Susannah (aka Susan) Nix is my great great great grandmother.She was born November 11, 1822.She married Elijah Agnew about 1839 in South Carolina.
Elijah was born between 1810 and 1820, in South Carolina, probably in present Pickens County.Although I do not have conclusive proof, by process of elimination, examining all census data in SC from 1790 to 1850 (and some other data), I strongly believe Elijah was the son of Andrew Agnew b. 1779 in SC, and Ann Caldwell.Andrew Agnew is the son of Samuel Agnew b. 1738 in Gettysburg, PA, and Elizabeth Seawright b. 1747 in Londonderry, Ireland.
Susan and Elijah had 6 children:
Edgar F., b. c. 1840 in SC, d. June 17, 1862, during the civil war while serving in the CSA army.
Elizabeth Jane, b. 1-23-1842 in SC, d. 8-30-1921 at Roane, TX.
Daniel Harrison, b. 5-22-1845 in SC, d. 3-21-1918 in GA.
William Carlisle, b. c. 1848 in SC.
George McDuffie, b. 10-8-1849/1850 in Pickens Co., SC, d. 2-25-1927 in GA.
Ludlow Paul, b. 12-8-1855 in SC, d. 12-21-1939 in Shelby Co., TX.
Ludlow Paul is my great great grandfather.Once he reached adulthood, his mother, Susan Nix, lived with him and his family until her death on March 5, 1911.She is buried in Ramah Cemetery in Shelby Co., TX.As far as I know, my line of Agnews in east TX always lived in Tenaha and Timpson, Shelby Co., TX.
Elijah was a Confederate soldier.There is conflicting (possibly) evidence that he served in Company A, 16th South Carolina Regiment, and that he enlisted on July 11, 1861, as a private in the Company A, 16th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army Northern Virginia, C. S. A., Madison County, Georgia, Madison County Greys.I say possibly because the dates of battles fought by these units leaves open the possibility that he served in BOTH units.In any event, Elijah was captured at the second Battle of Franklin (Tennessee) in December, 1864. He was taken to the Union Army's Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, prisoner of war camp, where he died on May 19, 1865 of pharyngitis or pneumonia.He is buried in the Camp Chase cemetery, plot number 1987.A photo of his tombstone may be viewed at this address:http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~rocky/Franklin_Cemeteries/chase/1987.jpghttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~rocky/Franklin_Cemeteries/chase/1987.jpg
My line goes from Ludlow Paul Agnew and Samantha Pruitt b. 1854/1855 in GA, m. 4-30-1874, d. 11-6-1910 in Shelby Co., TX (the daughter of William C. Pruitt b. 1832 in GA, d. 11-8-1862 at Westminster, Frederick County, Virginia, killed serving in the CSA army, and his wife - m. c. 1855 - Ann Evaline Goolsby b. 1827 in Elbert Co., GA, d. 1901 in Hart Co., GA) to...
Judge Addison Agnew b. 4-4-1876 at Monroe, Walton Co., GA, d. 7-24-1939 at Shelby Co., TX, and his wife Lydia Chloe Whitley - m. 1-11-1894 at Blount Co., Alabama - b. 8-20-1875 in Alabama, d. 5-12-1948 in TX (the daughter of Henry Whitley and Chloe Owens), to....
Weldon Henry Paul Agnew b. 5-22-1908 in Tenaha, Shelby Co., TX, d. 6-25-1967 in AZ (on vacation of cardiac arrest - he was a resident at the time in Imperial Beach, San Diego Co., CA), and his wife, Ruby A. Moore - m. in or before 1931 - b. 2-19-1913 in TX or OK, d. 12-4-1986 at Nacogdoches County, TX (the daughter of Eugene Graham Moore b. c. 1875 in Arkansas and Leola Davis [uncertain the surname is correct] b. 8-9-1884 in Arkansas, d. 6-4-1965, I believe in Shelby Co., TX).
My father, who is living, and I live in San Diego Co., CA.
I am working on a couple of puzzles.If anyone can help me with this, it would be much appreciated.Here's my stumbling blocks:
1.Elijah Agnew is listed in the Pickens Co., SC, census of 1840.I cannot find him anywhere in the 1850 or 1860 census.Susan Agnew is listed in the 1850 census in Pickens Co., SC, living next to her parents, and in the 1860 census in Cobb Co., GA.Between 1850 and 1860, Ludlow Paul Agnew is born.Any help with Elijah's whereabouts???
2.Andrew Agnew b. 1779 was one of 3 sons of Samuel Agnew b. 1738.The others are Samuel b. 1783, and James b. 1775.Samuel and James have fairly well documented children.From the census 1800 to 1830, it is likely that Andrew had 8 sons and 1 daughter between 1794 and 1825 - the daughter between 1815 and 1820.I can find only ONE of these children documented, Samuel b. 1799.Any help out there???One clue I am working off is that Andrew Agnew and Ann Caldwell were Baptists, each being buried in the Turkey Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Ware Shoals, Pickens Co., SC.I believe they were long time members of this church.I also believe that both of Andrews' brothers, as well as his parents, were Presbyterians.Ludlow Paul down through my dad were Baptists.In addition to unaccounted for children of Agnews in the northwest corner of SC in the applicable censuses, the difference in religion is another indicator that Elijah was Andrew's son.
If anyone needs sibbling and spouse information from Elijah and Susan on down, let me know...I have most of it.