I am looking for the parents & ancestry of my ggg-grandfather Martin ANTHONY. In addition, I would like to get in contact with other Martin ANTHONY descendants who may also be working on this line. At least 3 of Martin's sons died while serving in the Civil War, including my gg-grandfather. I would also like to find out whether anyone has any photos or letters from this family, as we have been able to find nothing. Regards, Karen
Martin ANTHONY - b.abt 1788 in North Carolina
md. 31 Aug 1817 Franklin Co. GA to Elizabeth CHANDLER (reportedly b.abt 1800 Franklin Co. GA, daughter of James CHANDLER & Elizabeth STOVALL).
By the 1850 Census, Martin & Elizabeth ANTHONY & their children were in Jackson Co. Georgia. By the 1860 Census, they and several of their youngest children were in Fayette Co. Alabama.
This is an incomplete listing of their children, as there were probably several more older children whose names I do not have:
* John C. ANTHONY - b.abt 1830 Georgia
* Martin C. ANTHONY - b.abt 1832 Georgia; d. 10 Sep 1862
Lookup from Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865: "Claimed Residence in Jackson County - Enlist Date 13 May 1862 - Enlist Rank Priv - Served Georgia E Co. 34th Inf Reg. GA died disease on 10 September 1862"
* Minerva S. ANTHONY - b.abt 1835 Georgia
* James W. ANTHONY - b.abt 1837 Georgia; d. 3 May 1863 Salem Church VA
Recorded as a farmer with parents in Fayette Co. AL in 1860 Census. From ADAH Civil War Service Database: Enlisted pvt 11th Alabama Infantry Co. I on 11 Jun 1861. Age 23. Farmer. Single. Residence: Fayette Court House AL. Service: Absent sick 31 May 1861-18 Sep 1862; present: Fredricksburg 13 Dec 1862; killed at Salem Church (Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Co. VA) "while in the discharge of his duty" 3 May 1863:http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=3838
* Joseph B. ANTHONY - b.abt 1839 Georgia; d. 18/19 Jul 1862 Richmond VA
md. Nancy Harrison BARNETT 16 Dec 1858 in Jackson Co. GA. 2 sons: Alvin Mathis Griffen ANTHONY (b. 20 Jun 1860 Fayette Co. AL; d. 22 Aug 1939 Waukegan, Lake Co. IL) & James Beauregard ANTHONY. Joseph, Nancy & infant Alvin are recorded with Martin & Elizabeth ANTHONY family in Fayette Co. AL in 1860 Census. Joseph B. ANTHONY enlisted as a pvt in O'Neal's 26th Alabama Infantry Co.A. Admitted to #18 Greaner's Hospital in Richmond VA on 7 Jul 1862 with typhoid where he died nearly 2 wks later (from information compiled by Van Divers' survivors). From ADAH Civil War Service Database: "Claim filed by Nancy H. Anthony, widow, September 26, '63."http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=3846
Joseph B. ANTHONY is buried in grave CN127 in the Confederate section of Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond VA (from Index to the Register of Confederate Soldiers Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond VA, compiled by Michael Litterst 1992). Widow Nancy never remarried but returned to Jackson Co. GA to raise her sons. Nancy later lived with son Alvin, his wife Annie Stovall PACE & their 12 children in Jackson Co. GA until Nancy's death there on 13 Nov 1912. Joseph & Nancy are my great-great grandparents thru their son Alvin ANTHONY.
* Cynthia C. ANTHONY - b.abt 1842 Georgia
* Sarah C. ANTHONY - b.abt 1843 Georgia
Recorded with parents in Fayette Co. AL in 1860 Census
* Asa G. ANTHONY - b.abt 1847 Georgia
Recorded with parents in Fayette Co. AL in 1860 Census. From ADAH Civil War Service Database: Enlisted pvt 11th Alabama Infantry Co.I on 1 Sep 1863 at Court House Fayette AL. Age 18. Single. Farmer. Residence: Fayette Court House AL. Engagements: Absent sick 6 May 1864-29 Jun 1864; present: Crater 30 Jul 1864; absent sick 16 Aug 1864 until close of the war:http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=3820
I have no more information on Asa G. ANTHONY. He probably married & had children, and may have eventually died in Mississippi.
Below is the above Martin & Elizabeth ANTHONY family census information from 1850 & 1860:
1850 CENSUS - Jackson County, Georgia
Subdivision #45-Page 64B
Enumerated 13 Nov 1850 by J.J. McCullosh
Reel No: M432-74
ANTHONY, Martin - Age 61 (M,W) - Farmer (Val 1,500) - b. N.Carolina
ANTHONY, Elizabeth - Age 47 (F,W) - b. Georgia
ANTHONY, John C. - Age 20 (M,W) - Laborer - b. GA
ANTHONY, Martin C. - Age 18 (M,W) - Laborer - b. GA
ANTHONY, Minerva S. - Age 15 (F,W) - b. GA
ANTHONY, James W. - Age 13 (M,W) - b. GA
ANTHONY, Joseph B. - Age 11 (M,W) - b. GA
ANTHONY, Cynthia C. - Age 8 (F,W) - b. GA
ANTHONY, Sarah C. - Age 7 (F,W) - b. GA
ANTHONY, Asa G. - Age 3 (M,W) - b. GA
1860 CENSUS - Fayette County, Alabama
Middle Division p 472-3
Enumerated 4 Jul 1860
Original Census Images Online:http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/fayette/census/1860/047...
Martin ANTHONY - Age 72 (M,W) - Farmer (Real Estate 4000, Personal Estate ?) - b. NC
*Elizabeth ANTHONY - Age 50 (F,W) - Housekeeper - b. GA
James ANTHONY - Age 21 (M,W) - Farmer - b. GA
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Sarah ANTHONY - Age 15 (F,W) - Housekeeper - b. GA
A.G. ANTHONY - Age 13 (M,W) - b. GA
J.B. ANTHONY - Age 20 (M,W) - Farmer (Personal Estate 100) - b. GA
Nancy ANTHONY - Age 25 (F,W) - Housekeeper - b. GA
Alvin ANTHONY - Age 1/12 (M,W) - b. Ala
* I am not sure what to make of Elizabeth's age discrepancy between the 1850 & 1860 census.