Mary Anna Colby

Brief Life History of Mary Anna

When Mary Anna Colby was born on 17 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 8 daughters. She lived in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States in 1777 and Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1778. She died on 9 March 1793, in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Stephen S Eastman
1744–1827
Mary Anna Colby
1747–1793
Marriage: 1767
Elizabeth Eastman
1767–1770
Hannah Eastman
1769–1844
Elizabeth Eastman
1771–
Jane Worth Eastman
1774–1864
Stephen Eastman
1776–1860
Rachel Eastman
1779–1862
Eli Eastman
1782–1849
Anna Eastman
1785–
David Eastman
1788–1877
Mary Eastman
1791–
Molly Eastman
1791–

Sources (18)

  • Anna Coleby, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Anna in entry for Eati Easman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anna Colby - Government record: birth-name: Anna Colby

World Events (6)

1760 · Salem Social Library Organized

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.

1762 · Derby Wharf

Derby Wharf was built by the Derby family 1762. It is the longest Wharf in Salem stretching to half- mile in length.

1775 · No Entrance Granted

On February 26, 1775, the drawbridge on the North River was raised keeping British Colonel Alexander Leslie and 300 troops from entering Salem and seizing ammonution that was stored there. If this had not happened there was the chance that the war for independence could have started Salem.

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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