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Re: Jacob prime 1848-1899
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:06 GMT (UK) »
this is only a possibility for his father John's death
John Prime
Death Date   05 Nov 1862
Age   67

GS Film number   3187
sadly that's all FamilySearch is showing online

Ancestry has (Hale Collection) Newspaper notice index for this death
John Prime
New Haven
(negro)
died Nov 5 1862
age 67
date of publication 15 Nov 1862

original source is Connecticut State Library; Hartford, Connecticut
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Re: Jacob prime 1848-1899
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:09 GMT (UK) »
1860
brother John L Prime is in Boston
James Scott   52
Marie Scott   30
Julianna Scott   21
Henry Scott   20
Thomas P Taylor   25
John L Prime   26  Waiter  born Conn
John H Cerenber   40
John Bugher   68
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Re: Jacob prime 1848-1899
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:21 GMT (UK) »
younger brother Andrew is in New York in 1870 and is also a WAITER
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Re: Jacob prime 1848-1899
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:30 GMT (UK) »
there is another Prime family living in New Haven at the same time Thomas (1905-1879)and Harriet Prime (1789-1873).
They had a daughter Harriet L Prime who died in 1841 the same year that John and Mary Prime had their daughter Harriet L Prime (also down as Louisa on one of the census). 
Thomas also states he is from New York, and I believe he is possibly John Prime snr's brother.  This might give you another angle to research. They had several children
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Re: Jacob prime 1848-1899
« Reply #31 on: Friday 04 January 19 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Wow firstly thank you all so much, this family does certainly look like a possibly! How would I be sure that this is the correct family of Jacob Prime?

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Re: Jacob prime 1848-1899
« Reply #32 on: Friday 04 January 19 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in "The Boston Pilot" 1931-1920Missing Friends

date of publication 1 Jan 1876

"Of Jacob Prime (colored) who left Connecticut about seven years ago; he wrote a letter five years ago, and I have not heard of or from him. I have written to London where he was at the time he wrote, but the letters were sent back. His mother, Mary Prime, is anxious about him. Direct to Mary Prime, 10 Morgan Street, New Bedford, Mass."

This would give a date of leaving the USA around 1869

Finding the above newspaper posting was a big breakthrough and is almost certainly him. Arriving in England around 1869, just before his marriage in London.

You know from his marriage details that his father was called John Prime and Jacobís occupation was WAITER. 

I could only find the one John and Mary Prime in the census with a son called Jacob using the locations mentioned in the above Newspaper notice.

Following through his brothers census entries and military careers, they all mention they were also waiters. The coincidence of that happening is very slim.

There isnít any incoming passenger listings for that time frame unfortunately.

Connecticut baptisms for new Haven, Connecticut are also not online, but that would only confirm parents and baptism date.

You might also be interested to know that on brother Josephís civil war record it states he was a free man in 1861.

I donít know if you will find a marriage for John and Mary, I suspect it will have taken place in New York...
 Getting closer to 1800, you will probably also need to check slave records.

I think this is as close as itís going to get, I believe everything ties up with what you already know about Jacob.

I found everything using Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch.

Good luck with your further research

Jenny
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