George Anthony1

M, #1054, b. between 1729 and 1730, d. 10 October 1810
Last Edited: 26 Aug 2014



  • Immigration*: 1750?; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
  • Note*: "He may possibly have been the 'Georg Hans Anthoni' who was among the 339 immigrants, mostly Palatines, on the ship Phoenix, John Mason captain, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, England, which reached Philadelphia Aug. 28, 1750. A Jacob Anthoni was another passenger. The names of heads of families only were recorded. (Trenton True Amer. obit.; SGP 1:440.) George is said to have been a native of Strassburg, and to have come to Pennsylvania with his wife Catherine, but proof of these statements is lacking.
    He lived at Hopewell, then Hunterdon Co., and was chosen overseer of the poor there in March, 1767. The Hopewell tax list of 1778 lists him as owning one acre of improved land, and his name is marked 'Exempt', indicating some military service by a member of the family. (CSTE:6; HOTR:31; NJPRO.) On Feb. 12, 1766, he wit. the will of Caspar Michel Stapel of Amwell, who had come from Germany. In 1784 he was bondsman for the adm'rs of the est. of Benj. Ketcham, of Hunt. Co., and in 1793 he was listed as a debtor to the est. of Jacob Anthony, of Amwell. Cooley lists five ch'n, named below, but the sources of these names is not stated. (NJA 33:405, 35:233; NJW:1625J; CSTE:6.)"1
  • Note: George Anthony in tax lists, Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey:
    1778 - 1 acre land, 1 horse, 2 cattle.
    1779 - 6 acres unimproved land, 2 horses, 3 cattle, 2 hogs.
    1780 - 6 acres unimproved land, 6 houses or lots, 2 horses, 3 cattle, no hogs.
    1781 - 5 acres unimproved land, 6 houses or lots, 2 horses, 2 cattle, no hogs.
    1785 - 15 acres improved land, 5 acres unimproved land, 2 horses, 2 cattle.
    1789 - Not listed2


  1. [S55] Charles Carroll Gardner, "Genealogical Dictionary."
  2. [S474] Tax Ratables, Hunterdon Co., 1778-1822. FHL Microfilm 865475., Hopewell Twp. List numbers 882-889.
  3. [S121] Eli F. Cooley and William S. Cooley, Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing.