Hiram COLBY

Male 1803 - 1885  (81 years)


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  • Name Hiram COLBY 
    Born 7 Aug 1803  Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The birth record of Hiram Colby only cites the date and father Philip Colby.
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Mar 1885  Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The death record of Hiram Colby cites age 81 years 7 months 3 days, occupation Farmer, widowed, born Bow, son of Philip Colby, occupation Farmer, born Bow, and Martha Sargent [sic] (scribe's error; Martha Sargent is his wife), born Bow. Cause of death is Old Age.
    Person ID I13141  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2011 

    Father Philip COLBY,   b. 16 Mar 1773, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1855  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Hannah BAILEY,   b. 28 Oct 1777,   d. 25 Jan 1843, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1797  Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The marriage record of Philip Colbey and Hannah Bailey simply cites their residences as Bow, New Hampshire, and date of marriage.
    Family ID F4174  Group Sheet

    Family Martha SARGENT,   b. 25 Sep 1807, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1882, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1827  Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The marriage record of Hiram Colby and Miss Martha Sargent cites only date and place of marriage, their residences as Bow, New Hampshire, and first marriage for the bride. [3]
    Notes 
    • 1870 census of Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, enumerated 5 July 1870:

      - Morgan, Landais, age 43, occupation Farmer, real estate value $1,000, personal property $500, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Emily, age 38, occupation Keeping Home, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Jane, age 17, occupation Attending School, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Hattie L., age 9, occupation Attending School, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Bertron, age 6, occupation Attending School, born New Hampshire.

      ... their neighbors are ...

      - Morgan, Joseph, age 38, occupation Farmer, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Judith, age 40, occupation Keeping House, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Earle, age 16, occupation Works on Farm, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Wirt, age 4, male, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Kirk, age 1, born New Hampshire.
      - Morgan, Clarissa, age 72, occupation Without Occupation, born New Hampshire.

      ... and ...

      - Colby, Hiram, age 66, occupation Farmer & Miller, real estate value $5,500, personal property $1,100, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Martha, age 67, occupation Keeping House, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Phillip S., age 34, occupation Farmer, born New Hampshire.
      - Foot, Martha J., age 36, occupation Domestic Servant, born New Hampshire.
      - Foot, George L., age 15, occupation Attending School, born New Hampshire.

      ... and ...

      - Colby, Hiram 2d, age 31, occupation Farmer, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Augusta A., age 27, occupation Keeping House, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Arthur E., age 4, occupation Attending School, born New Hampshire.

      ... and ...

      - Colby, Willowby, age 75, occupation Without Occupation, real estate value $2,000, personal property $650, born New Hampshire.
      - Colby, Betsey, age 68, occupation 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.

    Children 
     1. Saluria COLBY,   b. 17 Dec 1827, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1896, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Harriet S. COLBY,   b. 15 Nov 1829, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1891, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +3. Emily COLBY,   b. 14 Jan 1832, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1899, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Martha J. COLBY,   b. 9 Mar 1832, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Philip S. COLBY,   b. 9 Apr 1836, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1895, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Josephine COLBY,   b. 18 Nov 1839, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839
     7. Cynthia A. COLBY,   b. 18 Nov 1839, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841  (Age 1 years)
     8. Hiram COLBY,   b. 16 Nov 1839, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1917, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F4195  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Aug 1803 - Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1827 - Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1885 - Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone of Hiram Colby & Martha Sargent, and their daughters Josephine and Cynthia
    Headstone of Hiram Colby & Martha Sargent, and their daughters Josephine and Cynthia

  • Notes 
    • Colby genealogy: Hiram Colby built a house near the saw mill built by his father in the Bog district [Bow, New Hampshire] where he owned about 100 acres, consisting of tillage and extensive wood and timber lot, all of which he sold in 1883, and bought the Stark farm near Bow Mills. He was a member of the legislature in 1875. His wife d. February 23, 1882, and he d. March 30, 1885, and his sons, Hiram and Philip, possessed the farm. His marriage license says it was the bride's first marriage, and they both lived in Bow and were married by Simeon Chamberlain, a clergyman, but nothing beyond that.

      Hiram Colby is listed in the Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire of 1840 in a household of 3 males and 5 females. In the 1850 census, he is age 47, living with his wife Martha, age 38, and Harriet, age 19; Emily, age 16; Martha J., age 15; Philip, age 13; and Hiram, age 11. In 1860, he is age 56, living with his wife Martha, age 57; and Philip S. Colby, age 24; Hiram Colby, age 21; Harriet Wheeler, age 3; Martha J. Foot, age 21; and George L. Foot, age 5.

      Hiram Colby appears in the September 17, 1850 census of Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire:

      Hiram Colby, age 47, occupation farmer
      Martha Colby, age 38
      Harriet Colby, age 19
      Emily Colby, age 16
      Martha J. Colby, age 15
      Philip Colby, age 13
      Hiram Colby, age 11

      In the 1870 census of Bow, he is age 66, a farmer and miller; living with his wife Martha, age 67; Phillip S. Morgan, age 34, occupation farmer; Martha J. Foot, age 36; occupation domestic servant; and George S. Foot, age 15, attending school. Living next door is his son Hiram, age 31, with his wife Augusta and son Arthur E. The next house lists the family if Willowby Colby, age 75.

      Hiram Colby appears in the 1880 census of Bow, age 76; living with his wife Martha S. Colby, age 78; and son Philip Colby, age 43, occupation works on farm. They appear on the same page as Landis Morgan, age 53, and his wife, Emily (Colby) Morgan, age 48, and their son Bertrand, age 15, as well as son Hiram Colby (age 41) with his wife Augusta, age 42, and son Arthur,age 14.



  • Sources 
    1. [S12] IGI, website: https://www.familysearch.org/.
      New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

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

    3. [S5] NH_VR.