James Anthony

Male, #45843, (18 Dec 1752 - 1827)
Father*Joseph Anthony Sr. (2 May 1713 - 23 Nov 1785)
Mother*Elizabeth Clarke (15 Feb 1720 - 1813)
Birth*18 Dec 1752 He was born on 18 Dec 1752 at Louisa Co., Virginia.1 
Relocationcirca 1758 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Joseph Anthony Sr. circa 1758 at Bedford Co., Virginia.2 
Marriage*29 Sep 1772 He married Nancy Ann Tate at Bedford Co., Virginia, on 29 Sep 1772 at age 19. 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: James Anthony, born 18 Dec 1752 in Virginia, died 1827 in Georgia, married Anne (Nancy) Tate, Patriotic Service, Virginia
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He is listed among those who renounced allegiance to Great Britain and swore allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was a Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 5th Company, Infantry of WIlkes Co., GA under Major Aaron Lipham.)3,4 
Residence*before 1778 James resided at Wilkes Co., Georgia, before 1778. (Among the first persons found in Wilkes County prior to 1778 were James Anthony, Daniel Grant, Thomas Grant. James was a leader in enterprise, interested in cotton and woolen mills.)5,3 
Will24 Sep 1785 In Joseph Anthony Sr.'s will on 24 Sep 1785 at Henry Co., Virginia, Elizabeth, Sarah, Christopher, Elizabeth, Penelope, Joseph, James, Mary, Agnes, Micajah, Rachel, Winifred, Mark, Bolling and Judith named as heir(s).6 
Death of Father23 Nov 1785 His father Joseph Anthony Sr. died on 23 Nov 1785 at Henry Co., Virginia
Birth of Son7 Aug 1789 His son Milton Anthony was born on 7 Aug 1789 at Henry Co., Virginia.7 
Deed14 Jul 1793 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted by Joseph Anthony Jr. and Elizabeth Anthony to Mark Anthony and Bolling Anthony on 14 Jul 1793 at Wilkes Co., Georgia, (Joseph Anthony and Wife Betsy, of Wilkes Co. sell 536 acres on Fishing Creek, on James Anthony's line, to Mark and Bolling Anthony, with all appurtances, thereto appertaining, July 14, 1793. Test: Bedford Brown, JP. Deeds Bk PP, page 151.)8 
Death of Mother1813 His mother Elizabeth Clarke died in 1813 at Wilkes Co., Georgia
Death*1827 He died at Georgia in 1827.9 
Biography* James Anthony, along with Colonel George Hairston, in 1790, donated the fifty acres of land as a site for the courthouse and public buildings, where the central part of the town of Martinsville is now situated. He was also the father of Dr. Milton Anthony, the distinguished physician who founded the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta.1 

Family

Nancy Ann Tate (1754 - 1834)
Marriage*29 Sep 1772 He married Nancy Ann Tate at Bedford Co., Virginia, on 29 Sep 1772 at age 19. 
Child
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. Genealogies of Virginia Families, .
    Volume I, A-Ch, Anthony-Cooper, page 13.
  2. William C. Stewart, Gone to Georgia: Jackson and Gwinnett Counties and their Neighbors in the Western Migration, Washington, DC: Nat'l Genealogical Society, 1965.
    page 255.
  3. Patricia Davidson-Peters, compiler, Patricia Davidson-Peters, Anthony: Quakers of Colonial Virginia, 2000-2005.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sunnyann/anthony.html
  4. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  5. Eliza A. Bowen, The Story of Wilkes County, Georgia, Continental Book Co., 1950.
    Chapter IX: "The Settlers", pp 51, 55.
  6. William C. Stewart, Gone to Georgia: Jackson and Gwinnett Counties and their Neighbors in the Western Migration, Washington, DC: Nat'l Genealogical Society, 1965.
    pages 253-254.
  7. Kenneth Coleman and Charles Stephen Gurr, Dictionary of Georgia Biography, University of Georgia Press, 1983.
    Vol. I, pages 32-34.
  8. Smith, Wilkes Co. Early GA Wills and Marriages, 1960.
    page 13.
  9. William C. Stewart, Gone to Georgia: Jackson and Gwinnett Counties and their Neighbors in the Western Migration, Washington, DC: Nat'l Genealogical Society, 1965.
    page 254.