Prosser, George T.

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George T. Prosser was born in Columbia, Pennsylvania around 1842 and served in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. According to his service records, Prosser was a laborer before the war. In March 1863 Prosser joined Company D of the 54th Massachusetts. By late May 1863 the War Department had transferred Prosser’s regiment to South Carolina. On July 18, 1863 Prosser was captured during the assault on Fort Wagner. After Confederates released Prosser on March 4, 1865 in North Carolina, he went to Camp Parole in Maryland. Prosser returned to this company in early June 1865, but his military service ended on August 20 while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina. After the war Prosser became a minister for the African Methodist Episcopal church. Prosser divorced Fannie Davis in 1870 and on October 1 of that year married Catherine Virginia Hall in Columbia, Pennsylvania. They had two children, Mary Jane Grant and John Thomas. Prosser died in 1904 and was buried in Cemetery No. 2 in Lexington, Kentucky. (By Don Sailer)

Life span
01/01/1842—01/01/1904

Life Summary

Full name
  George T. Prosser
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Death Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  2
No. of Children
  2
Family
  Fannie Davis (first wife), Catherine Virginia Hall (second wife), Mary Jane Grant (daughter), John Thomas (son)
Occupation
  Military
  Clergy
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Church or Religious Denomination
  Methodist
Military
  Union Army

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