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Nancy AGNEW

Female 1801 - 1860  (58 years)


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  • Name Nancy AGNEW 
    Born 9 Mar 1801  NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Mar 1860  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Ms. TAUNTON, in the excerpts sent from "The Shakers of Ohio" and "The Greening of West Branch", does not say whether Nancy AGNEW was ever a member of the Shaker movement; however, members of her family were. List of members for 1835 includes the names of some of her brothers and sisters; also, after the death of her father, her mother, Margaret (BRANT) AGNEW married Joseph BOGGETT. The BOGGETTs were members of the "Center Family," one of three divisions of the Whitewater Shaker Community.

      Page 214 of "The Greening of West Branch" states:

      "Shaker societies were divided into two or more "families" of about thirty members each. They all lived in one large house but with separate entrances and bedrooms for each sex. Whitewater Village was divided into families, including the "Center Family," where Joseph
      and "Peggy" (Margaret AGNEW) BOGGETT lived, and the "South Family," headed by Joseph AGNEW (Nancy's brother.) The spiritual affairs were governed by the "elders," two men and two women, who were accountable to the ministry, or "the elders of the elders." Joseph AGNEW was elder in the South Family of Whitewater Village.

      "Deacons" or "trustees" were charged with overseeing the business affairs of the community and reported directly to the elders. Brant
      AGNEW (another of Nancy's brothers) was named as a village trustee in 1831."

      Another excerpt taken from this book, page 235 states:

      "[February 1824] At Union Village the Darby people were joined by Thomas HUNT, who went with them to Whitewater, where all arrived in
      safety. They first stopped with Anthony McKEE, but after ten days got possession of their new land, and moved into a cabin eighteen feet
      square, with a lean-to in the rear. Necessity compelled them to use this until larger quarters could be obtained."

      It is obvious from this excerpt, that Anthony and Nancy McKEE were, at least, accepting of the Shaker groups, and were helpful in their migration to Butler County, OH, whether or not they were active members of the society.

      The McKEES had migrated from Butler County to Shelby County, IN by census time in 1840. Sometime before the 1850 Census, they moved again to Fulton County, near Rochester, IN.

      Nancy (AGNEW) McKEE died in Fulton County in March, 1860. Her husband, Anthony Wayne, aged 64 was enumerated in the home of their
      son Albert Russell McKEE, in the dwelling just next to James KEELY and his wife, Mary (McKEE) in 1860.

      Oct., 1995, Wilma FOLTZ, genealogical researcher and desc. of the MOW family, furnished photocopies of data taken from the McKEE
      Cemetery. On page 53 of this photocopy, the following data appears:

      "This abandoned burying ground is on the Old Alonzo Sheets (now Joseph Richards) farm, R.R. 3, in Rochester Twp, Fulton Co., IN . . . 250 North, about one and three-tenths miles west of 250N & 400W . . . 1?? mi. west of Loyal . . . the very back of a field, in the corner, about two city blocks north of the road, and behind an old barn. . . .

      The graves are broken and very difficult to locate, most of the pieces being under ground. . ." (in 1935 DAR published a listing for this cemetery, but included only 4 graves) ". . . Information was recorded October 5, 1975. . .

      McKEE, (first piece) Nancy, wife of A.McKEE (broken under her name). (2nd piece) died Mar. 5, 1860, age 59 yr - 11 mo. (broken here and rest of stone is missing)

      (Note: These two pieces of this stone were found separately, but they fit together perfectly. They definitely belong together. . ."

      Also recorded as one of the graves in the McKEE Cemetery is that of "(---), Olive M., dau. of ---.

      (Note: Top part of this marker was all that was found. It is a child-type marker with a lamb carved in the top."

      This could have been a child of Nancy AGNEW and Anthony McKEE, or it could have been their grandchild, a daughter of David A. and
      Sarah (STRAUP) McKEE.

      REFERENCES:

      1. U.S. Census 1830; OH; Butler Co.;Morgan Twp; p. 165; line 15.
      2. U.S. Census,1840; IN; Shelby Co.; Hendricks Twp.; p. 662; line 30.
      3. U.S. Census 1850; IN; Fulton Co; Rochester; p. 418B; lines 26-33.
      4. U.S. Census 1820, OH; Butler Co.; p 34-B. NOTE: All of the above Census extractions were provided by Michelle TAUNTON; 1805 Crystal Dr. #903; Arlington, VA 22202. (Contact estab. w/ compilier via query in "Computerized Roots Cellar," THE GEN. HELPER MAG.; Mar-Apr 1995.)
      5. Butler County, OH Marriage Records: Anthony McKEE and Nancy AGNEW, 2 May 1816, by King DEARMOND, J.P. (Via M. TAUNTON.)
      6. U.S. Census 1860, IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; Dw. #1223/Fam. #1227: Russell McKEE, Hd. of HH. (Copy of printed census, p 178; provided by Wilma (MOW) FOLTZ; Rochester, IN; desc. of Adam MOW.
      7. HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, INDIANA AND FULTON COUNTY; by PEATTIE, 1896; pp 93-94. Fulton Co. Pub. Lib.; Rochester, IN.
      8. "The KEELY Family,1728-1983," compiled by Melvin F. KEELY, Sr.; Portland, OR. Based on "THE KEELY LINEAGE," compiled by John Samuel GOODWIN, Chicago, IL, 1897. (Book on file in Allen County Public Library; Ft. Wayne, IN.)
      9. SHAKERS OF OHIO, (Whitewater Shaker Community); p 245 (copy provided by M. TAUNTON.)
      10. The GREENING OF WEST BRANCH, by Brett A. NELSON, p 198 (copy provided by M. TAUNTON.)
      11. "The McKEE Cemetery," photocopy from Wilma (MOW) FOLTZ. Source not cited; however, may have come from FULTON COUNTY CEMETERIES. (Page # on copy is "53-55") Prob. from Fulton County Pub. Lib.; Rochester, IN.
    Person ID I42  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret BRANT,   b. 13 Feb 1767, Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1854, Butler County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1785  Bergen County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anthony Wayne McKEE,   b. 1 Jun 1795, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1868, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 May 1816  Butler County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Phoebe McKEE,   b. Abt 1835, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1888, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     2. George Riley McKEE,   b. Abt 1834, Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1885, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [natural]
     3. William McKEE,   b. Abt 1836, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Martin McKEE,   b. Abt 1842, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. James McKEE,   b. 26 Nov 1838, Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1859, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
     6. Brant McKEE,   b. 22 Sep 1831, IN (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1875, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     7. David A. McKEE,   b. 25 Oct 1816, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1873, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     8. Mary A. McKEE,   b. 17 Jun 1818, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1892, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     9. Sylvester McKEE,   b. Abt 1824, (prob.) OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Isaac McKEE,   b. Abt 1830, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Jesse McKEE,   b. Abt 1829, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1871, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart