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Hi not sure where to post this but I need some help if any one can! My 2 x great grandad
Jacob prime 1848-1899 I can find him on 1891 England census and also his marriage in 1870 to Elizabeth Bailey. It states his place of birth as USA and his father's name John.
Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction of finding out where in the USA Jacob Prime was born/from?

I cant find anything before the marriage although he is on the 1871 census as Chas j prime and the next census is transcribed as Prince, on the census the family live in Tottenham and bethnal green and their children enrolled in school.
One last thing im 99% sure he was black. looking for a little help thank you
 

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From another forum...

Thought you might like to know that there was a "Missing Friend" advert in the "Boston Pilot" 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. "
So your Jacob is the one born New Haven, Connecticut with parents John and Mary - his age is mistakenly shown as 14 on the 1850 US census when it should say 4, and then he is 13 on the 1860 census but the surname was mistranscribed as Prieve on ancestry. His Civil War record shows that he was 19 in 1864
 

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Publication Number: M1824
Record Group: 94
State: United States
Roll: 0065
Military Unit: 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (Colored)
Full Name: Prime, Jacob
Age: 19
Year: 1864
Estimated Birth Year: 1844 - 1845
Conflict Period: Civil War (Union)
Branch: Union Army
Served For: United States of America

 

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Us Census 1850
https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=USM/VETGRV/4416485
Household Members

Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Gender: Age Birth year Birth place
John Prime Male 64 1786 Massachusetts
Rebecca Prisue Female 48 1802 South Carolina
Nathaniel Prime Male 21 1829 Indiana
William Prime Male 19 1831 Indiana
John T Prime Male 16 1834 Indiana
Mariah Prime Female 12 1838 Indiana
Mary Prime Female 9 1841 Indiana
Margaret Prime Female 7 1843 Indiana
Jacob Prime Male 4 1846 Indiana
 
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Us Census 1850
https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=USM/VETGRV/4416485
Household Members

Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Gender: Age Birth year Birth place
John Prime Male 64 1786 Massachusetts
Rebecca Prisue Female 48 1802 South Carolina
Nathaniel Prime Male 21 1829 Indiana
William Prime Male 19 1831 Indiana
John T Prime Male 16 1834 Indiana
Mariah Prime Female 12 1838 Indiana
Mary Prime Female 9 1841 Indiana
Margaret Prime Female 7 1843 Indiana
Jacob Prime Male 4 1846 Indiana
This Jacob you can follow through his continues his life in america and dies there, thank you x
 
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Name Jacob Prime Event Type Census Event Date 1860 Event Place New Haven City 1st Ward, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Gender Male Age 13 Race Black Birth Year (Estimated) 1847 Birthplace Conn

Mary Prime F 40
Harriet L Prime F 19
Raphaella Prime F 17
Martha Prime F 15
Jacob Prime M 13
Joseph Prime M 10
Andrew Prime M 8
Sarah Prime F 6
Thank you I think this might be right person, his on the previous census incorrectly aged 14 instead of 4, I'm hoping I can find a record to officially connect Jacob prime 1848-1899 to my tree, I strongly believed this is the correct man x
Thank you for your help
 

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Looks like he was living at number 6 and number 22 Queens Buildings, Bethnal Green between 1890 and 1897 then 28 Tyssen Street, Hackney in 1899.
 

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"This Jacob you can follow through his continues his life in america and dies there, thank you"


PRIME, JACOB 1899 M Quarter 50 in HACKNEY GRO Reference: Volume 01B Page 364
 
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Looks like he was living at number 6 and number 22 Queens Buildings, Bethnal Green between 1890 and 1897 then 28 Tyssen Street, Hackney in 1899.
Yes that's right, before that they are in Tottenham record its transcribed as prince in 1881 and one before that his chas j prime! I can trace him here in UK on censuses and his children's school records x
 
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"This Jacob you can follow through his continues his life in america and dies there, thank you"

The Jacob prime that Elle put up in1850 you can follow through he dies in USA.
My one comes to england and dies here 1899 x
PRIME, JACOB 1899 M Quarter 50 in HACKNEY GRO Reference: Volume 01B Page 364
 
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Jacob B Prime
Name: Jacob B PrimeEvent Type: CensusEvent Year: 1850Event Place: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United StatesGender: MaleAge: 14Race: BlackRace: BBirth Year (Estimated): 1836Birthplace: ConnecticutHouse Number: 1102

Household
Role
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Age
Birthplace
John Prime

Male
50
New York
Mary Prime

Female
35
New York
Julia A Prime

Female
16
Connecticut
John L Prime

Female
15
Connecticut
Louisa Prime

Female
11
Connecticut
Ralphaella Prime

Female
9
Connecticut
Martha Prime

Female
7
Connecticut
Jacob B Prime

Male
14
Connecticut
Joseph Prime

Male
1
Connecticut

1850 USA cencus incorrectly transcribed as Jacob being 14
 

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Jacob B Prime
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Jacob B PrimeEvent Type: CensusEvent Year: 1850Event Place: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United StatesGender: MaleAge: 14Race: BlackRace: BBirth Year (Estimated): 1836Birthplace: ConnecticutHouse Number: 1102

This one looks correct, so now we have to find a marriage between John and Mary around 1834 either in New York or Connecticut. There is a John Prime in the 1840, Little Falls, Herkimer, New York which maybe him but not sure.
 
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Jacob B Prime
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Jacob B PrimeEvent Type: CensusEvent Year: 1850Event Place: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United StatesGender: MaleAge: 14Race: BlackRace: BBirth Year (Estimated): 1836Birthplace: ConnecticutHouse Number: 1102

This one looks correct, so now we have to find a marriage between John and Mary around 1834 either in New York or Connecticut. There is a John Prime in the 1840, Little Falls, Herkimer, New York which maybe him but not sure.
Thank you so much you've been so helpful! I've spent the day looking in to jacobs siblings records! I'm trying to see if I can find Marys maiden name on something, as I can't find the marriage record of john and Mary yet.
 

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