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  • ID: I0758
  • Name: Edward "Immigrant" Colburn
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 JAN 1616/17 in England
  • Death: 1712 in Dracut,Middlesex, Mass
  • Note:
    Edward Colburn came from England in 1635. He purchased land in "Dracut on Merrimack" in 1668. He was one of the first settlers north of the Merrimack River. Soon afterwards ( March 1675) during the King Phillip's War, the Wamesit Indians burnt 3 or 4 housed that belonged to Edward Colburn. The Colburns and their neighbors- the Varnums- while ready to defend their homes, were also willing to live peacefully with the Indians; often granting their requests and complying with their demands. After clearing the lands and building houses the settlers found it easier to make money payments to the Indians than to abandon the settlement. He was a soldier (corporal) in the local Military Company of Chelmsford during King Phillips War of 1676-77.
    New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter

    " Edward Coburn, Colborne or Colburn,as the name is variously spelled by his descendants,was born in England. He sailed in September,1635, in the ship "Defence" and arrived in Boston, October 30. His age was stated as seventeen, and Robert Colburn,aged twenty-eight years, was a fellow passenger.He settled first at Ipswich, Massachusetts,and was a farmer for Nathaniel Saltonstall.He was a soldier in King Philip's war from Chelmsford and was in charge of what was called Colburn's garrison on the Merrimac river, having the rank of corporal. He was guarding the ferry, March 18, 1675, when the Wamesit Indians killed two sons of Samuel Varnum and burned Coburn's home. During King William's war, 1689-90, he again commanded
    a garrison. He was probably the first settler of Dracut, Massachusetts. He died in
    1712. Children: Edward, born 1642; John,1644; Robert, 1646; Thomas, mentioned below;Daniel, 1654; Hannah, 1656; Ezra, March 16, 1658; Joseph, June 16, 1661; Lydia, August 20, 1666."

    Father: Robert ?? Colburn b: 1583 in England
    Mother: Elizabeth Powell b: BEF 1600 in England

    Marriage 1 Hannah "?Rolfe" b: 1620 in England
    • Married: 1641 in Dracut , Mass
    1. Has Children Ezra Colburn b: 16 MAR 1657/58 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass
    2. Has No Children Edward Colburn b: 1642
    3. Has No Children John Colburn b: 1644
    4. Has No Children Thomas Colburn b: 1648
    5. Has No Children Robert Colburn b: 1644
    6. Has No Children Daniel Colburn b: 1654
    7. Has No Children Hannah Colburn b: 1656
    8. Has No Children Joseph Colburn b: 1661
    9. Has No Children Lydia Colburn b: 1668

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