Descendents of Robert Prince to Marion Wilcox
Information and Links on Sarah Warren Prince Osborne
and the Salem Witch Trials
The Genealogy of the Prince Family from 1660 to 1899.
By Frank A. Prince, Danielson, Conn. 1899 p. 12-25
1. ROBERT PRINCE, ; died at Salem village, now
Danvers, Mass., June 4, 1674; married April 5, 1662, Sarah Warren
of Watertown; she died in jail, May 1692. She was the
Sarah Osborne who was the first to die of the Witch Hunt in Salem
Village, Mass in 1692.
i James, b. Jan 19, 1664-5; d. Sept., 1666.
ii James, b. Aug. 15, 1668.
iii Elizabeth, b.. Feb. 19, 1669-70
2. iv Joseph.
See part II below for more information on Sarah
Warren and the Salem Witch Trials
Here is a site which has Robert's will.A History of Salem Massachusetts, Volume II, 1638-1670 By Sidney Perley; Salem, Mass. Sidney Perley 1926 Pages 31, 32, 33, 34 contains information on Robert Prince and Sarah and some of their offspring.
2. JOSEPH (5), b. in Salem village; m. June 3, 1698, Elizabeth
Robinson, who was
bapt. July 9, 1704. Joseph had the western part of his father's farm in the division
made May 21, 1696.
3. i. Robert, b. Dec. 29, 1700; bapt. Oct. 22, 1704.
ii. Timothy b. May 30, 1702; d. y.
iii Joseph, b. Oct. 1703; d. six weeks later.
iv. Joseph, bapt. Oct. 22, 1704.
v. Elizabeth, July 29, 1705; d. y.
vi Solomon, bapt. Mar. 30, 1707. Removed to Salem then to Thompson, Conn. Was
a "cordwainer." (shoemaker)
vii Susanna, bapt July 3, 1709.
viii Abel, bapt. Apr. 8,1711; m. at Salem, July 31,1735, Hannah Eaton.
ix Martha, bapt. June 21, 1713. Perhaps the Martha who m. 22 Dec., 1747, Thomas
x Elizabeth, bapt. Mar. 18, 1716; m. Oct. 2, 1736, John Nichols.
xi William bapt. Sept. 8, 1717.
xii. Samuel, bapt. June 17, 1719.
xiii. Timothy, bapt. Aug. 12, 1722.
3. ROBERT son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Robinson) Prince, b. in
village, Dec. 29, 1700; bapt. Oct. 22, 1704; m. first, Phebe Symonds; m. second,
previous to 1747, Mary _______. July 22, 1720,
Children by First Wife.
bapt July 19, 1730; m. first _______ Perry; m. second, Elizabeth
ii Mary, bapt Apr. 31, 1731; m. Solomon Ormsbee.
iii Ebenezer, bapt July 3, 1732; m. Rebecca Carroll
iv Sarah, bapt July 25, 1736; Probably died young.
v David, Bapt Feb. 19, 1737; m. Eunice Porter.
vi Sarah, bapt June 29,1740; m. William Whittemore.
vii Elizabeth, bapt Mar. 13, 1742-3; m. Elijah Corbin.
Above born in Salem village.
Children by Second Wife.
b. in Killingly, (North Parish) now Thompson; bapt Nov. 13, 1748;
4. ix Robert, .b. Jan. 20, 1754; m. Jemima Bixby
4. Robert Prince, born Jan. 20, 1754 in Thompson m. March
17, 1775 in Thompson, Jemima
Bixby, Who was born May 2, 1756; died September 18, 1821. She was the first of six
children of Nathan Bixby , Jr. and Mary Burril; who were married in 1755. Nathan Bixby
came from Topsfield Mass. Robert died 1829. He served in the 11th regiment militia under
command of Lieutenant Paine Convese in 1776 on the march to West Chester N.Y. from
Woodstock, Pomfret, Killingly. He also served in the Lexington Alarm of 1775.
5. x Jemima Prince , born Apr. 2, 1797 , died Sept. 25, 1856, age 57.
Here is a link to Jemima's father Nathaniel on a site dealing
And here is a link which shows Nathan Bixby's mother's genealogy. She was Abigail ROGERS .
5 Jemima Prince ,born Apr. 2, 1797 in Thompson, CT. , m
27 Mar 1820 in Thompson CT, Thomas Benson b. 1788 . Jemima died Sept. 25,
1856, in Thompson, Conn.
i. Robert Prince BENSON b: 1821
ii. Sarah Key BENSON b: 1823
iii. Alphonzo BENSON b: 1825
iv. Mary Ann BENSON b: 1827
v. Jane Davis BENSON b: 1829
vi. Cornella BENSON b: 1834
6. vii. Thomas BENSON b: Oct. 23, 1835
viii. Albert BENSON b: 1840
Here is a link to Amy Crook's Gedcom file on the RootsWeb
WorldConnect Project: Benson
6 Thomas Benson, b. Oct. 23, 1835 m. Apr. 16,
1867 Worcester, Mass. , Sarah
Blackstone. Thomas d. Thompson Ct. April 12, 1878 . He was a civil war veteran.
7 i. Eugenia b. 4 Mar 1868
ii Mary Alice b. 10 Apr 1870, d. 23 Feb 1872
8 iii Helen Frances b. 11 Mar 1873,
7 Eugenia Benson b. 4 Mar 1868, m. Abner Boothby of Kennebunkport ME,
i Martha Helen Boothby b. ca 1903
ii Eugenia Mildred Boothby b. ca 1905
iii Wallace Boothby b. ca1908
8. Helen Frances Benson, b. 11 Mar 1873 m. Ellsworth S Wilcox
b. 28 Jul 1880, m. ,
(Son of Charles Augustus Wilcox and Hannah Carpenter) d. Oct. 15, 1937, Putnam
8.ii Marion Agnes b. FEB 10,1907.
Here is a link to Helen's Obituary
Here is a page dedicated to WIlcox
Here is a link to a site which gives a chronology of the events of 1692 in Salem. Here is a site which has Robert's will. It was the conflict over this will which put Sarah into conflict with the Putnam's. Thomas and Edward Putnam were amungst those who brought charges against her for witchcraft. This is a link to the warrant for Titube's and Sarah Osborne's arrest.
Here's one which ignores the social controversy but takes an interesting genealogical viewpoint Ninth Generation
This is a page devoted to Sarah Osborne's House
We took some pictures in Danvers on our visit in 2000. Here is a page with pictures of Sarah and Robert's house and of the Salem Witch Hysteria Memorial.
Here is a bibliography and background on The Salem Witch Trials from Gonzaga University.
Elizabeth Knapp, the grand daughter of John and Margaret Warren of Watertown, MA. may have been Sarah's niece. Elizabeth Knap was also the affected child in the Groton Witchcraft incident recorded by Rev Samuel Willard in 1671.
The University of Virginia has developed a wonderful site with many original texts available online. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/
Ogram's Web site
has lots of original source material and links to other information on
the Salem witch trials. She also has a page devoted to subscribing to the
Margo Burns has an excellent 93 item Annotated
Bibliography which covers the Salem Witch Trials and their milieux
This site is the most thorough site I have found so far.