Post by benotforgot on Jan 25, 2010 21:00:50 GMT -6
The biographical information on Edwin also places the Antonys in Milam County as early as 1867. An article about a Henry family reunion at the old Hamilton homeplace was published in the Rockdale Reporter in the autumn of 1931. It recorded the following about the arrival of Josephine (Davis) Henry and her family in the then-new town of Rockdale . . . On Oct. 3, 1876, the Henrys arrived in Rockdale to visit a sister and family of Mrs. Henry's [Josephine], it being Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Anthony, who at that time had the post office and drug store combined on the corner where the Wolf Hotel now stands. Dr. Milton Antony, Jr. was the third Postmaster in the new city of Rockdale, serving 6 June 1876 to 26 April 1877. He was also a practicing physician in both Cameron and Rockdale. Margaret and Milton are buried in the Old City Cemetery in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas.
Note -- Edwin's paternal grandfather, Dr. Milton Antony, Sr. (1789-1939) led the group that received a charter from the Georgia Legislature to establish the Medical Academy of Georgia in 1828. Long considered a Georgia medical pioneer, Antony was instrumental in the creation of the Medical Society of Augusta, the State Board of Medical Examiners, and the first substantive medical publication in the South. He died in the Augusta yellow fever epidemic of 1839. His daughter, Miss Julia Ann Antony (Milton, Jr.'s sister) married a Dr. J.R.E. Coutrier of Hamburg, South Carolina, between 1827 and 1845.
Post by benotforgot on Jan 26, 2010 14:23:57 GMT -6
[/i] 15 June 1902 page 22
22. LANE-ANTONY -- I write to correct an error in regard to the Lane and Antony families. The writer in The Sunday Constitution, April 27, says that James Lane married Rachel Antony, a sister of Dr. Milton Antony, founder of the medical college at Augusta, Ga.
This is a mistake. Dr. Antony never had a sister Rachel. He had four sisters, viz:
1. Sally, who married Tommy Anderson, and lived and died in Wilkes Co., Ga., leaving a large family.
2. Betsy, who married Burnard Binns, and then Mr. Tye, many years ago. She moved to Talbot county and lived with her son, Christopher Binns. She had four children.
3. Nancy Tate, who married Grant Davis. They moved from Wilkes to Morgan Co. in 1808. They are both buried 6 miles from Madison, near Brownwood church. They had six children, of whom the writer is the youngest and is now in her seventy-ninth year.
4. Polly, married Green Talbot. They moved from Morgan to Meriwether county and from there to Chambers county, Ala. They had twelve children and moved with some of their children to Arkansas.
One of Dr. Milton Antony's aunts married a Lane, but I never knew her given name, as my mother (Nancy T. Davis) always called her Aunt Lane. She was the mother of Micajah Lane, who was an own cousin of Dr. Milton Antony, the founder of the medical college, Augusta, Ga.
Dr. Milton Antony, Sr., had a son, Dr. Milton Antony, Jr., who lived with my mother after his father's death and married a daughter of Milton Davis. They moved to Texas many years ago. The doctor died and his wife and son, Edwin L. Antony, now live in Henrietta, Tex. He is a Baptist preacher now, but, years ago, represented his state in congress. He is the only one of Dr. Milton Antony's descendants that bears the Antony name. Could give you a history of some of our ancestors of the Antony family that might interest the writer, but have written more than I intended and will say no more at present.