Colburn, Jonas a Congregational minister, was born at Dracut, Massachusetts, October 25, 1789. He studied at Phillips Academy, Andover, graduated at Middlebury College in 1817, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1820; travelled a year in western New York as a missionary, and then returned, and preached for a short time in several villages in New England, when he was ordained, in 1824, over the Church in Leverett, Massachusetts. His other charges were Stoneham, Massachusetts, and Wells, Maine, whence he was dismissed in 1844; and did not again take a settled charge, but preached in various villages according to opportunity.. He died in Chicopee, Massachusetts, November 19, 1862. See Cong. Quarterly, 1862, page 191.