Isaac Anthony

7 March 1727–2 July 1792 (Age 65)
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Anthony was born on 7 March 1727, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Abraham Anthony, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Gray, was 32. He married Ruth Russell on 16 February 1753, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1727. He died on 2 July 1792, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 65.

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Isaac Anthony
Rebecca Bennett
Marriage: 1769
Rebecca Anthony
Alice Anthony
Isaac Anthony
Ruth Anthony

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Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


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World Events (4)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 36

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

Age 49

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 53

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

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, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Isaac Anthony in entry for Seth Anthony, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Isaac Anthony in entry for Seth Anthony and Abigail Clarke, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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