Martha Patsy Prince

Female27 August 1793–29 January 1877

Brief Life History of Martha Patsy

When Martha Patsy Prince was born on 27 August 1793, in Buchanan, Virginia, United States, her father, John Prince, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Freeman, was 23. She married Obediah J Belcher on 8 February 1815, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mercer, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Rock, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 29 January 1877, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Obediah J Belcher
Martha Patsy Prince
Marriage: 8 February 1815
Thompson C. Belcher
Bartley Belcher
Elizabeth Belcher
Littleberry Belcher
Christian Louis Belcher
Nancy Belcher
Chrispyanos Amos Belcher
John N. Belcher
Juliana Belcher
Mary Anna Belcher
Elizabeth Belcher
George W. Belcher

Sources (16)

  • Martha Belcher in household of Obediah Belcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Belcher in household of Obadiah Belcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Patsey Prince in entry for Obediah Belcher, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1815Giles, Virginia, United States
  • Children (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 19

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 26

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (from Latin princeps).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Prinz ‘prince’, or its Czech, Slovak, Slovenian or some other Slavic cognate Princ, from princ ‘prince’.

    Americanized form of Slovenian Primc: status name for one who lives in the house of his father-in-law, from a derivative of primiti ‘to accept, to take over’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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