91st PA: Edward Agnew

Edward Agnew

Before the war

He was born in January 1847, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Edward Agnew and Sarah Saphore. (Edward and Sarah were married on 27 August 1843, in Philadelphia, Columbia Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church.) [sources: date: 7, 16; 2 (18 in 1864), 6 (32 in 1880), 7 (53 in 1900), 10 (64 in 1910), 11 (64 in 1910), 12 (64 in 1910), 13 (64 in 1910), 14 (64 in 1910), 15 (63 in 1920), 26 (1847). place: 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. parents: 24; 18, 19 (see also Raymond Saphore in 18)]

In 1850, he was living with Edward and Sarah Agnew (apparently his parents), and Daniel, Edward, John, and Isabella or Elizabeth. The family seems to have moved from Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since it seems to be present in both places in the census. [sources: 18, 19]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7/8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 March 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (2, 12, 13, 14). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Burke (2). He was a private in company D (1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 27). [sources: 1, 2 (mustered 3 May 64), 9, 12, 13, 14]

He was reported gained on 21 April 1864. [source: 3]

He was wounded on 14 May 1864. [sources: 1, 8]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He had served for sixteen months. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 27]

After the war

After his discharge, he lived in Erie, Pennsylvania. [sources: 12, 13]

In 1864, he may be the Edward Agnew, laborer, living at rear 1506 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 40]

In 1867, he may be the Edward Agnew, pedlar, living at 840 Christian Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 40]

On 24 December 1867, he married Martha A Tinney, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were married by Francis Hodgson, of the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She was born in February 1850, in Pennsylvania. They had twelve children, seven of whom were alive in 1900. Their children included:

[sources: 7, 22, 23, 25]

An Edward Agnew and his brother Daniel worked for a picture and looking-glass dealer in Philadelphia, selling glasses in Chester, Pennsylvania. There they met Rosanna Dougherty (daughter of Barney and Catherine) and Bridget Dougherty (daughter of James Dougherty), and eventually married them, about Christmas 1869, despite already being married. In mid-January 1870, they and their second wives left, claiming they were going west, and the Dougherty parents discovered the Agnews' wives. On Thursday, 24 February 1870, they were arrested, in Reading. They had been living at 1031 Court Street, and worked for Thomas Langan (Penn Street below Ninth Street, Reading), selling pictures. Anna Dougherty, Bridget's mother (?), who had gone to Reading looking for her, preferred the charges. They were held in prison because they were unable to post $500 bail. On 4 March 1870, Edward and Daniel were served with warrants from Delaware County, which they were to face after being prosecuted in Reading. In 1870, Edward Agnew was in the County Prison in ward 8, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. [sources: 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39]

In 1870, his wife Martha and son George seem to be living in ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were living with George and Margot Tinney (perhaps her parents?) and Sarah Tinney (perhaps her sister). She was a weaver. [source: 21]

In 1880, he was living in Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Martha, and sons George, Edward, Daniel, and Louis. He was a laborer, and had been out of work for two months in the previous year. [source: 6]

On 13 August 1884, he successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania. [sources: 4, 9]

In 1890, he was living in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (post office Fernwood). He had suffered a gunshot wound in his right foot at Peeble's Farm. [source: 5]

In 1900, he was living in Fernwood District, Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Martha and children Louis, Harry, Margaret, and James. He was a day laborer, and had been out of work for eleven months in the previous year. [source: 7]

His wife, Martha M Agnew, died on 5 October 1904. She was buried from her husband's residence 40 South 2nd Street, Fernwood, in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 17 (Fernwood Cem), 22, 25]

On 11 January 1909, he again applied for a pension. [source: 9]

On 22 December 1910, he was admitted to the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He had gunshot wounds of the right leg and foot, and of the left thigh, lumbar myalgia, frequent micturation, slight cardiac hypertrophy, and was generally in fair condition. He was 5 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. He was Catholic. He was a laborer. He was widowed. His nearest relative was his daughter, Mrs Margaret Simpson, of Beamville, Ontario, Canada. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [sources: 10, 11, 12 (12 Dec), 14]

In 1911, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 10]

On 21 March 1912, he was transferred to the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He had an old gunshot wound of the right foot, prostatic hypertrophy, cardiac hypertrophy, and arteriosclerosis. He was a Protestant. He was a laborer. He was 5 feet 1 inch tall, had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. His nearest relative was his daughter Mrs Margaret Simpson, of Beamsville, Ontaria, Canada. [sources: 12, 13, 14]

In 1912, he was present at the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 11]

In 1920, he was living in the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Washington County, Tennessee. He was widowed. [source: 15]

On 10 November 1920, he was transferred to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He had an old gunshot wound of the right foot, prostatic and cardiac hypertrophy, and arteriosclerosis. He was a Protestant. He was a laborer. He was widowed. His nearest relative was his daughter Mrs Margaret Simpson, of Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. He was receiving a pension of $50 per month. [source: 14]

He died at 2 00 AM on 7 August 1921, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 14, 16, 26]

Researcher

Contact Carrie Bishop Ackerson at SelkieMage@aol.com, who is researching Agnew, and especially Edward Junior and his daughter Stella, who was her grandmother.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 14 (Edward A Agnew)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 April 1864 (Agnew)

4 pension index, by name (Edward Agnew)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Upper Darby, supervisor's district [2], enumeration district [43], page [2] (Edward Agnew)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Darby Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T9, film 1125, page 86 = 4 handwritten (Edward Agnew)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Upper Darby Township (Fernwood District), supervisor's district 2 [?], enumeration district 191, microfilm series T623, film 1406, page 247 = sheet 6 A-B handwritten\ (Edward Agnew)

8 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Edward Agnew)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Edward Agnew)

10 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1911. Serial Set volume 6303, Session volume 121, 62nd Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 163. Page 262 (Edward Agnew)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1912. Serial Set volume 6473, Session volume 107, 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1009. Page 254 (Edward Agnew)

12 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry, image 3580 of 7148, 8 March 2011 (Edward Agnew)

13 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Johnson City, Registers, R, transcribed from Ancestry, image 321 of 1334, 8 March 2011 (Edward Agnew)

14 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, E, transcribed from Ancestry, image 436 of 668, 8 March 2011 (Edward Agnew)

15 1920 US census, Tennessee, Washington County, US Reservation, National Soldier's Home, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 202, microfilm series T625, film 1770, page 33 = 16 B handwritten (Edward Agnew)

16 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (Edward Agnew Sr)

17 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 October 1904, page 7 (Martha M Agnew)

18 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 821, page 195 verso = 404 handwritten (Edward Agnew)

19 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks, Bristol Borough, microfilm series M432, film 759, page 23 verso = 455 handwritten (Edward Agnew)

20 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, ward 8, microfilm series M593, film 1307, page 165 recto = 87 handwritten (Edward Agnew)

21 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, district 86, microfilm series M593, film 1414, page 378 = 73 handwritten (Martha Agnew)

22 gravemarker (thanks to Carrie Ackerson for sending this to me!) (Edward Agnew Sr)

23 marriage record, Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, 24 December 1867 (Edward C Agnew to Martha A Tinney)

24 e-mail, Carrie Ackerson to Harry A Ide, 30 November 2012 (possible Edward Connor Agnew)

25 Find a grave, memorial 69339355, created by Tony & Cindy Lloyd, added 4 May 2011, accessed 9 December 2012 (Martha M Agnew)

26 Find a grave, memorial 69339345, created by Tony & Cindy Lloyd, added 4 May 2011, accessed 9 December 2012 (Edward Agnew Sr)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward A Agnew)

28 'Bigamy', The Evening Telegraph (Philadelphia PA), Monday 7 February 1870, page 5 (Edward Agnew)

29 'General news items', The Cambria freeman (Ebensburg PA), 3 March 1870, page [2] (Edward Agnew)

30 'Arrest of a pair of rascals', Harrisburg Telegraph, Friday 25 February 1870, page 2 (Edward Agnew)

31 'A new charge'. Reading Eagle, 4 March 1870 (Edward Agnew)

32 [arrest]. Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette, Saturday 5 March 1870, page 1 (Edward Agnew)

33 'Prosecution of the bigamists', Reading Times Saturday 5 March 1870, page 1 (Edward Agnew)

34 [charge]. Pittsburgh Daily Commercial, Saturday 5 March 1870, page 4 (Edward Agnew)

35 'A pair of rascals', Philadelphia Inquirer Friday 25 February 1870, page 1 (Edward Agnew)

36 'An aggravated double bigamy', Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday 8 February 1870, page 7 (Edward Agnew)

37 [arrest.] The Cambria Freeman (Ebensburg PA), Thursday 17 March 1870, page 2 (Agnew)

38 'Arrest of bigamists', Reading Times, Thursday 24 February 1870, page 1 (Edward Agnew)

39 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester Borough, N[orth] Ward, microfilm series M653, film 1105, page 155 = 82 handwritten (FamilySearch)

40 Philadelphia city directories

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 15 March 2012)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 March 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 8 March 2011)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 8 March 2011 and 16 March 2012
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 Mar 12)

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Edward Agnew in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Edward Agnew in the 91st PA database

1850 census, entry 1

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 821, page 195 verso = 404 handwritten]
[identification is speculative, based on the absence of other candidates and the assumption that the entry transcribed below is the same family]
line1112131415161718
Dwellings visited209       
Families visited228       
NameEdward AgnewSarah "Daniel "Edward "John "Isabella "Raymond SaphoreWilliam Berry
Age30285313/122540
SexMFMMMFMM
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoemaker     TobacconistDitto
Real estate owned        
BirthplacePenna""""""Ireland
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1850 census, entry 2

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks, Bristol Borough, microfilm series M432, film 759, page 23 verso = 455 handwritten]
[identification is speculative, based on the absence of other candidates and the assumption that the family in the entry transcribed above is the same family]
line242526272829
Dwellings visited332     
Families visited332     
NameEdward AgnewSarah "Daniel "Edward "John "Elizabeth "
Age29275421/12
SexMFMMMF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoemaker     
Real estate owned      
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Over 20 & can't read/write11    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, ward 8, microfilm series M593, film 1307, page 165 recto = 87 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the others in the prison, headed by warden Daniel S Francis]
[identity is speculative, based on the absence of other candidates, and the possible spouse and child without him]
[Presumably, he is the Edward Agnew who Carrie Ackerson discovered was imprisoned for bigamy. The city directories do not provide clear evidence of another Edward Agnew in Philadelphia who could be this Edward Agnew; the 1860 census includes an Eddie Agnew, 7 (ward 9, page 95, with James 30, Lizzie 4, and Augustus 2 m.), who could conceivably be old enough in 1870 to be the Edward Agnew in prison, but he doesn't have a Daniel with him in 1870]
line36
Dwelling-house number[658] County Prison
Family number[760]
NameAgnew Edward
Age22
SexM
ColorW
OccupationLaborer
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplacePennsylvania
Father foreign born 
Mother foreign born 
Birth month if born within year 
Marriage month if married within year 
Attended school past year 
Can't read 
Can't write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

1870 census (spouse?)

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, district 86, microfilm series M593, film 1414, page 378 = 73 handwritten]
[identification is speculative, based on the absence of other candidates, and the fact that I have not found any other Martha Agnew with a child George of approximately the same age]
line242526272829
Dwelling-house number[492]     
Family number542     
NameTinney GeorgeMargotAgnew MarthaGeorgeGeorge [sic]Tinney Sarah
Age3540192117
SexMFFMMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping houseWeaver  Weaver
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplaceIreland"Penn"""
Father foreign born111111
Mother foreign born111111
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Darby Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T9, film 1125, page 86 = 4 handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the 1900 census entry below]
line123456
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #29     
family visit #29     
nameAgnew Edward- Martha- George- Edward- Daniel- Louis
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMM
age323011741
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonSonSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationLaborerKeeping houseAt SchoolAt School  
months unemployed2     
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Upper Darby, supervisor's district [2], enumeration district [43], page [2]]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 23
[house] 116
[family] 117
[name] Edward Agnew
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 3 Mar 1864
[discharge date] 7 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 3 days
[post office address] Fernwood Del Co Pa
[disability incurred] Gun Shot R foot
[remarks] Peebls [?] Farm

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Upper Darby Township (Fernwood District), supervisor's district 2 [?], enumeration district 191, microfilm series T623, film 1406, page 247 = sheet 6 A-B handwritten]
[identity is probable, given the location in the 1890 census above]
line495051525354
street      
house number      
dwelling number112     
family number115     
nameAgnew Edward- MarthaAgnew Lewis- Harry- Margaret- James W
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterSon
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFM
birth dateJan 1847Feb 1850Mar [?] 1879Aug 1881Dec 1884Apr 1889
age535021181511
married?MMSSSS
# years married3131    
mother of how many children? 12    
# of children living 7    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationDay Laborer CarderCarder At School
# months not employed11 44  
# months in school    010
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1920 census

[1920 US census, Tennessee, Washington County, US Reservation, National Soldier's Home, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 202, microfilm series T625, film 1770, page 33 = 16 B handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by the National Home registers (sources 11 and 14 above)]
line51
streetCo "D" Barracks
house numberx
dwelling visit number218
family visit number34
nameAgnew, Edward
relationshipMember
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexM
raceW
age at last birthday73
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readYes
can writeYes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Agnew, Edward
     Edward A.
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed 25 May 2015, from Fold3]
1859 Biddle's directory, page 5
[no Edward]
Agnew Daniel, weaver, Cumberland ab Amber
1860 Biddle's directory, page 6
[no Edward or Daniel]
Agnew Sarah, tailoress, rear 826 S 5th
[but note Sarah Agnew, seamstress, 26, born PA, with John (49, laborer) and Eliza (40) et al., in the 1860 census at ward 23, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 455 = 17 handwritten]
1860 Biddle's directory, page 68
[no Edward or Daniel]
1861 Biddle's directory, page 6
Agnew Edward, seaman, 2 Emeline
[no Daniel]
1862 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 4
[no Edward or Daniel]
1863 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 36
[no Daniel or Edward]
1864 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 5
Agnew Edward, laborer, r 1506 N 5th
[no Daniel]
1865 Sherman's directory, page 36
[no Edward or Daniel]
1866 McElroy's directory, page 36
Agnew Daniel, judge S. Ct. Pa., h Beaver, Pa
[no Edward]
1867 McElroy's directory, page 37
Agnew Daniel, salesman, 1420 Gulielma
Agnew Edward, pedlar, r 840 Christian
1868 Gopsill's directory, page 136
Agnew Daniel, agent, h 1326 South
Agnew Edward, shoemaker, h 715 Whitney
[no Martha]
1869 Gopsill's directory, page 135
[no Edward or Martha Agnew]
[the only Daniel is this:] Agnew Daniel, book agent, h S Juniper c South
1870 Gopsill's directory, page 136
[no Edward or Martha Agnew]
[the only Daniel is this:] Agnew Daniel S., canvasser, h S Juniper c South
1871 Gopsill's directory, page 136
[no Edward or Martha]
Agnew Daniel, salesman, 905 Market, h 1360 Kates
Agnew Daniel S., canvasser, h S Juniper c South
[Fold3's OCR-based index had no entries under '905 Market']
[page 1400:] Tinney George, weaver, h 610 S 18th [no Sarah Tinney]
1872 Gopsill's directory, page 135
Agnew Daniel S., agent, h 1114 Carpenter
[no Edward or Martha]
1873 Gopsill's directory, page 135
[no Daniel, Edward, or Martha]

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, M, transcribed from Ancestry, image 3580 of 7148, 8 March 2011]

Edward Agnew
34770

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.Mar 3, 1864.
Philadelphia Pa
Rank.Pvt
Company and Regiment.D. 91" Penn Inft
Time and Place of Discharge.July 10, 1865.
Arlington Heights Va
Cause of Discharge.End of War
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.Gs wds of right leg + foot and of left thigh. Lumbar myalgia Frequent micturation Slight cardiac hypertrophy. General condition, fair


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pennsylvania
Age.64
Height.5 x
Complexion.Dark
Color of Eyes.Hazel
Color of Hair.Dark
Read and WriteYes
ReligionCath
Occupation.Laborer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Erie Penn
Married or Single.Widower
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Daughter
Mrs Margaret Simpson [?]
Beamsville [?] Ontario Canada


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
$12 00

289137
Ad. to C.B. Dec. 12 '10   Mar 21, 1912 Transf'd to Mt Br    

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission PaperOne
Army Discharge 
Certificate of Service 
Pension CertificateOne
EFFECTS
Cash 
Pension Money 
Personal, Appraised atsold $ 
Total 
How disposed of   

Location of Grave and Remarks  

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Johnson City, Registers, R, transcribed from Ancestry, image 321 of 1334, 8 March 2011]

Edward Agnew
6650

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.March 3. 1864
Phila Pa.
Rank.Pt.
Company and Regiment.D. 91. Pa. Inf.

16
Time and Place of Discharge.July 10. 1865.
Arlington Heights Va
Cause of Discharge.Close of War
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.Old G.S.W. right foot. Prostatic Hypertrophy. Cardiac Hypertrophy. Arterio-sclerosis.


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pennsylvania
Age.64
Height.5-1
Complexion.Dark
Color of Eyes.Hazel
Color of Hair.Dark
Read and WriteYes
Religion.Prot.
Occupation.Laborer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Erie Pa
Married or Single.Widower
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Daughter
Mrs Margaret Simpson
Beamsville Ontario Canada


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
[the first five entries are crossed out]12 00
14 00
16 00
20 00
30
$50 00
Ad. C.B. 22-12-10
Tfd. MtB. 21-3-12
  Tfd. MtB 21-3-12
Trf. 5/10/20 Sou Br.
     

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper1
Army Discharge1
Certificate of Service 
Pension Certificate289,137
EFFECTS
[all blank]
Location of Grave and Remarks.  

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, E, transcribed from Ancestry, image 436 of 668, 8 March 2011]

Edward Agnew
24502

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment. Mch 3 /64
Pa
Rank.Pr
Company and Regiment.D 91" Pa Inf
Time and Place of Discharge.July 10 /65 Va
Cause of Discharge.End of War
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home.Old G.S.W. right foot Prostatic + Cardiac Hypertrophy Arteriosclerosis


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pa
Age.64
Height.5-1
Complexion.Dark
Color of Eyes.Hazel
Color of Hair.Dk
Read and WriteYes
ReligionProt
Occupation.Laborer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Penn
Married or Single.Widower
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.Mrs Margaret Simpson (Daughter)
Beamsville Ontario Canada


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
50 Adm Cen Br 22-12-10
Tr. from Mtn " 11-10-20
  Trs Mt Br. 21-3-12
" So " 11-10-20
  Died Aug 7. 1921 2 00 AM 

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission Paper 
Army Discharge 
Certificate of Service 
Pension Certificate289 137
EFFECTS
Cash $211.35
Pension Money 
Personal, Appraised at$7.10sold $ 
Total 
How disposed of To Son Edward C. Agnew # [?] 22 Sou 2nd St
Fernwood
Penna

Location of Grave and Remarks  

Bigamy

['Bigamy', The Evening Telegraph (Philadelphia PA), Monday 7 February 1870, page 5]
[transcribed 17 May 2015]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]


BIGAMY.
Two Aggravated Cases at Chester.

The Chester Republican reports the following:--An aggravated case of bigamy recently occurred in this city, in which two brothers--Daniel and Edward Agnew--both married men, with families, living in Philadelphia, married two girls--Rosanna and Bridget Dougherty--daughters of James and Barney Dougherty, aged eighteen, residing in North ward. The Agnews were in the employ of a picture and looking-glass dealer in Philadelphia, and brought their wares to this city for sale, returning to their homes at night. In their peregrinations in that locality, they became acquainted with the Dougherty girls, to whom they represented themselves as single men. They visited the girls often, and finally obtained permission of their parents to take them out carriage riding. Affairs continued in this way for some time, when the rascals professed love to the girls, and married them about Christmas. The marriage was kept a secret, and about the middle of last month the girls left their homes one evening, and have not been heard of since. Their disappearance led the parents to investigate the matter, and they found the wives of the Agnews in Philadelphia--one with two children, the youngest a little over a year old, in destitute circumstances, and the other with one child--both supposing their husbands were in this place selling pictures. Nothing has been heard of the Agnews or their second wives since they left here

'Arrest of a pair of rascals'

['Arrest of a pair of rascals', Harrisburg Telegraph, Friday 25 February 1870, page 2]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]


Arrest of a Pair of Rascals.

READING, Feb. 24.--Edward and Daniel Agnew were arrested here and committed to prison to answer the charge of bigamy. They have wives in Philadlephia, and some two months since married two young girls named Dougherty, at Chester, to whom they represented themselves as single men. They left there stating that they were going to the West, but they came here, and have since been boarding here and selling pictures. The charge was preferred by Anna Dougherty, mother of one of the girls, who came here in search of her daughter.

[arrest]

['General news items', The Cambria freeman (Ebensburg PA), 3 March 1870, page [2]]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]
[transcribed 17 May 2015]

--Edward and Daniel Agnew were arrested at Reading, on Friday last, charged with bigamy. They have wives in Philadelphia, and some two months since married two young girls, named Dougherty, at Chester, to whom they represented themselves as single men.

'A new charge'

['A new charge'. Reading Eagle, 4 March 1870]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]

A NEW CHARGE.--The wives of Daniel Agnew and Edward Agnew, now in our prison on a charge of adultery, have instituted a suit against them in the Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware county, charging them with bigamy. The warrant was served this morning by the Sheriff of Delaware county and a Constable of Chester City, and endorsed by Alderman Schoener. The trial for bigamy, however, cannot take place until the charge of adultery is disposed of here.

[arrest]

[[arrest]. Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette, Saturday 5 March 1870, page 1]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]

Two brothers named Agnew married sisters named Dougherty at Chester, Delaware county, last week, and were subsequently arrested for bigamy, as they both have wives in Philadelphia. They were going about the country selling pictures.

'Prosecution of the bigamists'

['Prosecution of the bigamists', Reading Times Saturday 5 March 1870, page 1]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]

PROSECUTION OF THE BIGAMISTS.--Daniel and Edward Agnew, confined in our county prison on the charge of adultery, under the circumstances detailed not long ago, were yesterday served with warrants from Delaware county, issued in Chester city, on the oaths of the Dougherty girls, whom they had married, charging them with bigamy, to answer which offence they will be surrendered after the prosecution in this county is disposed of.

[charge]

[Pittsburgh Daily Commercial, Saturday 5 March 1870, page 4]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson, who found this article and gave me a copy of it]

Edward and Daniel Agnew, the men who married the two Dougherty girls in Chester, Delaware county, an account of which we published some time since, have been arrested on the charge of bigamy, preferred against them by Ann Dougherty, the mother of one of the girls, and committed to prison to answer. They represented themselves as single men, and were engaged in the business of selling pictures. Both the accused have wives in Philadelphia.

'A pair of rascals'

['A pair of rascals', Philadelphia Inquirer Friday 25 February 1870, page 1]
[transcribed 19 May 2015, from GenealogyBank]
[this is also printed in the Harrisburg Times, 25 February 1870, page 2]


PENNSYLVANIA.
A Pair of Rascals.

READING, Feb. 24.--Edward and Daniel Agnew were arrested here and committed to prison to answer the charge of bigamy. They have wives in Philadelphia, and some two months since married two young girls named Dougherty, at Chester, to whom they represented themselves as single men. They left there stating that they were going to the West, but came here, and have since been boarding here and selling pictures. The charge was preferred by Anna Dougherty, mother of one of the girls, who came hither in search of her daughter.

'An aggravated double bigamy'

['An aggravated double bigamy', Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday 8 February 1870, page 7]
[transcribed 19 May 2015, from GenealogyBank]

AN AGGRAVATED DOUBLE BIGAMY.--Two brothers of this city, named Daniel and Edward Agnew, both married men of family, have been guilty of a gross outrage at the city of Chester, Delaware county, where they married two girls--Rosanna and Bridget Dougherty--daughters of James and Barney Dougherty, aged eighteen, residing in North Ward. The Agnews were in the employ of a picture and looking-glass dealer in Philadelphia, and took their wares to Chester for sale, returning to their homes at night. In their peregrinations in that locality they became acquainted with the Dougherty girls, to whom they represented themselves as single men. They visited the girls often, and finally obtained permission of their parents to take them out carriage riding. Affairs continued in this way for some time, when the rascals professed love to the girls, and married them about Christmas. The marriage was kept a secret, and about the middle of last month the girls left their homes one evening, and have not been heard of since. Their disappearance led the parents to investigate the matter, and they found the wives of the Agnews in Philadelphia--one with two children, the youngest a little over a year old, in destitute circumstances, and the other with one child--both supposing their husbands were at Chester selling pictures. Nothing has been heard of the Agnews or their second wives since they left Chester. The case is a singularly aggravated one, and should be followed up with vigilance.

[arrest]

[The Cambria Freeman (Ebensburg PA), Thursday 17 March 1870, page 2]
[transcribed 17 May 2015, from Newspapers.com]

--The two infamous villains, the brothers Agnew, married men, who were noticed some weeks ago having married two respectable young girls named Dougherty, in Chester, have at least come to grief. The villians have been arrested on the charge of bigamy, and have been imprisoned to await their trial. It is hoped they will receive a punishment commensurate with their dark and infamous crime.

'Arrest of bigamists'

['Arrest of bigamists', Reading Times, Thursday 24 February 1870, page 1]
[transcribed 17 May 2015, from Newspapers.com]

ARREST OF BIGAMISTS.--Edward and Daniel Agnew, two young men who have been residing for some five weeks past in this city, were arrested and committed to prison in default of $500 bail to answer the charge of adultery. They have wives in Philadelphia, and it seems were in the habit of going to Chester to sell pictures. During these visits they met two girls named Rosanna and Bridget Dougherty, to whom they represented themselves as single men. They finally remained there and started, as they said for the West, brining [sic] up it seems in Reading. They boarded at 1031 Court street, and were emmployed by Thomas Langan, Penn street below Ninth, in selling pictures. The charge was preferred by Anna Dougherty, the mother of one of the girls, who came hither on Tuesday in search of her daughter. When arrested, the men denied their identity, but were subsequently confronted and recognized by Mrs. Dougherty.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry]
[thanks to Carrie Bishop Ackerson for sending this to me!]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME Agnew, Edward Sr.
DATE OF BIRTH 1847
DATE OF DEATH 8-7-21
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE M.I. 4-3-64 M.O. 7-10-65
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. D 91st Regt. Pa. Vol.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Arlington
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Upper Darby, Del. Co. Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTIONMelrose LOT No. 146 RANGE 5 GRAVE No. 4
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates Vol. #3 Page 206
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

death notice, Martha Agnew

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 October 1904, page 7, Martha M Agnew]
[transcribed 15 March 2012, from GenealogyBank]
[identity is likely, given the names and place]

AGNEW.--On October 5, 1904, MARTHA M, wife of Edward Agnew. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday, at 2 PM, from the residence of her husband, 40 S 2d st, Fernwood, Delaware county, Pa. Interment at Fernwood Cemetery [sic].

grave marker

[grave marker, Edward and Martha M Agnew, Fernwood Cemetery]
[transcribed from an image provided by Carrie Ackerson, 30 November 2012]

AGNEW
EDWARD SR.
1847-[blank]
MARTHA M. 1850-1904

HELEN R.--1900 [Edward and Martha's granddaughter]

marriage record

[marriage record, Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, 24 December 1867, Edward C Agnew to Martha A Tinney]
[transcribed 9 December 2012, from Pennsylvania Historical Society, Historic Pennsylvania church and town records, reel 375; available on Ancestry, Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, image 80 of 267]
[thanks to Carrie Ackerson for letting me know about this record!]

Date Decr 24th " [sc. 1867]
Persons Married Edward C Agnew and Martha A Tinney
By whom Francis Hodgson

1860 census, Bridget and Rosanna Daugherty

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester Borough, N[orth] Ward, microfilm series M653, film 1105, page 155 = 82 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[for Bridget in 1870, see Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, North Ward, microfilm series M593, film 1336, page 119 recto = 51 handwritten to 119 verso = 52 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[perhaps Rosanna is the Catherine Doughery living with Barney and Catherine in 1880 (see Pennsylvania, Chester County, Delaware, Nether Providence, microfilm series T9, film 1126, page 228 C (FamilySearch)]
line222324252627282930313233343536
Dwelling number621     622        
Family number597     598        
NameBarney DaughertyCathe "Mary "Rosanna "Thomas "Edwd "Jas DaughertyAnn "James "Hugh "Philip "Bridget "David "Mary "Margt "
Age35331085250262224108632
Sexmfffmmmfmmmfmff
Color               
OccupationLaborer     Laborer CarderLaborer     
Value of real estate owned500     800        
Value of personal estate150     150        
Place of birthIrelddoPaPaPaPaIrelddoPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year               
Attended school within year  11      111  
Cannot read & write               
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.               

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