Friday, December 23, 2016

52 Ancestors - Week 156: #221 Hannah (Colby) Underhill (1745-????) of New Hampshire

Here is my 52 Ancestors biography for week #156:

Hannah Colby (1745-????) is #221 on my Ahnentafel List, my 5th great-grandmother, who married #220 John Underhill (1745-1816)  in 1767.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #110 Amos Underhill (1772-1865), who married #111 Mary "Polly" Metcalf (1780-1855) in 1801.
*  their daughter #55 Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1883) who married #54 Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) in 1839.
*  their daughter, #27 Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931), who married #26 Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) in 1861.
*  their daughter, #13 Abbie Ardell Smith (1862-1944), who married #12 Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), who married  in 1887.
*  their son, #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), who married #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918.
* their daughter #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                       Hannah Colby[1–3]   
* Sex:                           Female   

*  Father:                     Joseph Colby (1707-1768)   
*  Mother:                   Abigail Worthen (1714-    )   
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

*  Birth:                      14 February 1744/5, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1,3]   
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Spouse 1:               Sgt. John Underhill (1745-1816)   
*  Marriage:               1767 (about age 22), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[2]   

*  Child 1:                  Joseph Underhill (1770-1843)   
*  Child 2:                  Amos Underhill (1772-1865)   
*  Child 3:                  Nancy Underhill (1774-    )   
*  Child 4:                  John Underhill (1776-1858)   
*  Child 5:                  Susan Underhill (1778-    )   
*  Child 6:                  Jonathan Underhill (1779-1875)   
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

Hannah Colby was born 14 February 1744/5 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the fourth child (of five) of Joseph and Abigail (Worthen) Colby[1,3].

The Joseph Colby family moved from Amesbury to Chester, New Hampshire by 1760[2].

John Underhill and Hannah Colby married in about 1767 and had seven children between 1770 and 1785, all born in Chester, New Hampshire[2].

Joseph Colby, of Chester, N. H., resided on Lot No. 40, located on the Long Meadow road and near the old brick school house. On March 2, 1774, his daughter Hannah and her husband, John Underhill, purchased this place and lived there until they removed to Plainfield. They sold it in 1801 to Mary Brown but previous to its purchase they lived in Candia[2]

There is no record for the death and burial of Hannah (Colby) Underhill.  

1. David Webster Hoyt, The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts ; with some related families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich and Hampton (Providence, R.I., Snow & Farnham, printers, 1897-1917).

2. Josephine C Frost, Underhill Genealogy, Volume 4 (N.p.: Myron C. Taylor, in the interests of the Underhill Society of America, 1932), page 29.

3. Town of Amesbury, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts  to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, Mass. : Topsfield Historical Society, 1913), Births, page 60, Hannah Colby entry.

NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2016 to 156 Ancestors in 156 Weeks.


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1 comment:

Unknown said...


I was googling my name, just for the heck of it, and found your blog post.
It's relevant, because my own name is Colby John Underhill. My dad was Harry Colby Underhill. My parents are both Vermont natives, and our closer extended family is mostly in eastern Canada, pretty close to the VT border, I don't know much about my extended family, as we are not that close-knit (at least my immediate family isn't) but I have some relatives who may know more.

There is a little town in VT named Underhill, and I often wondered if there was a familial connection or if it was just a coincidence based on geography.