Abiah Colby

23 March 1799–21 November 1872 (Age 73)
Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abiah

When Abiah Colby was born on 23 March 1799, in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Willoughby Colby, was 31 and her mother, Susanna Stewart, was 26. She married Jeremiah Morgan on 14 March 1816, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870. She died on 21 November 1872, in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bow Junction, Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Morgan
1796–1873
Abiah Colby
1799–1872
Marriage: 14 March 1816
Seriah Morgan
1816–1899
Charles C. Morgan
1820–1888
John O. Morgan
1819–1901
James Morgan
1827–1845
John Morgan
1829–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 March 1816
New Hampshire, United States
children

(5)

    Male1816–1899Male

    John O. Morgan

    Male1819–1901Male

    Charles C. Morgan

    Male1820–1888Male

    Male1827–1845Male

    Male1829–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Willaby Colby

    Male1790–1791Male

    Aaron Colby

    Male1792–1877Male

    Willoby Colby

    Male1795–1877Male

    Levi Colby

    Male1796–1866Male

    Female1799–1872Female

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 9

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Abiah Morgan in household of Jeremiah Morgan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abiah Morgan in household of Jeremiah Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abiah Morgan in household of Seriah Morgan, "United States Census, 1870"

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