Isaac Anthony

1774–1822 (Age 48)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Anthony was born on 13 March 1774, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Isaac Anthony, was 47 and his mother, Rebecca Bennett, was 45. He married Nancy Fish on 26 November 1795, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1774. He died on 10 August 1822, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Eastford, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Isaac Anthony
Nancy Fish
Marriage: 26 November 1795
Rowland Anthony
Edward Anthony
Isaac Anthony
Rebecca Anthony
Eliza Anthony
Mahala Anthony
Bathsheba Anthony
Bowers Anthony
Alfred Anthony

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26 November 1795
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 7

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 14

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Isaac Anthony in entry for Bowers Anthony and Hannah F Lenter, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Isaac Anthony in entry for Bowers Anthony, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Isaac Anthony in entry for Edward Anthony, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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