William Anthony1

M, #1056, b. circa 1765, d. 3 September 1831
  • Marriage*: Principal:Martha Biles2
  • Birth*: circa 1765; Birth year calculated from reported age at death.
  • Death: 1831; aged 662
  • Death*: 3 September 1831; Hunterdon Co., New Jersey; Ewing Presbyterian Church Yard, gravestone inscriptions: "Anthony, William, d. Sept. 3, 1831; a 66y"3
Last Edited: 3 Sep 2014


Father: George Anthony1 b. bt 1729 - 1730, d. 10 Oct 1810
Mother: Catharine (?)1


Martha Biles b. c 1767, d. 19 Jun 1848



  • Note*: Deeds of William Anthony in Hunterdon County, New Jersey:

    1797. Peter Lott of the Township of Trenton, Hunterdon County, and Anne his wife on 28 September 1797 granted to William Anthony of the City of Philadelphia, in consideration of £650 current money of the State of New Jersey, a tract in the Township of Trenton commonly called Cross-Keys Farm containing 31 3/4 acres and 20 rods of land, situated on the public road leading from the City of Trenton to Pennington. The tract was then in the possession of Asho-- Opdycke, and was adjacent to lands of Joseph Tindall, Nathaniel Harcourt, Joshua Furman, and Israel Hendrickson. Recorded 30 June 1798 Hunterdon County Deeds, Vol. 2, p. 172-175. Abstracted by Jeff Moore; viewed on FHL microfilm 806606.

    1811: William Anthony and Martha his wife of Trenton Twp., Hunterdon Co., on 1 June 1811 granted to Edmund Burk of Amwell Twp., in consideration of $4,000, two tracts of land, the first tract located in Trenton Twp. on the road from Trenton to Pennington, called Crosskeys Farm and an adjoining lot, containing 31 3/4 acres and 20 rods, the second tract located in Maidenhead Twp. containing 4 acres and 7 perches of land. Both William and Martha signed. Recorded 16th? July 1811 Hunterdon County Deeds, Vol. 18, p. 266-267. Abstracted by Jeff Moore; viewed on FHL microfilm 806611.

    1814, 2 deeds: Ephraim Dallas of Trenton Twp. Hunterdon Co. and Rebecca his wife on 23 March 1814 granted to William Anthony of same place, in consideration of $875, a house and one acre lot in Trenton Twp. located on the road from Cross Keys to Maidenhead adjacent to lands of Edmund Burk, Nathaniel Harcourt and Joshua Furman. On the next day 24 March 1814 William Anthony of Trenton Twp. and Martha his wife granted the same house and lot to John Paxson of the same, in consideration of $875. The first transaction recorded 4 Sept 1814 Hunterdon Co. Deeds Vol. 23, p. 292-294; the second recorded 29 Aug 1814, Vol. 23, p. 262-263. Abstracted by Jeff Moore; viewed on FHL microfilm 806613.

    1815. William Potts of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey and Anna his wife on 12 June 1815 granted to William Anthony of same place, in consideration of $200, lot No. 8 in the City of Trenton, on Green St. 66 feet from Center St., about 33 feet by 125 feet, adjoining lot No. 7 belonging to Joshua Jones, lot No. 9 belonging to Jacob Warner, and the property of Sherman. Recorded 7 Feb 1816 Hunterdon Co. Deeds, Vol. 25, p. 194-196. Abstracted by Jeff Moore; viewed on FHL microfilm 806613.

    1817. William Anthony of Hunterdon Co. and Martha his wife on 27 Sept 1817 granted to Jacob Warner of same, in consideration of $250, lot #8 in the city of Trenton, on east side of Green St. 66 feet from Centre street, adjoining lots of Joshua Jones #7, Jacob Werner #9 and Elyeh Fields; being the lot which William Potts sold to William Anthony 12 June 1815. Abstracted by Jeff Moore; viewed on FHL microfilm 806511.4
  • Note: On 3 Dec 1831 the Surrogate of Hunterdon County New Jersey granted letters of administration on the estate of William Anthony, late of Hunterdon Co., died intestate, to James B. Green. Security Israel Fish & Asa Fish.
    [James B. Green and Asa Fish were both sons-in-law.]5


  1. [S55] Charles Carroll Gardner, "Genealogical Dictionary."
  2. [S121] Eli F. Cooley and William S. Cooley, Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing.
  3. [S287] Mercer Co., Pa., Gravestone Inscriptions; microfilm 441,467 Item 2.
  4. [S91] Deeds, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. County Clerk. FHL microfilm series.
  5. [S214] Hunterdon County Surrogates Office, Letters of Administration, Vol. 3, p. 118. William Anthoney, 1831, intestate. FHL microfilm 802486. Viewed on FamilySearch.org New Jersey Probate Records, Hunterdon, Letters of Administration 1804-1837, Vol. 1-3, image 384.