This line begins with Jacob Anthony, probably an immigrant, who settled in Orange County, North Carolina about 1775. Several of his children migrated to Bedford County, Tennessee in the early 1800s. A descendant, Dr. Edward Young Anthony, eventually settled in Morris County, Texas where he married Lou Ella Witt – they were my father’s grandparents.
The mystery of Edward Young Anthony’s background is what first led me into genealogy. My father, who was E. Y. Anthony’s only grandchild, was raised in his grandfather’s home. In the late 1960s, more than twenty years after Dr. Anthony’s death, my father began an attempt to trace his grandfather’s origins; I joined the hunt in 1972. Unfortunately, much of what is in these pages was discovered after my father’s death in 1986.
- Jacob Anthony (1 May 1745 – c1835) and family
- Nicholas Anthony (c1780 – 1858) and family
- Rev. William Horace Anthony (6 August 1819 – 1 April 1884) and family
- Rev. Nicholas A. Anthony (14 August 1844 – 7 July 1893) and family
- Dr. Edward Young Anthony (14 Nov 1870 – 23 Jan 1946) and family (my great-grandfather)
Some Additional Files
- Notes on the origin of Jacob Anthony
- Letter Written by Rev. E. M. Anthony in 1902 – a letter by the immigrant Jacob Anthony’s grandson that identifies Jacob’s wife and children.
- Some background on Michael Shofner, father-in-law of Jacob Anthony