William Nichols Anthony

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jul 1802 (aged 7)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section P, Plot XLVI
Memorial ID 11324645 · View Source
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The coach and horses, together with the coachman, and a son of Mr Joseph Anthony, of this city, were on Sunday last unfortunately lost in the river Delaware. This distressing occurrence happened in the following manner: between 8 and 9 nine o'clock in the morning, the family having rode out to their country seat, situated on the river, about 14 miles from the city, the coachman, with Mr Anthony's son William, a promising lad of about 10 years of age, drove to the edge of the river, for the purpose of refreshing his horses and cleaning the carriage. Unfortunately, either from not being well acquainted with the shore, or from being unable to turn the horses in time, they got out of their depth, and in their struggle to swim, it is supposed entangled their feet with the harness or shaft, and immediately sunk. The body of the coachman was found near the carriage. That of Mr Anthony's son was found and interred on Monday. (The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 Jul 1802, p3)

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Nichols Anthony (7 Feb 1795–25 Jul 1802), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11324645, citing Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by DeLoss McKnight III (contributor 46605619) .