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 Jason Prince

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Jason Prince

Birth
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
1 May 1881 (aged 38–39)
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID
206588997 View Source

Civil War veteran
Private, Co. G, 54th Massachusetts Infantry

The son of Sylvester and Nancy (Simpson) Prince. His mother evidently died prior to 1850 as that year’s census for Marshfield lists his father as a 52-year-old Massachusetts born farmer and other household members as Sylvester Prince, age 17, Anderson Prince, age 15, George Prince, age 12, Jason Prince, age 9, and Sydney Prince, age 6. Others recorded in the home were Harriett Beach, a 48-year-old Rhode Island native, and her children Louisa, age 20; Caroline, age 9; and Julian, age 6.

Standing 5 ft. 7-1/2 in. tall, with a “Colored” complexion, black hair and brown eyes, Jason was a 24 -year-old Scituate, MA farmer when he was drafted and mustered Aug. 25, 1863 as a Private in Co. G of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. He joined his regiment on Nov. 29, 1863 while they were on duty at Morris Island, SC and is confirmed to have fought at the Battle of Olustee in Florida on Feb. 20, 1864. “Present” on all regimental muster rolls through the November-December 1864, the January-February 1865 roll notes he was sick in the “Field Hospital” at Pocotaligo, SC and following roll was in the hospital at Beaufort, SC. He was discharged due to physical disability on June 8, 1865 from the U.S. General Hospital at Beaufort, SC.

The 1873 Weymouth City Directory and 1880 census lists Jason working as a domestic servant for Elijah Hobart in Weymouth, MA

Jason was a 39-year-old Laborer when he died at Hingham of an accidental injury to the spinal cord and is confirmed to have been buried at High Street Cemetery in Hingham. A government headstone was issued in 1888 to mark his grave.

Civil War veteran
Private, Co. G, 54th Massachusetts Infantry

The son of Sylvester and Nancy (Simpson) Prince. His mother evidently died prior to 1850 as that year’s census for Marshfield lists his father as a 52-year-old Massachusetts born farmer and other household members as Sylvester Prince, age 17, Anderson Prince, age 15, George Prince, age 12, Jason Prince, age 9, and Sydney Prince, age 6. Others recorded in the home were Harriett Beach, a 48-year-old Rhode Island native, and her children Louisa, age 20; Caroline, age 9; and Julian, age 6.

Standing 5 ft. 7-1/2 in. tall, with a “Colored” complexion, black hair and brown eyes, Jason was a 24 -year-old Scituate, MA farmer when he was drafted and mustered Aug. 25, 1863 as a Private in Co. G of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. He joined his regiment on Nov. 29, 1863 while they were on duty at Morris Island, SC and is confirmed to have fought at the Battle of Olustee in Florida on Feb. 20, 1864. “Present” on all regimental muster rolls through the November-December 1864, the January-February 1865 roll notes he was sick in the “Field Hospital” at Pocotaligo, SC and following roll was in the hospital at Beaufort, SC. He was discharged due to physical disability on June 8, 1865 from the U.S. General Hospital at Beaufort, SC.

The 1873 Weymouth City Directory and 1880 census lists Jason working as a domestic servant for Elijah Hobart in Weymouth, MA

Jason was a 39-year-old Laborer when he died at Hingham of an accidental injury to the spinal cord and is confirmed to have been buried at High Street Cemetery in Hingham. A government headstone was issued in 1888 to mark his grave.

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