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James Anthony


Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 11/24/2005 at 21:00:50

James Anthony, barber, Boone was born in Schenectady, New York, on the 1st day of Oct 1830, he learned his trade in his native place, and reside there until 1854, when he removed to Chicago and worked at his business until the outbreak of the rebellion; he then accompanied W Cumback and major Scott, of the pay department, for eighteen months, and then enlisted in the eighteenth colored infantry of Missouri, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to Chicago; Feb 11th 1868, he started of Omaha, Nebraska, but when he arrived in Boone inducements were offered him, which led to his making it his home, and in the prosecution of his business has been very successful, and has the largest patronage of any shop in town; he was married to Miss Mary Black, a native of Louisville, Ky in 1858; they have a family of seven children living: Thomas, Willliam, James, Henry, Harriet, Fraed and and infanct unnamed.


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