Edmund Harvey COLBY is my first cousin five times removed; we are related through his grandparents, my fifth great grandparents Solomon I and Christiana (SIMONTON) JORDAN. Edmund was born to Eli and Sarah Hardison (JORDAN) COLBY 10 September 1833 in Ellsworth, Maine. He was enumerated with his parents in the 1840, and 1850 censuses taken in Hancock County, Maine. Edmund married 24 December 1863 to Elvira Jane CUSHMAN. According to the 1900 census they had one child that was still living at the time, but I find no records with a child in their family. In 1867 Edmund and Elvira were living in Snaw’s Flat, California, he was working as a rancher. They were enumerated in Columbia, California in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. By the time of the 1900 census Edmund and Elvira had returned to Hancock, Maine to live out their lives. He died 9 October 1909 and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Hancock, Maine.
 Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 102.
 1840 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, [not stated], 343 (stamped), Eli Colby; NARA microfilm publication M704, 141. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Waltham, 288 (stamped), dwelling 26, family 28, Eli Colby; NARA microfilm publication M432, 255.
 Annonson, The Family Jordan, 102.
 State of California County of Tuolumne Great Register, “California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 August 2013), Edmund Harvey Colby.
 1870 U.S. census, Tuolumne County, California, population schedule, Township 2 [Columbia], 340 (stamped), page 74, dwelling 974, family 461, E.H. Colby; NARA microfilm publication M593, 93. 1880 U.S. census, Tuolumne County, California, population schedule, Township 2 [Columbia], Enumeration District (ED) 190, page 14B, dwelling 175, family 176, Edmund H. Colby; NARA microfilm publication T9, 85.
 Edmund Colby, 1900 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Hancock, 188 (stamped), sheet 3A, Enumeration District (ED) 58, dwelling 56, family 59; microfilm T623, 593.
 Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 August 2013), Edmund H. Colby.