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 . . .
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 . . .
On this date in our family history . . . the 21st day of April . . . in the year 1753 . . . and less than a year following the death of her husband, Samuel Brackett (1672-1752) . . . Elizabeth Brackett nee Botts dies in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . this Elizabeth is a 4th great-grandma to Jerusha Marilla Smith nee Barker . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .
Old Kittery and Her Families
Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole
Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903 - 822 pages
On this date in our family history . . . the 11th day of April . . . in the year 1662 . . . Elizabeth Parrott becomes the bride of John Buford in Virginia . . . Elizabeth and John are 5th great-grandparents of General Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894) . . . as well as 5th great-grandparents of William Paschal Henry (1836-1912) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper to this family history blog . . .
On this date in our family history . . . the 6th day of April . . . in the year 1857 . . . James Fears dies in Morgan County, Georgia . . . this James is the father of America James Davis nee Fears (1810-1857) . . . who is the mother of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .
A History of Texas and Texans
By Francis White Johnson, Ernest William Winkler:
James Fears, the grandfather of Dr. Fears, was born in Virginia and was one of four brothers who left the Old Dominion for other localities. One of these went to the state of Missouri and three to Georgia, and the grandfather settled in Morgan county, near Madison, in the latter state. Although his trade was that of a millwright, he was engaged in farming during the greater part of his life, and was so engaged at the time of his death in 1857, at the age of about eighty-two years. His forefathers were of the Irish blood and early became residents of Colonial Virginia. James Fears was married first in Georgia, and to this union there were born children as follows: Oliver Porter; Mary, who married Mr. Mathis [sic -- Matthews] and died in Morgan county, Georgia; Margaret [sic -- America], who married Mr. (Milton Grant) Davis and died in Georgia; and John, who died on his father's old farm. Mr. Fears was a second time married but they had no children.