Edward Frisbie and Martha Pardee

My 8x Great Grandparents, Edward Frisbee and Martha Pardee lived in Branford, CT. Edward was born 24 Jan 1677 in Branford to John Frisbee and Ruth Bowers. Martha was born 18 Mar 1681 in Branford to George Pardee and Mercy Ball.

Edward and Martha married 30 Dec 1702 in Branford, CT. They had 7 children: Thankful 1704, Edward 1705, Thankful 1708, Martha 1710, Gideon 1713, Ruth 1716, and Appelino 1721.

Not much more has been found about this couple. Martha joined the church in 1704. She died 15 Sep 1749. Edward died 1741. They are both buried in Branford Center Cemetery. Their tombstones still stand. Edward’s has a skull and angel with a crown of rightousness. Also, along the side is a fleur de lis. This is interesting as it can symbolize French origin. I have seen in some Frisbie family history sites that the family origins are French Huguenots. I need to keep digging on that claim but this is potentially a clue.

photo courtesy Suzanne from Find a Grave

Martha’s stone is sunken but some of the writing is visible. Both are Brownstones which was common for that time period in Connecticut.

Photo courtesy Jan


Edward Frisbie and Martha Pardee, their son,

Gideon Frisbie and Desire Grannis, their son,

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. Edward in ancestor number 15 page 33-34

The Pardee genealogy Jacobus, Donald Lines, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Martha page 92.
Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74J-8H8 : 3 December 2014), Edward Frissbe, 24 Jan 1677; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7WQ-KQM : 3 December 2014), Martha Pardee, 18 Mar 1680; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
Edward Frisbee Find A Grave Memorial# 11485692 Photo used with permission.
Martha Frisbee Find A Grave Memorial# 9305481 Photo used with permission.
Graven Images: New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815 Ludwig, Allen.

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