Preparing for Society Wedding on Martha’s Vineyard

    Fed Cong church steeple 2        D.R. Anthony married Anna Eliza Osborn in January 1864 in the Congregational Church (now known as the Federated Church) located on the same block Anna’s beautiful home that faced the sea. Continue reading

Religious Revivals on Martha’s Vineyard

The Oak Bluffs cottages are only one room wide, built on the size of the original tents. Photo by Jeanne Gehret

The Oak Bluffs cottages are only one room wide, built on the size of the original tents. Photo by Jeanne Gehret

One of the most picturesque features of Martha’s Vineyard is the Campground Meeting area, which began in Oak Bluffs in 1835.

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Unexpected Civil War Loss

Model of a whaling ship seen at Martha's Vineyard. Photo by Jeanne Gehret

Model of a whaling ship seen at Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by Jeanne Gehret

In my last post I mentioned that Captain Abraham Osborn owned several whaling ships. One of these, the Ocmulgee, came to an untimely end early in the Civil War. Since the Ocmulgee was not a Navy ship, this was most unexpected. Continue reading

Anna Osborn Anthony, Wife of D.R. Anthony

The island of Martha's Vineyard, where Anna was born

The island of Martha’s Vineyard, where Anna was born

Anna Eliza Osborn, at nineteen, married thirty-nine year-old Daniel Read Anthony. Only the basic facts and a few tantalizing glimpses remain of her.

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Close-Up on Anthony Family

HeaDSCN0933ring about Susan’s westward-bound brothers, I began to wonder about their similarity to their famous sister. Who among their parents’ dinner guests inspired Susan, Daniel and Merritt to become such active proponents of reform? Continue reading