Tag Archives: Colby

A New Hampshire Governor, Ghosts, and a Second Wife: Anthony & Eliza A. (Messinger) Colby

It is said that the ghost of former New Hampshire governor Anthony Colby haunts Colgate Hall at Colby-Sawyer College. That hall was built many years after his death on the spot where the former brick academy building sat. The original … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Haunted New Hampshire, New Hampshire Men, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Colby and Phelps Families of Bow and Northfield, New Hampshire

It is remarkable how many families I find myself connected with in New Hampshire.  Here is yet another case where I purchased a lot of identified gem-sized tintypes on ebay, researched them, and found that they were related, albeit distantly, … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, New Hampshire Men, New Hampshire Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Hopkinton New Hampshire’s Medal of Honor Recipient: Carlos W. Colby (1837-1922)

Carlos William Colby, a farmer's son, was born in 1837 in the small town of Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He moved … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, History, Military of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Men | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment