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Nicholas Prince Sr.

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death
4 May 1839 (aged 81)
Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial
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Nicholas R. Prince Senior was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, near the South Carolina Line, March 16, 1758. In a statement for application of pension for Revolutionary Service he made the following remarks:

"When I was an infant my family moved to "Catfish" in the Marion District of South Carolina. When I was about three years old they moved to Horry District, then called Kingston Parish. I entered the service June 1, 1776, in Captain Dennis Hawkins Company and was later sent to Sullivan's Isle where I was corporal in Captain John Weekly's Company in 1777 the fourth regiment of the South Carolina Continental Line. I remained in Charleston to work in a laboratory in preparing cartridges for cannons and rockets. I saw Count Pulasky fall in Georgia. I was taken prisoner at the fall of Charleston in 1780 but escaped. Following my escape, I was called out for service several times for various duties and later marched away to join the army of General Francis Marion, the swamp fox."

He is referred to as a faithful Soldier of the Revolution.

A letter of James Beaty, April 11, 1838 is listed in the application. Also concurrence from John Readman, Scott Stevenson, Thomas Sessions, Benjamin Johnson.

Nicholas R. Prince died May 4, 1839. Robert Anderson made the casket in which Nicholas Prince was buried.

(From "Nicholas Prince and his Descendants" by B. Otis Prince, 1961)

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Nicholas R. Prince Senior was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, near the South Carolina Line, March 16, 1758. In a statement for application of pension for Revolutionary Service he made the following remarks:

"When I was an infant my family moved to "Catfish" in the Marion District of South Carolina. When I was about three years old they moved to Horry District, then called Kingston Parish. I entered the service June 1, 1776, in Captain Dennis Hawkins Company and was later sent to Sullivan's Isle where I was corporal in Captain John Weekly's Company in 1777 the fourth regiment of the South Carolina Continental Line. I remained in Charleston to work in a laboratory in preparing cartridges for cannons and rockets. I saw Count Pulasky fall in Georgia. I was taken prisoner at the fall of Charleston in 1780 but escaped. Following my escape, I was called out for service several times for various duties and later marched away to join the army of General Francis Marion, the swamp fox."

He is referred to as a faithful Soldier of the Revolution.

A letter of James Beaty, April 11, 1838 is listed in the application. Also concurrence from John Readman, Scott Stevenson, Thomas Sessions, Benjamin Johnson.

Nicholas R. Prince died May 4, 1839. Robert Anderson made the casket in which Nicholas Prince was buried.

(From "Nicholas Prince and his Descendants" by B. Otis Prince, 1961)

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