Year Emigrated - 1866
Ship Emigrated on - Arkwright
departed - from Liverpool, England 30 May 1866
arrived - New York 6 July 1866
Oxteam to Utah - 137th Company
William Frisby age 58
Elizabeth (Ruff) Frisby age 52
Ephriam Frisby age 18
Lorenzo Frisby age 14
Ester Frisby age 13
Rachael Frisby age 12
Ann Frisby age 7
William and Elizabeth sailed to America on the ship Arkwright along with their 5 youngest
children except for Joseph who emigrated with his sisters in 1864. William was baptized
22 February 1842 in Birmingham, England. William died 3 years after arrival in Utah and Elizabeth died 9 years after reaching Utah. Of their 3 older children - William, Emily Jan, and David - Emily Jane and David died in Utah but heir time of emigration is not known.
Elders John T. Caine and Thomas B. H. Stenhouse met the Arkwright when it arrived in New York. The emigrants were organized into the 137th Company and proceeded to Utah by Ox Team under the direction of Elders John T. Caine and Thomas B.H. Stenhouse.
After arriving in Salt Lake City the Frisby family moved to Coalville, Summit County, where they joined other Saints in establishing this outpost. It was here on November 9, 1868, that Ephraim Frisby married Sarah Ann Lowe , his sweetheart from England who arrived from England
on the ship - John Bright. Lorenzo Frisby married Charlotte Sweeting 14 July 1876 at
Coalville Utah. Charlotte emigrated in 1868 on the ship Colorado with 4 members of her family -
Elizabeth, Martha, George, and Harriet.
1. Ancestral File
2. LDS Emigrant Roster & Voyage History 1840 - 1869 CD.
3. LDS Pioneer Vital Records, Family History Suite CD.
4. Biography of Ephriam Frisby written by Marie (Pulver) Hutchens
History of the ship Arkwright
Ship: 1267 tons: 197' x 37' x 24'
Built: 1855 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Under the command of Captain Daniel P. Caulkins the large square-rigger Arkwright sailed from Liverpool on 30 May 1866. Her passengers consisted of 450 Mormons led by Elder Justin C. Wixom, who was assisted by Elders Henry Luff and Hyrum P. Folsom. During the thirty-seven-day voyage-her average time for westward passages-there were four births and five deaths. When the ship arrived at New York on 6 July, Elders John T. Caine and Thomas B. H.
Stenhouse met the emigrants and arranged for them to continue their journey to Wyoming, Nebraska.
The Arkwright was a two-decker with a round stern and a billethead. From 1863
to 1868 she was in the service of the Dramatic Line. She was later registered at San Francisco, rigged as a three-masted bark, and traded in the Pacific. This vessel sailed the seas for at least thirty-seven years. Her registration was surrendered at Port Townsend, Washington, in 1892 with no reason given. Passenger List Sources:
LDS Passenger List (Family History Library) Film: #175,624 Government Passengers List (Family History Library) Film: #025,692 Identification Number on Government Passenger List: #766
Biography of Williams son Ephraim states that William was born 5 Feb. 1809 at Woverhampton, Staffordshire, England.
Birth record for his son Ephraim (1848) states William's occupation was a stamper.
Birth record for his son Lorenzo (1852) states that William's occupation was a Lampmaker.
Buried in Coalville City Cemetery, Sixth street heading north, second street form north east part of cemetery along with his wife Elizabeth.
Church Ordinance Data: Frisby, William (Male)BaptismDate: February 22, 1842Place: Birmingham, ENGOfficiator: Robert Crook Temple Ordinance Data: Frisby, William (Male)EndowmentDate: November 18, 1866Temple: Endowment House in Salt Lake City
Sealed to Spouse Number 1Date: July 21, 1887Temple: Logan, Cache, UT, USA Vocations: Frisby, William (Male)Lampmaker
"FRISBY, WILLIAM (son of David and Jane Frisby of Wolverhampton, Eng.). Born May, 1809, at Wolverhampton. Came to Utah 1866. Married Elizabeth Ruff 1832 Birmingham, Eng. (daughter of James and Betty Ruff), who was born Oct. 7, 1813.
Their children: William; Jane; Elizabeth; David; Emma; Ephraim; Joseph H.; Lorenzo; Esther; Rachel; Ann.
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"