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Biography: A. W. Agnew born September 17, 1824

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DR. ALEXANDER W. AGNEW

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(1824-1897)

Pickens and Fayette County, Alabama

A. W. Agnew was a physician, born September 17, 1824, in Abbeville County, S. C, the ninth child of Andrew and Anna (Cowan) Agnew. They were natives of South Carolina, who came to Alabama in 1836 and were among the pioneer farmers of Pickens County. He was the grandson of Isaac Cowan and Anna Cowan, also of South Carolina.

Dr. Agnew was educated at Liberty Academy; attended the Transylvania medical college, Lexington, Ky., where he graduated in 1844. He moved to Pickens County, and began the practice of medicine; there he remained for thirty-eight years: in 1883 removed to Fayette Court House, where he continued the practice of his profession.

He was for some years surgeon for the old Georgia Pacific railroad. He was a Mason; Odd Fellow; and a Methodist.

A. W. Agnew married: (1) in 1850, to Amanda S Burdine., daughter of James Tarrant Burdine,  and Mary Elizabeth (Martin) Burdine of Pickens County; (2) in 1871, to Mrs. M. R. Beck of Mississippi.

His children by his first wife were:

  1. James A. Agnew

  2. Lilly J. Agnew

  3. Louis A. Agnew.

Dr. Alexander W. Agnew died Nov. 18, 1897, and is buried in Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, Pickens County, Alabama.

SOURCES

  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen 1921
  2. Memorial Record of Alabama. By Hannis Taylor, Brant & Fuller, Publishers, Madison, Wis. 1893
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 37270949# 37271029# 37271054# 37270921# 52965868


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