Thursday, November 20, 2014

Samuel Veazy Colby Gloucester MA

Samuel V Colby born July 28 1838 son of Charles Pressey Colby and Hannah R Wentworth Orrington, Maine. Married Hannah Maria MARSTON born on 19 AUG 1842 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 7 SEP 1880 at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.)
Children were: William B. COLBY, Benjamin H. G. COLBY, Amy M. COLBY, Annie M. COLBY.
Samuel Married 2nd Spouse: Harriet S. COOK. Samuel Veazy COLBY and Harriet S. COOK were married on 24 APR 1889 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.)
"United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891," Samuel V Colby, May 1861; citing p. 14, volume 14, place of enlistment New Bedford Massachusetts, NARA microfilm publication M1953, roll 14, NARA microfilm publication M1953, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2381631.
From History of  Gloucester MA James L. Clancy, George Clark, James Cabin, William Coffee, Thomas Colbert. Samuel V. Colby, entered service, May 27, 1861, aboard the U. S. S. Colorado.
Colby was the sailmaker's mate. Engagements: captured blockade runner, Calhoun, destroyed schooner Judith and then naval dry dock at Pensacola, Fla., engaged in Gulf blockade, discharged July 3, 1862.
U S S Colorado was recommissioned on 3 June 1861 and sailed from Boston on 18 June to join the Union Navy's Gulf Blockading Squadron, under the task force command of Commodore William Marvine's flagship for the Blockade. On 14 September, an expedition under Lieutenant J. H. Russell from Colorado cut out the schooner Judah, believed to be preparing for service as a privateer and spiked one gun of a battery at the Pensacola Navy Yard, losing three men in the raid. On 11 December, another expedition was sent to Pilot Town and succeeded in capturing a small schooner and two men. Colorado assisted in the capture of the steamer Calhoun (or Cuba) on 23 January 1862 off South West Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River, and a week later engaged four Confederate steamers. She returned to Boston on 21 June and was decommissioned from 28 June-10 November.
The headquarters for equipping vessels for the fisheries is Samuel V. Colby, sail maker and dealer in cordage. Mr. Colby is an experienced, practical man to the trade, and was born in Maine. He has been a resident of the city many years, and was formerly master of a fishing vessel. Mr. Colby has been a member of the City Council, and has always been foremost in fostering and advancing every enterprise that was for the public good. His establishment is the largest private sail making loft in the country. One listed location 375 Main Street, Babson's Wharf.From History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts By James Robert Pringle. September 28 1879 New York Times reported a fire Samuel was reported to have several injuries was on duty as fireman 


From Memorial of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Gloucester, MA Guests of Defiance Steam Fire Association Benjamin Kinsman William H Friend Samuel V Colby William H Blatchford Melvin H Perkins Melvin Haskell David M Hilton and W Scott Call   From New York Herald 1893 April 19
Gloucester, MASS records
Samuel V. Colby established 1864, manufacture everything that can be made of Cotton Duck, Awning Stripes or Bunting, sails of every description, yacht sails and hammock beds.
Name:    Samuel V Colby
Event Type:    Census
Event Year:    1880
Event Place:    Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
District:    177
Gender:    Male
Age:    42
Marital Status:    Married
Race:    White
Race (Original):    W
Occupation:    Sailmaker
Relationship to Head of Household:    Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):    Self
Birth Year (Estimated):    1838
Birthplace:    Maine, United States
Father's Birthplace:    Maine, United States
Mother's Birthplace:    Maine, United States
Sheet Number and Letter:    503A
Affiliate Name:    The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:    T9
Affiliate Film Number:    0529
GS Film Number:    1254529
Digital Folder Number:    004241706
Image Number:    00209
Household    Role    Gender    Age    Birthplace
Samuel V Colby    Self    M    42    Maine, United States
H Maria Colby    Wife    F    38    Massachusetts, United States
Wm B Colby    Son    M    17    Massachusetts, United States
Benj H Colby    Son    M    15    Massachusetts, United States
Amy M Colby    Daughter    F    9    Massachusetts, United States
Annie M Colby    Daughter    F    5    Massachusetts, United States
Mary Carroll    Other    F    17    Massachusetts, United States
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1880," index Samuel V Colby, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 503A, NARA microfilm publication T9, NARA microfilm publication T9, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 1254529.
AD From The fisheries of Gloucester from the first catch by the English in 1623, to the centennial year, 1876
Schooner Samuel V. Colby, 95 tons, built at Essex in 1885, owned by D. B. Smith & Co., and insured by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company for $3800 with $3000 additional on outfits lost in an early February gale 1895 while on the passage home from Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, with a cargo of frozen herring. Vessel and cargo valued at $9000.
Her crew list was as follows:

Capt. John A. Vibert, 50, master, left a widow and three children
John McLean, mate, a native of Cheticamp, C. B., 35 and unmarried
Peter McLean, a brother of the mate, 27 and unmarried
Alexander McDougall, 30, a native of Antigonish, N. S., and unmarried
George S. Hamilton, steward, a native of Isle au Haut, Me., 45, left a widow and children
Arthur Burns, 30, a native of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland
Harry McIntosh, a native of Port Hood, C. B., 32 and unmarried
Ambrose Bennett, 17, a native of St. John's N. F.

Source From Out of Gloucester
Death Certificate
George Sayward oil on canvas early view of East Gloucester Massachusetts from Blackwood March Fine Art & Auctioneers

Son Ben Colby's Sail Loft at 415 Main St., Gloucester, MA. February 1913. Herman Spooner photo. Cape Ann Museum Archives.

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