Agnew, Robert

Male 1757 - 1840  (83 years)


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  • Name Agnew, Robert  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth Bef 1743  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 1757  Kilwater, Antrim Co., Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Robert Agnew

      Declaration of Oath to Obtain Benefits Dated April 29, 1835, Appeared in District Court of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

      Age: 82 years

      Enlisted February 1776 for one year in 4th Regiment of Pennsylvania under Ensign John Barclay, Lieutenant Samuel Smith, Captain John Lacy. Lived in Northampton County, Pennsylvania at time of enlistment. He was born in Ireland, in the County of Antrim, he thinks in the year of 1757.

      Series: M805 Roll: 7 Image: 343 File: R64
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1764  Pennington, Mercer Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Bef 1776  Pennington, Mercer Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oath 2 Mar 1778  Northampton Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military Service 1776-1780  Northampton Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Abt 1776-1780  Northampton Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Relocation Abt 1788  Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Voters List 1788  Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1788  Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1790  Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Residence Abt 1790  Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1790  Raredon Run, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TAX 1791  Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TAX 1802  Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1817  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Death Abt 1828  Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1830  Hopewell Twp, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jan 1835  Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Buried 1840  Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Alt. Buried 1840  Scottsville, Hopewell Township, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Death 1840  Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion Old Seceder's Church (Presbyterian) 
    _UID 7A30595C272748FB8E1F781662966B0E9CD3 
    Died 1840  Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1840  Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • listed in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, now under Pittsburgh Airport
      graves relocated to Sharon Presbyterian and Hebron Cemeteries

      From Bob Agnew 1998:
      "Robert is buried under the Greater Pitt. Allegheny Airport . The graves were supposed to be reinterred in the Sharon Presbyterian and Hebron Cemeteries, I had a long talk with the president of the cemetery board and they have no records from the Gillard church cemetery or otherwise. "


      Hopewell Twp, Beaver Co., PA
      Ohio United Presbyterian Church, 1233 Longvue Ave, Aliquippa, PA
      if so, the grave is not visible
    Person ID I566  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2012 

    Family Carnagey, Esther,   b. 1762, Hunter’s Creek, Bucks Co., PA (now Martins Creek, Mt. Bethel, Northampton Co., PA) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1802, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1777  Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Alt. Marriage 1777  [3
    _UID C92FA9C264944F7688E90DB204E370781F29 
    Children 
     1. Agnew, Hugh,   b. 18 Jul 1778,   d. 1827  (Age 48 years)
     2. Agnew, Mary,   b. 13 Aug 1778, Shousetown, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1851  (Age 72 years)
     3. Agnew, Margaret,   b. 7 Aug 1780
     4. Agnew, William,   b. 13 Nov 1782,   d. 30 Apr 1783  (Age 0 years)
     5. Agnew, John,   b. 2 Nov 1785, Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1827, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Agnew, Sarah Francis,   b. 18 Jul 1786, Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1869  (Age 83 years)
     7. Agnew, William,   b. 17 Nov 1793, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Agnew, Julia,   b. 11 Apr 1796,   d. 13 Aug 1867  (Age 71 years)
     9. Agnew, James,   b. 19 Nov 1800
     10. Agnew, Esther,   b. 5 Mar 1802,   d. 14 Jul 1802  (Age 0 years)
     11. Agnew, Samuel,   b. 5 Mar 1802,   d. Aft 1860  (Age > 59 years)
    Photos
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N.  Flaugherty Run Road
    Agnew William Farm on Boggs Hollow Road/N. Flaugherty Run Road

    Robert Agnew settled on Raredon Run, on the Beaver-Allegheny County line, in 1790. The photos below are of his son William's farm on Old Flaugherty Run Road. When I saw it, I thought that this farm was probably originally Robert's.

    A careful look at old and new maps suggests that Robert's land on Raredon Run was further southwest, near…
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run
    Documents
    Agnew Robert location of home on Raredon Run
    Agnew Robert location of home on Raredon Run
    Histories
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    some external maps showing specific locations, addresses, etc.:

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    Pittsburgh Family Locations-Agnew,…
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Bef 1743 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1757 - Kilwater, Antrim Co., Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1764 - Pennington, Mercer Co., NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1776 - Pennington, Mercer Co., NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1777 - Philadelphia Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOath - 2 Mar 1778 - Northampton Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 1776-1780 - Northampton Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1776-1780 - Northampton Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Abt 1788 - Washington Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsVoters List - 1788 - Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1788 - Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 - Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1790 - Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1790 - Raredon Run, Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTAX - 1791 - Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTAX - 1802 - Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1817 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - Abt 1828 - Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Hopewell Twp, Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1835 - Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Buried - 1840 - Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Buried - 1840 - Scottsville, Hopewell Township, Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 1840 - Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1840 - Beaver Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1840 - Clinton, Findlay Twp., Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Raredon Run
    Raredon Run

    Documents
    Agnew Robert pension.pdf
    Agnew Robert pension.pdf
    Agnew Robert service record page 1.jpg
    Agnew Robert service record page 1.jpg
    Agnew Robert service record page 2.jpg
    Agnew Robert service record page 2.jpg
    Map of Washington County, PA 1781
    Map of Washington County, PA 1781
    County boundaries changed and evolved over the years, so that the same location may have been in two or three counties over time.

    The first place we find the Carnageys and Robert Agnew after the Revolution is Canonsburg. Much of Western Pennsylvania was available for little or no cost to veterans, the so-called Donation and Depreciation…
    Moon Township, 1790
    Moon Township, 1790
    By 1790, Robert had settled in Moon Township on Raredon Run. The map below shows the Agnew property. Many of the Carnageys headed further west, to Ohio, Kentucky, and eventually Missouri. Those that stayed in Pennsylvania moved to Georgetown on the Ohio River.
    agnew pension larger images.pdf
    agnew pension larger images.pdf
    DAR/SAR applications for descendants of Robert Agnew
    DAR/SAR applications for descendants of Robert Agnew

    Histories
    Agnew Robert bio
    Agnew Robert bio
    from A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people / by John Newton Boucher ; illustrated. Vol. 3. on Historic Pittsburgh web site

    FOLIOS
    Robert Agnew
    Robert Agnew
    from a DAR application

  • Notes 
    • William Carnagey was a friend of Robert Agnew. They were together in Northampton Cty and served together in Capt. Lacey's co. and then are found in Beaver Cty in the early 1800 together with Arron Aton or Eaton and Robert Beer.

      From Warner History of Beaver County:
      Robert Agnew "joined the continental army and became one of the heroes of the revolution. He was captured, taken to Quebec, and confined on an English prison ship three months. After the war he went to Canonsburg, PA, and from there to the wilderness of Beaver County. He settled on Raredon's Run, lived there about 50 years, and died at the home of his son. He was a member of the Old Seceder's Church."

      DAR FILES:
      Robert Agnew served as private in Capt. John Nelson's company, Col. Anthony Wayne's regiment, Pennsylvania Line. He was born in Ireland; died in Beaver County, Pa.

      Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
      Edwin L. Stevenson

      Robert Agnew, the Revolutionary ancestor, was born in Ireland in 1757, died at Clinton, Findlay township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, in 1840. He settled in New Jersey at Pennington, Mercer county . He enlisted probably at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and served as a private in Captain John Lacey's company of the Fourth Battalion, Colonel Anthony Wayne commanding. He served later as private under Captain John Nelson. He was at the battle of Three Rivers, Canada, where he was captured and confined a prisoner on board a British prison ship at Quebec, Canada, for three months. He was later engaged with the army under General Crawford, at the latter's defeat at Sandusky, Ohio, June 5, 1782, by the British troops and their savage allies, the Indians, under command of the renegade, Simon Girty . When Robert Agnew came to Western Pennsylvania, he settled first at Cannonsburg, Washington county, but in 1790 moved to Beaver county. His wife was Esther Carnegie, who died in 1792 and is buried at Clinton, Pennsylvania. They had issue and the line of descent is by way of their daughter Sarah.


      Wills: H - O Abstracts of Northampton County, PA; 1752-1802
      499 MULHOLLEN, Jane Nazareth twn
      28-11-1799 - 1-8-1800
      mentions Mary McBURNEY
      mentions Thomas McBURNEY's dau. Sarah
      mentions Thomas McBURNEY's sister
      mentions John HUNTERS dau. Jane & Mary
      brother John
      niece Elizabeth John's dau.
      brother William
      niece Christian Willian's dau.
      brother Daniel
      niece Mary Daniel's youndest dau.
      sister Sarah
      niece Rebecca MAGEE Sarah's dau.
      sister Elizabeth
      mentions Nancy AGNEW , Mary WILSON
      Elizabeth MANDERSON, Hannah DAWSON
      ex bro. John MULHOLLEN and James McBURNEY
      wit Lettice RALSTON, Maria REE and Mary MOFFERT
      " if my brother John should have a dau. called Jane, if not to his daughter Elizabeth"
      " if brother Daniel should have a daughter called Jane, if not his dau. Mary"

      MULHOLLEN 411 499 534 536
      554 647 739 782

      MULLEN 720 727

      MUNDY 291

      MURRY 678

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] DAR Database.

    2. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    3. [S183] Davidson, Carl.

    4. [S961] .

    5. [S17] A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people, Boucher, John Newton, ([New York] : The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), vol. 1, pp. 438-9, [Q:3].

    6. [S42] Alphabetized listing of those subscribers to the Oaths of Allegiance, Northampton County, Pa., 1777-1784 : (also Oaths of Office, 1789-1804) / prepared by Gaylord Griffiths., Griffiths, Gaylord, (1992).

    7. [S685] Soldiers of the American revolution, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, including Lehigh County, Williams, Richard T., (alphabetically arranged by Richard T. Williams and Mildred C. Williams. 1979).

    8. [S648] Revolutionary War pension application of Robert Agnew.

    9. [S131] Canonsburg Centennial 1802-1902, Ewing, Blaine, LL.B., (Pittsburgh Printing Co., 1903), List of voters, p. 174, [Q:3].

    10. [S592] PA 1790 Census.

    11. [S304] History of Beaver County Pennsylvania in its Centennial Year, Bausman, Joseph Henderson, (New York : Knickerbocker Press, 1904), vol. 2, p. 865, p. 909, [Q:3].

    12. [S17] A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people, Boucher, John Newton, ([New York] : The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), p. 439, [Q:3].

    13. [S649] Revolutionary War Pension Lists.

    14. [S712] Swett, Martina Cooper.