Levi Frisbie “Frisby” Eastabrooks

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Levi Frisbie “Frisby” Eastabrooks

  • Birth 6 Aug 1822 Orwell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 May 1902 Milledgeville, Carroll County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial South Elkhorn, Carroll County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 34553406

Levi was the 4th child of Catharine Frisbie and Abel C. Eastabrooks. His siblings were: Charles, Laura and Aaron Gaylord. He has 5 1/2 brothers and sisters by his father's second marriage to Dorcas Catlin: Nathaniel Catlin, Mahlon D., Catherine, George and Ira.

Levi married Mary Inman January 1, 1860 in Carroll County, Illinois and they had 8 children: George Inman, Montraville Frisbie, Harriet Frisbie "Hattie", Carrie Belle (died at 11 years old), Allie Blanche (died at 13 years old), Edna C., Ruth G. and Mollie Rose.

He was a farmer and raised stock. When he bought the home farm, he paid $800.00 for 160 acres and 19 acres of timber. He would take grain to Chicago with an cart and ox team. It would take him 2 weeks to make the trip, selling wheat at .50 cents per bushel, once there.

His obituary: "LEVI FRISBEE EASTABROOKS - On Sunday morning May 11 occurred the death of Mr. Levi Frisbee Eastabrooks an old and respected settler of this county. Mr. Eastabrooks had been ailing for the past three years until Sabbaath morning, when death came to relieve him of his pain and suffering. Mr. Eastabrooks was well known throughout this section of the country being an early settler coming west with his parents about 1838 settling in DeKalb county, later coming to this vicinty where he spent his remaining days. He began life with health and a chance to make himself rich and at the time of his death was comfortably circumstanced owning one thousand acres of fine farming land besides a large personal property. He was one of the most successful farmers and stock raisers of Carroll county. He was married to Miss Mary Inman in January 1860. She preceding him to the grave in December 1900. Eight children were born to them, six of whom live to mourn his death viz. George and M.F., Miss Edna and Mollie of Milledgeville, Mrs. M.V. O'Shea of Madison and Mrs. Ruth Kilbourn of Chicago. Two daughters having died in early youth. On account of poor health Mr. Eastabrooks and family moved from their home three miles north to Milledgeville. About three years ago he suffered from a stroke of apoplexy but partially recovered. But for the past two years he has gradually failed until so feeble that he became helpless. The funeral services were conducted at the home under the direction of the Masonic Lodge of which he was a charter member. Interment was made at South Elkhorn.
Note: Born 6 August 1822 he died 11 May 1902, the son of Abel & Catharine (Frisbee) Eastabrooks.




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  • Created by: Sue Williams
  • Added: 7 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34553406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Levi Frisbie “Frisby” Eastabrooks (6 Aug 1822–11 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34553406, citing South Elkhorn Cemetery, South Elkhorn, Carroll County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue Williams (contributor 46538018) .