~ The Colby Connection ~
This is a forever ongoing project as the family as the family is constantly growing.
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Colby was christened/baptized on 8 Sep 1605 in Horbling, Lincolnshire, England. He immigrated on 29 Mar 1630 from England to America. He took the Freeman Oath of
the Massachusetts Bay Company in May 1634 in Massachusetts. He died on 11 Feb 1660 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a Sawmill owner. Emigrated to America in 1630 with the Puritans, on the ship "Arbella" of the Winthrop Fleet.
And here begins the Colby's in America.
The Colby family tree includes the following notable
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
Joseph Smith, Jr. (Founder of the Mormon Church)
Chester A. Arthur (21st President of the United States)
William Egan Colby (CIA)
Anthony Colby (Governor of New Hampshire)
Gardner Colby (Colby College & President-Wisconsin Central RR)
Carlos W. Colby (Congressional Medal of Honor - Vicksburg, 1863)
Rear Admiral Harrison Gray Otis Colby (Commander-North Atlantic Fleet)
Bainbridge Colby (U. S. Secretary of State, 1920-21)
Stoddard B. Colby (Register of the U.S. Treasury)
Richard Bruce Cheney (Vice President of the United States, 2001- 2009)
Notable people whose descendants married into the Colby family:
Susanna North Martin (Salem Witch Trials)
Mary Perkins Bradbury (Salem Witch Trials)
Hannah Emerson Dustin (Indian Captive)
The photo below is a picture of my father.
He was born and raised in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire.
The 10th Generation of Colby's in America.
This is one of the two Colby Crests
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NOTE: I would like to acknowledge the work of Ronald M Colby on the early history of the Colby's. Without his starting the "Original Colby Genealogy Quest" we would not know where to begin.
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Colby Family & Others"
Page updated August 05,
Deborah M Colby