William Colby
Eleanor Lord
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William Lord Colby
Anna Upper
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Walter Scott Colby


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1. Betsy Dalrymple

2. Louisa Boyd

Walter Scott Colby 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Aug 1831, New York
  • Marriage: (1): Betsy Dalrymple 18 Nov 1852
  • Marriage: (2): Louisa Boyd Abt 1914
  • Died: 30 Nov 1920, at age 89
  • Buried: Denton Cemetery, Wayne County, Michigan

   Another name for Walter was Scott.

  General Notes:

Scott took up his farm from the government while it was wilderness. He cleared the land and built his original house. Scott and Betsy located on a piece of land covered with timber. It was hard work but he cleared away the forest and built a farm. The area they lived in was called north Rawsonville, Ypsilanti Township. They had seven children. Melvin, Howard, Wirt, Ema, Charles, Warren and Wright. At the age of 83, Scott married Louisa Boyd, 72 and also a widow. She was born in 1842.

Walter married Betsy Dalrymple on 18 Nov 1852. (Betsy Dalrymple was born on 23 Oct 1830 in New York, died on 5 Dec 1895 and was buried in Denton Cemetery, Wayne County, Michigan.)

Walter also married Louisa Boyd about 1914. (Louisa Boyd was born in 1842.)


1 Latter Day Saints, 1880 United States Census Index CD, Van Buren Twp, Wayne Co, Michigan.

2 Ypsilanti Archives, "Obituary File", (Ypsilanti, Michigan).

3 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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