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A Record of the Agee Family

James W. Agee wrote this pamphlet as a way to publish the vital records of every known Agee. Unfortunately, at the time of publication, he estimates to have received only a quarter of responses to the cards he sent out. Since he only asked for vital records, that’s all he presents in this manuscript. He claims all living Agee’s, except one, could claim descent from “the 24” who were the 24 children of James and Anthony Agee: Noah, James, Jacob, John, Hercules, Joseph, Rhoda, Ruth, Celia, Mary, Chloe, and Nancy, all children of James Agee; and Joshua, James, Daniel, Matthew, Jacob, John, Isaac, Joseph, Reuben, Anthony, Noah, and an unnamed daughter who married a ? Christian, all children of Andrew Agee.

Biographical Sketch of Charles Woodruff

Charles Woodruff, of Buckingham Co., Va., married a Miss Gatewood, and their son, Wyatt P., married Mary Talphro, and settled in St. Louis Co.; Mo., in 1825. In 1827 they removed to St. Charles County, and from there to Montgomery County in 1832. They had John, Charles E., Robert H., Francis S., and David B. all of whom live in Montgomery...

Biographical Sketch of Ezekiel Jones

Ezekiel Jones, of Buckingham Co., Va., married Rhoda Gill, and they had James, John, Andrew, Polly, Nancy, and Sallie. John married Anna Herron, and lived in North Carolina. They had eight children. Andrew was married first to a Miss Wilson, daughter of a Congressman of that name from South Carolina. He was married four times in all, and lived in Arkansas. Polly married John Lapping, and they had five children. One of their sons married and had thirteen daughters. Nancy married Joseph Tate, of North Carolina. Sallie married Jesse Orr, of North Carolina. James married Elizabeth Wardlow, daughter of Patrick Wardlow and Esther Connor, both of Ireland, but who settled in Buckingham Co., Va., previous to the American Revolution. He was married in 1811, and settled in Montgomery County, where Jonesburg now stands, in 1829. The town was named for him, and he was the first postmaster at that place. He also kept hotel and the stage office, and after the railroad was built he was ticket agent for some time. He had seven children-Calvin, Julia A., Patrick, Luther, Thomas, William, and James...

Slave Narrative of Martha J. Jones

Interviewer: Byers York Person Interviewed: Martha J. Jones Location: Louisville, Kentucky Place of Birth: Buckingham County, Virginia Date of Birth: 1847 Age: 90 In an interview with Mrs. Martha J. Jones, she reminisced of the old Civil War days as follows: “I was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, and later during the Civil War, I lived in Gilmer County, W. Va. My fathers name was Robert R. Turner; he was born in 1818 and my mother’s name was Susan; she was born in 1821. My parents had six children and we lived on a big farm. My father was in the legislature in W. Va. During the Civil War, I had three brother in the Southern Army. One of them died of fever, one was shot and killed in action, and the other William Wert Turner, came out of the army after the close of the war and became a lawyer. Later he went to New Castle, Kentucky, and became a prominent lawyer, where he remained until his death in 1932. I married John R. Jones, a lieutenant in the Union Army, at Gilmer, W. Va., when I was about twenty years old, shortly after the war. We then moved to New Castle, Kentucky, Henry County. We had four children born to us, and I now have three living children; later on in years we moved to Louisville. During the days of the Civil War my father owned three slave, one was an old darkey named Alex, and the nigger mammies, were Diana and Mary Ann. My parents were always good to their slaves, and never traded or sold...

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