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Jacob Merritt Anthony
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1834
Death: Jun. 7, 1900

Brother of Susan B Anthony. Married to Mary Almina Luther. Has cenotaph at Mount Hope Cemetery, NY.

Another Anthony who resided for a time in Leavenworth, was somewhat overshadowed by his older brother, the infamous Colonel DR Anthony. Jacob Merritt Anthony (1834-1900), younger brother to Daniel Read Anthony and his sister, Susan B. Anthony, arrived in Kansas in April, 1856, having followed John Brown, the militant abolitionist, who had frequently visited Rochester, New York. "Merritt settled near Osawatomie where he helped defend settlers to maintain Kansas's status as a free territory against marauding proslavery Missouri "border ruffians." Forsaking his Quaker faith and heritage, he served as a captain in the Seventh Kansas cavalry during the Civil War. (from 1861 to its close in 1865) He was a member of Wm. H. Lytle Post, G.A.R." Known as Merritt to his family, he married a cousin, Mary Almina Luther (1839-1915), daughter of Sylvester and Margaret Luther. During the Civil War, Merritt served as a captain in the Union army and once the war was over, joined his family in Leavenworth, living near his brother Daniel Read. In 1869 the family settled permanently in Fort Scott, in the southeastern part of the state. Mary & Merritt had six children. Merritt died suddenly in 1900 in Fort Scott of a heart ailment, at the age of 66. The funeral sermon by Rev. C.W. Porter, Fort Scott, eloquently described Merritt's love of liberty and devotion to country saying: For 25 years I have known him as the friend of reform, the faithful law-abiding citizen, ready to labor and to give of his means for any cause that promised help to his fellow man.

Jacob Anthony was the father of Lucy E. Anthony (1861-1944) a niece of Susan B. Anthony, Lucy worked with Anna Howard Shaw on the NAWSA for women's suffrage. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Anthony (1794 - 1862)
  Lucy Read Anthony (1793 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Almina Luther Anthony (1839 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Luther Burt Anthony (____ - 1955)*
  Daniel Luther Anthony (1865 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)*
  Hannah Lapham Anthony Mosher (1821 - 1877)*
  Daniel R. Anthony (1824 - 1904)*
  Mary S. Anthony (1827 - 1907)*
  Eliza T. Anthony (1832 - 1834)*
  Eliza T. Anthony (1832 - 1834)*
  Jacob Merritt Anthony (1834 - 1900)
  Jacob Merritt Anthony (1834 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Muncie Cemetery
Lansing
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Donna
Record added: Apr 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50704778
Jacob Merritt Anthony
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Jacob Merritt Anthony
Added by: Shannon B
 
Jacob Merritt Anthony
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Added by: GBern.O
 
 
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A sixth cousin four times removed.
- Kent Gebhard
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013

- Donna
 Added: Nov. 1, 2013
 
 
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