Benjamin Colburn1

M, (13 March 1680 - 10 July 1746)
Father-Biological*Robert Colburn1 b. c 1647, d. 17 Jun 1701
Mother-Biological*Mary Bishop1
Family Lines
Whelpley Line
Last Edited=16 May 2023
     Benjamin Colburn was born on 13 March 1680. He was a twin.1 He was the son of Robert Colburn and Mary Bishop.1

Benjamin Colburn, age 24, married Elizabeth French, age 22 , daughter of Lt. Joseph French and Elizabeth Knight, on 6 June 1704 at Concord, Massachusetts. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph Estabrooke.1,2,3 He lived in an area called Winthrop Farms, a part of Concord, but now Bedford, Massachusetts.1 On 1728, signed, along with 17 others, a petition for a town to be granted. This town would be Bedford, Massachusetts.1 The first town meeting was held 6 October 1729, and Benjamin was chosen to be the fence viewer.1,4 In a deed of 1732 between Richard Wheeler and Benjamin Colburn, Benjamin is referred to as a resident of Bedford, Massachusetts.1 Benjamin Colburn died on 10 July 1746 at Bedford, Massachusetts, at age 66.5

Children of Benjamin Colburn and Elizabeth French


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  2. Tolman, George. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850. Concord, Massachusetts: Town of Concord, 1895.
  3. Brown, Abrah English. History of the Town of Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Bedford, Massachusetts: by the author, 1891.
  4. Brown, Louise K.. Wilderness Town: The Story of Bedford, Massachusetts. N.p.: by the author, 1968.
  5. Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Bedford to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903.