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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

1785 :: Death of Joseph Anthony


On (or about) this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of November . . . in the year 1785 . . . it is said that Joseph Anthony dies in the area that is now known as Franklin County, Virginia. This Joseph is :-

  • 2nd great-grandpa (via his daughter, Mary) of 16th Texas Governor Richard Hubbard (1832-1901)
  • 2nd great-grandpa (via his son, Joseph as well as via his daughter, Agnes) of Mary Ann Penelope Cunningham nee Anthony (1835-1917) [her parents were 2nd cousins]
  • 2nd great-grandpa (via his son, James) of Texas Lawyer and Congressman Edwin L. Antony (1852-1913), whose parents are 1st cousins once removed, and whose mother, Margaret (1833-1912), is the older sister of the following Josephine
  • 2nd great-grandpa (via his son, James) to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1843-1899), who is 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this geneablog

One of Joseph's grandsons is Dr. Milton Antony, Sr. (1789-1839), who founded the Medical College of Georgia, and whose son, Dr. Milton Antony, Jr. (1824-1885), marries the older sister of our Josephine and moves to Texas, where he is a Confederate Surgeon in Brazoria County before removing to Milam County, where he is a local physician and the 3rd postmaster in the new community of Rockdale ca. 1876. For more information :-

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

It is so interesting that one person's life can affect and change the lives of so many. I mean, if they hadn't lived, we would not be here.

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