James Nelson Agee

Brief Life History of James Nelson

When James Nelson Agee was born on 4 December 1859, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, his father, Nelson H. Agee, was 29 and his mother, Manervia Cooper, was 26. He married Penelope Canzada Abel on 23 December 1880, in Cooke, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Montague, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Montague, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 December 1933, in Montague, Montague, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Bulcher, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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James Nelson Agee
Penelope Canzada Abel
Marriage: 23 December 1880
Bertie Lanora Agee
Myrtle Eudora Agee
Effie Leola Agee
Leonia Washington Agee
Minnie Elmina Agee
Julian Monroe Agee
Montie Lela Agee
John William Agee
Thomas Jefferson Agee
Ollie Ozella Agee
Jesse James Agee
Nellie Victoria Agee
Ruth Canzada Agee
Alma Franklin Agee

Sources (29)

  • James Agee in household of Nelson Agee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J N Agee, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • James Nelson Agee, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


Historical Boundaries 1872: Cooke, Texas, United States

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Altered form of French Agé (see Age ) or, alternatively, of Desage .

History: This surname was brought to VA in 1690 by the Huguenot Mathieu-Isaac Agee (c. 1670–1761), a native of Nantes, who left France for the Netherlands in 1688, joined the forces of William of Orange during the latter's seizure of the throne of England from the Catholic James II, and in 1690 was granted a passage to VA and lands at Manakin, a Huguenot settlement founded in 1700–01. Two of his three sons had a total of 24 children. He is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar registers of the Huguenot Society of America and of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin. His original surname was either Agé (see Age ) or Desage.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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