Friday, August 16, 2013

Samuel Alexander Colby.

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Capt Samuel Alexander Colby.

Birth: Sep. 26, 1818, Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine.
Death: Sep. 18, 1898, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.

Wife: Mercy Hutchins Colby (1818 - 1895).

Children: Alexander Colby (1843 - 1851), Napoleon B. Colby (1845 - 1937).

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine.

First Maine Heavy Artillery Regimental History.
Captain Samuel A. Colby, 44, Bucksport, m; discharged Feb. 18, 1863.
Captain SAMUEL A. COLBY. Capt. Samuel A. Colby, joined as original Captain and organizer. Was a worthy citizen of Bucksport, prominent in local affairs. The climate and exposures of military life, speedily undermined and impaired his health, and he resigned Feb. 18, 1863. He lived, how- ever, for many years, retaining the respect and confidence of the people of his native town. 

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