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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1741 :: Elizabeth Clark weds Joseph Anthony


On or about this date in our family history . . . the 22nd day of April . . . in the year 1741 . . . probably in Hanover County, Virginia . . . Elizabeth Clark becomes the bride of Joseph Anthony . . . Elizabeth and Joseph are 2nd great-grandparents of our Josephine (2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog) . . . as well as her sister, Margaret Frances Antony nee Davis (1833-1912) . . . Elizabeth and Joseph are also great-grandparents of Dr. Milton Antony, Jr. (1824-1885), husband of the aforementioned Margaret . . . which means Margaret and Milton were 1st cousins once removed . . . this Dr. Antony was Rockdale Postmaster 1876-1877 . . . and Milton and Margaret's son, Edwin L. Antony, was Milam County Prosecuting Attorney 1876-1878, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives . . . Dr. Antony's father, and grandson of Elizabeth and Joseph, was Dr, Milton Antony, Sr., who founded the Medical College of Georgia . . . . . .

Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time
Being in Part a Transcript of the Minute Books
of Cedar Creek Meeting, Hanover County,
and the South River Meeting,
Campbell County, Va
By James Pinkney Pleasant Bell
:

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P.S. . . . this Elizabeth is a sister to Agnes Clark . . . who married Benjamin Johnston . . . and Agnes and Benjamin are 2nd great-grandparents to Samuel Langhorne Clemens . . . which makes Mark Twain a fourth cousin four times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

1 comment:

Greta Koehl said...

Yay - one of our common lines! And it's so neat to be related to Samuel Clemens - though not through either of my Clemens lines that I know of!

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