Tuesday, August 11, 2015


For Week 30 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks I'm discussing 7x great grandfather Joseph Colburn.
The family name had several variations (Colbourne, Colborn, Colburne, etc) but for most records starting with Joseph, Colburn was the most common spelling. One of Joseph's sons,
Aaron Colburn, moved to Maine which is why there is a biography for Joseph in the book
Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 1:

(I) Deacon Joseph, son of Edward Coburn, was born in Ipswich, June 12, 1661, and died at Dracut, November 13, 1733. He removed with his father to the Dracut purchase, and July 8th, after his twenty-first birthday, received from his father the title to oneeighth of the Evered-Webb land. November 7, 1699, his father gave him a deed to the homestead and the garrison house. He filled several public offices, being selectman of Dracut 1712-16, 1721. He married (first) Hannah , who died September 22, 1722; (second) intention recorded December 8, 1722, Deborah Wright, widow of Joseph Wright, daughter of John Stevens, of Chelmsford. Children, all by first wife, born in Dracut: 1. Hannah, September 9, 1684. 2. Mary, October 22, 1688: married, in Concord, May 6, 1714, Ezekiel Richardson, son of Thomas and Hannah (Coburn) Richardson. 3. Sarah, October 18, 1690. 4. Lydia, January 18, 1692. 5. Joseph, born April 4, 1695; married in Concord, January 26, 1709, Hannah Harwood, died September 21, 1758; she died November 14, 1760. 6. Edward, born July 9, 1697. 7. Aaron, May 27, 1700, mentioned below. 8. Moses, January 1, 1703, married, July 7, 1730, Deborah Wright, daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Stevens) Wright, the latter being his stepmother. He died June 5, 1742, and she married second Deacon Edward Coburn. pp156-157

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 1 Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909 - Maine

I'm descended from Joseph's youngest son, Moses.

To be continued

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