Re: Phillip Anthony
Paulus Antonie on ship Lydia 29 Sept 1741 is suspected to be related to the Johannes Anthony on ship St. Andrew on 2 Oct 1741 (the next ship into port). Paulus was b. before 1720 and married Anna Maria Sophronica Sechler, dau of Johannes Sechler of Northampton and Montgomery Co., PA. Philip Anthony is suspected to be a brother of the other two men, but possibly under 16 and therefore not listed on ships list. Paulus arrived in what is now CatawbaCounty, NC by July 1762. Philip b. ca 1730 or beforem. Barbara Sechler, sister of Paulus' wife. He was listed as being from Lyon Twp., Northampton Co., PA when he purchased land in what is now Lincoln Co., NC on 22 Oct 1767. Paulus reared a nephew, Philip b. Jan 1754 Northampton Co., PA, entered the RWwhile living in Burke Co., NC and died in Henderson Co., TN. His remarks concerning his birth record, etc. indicates he was reared by hisuncle, brother to his father in Burke Co. Paulus had moved to Burke Co. before the war. Although the Paulus and Philip Anthony families are reasonably well accounted for there are some problems. Now for the origins in Europe: Many of those on ship Lydia were from Alsace and much research has been done in Northern Alsace on those who ended up in NC. Many Anthony families have been found with the names Paulus, etc., but none have been proven as ours. Any families connected to ours would have left Northhampton and Berks Co., PA in 1760s. Can anyone shed any light on them in their PA sojurn? For more detail see "German Speaking People West of The Catawba River in NC 1750-1800".