William Wilson, the pioneer ancestor of this family, emigrated from Stewardstown, County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1732, when 19 years of age. The Town of Stewardstown is in the parish of Donagheny in the province of Ulster and eighty-two miles northwest of Dublin, long noted for its very superior linen cloth.
(See Grant, Foreman and Cordery) Walter Scott Agnew was born May 16, 1842. Served the Confederacy in Company B, First Cherokee Mounted Rifles and Company E, Second Cherokee Mounted Volunteers. He married in December, 1866, Sarah Seabolt nee Riley, daughter of Felix and Susie (Bigby) Riley. Mr. and Mrs. Agnew had one child, Laura Agnew, who married William H. Robinson. Mrs. Sarah Agnew died and Mr. Agenew married in July, 1870, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Lucy (Vickory) Cobb, born May 19, 1849. Mr. and Mrs. Agnew are residents of Muskogee. They are the parents of: Ellen, John
Agnew, William; attorney-at-law; born, Glasgow, Scotland, May 30, 1870; son of John and Elizabeth Black Agnew; educated, Cleveland public schools and Cleveland Law School, LL. B., Baldwin University; married, Cleveland, June 20, 1899, Anna B. Coville; Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts, 1903-11; admitted to the Bar, June, 1906; member Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Ass’ns; trustee Broadway Y. M. C. A.; member Masonic (Knights Templars and Scottish Rites) and Knights of Pythias; member City and Athletic Clubs; recreations, travel, curling and bowling; (vice pres. American Bowling Congress).
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.