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From: Melissa Moore <>
Subject: What is the connection between John Quimby, Louisa Colby and MarionClapp?
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 11:44:47 -0500
I am new to this list but I’ve read the archives. I am searching for
information about an ancestor Louisa COLBY, wife of John Quimby, and I
hope someone on this list can help.
When I was in high school, my mother's mother, Marion CLAPP gave me the
sampler she had, which was made by Louisa COLBY. I don’t remember being
told how we were related, nor can my mother, just that we were. I was
given her name COLBY as my middle name. Well, after I got married, my
mother gave me the collection of coin silver, which had also been her
mother's. The sampler had her name, Louisa COLBY, as a 12-year-old, but
no date. The silver is engraved L. C. Q. So the other day, I just
happened to be looking at the silver. Later that afternoon I asked Mom
if she knew what the Q. stood for, and it just popped into her head,
Louisa COLBY QUIMBY. She even said, "I have no idea how I remembered
that but asking about the silver and giving me the initials, I
remembered. I remember my mother saying her name. And 'COLBY QUIMBY' is
sort of strange so I remembered it because of that too." So suddenly I
had a lot of new information. The sampler has no date -- it just says
"12 years." So I looked on Ancestry for Louisa QUIMBY and I found her-
and her mother, Lydia COLBY, was living with her!! And in 1860 and 1870
she lived in Ballston, Saratoga, NY, which is where my grandmother lived
and right near where my mother was raised. The Ballston Spa Village
Cemetery is full of CLAPPs. Below is what I know about Louisa COLBY so
far. I still don’t know how the COLBY’s overlap with my grandmother,
Marion CLAPP. She was born 11 OCT 1893 in NY. Her father was George Fox
CLAPP (1860-1945) and her mother was Mallie L. BARNES (1862 – 1941).
George’s parents were Russell P. CLAPP and Madelia FOX. Mallie’s parents
were John BARNES and Caroline C. UNKNOWN. I know more, but that is
enough for this email!
Louisa COLBY – born ca. 1812-1813 in Massachusetts
!850 census: she was living in Wentworth, Grafton, New Hampshire with
her husband John QUIMBY, her mother, Lydia COLBY and her daughter Emily,
1860 & 1870 census: She was living in Ballston, Saratoga, NY with her
husband and mother.
1880 census: she was living in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana with her
husband, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.
John QUIMBY was born ca. 1812-1813 in New Hampshire. The 1850 and 1860
census list him as a shoemaker. In 1870 he was a horse dealer. In 1880
he was a retired hotel keeper.
Emily (Emiley) QUIMBY was born ca. 1834 in New Hampshire.
She lived with her parents and grandmother in 1850 as stated above. She
got married sometime after 1865, when her husband’s first wife died (I
think). In 1870 she lived in Richland, Shelby, Indiana with her husband
William MIDDLESWORTH and his 4 of his 6 children by his first wife,
Louisa Ann WALDEN. In the 1900 census she is widowed and living next
door to her step-son Hugh in Indianapolis. She died 7 JUL 1901 and is
buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. As far as I know, she never
had any children of her own.
Lydia Colby was born ca. 1786-1787 in Massachusetts. Since she was not
on the 1880 census, so I assume she died between 1870 and 1880. Her
husband was born in Massachusetts and that is all I know about him.
Do any of you know any more about these people?
Hoping to hear from you,
Melissa Colby Moore
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