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Sylvanus Cushing PRINCE

Male 1832 - 1908  (75 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus Cushing PRINCE 
    Born 7 Mar 1832  Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1908  Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Orrs Island Cemetery, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the website for the Salt Cod Cafe (www.saltcodcafe.com):

      "The Salt Cod Cafe derives its name from the historical nature of its location.
      In the early days, the major economic activity of Orr's Island was fishing. The shores were lined with fish houses and flakes for drying fish. In 1845, Sylvanus Cushing Prince established a general store on the southern tip of Orr's Island (Prince's Point) to create a market for the catches of the local fishermen. The store provided island residents with all needed goods, outfitted fishing vessels, and processed salt fish.
      Codfish bought from local fisherman was cleaned, graded, split, and salted in large hogsheads barrels. The hogshead barrels were filled with alternating layers of fish and salt. The pickled fish were removed from the barrels and spread out on flakes to dry. This was usually done in the fall of the year when the winds were strong enough to keep the flies off the fish until a proper salt crust had formed. A good dried salt cod could resist spoilage for at least nine months.
      Millions of pounds of codfish caught by local fishermen were cured on Prince's Point and shipped to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a major center for domestic and foreign trade. From Gloucester, the salt cod ended up on the dinner tables of many New Englander's and was also traded with the West Indies for sugar, molasses, and rum.
      In 2004, the Salt Cod Cafe (Prince Specialty Seafood Products, Inc.) was established by Alison Prince, the great great granddaughter of Sylvanus Cushing Prince, at the site of the old general store to continue the tradition of creating a market for local products."

      1870 U.S. Federal Census: Maine: Cumberland: Harpswell:
      Prince, Sylvanus C. 38, grocer & dealer in fish
      Fidelia, 34, keeping house
      Marcelus J., 15, at home,
      Albertine E, 12, at school
      Content J., 9
      Sanford J., 6
      Georgetta, 3
      John S., 1
    Person ID I21174  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Pyam PRINCE,   b. 5 Mar 1805, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1875, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Lois Hurd FURBUSH,   b. 10 Apr 1806, Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1869, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1826 
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fidelia T. SINNETT,   b. 17 Apr 1836, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1920, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1854  Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marcellus Judson PRINCE,   b. 30 Jan 1855, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1887, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Elbertina Eurana PRINCE,   b. 29 Sep 1857, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 68 years)
     3. Content Johnson PRINCE,   b. 27 Nov 1860, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 87 years)
     4. Sanford Jack PRINCE,   b. 22 Jul 1863, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1955, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Georgia Etta PRINCE,   b. 3 Jul 1866, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1940, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. John Sinnett PRINCE,   b. 26 Sep 1868, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1893, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Mary Jennie PRINCE,   b. 20 Jun 1871, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1832 - Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1854 - Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1908 - Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Orrs Island Cemetery, Orrs Island, Cumberland, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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