William Frisby

5 February 1809–8 April 1869 (Age 60)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Frisby was born on 5 February 1809, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David Frisby, was 23 and his mother, Jane Wilks, was 28. He married Elizabeth Ruff on 25 September 1831, in Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1866 and lived in Chingford, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 8 April 1869, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Frisby
Elizabeth Ruff
Marriage: 25 September 1831
William Frisby
Jane Emily Frisby
Nathan Frisby
Elizabeth Rebecca Frisby
David James Frisby
Emma "Emily" Frisby
Ephraim Frisby
Joseph Hyrum Frisby
George Lorenzo Frisby
Esther Frisby
Rachel Frisby
Ann Frisby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1831Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 6
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 18
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Frisby on the Wreake or Frisby by Gaulby, or another lost Frisby in Leicestershire, all named with Old Norse Frīsa ‘Frisians’ + ‘farm, settlement’, meaning ‘The farmstead of the Frisians’. Compare with Fries .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Ephraim and Sarah Ann Lowe Frisby

    BIOGRAPHY OF EPHRAIM AND SARAH ANN (LOWE) FRISBY Ephraim Frisby was the sixth of eleven children. He was born January 30, 1847 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He had four brothers: Willis, Da …

    Sources (74)

    • William Frisby, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Wm. Frisby in entry for Rachel Spriggs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Hasty, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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