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James Prime

Male Bef 1670 - 1736  (66 years)


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  • Name James Prime 
    Born Bef 17 Apr 1670  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • computed from ae
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 17 Apr 1670  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 18 Jul 1736  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • James Prime, of Milford Colony, left a son, James Prime, 2d, who, according to the family record, lived to be a hundred and three years and some months old. He died at Milford, July 18, 1736, his wife, Sarah, having died Aug. 20, 1721. He had three sons, James, Joseph, and Ebenezer; and seven daughters, Martha, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebekah, Mary, Deborah, and Hannah. James Prime, 2d, was a large landholder, as appears from the town records of Milford, which contain thirty-four deeds of land executed by him during the period extending from 1686 to 1736, the year of his death. He was also one of the original proprietors of the township of New Milford, on the Housatonic River, which was purchased in 1702, and settled chiefly by families from Milford. He does not appear to have resided at New Milford at any time, but is set down in the records among the non-residents, on whom a special tax was levied for the building of the meeting house and the support of the ministry.

      Alternate date of birth: ca 1633

      Recognitio Mortis Parentum Tempore Elapso. On the 20th of August 1721 Sarah Prime my tender and godly Mother departed this life at Milford. In the same Town dyed mine aged Father on the 18th of July 1736. Lam: 3.19 Remembering Mine Affliction and my Misery ye Wormwood and ye Gall (v. 20) My Soul hath them still in Rememberance & is humbled in me. [3, 4]
    Person ID I40239  Mindrum
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 

    Father James Prime,   d. Bef 24 Mar 1685/6, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F27436  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Martha Merwin,   b. 28 Jan 1665,   d. 1693  (Age 27 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F27765  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah,   d. 20 Aug 1721, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Prime,   d. Dec
     2. Martha Prime,   d. Dec
     3. Elizabeth Prime,   b. Abt 1695, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph Prime,   b. ca 1696/7, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Prime,   b. 15 Jun 1699, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ebenezer Prime,   b. 21 Jul 1700, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1779, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Sarah Prime,   b. Abt 1702, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rebekah Prime,   b. ca 1704/5, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1778  (Age ~ 73 years)
     9. Mary Prime,   b. Abt 1707, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Deborah Prime,   b. Abt 1709, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Hannah Prime,   b. Abt 1711, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1736, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F27435  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5666] Susan W. Abbott, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), p. 598.

    2. [S8614] E.D.G. Prime, (1888).

    3. [S8790] Rev. Ebenezer Prime, (Moses L. Scudder, Huntington, Long Island, 1899), p. 113.

    4. [S8614] E.D.G. Prime, (1888), p. 11.