Rebecca Anthony

3 January 1778–16 April 1850 (Age 72)
Westmoreland City, North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Anthony was born on 3 January 1778, in Westmoreland City, North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Anthony, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Anna Johnston, was 22. She married John Cherry Sr about 1791, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 16 April 1850, in Highland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Cherry Sr
1770–1817
Rebecca Anthony
1778–1850
Marriage: about 1791
Elizabeth "Betsy" Cherry
1793–1855
John Cherry
1803–1803
Thomas Cherry
1796–1865
Aaron Benjamin Cherry
1801–1864
Mary Ann Cherry
1804–1894
Nancy Cherry
1810–1855
Sally Ann Cherry
1811–
Ebenezer Griffin Cherry Sr.
1814–1888
Rebecca Cherry
1817–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1791
Highland, Ohio, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1780

Age 2

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Anthony in entry for Aaron Benjamin Cherry, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Anthony - birth-name: Rebecca Anthony
  • County History: History of Indiana County, Pennsylvania 1745-1880

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.