Sarah Colby

8 December 1743–
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Colby was born on 8 December 1743, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Captain Ebenezer Colby, was 26 and her mother, Mary Chase, was 17. She married Sanders Bradbury on 26 May 1763. 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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 May 1763
children

(10)

    Daniel Bradbury

    Male1763–1852Male

    Anna Bradbury

    Female1764–Female

    Female1766–Female

    James Bradbury

    Male1768–1811Male

    Abner Bradbury

    Male1770–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 33

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1804

Age 61

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Norfolk and Cumbria named Colby, from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.2 Variant spelling of Norwegian Kolby, a habitational name in Akershus, with the same etymology as 1.

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

Sources (3)

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

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