Prince, John 1

Birth Name Prince, John
Gender male
Age at Death about 89 years, 5 months, 26 days


Title: "Prince is the Name"
Author: Prince
Name: Family History Library
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

Title: LDS: Ancestral File (R)
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998

Children may also include George, born 1805. See notes on Jesse T. Prince (18 00) for details.
"It appears John Prince was much older that his wife Elizabeth Freeman. According to the land deeds of Brunswick Co., VA, John's first wife was Lucy. It is not known if John and Lucy had children. In 1825-26, Tennessee land grants were given to Elizabeth Prince and Jesse Prince. Their grants adjoined the land of Lewis Freeman. It is thought that this Elizabeth Prince is the widowed wife of John Prince, and the same person as the Elizabeth Freeman who married John in 1787 in Brunswick Co., VA. Lewis Freeman had a lifelong close relationship to Jesse and Zachariah Prince. His wife's name was Preshia..." [Preshia Prince b.1791-1886 - probably d/o John Prince and Elizabeth Freeman]

Family of Preshia Prince & Lewis Freeman moved to Union Co, GA adjacent to Fannin & Gilmer Co's, GA where Jesse Prince and Henry Carter ended up.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1740-07-06 Albemarle Parish, Surry, VA    
Event Note

Albemarle Parish in Surry or Sussex Co, VA

Death about 1830      
Event Note

Presumably his wife Elizabeth Prince shows up in Anderson Co, TN in 1830 without him.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Prince, Joseph17121792
Mother (Prince), Maryabout 1720
         Prince, John 1740-07-06 about 1830
    Brother     Prince, Joseph Jr 1747-01-12
    Brother     Prince, Joseph Jr 1748-03-17
    Brother     Prince, Joel 1750-12-23
    Brother     Prince, David 1750 1792
    Brother     Prince, William about 1755
    Sister     Prince, Mary about 1757
    Brother     Prince, Daniel
    Brother     Prince, Nathan
    Brother     Prince, Edward
    Sister     Prince, Martha
    Sister     Prince, Tabitha
    Sister     Prince, Elizabeth


Family of Prince, John and (Prince), Lucy

Married Wife (Prince), Lucy ( * + ... )

Had several children by Lucy but their names are unknown ( 2 boys & 1 girl in 1790 census besides John & Preshia )

Family of Prince, John and Freeman, Elizabeth

Married Wife Freeman, Elizabeth ( * 1770 + about 1850 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1787-09-24 Brunswick Co, VA Marriage of Prince, John and Freeman, Elizabeth 2a

Hypothetical brothers & sisters based on associations and the strength of DNA matches between descendants.

Joseph Prince went to Rutherford Co, NC and appears in 1790 Census there. Next door are Ben Freeman, then Jesse Freeman, then John:
Name: Jno Prince [John Prince ]
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Rutherford, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females: 3
Number of All Other Free Persons: 1 [Indian?]
Number of Household Members: 9

West half of Rutherford became Buncombe Co, NC in 1792. Jesse Prince in Buncombe 1820 may not have moved.

Elizabeth Prince land grant in 1826 Anderson Co, TN specifies it is next to Jesse Prince's entry ( 1 day later in 1826) and "E. Prince's" [prob. Edward]

1830 Census of Anderson Co, TN has "Edward Prince" and "Numon Prince" ( Jesse), plus a younger John in Elizabeth's hh:
Name: John Prince
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Anderson , Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1

---> some trees claim this is Jonathan Prince b.1817 son of John, Sr and Elizabeth Freeman, but they also include William Prince born 1821! Both are sons of Jesse Numon Prince.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Prince, Johnbetween 1787 and 1790between 1826 and 1830
Prince, Edwardabout 1790after 1888
Prince, Precious17911886-12-21
Prince, Jesse Numonbetween 1795 and 18001865
Prince, Martha1805
Prince, Zachariah1806-07-18after 1880

Source References

  1. All.FTW
  2. Virginia Marriage Records
      • Source Reference Note:

        collected from "Register of Marriage Bonds of Greenville County, VA. 1781-1808"