WILLIAM PRINCE
MEMORIAL DEDICATION

MAY 2, 2009
Princeton, Ky.





WILLIAM PRINCE
FOUNDER OF PRINCETON
BORN MAY 19 1752 DIED AUG. 10 1810
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT - HE SERVED AS A
CAPTAIN IN COLONEL BENJAMIN ROXBURY, SPARTAN
REGIMENT - SC 1782 ORGANIZED A GROUP FROM
96TH DISTRICT MIGRATED THROUGH CUMBERLAND GAP
SETTLED ON RED RIVER IN NW TENNESSEE
IN 1798 HE EXPLORED LAND ON EDDY CREEK
(BUILT SHANDY HALL ABOVE BIG SPRING
IN AN AREA CALLED EDDY GROVE)
A LARGE LAND OWNER, SURVEYOR, PUBLIC SERVANT
ESTABLISHED FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN EDDY GROVE
HIS FAMILY DONATED 50 ACRES FOR PRINCE'S PLACE
NOW CALLED PRINCETON - DEED RECORDED IN FIRST
CALDWELL COUNTY ORDER BOOK C - 1817 PAGE 150





Betty Counts, followed by Peggy Gilkey
prepares to lead the CG in to Post The Colors


Ladies Aux. Member, Peggy Gilkey
followed by Ohio Valley Color Guard



Presenting The Colors
Ken Gilkey, Don Counts


Presenting The Colors
John Van Zandt & Robert Hall


The beautiful backdrop was a Quilt Show
Color Guard Retires after Posting The Colors

Betty Counts & Peggy Gilkey
Ladies Aux. Members Retire after Posting of the Colors



Caldwell Co. Hist. Soc President Rodney Paris
Welcomes The Crowd


Caldwell Co. Hist. Soc Vice President Barbara
Van Hooser Schiltz, reads names of Prince descendants present.


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