1. NEHEMIAH5 COLBY (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, ANTHONY1) was born May 7, 1739 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts3. He married DOROTHY FLANDERS on January 5, 1764 in South Hampton, NH4. DOROTHY FLANDERS was born about 17404 and died in Hopkinton, NH July 13, 1770 at about 30 years of age4.
Children of Nehemiah Colby and Dorothy Flanders are:
i. Dorothy6 COLBY, b. November 13, 1764, Amesbury, Essex, MA3.
ii. Miriam COLBY, b. February 3, 1766, Amesbury, Essex, MA3.
2. iii. ISAAC COLBY, b. August 6, 1768, Hopkinton, NH4.
iv. NEHEMIAH COLBY, b. June 2, 1770, Hopkinton, NH4.
(NEHEMIAH5 , ISAAC4,
was born August 6, 1768, Hopkinton,
NH4, and died October 25, 1860 at 93 years
of age, in Bradford, Merrimack, NH2. He
married MEHITABLE JONES.
She died October 14, 1840 at 76 years of age2.
Children of Isaac Colby and Mehitable Jones are:
i. MEHITABLE7 COLBY, b. Feburary 3, 1792, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
3. ii. ISAAC COLBY, b. August 6, 1793, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
4. iii. ENOCH LONG COLBY, b. June 11, 1797, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
iv. LYDIA COLBY, b. December 11, 1798, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1. d. February 28, 1820, prob Bradford, Hillsborough, NH2.
v. MARY (POLLY) COLBY, b. April 6, 1800, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
5. vi. NEHEMIAH COLBY, b. April 6, 1800, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
6. vii. SALLY COLBY, b. December 16, 1803, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
viii. MOSES SAWYER COLBY, b. December 4, 1807, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
3. ISAAC7 COLBY (ISAAC6, NEHEMIAH5 , ISAAC4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, ANTHONY1) was born August 6, 1793 in Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1. He married Abigail Chase, sister of the late Hon. Salmon P Chase6.
"Isaac Colby, a former physician of Hopkinton, is said to have come here from Bradford, about 1825, and, about 1849, to have gone to Salem, MA. He afterwards returned to Concord, where he died. While in Hopkinton, he practiced allopathy; subsequently, he adopted homoeopathy. He did much to improve the appearance of Hopkinton village, being specially instrumental in setting the present row of elms within the Main street and running from the townhouse to the Baptist church6." pp. 341
Children of Isaac Colby and Abigail Chase all died young6.
4. ENOCH LONG7 COLBY (ISAAC6, NEHEMIAH5 , ISAAC4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, ANTHONY1) was born June 11, 1797 in Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1, and died August 24, 1849 in Claremont, Sullivan, NH5. He married SARAH M. PORTER daughter of Matthew Porter, May 08, 18365.
"Dr. Enoch Long Colby, A. B., Amherst Coll., 1830; M.D., Bowdoin
Medical School, 1834; Dartmouth Medical School, 1834-1835;
Jefferson Medical College, 1836; studied law; practiced medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1836-1839, and in Claremont, NH, 1839-1849; Dr. Colby was principal of Hopkinton Academy, 1827-1834."5
Children of Enoch Colby and Sarah Porter are:
i. EDWARD PORTER8 COLBY, who followed his fathers proffesion5.
ii. GEORGE ISAAC COLBY.
5. NEHEMIAH7 COLBY (ISAAC6, NEHEMIAH5 , ISAAC4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, ANTHONY1) was born April 6, 1800, Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1. He married ABIGAIL2.
Nehemiah is called Deacon in the Bradford town records2.
Child of Nehemiah Colby and Abigail is:
i. HANNAH ELIZABETH8 COLBY, b. August 08, 1845, Bradford, Merrimack, NH2; d. December 01, 1845, Bradford, Merrimack, NH2.
born December 16, 1803 in Bradford, Hillsborough, NH1.
Child of Sally Colby is:
i. ELVIRA8 FRENCH, b. Abt 1810.
EBENEZER5 COLBY (SAMPSON4, ABRAHAM3, ISAAC2, ANTHONY1) was born February 1, 1745 in Concord, NH5. He married MARRIAM DAVIS on March 16, 1786 in Bradford, NH1. Marriam was born about 17515.
November 5, 1773 John Putney of Hopkinton NH, Bond for Settlement of Bradford, NH is recorded. Other grantees included in the bond are mentioned, lastly Ebenezer Colby. He resided on Cheney Hill in Bradford where he was one of the signers for the Petitionfor an Act of Incorporation dated May 30, 1787. At a town meeting held March 11, 1788 Ebenezer was chosen Constable. The 1790 Census shows Ebenezer's family as 1-1-2. On April 22, 1791 the town voted to follow Ebenezer Colby's proposal to buy his place and a committee was formed to appraise it's value. The 1800 Census lists Ebenezer Colby as 2-0-1-0-1-2-0-0-1.
"Abutting landowners [in Bradford] often had written agreements regarding the building and maintenanceof the boundary fences. An example:
'Bradford May 9th 1810
This may certify that we the subscribers have divided the making of the Fence in the following manner. Beginning at the south Side of the Road about four Rods from the corner of Lots No. 20 and twenty-one, and I Elisha Eaton am to build and keep in repair forty Six and half rods beginningat the South end of Eatons above mentioned running Southerly, Likewise I E. Eaton am to keep in repair the ditch running through the Meadow the South side of the Brook as far as it was first made and I E. Colby am to keep in repair the other part of said ditch the North side of the above said Brook as far as it was made.
In witness whereof we set our hands.
Recorded by Ebenr Cressy-Town clerk'"7
Ebenezer Colby continues to appear in Bradford in the 1810 and 1820 Census records. His burial has not been located in the cemetery records for the town.
Children of EBENEZER COLBY and MARRIAM DAVIS born in Bradford, NH:
i. SARAH6 COLBY born OCT 23, 17901
ii. BETSEY COLBY born DEC 6, 17931
iii. EBENEZER COLBY born MAR 2, 17951. A GILBERT COLBY, son of EBENEZER & PERSY COLBY b. Bradford, NH, October 30, 18231.
iv. JACOB COLBY born MAY 10, 17971
1. Bradford Births, 1755-1826; Typed manuscript number 929.3778b, B799m at NH Historical Society Library, Concord, NH
2. Grave Stone Inscriptions From Bradford, NH, Childs; 1937; number 929.3778b, B799c at NH Historical Society Library, Concord, NH
3. Vital Records of Amesbury, MA; Topsfield, MA; 1913
4. Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, MA, Hoyt; Camden, ME; reprint 1996
5. The Colby Family in Early America, Weis; Concord, MA; 1970
6. Life and Times in Hopkinton, Lord; Concord, NH; 1890
7. Two Hundred Plus, Bradford, NH in Retrospect, Cannan, NH; 1976