Ephraim Agee

Brief Life History of Ephraim

When Ephraim Agee was born on 29 May 1809, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Jonathan Francis Agee, was 20 and his mother, Sarah Williams, was 23. He married Sarah Elizabeth Parris on 3 July 1826, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 25 September 1860, in Gordonsville, Smith, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Agee Cemetery, Gordonsville, Smith, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Agee
1809–1860
Sarah Elizabeth Parris
1809–1856
Marriage: 3 July 1826
John R Agee
1825–
Joshua ( Dotia) Agee
1846–1936
Private Agee
William Daniel Agee
1827–1915
Agee
1827–
Martha Agee
1827–
Mary Ann Agee
1828–1857
Jesse Whitman Agee
1834–1904
John B. Agee
1837–1907
Henry Franklin Agee
1840–1907
Sarah Jane Agee
1842–1886
Amanda Elizabeth Agee
1844–1911
Docia Clay Agee
1846–1917
Eliza Agee
1848–1870
James Agee
1849–1939
Jonathan Taylor Agee
1849–1920

Sources (14)

  • Ephaim Agee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ephraim Agee, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Ephraim Agee, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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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