Abner Colby

5 April 1773–15 October 1841 (Age 68)
Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abner

When Abner Colby was born on 5 April 1773, in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Edmund Colby, was 33 and his mother, Mary, was 33. He married Lydia Sanborn on 24 December 1799, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 15 October 1841, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Abner Colby
Lydia Sanborn
Marriage: 24 December 1799
James P Colby
Caroline Colby
Rebecca Colby
Osgood Colby
Asenath Colby
Lydia S Colby

Spouse and Children

24 December 1799
New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 3

New Hampshire is 9th state.

Age 18

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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)

  • Abner Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Abner Colby in entry for Lydia Farnham, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Abner Colby in entry for Rebecca Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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