Person:John Colby (4)

m. 14 Jan 1655/56
  1. Sergeant John Colby1656 - 1719
  2. Sarah Colby1658 - 1711
  3. Elizabeth ColbyEst 1660 - Bef 1704
  4. Frances Colby1662 - Aft 1731
  5. Susanna Colby1665 - Bef 1673/74
  6. Anthony Colby1665 - Bef 1673/74
  7. Deacon Thomas ColbyCal 1668 - 1738
  8. Mary ColbyEst 1670 -
  9. Hannah ColbyBef 1674 - Aft 1746
m. 25 Dec 1675
  1. Joseph Colby1680 -
  • HSergeant John Colby1656 - 1719
  • WSarah Osgood1652/53 -
m. Bef 1700
  • HSergeant John Colby1656 - 1719
  • WRuth UnknownBef 1671 - Bef 1748
m. 8 Feb 1714/15
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sergeant John Colby
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 19 Nov 1656 Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 25 Dec 1675 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Eldridge
Marriage Bef 1700 to Sarah Osgood
Marriage 8 Feb 1714/15 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Ruth Unknown
Death[1][3] 6 Apr 1719 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 21 Apr 1719 Administration to son Joseph.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 10 John3 Colby, in Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts. (Providence, RI, 1897-1919)
    1:106.

    "10 John3 Colby, Serg., (John,2 Anthony1), of Amesbury, b. 1656; m. 1st, Dec. 27, 1675[A Nk S], Sarah Eldridge; 2d, [bef. 1700, Sarah2 Osgood* (Wm.1); 3d?], Feb. 8, 1714-5[A], Ruth (_____), [wid. of Robert2 Ring (Robert1)]. He recd. 'children's land' in 1659, and a 'township' in 1660. He was a soldier in King Philip's War, in the Falls Fight, under Capt. Turner, May 18, 1676. Oath al. and fid. Dec., 1677; 'training band,' 1680. He d. April 6, 1719[A]; adm. est. gr. Joseph Colby, only surviving son, April 21, 1719. Robert Ring, son of wid. Ruth Colby, adm. her est. May, 1748.

    * It is certain from deeds that Sarah Osgood, b. 1652-3, was in 1700 and 1708 wife of John3 Colby, and that she was dead in 1716. The only doubt is whether Sarah Eldridge and Sarah Osgood were the same person. The records may be reconciled in three ways: 1. Perhaps Eldridge should read Osgood. 2. Perhaps Sarah Osgood m. 1st, (_____) Eldridge, of whom we have no other record, and 2d, John Colby. 3. The two may be distinct persons, as given above, which seems most probable, though we have no trace of the family of Sarah Eldridge. Wm. and Anne Eldred, or Eldredge, of Yarmouth, had dau. Sarah b. Oct. 10, 1650; but she was 6 yrs. older than John Colby, and we know of no intercourse between Salis. and Yarmouth. There was a John Eldred of Hampton in 1640, who apparently soon died or moved away."

  2. Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915)
    54.

    "Colby, John, s. John and Frances, [born] 19: 9 m: 1656 [November 19, 1656]."

  3. Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1913)
    534.

    "Colby, John, Serg., [died] Apr. 6, 1719."