Biography of M. H. Colby
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Colby, M. H., was born in Ogden, Monroe county, August 23, 1839. He followed farming until 1880, when he came to Medina, excepting during three years service in the War of the Rebellion. He enlisted August 31, 1862, in the New York Light Artillery, and served until June 23, 1865. He was with the army of the Potomac until the battle of Gettsyburg, in which he participated, and was then with Sherman on his march to the sea. He is commander of Hood Post in Medina. In 1866 Mr. Colby married Mary Ann Adams. They have two daughters, Minnis J. and Ella N. The latter is a teacher in the Medina Academy, where she has taught five successive years. Mr. Colby is a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Honor and Royal Templars.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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