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William Colby
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1822
Delaware County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1887
Barry County
Michigan, USA

William Colby, son of Nicholas and Sarah "Sally" (Howe) Colby, married Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Peter Williams of Virginia, March 4, 1843, in Yorktown (York Township), Elkhart Co., IN.

According to Mt. Hope Cemetery records. William is buried in the "Old IOOF" section of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Middleville, Barry Co., MI, Lot Number 160 West 1/2, grave #3, next to his daughter, Dr.Amanda J.(Colby) Evans. The lot is owned by Patrick H. Evans. There are no stones in this 8 grave lot. (From the field notes of Owen Family researcher, William E. "Bill" Owen,Jr., who personally visited the cemetery in the 1990's). There are no other burials listed in the cemetery records for Lot Number 160 West 1/2, but it is reasonable to assume that William's wife, Elizabeth (Williams)Colby (born about 1826 in Virginia) is buried next to William. William and Elizabeth had 4 children: Amanda Jane, Rebecca Ann, Delos W., and Albert Franklin.

For a biography of William Colby, including pictures of him, his wife, and his home in Barry County, MI, See"History of Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan", 1880, p. 496.
Family links: 
  Nicholas Colby (1785 - 1872)
  Amanda J. Colby Evans (1844 - 1909)*
  Delos William Colby (1850 - 1918)*
  Stephen Colby (1811 - 1882)*
  Joshua Colby (1816 - 1883)*
  Jerusha M Colby Owen (1818 - 1883)*
  Joel Colby (1820 - 1901)*
  William Colby (1822 - 1887)
  James S Colby (1827 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Barry County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Record added: Mar 28, 2014
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William Colby
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