Reuben Colby

23 August 1764–1790 (Age 25)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Colby was born on 23 August 1764, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain Ebenezer Colby, was 47 and his mother, Mary Catherine Chase, was 38. He died in 1790, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Captain Ebenezer Colby
1717–1795
Mary Catherine Chase
1726–1785
Sarah Colby
1743–
Abner Colby
1745–1769
Ensign Colby
1748–1769
Daniel Colby
1752–1853
Molly Colby
1754–1841
Eunice Colby
1756–1757
Ebenezer Colby
1761–1840
Reuben Colby
1764–1790
John Colby
1766–1842
Elizabeth Colby
1769–1849

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 12

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

Age 12

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 17

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 (1)

  • Reuben Colby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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