Hi Jerry, I still have found nothing on James Otis Agee before the Civil War. ames O Agee Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age 04 October 1864Priv 18
Served OhioEnlisted E Co. 38th Inf Reg. OH Mustered Out at Columbus, OH on 18 July 1865 (Mustered out by order of War Dept. Substitute.) Application Date: 21 September 1888 Relationship: Self Number: 673017 State: IN James Otis Agee served in the 38th Unit of the Ohio Regiment, Company E of the Union Army.He entered the service at the age of 18 on October 4, 1864 and was mustered out on July 18, 1865 at Tripler? U.S. Hospital, Columbus, OH.In the Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio printed in 1887 it was stated, under remarks: Substitute; absent, sick; mustered out by order of War Department.The actual mustered out information is on Microfilm #GR1747 of the Ohio Historical Library in Columbus, Ohio (Seen by Avon Hugh Schwab in March of 1997.His entry into service is probably on film #GR1746. James, then age 32, is listed in the Ligonier Census of 1880 (taken June 7, 1880) along with his son Frank, age 11 and James' sister, E. Sarah Agee, age 36.His wife Mary, by then, must have died or they had been divorced as she is not listed in the Census.
In the Census of 1900, he is shown in Ligonier City at the age of 54, living with his wife Harriet D., age 46 and their daughter Mattie, age 16.
Mary Jane Schwab remembers how her Grandfather Agee used to love to take her to some private place (so he didn't have to share her) and read to her or tell her stories.This story telling most often took place in a rocking chair at the foot of his bed.He had a white bull dog named "Freddie" who he really admired.He did not care for company outside of his own family.Mary Jane remembers that he use to take Mattie Lucinda to Ohio with him for reunions of his Ohio Regiment Company.They would go by train.The Hugh Lundy family moved into James' home to help out because Harriet had become ill (cirrhosis of the liver);James Otis commonly ate his meals by himself at the kitchen table the last few years of his life.He enjoyed a tin cup of water and a plate full of raw onions and Mary Jane remembers him eating this every night for supper.She also remembers once, when her mom was not home, he gave her $5.00 to go and buy a new hat.It seems that she bought a hat for a "flapper" look -- not suitable for a teenager.
He is buried in Oak Park Cemetery in Section B in Ligonier, IN a few rows ahead of the Jewish Section. ------------------------------------------------ Sub: Your search for James Otis Agee Date: 6/16/2000 5:33:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time From: email@example.com (Paul Agee) To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can not help you with this search, but found it very interesting that your grandfather came from Crawford Co., OH since that is my place of birth also, only about 100 years later than your grandfather.It sure can be a small world sometimes.
My family arrived there (Bucyrus, Ohio) about 1943, (my dad and his brother with their families) and lived there until their deaths within the last 5 years.At no time that I am aware of did anyone ever mention or know of an Agee family before us in that community.I no longer live there, but many of my relatives do, and they will find this to be fascinating also.
If ever I do hear of anything, (and I will be asking), you will certainly hear from me.In the mean time, if I could ever be of service please e-mail me at email@example.com.By the way, my name is Dr. Paul D. Agee and I live in Ashland, Ohio which is about 40 miles from Bucyrus in Crawford County.I would appreciate anthing you might find out