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Monday, April 21, 2008

Clarence Rhett Prince and Alice Ella Briggs

Clarence Rhett Prince married Alice Ella Briggs and they had son named...
...Franklin Drayton Prince who married Mary "Mollie" Cynthia Bain and they had son named...
......Julian Rhett Prince who married Clara Marie Wilder and they had a daughter named...
.........Peggy Annette Prince who married William "Billy" Clyde Harris and they had a son named...
.............STAN!

Clarence Rhett "Rhetty" Prince was born 1/5/1858 in Union County, SC to James Gist Prince, Sr (DOB: between 1828-1830 in Union County, SC; DOD: 11/5/1862 in Chesterfield, Richmond County, VA as a result of Typhoid Fever while serving the Confederacy) and Nancy Angelina Johnson Prince Burnett (DOB: 4/10/1835 in Union County, SC; DOD: 6/8/1915 in Union County, SC).

1860 U.S. Census of Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  M653_1227; Page:  194; Image:  402; Family History Library Film:  805227, Lines 32-40, "Gist Prince", next page "James Johnson"
Gist Prince, 33 yrs old (DOB 1827), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $2,000 Real Estate Value, $4,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Nancy Prince, 25 yrs old (DOB 1835), F, W, Born in SC
Maphelan Prince (sic, it's Napoleon Prince but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Maphelan Prince), 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), M, W, Born in SC
Colen Prince, 4 yrs old (DOB 1856), M, W, Born in SC
Clarence Prince, 3 yrs old (DOB 1857), M, W, Born in SC
Ralston Prince, 5/12 mos old (DOB 1859), M, W, Born in SC
William Prince, 75 yrs old (DOB 1785), M, W, Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $0 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Patsy Prince, 42 yrs old (DOB 1818), F, W, Born in SC
Lucinda Prince, 35 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Born in SC
next page
William Easter, 22 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
William Barnett, 18 yrs old (DOB 1842), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Leonard Barnett, 16 yrs old (DOB 1844), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
James Johnson, 70 yrs old (DOB 1790), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,000 Real Estate Value, $200 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Sarah Johnson, 42 yrs old (DOB 1818), F, W, Born in SC
James Johnson, 15 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
William Johnson, 13 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in SC
Noah Johnson, 11 yrs old (DOB 1849), M, W, Born in SC
Daughter Johnson, 1 yrs old (DOB 1859), F, W, Born in SC

1870 U.S. Census of Cross Keys,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  M593_1510; Page:  359A; Image:  73; Family History Library Film:  553009, Lines 10-14, "Francis Barnett", Lines 21-26, "Pauline Barnett", Lines 27-31, "James Johnson", Lines 32-36, "James Johnson", Lines 37-40 next page Lines 1-2, "Nancy Prince", Lines 3-4, "Nancy Barnett", Lines 5-9, "William Barnett"
Francis Barnett, 30 yrs old (DOB 1840), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $20 Real Estate Value, $100 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Elizabeth Barnett, 29 yrs old (DOB 1841), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
William Barnett, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), M, W, At Home, Born in SC
Madora Barnett, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Ella Barnett, 8/12 mos old (DOB 11/1869), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Pauline Barnett, 33 yrs old (DOB 1837), F(emale), W(hite), Keeping House, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Louisa Barnett, 13 yrs old (DOB 1857), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
James M. Barnett, 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), M, W, At Home, Born in SC
Ophelia Barnett, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Willietta Barnett, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Luetta Wortham, 9 yrs old (DOB 1961), F, B, At Home, Born in SC
James Johnson, 80 yrs old (DOB 1790), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $480 Real Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Sarah Johnson, 53 yrs old (DOB 1817), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Madora Johnson, 17 yrs old (DOB 1853), F, W, At Home, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Wm Johnson, 23 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Farmer, $600 Real Estate Value, $150 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Rufus Bishop, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), M, W, Farmer, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
James Johnson, 26 yrs old (DOB 1844), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $600 Real Estate Value, $150 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Ann Johnson, 26 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Addie Johnson, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Sue Johnson, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Ella Johnson, 11/12 mos old (DOB 9/1869), F, W, At Home, Born in SC
Nancy Prince, 34 yrs old (DOB 1836), F(emale), W(hite), Farmer, $600 Real Estate Value, $150 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Napoleon Prince, 16 yrs old (DOB 1854), M, W, At Home, Born in SC, In School
Collins Prince, 14 yrs old (DOB 1856), M, W, At Home, Born in SC, In School
Retty Prince, 12 yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, At Home, Born in SC
Rawlston Prince, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), M, W, At Home, Born in SC
Gist Prince, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), M, W, At Home, Born in SC
Nancy Barnett, 63 yrs old (DOB 1807), F(emale), W(hite), Keeping House, $0 Real Estate Value, $0 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Henry Barnett, 25 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
William Barnett, 38 yrs old (DOB 1832), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,600 Real Estate Value, $450 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Nancy C. Barnett, 41 yrs old (DOB 1829), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Columbus Barnett, 20 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, At Home, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
David Barnett, 14 yrs old (DOB 1856), M, W, At Home, Born in SC
Alice Malone, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), F, W, At Home, Born in SC

Union County, SC Marriage Records From Early Newspapers: 1851-1912, Marriage Registers, Deed Bks & Probate Records by Tommy J. Vaughn and Michael Becknell, Pg 7, Weekly Union Times, 11/30/1877, "Rhett Prince and Alice Briggs were married 22 Nov at the residence of W.R. Briggs by C.B. Bobo all of Union County".

Alice Ella Briggs was born 5/22/1858 in Union County, SC to Sanford Drayton Briggs (DOB: 1818-1819 in Union County, SC; DOD: after 1880 in Union County, SC) and Miriam Catherine Willard (aka Marion, Meriam, Mariam) (DOB: 9/1829 in Union County, SC; DOD: Between 1900-1910 in Union County, SC). Alice was a housekeeper according to all the censuses.

1880 U.S. Census of Cross Keys,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  1242; Family History Film:  1255242; Page:  452A; Enumeration District:  152, Lines 41-48, "C. Rhett Prince"
C. Rhett Prince, W(hite), M(ale), 22 yrs old (DOB 1858), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
E. Alice Prince, W, F, 22 yrs old (DOB 1858), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha E. Prince, W, F, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha J. Briggs, W, F, 25 yrs old (DOB 1855), Single, Farm Laborer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Andrew J. Easters, W(hite), M(ale), 43 yrs old (DOB 1837), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary A. Briggs, W, F, 42 yrs old (DOB 1838), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
S. Armedia Briggs, W, F, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Adopted, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Peter Hamilton, B, M, 18 yrs old, Servant, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1900 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T623_ 1544; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 67, Lines 51-57, "Rhett Prince"
Rhett Prince, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Jany, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, rents farm, Can read and write
E. Alluse Prince (sic), Wife, W, F, Born May, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Mattee E. Prince (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born Aug, 1878, 21 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
C.F. Prince (sic), Son, W, M, Born July, 1880, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
C. Victor Prince, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1882, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Meriam Briggs (sic), Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Sept, 1829, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, W, F, Born April, 1853, 47 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write

1910 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1474; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0112; Image: 659; FHL Number: 1375487, Lines 14-18, "Clarence R. Prince" and Lines 19-22, "Frank D. Prince"
Clarence R. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1858), First marriage, Married 33 yrs (DOM 1877), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Miller in grist mill, Can read and write, Rents farm
Alice E. Prince, Wife, F, W, 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), First marriage, Married 33 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Victor C. Prince, Son, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer on home farm, Can read and write
Nancy Burnett, Mother, F, W, 74 yrs old (DOB 1836), Widowed, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, F, W, 57 yrs old (DOB 1853), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Frank D. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 28 yrs old (DOB 1882), First marriage, Married 7 yrs (DOM 1903), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Barber for public, Can read and write
Mollie Prince, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), First marriage, Married 7 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living (sic), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Julian R. Prince, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Hubert L. Prince, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

Clarence owned the general store show in these photographs. They lived in the house across the street from this store. The house and store were still there when I took these photos in 2003.
34.648891, -81.763666      34° 38' 56.01" N    81° 45' 49.20" W
4222 Cross Keys Hwy Union, SC 29379-9261. Phone: 864-427-0982


Clarence and Alice had 3 sons:
1) *Franklin Drayton Prince (DOB: 7/18/1880 in Union County, SC; DOD: 5/13/1940 in Spartanburg, SC) married Mary "Mollie, Molly" Cynthia Bain)

2) Victor Clarence Prince (DOB: 12/19/1882 in Union County, SC; DOD: 4/30/1945 in Atlanta, GA). He was a hobo and he drowned in a flooded river he tried to cross. His obituary is in the Spartanburg Herald Journal, 5/2/1945, Pg 7, obituary of Victor C. Prince.

3) Martha E. "Mattie" Prince (DOB: 8/1878 in Union County, SC; DOD: 3/29/1941 in Spartanburg, SC) married Clarence C. Sanders (DOB: about 1878 in Union County, SC; DOD: 12/4/1955 in Spartanburg, SC) on 4/12/1908 in Union County, SC. They had 2 children: C. Cooper Sanders, Amelia Sanders Rice.

Clarence died 2/18/1919 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC. Alice died 1/5/1912 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC. He and Alice are buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Cross Keys, Union County, SC.

SC Death Certificate #5283, Registration District #4200, Registered #2, Clarence Rhett Prince, DOD: 2/18/1919 in Cross Keys, Union County, SCMale, White, Widowed, DOB: 1/25/1858 in SC, 61 yrs, 23 days old
Occupation: Ginner
Father: Gist Prince, born in SCMother: Nancy Johnson, born in SCInformant: C.C. Sanders of Union, SCDOD: 2/18/1919 at 6 am
Cause of death: Bright's Disease
Burial: 2/19/1919 at Padgett's Creek Cemetery






Some of the documentation I have on their three children:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 1877682; Draft Board: 2, Serial #1596, Order #2988, Franke Drayton Prince (sic).
Address: Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC
Age: 38 yrs old, DOB: 7/18/1880
White
Occupation: Salesman and farming for (illegible), Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC
Nearest Relative: Mollie Prince, Enoree, Spartanburg county, SC
39-2-20-C
Height Short, Build Slender, Blue Eyes, Black Hair
Signed by him as Franklin Drayton Prince 9/12/1918

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 1877684; Draft Board: 0, Serial #2423, Order #a703, Victor Clarence Prince
RFD #2, Union, Union County, SC
35 yrs old, 12/19/1882
White
Occupation: Farming for self at RFD#2, Union, Union County, SC
Nearest Relative: Father, Clarence Rhett Prince, RFD #2, Union, Union County, SC
39-2-22-C
Medium Height, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair
Farmer
Signed by him on 9/11/1918

SC Death Certificate #5201, Registration District #40-A, Registered #206, Mrs. Mattie P. Sanders, DOD: 3/29/1941 in General Hospital, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Usual Residence: 608 Norwood St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Female, White, Married to C.C. Sanders, DOB: 8/23/1878 in Cross Keys (Union County), SC, 62 yrs, 7 mos, 6 days old
Occupation: Domestic
Father: Rhett Prince, born in SC
Mother: Alice Briggs, born in SC
Informant: C.C. Sanders of Spartanburg, SC
DOD: 3/29/1941 at 10:45pm
Cause of death: Carcinoma of carcum and intestinal obstruction
Burial: 3/31/1941 in Rosemont, Union, Union County, SC

SC Death Certificate #8576, Registration District #40-A, Registered #320, Mr. D.F. Prince, DOD: 5/13/1940 at 740 N. Liberty St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC (at home)
Male, White, DOB: (blank) in SC, 59 yrs old (DOB 1881)
Occupation: Merchant
Father: Rett Prince (sic), born in SC
Mother: Briggs (sic), born in SC
Informant: Mrs. D. F. Prince, Spartanburg, SC
DOD: 5/13/1940 at 3:30am
Cause of death: "found dead in bed called in after death probably heart attack"
Burial: 5/14/1940 in County (Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC)

In 1910, Victor was still living at home. Here he is in 1920. I have not found him in 1930 Census as of this time.
1920 U.S. Census of Columbia Ward 3, Richland County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1707; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 286, Line 5, "Victor C. Prince"
Victor C. Prince, Guard, M(ale), W(hite), 37 yrs old (DOB 1883), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Guard at SC Penitentiary

Here is Mattie and her husband in 1910-1930.
1910 U.S. Census of Bachelor St., Union, Union County, SC; Roll: T624_1474; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0126; Image: 1205; FHL Number: 1375487, Lines 44-47, "Clarence Sanders"
Clarence Sanders, Head, W(hite), M(ale), 31 yrs old (DOB 1879), First marriage, Married 2 yrs (DOM 1908), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cashier for bank, Can read and write, rents home
Mattie Sanders, Wife, W, F, 30 yrs old (DOB 1880), First marriage, Married 2 yrs, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Clarence Sanders Jr., Son, W, M, 11/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha Smith, Boarder, W, F, 72 yrs old, Widowed, 1 child with 0 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, seamstress at home

1920 U.S. Census of Mountain St., Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1713; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 984, Lines 14-18, "C.C. Sanders"
C.C. Sanders, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, President of bank
Mattie E. Sanders, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Cooper Sanders, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Amelia Sanders, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha Briggs, Aunt, F, W, 66 yrs old (DOB 1854), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation

1930 U.S. Census of S. Church St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 2213; Page: 34B; Enumeration District: 46; Image: 541.0, Lines 88-91, "Clamece C. Saunders" (sic, it's Clarence C. Sanders but Ancestry.com has him indexed is Clamece C. Saunders)
Clamece C. Saunders, Rents home for $40/month, owns radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 51 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married at age 30 yrs old (DOM 1908), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Field Manager of Life Ins
Mattie Saunders, F, W, Wife, 50 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married at age 29 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Cooper C. Saunders Jr., M, W, Son, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Can read and write, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Amelia Saunders, F, W, Daughter, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Can read and write, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

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