One of Agnes' ancestors, Edd Mosby, was a Quaker. It's written that their meetings were held at his house 'til he helped build them a church. He's also said to have been a fine coffin maker. After he built the church the Quakers refused to pay him what they owed him. He was so furious he refused to have anything to do with them so they disowned him. It's said even his own wife & children disowned him. It's also said when he died no one showed up to claim anything so his property was sold...I don't know what was done with the money.
Looks like Agnes inherited her ancestor's luck. She & Rene II were ran off out of VA because he was a Tory. They barely reached KY when one of their son's accidentally shot & killed Rene.
An old book I just stumbled across recently claims after burying Rene they moved on & made it to their destination. It claims they were there about three years before being captured by the British & Indians, marched off to Canada & held there as POW's til after the Revolutionary War.
One witness claimed there was a fight & some of Rene's sons & son-in-laws were killed as a result. Somebody else makes it seem like Agnes & her children weren't captured at Martin's Station like some others & the witness was mistaking this family for another. He points out her letter for proof. In this letter the only death she mentions is Rene's. She claims she's a widow who needs her slaves back so she can finish raising 5 fatherless children. Tory or not, she never got their slaves back.
Upon release she supposedly went back to VA where she died. If you have a copy of her will or know where she's buried please contact me.
Jacob Mosby (____ - 1781)
Rene LaForce (1720 - 1779)
Zulina LaForce Cawthon (____ - 1773)*
Trephenah LaForce Farrar (____ - 1793)*
Samuel LaForce (1750 - 1822)*
Rene LaForce (1754 - 1816)*
Ann LaForce McGeorge (1758 - 1784)*
Agnes LaForce Clarkson (1760 - 1791)*
William Bailey LaForce (1764 - 1824)*
Judith LaForce McGeorge (1765 - 1820)*
Robert LaForce (1765 - ____)*
Mount Moncier LaForce (1768 - 1814)*
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Record added: Oct 03, 2009
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Agnes was my double 8x-great-grandmother and (I believe) my only female Revolutionary War patriot ancestor. The person caring for this site asked about her will . . . It is in Botetourt Co, VA Will Book A around pg 185. Her granddaughter (Samuel's daugh...(Read more)|
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