Biography of Hiram Frisbie
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Frisbie, Hiram, was born in Granville, N. Y., August 16, 1791. His father was Dr. Samuel Frisbie, who afterwards located in Veron, where Hiram bacame a clerk in a store. On the breaking out of the war in 1812 he enlisted in the cavalry. He was a bearer of dispatches from Sacketts Harbor to Black Rock, arriving at Buffalo the day after it was burned by the British. At the close of the war he settled at Farwell's Mills, now Clarendon village, where, in company with William Pierpont, he engaged in business, conducting a store and hotel and manufacturing pearlash. He eventually bought out Mr. Pierpont and carried on the business alone. About 1828 be removed to Holley, and, in company with James Seymour, purchased the unsold land of a 100 acre tract where the village is now situated. They donated sites for a school house. also for the Baptist and Presbyterian churches. They erected a two story brick block, known as the Seymour and Frisbie block. Soon after Mr. Frisbie and Augustus Southworth built the stone grist mill, it being the first mill erected in Holley, and carried on the business several years. In the mean time he had engaged in the mercantile trade and was an extensive dealer in wool and produce. He also built a three story brick block called the Frisbie block at the southeast corner of the square. He was postmaster of Holley about twenty years, was a strong Democrat, and was e'ected supervisor of Murray in 1829. Mr. Frisbie was twice married, first to Sallie Sayre, and they had one son, Hiran S., now deceased, who was engaged in business for a time with his father. For his second wife he married, June 18, 1828, Juliette A., daughter of Joseph Butler, of New Hartford, N Y. They had six children: Frederick B, who resides in Rochester; Edgar C., who lives in Baltimore, Md.; Charles H., Cornelia E., Sarah L. and Martha S. About 1868 Charles H. Frisbie became a partner in the mercantile trade with his father, and they were in business until 1874. Retiring from the mercantile business Charles H. has since been a dealer in carriages and sleighs. Hiram Frisbie, Sr., died August 11, 1874. Mrs. Frisbie died August 22, 1878.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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