Ancestors and Descendants of Jeremiah Annas
Of
North Carolina


There is little that is known about the earliest ancestors of a North Carolina clan of the Annas/Annis family, Jeremiah Annas, but what is known seems to be well documented. The general consensus is that the family originated from the early Virginia Annis family of Sir John Ennis and his son James Ennis of Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Westmeath County is part of the Midlands Region and the province of Leinster. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Meath (Old Irish: Mide). Athlone or Atha Luain: “The Ford of Luan” is a thriving historical town located in the in the heart of the Lakelands of Ireland. It stands on the border of two counties, Westmeath and Roscommon and links two provinces Leinster and Connaught. Traditionally the bridge of Athlone was the main crossing point between east and west overlooked by the landmark Athlone Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. It is one of the 21 walled, fortified cities of Ireland.
James went as a young boy of three to America with his father Sir John Ennis and family tradition states that James fought in the Revolutionary War. The records verify his service with the 9th Virginia Regiment of North Carolina Militia, Captain Thomas Snead, commanding, as of August 11, 1775.
James later bought land on the Catawba River in Burke County, North Carolina and moved there with his family in early 1780. The following comes from Affidavit of Willis Lyons Ennis dated 17 April 1937: "James Ennis was the one and only child and heir to all the Towns and Lands of Augha, Cashel, Momrach, Bananarow, Caldragh, Tullaghmore, Kmckullen, Gortnarne, Agapoloo, and Killacross, all situated in the Baron of Leitrim, and the County of Leitrim, Ireland".
This Annis lineage is under research and will be updated on a regular basis. The Jeremiah Annas lineage has descendants that have used many of the predominant spellings of the surname: Ennis, Annas, and Annis and are generally still located in several counties of North Carolina. Their history in the United States of America is both long and proud.

Descendants of Jeremiah Annas
the First Five Generations


First Generation

JEREMIAH ANNAS or ENNIS, SR. was born about 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia. Jeremiah's name is spelled several ways, including ENNIS in existing records. He went to Burke County, North Carolina with his parents in the 1780's and married in about 1806 to GRACE BEAN in Burke County. It was here that he raised his large family and died there about 1840. The records of Jeremiah and Grace's children are quite confusing because of nicknames and duplications (e.g Betty for Elizabeth and Mollie for Mary). The following list may only be partial.
Children of JEREMIAH ANNAS and GRACE BEAN are:

SOPHIA ANNAS, b. April 11, 1811, Burke County, North Carolina; d. May 31, 1868, Burke County, North Carolina.
ELIZABETH ANNAS, b. 1812, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1812, Burke County, North Carolina.
MARY ANNAS, b. December 1814, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1901, Burke County, North Carolina.
JAMES ANNAS, b. 1815, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1882, Lovelady, North Carolina.
JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., b. February 5, 1816, Burke County, North Carolina; d. August 10, 1900, Sawmills, North Carolina.
THOMAS ANNAS, b. November 7, 1825, Burke County, North Carolina; d. November 7, 1859, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
HEZEKIAH S. ANNAS, b. December 21, 1826, Burke County, North Carolina; d. August 16, 1895, Cajahs Mountain, North Carolina.
SARAH ANNAS, b. 1830, Burke County, North Carolina.
McCAMY ANNAS, b 1832, Burke County, North Carolina.
MONROE ANNAS, b. 1835, Burke County, North Carolina; d. Anniston, Alabama.
MAHALA ANNAS, b. 1838, Burke County, North Carolina.
MARTIN ANNAS, b. 1840, Burke County, North Carolina.



Second Generation

JAMES ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born 1815 in Burke County, North Carolina, died in 1882, Lovelady, North Carolina. He married Susan ____. No further information and there may have been other children.
Children of James and Susan Annas are:

DAVID ASBURY ANNAS, b. October 12, 1860, Caldwell County, North Carolina; d. March 19, 1943, Lovelady, North Carolina.
MARTIN HEZEKIAH ANNAS, b. September 23, 1861, Caldwell County, North Carolina; d. May 24, 1939, Lenoir, North Carolina.
JEREMIAH ANNAS.


Jeremiah Annas, Jr.

JEREMIAH ANNAS JR. (JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born February 5, 1816 in Burke County, North Carolina, and died August 10, 1900 at Lovelady, North Carolina. He married in 1850 to SUSANNA CAROLINE ABERNETHY, daughter of BERRYMAN ABERNETHY and REBECCA DERR. She was born July 1, 1829, and died March 1, 1912.
Jeremiah and his wife, are buried at Sardis Cemetery, Hudson County, Caldwell, North Carolina.
Children of Jeremiah Jr. and Susanna A. Annas are:

JOHN ROBERT JONAH ANNAS, b. December 18, 1849; d. June 18, 1915.
MARY REBECCA ANNAS, b. August 12, 1851; d. February 22, 1913.
ELIZABETH AGNES ANNAS, b. August 20, 1853; d. August 6, 1936.
GEORGE MONROE ANNIS, b. October 8, 1855; d. September 5, 1919.
LUTHER MARTIN ANNAS, b. December 16, 1857; d. June 24, 1936.
GIDEON JETHROW ANNAS, b. August 17, 1860; d. November 9, 1925.
WILLIAM ABERNATHY ANNAS, b. August 17, 1860; d. January 6, 1929.
THEODORE H. ANNAS, b. March 6, 1862; d. January 6, 1943.
ALFRED PINKNEY ANNAS, b. July 22, 1868; d. February 13, 1940.
SARAH FRANCES ANNAS, b. July 14, 1871; d. May 19, 1949.

THOMAS ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born circa 1824 at Burke County, North Carolina; died November 7, 1859, Caldwell County, North Carolina. He married June 25, 1847 at Caldwell County, North Carolina to Mary Biney Hise (1827-1862).
Children of Thomas and Mary Annas are:
DAN RASH ANNAS, b. 1848, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
ISABELLA ANNAS, b. 1850, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
ELIZABETH ANNAS, b. 1855, Caldwell County, North Carolina; d. August 29, 1939, Hudson, North Carolina.
LEONARD ANNAS, b. May 21, 1857, Summers, North Carolina; d. December 23, 1917, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
MARY "POLLY" ANNAS, b. 1859, Caldwell County, North Carolina; d. 1908, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
VANCE CANNON ANNAS, b. 1860, Caldwell County, North Carolina.

HEZEKIAH S. ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born December 21, 1826 at Burke County, North Carolina, died August 16, 1895 at Cajahs Mountain, Caldwell County, North Carolina. He married October 7, 1848 to SARAH ELVIRA CANNON (1827-1886) at Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Children of HEZEKIAH ANNAS and SARAH CANNON are:

WILLIAM D. ANNAS, b. October, 1850, Burke County, North Carolina.
HENRY DAVID ANNAS, b. September 13, 1852, Burke County, North Carolina; d. July 11, 1930, North Catawba, North Carolina.
LAURA J. ANNAS, b. March 6, 1855, Burke County, North Carolina; February 2, 1920, Connelly Springs, North Carolina.
CATHERINE "KATE" ANNAS, b. 1856, Burke County, North Carolina.
MAHALA ELIZABETH (HAILY) ANNAS, b. July 22, 1857, Burke County, North Carolina; d. August 28, 1939, Hudson, North Carolina.
MARTIN HEZEKIAH ANNAS, b. September 23, 1861, Caldwell County, North Carolina; d. May 24, 1939, Lenoir, North Carolina.


Third Generation

Reverend John Robert Jonah Annas

JOHN ROBERT JONAH ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born December 18, 1849, and died June 18, 1915. He married CASSANDRA HAZELTINA FISHER August 2, 1894. John was a farmer and a minister.

Children of John Annas and Cassandra Fisher are:

CHARLES ANNAS, b. June 1870, Summers, North Carolina; d. August 1870, Summers, North Carolina.
BRATHER URIAH ANNAS, b. July 26, 1872, Catawba County, North Carolina; d. March 31, 1937, Lovelady, North Carolina.
WALTER LEE ANNAS, b. December 4, 1873, Lovelady, North Carolina; d. October 10, 1921, Falstown, North Carolina.
HENRY LESTER ANNAS, b. October 19, 1876, Lovelady, North Carolina; d. May 17, 1946, Suffolk, Virginia.
IRA POINDEXTER ANNAS, b. August 14, 1879, Hickory, North Carolina; d. November 18, 1955, Hickory, North Carolina.
MARY MAGGIE ANNAS, b. November 28, 1883, Caldwell County, North Carolina; d. October 14, 1913, Catawba County, North Carolina.

MARTIN HEZEKIAH ANNAS (JAMES, JEREMIAH) was born September 23, 1861, Caldwell County, North Carolina and died May 24, 1939 in Lenoir, North Carolina. He married, 1882, MILLIE ANN HICE.

Children of HEZIKIAH ANNAS and MILLIE HICE are:

JOHN H. ANNAS, b. May 1883.
MARY E. ANNAS, b. May 1893.
ROBERT EDGAR ANNAS, b. July 25, 1895.

Mary Rebecca Annas Miller

MARY REBECCA ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born August 12, 1851, Summers, North Carolina and died Feb 22, 1913. She married December 8, 1870 MARCUS ELCANAH MILLER at Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Children of MARY ANNAS and MARCUS MILLER are:

CALLIE SUSANNA MILLER, b. October 15, 1871; d. October 15, 1956; m. JOHN HENRY STOWE.
DORA EURBELL MILLER, b. November 1, 1873; d. March 12, 1953; m. 1st CHARLES OGLE, 2nd NOAH T. MILLER.
SARAH L. MILLER, b. 1876; d. September 28, 1946; m. GRANT MILLER.
DAVID JEREMIAH MILLER, b. June 9, 1877; d. December 11, 1962.
MOLLIE THEODOCIA MILLER, b. May 5, 1880; d. November 28, 1916; m. HENRY H. BOUGHMAN.
MARY ELIZABETH MILLER, b. 1881; m. ____ ICENHOUR.
ROSA G. MILLER, b. May 1882.
GIDEON J. MILLER, b. September 1884; d. February 8, 1966.
MARCUS THEODORE MILLER, b. March 11, 1988; d. December 22, 1959.
WILLIAM ASBURY LAFAYETTE MILLER, b. January 9, 1891; d. December 21, 1975.

ELIZABETH AGNES ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born August 20, 1853, Summers, North Carolina and died August 6, 1936, Hudson, North Carolina. She married, 1875, GEORGE W. HARRIS.

Children of ELIZABETH ANNAS and GEORGE HARRIS are:

LOUANNA HARRIS, b. January 29, 1877; d. March 17, 1921; m. DRURY TIPTON TURNMIRE.
NANCY CAROLINE HARRIS, b. June 11, 1878; d. July 11, 1958.
ALICE ELIZABETH HARRIS, b. August 6, 1879; d. February 19, 1956.
CORA BELLE HARRIS, b. November 13, 1880; d. October 17, 1972.
HENRY DAVID HARRIS, b. June 4, 1882; d. June 21, 1947.
SARAH JANE HARRIS, b. May 3, 1889; d. February 10, 1963.
RANSOM ZELIA HARRIS, b. March 23, 1893; d. October 30, 1951.
JOHN ROBERT HARRIS, b. July 7, 1895; d. September 12, 1959.

George Monroe (Annas) Annis

GEORGE MONROE ANNIS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born October 8, 1855 in Caldwell County, North Carolina and died September 5, 1919 in Canton, North Carolina. He married MARY LOU POWELL October 10, 1878 in Nebo, North Carolina. She was born February 13, 1860, and died August 4, 1933 in North Carolina.

Children of GEORGE ANNIS and MARY POWELL are:

EULA JONES ANNIS, b. November 27, 1879, d. December 6, 1932.
MARY ELLEN ANNIS, b. 1880; m. ROBERT J. SMITH, November 27, 1892, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
ELIZABETH OPHELLA ANNIS, b. April 11, 1882; d. June 14, 1883.
DOUGLAS ALEXANDER ABERNATHY ANNIS, b. August 21, 1884; d. September 25, 1963.
MAUDE MAE ANNIS, b. June 28, 1887; d. July 6, 1977; m. C. D. SMATHERS.
GEORGE GREEN ANNIS, b. November 17, 1889; d. January 1, 1956.
MARTHA LOU ANNIS, b. January 18, 1891; d. May 30, 1968.
OLIVE LEE ANNIS, b. January 4, 1893.
MINNIE BEATRICE ANNIS, b. December 29, 1895; d. May 28, 1981.
FRED TERRY ANNIS, b. May 1, 1900; d. August 16, 1969.
VELCIE MAE ANNIS, b. October 1, 1902; March 4, 1959.

LUTHER MARTIN ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born December 16, 1857, Caldwell County, North Carolina and died Jun 24, 1936, Lovelady, North Carolina. He married, 1879, SALLY J. BUTLER.

Children of MARTIN ANNAS and SALLY BUTLER are:

ANDREW BRITTAIN ANNAS, b. November 24, 1879; d. September 12, 1945.
LOLA W. ANNAS, b. February 1882; d. March 30, 1931.
SOPHRONIA C. "FRONIA" ANNAS, b. April 21, 1884; d. April 29, 1966.
WALTER LEE ANNAS, b. August 27, 1886 d. March 4, 1947
MATTHEW W. ANNAS, b. September 12, 1889; d. January 1965.
JOHN P. ANNAS, b. October, 1890; d. June 21, 1969.
DOCK WASHINGTON ANNAS, b. February 23, 1893; d. June 2, 1940.
RICHARD H. ANNAS, b. May 7, 1895; d. January 27, 1958.
GRAYSON TURNEY ANNAS, b. May 27, 1897; d. March 12, 1957.
ARDIE C. ANNAS, b. January 10, 1900; d. August 25, 1902.
RUTH C. ANNAS, b. 1902; d. September 20, 1941.

GIDEON JETHROW ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born August 17, 1860, Summers, North Carolina and died Nov 9, 1925, Hudson, North Carolina. He married, 1892, FANNIE D. MORGAN (1872-1928).

Children of GIDEON ANNAS and FANNIE MORGAN are:

CHARLIE D. HICE ANNAS, Adopted child.
MYRTLE ANNAS, Adopted child.

WILLIAM ABERNETHY ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born March 6,, 1862, Summers, North Carolina and died January 26, 1929, Lovelady, North Carolina. He married, February 28, 1886, MARY ANN POPE (1861-1942).

Children of WILLIAM ANNAS and MARY POPE are:

DANIEL SADOC ANNAS, b. January 2, 1887; d. April 16, 1949.
MAMIE GERTRUDE ANNAS, b. October 11, 1888; December 18, 1972.
OBED A. "OBIE" ANNAS, b. March 8, 1891; d. April 1. 1981.
NAOMI ANNAS, b. March 17, 1894; d. Aug 1984.
FELIX ANNAS, b. September 4, 1893; d. February 11, 1988.
GARLAND ANNAS, b. April 20, 1897; d. October 16, 1966.
BERRYMAN WILLIAM McKINLEY ANNAS, b. April 10, 1899; d. February 12, 1981.
NAOMIA JEANETTE ANNAS, b. August 13, 1900; d. September 2, 1991.
JEANETTA "JANET" ANNAS, b. January 20, 1905; d. June 7, 1980.
ESPER MAE ANNAS, b. March 17, 1906; d. November 25, 1995.
WILLIAM HENRY ANNAS, b. May 24, 1913; d. March 11, 1970.

THEODORE H. ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born March 6, 1862, Summers, North Carolina and died October 2, 1944, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina. He married MARTHA ANN BOWMAN (1868-1936).

Children of THEODORE ANNAS and MARTHA BOUGHMAN are:

ODIS FINLEY ANNAS, b. November 29, 1891; d. February 4, 1960.
CORDIA LEE ANNAS, b. 1891; d. 1891.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ANNAS, b. December 16, 1893; d. June 8, 1966.
NORA E. ANNAS, b. January 25, 1897, d. February 5, 1975.
DEWEY DOW ANNAS, b. November 28, 1899; d. February 1, 1990.
FRITZ HAMILTON ANNAS, b. April 29, 1901; d. September 15, 1971.
ETHROW GWYN ANNAS, b. July 14, 1903; d. March 8, 1991.
TAFT THEODORE ANNAS, b. August 26, 1909, d. December 28, 1999.

ALFORD PINKNEY ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born July 22, 1868, Summers, North Carolina and died February 13, 1940, Hudson, North Carolina. He married JANE ELIZABETH (JENNIE) WAKEFIELD (1866-1940).

Children of ALFRED ANNAS and JENNIE WAKEFIELD are:

ARTHUR CONRAD ANNAS, b. April 28, 1892; d. June 30, 1970.
HOY IVION ANNAS, b. August 14, 1893; d. June 27, 1966.
ESCO EXIE ANNAS, b. January 2, 1895; d. August 15, 1945.
DUO RASON ANNAS, b. April 29, 1896; d. August 9, 1973.
OZIE MALINDA ANNAS, b. June 9, 1897; d. August 11, 1985.
CONEY FAU ANNAS, b. August 8, 1900; d. April 16, 1982.
VERNEY TESMA ANNAS, b. January 8, 1902; d. July 18, 1940.
GRACE ANNAS, b. 1904.
GARCY DON ANNAS, b. August 10, 1906; d. December 13, 1994.
VERRIE ZUMA ANNAS, b. October 16, 1908; d. August 6, 1979.

Sarah Frances (Annas) Pope and her husband, Charles Henry Pope

SARAH FRANCES ANNAS (JEREMIAH ANNAS JR., JEREMIAH ANNAS, SR.) was born July 14, 1871, Caldwell County, North Carolina and died May 19, 1949, Gastonia, North Carolina. She married, June 25, 1893 CHARLES HENRY POPE (1864-1946).

Children of SARAH ANNAS and CHARLES POPE are:

GEORGE ROYCE POPE, b. March 22, 1894; d. September 28, 1957.
WALTER OSBORN POPE, b. December 1, 1896; d. May 7, 1971.
OLIVER AUGUSTUS POPE, b. August 13, 1897; d. October 11, 1977.
PRECIOUS J. POPE, b. March 2, 1900; d. March 8, 1988.
EDNA POPE, b. July 1, 1904; d. December 10, 1976.
RUSSELL PINKNEY POPE, b. April 18, 1909; d. June 4, 1987.

MARTIN HEZEKIAH ANNAS (JAMES, JEREMIAH) was born September 23, 1861, Caldwell County, North Carolina and died May 24, 1939 in Lenoir, North Carolina. He married, 1882, MILLIE ANN HICE.

Children of HEZIKIAH ANNAS and MILLIE HICE are:

JOHN H. ANNAS, b. May 1883.
MARY E. ANNAS, b. May 1893.
ROBERT EDGAR ANNAS, b. July 25, 1895.

DAVID ASBURY ANNAS (JAMES, JEREMIAH) was born October 12, 1860, Caldwell County, North Carolina and died March 19, 1943, Lovelady, North Carolina. He married, 1884, MARGARET FRANCES WINEBARGER.

Children of DAVID ANNAS and MARGARET WINEBARGER are:

OSCAR ANNAS
AMANDA R. ANNAS, b. March 1886.
JAMES DANIEL ANNAS, b. February 1889.
EMMA F. ANNAS, b. June 1891.
ODELL LUNDA ANNAS, b. January, 21, 1894; d. October 13, 1982.
LINDA A. ANNAS, b. January 1895.
ARTICE S. ANNAS, b. June 1896.

I had the pleasure of meeting one of the Annas' from this clan from North Carolina at the Annis Family Reunion at Orlando, Florida in 1999. His name was Dyke Hamiliton Annas (Fritz, Theodore, Jeremiah Jr., Jeremiah Sr.) He was born December 31, 1931 in Morganton, North Carolina and he married Nancy Carolyn Connell on January 6, 1951 in Rhodhiss, North Carolina
Dyke was nice enough to share much of his family history and was kind enough to write me a very nice letter. A wonderful man and if he is an example of the kind of person that comes from this family, than they are well represented.


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