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Re: How To Find Name Of GrGrand Father
In Response To: How To Find Name Of GrGrand Father ()
Your message is a bit confusing, so I'm not sure if I understand your request correctly.
However, from what I gather, George Anthony was your grandfather (?) and you'd like to know more about HIS parents, right?
In the 1900 US Census, there is a black ANTHONY family living in Harrison Co, TX, headed by a widow named Susan Anthony (32). Also living with Susan are her two sons, George (13), Robert (10), and Susan's mother, Juliann Anthony (60), also a widow.
[Citation: US Census, TX, Harrison, Justice Pct 3, ED 44, stamped sheet 126 A, dwelling 153, line 27.] By the way, the index on Ancestry.com states that this family is white, but when you view the actual image, they're black. The index also shows her as SARAH, but the names looks likd Susan. This type of error is far too common on Ancestry.com, if you ask me.
Per this information, Susan was born in TX, as were both of her parents, and her sons were both born in TX, as were both of their parents. Susan's mother was born in TX, both of her parents born in AL.
Now, assuming that this is the correct family, a search of the 1880 US Census is next, looking for Susan, but it's quite possible that in 1880 she wasn't yet married to George's father. It might make more sense for you to try to find her mother (or, it may actually be her mother-in-law, since they share the same surname).
At any rate, this MIGHT be just the piece you need to get started on your search. Good luck, my dear, and let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.
- Lisa B. Lee, PLCGS