Sarah Colby

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Colby was born on 8 December 1743, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Colby, was 26 and her mother, Mary Catherine Chase, was 17. She married Sanders Bradbury on 26 May 1763, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Sanders Bradbury
1737–1779
Sarah Colby
1743–
Marriage: 26 May 1763
Daniel Bradbury
1763–1852
Anna Bradbury
1764–
Sarah Bradbury
1766–
James Bradbury
1768–1811
Abner Bradbury
1770–
Mary Bradbury
1771–1835
Betsey Bradbury
1773–
Jacob Bradbury
1775–1826
William Bradbury
1776–1845
Joseph Bradbury
1778–1832

Sources (31)

  • Sarah Colby, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Sarah in entry for Molly Bradbury, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Sarah Colby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Name Meaning

English (eastern): habitational name from Colby in Norfolk and Westmorland, Coleby in Lincolnshire, or Coulby Newham in the North Yorkshire. The Colby placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.

Americanized form of Norwegian Kolby .

Americanized form of German Kolbe . Compare Kolby .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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