It was wonderful to read your post and see the name of my Grandmother.My Daddy talked of your Grandfather and Grandmother often.He went and visted and stayed them often as a boy.
My Grandmother lived in Meridan for a while and I believe that Francis Smith visited with her very often.I met Francis there.
We didn't visit the Agnews as often as I wish now that we had.We stayed at the Robbins Home in New Albany when we went to visit.
I decided to find out more about the Agnew side of my family a few years ago and I am glad I did.I have met Descendants of the writer of the Diary, Samuel A Agnew at Brice's Crossroads.I was these a few years ago at a re-enactment of the Battle held there in 1864.I met Morris Agnew there at that time.
Morris still lived in the Brice's Crossroads area and he showed me around and took me to the Old Homeplace where Kittie Mae and her brothers and sisters lived.He also took me to the site of the home of Enoch and Samuel A Agnew, the writer of the Diary.The Grand Old Home was not there anymore.It is a shame because it was such a fine example of an old Southern Plantation Home.
Morris was a son of Joseph Bonds Agnew a brother of your Grandmother and Kittie Mae.I also met Nancy Dorthy Agnew (McKibben) a daughter of Samuel Barmore Agnew another brother of our Grandmothers.We went out and dined together and talked about old times.She is known as Dot.She lived in Marks, MS and taught school there.Marks was near Drew, MS.
I have Read the part of the Diary that is online.I have another book which has information gained from the diary which covered the year 1865 and their life after the war.
My E-Mail address is JiRobbi@AOL.COM.Please write me.I am glad to know that one of us lives here in Hattiesburg.
My Son and his wife and two daughters live in Canton, GA. He is an Engineer for Yamaha Marine in Kennesaw, GA.He just returned from a 12 day trip to Japan doing work there with Yamaha.
I am involved with correspondence with Quinny on the web site.You might want to read some of out discussion.Below is the last post I made on the subject.
We are talking about the fact that Quinny believed that there was no proof that our ancestor, Captain James Agnew, Jr., was not a Great Grandson of Lt Col Alexander Agnew, 1st of Whitehills, the son of Sir Patrick Agnew, of Lochnaw 1st Bt, 8th Sheriff and Margaret Kennedy.He felt that if he were not a descendant of Sir Patrick and Margaret Kennedy then we would not be descendants of the Royal Fanily of Scotland.The line of the Royal family of Scotland comes down through Margaret Kennedy.I believe that we do have proof of being descendants of Agnews of Lochnaw through Sir Patrick and Margaret.
If we were not descendants of Sir Patrick Agnew and Margaret Kennedy we are still descendant of the Royal Family of Scotland through at least two other marriages to The Hereditart Sheriffs of Galloway.
One was to Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, the First Hereditary Sheriff and Princess Mary Kennedy in 1426.Princess Marry was the Granddaughter of Robert III Stewart and a descendant of King Robert the Bruce and almost every King Scotland ever had.
Anpther was the Marriage of Quentin Agnew, of Lochnaw, 3rd Hereditary Sheriff and Mariota Vaux, a double descendant of the Scottish Kings.That would make all descendants of these people descendants of the Scottish Kings.They would not have to be descendants of Sir Partick and Margaret.
I believe that one of the best proofs that we have is the Grave Marker of Captain James Agnew, Jr., (1711-1770) our 5th Great Grandfather who is buried in Gettysburg, PA.On that marker is his version of the Arms of the Agnews of Lochnaw.The best proof we have is the fact that he believed that he was a descendant.Who better than the man himself to know where he came from.Lt Col Alaxander Agnew would have been his Great Grandfather.I heard the stories of my Great Grandfather every day for over 50 years from my father.We would expect that he would have heard the stories as well from his.All of his family believed that they were descendants from them as well.
Others throught the country believed they were as well.
The son of Captain James Agnew, Jr., Samuel Agnew, (1738-1791) moved to South Carolina after his father died in 1770.There are many people who do not understand which Samuel is which there were so many Samuels.This Samuel in SC was the Son of Captain James, Jr.They lived near Abbeville, SC and Due West, SC. all of which is right together.I have been to both and love the area.
Samuel Agnew (1738-1791) Married Elizabeth Seawright and their Son, Samuel Agnew (1783-1844) married Malinda Dodson.They are our ancestors and they were the parents of Joseph Agnew (1821-1886).
Joseph Agnew married Mary Jane Barmore and they moved with other members of their family to the Lee County area of MS after 1850.They brought with them the father of our Grandmothers, Larkin Agnew.Uncle Jo and Larkin are talked about in the part of the diary online.
I am so glad to find this information about you and to have this chance to share information about our families.
My Grandmother only has one son that is living.He is General Jack B Robbins and he lives in VA.He is in his 80s.My Dad died in 2003 here in Hattiesburg.