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physician , balladist

Benjamin Youngs Prime, American physician, balladist.

Background

Prime, Benjamin Youngs was born on December 20, 1733 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Review Ebenezer and Experience (Youngs) Prime.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton) 1751. A.M. (honorary), Yale, 1760. Doctor of Medicine, University Leyden (Holland), 1764.

Career

Tutor College of New Jersey, 1756-1757. Practiced medicine, Easthampton, Long Island Author: The Patriot Muse, or Poems on Some of the Principal Events of the Late War. by an American Gentleman, 1764.

A Song for the Sons of Liberty in New York circa 1767. Columbia’s Glory or British Pride Humbled … a Poem on the American Revollution, 1791. Upheld American cause in colonial Conflict.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Patriot Muse, or Poems on Some of the Principal Events of the Late War. by an American Gentleman, 1764. A Song for the Sons of Liberty in New York circa 1767.

      Columbia’s Glory or British Pride Humbled … a Poem on the American Revollution, 1791. Upheld American cause in colonial Conflict.

Connections

Married Mary (Wheelwright) Greaton, December 18, 1774, 5 children including Ebenezer, Nathaniel Scudder.

father:
Review Ebenezer Prime

mother:
Experience (Youngs) Prime

spouse:
Mary