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
Abiah Colby
Marriage: 14 March 1816
Seriah Morgan
Charles C. Morgan
John O. Morgan
James Morgan
John Morgan

Spouse and Children

14 March 1816
New Hampshire, United States



    John O. Morgan


    Charles C. Morgan




Parents and Siblings



    Willaby Colby


    Aaron Colby


    Willoby Colby


    Levi Colby



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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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