Found in Book, "Greenwood County Sketches, Old Roads and Early Families" by Margaret Watson.
Samuel Agnew, born 1738 in Pennsylvania, came before the Revolution to the Greenville Presbyterian Church Area and Agnews of Abbeville and Greenwood Counties descend from him.His Grandfather, James Agnew, with three young sons, Samuel, James, Jr., and John had arrived in America from county Down, Ireland in 1718 and settled in Lancaster County, PA.
James Agnew, Jr., 1711-1770, married twice, had two children by his first wife and nine children by his second wife, Rebecca Scott Agnew, according to records from a family Bible in Pennsylvania.Samuel, oldest child of James and Rebecca Scott Agnew, was apparently the only one of his immediate family to come to South Carolina.
Samuel Agnew married Elizabeth Seawright, daughter of Andrew Seawright, and settled near Due West, SC.According to family tradition, Samuel was an ardent Whig and in the Revolution and suffered heavy property losses from Tory activity in the war.He is buried in the Greenville Church cemetery.
Notes go on and identify their children.
I would find it hard to believe that someone in South Carolina would know this if it were not a part of the Family there.
Samuel and his descendants went on to be a large part of the growth of this area in SC and many are there to this day/It had been accepted that Samuel was the Son of James, Jr, and Rebecca for more than 200 years.
My Ancestor, Joseph Agnew, Grandson of Samuel Agnew, son of James, Jr. came from this area near Abvbeville, SC, to Mississippi in 1851 or 52 and settled in North Mississippi