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William Davis Colby was born 15 March 1741 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States to Isaac Colby (1712-1785) and Sarah Davis (1714-1755) and died 1812 Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Straw (1752-1840) 22 December 1765 in New Hampshire.

Vital Stats

  • Son of Isaac Colby (1712-1785) and Sarah Davis
  • 1742-Mar-19 : Birth at East Haverhill, Massachusetts Colony
  • 1753-Dec-22 : Married Elizabeth Straw, Captn Jonathan Straw
  • 1795 : Died

Biography

Children

  1. William Colby, b. 11-Apr-1771
  2. Polly Colby, b. 10-Dec-1772
  3. Benjamin Colby (1776-1854), b. 24-Sep-1776
  4. Jonathan Colby, b. 5-Feb-1778
  5. Isaac Colby, b. 22-May-1780
  6. Timothy Colby, b. 11-July-1782
  7. James Colby (1784-1872) m. Catherine Floyd
  8. Betsey Colby, b. 12-Aug-1786
  9. Sally Colby, b. 10-Oct-1789



Children



Offspring of William Davis Colby and Elizabeth Straw (1752-1840)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Colby (1771-1851)
Mary Colby (1772-)
Benjamin Colby (1773-1776)
Benjamin Colby (1776-1854) 25 September 1776 Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States 29 March 1854 United States Abigail Eaton (1776-1852)
Jonathan Colby (1778-1859)
Isaac Colby (1780-1840)
Timothy Colby (1782-1866)
James Colby (1784-1872)
Thomas Colby (1786-1823)
Sally Colby (1789-)










Siblings

References

  • Pg 575 - Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Families Boston and Eastern Massachusetts - Vol II -Publ 1908 by William Cutler, Google Books
  • Colby Family History Project -
  • The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts by David W. Hoyt;
  • The Colby Family in Early America by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: William Davis COLBY and Elizabeth STRAW.


Footnotes (including sources)

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