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Fayette County, Alabama

~ Dr. A.W. Agnew ~

A.W. AGNEW, 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 [sic] was the daughter of Isaac and Anna COWAN, 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 1871 to Mrs. M.R. BECKWITH, of Mississippi, by whom he has no children. 

was quite prominent in the politics of Pickens county, and served as 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 services such as he is capable of rendering, he was permitted to remain at home during the war.  He is a 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.

Source: Memorial Record of Alabama: A Concise Account of the State’s Political, Military, Professional and Industrial Progress, Together With the Personal Memoirs of Many of Its People, (Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wisconsin, 1893), Vol I: Fayette County, pp. 1022-1023.

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