Biography of Andrew Colby


Colby, Andrew, Holland, was born in Holland in 1844, and is an adopted son of Arad Colby, who came to Erie county when Buffalo was a mere hamlet, settling in the town of Holland, where our subject received his education in the public schools. After finishing his schooling he engaged in the lumbering business a few years, when he returned to farming, which he has since followed. In 1870 he married Mary Smith, daughterof John Smith of Holland, arid they have one child, a daughter, who is married and lives in Buffalo. Mr. Colby has lived on his farm of 285 acres fortyseven years, and is engaged in dairying, owning a large dairy. He has served as assessor of Holland and is a silver Republican.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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