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
1809–1869
Elizabeth Ruff
1814–1877
Marriage: 25 September 1831
William Frisby
1832–1882
Jane Emily Frisby
1834–1896
Nathan Frisby
1836–1837
Elizabeth Rebecca Frisby
1838–1901
David James Frisby
1842–1919
Emma "Emily" Frisby
1844–1924
Ephraim Frisby
1848–1908
Joseph Hyrum Frisby
1850–1915
George Lorenzo Frisby
1852–1929
Esther Frisby
1853–1938
Rachel Frisby
1854–1918
Ann Frisby
1858–1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1831Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1815
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Frisbie
    Fries
    Frisbee
    Frisbey

    Story Highlight

    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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