Hannah Colby

6 November 1847–2 March 1932 (Age 84)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Colby was born on 6 November 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Jacob Ransford Colby, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Child, was 22. She married Henry Alanson Teeples on 15 December 1868, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Presto, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Goshen, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 2 March 1932, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Goshen Cemetery, Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Alanson Teeples
Hannah Colby
Marriage: 15 December 1868
Ransford Henry Teeples
Jacob Edwin Teeples
George Ammon Teeples
Hannah Loretta Teeples
Nephi Teeples
Benjamin Teeples
Margaret Ada Teeples
Willis Teeples
Huldah Jane Teeples
Lovisa Teeples
Augusta Ellen Teeples

Spouse and Children

15 December 1868
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Story Highlight

My Life History by Augusta Ellen Teeples

1966 Augusta Ellen Teeples Fullmer. I was born April 5, 1892 at Burville Sevier Co. Utah. I was baptized by Henry Burr. My Father's name. My Mother's name. My Brothers and Sisters. Ransford Henry Te …

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Teeples in household of Jacob Edwin Teeples, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Hannah Teeples in household of J Edwin Teeples, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hannah Teeples in household of Chris Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"

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