I am the granddaughter of John Agnew and Great neice of Bob Agnew.
John moved to Thomasville, Ga. prior to 1924 (when my mother Sara Jean Agnew King) was born.He married Annie and they had two daughters that survived (Sara and Dolly) and then Annie died in childbirth (about 1928) as did the baby.John , Annie and the baby are buried in the Thomasville, Ga. City cemetary, where my mother will be buried and my father, Raymond Eldridge King, Jr. is buried.In the 1930s I think he married Cora King Clark, who had a son Fred Clark who spent most of his adult life in Lubock Texas.Granddaddy was a graduate of Carnigie Tech and played on the basketball team.They have the old annuals there with his pictures in them.I believe he was there in the 1910s and majored in electrical engineering.He was burned severely by electricty during a lab and was one of the first people to have skin grafts.Andrew Carnigie came to the hospital to read to him and help him stay up in his classes.
He was a deep well driller in Ga. and drilled most of the wells on the plantations in the area and the military bases in south Ga. and North Fla.He was killed by an explosion in 1949 at his home while making me a toy chest. In Ga. We believe it wa dynamite that had frozen and fell off a shelf as he put things up.The caps were kept buried in the yard at Uncle Wrenns Home.He moved to Ga. with his half brother, Uncle Wrenn (which is all that I can remember)who owned a bamk in Thomasville.They were all members of the First Presbyterian Cjurch in Thomasville.I want to get into their records if I ever get to go down there again.
Uncle Bob stayed in Beaver Falls and sold insurance until his retirement.At retirement he moved to Daytona Beachm Fla.His wife, Nell, and He are both dead now but in the early 70s I got to know them pretty well while I was in law school in St, Pete.They were just great fun people to be around and you would have never thought they were as old as they were!
Grandmother Annie had been married before and had a large number of children by her first marriage.Most of them are now Mormons so you can find a good bit on the Mormon geneology site but, unless they have changed it they say that Hranddady's parebts were born in Beaver Falls.They always told Mom when she was growing up that they both came over as indentured servants about 1865 to Beaver Falls from Ireland.I have never been able to find the ship registry that showed them coming here.If you have it, I would love to know more.
Mother married Raymond Eldridge King, Jr. from Brooks County Ga. and they had two children, me - Sara Anne King Batts and my brother, Raymond Eldridge King, III who lives in Brighton, Mi.
Dolly married David C. Cook of Atlanta, Ga. but I have lost track of them and do not know where they live.Most of their half brothers and sisters lived in Fla.
I would certainly love to have any of the information you have been able to find about our family.I am just getting started on my search!
Sorry it has taken so long for you to get a response but i just found your message by chance tonight.I hope this will help you some, anyway!