|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1726|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1817|
The Anthony families of Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania were prominent in the late 1700's. Likely of Swiss origin, they came to Pennsylvania from Alsace near the Rhine River Valley. Few early records of this family survive.
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS June 3, 1776
General Washington having decided to invade Long Island, the Continental
Congress on June 3, 1776, resolved to establish a flying camp in the middle
colonies to consist of ten thousand militia, of which Pennsylvania was to
furnish six thousand to reinforce the commander-in-chief. To arrange the matter
of quotas for the different counties a conference of the committees of the
colony was held at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, from June 18th to 25th, 1776.
The Northampton county delegates were: Robert Levers, Colonel Niegel Gray, John
Weitzel, Nicholas Depue, Daniel Deshler and Benjamin Depue. It was voted at this
convention to raise 4,500 men, which, with the 1,500 then organized in the
province, would be the required number of men asked by Congress. Northampton's
quota was fixed at 346. The convention also resolved that the present government
of the province was inadequate and not competent for the exigencies of the
times. It was resolved that a provincial convention be held and delegates chosen
for the purpose of forming a new government, based on the authority of the
people only. To facilitate the election of these delegates, Northampton county
was divided into four districts. The first district consisted of Easton,
Williams, Lower Saticon, Bethlehem, Forks, Mount Bethel, Plainfield, the
election to be held at Easton. The second district—Northampton, Sallsberg, Upper
Saucon, Upper Milford, Macungie, Wiesenberg, Lynn, Whitehall,
Heidelberg—election to be held at Allen's town. The third district—Allen, Moore,
Chestnuthill, Towamensing, Penn, Lehigh—election to be held at Peter Anthony's.
The fourth district—Hamilton, Lower Smithfield, Delaware, Upper Smithfield
—election to be held at Nicholas Depue's.
History of Northampton County
The Grand Valley of the Lehigh
Under Supervision and Revision of
WILLIAM J. HELLER
Assisted by AN ADVISORY BOARD OF EDITORS
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO
Chapter XIV The Revolutionary War Period
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS VOTING DISTRICT
Voting district for convention was established July 1776 for third division (3rd district included Allen, Moore, Chestnuthill, Towamensing, Penn and Lehigh) was held at Peter Anthony, Sr.'s Tavern in Lehigh Township, Northampton County.
Johann Peter Anthony, Sr. had considerable land holdings in the northern tier of the Lehigh Valley, including what is believed to be the present day Berlinsville Hotel, and a stretch of land southward approximately one mile in length leading to an oil mill along Bertsch Creek.
Susanna Kuester Anthony (1735 - 1777)*
Ludwig Anthony (____ - 1831)*
Peter Anthony (1752 - 1818)*
Catharine Anthony (1759 - 1777)*
Elizabeth Anthony (1768 - 1774)*
Anna Maria Anthony (1770 - 1774)*
Christina Magdalena Anthony (1773 - 1774)*
Saint Pauls United Church of Christ of Indianland
Created by: JanthonyK
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
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