Charles Colburn was a sailor in his younger days; he was born in the town of Billerica, Mass., and came to Blue Hill previous to 1829. He married Serena Parker, daughter of Marble and Hannah (Lovejoy) Parker, Oct. 15, 1829. She was born August 10, 1799. He, so far as the writer knows, built the house where he resided, probably about the date of his marriage. The children of Charles and Serena Colburn were as follows:
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- Hannah Jane Colburn, born June 25, 1831; married a Mr. Elms.
- Eliza Ann Colburn, born August 6, 1834.
- Charles Henry Colburn, born April 24, 1836; married in Massachusetts.
- Mary Frances Colburn, born April 24, 1836.
Mr. Colburn and family removed from this place to East Boston in the ’40s where he carried on the business of teamster. He, his wife and children are all dead, he and his wife dying at an advanced age. Hannah Jane and Charles Henry married, but neither are said to have left children.