Just looked at Census records for that time period and your John E. Agnew was the son of Felix and Ann Agnew. Felix was born in NY and Ann was born in Ireland according to the 1880 census (Felix had died before that but they list fathers place of birth as NY). However the 1860 census says Canada. But bothsay Ann is the Mother. He had two brothers. James B or B JamesAgnew and Matthew Arthur or Arthur Matthew (one lists it one way and one lists it the other) Agnew. James was older by 3-4 years and Matthew was younger by 2 years.