James Anderson Agnew (23 Mar. 1828-1 Oct. 1879) 

James A. Agnew (listed in the U.Va. Catalogue as “James M. A. Agnew”), was the son of Dr. James A. Agnew (1793-1849) of Prince Edward County, Virginia, and his wife, Martha Ann Miller (1803-1868). The Agnew family lived at “Roseland” in Burkeville, Prince Edward County.

The younger James A. Agnew attended the University of Virginia in session 23 (1846-1847). He studied Chemistry, Medicine, Anatomy and Surgery. The next year he attended the Medical College of the University of New York, from which he earned his M.D. in 1848. (Alumni Association of the University of New York) He established his practice in Nottoway, VA.

Dr. Agnew married Martha “Pattie” Chaffin Scott (1832-1872) in Nottoway, VA, on 15 Nov. 1854. The couple had eleven children, including Culilo (d. young), James Perkinson, Mattie B., T. Scott, Eliza W., Mary C., William B., Ella Graham, Anne “Jean” Virginia Agnew. (1860 & 1870 U.S. Census) The family lived at “Roseland” until it burned in 1871. Pattie Agnew died soon after the birth of her last child, Anne Virginia, and Dr. Agnew married secondly, in 1877, Elizabeth Jane McLean (1836-1918). She and Dr. Agnew had no children together, but she raised the youngest children after Dr. Agnew died two years later. (Virginia Cooperative Extension)

Dr. Agnew, both his wives, his parents, and several of his children, are buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery, in Burkeville, Virginia.

 [Note: Dr. James Anderson Agnew’s birth date is from the U.Va. Matriculation Books; his middle name is from his tombstone; and his death date is from “Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912.”—JLC]

References:

  • Agnew tombstones, Sunset Hill Cemetery, Burkeville, VA, in Findagrave.com.
  • Alumni Association.  Catalogue of the Graduates and Officers of the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York. October, 1890. 3rd ed. New York, 1890, p. 75.
  • “Ella Graham Agnew (1871-1958).” in Virginia Cooperative Extension, “Early Days of Virginia’s Extension Service [website] c2014. http://vtpp.ext.vt.edu/museum-of-pest-management/early-days-of-virginias-extension-service/ella-graham-agnew-1871-1958
  • Schele de Vere, Maximilian. Students of the University of Virginia; a semi-centennial catalogue. Baltimore, MD, 1878.
  • “United States Census, 1850,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8DN-8RF : accessed 28 February 2015), James A Agnew in household of Mary A Ellington, Nottoway county, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing family 216, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • “United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M41K-THN : accessed 28 February 2015), J A Agnew, 1 Magisterial District, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; from “1860 U.S. Federal Census – Population,” Fold3.com; citing p. 48, household ID 342, NARA microfilm publication M653, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 805,367.
  • “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFGQ-G95 : accessed 28 February 2015), Jos A Agnew, Virginia, United States; citing p. 103, family 758, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,172.
  • “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC5R-F5H : accessed 28 February 2015), J Perkinson Agnew, Haytokah, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district 155, sheet 177A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1382; FHL microfilm 1,255,382.
  • “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMNX-714 : accessed 28 February 2015), Ella T Agnew in household of Eliza Agnew, Haytokah District (south part, excl. Burkeville town), Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 91, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,721.
  • “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPGQ-TBZ : accessed 28 February 2015), Elizabeth Agnew in household of Macleon B Leath, Haytokah, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 18A, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,652.
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  • “Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR3Y-RH2 : accessed 28 February 2015), James A. Agnew, 01 Oct 1879; citing Nottoway, Virginia, reference e 1; FHL microfilm 2,048,580.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRND-G76 : accessed 28 February 2015), James A. Agnew and Pattie C. Scott, 15 Nov 1854; citing Amelia, Virginia, reference Pg 1; FHL microfilm 30,474.
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