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Prince, Daniel
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 34, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/19/63, m/i 12/19/63, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, pow 9/4/64, prld 3/2/65, m/o 5/16/65

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VITALS
Birth: 05/1830, Johnson, VT
Death: 01/08/1915

Burial: Evergreen Ledge Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 30618562
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, French Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

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Evergreen Ledge Cemetery, Johnson, VT

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(Gibson Collection)



(Balch-Porter Album, Deanna French Collection)

Obituaries

Morrisville Messenger Jan 3, 1915

DEATH OF DANIEL PRINCE

Daniel Prince died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Putnam, in the west part of town, at the age of 86. He was for many years a resident of Johnson, and much respected by all who knew him. He faithfully served his country in the Civil War and was a prisoner at Libby Prison for some nine months. As a result of this he came home so broken in health he had been feeble ever since and confined to his bed since Dec. 23.

The deceased was born in Johnson, May 23, 1830. He was married May 16, 1859, to Louise P. Balch of Johnson. who died Aug. 6, 1862. To them were born two children, Minnie, who died at the age of 7 years, and Louise with whom he has lived the past 15 years. He was again married on Nov. 19, 1869, to Fidelia E. Balch, of Waterville, who died Sept. 27, 1894. Of the nine children born to this union, five survive. They are as follows: Myron, of Watertown, Mass, John, of Rockland, Mass., Mrs. May Spaulding, of Hardwick, Mrs. Hannah Tillison, and Miss Freda Prince of Randolph.

Mr. Prince enlisted as a private in Co. A, 8th Vermont Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, under Captain McFarland of Waterville. He later served as orderly under Col. Palmer, of Montpelier. He received his discharge May 16, 1865.

The funeral was held Sunday at 1 p. m. at his late home, and was conducted by Rev. F. W. Hazen. Interment was made in Evergreen Ledge Cemetery. H. M. Maxfield was funeral director, the bearers were: Myron Prince, Joseph Spaulding, Harry Tillison, and Plummer Fletcher.

The floral offerings were numerous including a large wreath from the G.A.R., and a pillow from Jeffersonville Grange.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Myron Prince of Watertown, Mass., Mt. And Mrs. Josiah Spaulding of Hardwick, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tillison of Randolph, and Mrs. Carrie Adams of Morrisville.

Morrisville News and Citizen, January 13, 1915

DEATH OF DANIEL PRINCE

Daniel Prince a veteran of the Civil War, and a member of the G.A.R., at Johnson, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 8, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Putnam. Mr. Prince enlisted as a private in Co. A, 8th Vermont Regiment of Infantry, volunteers, under Capt. McFarland of Waterville. Later he served under Col. Palmer of Montpelier as Orderly. He received his discharge May 16, 1865.

During his service in the war, Mr. Prince was in Libby Prison and later transferred to Salisbury Prison, where he nearly starved to death. When paroled, he was so weak that he was carried on the back of a comrade, who had been there a shorter time. When we look back in the experiences Mr. Prince endured at that time, it is wonderful that he lived so many years. He had been in failing health for the past 11 years, but not confined to his bed for any length of time until recently.

Daniel Prince was born in Johnson, May 30, 1830. He was married May 23, 1859, to Louise P. Balch of Johnson, who died Aug. 6, 1862. To them were born two children, Minnie, who died at the age of 7 years, 3 months, and Louise, with whom he has lived the past 15 years. Mr. Prince was again married on Nov. 19, 1869, to Fidelia E. Balch, of Waterville, who died Sept. 27, 1894. To this union were born nine children; Myron, of Watertown, Mass.; Mrs. Clara Blake, deceased, Mrs. Mary Spaulding of Hardwick, Martha, who died in infancy, Rev. John, of Rockland, Mass., Mrs. Hannah Tolman, of Randolph, Cornelius, who died young, and Freda, of Hardwick.

The funeral was held Sunday at 1 p.m., at his daughters home, H.M. Maxfield in charge and Rev. F.W. Hogen officiating; interment in Evergreen Cemetery at Johnson. The G.A.R. sent a large wreath, and that at Jeffersonville a pillow, besides there were numerous flowers from relatives and friends. The bearers were Myron Prince, of Watertown, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Spaulding of Hardwick, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tilson of Randolph, and Mrs. Carrie Adams of Morrisville.

Courtesy of Deanna French.