Henry M. Frisby

Henry M. Frisby, also known as “Frisbie,” born 1842 in Caneadea, Allegheny County, New York, the son of Victor (b. 1816) and Jerusha A.

Both New York natives Victor and Jerusha were probably married in New York where they resided for some years. By 1850 Victor was reportedly living in Hume, Allegheny County. Sometime between 1853 and 1859 the family moved to Michigan and by 1860 Henry was living with his family in Carlton, Barry County.

Henry stood 5’6” with gray eyes and a light complexion and was 19 years old and possibly living at home with his family in Barry County or perhaps residing in Ionia County working as a laborer when he enlisted in Company D on May 13, 1861. He was reportedly hospitalized shortly after the battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, in Annapolis, Maryland, probably suffering from consumption. Indeed he was discharged for consumption on December 19, 1861, at Camp Michigan, Virginia.

Although Henry listed Saranac, Ionia County as his mailing address he apparently returned to his family home in Carlton, Barry County in December.

Henry reportedly died, probably of consumption, on January 17, 1862, and was buried in West Carlton cemetery.

His family moved to Bellevue, Clinton County in 1866, but were living in Croton, Newaygo County in 1870. In 1880 his mother applied for and received a dependent mother’s pension, dated 1882 (. no. 230076). Jerusha died probably in early 1896.