My 6x Great Grandparents, Philip Frisbee and Phoebe Hendricks settled in Canaan, NY. Philip was born about 1740 in Branford, Connecticut to Gideon Frisbie and Desire Granis. Phoebe was born about 1740 in Connecticut and her parents are unknown to me. There is a Phoebe Hendricks born in Fairfield, CT and has been found on 3 different family trees so I am not comfortable yet naming any parents for her.
Philip and Phoebe married about 1757 and they had 8 children, the first 5 born in Connecticut and the rest born in Canaan, NY. They are: Gideon 1758, Samuel 1761, Philip 1763, Mary, Nathaniel Hendricks 1771, Edward 1774, Ruth, and Phoebe. Note that one of their children is Nathaniel Hendricks so I am hoping this will eventually lead me to her parents.
It is unknown when Phoebe died but it was before 1782 as Philip married a widow, Sarah Bebee who had 2 children with her first husband. With Philip, she had 3 more children: Sally 1782, Roswell 1786, and Pamela 1788.
Philip was a prominent man in Canaan, NY. On June 24, 1776, he was one of 12 delegates representing the county to declare independence for the American colonies and draw up a resolution for this. He served in the Revolutionary war in the 17th Albany County Regiment and was a Colonel. He was a town officer in 1772, and a member of the Assembly 1781 and 1792.
Philip can be found on the 1790, 1800, and 1810 census. Below is the 1810 census in which only Philip and his wife, Sarah are annotated. Two of his sons, Samuel and Roswell can also be seen on this census.
He can be found on several tax rolls. Below is the 1800 tax roll:
His land was worth $3150 and his personal property was worth $168. He was taxed by the state $3.31 and the County $3.12.
Philip died 12 march 1813 in Canaan, NY and is buried in the Canaan Cemetery. He is in an area of the cemetery where there is a large number of Frisbies and I wonder if Phoebe was buried here also. There used to be a fence around the family but that has since deteriorated. His tombstone has a Revolutionary war medallion embedded in it. I have not found a will for him.
Philip Frisbee and Phoebe Hendricks, their son,
Gideon Frisbee and Huldah Kidder, their daughter,
Free love Frisbee and Jabez Bostwick, their son,
Jabez Bostwick married Sarah Jane Chase their son,
John Day Bostwick married Ida Shelby their son,
Charles Bostwick married Alpha Wilkins their daughter,
Florence Bostwick -my grandmother
The Frisbee-Frisbie genealogy; Edward Frisbye of Branford, … Frisbee, Edward S. (Edward Selah), 1837-1920.
United States Census, 1790,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKP-DVP : accessed 25 September 2017), Philip Frisbe, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States; citing p. 225, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 6; FHL microfilm 568,146.
United States Census, 1800,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRZ-WXD : accessed 25 September 2017), Phillip Frisbe, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States; citing p. 1228, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 22; FHL microfilm 193,710.
United States Census, 1810,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2V-F56 : accessed 25 September 2017), Philip Fresbie, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States; citing p. 634, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 31; FHL microfilm 181,385.
Ancestry Philip Frisbee, New York, Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804, Civil: 1800 – Columbia, New York, USA, Residence: 1800 – New York, USA
Photo of tombstone from my personal file.