Person:Ambrose Colby (1)

m. 3 Sep 1730
  1. Susannah Colby1730/31 -
  2. Sarah Colby1734 -
  3. Mary Colby1736 -
  4. Hezekiah Colby1738 -
  5. Joshua Colby1740/41 -
  6. Ambrose Colby1751 - 1801
m. Abt 1771
  1. Mercy COLBY1776 -
Facts and Events
Name Ambrose Colby
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Nov 1751 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Abt 1771 to Molly PRESSEY
Death? 26 Mar 1801 Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine, United States

From 'An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Me: pg 81,82. Ambrose Colby was the occupant of the lot lying on the southeast of that of Mr Howard. He came from the vicinity of Newburyport not far from 1768, and after he came he married a daughter of Mr. John Prerssey. He died about the year 1800; his wife survived him untill 1844, and was at the time of her death aged ninty-two years. He built a large house opposite the present Congregational church, upon the site now occupied by the house of Mr. Frederick H. Gross. It was afterward for many years the home of Mr. Amos Gordon, who married a daughter of Mr. Colby. He left two sons, Messrs. Hezekiah and Ambrose Colby, and the daughter already refered to, who was the first wife of Mr. William Torrey, by whom she had two sons, Hezekiah and William Torrey, and a daughter, the first wife of John P. Johnson, Esq. Hezekiah Torry was in 1822, the representative of this town to the legislature, and afterward removed to Belfast, where he died in 1824, much esteemed. The other son, Mr. William Torrey, died on his passage to California, not far from the year 1850, and was at the time of his death over 50 years of age. By her second marriage she had two sons and two daughters who survived her: Mr. Ambrose C. Gordon, who died in 1880, and Captain John Gordon, who died in Bluehill, to which place he had removed. The two daughters were the wives of Mr. Levi Carman and Captain Joseph W. Pressey, and both are now dead. Mr. Gordon, the husband of the daughter of Mr. Colby, came here from Biddleford, Maine, where his relatives still reside. He died several years ago, and none of that name are left in town.

  1. Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911)