Willaby COLBY

Male 1838 - 1925  (86 years)


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  • Name Willaby COLBY 
    Born 4 Dec 1838  Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1925  Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death record of Willaby Colby cites age 86 years 1 month 2 days, a resident of Bow, New Hampshire for 86 years, widower of Angenette Crosby Colby, occupation Blacksmith, born 4 December 1838 in Bow, son of Willaby Colby, occupation Farmer, born Bow, and Betsey Wheeler, born Goffstown, New Hampshire. Cause of death is acute bronchitis of two weeks' duration, with old age as the contributing cause. [1]
    Buried 9 Jan 1925  Alexander Cemetery, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12420  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2012 

    Father Willaby COLBY,   b. 2 Apr 1795, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1877, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Betsey WHEELER,   b. 16 Mar 1803, Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1873, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Notes 
    • 1850 census of Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, enumerated 17 September 1850:

      - Colby, Willoughby, age 53, occupation Farmer, real estate value $2,000, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Betsey, age 48, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Lucinda, age 18, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Amos, age 16, occupation Farmer, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Irad, age 14, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Willoughby, age 12, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Betsey, age 10, born New Hampshire.

    • 1860 census of Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, enumerated

      - Colby, Willoughby, age 61, occupation Farmer, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Betsy, age 57, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Irad, age 22, occupation Farmer, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Betsy M., age 20, born New Hampshire.

    • 1870 census of Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, enumerated 5 July 1870:

      - Colby, Willouby, age 75, without occupation, real estate value $2,000, personal property $650, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Betsey, age 68, without occupation, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Irad, age 33, occupation Farmer, real estate value $500, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Azuba, age 26, occupation Keeping House, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Georgia, age 5, occupation Attending School, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Anna, age 3, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Amos, age 2, born New Hampshire.

    Family ID F3937  Group Sheet

    Family Elenora A. Jenette CROSBY,   b. 14 Jun 1836,   d. 12 Apr 1922  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1862  Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record of Willoby Colby and Elnora A. Crosly cites their residences as Manchester, New Hampshire. The groom is age 22, occupation Manufacturer, born Bow, New Hampshire, son of Willoby Colby and Betsy M. The bride is age 23, born Merrimack, New Hampshire, no parents cited. [2]
    Children 
    +1. Frank E. COLBY, M.D.,   b. 26 Jul 1862,   d. 10 Jan 1944  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F3969  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1838 - Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1862 - Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 1925 - Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jan 1925 - Alexander Cemetery, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone of Willaby Colby & Eleanor A. Jenette Crosby
    Headstone of Willaby Colby & Eleanor A. Jenette Crosby

  • Notes 
    • Colby genealogy: Willaby Colby was a blacksmith at Bow Mills [New Hampshire] since 1860.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] IGI, website: https://www.familysearch.org/.
      New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947

    2. [S12] IGI, website: https://www.familysearch.org/.
      New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947