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Nancy Agnes "Agnes" Dobbins Witherspoon
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Birth: 1762, Northern Ireland
Death: Mar. 26, 1846
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA

Summarized from "Witherspoon Family History" by Evelyn Potter Park:

Nancy Agnes Witherspoon was born ca 1765. Her family came to America from Ireland at the same time the Witherspoon family came. She married Samuel Witherspoon about 1792. Samuel was a tailor by trade.

Samuel's untimely death occurred in 1805. Soon after his death, his family moved into the woods of northern Beaver County, where his only son, John, helped his mother rear the family. They resided from about 1805 until about 1820 in Shenango Township, probably living close to some of her Dobbins relatives as we find residents by that name in the same area.

By 1820, John Witherspoon, now a young man, bought land at Enon Valley. There he built his mother and sisters a log house, and another for his bride, Margaret Witherspoon, daughter of William and Mary Witherspoon.

Agnes died in 1849 while visiting a daughter who was residing in Mercer County, Pennsylvania at that time.

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Note from Darrell Brown:

Evidently it was her daughter Jane she was visiting when she died, since Jane is buried in the same cemetery. As for her date of death, the tombstone says March 26, 1846, aged 83 years. That would put birth in 1762 or the first part of 1763.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Samuel Witherspoon (1760 - 1805)*
 
 Children:
  John Witherspoon (1794 - 1859)*
  Jane Witherspoon McVey (1800 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fair Oaks Cemetery
New Wilmington
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Darrell Brown
Record added: Nov 08, 2012
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Nancy Agnes Agnes <i>Dobbins</i> Witherspoon
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Nancy Agnes Agnes <i>Dobbins</i> Witherspoon
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