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 MATTOON    

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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