Abner Colby

Male5 April 1773–15 October 1841

Brief Life History 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 34. 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

Sources (15)

  • Abner Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Abner Colby, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Abner Colby in entry for Lydia Farnham, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1799New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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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

    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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