Bisby Bisbee Brisby MA to CT to NY to MI
I am researching the parents of Elisha Poland, born January 28, 1841 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.Based upon some great help from Sheri Pegg it appears that his father may have been Samuel Poland and his mother Eunice Bisby.The Eunice Bisby we suspect would have been born about 1813 in Connecticut.It also appears that Samuel Poland died around the time of birth of Elisha and that Eunice (Bisby) Poland remarried Alexander Reed; and to them was born Clarissa Reed about 1850 in Michigan and John Reed about 1853 in Michigan.Alexander Reed may have been married prior to Eunice (Bisby) Poland and had a daughter Mary Reed about 1832 in New York.
Further, we suspect the parents of Eunice Reed to be Elisha Bisby born May 17, 1781 in Connecticut and Clarisy (unknown) born about 1791 in Connecticut.In addition to Eunice, to them may have also been born: Hiram about 1825 in New York; Valentine about 1825 in New York; Julia about 1828 in New York; Edward about 1882 in New York; and potentially another daughter who married a Hancock and had a daughter named Julia Hancock about 1844 in Michigan.
The Julia Hancock we suspect married a Gabriel Palmer born about 1836 in New York and they had a son named Melvin Palmer who was born about 1880 in Michigan.
Elisha Bisby is suspected to be the son of Joseph Bisby born June 16, 1734 in Pembroke Massachusets and Zebiah Cook born January 28, 1736/37 in Duxbury Massachusets.
Any or all of this may be incorrect, but we are looking for information that can verify or provide alternate information.