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James Wesley Agee Family B.1833

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James Wesley Agee Family B.1833

Posted: 961583363000
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Nina Hollifield and I are searching for the John Agee, father of James
Wesley Agee(1833-1861), spoken of in the letter below. We would
appreciate any information you may have.
Stacy S. Butler
The following letter was found in the family Bible of Horace
Albert(1872-1952) and Etta Agee. It was written by "Bet" Agee for her
aging brother Arthur Edgar Agee(1864-1950), brother of Horace Albert and
son of Dr. James Wesley Agee(1833-1861). Spelling and punctuation has
not been changed. It was typed by me, Stacy S. Butler, Great
Grandaughter of Horace Albert Agee on June 18th, 2000.

In 1690, there came to Virginia a Frenchman by name of Mathew Agee,
an expelled french Huguenot, he came from North east part of France,
Section of France that was fought over and almost destroyed in the late
War. Up to this time the family wore still inhabiting that Section of
(This young Mathew Agee had to flee from France on account of his
religious belief) If they have not been destroyed by oposing armies
during late war.

Mathew Agee was the only Agee that ever came to this country, and
all Agee's can trace or should be able to , relationship back to
him.(With expection of Negros) They used to take their masters name.
Who Mathew Agee married we do not know, but he had four children, three
boys and a
girl, the girl died without issue. James married a lady by name of Ford
and they raised twelve children to man and womanhood Six girls and Six
boys. Anthony Agee also married a Ford, sister to Jame's wife. They had
twelve children, one girl and eleven boys, one of the sons of Anthony
Agee was the
father of Colonel John Agee of the revolutionary war, who was father of
Jacob Agee, who married a lady by name Dickinson who was our Great grand
father, who lived in Culpper County , VA. where our Grandfather John
Agee was born. John Agee our Grandfather married Nancy Witham and soon
afterwards moved to Kentucky and from Kentucky he moved to Robertson
County Tennessee. About twelve miles north of Nashville where our
Father was born. When Dad was about 18 years old the family moved to
Carroll Co. MO. the family soon became dissatisfied and started back to
Tenn. At
Cairo ,Ill. Grandfather Agee was stricken with Cholera and died and is
buried there. This was in 1851. Dad being the oldest boy became head of
family he turned about and went back to MO. and in March of 1862 married
Eliza Ann Hurst our mother. The Agees have fought in every war in this
country since days of French and Indian war there were several of the
family with Washinton and his Viginia troops after General Braddocks
defeat at
Fort Pill. The Agees were all so very numorous with Virginia troops in
Revolutionary war. One historic saying of Agee family is that never a
one of them ever had to go to the poor house or Penetintary . One more
thing as I stated before our Ancestors have fought in every war in
country since French and Indian war, Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexican
War, Civil War of which we had Uncles on both sides. Spanish American
War in which we had a brother and many other relations.
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