|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1842|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1923|
Wife: Narcissus Caroline (Freeman) Agee
Married: 06/08/1861, Lawrence Co., AL
Dr. Donavon Duncan Tidwell wrote the following in "A History of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1876-1976," p. 10.
"Dr. Agee was a physician and minister, a native of Alabama and ordained there in 1871. On July 1, 1900, Dr. Agee and wife, John L. Anglin, Sr., wife and daughter, and Nanna Stockton were formed into the Agee Baptist Church by Rev. S. A. Rains and Dr. Agee. All of these charter members, with one exception, held letters from Pleasant Valley, so Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is the mother of the Agee Baptist Church. The church (Pleasant Valley) was without a pastor during 1900 with Dr. Agee, Rev. S. A. Rains and others preaching occasionally."
A printed history of the Agee community has not been found. In History of Hamilton County, Texas, published in 1979 by the Hamilton County Historical Commission, and printed by the Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, there are two undated pictures of students from the Agee. This is the only evidence we have found that there was an Agee school. A picture of Agee Baptist Church is also in this book. A 1933 article prepared by Capt. C. E. Horton and Mrs. George C. (Allie McKinley) Scott and printed in the Hamilton- Record newspaper confirmed that the Agee community was named for Dr. Wm. A. Agee.
William A. Agee, was born in February, 1845 (he was actually born in 1842), in Lawrence County, AL. He married Nancy Caroline Freeman on June 8, 1861 in Lawrence County, AL. On September 1, Agee enlisted as a private in Company K, 27th Regiments, Tennessee Infantry.
William Agee was ordained as a minister in September, 1871, and peached in many churches in northeast Alabama.
Fearing that he might be losing his voice, he went to medical school in Memphis, Tennessee to become a medical doctor before emigrating to Texas from Russellville, Alabama, in 1896. Dr. Agee was also a merchant and a dentist. He performed marriages in Hamilton County from 8 Aug., 1897, when he joined L. N. Massingill and Martha E. Merrell until 2 March, 1916, when he married H. S. Hutton and Ione Crawford. Also in 1916 Dr. Agee's office, store, and house burned to the ground.
After the fire between August, 1916, and August, 1917, Dr. and Mrs. Agee moved to Carlton to live near their daughter Dora and her husband John Buren.
Apparently Dr. Agee did not perform the wedding ceremony for any of his children--at least none were recorded in Hamilton County. Dr. Agee did not perform any marriages after he moved to Carlton. Between August, 1916, and August, 1917, Dr. Agee moved to Carlton where he remained until his death. Dr. Agee was destitute after his home at Agee burned and he was dependent on a daughter who lived at Carlton.
Dr. Wm. A. Agee first appeared in the 1899 Hamilton County Baptist Association minutes and there is almost a continuous mention of him in some capacity until the 1923 minutes which recorded his death. Dr. Agee was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in 1899.
By July, 1900, when the church which would bear his name was founded, Dr. Agee lived in the Agee community.
The following information was provided by G. Andrew Dill:
Confederate Service Records at the National Archives show that W.A. Agee enlisted in the Confederate Army at Tuscumbia, AL on November 5, 1862 and was inducted as a Corporal in Company K of the 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment.
Nancy Agee (1825 - 1875)
Narcissa Caroline Freeman Agee (1846 - 1935)*
Cora Agee Adams (1868 - 1943)*
Allice Agee Barrett (1880 - 1915)*
Marion Lee Agee (1885 - 1954)*
William Absalom Agee (1842 - 1923)
Jasper Mathias Agee (1854 - 1913)*
Plot: attached to Narcissus C.
Created by: lmassia
Record added: Jun 23, 2007
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