Frink, Jabish

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Jabish Frink was born at Stonington, New London County, CT, on August 4, 1760, a son of Jabish Frink and Elizabeth Hobart. His name appears as Jabesh Frink and Jabez Frink. His siblings were:

  • Elizabeth Frink b. November 13, 1761, d. October 5, 1835
  • Charles Frink b. June 11, 1763, d. March 8, 1837
  • Mary Frink b. April 3, 1764, d. April 1, 1841
  • Perez Frink b. October 3, 1765, d. July 29, 1849
  • Ezra Frink b. April 2, 1769
  • Jonathan Frink b. November 14, 1770
  • Dudley Frink b. January 11, 1773, d. June 14, 1852

Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Elizabeth Hobart[1]
Name: Elizabeth Hobart
Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1759
Marriage Location: Stonington
Spouse: Jabez Frink

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Jabish Frink[1]
Name: Jabish Frink
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1760
Birth Location: Stonington
Parent Name: Jabish
Parent Name: Elizabeth


Jabish enlisted at Stonington, CT as a private in Captain Sheffield’s Company, Colonel Ledyard’s Regiment at about March 1, 1780 and served there until June 27, 1780. He then enlisted in Colonel Starr’s Regiment and was discharged on December 9, 1780. On January 1, 1781 he again enlisted as a private in Colonel Smith’s Connecticut Regiment and served 2 months.

Marriage & Children

In 1782 he married Eunice Stark who was born on December 12, 1765. They left Stonington and moved to Groton, CT when they married. Their known children were:

  • Nancy Frink b. January 23, 1788 at Groton, CT married Ephraim Bigelow
  • Lucy Frink b. 1789 at Groton, CT married Jehial White
  • Eunice Frink b. about 1795 married James R. Slater

The family left Groton, CT and moved to Berne, NY in 1797

  • Daniel Frink b. at about 1800 at Berne, NY married Elizabeth ______. He died on November 18, 1847[2]. He willed everything to his wife and sisters with no mention of children.


Eunice died on January 12, 1839. [2]Jabish died on July 12, 1839.

Additional Notes

The territory at this time contained not only the present area of the town (of Berne), but also the whole of Knox, and no doubt there are those living to-day who will recall the first Overseer of Roads, viz., William Casper, HendrickKniskem, Jabesh Frink,...

Altamont Enterprise - December 8, 1888

Name: Jabish Frink 1[1]
Sex: M
Birth: 4 AUG 1760 in New London, New London County, CT, USA
Military Service: BET 1775 AND 1783 Revolutionary War Patriot
Reference Number: 75788

Father: Jabez Frink b: 16 JAN 1731/32 in Stonington, New London County, CT, USA
Mother: Elizabeth Hobart b: BEF 25 FEB 1732/33 in New London, New London County, CT, USA

Title: History of Stonington, Connecticut, 1649 - 1900
Author: Richard Anson Wheeler
Publication: New London, CT, USA, Press of The Day Publishing Company, 1900
Note: None
Note: Excellent
Note: Chesebro' Reference Material
Media: Book
Page: page 380

Additional Media

Jabish Frink Revolutionary War Pension File, selected pages

New York Pensioners, 1835 about Jabez Frink[1]
Name: Jabez Frink
Rank: Private
County: Albany Co.
Annual Allowance: 36 66
Sums received: 109 98
Description of service: Connecticut militia
When placed on the pension roll: 14 Dec 1832
Commencement of pension: 4 Mar 1831


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