|Birth: ||Sep., 1873|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1964|
Mrs. Mary Anthony Dies; First Settler's Descendant
Mrs. Mary ellen Ivy Anthony, 93 died in a local hospital Monday, 131 years after her great-grandfather, Hardy Ivy, built a cabin of hand-hewn logs here and became the first Atlanta settler to erect a house on his own land.
Mrs. Anthony, who lived at 2479 Peachtree Road, NE, was the widow of Ernest Anthony. She was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Hardy Ivy and his wife, Sarah Todd, pioneered in this area in 1833, 15 years before the city acquired it's present name. The small farm he bought for $225 centered on what is now a city block bounded by Courtland Street, NE, and Piedmont Avenue, NE.
Funeral services for Mrs. Anthony will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Spring HIll. Dr. W.W. Williamson will officiate and burial will be in Westview Cemetery.
There are no immediate survivors...(Newspaper clipping-ancestry.com)
Additional Bio by Sue Pittman McPeak...Mary Ellen Ivy Anthony was the daughter of Lucy Asenath Pittman and the Great Granddaughter of John Ichabod Pittman, an American Revolutionary soldier, Magistrate in Richmond County, Georgia, Land Barron of Historical Georgia landmarks; Pittman's Ferry and Pittman's Crossing on the Chattahooche River, as well as what was at one time the Pittman Plantation in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Mary Ellen and her husband Dr. Ernest Anthony had a son Daniel Pittman Anthony who died at 19 months old in 1907. She remained a widow after her husbands death in 1928. After his death her immediate family members were her siblings Rosa Louise Ivy who resided with Mary Ellen until her death in 1961 and brother Lyman S. Ivy who resided in Orange County, California at the time of his death in 1942.
Mary Ellen and her never married and childless sisters Rosa Louise and Cora Asenath Ivy are remembered by their descendant cousins in the Pittman Family Tree. They are documented in Ancestry.com and Find A Grave with their FAGrave links on Billings Socrates Ivy and Lucy Asenath Pittman Ivy Memorials.
Billington Socrates Ivy (1844 - 1896)
Lucy Asenath Pittman Ivy (1844 - 1913)
Ernest Anthony (1871 - 1928)
Created by: Sue Pittman McPeak
Record added: Aug 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114837747
Rest In Heavenly Peace Mary Ellen. You are remembered in The Pittman Family Tree. 2ndCousin 3XRemoved|
Sue Pittman McPeak
Added: Aug. 10, 2013