ANTHONY, JAMES DANELLY, 1825-1899

Biography:

Methodist clergyman; teacher; newspaper editor.  Born– October 12, 1825,  Abbeville, S. C.  Parents–  Whitfield and Lucinda Miller Anthony.  Married– Emily Baugh, November 23, 1847 (died 1867).  Children–six.  Married– Elizabeth Josephine Alexander, September 30, 1867 (died 1890).  Children–six.  Married– Anna Biggers Wiggins, July 21, 1890. Licensed to preach, 1846.  Served  Methodist churches in Alabama and Georgia, 1847-1898, with intervals of farming and teaching. Pastor of fourteen churches; presiding elder of four districts. Pastor in Sandersville, Georgia, during the Civil War; credited with convincing General Sherman not to burn the town.  Edited the Jasper weekly Mountain Eagle for several years; and the Herald and Georgian of Sandersville, Ga., in the 1870′s, while working as a minister. Wrote his history of Cherokee County  in 1875 for the Gadsden Times, while serving a Methodist church in Gadsden.  Died January 16, 1899.

Source:

“Introduction” to Early History of Northeast Alabama and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia.  University, AL:  Confederate Publishing Co., 1979.

Publications:

Life and Times, An Autobiography, with a few original sermons.  Atlanta: C.P. Byrd, Printer, 1896.

Reminiscences of Cherokee County, 1835-1875, in Early Hisotry of Northeast Alabama and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia.  University, AL:  Confederate Publishing Co., 1979.