Jefferson County, NY Pioneers


PIONEER ANTHONY FAMILY


1. PAUL ANTHONY, Sr, (son of JOB and ABIGAIL (BUSH) ANTHONY) was born 1751 in Taunton, Bristol County, MA. He removed to the Town of LeRay, Jefferson County early in the 1800s. He died 7 Oct 1841 in the Town of LeRay and was buried in the Quaker Cemetery there.

He married (1) 31 Dec 1778 in Swansea, MA
ELIZABETH CHASE, (daughter of DAVID and ELIZABETH (ASTEN) CHASE) who was born 5 Sep 1761 at Swansea, MA and died 16 Dec 1826 at LeRay. She is buried with her husband in the Quaker Cemetery.

Children, ANTHONY:

2 i DARIUS ANTHONY married RACHEL ANTHONY

3 ii ISAIAH ANTHONY married SARAH ORVIS

4 iii MARK ANTHONY married ESTHER ANTHONY

5 iv PAUL ANTHONY, Jr married MARION MAT/TOON

PAUL ANTHONY married (2)
PHEBE ANTHONY

Children, ANTHONY:

6 i ELVIRA ANTHONY married (1) CHARLES MATTOON; (2) (---) REYNOLDS

7 ii MARY ANTHONY

8 iii NATHAN ANTHONY married ESTHER FINCH

9 iv THOMAS ANTHONY married AMELIA M. ANTHONY

10 v ELIZABETH ANTHONY married (1) CHARLES EVANS (2) LEVI CRIPPEN

11 vi ISAAC ANTHONY

12 vii VELINA ANTHONY married PHILANDER MILLER

Also shown in the file by Jean M Eustis:

A viii ABIGAIL ANTHONY

B ix JAMES ANTHONY

Generation No. 3

4. MARK ANTHONY (son of PAUL & ELIZABETH (CHASE) ANTHONY) was born about 1780 and died after 1850 in Antwerp, NY.

He married
ESTHER ANTHONY. She was born Abt. 1793 in Connecticut.

Child, ANTHONY:

13 i ASA ANTHONY

5. PAUL ANTHONY, JR. (son of PAUL & ELIZABETH (CHASE) ANTHONY) was born about 1782 and died February 1873 in Brownville, NY.

He married
MARION MATTOON.

Child, ANTHONY:

14 i OLIVER ANTHONY

6. ELVIRA ANTHONY (daughter of PAUL & PHEBE (---) ANTHONY). This person may not be in the proper family arrangement... marriage to a Mr. Reynolds was evident due to her appearance in court in 1856 under that name.

She married (1)
CHARLES MATTOON.

Children, MATTOON:

15 i RUTH MATTOON married JAMES ANTHONY

16 ii MORGAN L. MATTOON

17 iii LEVI MATTOON married LYDIA MATTOON

18 iv ANGELINE MATTOON

19 v MARION MATTOON

20 vi CHARLES MATTOON, JR

She married (2) before 1856.
(---) REYNOLDS

10. ELIZABETH ANTHONY (daughter of PAUL & PHEBE (---) ANTHONY) was born February 7, 1789 in Massachusetts. Elizabeth came to Texas in 1839, probably on September 25, 1839. She left a married daughter, Gulia Eula (Evans) Cooper, in Jefferson County, New York. She came to Texas, possibly to join her Evans kin (Musgrove Evans, brother-in-law who had acquired large land grants due to his surveying expertise). June 20, 1854, Gillespie County, Book II, pg. 41g: Agreement filed by Elizabeth Crippen "of the other parts", holds a patent from the State of Texas for 640 acres of land in Bexar district on the waters of Sandy Creek, 70 miles north of San Antonio, issued 30th March, 1847. This land was sold for taxes to Rogan Cowan, who agreed to pay all costs in seeking to recover the land and it appeared he and Elizabeth would divide/share the land.

In 1870 she was living with son Orrin Crippen and his family. She died before May 11, 1878 in Caldwell Co., Texas.

She married (1)
CHARLES EVANS, the son of Gen. SAMUEL & NANCY (CLOUGH) EVANS who was born April 27, 1787, and died June 13, 1818 in Philadelphia, Jefferson County, N. Y.

Children, EVANS:

21 i BURTON EVANS

22 ii WISTER EVANS

23 iii GULIA EULA EVANS married MARTIN B. COOPER

24 iv ELIZA JANE EVANS married (---) HEATHERLY

25 v EDMUND EVANS

26 vi MARY EVANS

She married (2) aboout 1820 in New York
LEVI CRIPPEN, son of JOHN & (---) CRIPPEN. He was born November 17, 1792 in Jefferson or Otsego Co., N. Y. He died after 1835.

Children, CRIPPEN:

27 i PERRY CRIPPEN

28 ii ORRIN CRIPPEN married MARY JANE 'POLLY' BORRER

29 iii ORPAH CRIPPEN

30 iv JAMES W. CRIPPEN

12. VELINA ANTHONY (daughter of PAUL & PHEBE (---) ANTHONY) was born 1808, and died December 5, 1844 in Evans Mills, N. Y.

She married
PHILANDER MILLER.

Children, MILLER:

31 i MAY MILLER

32 ii PHILANDER MILLER, JR. married MARY MELINA MILLER

28. ORRIN CRIPPEN (son of LEVI & ELIZABETH (ANTHONY) CRIPPEN) was born July 9, 1826, New York State. His obituary states that he "passed with Texas and the United States through the Mexican War, 1845-46".

"CENTENARIAN PASSES AWAY
Orrin Crippen was born July 9th, 1826, in New York; he came to Texas at 10 years of age and settled near LaGrange. At this time Texas was still a part of Mexico, but the war for indenpendence was going on, so he first lived in Texas under the Mexican flag. These were times to try the stamina and courage of the bravest, yet he was always found equal to the occasion in any emergency. Next he followed the fortunes of the young Republic into annexation and the Mexican War that followed. About the close of this war he moved into the part of Gonzales county east of where the Lockhart settlement was located. Later he was a member of the convention that organized Caldwell county.

He was a blacksmith by trade and was considered as the most skilled workman in this section of the state at that time, and many of the children and grandchildren of his neighbors in those days still have as heirlooms, shovels, plows, and various other articles produced by his skill at the forge and anvil... He was married to Miss Mary Jane BORRER November 10th, 1852. To this union eight children were born, six of whom survive. They are Mrs. Lizzie Sanders, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Sarah Quinton, Gonzales; W.P. Crippen, Lockhart; Mrs. Susan Hocutt, Smithville; Mrs. Ellen Gilliland, Bateman, and S.I. Crippen, Smithville. He is also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren, seventy great grand-children and twenty great-great grandchildren.

In 1883 he sold out east of Lockhart and moved to Delhi where he established his shop and continued to ply his trade until he was past seventy-five years old when he sold out again and moved to Bastrop county retiring from business. One of the remarkable things about his mode of living is the fact that from the time he arrived in Texas until about 1900 he rarely, if ever, when avoidable, slept, winter or summer, any farther under a roof that the front porch.

He united with the Missionary Baptist church at Zion in 1876, was later orbained a deacon and lived a conscientious Christian life through the remainder of his many years.

He died June 9th, 1926, after having traveled this way for 99 years and 11 months. His remains were laid to rest beside his wife in Young cemetery near Upton, Bastrop County at 4 P.M. June the 10th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roscoe Stapp.

War Record: Enon Hocutt has his original discharge papers from the Union Army, stating that he was 5'8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes. He was discharged from Sedgwick Hospital, Green Ville, Louisiana on July 31, 1865, having enlisted on 5 February, 1865. He had been wounded in the right hand. He was a Sergeant in Co. A., 2nd Texas Vol. Cav. Mr. Hocutt has a 2nd document from the Bureau of Pensions entitling Orrin to a pension of $17. per month because of his injury, but a 3rd document dated July 16, 1910 states that he is ineligible for this pension due to his "prior service in the Confederate army and his enlistment date of after Feb. 1, 1865.

Orrin joined Missionary Baptist Church at Zion in 1876. One of the earliest letters delivered to Delhi was to Orrin Crippen, dated Aug. 15, 1879. Orrin and Mary Crippen were among the first eight members of the Delhi Baptist Church. In 1883, he sold the blacksmith business he had east of Lockhart, moving back to Delhi. He continued blacksmithing there until he was 75. In 1890, he served as Deacon. In 1911, Orrin sold the farm at Delhi to Ed and Emma Goodman. He sold this business also and moved to Bastrop County, opening another shop in Rosanky, where he continued to work until failing eyesight forced him to retire. He went to live with daughter, Susan Hocutt, after Mary, his wife, died.

He died June 9, 1926, Bastrop Co., Texas; funeral was from First Baptist Church in Smithville.

He married November 10, 1852, probably Caldwell County, Texas

MARY JANE 'POLLY' BORRER, who was born June 9, 1831, Greene County, Illinois. She died about 1920, Caldwell Co., Texas.

Children, CRIPPEN:


33 i CECELIA CRIPPEN

34 ii AMANDA CRIPPEN

35 iii SARAH CRIPPEN

36 iv WILLIAM CRIPPEN

37 v SUSAN CRIPPEN

38 vi ELLEN CRIPPEN


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