William Colby 1
- Born: 6 May 1759, Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts
- Marriage: Eleanor Lord 2 Apr 1782, Massachusetts
- Died: 5 Aug 1847, Oswego, NY, at age 88
- Buried: Lewis Cem, Oswego Co, New York
Revolutionary War in America, In November 1776 he enlisted for three years, he was just seventeen. He served under Captain James Carr, Colonel Hale's regiment in the New Hampshire Line, and continued to serve until the winter of 1782. He was then attached to a company under Captain Senter, and served until July 1783, when he was discharge at New Windsor, New York. Carrying to his grave a British bullet which he received at the battle of Monmouth. He was a pensioner of the Government until the day of his death. He had a farm of seventy-five acres and was the father of 14 children. In his later years he was an earnest and devoted member of the Methodist Church.
He is listed on the Valley Forge muster roll at http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/
William married Eleanor Lord on 2 Apr 1782 in Massachusetts. (Eleanor Lord was born on 15 Jul 1763 in Massachusetts, died on 17 Mar 1835 in Oswego Co, New York and was buried in Lewis Cem, Oswego Co, New York.)