Agnew, Samuel

Male 1738 - 1819  (80 years)


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  • Name Agnew, Samuel  [1
    Born 29 Jan 1738 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1780  Chartiers Township, Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID AD3AEA71585E4D77A44E4C0FDC6ECAE603A3 
    Died 1819 
    Person ID I733  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2006 

    Father Agnew, James,   b. 1703, Adams Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Scott, Rebecca 
    Married 1737  Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID CE7616D63AB94BE2B0454BD7BCB5FB10E3D4 
    Family ID F244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johnston, Elizabeth 
    _UID F44AB75940A24DFB9B5D674CBBD92F16FC1C 
    Children 
     1. Agnew, Samuel,   b. 1767, Eastern PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • near Canonsburg, where Robert Agnew briefly settled--were they related?

      Samuel Agnew came from York County, Pa., in the spring of 1780, and purchased (April 15th of that year) two tracts of land of four hundred acres each located on George's Run, a branch of Chartiers Creek. On the 16th of September, 1785, warrants were issued for both tracts, one to Samuel Agnew, the other to Matthew Henderson. The Agnew tract was surveyed as "Nantucket," containing four hundred and three acres; the Henderson tract as "Strabane," containing three hundred and twenty-one acres. On the 22d of May, 1786, Matthew Henderson sold to Samuel Agnew the tract "Strabane," and on the 9th of December in that year patents were issued for both of them to Samuel Agnew. Upon his first settlement in this section of country, in 1780, he built his cabin on the Strabane tract, where he lived and died. He was elected a justice of the peace of one of the districts, which at that time embraced several townships. Later he was a member of the Legislature of the State. He had three sons and three daughters. Of the sons one settled on the homestead and died there, and his son, E. J. Agnew, now owns the farm. Other children and grandchildren are living in the township. John, son of Samuel Agnew, Sr., settled in what is now West Virginia. James, also a son, settled on part of the "Strabane" tract. The daughters all married and settled in Virginia. The tract called "Nantucket" joined "Strabane" on the northeast. It is now owned by John McKee, Thomas and John Paxton. (from Boyd Crumrine, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882). )

  • Sources 
    1. [S686] Some Pioneers of Washington CO, PA, Reader, F.S., (PA F.S. Reader & Son Press, New Brighton, PA 1902).

    2. [S337] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch.org).