James Metcalf Colby

1834–
New York, United States

The Life of James Metcalf

When James Metcalf Colby was born in 1834, in New York, United States, his father, James Colby, was 36 and his mother, Abigail M Metcalf, was 31. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Anna M Jacques. He lived in Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

James Metcalf Colby
1834–
Anna M Jacques
1841–
Milton John Colby
1862–1923
William Tecumsah Sherman Colby
1865–1865
Maria Abba Colby
1867–
Jo Vesta Colby
1869–1895
Alta Ruth Colby
1873–
James Metcalf Colby
1883–

Spouse & Children

children

(6)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

  • Jonas Palmiter Colby

    Male1823–1901Male

  • Emily Colby

    Female1825–1901Female

  • William Milton Colby

    Male1827–1916Male

  • Esther Patience Colby

    Female1830–1900Female

  • Wealthy Colby

    Female1832–1908Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1837

Age 3

Michigan is the 26th state.
1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • James M Colby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Colby, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M. Colby in entry for Vesta Colby, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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