Abigail Colby was born 17 December 1770 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States to Benaiah Colby (1734-1826) and Abigail Emerson (1744-1834) and died 2 March 1842 Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. She married John Waterhouse Colby (1765-1815) 21 July 1798 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Colby Parentage : Chester NH

Currently Abigail is linked to two families in FamilySearch.

  • Benaiah Colby - Chester NH
  • Enoch Colby - Candia NH

Since here birth record is showing Chester NH, we have linked her here to the Benaiah Colby family of the same town.

Offspring of John Waterhouse Colby and Abigail Colby (1770-1842)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Deborahh Tenney Colby (1798-)
True Colby (1800-1850)
Samuel Colby (1801-)
Ebenezer Colby (1802-1886)
John Colby (1804-)
Mary Clement Colby (1805-)
Elizabeth Colby (1808-1894)
Moses Colby (1811-1818)



Vital Records

Amesbury Gravestone

personal gravestone

family grave marker

These two markers stand side by side.

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