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Rev James Annas
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1774
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1862
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

James Annas (James Annis) was born January 25, 1774 at Andover, MA; died January 21, 1862 at Monterey, WI; married November 10, 1802, Betsey Winslow {1783-1856} at Stamford, VT.
James insisted on spelling his names "the old way" as he believed the family was descended from the biblical Annas [also Ananus or Ananias, son of Seth (23/22 BC–66 AD].
James removed to Nelson, NY and lived there with his father before removing to Locke, NY circa 1810. He was at Groton, NY in 1829, and Yorkshire, NY in 1840 before following his youngest son to Oconomowoc, WI before 1860.
James was a Methodist circuit preacher which explains his many moves while he was in New York. It was once reported by one of his grand-daughters that he was a rather "fiery preacher, following the style of Peter Cartwright." He was a veteran of the War of 1812, and served in the New York State Militia with his younger brother, Truman.
An account of his death was given by a grandson, James O. Hazelton, in a letter dated January 14, 1896, as follows:
"My wife was with me at camp in Madison, Wis., during the winter of 1861-62. Grandfather was living with his son Chauncey L. Annis at Oconomowoc, Wis. at that time. On my way to Erie County, Pa., to which place I was taking my wife, we called to see my uncle and grandfather. It was nine o'clock at night when we arrived at his home four miles away. Supper over at 10:30 P.M., grandfather (then near 90) took my sash, belt, and sword, and put them on to show the little boys (now men with families) how he used to salute with the sword, the sabre practice, and many other things, for he had been a soldier in the war of 1812. He retired a little after eleven o'clock, never to rise again. At 12 o'clock we were summoned to his bedside where he recognized all of us, and at one o'clock sweetly went to his reward. We are not ashamed of his life and had no fears in his death." 
Family links: 
  James Annis (1743 - 1829)
  Beulah Griffin Annis (1741 - ____)
  Betsy Winslow Annas (1783 - 1856)*
  Lewis Winslow Annis (1803 - 1859)*
  Luman Annis (1805 - 1888)*
  Lyman Annis (1807 - 1880)*
  Phebe Annis Hazelton (1809 - 1866)*
  Hiram Carter Annis (1811 - 1897)*
  Chauncey Lavoy Annis (1816 - 1888)*
  James Annas (1774 - 1862)
  Beulah Annas Dewey (1775 - 1848)*
  Uriah Annis (1781 - 1821)*
  Truman Annas (1786 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Monterey Cemetery
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: MichaelAnnis
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53545941
Rev James Annas
Added by: FTM Teacher (Kim K)
Rev James Annas
Added by: FTM Teacher (Kim K)
Rev James Annas
Added by: FTM Teacher (Kim K)
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Rest in Peace - you are remembered.Your 4th great granddaughter...
- Debra Merrill Krsek
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
Veteran War of 1812
- Jonathan Davidson
 Added: Jun. 16, 2011

- Shirley Christensen Annis
 Added: Jun. 6, 2011
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