Caroline Prince - CARO1

Title

Caroline Prince - CARO1

Name

Caroline Prince

Unique Person Identifier

CARO1

Ancestry

African

Status

Freed

Status II

Free

Sex

Female

Event Type

Manumission

Event Date

November 8, 1814

Event Type II

Death

Event Date II

March 12, 1830

Age

Caroline was 41 when she died.

Location or Address

Southampton

Location or Address II

Sag Harbor

Enslaver or Household

Hugh Gelston

Relationships

SIMN2 | Spouse

Notes

Hugh Gelston of Southampton manumits Caroline Prince and her husband Simeon Prince.

Caroline is buried in Sag Harbor Old Burying Ground, plot #122. Per Dorothy Zaykowski, Caroline's husband Simeon "may have been a member of the Prince family who were slaves belonging to Nathaniel Sylvester of Shelter Island."

Source Type

Civil Document

Source Type II

Secondary Source

Source/s

Records of the Town of Southampton, Volume IV. Page 21.

Zaykowski, Dorothy Ingersoll, The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, L.I., N.Y., Sag Harbor 2003. Pages 85 and 86.

Researcher

Daria Reaven and Meghan McGinley

Collection

Citation

“Caroline Prince - CARO1,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 18, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1930.