Anna Colby

19 August 1747–
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Anna

When Anna Colby was born on 19 August 1747, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Abraham Colby, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Blaisdell, was 25. She married Stephen S Eastman in 1767, in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1778 and Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States in 1806.

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Stephen S Eastman
Anna Colby
Marriage: 1767
Elizabeth Eastman
Hannah Eastman
Elizabeth Eastman
Jane Worth Eastman
Stephen Eastman
Rachel Eastman
Eli Eastman
Anna Eastman
David Eastman
Molly Eastman

Spouse and Children

Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1760 · Salem Social Library Organized

Age 13

The Salem Social Library was organized on May 20, 1761. It was a privately funded library in Salem, Massachusetts. Most of the volumes in the library were gifts from people.

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 34

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Anna in entry for Eati Easman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Anna in entry for Jenne Worth Easman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Anna Colby Eastman in entry for David Eastman, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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