Enoch Colby

Brief Life History of Enoch

When Enoch Colby was born about 1778, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Hezekiah Colby, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Sargent, was 30. He married Sarah Senter about 1801, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New Boston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Colby
Sarah Senter
Marriage: about 1801
Ruth Ann Colby
Judith Colby
Sarah Colby
Enoch Colby
Levi Colby
Benjamin Colby

Sources (14)

  • Enoch Colby in household of Benjamin Colby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enoch in entry for Levi Colley and Susanna P Pratt Stone, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Enoch Colby, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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