George Dwight Colburn

6 August 1829–31 January 1904 (Age 74)
Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George Dwight

When George Dwight Colburn was born on 6 August 1829, in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dwight Colburn, was 28 and his mother, Aurilla Underwood, was 25. He married Anna Frances Clement on 8 June 1854, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 January 1904, in Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

George Dwight Colburn
Anna Frances Clement
Marriage: 8 June 1854
Clara Erskine Colburn
Mary Colburn
George Clement Colburn

Spouse and Children

8 June 1854
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Clara Erskine Colburn


    Mary Colburn


    George Clement Colburn


Parents and Siblings




    Angeline Aurilla Colburn


    Jane Augusta Colburn


    Charles Henry Colburn


    Harriet Elizabeth Colburn


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 4

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English cōl ‘cool’ + burna ‘stream’, as for example Colburn near Catterick in North Yorkshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George D Colburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George D Colburn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo D Colburn in household of Dwight Colburn, "United States Census, 1850"

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