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Dr Alexander W. Agnew
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1824
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1897
Fayette County
Alabama, USA

AGNEW, A. W., M.D. physician at Fayette court house, Ala, was born in Abbeville
County, S. C. September 17, 1824. He was the ninth of nine children born to
Andrew and Anna (Cowan) Agnew, both natives of South Carolina. Mrs. Cowan was
the daughter of Isaac and Anna Cowen, also natives of South Carolina. Andrew
Agnew came to Alabama in 1836, and was thus one of the earliest settlers of the
county. He was a farmer by occupation. Dr. A. W. Agnew was educated at the
Liberty Academy in Alabama, and then attended the medical college at Lexington,
Ky where he graduated in 1844. He immediately afterward located in Pickens
county, Ala and began the practice of medicine, and there he remained, thus
engaged for thirty-eight years. Then, in 1883, he removed to Fayette Court
House, where he has since resided, and where he enjoys a large and lucrative
practice. Dr. Agnew has been married twice. In 1850 he married Miss Amanda S
Burdine, daughter of James T. Burdine, and a native of Alabama. To this marriage
three children were born, viz: Dr. James A., Lilly J. and Louis a. He was
married again in 1871t o Mrs. M. R. Beckwith, of Mississippi, but whom he has no
children. Dr. Agnew was quite prominent in the politics of Pickens county and
served as a representative of that county in the state legislature. He has been
a very successful and prominent physician, and is now surgeon for the Richmond &
Danville Railroad company, a position which he has held for the past two years.
On account of the necessity for professional service such as he is capable of
rendering he was permitted to remain at home during the war. He is member of the
Masonic fraternity, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, is an
Odd Fellow and is well known as a public –spirited man in all things.

From Memorial Record of Alabama. By Hannis Taylor, Brant & Fuller, Publishers,
Madison, Wis. 1893
Family links: 
  Andrew Agnew (1777 - 1849)
  Anna Cowan Agnew (1777 - 1849)
  Amanda S. Burdine Agnew (1834 - 1868)*
  Andrew Agnew (1811 - 1850)*
  Alexander W. Agnew (1824 - 1897)
*Calculated relationship
Andrews Chapel Cemetery
Pickens County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37270949
Dr Alexander W. Agnew
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