Page Gove Colby

6 July 1812–4 August 1893 (Age 81)
Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Page Gove

When Page Gove Colby was born on 6 July 1812, his father, Joseph Colby, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Gove, was 26. He married Ruth Meader about 1835. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States in 1812 and Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 August 1893, in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 81.

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Page Gove Colby
Ruth Meader
Marriage: about 1835
Asa Colby
George Colby
George P. Colby
Jarvis Colby

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Meader


about 1835
of Lincoln, Addison, Vermont


    Asa Colby


    George Colby


    George P. Colby


    Jarvis Colby


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 21

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 22

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

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)

  • Page Calby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Page Colby, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Page Colby, "United States Census, 1860"

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