, from Pecatonica, Ill.; A. P. Colby, son and daughter and mother-in-law, of Union Grove, Wis.; Frank L. Colby, wife and two sons, Rockford, Ill.; Ida J. McKee (our sister) and husband and son, Edgerton, Wis.; and last but not least, W. A. Colby, the Free Press man, wife and three daughters -- all present and all lively, hearty and hungry -- (until after dinner,) and if we failed to enjoy ourselves it was our own fault, and we are willing to be forgiven for it. Of course it could not be expected that the most bountifully spread table could long resist the attack of this army of willing workers, and the good things provided disappeared like dew before the sun.

But all enjoyment must have an ending in this great, cold and uncharitable world, and the hour for parting arrive all too soon, and each returned to their several homes, again to encounter the stern realities of life, to take up the battle for bread and butter just where we left it to enjoy this happy reunion, and worse thau all to realize, as we all must, that another year may make the reunion of parents, brothers, sister and grand-children on earth impossible. There may be just such a gathering in the old home a year hence, and the family circle remain unbroken, but the sad thought presents itself that life is uncertain at best, and ere another reunion shall be planned some link from the chain ay be broken, and a voice that made music in the old home at the last meeting, be forever hushed in death. But let us look on the bright side and hope that many such family reunions will be enjoyed, and none be taken from the happy throng.


He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin. He died on 16 MAR 1902 at Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin.
Name: Wm. Alexander Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Burlington, Wis.
Death Date: 16 Mar 1902
Death Place: Burlington, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 55
Birth Date: 17 Dec 1846
Birthplace: Fall River, Mass.
Occupation: Publisher
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Millicent Colby
Father's Name: Nathan D. Colby
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Name: S. W. Colby
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06564-0
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1311652
Reference Number: p405 cn01834
Collection: Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968

William A., b. Dec. 17, 1846 Fall River, Mass.; Jan. 2, 1873, Beloit, WI, m. Millie B. Quaile; William and Nathan in 1872 established the Pecatonica News. William was senior editor of the Pecatonica News. William moved and assumed ownership of the Burlington Democrat, later Burlington Free Press in 1881. Appointed Burlington Postmaster by President Harrison in June, 1891. In Dec., 1891, he sold his newspaper, the Free Press and spent all his time as Postmaster. William died March 16, 1902. Two children died in infancy, but three daughters survived him, Effie Colby Hockings, Jessie Colby Hockings and Alice Colby Frook(m. Wm. Frook, March, 1900).

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Union Grove Enterprise
June 18, 1891

On last Thursday W. A. Colby, editor and proprietor of the Burlington Free Press was appointed Postmaster at that village by President Harrison. W. A. located in Burlington a little over ten years ago, and has not only been an ardent laborer in the Republican cause, but much of the present prosperity and growth of our neighboring village is due to his untiring efforts in its behalf. That his efforts are appreciated is evidenced from the fact that he received almost the unanimous support of the patrons of the office, regardless of politics.

Although the appointee is our brother, and we have been most intimately associated with him for the past forty-two years, we think we will not be saying too much to say that Burlington will have in him one of the most faithful, efficient and obliging Postmasters that has ever held that office, and the people of that village are to be congratulated in securing him as their Postmaster.

His hosts of friends in this village will join us in extending congratulations.
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Parents: Nathan Daggett COLBY and Sybil Willard PEASE.

Spouse: Millicent B. "Millie" QUAILE. William Alexander COLBY and Millicent B. "Millie" QUAILE were married on 2 JAN 1873 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Children were: Jessie E. COLBY, Effie COLBY, Alice COLBY.


William Allen COLBY was born on 29 OCT 1878 in Hastings, Ontario, Canada. He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 13 JUN 1904. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Isabella County, Michigan Parents: William D. COLBY and Irene BAKER.


William Alonso COLBY was born on 1 MAY 1881 in Nebraska. He appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1900 in Palisade, Hitchcock County, Nebraska. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 15 AUG 1968 at Palisade, Hitchcock County, Nebraska. He was buried in the Palisade Cemetery at Palisade, Hitchcock County, Nebraska L, Lot 42,Plot 1
Parents: David Dow COLBY and Ellen Jane CUNNINGHAM.

Spouse: Minnie Louella "Lou" GOSNEY. William Alonso COLBY and Minnie Louella "Lou" GOSNEY were married on 11 MAR 1901.


William and/or Anthony COLBY was born on 24 JUL 1776 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 1 APR 1800 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Was first named William; but coming young to Bow, being brought up by his uncle, Capt. Benjamin, his name changed to that of his father, to distinguish him from the William of his uncle's family. Resident was opposite his uncle's in the Woodman house. he died there.
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Anthony COLBY and Abigail CHASE.

Spouse: Mercy JUDKINS. William and/or Anthony COLBY and Mercy JUDKINS were married on 12 JUN 1799 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Children were: Anthony COLBY.


William Arthur COLBY was born on 4 MAR 1887 in Russell, Russell County, Kansas. He appeared in the census on 17 JUN 1900 in Quinlan, Woods County, Oklahoma. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 24 SEP 1961 at Humboldt County, California.
California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name:
COLBY, WILLIAM A
Social Security #:

Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1887
Birthplace: KANSAS
Death Date: 24 Sep 1961
Death Place: HUMBOLDT
Mother's Maiden Name: WELTON

Parents: Joseph Ritner COLBY and Mary Jane WELTON.

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