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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Sanders Bradbury
Sarah Colby
Marriage: 26 May 1763
Daniel Bradbury
Anna Bradbury
Sarah Bradbury
James Bradbury
Abner Bradbury
Mary Bradbury
Betsey Bradbury
Jacob Bradbury
William Bradbury
Joseph Bradbury

Spouse and Children

26 May 1763


    Daniel Bradbury


    Anna Bradbury



    James Bradbury


    Abner Bradbury


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World Events (6)


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."""""""

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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