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Black/Indian from R.I. Prince Bent

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Re: Black/Indian from R.I. Prince Bent

Posted: 11 Jan 2014 11:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi thanks for sharing your research on the Bent family and the record of Prince's second wife. I've been trying to help some cousins find the tie from Julia Ann (Bent) Pierce to her grandfather Jacob Perry, my uncle several generations removed. I have not been able to identify any of his children, though Julia Ann witnessed a document Jacob signed in the 1840s and was mentioned in his will as a beneficiary. I'm hoping to examine some of the Providence probate and town council records soon for more clues as part of the Perry family was said to have moved there.

I was intrigued when you mentioned Lydia was Prince Sr.'s first wife and did some research. His other wife Betsey (Cuffee) Bent was said to have died in 1833. When I found Cornelia Case's death record it said she was born in 1810, and on the 1850 Providence census it put her year of birth ca. 1812... AFTER Prince Jr.'s birth... so the relationship between Prince Sr., Lydia and Betsey looks a little more complicated!
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