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Margaret BRANT

Female 1767 - 1854  (87 years)


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  • Name Margaret BRANT 
    Born 13 Feb 1767  Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Mar 1854  Butler County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Margaret was probably descended from an Indian Chief named Brant. There is some confusion if her ancestor was Joseph Brant, the Mohawk, or a chief of the Delaware tribe.

      From the "Greening of West Branch":

      " . . . Margaret's Delaware ancestry some Indian traits to the Walker-Agnew gene pool. Foster Walker spoke of these traits which show up four generations later; cousins of whom he never saw but two that had curly hair, and those two with "cole black yet curly hair" Brant Agnew Indian blood was evident in his dark complexion, straight black hair, hawk like visage and some of the sentiments expressed in his poetry.
      After the death of her husband, William Agnew, Margaret and her seven children "simply subsisted" in Ohio. During this time, they developed a close friendship with the McKee family. Later, 3 or 4 of the McKee and Agnew children married. The two families migrated together to Indiana, first to Shelby Co., and later to Fulton Co. While in Ohio, Margaret married Joseph Boggett and was a member of the
      "Center" family of the Whitewater Shaker Community. Two of the Agnew sons became leaders of this community.

      REFERENCES:

      1. Michelle Taunton, 1805 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202
      2. "Shakers Of Ohio"
      3. "The Greening of West Branch", by Brant Nelson, pp. 198-202.
      4. Letter to Ms. Taunton from Victor Castens, Pittsburg, KS
      5. Old family letter cited by Jeff Blakely, 23 APR 1995.
    Person ID I32  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father William BRANT 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah MULFORD 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1760  Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Watkins AGNEW,   b. Abt 1765, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1805, Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1785  Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy AGNEW,   b. 9 Mar 1801, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1860, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph BOGGETT 
    Married 1805  Butler County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart