Deacon Thomas Colby

Deacon Thomas Colby

Birth
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Dec 1738 (aged 70–71)
Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 51988779 · View Source
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Dea. Thomas COLBY was born in 1667 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He signed a will on 15 NOV 1737 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 25 DEC 1738 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had administration granted for estate on 8 JAN 1739 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He will was proved on 21 FEB 1742 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. (Church Street Cemetery.) He has Ancestral File Number K5GM-D2. Thomas was a yeoman, and founder of the Second Church in Amesbury, 1726, and was one of the first deacons of that church. He took the freeman's oath, December 1690; was called Senior, 1690-1738, and was a "snow shoe" man, 1708. Thomas and Mary made a joint will 15 Nov 1737, proved 21 February 1742. Thomas, Jr was appointed administrator of his father's estate, 8 January 1738/9, and was executor of the joint will, 1742, after the death of the widow Mary.
SOURCES: (1). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (2) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Frances HOYT.
Spouse: Mary ROWELL. Dea. Thomas COLBY and Mary ROWELL were married on 21 NOV 1688 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Sgt. Theophilus COLBY, Judith COLBY, Dorothy COLBY, Elias COLBY, Timothy COLBY, Mary COLBY, Lieut. Thomas COLBY.


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  • Created by: John Glassford
  • Added: 4 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51988779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Deacon Thomas Colby (1667–25 Dec 1738), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51988779, citing Church Street Cemetery, Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by John Glassford (contributor 47271570) .