Saturday, April 03, 2010

Surname Saturday: Prince

The PRINCE surname is in Eileen's paternal line. The origins of the surname are as yet unknown.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 47: Margaret Emley PRINCE (c1835-     ). Margaret was born circa 1835 in Kentukcy, according to the 1870 census.  She married August 15, 1857 to David C. DUNAWAY. David was born September 1833 in Kentucky, the son of Benjamin Evans and Martha Hogg (MIZE) DUNAWAY.  The family appears in the 1870 census of Graves County, Kentucky, and the 1900 census of Marshall County, Kentucky.  They may be in the 1880 census of Gibson County, Tennessee.  They had at least 2 children.

This is a relatively new line to research, and there is much to discover.  A cursory search of the 1850 census in Kentucky shows one possibility, a Margaret PRINCE born circa 1839 in the household of Wilson PRINCE in Lawrence County, Kentucky.  Wilson aged 25, born in Virginia, could be a brother.

© 2010, copyright Travis J. LeMaster

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