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Sgt. John Colby
Sarah Eldridge
James Philbrick
Joseph Colby
Mary Philbrick
Philbrook Colby


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1. Susannah Bradley

2. Ruth Lufkin

Philbrook Colby 1

  • Born: 16 Mar 1735, Amesbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts
  • Marriage: (1): Susannah Bradley 13 Jul 1758, Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts 1
  • Marriage: (2): Ruth Lufkin Abt 1774, Massachusetts
  • Died: 1795, Weare, NH, at age 60

  General Notes:

French War and Indian War, Philbrick Colby of Haverhill served under Captain Samuel Gerrish of Newbury in the French War, from 15 September 1755 to 17 December 1755. His name appears on the muster roll of men raised in 1756 for the expedition to Crown Point in Colonel Saltonstall's regiment, 14 April 1756, and on a return of Captain James Richardson's Company on 5 May 1756. Also as "blacksmith" on the muster roll of Captain Timothy Perkins's company at Ford Edward, 26 July 1756, and again on the muster roll of Captain Samuel George's company from 15 March 1757 to 5 December 1757.

Revolutionary War in America, Philbrick served as private in Captain Daniel Hill's company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's regiment, which marched to Cambridge on the Alarm of 19 April 1775, four days service. Philbrick Colby and his family moved from Haverhill, Massachusetts, to Weare, New Hampshire, after he had served two enlistments in the Revolutionary War.

Philbrook married Susannah Bradley, daughter of John Bradley Jr and Susannah Staples, on 13 Jul 1758 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.1 (Susannah Bradley was born on 17 Aug 1738 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.)

Philbrook also married Ruth Lufkin about 1774 in Massachusetts. (Ruth Lufkin was born on 15 Aug 1748 in Haverhill, MA.)


1 Ronald M. Colby, Anthony Colby of Salisbury, Massachusetts and His Descendants, (Book on CD Rom Version 1.02 March 7, 2003).

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