Sherman Dix Colby

Male13 December 1814–17 March 1898

Brief Life History of Sherman Dix

When Sherman Dix Colby was born on 13 December 1814, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Isaac Colby, was 34 and his mother, Ruth N. Colby, was 28. He married Martha W Crowell on 1 May 1845, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 March 1898, at the age of 83, and was buried in Horse Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Sherman Dix Colby
Martha W Crowell
Marriage: 1 May 1845
Sherwin Porter Colby
Clara M Colby
Rosilla G. Colby
Flora A Colby
John Warren Colby

Sources (20)

  • Sherman D Colby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sherman D. Colby, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Sherman Colby, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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  • Marriage
    1 May 1845Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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 19

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

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (eastern): habitational name from Colby in Norfolk and Westmorland, Coleby in Lincolnshire, or Coulby Newham in the North Yorkshire. The Colby placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.

    Americanized form of Norwegian Kolby .

    Americanized form of German Kolbe . Compare Kolby .

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

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