Center is great grandmother Margaret Henderson Jones daughters Eliza Henderson "Aunt Baby" left and Georgia Mae (Jones) Mathis right
Center picture is Annie Mae Mathis Cash Byrd daughter of Georgia Mathis in 2008 wedding of her grandson Derrick Cash living now in Cleveland OH about 98 years old
PRINCEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH Gonzales, TX Rev. E. S. Grey - Pastor Sis. Georgia M. Mathis -Sec
The Princeville community was about six miles from Gonzales and near the Greenwood road, FM 466. The earliest school records available listed twenty-eight pupils attending the Princeville School.
The Princeville Baptist Church was founded by the Reverend Mitchell Harrison June 10, 1872. Davis Prince, thus the source of the name, donated the Land Princeville. Few churches were able to retain early membership lists, but Princeville even kept their member’s occupations. Though no dates were available, the following early members were listed:
Deacons: Samuel Prince Sr., Boston Prince Sr., Moses More, Orong Thomas, Henry Johnson, Will Cubet, Gilbert B. Prince, Phillip Johnson, Will Clark, Austin Hood, Dallas Prince, Sidney Johnson, Manie Johnson, Rea Johnson, John Lampkin, Lonnie S. Smith, Delbert Mathis, Leroy Perreman, Miles Littlefield.
Sunday School superintendents: Brother A. W. Prince, Brother G. W. Prince, Brother G. B. Prince Sr., Brother D. E. Prince;
Teachers of public school: Treasia Smith, Samuel Prince Jr., Susie Johnson Jr., Pinkie Prince. Gertrude Thomas, Milton Prince, Clarence Mae Mathis, L. J. Hodges;
Musicians: Lucinda Thomas, Alma Prince, Lue Payne, Elmyra Cubit, Bessie Johnson, Clista Hodges, Arime Smith, Ester Prince and L. S. Smith;
Missionary presidents: Sarah Prince Sr., Sarah Prince Jr., Ida Prince, Minerva Lampkin and Georgia M. Mathis;
Mechanics: Moses Smith, Larn D. Mathis, Eddie Johnson;
Carpenters: Walter Johnson, Larn D. Mathis;
Seamstresses: Annie Mae Mathis, Georgia Mae Jones, Parthenia Jones, Malvine Prince, Easter Prince, Jessie Mae Thomas;
Nurses: Lillie Henderson, Walter Johnson and Mary Henderson.
By Genevieve B. Vollentine
Gonzales, County Texas Records
David Prince Donates property for church by this deed to members for the sum of $5.00
The State of Texas county of Gonzales ç
Know all men by these presents that IDavid Prince
of the county of Gonzales and state forresaid in
considration of the sum of five dollars
to me in hand paid by the members of Princeville
Church of the county of Gonzales
and state of Texas the receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged have granted, bargained
sold, conveyed and released and by these presents do
grant, bargain, sell , convey and
release into the said members of said church and their
successors the following described
property to wit one acre of land out of the tract upon
which I now reside it being a front of the Salinas Grant in the county of Gonzales and State of Texas, beginning at a rock set for corner on the North side of the public road leading from the town of Gonzales to the town of Luling thence N 90 degrees E .75 to rock set for corner thence S60 degree 6 75 26/100 vas to rock set for corner Thence S 30 dgrees W.75 to rock set for corner. thence S 30 degree W. 75 to rock set for the corner. Thence N 60 degrees W 75 26/100 to the place of beginning said acre. Now has church Bilding upon it. together with all and singular the rights, members improvements hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said members and theeir successors in the church forever and I do here by bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said members & their sucessors against ever person whomsoever lawfully claiming as to claim the same or any part therof.
Witness my hand at home this the Sixth day of April 1894
David [his × mark] Prince
Inside Remains of Princeville
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking untoJesus the author and finisher of our faith;..." Hebrews 12:1-2
David Prince 67 and Lucy Prince 66 by the 1870 census came from Georgia slavery with their children: Boston 38, Samuel 24 (wife Sarah/Sally) 20, Greene 26(wife Jane, Catherine 27, Cornelia, Penelope 20
* Greene L and Samuel R. are twins 8 year old first appear on 1880 census Household 488A
David Prince &
* Greene L
Mary J. Thomas
Subject: Fw: infomation about a town named Princeville
Date: Monday, June 05, 2006 8:58 PM
----- Original Message -----
From: Gonzales County Record Center
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: infomation about a town named Princeville
Good afternoon Richard,
After going through deed records David (Davis in the history book) sold one acre of land to be used for the "new" (this is my quote, as we know the older Princeville Cemetery in on the river and no one can get down there to do an inventory and the original church was nearby) Princeville Church for $5 on April 6, 1894. This church and the Princeville Cemetery #2, as the neighbors call it, are right on the highway.
I am going to give you three census records for Gonzales County on the Prince Family. If they were slaves, we don't know for whom as they do not show up on the Gonzales County Census for 1860.
Name Age Place of Birth I think the siblings are:
Boston 38 Georgia
Boston 11/12 Texas
Catherine 27 Georgia
David 67 "
Gilbert 2 Texas
Greene 26 Georgia
Hugh L. 6/12 Texas
Jane 10 "
Lucinda 6 "
Lucy 66 North Carolina
Lucy M. 1 Texas
Mira 7 "
Moses 13 "
Penelope 20 Georgia
Sally 20 "
Samuel 24 "
Jane 21 Texas
Margarett A. 2 "
Mary A. 1 "
Keep in mind the names Sarah and Sally were interchangeable. I would think Boston #1, Greene, Samuel, and Catherine were siblings, We do know for sure Sally and Samuel are the parents of: Boston, the eleven month old and Gilbert.
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Here is family member and Jerline Clack. Jerline (Jeri) still lives in Gonzales and owns the Princeville Baptist Church property as well as Princeville Cemetery #2. Jeri and other family members are working on getting an easement to the old Princeville Cemetery and be declared as a historical site.
Here are some of the Prince brothers
Dr. Green L. Prince, Pastor Avenue L Baptist Church, Galveston, TX "The Oldest Black Baptist Church in Texas", 1934- 1956 President of the National Baptist Convention of America twin brother to Samuel R. Prince below
Mrs. G. L. Prince wife the pastor's wife
National Baptist Convention, Little Rock Arkansas Sept 10-14, 1947 - Dr. G. L. Prince, President (left side of group picture)
(Center side of group picture) Center vested man is Uncle Greene, President of Nat'L Bapt Conv.
Here I am at Avenue L in Galveston Texas on a beautiful Sunday morning...Praise the Lord for His great riches!!!
August 1st 2010 I back tracked my roots of my great uncle Dr. Greene L. Prince
Avenue L Baptist Church Galveston, TX "The Oldest Black Church in Texas"
Historical marker in front of church says: The Rev. G. L Prince, 1934-56 Later President of The National Baptist Convention and of Mary Allen College in Crockett, Texas
I met the present pastor Rev. E. R. Johnson and he invited me to read the morning scripture and join in the Lord's Supper
These ladies Cary Bell Thomas Clay left in white whose mother Sis. Carrie Bell during Rev. G. L. Prince times and Florence Cook Hilton was baptized by Rev. G. L. Prince
Bro. Lawrence (B-bone) Thomas is the grandson of Carrie Bell Thomas and nephew of Sis. Carrie Bell Thomas Clay. The Thomas family grew up in this church. Sis. Ruth Hall another daughter of Sis. Carrie Bell Thomas became the church musician
Brother Roland Thomas is cousin of Sis. Carrie Bell Thomas Clay and of Brother Lawrence Thomas
Sis. Gloria Miles and her son who was a baby when uncle was pastor
Sis. Irene Thomas Young is also a relative of the Thomas family. She is the cousin of Bro. Lawrence Thomas and wife of Deacon Johnnie Young
The Rev. G. L. Prince served as Pastor from 1934-1956. Rev. Prince was President of the Baptist World Alliance and President of Mary Allen College in Crockett, Texas. He traveled extensively throughout America, Europe, Asia and Africa for the cause of Christ. He served as the President of the National Baptist Convention of America. He organized for the church, the Brotherhood, Junior Mission, Choir No. 2, Junior Choir, the Benevolent, and a Mary Allen Club. He also remodeled the Annex of the church, now known as the Fellowship Hall. He was 86 years of age at the time of his passing in 1956.
Dr. Samuel Robert Prince, (left below)Pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX President of General Baptist Convention of Texas and twin Brother to Dr. Green above
Dr. Pinkney A. Prince, Pastor Morning Star Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill
Morning Star was organized on July 15, 1917 at 3800 South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, Illinois by a group of 21 baptized believers, who were guided by the Holy Spirit. The Church was named Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church by Brother William Samuels, one of the original organizers. (It was organized in the midst of World War I and the only hope, peace and assurance could be found in our Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ.)
The first elected Officers were: Pastor: Rev. Edmund Dallas Hubbard; Deacon: Brother William Samuels as Chairman of the Board; Clerk: Deacon Warren R. Salter; Treasurer: Sister Emily Hubbard. Other officers were later elected and auxiliaries and departments were formed. The General Missionary Society was organized in 1918. All of the original organizers have gone home to be with God and they have left their footprints in the sands of time and have given us a good, solid and firm foundation to build upon.
On April 1, 1919, a charter was granted to the Church by the State of Illinois, under the name of Morning Star Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. Also, in 1919 the Church purchased the property at 3800 South Vincennes. Through the years, the Church continued to grow spiritually, financially and numerically under the leadership of the second and third Pastors, Rev. George W. Alexander and Rev. Picney A. Prince. In May, 1933, the final note of the property at 3800 South Vincennes Avenue was paid. A Mortgage burning service was held in July, 1933, under the leadership of our fourth Pastor, Rev. Ira Monroe Hendon. In 1936, the property was sold to the government for a housing development. Morning Star has had eight Pastors, six of whom have been called home to Glory.
1st - Rev. Edmund D. Hubbard (July, 1917 - January, 1922). He resigned to serve as a Missionary in Liberia, West Coast of Africa.
2nd - Rev. George W. Alexander (February 22, 1922 - June, 1926). He was recommended by Rev. E. D. Hubbard and served for four years, then resigned.
3rd - Rev. Picney A. Prince (1926 - 1931). Due to ill health, he was unable to continue his pastoral duties and was granted a leave of absence. He went to Texas where he remained until his death.
Rev. Garrett W. Prince, Pastor, Mt Olive Baptist Church Houston, TX
Uncle Garrett W. Prince (Rev. G. W. Prince) seated bottom right
Rev. Adolph Prince 101st Birthday in 1978
Rev. Boston J. Prince, Pastor Messiah Baptist Church Cleveland, OH
"And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it..." Matthew 16: 16-19
SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH is the oldest congregation of black BAPTISTS in Cleveland and second only to ST. JOHN'S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL (AME) CHURCH as Cleveland's oldest church. The nucleus of the early membership consisted of a group of recent AFRICAN AMERICAN migrants from the South who worshipped at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH and regularly gathered at a small grocery store owned by Michael Gregory at 245 Erie (East 9th) Street. Alarmed by the growing number of black worshippers, some of the white members of the First Baptist Church sought to prevent any more blacks from joining the congregation. Their proposal was contested by JOHN MALVIN, leader of Cleveland's black community, and some of the white members, leading to a compromise for the formation of a Mission church for black Baptists. In August 1849, the First Baptist Church formed the mission in a converted storage barn on Brownell (East 14th) Street and appointed Rev. J. Weeks to serve as a pro-tem pastor. The membership initially consisted of the Gregory group along with other black members of the First Baptist. The mission gained official recognition as a Baptist denominational church, Shiloh Baptist Church, in August 1850. Rev. William Pennington Brown, a native of West Virginia ordained by the First Baptist Church, was appointed the first pastor of Shiloh in August 1851. Under his leadership, the membership surpassed fifty and the church moved to larger quarters on Central Avenue near Perry (East 22nd) Street. Rev. L. E. White succeeded Brown, serving at Shiloh from 1863 to 1865. He oversaw the organization of the church's first Sunday School and Baptist Young People's Union (BYPU). During the pastorate of Rev. I. V. Bryant (1867-85), Shiloh acquired property on Sterling (East 30th) Street near Scovill Avenue, which the congregation fashioned into a commodious church. Rev. Riley Wilson, who succeeded Bryant in 1885, organized the church's first Board of Deacons and Trustees, but internal differences resulted in his resignation in 1893. Over half of the congregation left Shiloh at Wilson's urging, forming the nucleus of the ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH. Under the leadership of Rev. D. E. Dandridge (1895-1903), the church secured a loan from JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER to erect a brick and stone edifice in place of its frame building. The new church building contained a large auditorium, a lecture room, and a water-powered pipe organ. Rev. Dandridge, however, followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, leaving Shiloh to form the Mt. Haven Baptist Church after internal dissension arose. Unable to pay the mortgage on its building, Shiloh closed its doors in 1903 and the congregation temporarily gathered at the home of Deacon Watson on East 31st Street.
Rev. Boston J. Prince of Texas was dispatched to Cleveland in late 1903 by the Ohio State Baptist Convention to reconstitute Shiloh and, after two years of litigation, the church regained its property. Following the departure of Rev. Prince in 1907, Rev. Edward H. Smith of Kentucky assumed the pastorate at Shiloh. He secured the cancellation of a $3,000 mortgage owed by the church and modernized the physical plant of the church by installing heating and electrical systems. Smith, however, resigned in 1916 following the resurgence of internal discord in the congregation. Rev. Charles Fishback of Kansas led a growing church of some 1,500 members during WORLD WAR I and inaugurated a fundraising campaign for a new church building, raising $29,000 before his untimely death in 1921. Rev. Prince returned to lead the congregation in 1921. He continued the fundraising drive and purchased the former B'NAI JESHURUN synagogue at East 55th Street and Scovill Avenue for $110,000 in 1923. Shiloh relocated to its new quarters in 1925 following the Grand March to the synagogue from the old church building. Internal disagreements led Rev. Prince to resign his post at Shiloh in 1926 and establish the Messiah Baptist Church with his followers. Messiah meet regularly in Cleveland Ohio: Messiah Bapt Church 7401 Cedar Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103 216 431-1870
Samuel & Sarah Prince Family Tree - son of David and Lucy Prince of Georgia Slavery
David Prince - Samuel Prince Father
[David donated property for Princeville Baptist Church]
Samuel & Sarah Prince Parents of 11 boys and two girls
1. Dr. G. L. Prince, Pas- Ave L. B C Galveston
Pres. Nat'l Bapt. Convent of America (Twin Bro S.R.)
2. Dr. S. R. Prince, Pas M. Pisgah Ft. Wor
Pres. Gen Bapt. Convent of TX (Twin Bro G.L.)
3. Rev. Boston J. Prince, Pas Messiah B C
4. Rev. Garrett W. Prince, Pastor
Mount Olive B. C. Houston, TX
5. Dr. Pinkney Prince, Pastor
Morning Star B. C., Chicago, IL
6. Dallas Prince, Gonzales, TX
7. Virgie Prince, Gonzales, TX
8. Rev. Adolph Prince, San Antonio
9. John Prince, Gonzales, TX
10. Gilbert B. Sr./Cornelia (Henderson)Prince
<<My Dad's parents - Gonzales
11. Milton Prince, Gonzales
1. Sarah Prince, Gonzales, TX
2. Alma Prince, Gonzales
Gilbert B. Prince Sr. & Cornelia Henderson Prince Tree
Gilbert B. Sr. & Cornelia (Henderson) Prince
Parents of 10 siblings - 2 unknown
1. Clara Prince
2. Malvina Prince
3. Raphael Prince
4. Amos Prince
5. Versa Prince (twin to Verlie)
6. Verlie Prince
7. Metton Prince
10. Gilbert B. Prince Jr.- youngest my dad
Pastor G. B. Prince Jr. and family
Left to right Richard, Dad, Mother, Pastor T. J. Prince
Dad me and my brother T. J. Prince...below left to right Angela, Connie, Betty and mother...last picture Dad, Elbert Jr., and Elbert
Pastor T. J. Prince, Pilgrim Rest Baptist entrance
Hanging out in San Francisco with my brother Tim after I graduated from University of North Texas State. Pastor T. J. Prince was Pastor of Abyssinian at 528 33rd Street located in the City of Oakland
Tim's kids: Tim Jr, Cynthia, Gregory,
Tim's kid: Karen
My brother Elbert's family: Elbert Jr., Elbert, Connie wife, and daughter Miranda
Pastor Gilbert B. Jr.& Ruby Mae (Burleson) Prince
Parents of 6 sibling
1. Gilbert B. Prince III - died 18 months
2. Betty Joe (Prince) McClellan
3. Pastor Timothy Joe (Wife - Denise) Prince
4. Garrett William Prince
5. Richard Allen Prince
6. Elbert James (Wife Connie) Prince
Dr. Samuel Robert Prince Family - son of Samuel & Sarah - twin to Dr. Green L. Prince
Dr. Samuel Robert Prince Family
Pastor, Mt Pisgah B.C. Fort Worth TX
1. Earnest (Oldest son)
Left home early
Had one son - Luther T. Prince MN Grad MIT
3. Samuel Prince II
Wife Rosie Lee (Prince) Denson/married 29 years
I interviewed Rosie age 96 about 2004
Youngest son of S. R. Prince
Move to New York - no children
husband named Foster
3 girls: Rosalyn, Lillian & Francine
Moved to New York
1 son: Jim Robinson
2 sons: Donald Conally & Percy
David & Lucy Prince, founding head of family had sons:Samuel, Boston, Greene, Gilbert...Samuel & Sarah had the 11 sons and two girls, Boston had Boston Jr., Greene had David Prince, J.W. Prince and sister Mary J. Thomas
2 son and one daughter known
David L. Prince
(death certificates name old Greene father)
John W. Prince
Mary J. Thomas
Green Lanzine Prince Family Tree - son of David & Lucy Prince from Georgia slavery
Green L. and Jane Mathis 3 Children: David L., John Wesley & Mary Jane Thomas
"These all died in faith...and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." Hebrews 11:13
Here is the 1870 Census from Gonzales co records*Father/Mother
Name Age Place of Birth
David 67 Georgia – Head of household
Lucy 66 North Carolina – Head of household
I think the siblings are:
Boston 38 Georgia
Boston 11/12 Texas
Catherine 27 Georgia
Gilbert 2 Texas
*Greene 26 Georgia<<<<<<<Greene Prince here is son of elder
*David Prince 67 and *Mother Lucy Prince 66 Heads of Prince Family Tree
Greene L. Prince26 is brother to Samuel Prince 24 married to Sally/Sarah Prince 20 below (Samuel and Sarah were parents to the 11 boys and two girls most of the boys became ministers). Please note in the records Sally and Sarah are interchangeable. Death certificates shows: **David Prince/John Wesley Prince/and Mary Jane Thomas are siblings
Hugh L. 6/12 Texas
Jane 10 "
Lucinda 6 "
Lucy M. 1 Texas
Mira 7 "
Moses 13 "
Penelope 20 GeorgiaSally 20 "Samuel 24 "
David L. Prince, son of Green L. Prince
David L. Prince death certificate. Please note father Greene and Mother Jane
John Wesley Prince death certificate, please note father Greene Prince and mother Jane Mathis
John Wesley & Elmira Williams Prince Family
Children of John Wesley and Elmira Prince
 Alvin Prince  Elmira Easton  Penola Flowers  Beatrice Thomas
John Wesley's son - Alvin Prince born: November 2, 1900 died August 11, 1982
John Wesley Prince Jr. right & daughter, Carolyn Flowers
Third generation of John Wesley Prince Jr. Here is Angela Diaz family daugther of Carolyn Flowers and grand daughter of John Wesley Prince Jr.
Mary J. Thomas, please note father is Greene Prince and mother is Jane Mathis
Bradford Prince Born March 10, 1915 to David L. & Cloma Polk. He had three brothers, T. C., Sam, and Robert) and five sisters, (Arzella, Quilla Mae, Roberta, Marvelous and Eleanor) all of whom preceeded him in death. While growing up, he attended a Methodist Church with his mother and Providence Baptist Church with his father. At the early age of 9 he gave his life to Christ. He learned to play an organ at an early age. He used this gift in a variety of ways when he moved to Burkbrnett and united with Providence Baptist Church serving as pianist, chairman of deacons, Sunday School superintendent, Brotherhood president and teacher. He also trained and managed serveral quartets groups in the local area, one of which was made up of his last five children.
Winston (Arlene) Prince
Los Angeles, CA
Wichita Falls, TX
" " "
Bradford Prince, Jr.,
" " "
John (Clara) Prince
" " "
James (Brenda) Prince
" " "
Lescia (Kay) Wenzler
San Antonio, TX
Donald R. Prince
Linda (Prince) Johnson
Bradford Prince - 19 grandchildren
Glen Ayers, Jr.,
Tamela D. Prince
John Prince, Jr.
James Prince Jr.
Monica Nelson Jones
Bradford Prince - 11 Great grandchildren
Kevin Bailey, Jr.,
Bradford Prince - 1 great great grandson - Brandon Bailey
Mrs. Arzella P. Lewis, born March 30, 1902
Sister Beatrice Joyce Prince Thomas born June 19, 1908 died October 21, 1999 daughter of John and Elmira Prince
Beatrice Prince Thomas
Group portrait: Left to right Eleanor, T. C., Roberta, Marvvelous, Robert, Quilla, Bradford, Arzella
Mrs. Eleanor Prince Williams November 3, 1926 - October 17, 1982 "Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country..." Jermiah 22:10 Eleanor was the youngest of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. David/Cloma Prince
Mr. Ellis Williams born December, 29, 1915 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams
Mrs. Elmirea P. Eaton was the first child born to Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Prince Apri 9, 1905 in Gonzales, County. Mrs. Eaton graduated from Texas Southern University and taught school in Gonzales county for thirty years. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:17
Lt. Col. Retired Ernest Shelton Williams born to Roberta Prince Williams and Ernest Mason Williams September 17, 1934 - April 6, 2005
Mrs. Marvelous Prince Terry born September 3, 1919 in Gonzales one of nine children born to Mr. & Mrs. David (Cloma) Prince. Died March 11, 1981.
Alvin Prince on left...Moses Prince Large bottom left the smaller is Elvin Jr.
Bottom left Elmira Prince Eaton Picture top left to right Panola and Elmira Prince
Mrs. Quilla Mae Scott born September 3, 1905 to David and Lou Jean Priince and later married Ira Scott in 1925. One son was born to this union Douglas. She moved to Long Beach, California in 1943.
Mrs. Roberta Prince Williams born to David Prince and Cloma Polk...February 9, 1913 - May 6, 2001
Samuel E. Prince September 1972
Mr. T. C. Prince born February 22, 1907 to David and Lou Jean Prince in Gonzales, TX. Married Linnie Nelson September 1938, children one daughter Billie Prince, two sons, Tommy Prince and Rev. Ralph Prince
Tommy C. Prince
Robert Louis Prince
Three women: Left to right - Aunt Liza Lee, Bradford first wife Rostine & Winston's mother, center is Coloma daughter of Coloma Sr, Bradford Prince 2nd wife, third is Aunt Eleanor (Prince) Williams, daughter of David Prince.
Far Right is TC Prince, son of David Prince, father of Billie Jean, Tommy C. & Ralph David Prince
first is Coloma with Robert Prince (Baby boy of David Prince)
"And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will
make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will
establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in
their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee,
and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed
after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of
Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." Genesis
Michael D. Williams II
Michael is son of Apostle Michael D. William I who is the son of Eleanor Williams, the daughter of David Prince, David Prince was son of Dr. Greene L. Prince. Michael and his family live in Fletcher Oklahoma, a little ways up from Lawton, Ok
Michael's wife Lita & daughter Ishmiah
Here are Michael II children:
first day of school pictures of Ishmiah
SteFon and sister Ishmiah
Michael Williams II
Michael and family
Michael & Lita after church
Michael Williams with daughter Ishmiah at graduation - New Life Bible College Bachelor of Christian Education degree
Michael Williams Bachelor of Christian Education degree, May 21, 2011....
Princeville Baptist Church Aunt Georgia to left of Pastor and Mrs. Gray
Raphael Prince son of Gilbert B. Prince Sr., my father's brother lived in Terrell Here is his family tree:
Clarence Mae Hellums, Raphael's daughter
Here are Cousin Clarence Mae Hellums, daughter of Raphael Prince my dad's brother with Donald Prince son of Isaiah Prince grandson of Raphael Prince at graveside after homegoing of our beloved Velma (Prince) Smith, daughter of Fred Prince son of Raphael. Raphael had one daughter, Clarence Mae above, Isaiah and Fred. Clarence is the only living child of Uncle Raphael.
Isaiah Prince, Raphael's son
Fred Prince, Raphael's son, Fred's only child Velma went to be with the Lord August 1, 2010, she is survived by her husband Dr. Roscoe C. Smith, mother Lillie Marie Prince, daughters and host of grand children and great grand children in more detail below
Here is my son Richard II meeting cousin Clarence Mae and cousin Donald Ray at graveside for first time. August 7, 2010
Center is Dr. Roscoe Smith at grave site of wife Velma with Pastor Smith, his brother who delivered eulogy with unidentified family member.
Here is cousin Lillie Marie, Velma's mother and wife of her father the late Fred Prince in Limosene with Dr. Roscoe Smith after graveside service Aug 7, 2010
Dr. Smith entering Limo
My brother Elbert, Roscoe and Donald
My son Richard II and daughter Allena at Restland Cemetery
Richard II, my brother Elbert and Allena
Here is Richard II and Allena back at New Mount Zion B. C. Rev. R. E. Price, Pastor before coming to cemetery
Richard II & Allena
Here I am with Elbert and Allena
Raphael & Annie Prince
3 children 1 girl and two boys
1. Clarence Mae Hellums
children -one granddaughter Rochelle Greene
2. Isaiah Prince & Valree Taylor
Has 5 children
a. Donald Ray, (Brenda)
b. Jerry Wayne (Monica)
c. Cecil Lee (Melissa)
d. Helen Faye (Talmadge)Wright
e. Brenda Ann (Rodney) Holloway
3. Fred & Lillie Marie Prince
Had one Daughter
a. Velma Marie Prince Smith (Roscoe)
both Ph.d.- 2 daughters & 4 grands/4 great grands
Robbie S. Redmon (Chris)
Clayton, Carwell Kenneth, Aloyee Nuray Young
Jacquelyn M. Smith (Cecil)
Cecil C. III (LaShawndra), CeShaun
Here is the Smith family Fred Prince only daughter went to be with the Lord August 1, 2010 and here is excerpts from obituary
Velma was such an inspiring soul touching the lives of thousands across the country. She is already deeply missed by our family and so many friends and former colleagues
Family picture on left is Velma, father Fred, mother Lillie Marie
Amos & Mary (Hembra) Prince
1. Amos Jr. (Ruth) Prince
2. Florence Mae Prince
3. Leroy H. Upshaw (1/2 brother)
4. Harry Small (1/2 brother)
Here is my cousin Amos Jr. son of my father's brother Amos Sr. at age 79 taken on my visit to San Antonio July 29-Aug 1 one of two of my father's last living siblings. The other is cousin Clarence Mae Hellum daughter of my daddy's brother Raphael.
Here is Amos and his wife Ruth married 57 years Amos Sr. and mother Mary (Hembra) Prince had one other child, Florence Mae. Amos has two half brothers Leroy H. Upshaw born 1938 and Harry Small born 1944
Amos only sister Florence Prince born 8/8/32 died in a car accident in New York at age 28 in 1960
Amos served in the Army staff Sargent for 21 years. Amos lived in Vallejo, CA for 20 years..18 years worked for Union Oil Refinery as a forman
Here is my cousin Lee Prince Jr. great grandson of Adolph Prince was was brother to my grandfather Gilbert B. Prince Sr. Lee and his wife Patty also live in San Antonio
Patty, Lee's wife is seated on the left with another cousin Linda (Prince) Johnson on the right. What a joy I had visiting my cousins in San Antonio
Here is Lee's Family tree: I will start with his grandfather to give you a better picture:
Left is Lee Prince Jr. grandfather Rev. Adolph & wife Prince who had a son Lee Prince Sr.
Rev. Adolph Prince Children
1. Milton Prince
2. Jim Prince
Debra, Jannetta and Dorothy
3. Lucille Prince Jackson
4. Lee Prince Sr. (Red)
One son Lee Prince Jr.
5. James Prince
One son Curtis Leon Prince PhD (Tump)
Lee Prince Jr.
Wife, Patty Prince - 3 children
1. Debra (Prince) Ford
2 boys: a. Princeton B. Ford age 19 b. Camden Ford age 16
2. Darryl Lee Prince
a. Shante b. Tiffany
c. Ariel d. Darryl Jr. e. Jana Rose
1 daughter: Madison
Lee and Patty's daughter Debra
The Lee's son Darryl
Darryl in middle row center poses with his graduate class received degree in theology and regularly preaches the gospel