Isaac Anthony

12 August 1796–16 November 1858 (Age 62)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Anthony was born on 12 August 1796, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Giles Anthony, was 34 and his mother, Alice Elizabeth Chase, was 33. He married Permelia Phelps on 12 August 1819, in Cambridge, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 16 November 1858, in Borodino, Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Borodino Cemetery, Borodino, Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Anthony
Permelia Phelps
Marriage: 12 August 1819
Jane Butler Anthony
Julius Phelps Anthony
Giles Anthony
Daniel Phelps Anthony
Electa Anthony
Elliot Anthony
Catherine Anthony
Sarah Permelia Anthony
Ruth Frances Anthony

Spouse and Children


    Permelia Phelps


12 August 1819
Cambridge, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States


    Jane Butler Anthony


    Julius Phelps Anthony


    Giles Anthony


    Daniel Phelps Anthony


    Electa Anthony


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 15

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Anthony, Latin Antonius. See also Anton . This, with its variants, cognates, and derivatives, is one of the commonest European personal names. Many of the European forms have been absorbed into this spelling as American family names; for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 . Spellings with -h-, which first appear in English in the 16th century and in French (as Anthoine) at about the same time, are due to the erroneous belief that the name derives from Greek anthos ‘flower’. The popularity of the personal name in Christendom is largely due to the cult of the Egyptian hermit St. Anthony ( ad 251–356 ), who in his old age gathered a community of hermits around him, and for that reason is regarded by some as the founder of monasticism. It was further increased by the fame of St. Anthony of Padua ( 1195–1231 ), who long enjoyed a great popular cult and who is believed to help people find lost things.2 South Indian: this is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name among Christians from South India in the U.S.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Anthony, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isaac Anthony in entry for Ruth Frances Anthony, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Isaac Anthony, "Find A Grave Index"

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