Honoring Elisha

Descendants and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered at the Old Post Cemetery in Elizabethtown earlier this summer to place a commemorative flag holder at the grave of Elisha Frisbie (Frisbee) 210 years after his passing.

The local DAR has been making a concerted effort to find the burial sites and honor Revolutionary War patriots.

The ceremony included, in addition to opening and closing prayers, a biography of Elisha, the dedication of the marker and a moment of silence for victims of shootings in El Paso and Dayton. During the Revolutionary War, Elisha was appointed as a cornet (a rank between sergeant and lieutenant) in Major Sheldon’s troop of light horses in the 5th Regiment of Capt. Moses Seymour’s brigade.

One of Elisha’s sons, Simeon, kept an inn for several years, and donated the site on which the Essex County courthouse, jail and county clerk’s office was built. Here, a moment of reverence is held after Augusta Gladding placed the marker and flag at the tombstone of Elisha Frisbie.