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Louis Napoleon Agee

A Guide to the Louis Napoleon Agee (1911-1982) Papers
Call Number Mss1 Ag322 a FA2


Abstract

Main Entry: Agee, Louis Napoleon, 1911-1982.
Title: Papers, ca. 1935-1991.
Size: ca. 2,500 items (6 boxes).
Biographical Note:

Louis Napoleon Agee was born 9 October 1911, in Cumberland County, Va., the son of Robert Lee Agee and Genoy Kyle Shelton. He graduated from Farmville High School and moved to Bluefield, W. Va. After briefly working for Appalachian Power Company, he began a twenty-five-year career with Bluefield Hardware Company, a wholesale firm. He worked first as a bookkeeper, then as secretary to the president, and finally as a salesman, traveling throughout the coal-mining territory.

Louis N. Agee married Minnie Elizabeth Francis of Bluefield in 1938 and they purchased "Millview," in Cumberland County, formerly the nineteenth-century home of Dr. James Madison Blanton, Virginia's second Commissioner of Agriculture.

Leaving the hardware business, Louis Agee became a full-time dairy farmer and served on the board of the Richmond Cooperative Milk Producers Association. He compiled a revision of Dr. Purl M. Agee's The Agee Family and served as National Registrar of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia. He died 18 February 1982 in Farmville, Va.

Summary:

Papers compiled by Louis N. Agee, a successful dairy farmer in Cumberland County, Va., primarily concerning his research on the Agee family in America and his publication of the Agee Register (Baltimore, Md., Gateway Press, Inc., 1982). Includes extensive correspondence with members of the Agee and related families; research notes and copies of documents from various localities in Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Virginia; documentation concerning the publication of the Agee Register (including post-publication letters to Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth Agee concerning purchase of copies of the volumes and often enclosing additional family information or corrections to the published work); and materials concerning Louis N. Agee’s long association with and service as an officer in the Virginia Branch of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia.

Among the related families for which extensive materials appear in this collection are the Blanton, Bosley, Bott, Chastain, Foard, Ford, Fore, and Williamson families. Also, includes research concerning the Agee (Agé) family in France.

Also, include information on Agee’s interest in cockfighting; and materials concerning Millview Farm, Cumberland County, Va. (including a plat of the farm and an insurance survey).

Provenance: Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Agee, Farmville, Va., through the courtesy of Mrs. Susan A. Riggs, Williamsburg, Va., in 1992. Accessioned 17 October 2001.
Restrictions: None.

Guide

Series I: Agee family – related to original Huguenots (folders 1-43)

This group of records primarily consists of correspondence and research notes focused on various lines of descent from Mathieu Agee, French Huguenot settler in Manakin Town, Va. Folders are labeled with names of key descendants.

Box 1:

Folder 1: Agee, Anthony, Jr.; also Jesse, Leah, John
2: Agee, Benjamin
3: Agee, Benjamin William
4: Agee, Chloe
5: Agee, Daniel
6: Agee, Daniel
7: Agee, Daniel
8: Agee, Daniel Jonathan
9: Agee, Ephriam
10: Agee, Igo
11: Agee, Isaac
12: Agee, Isaac
13: Agee, James
14: Agee, James, Jr.
15: Agee, Jesse
16: Agee, John
17: Agee, John
18: Agee, John/Hercules
19: Agee, Joseph
20: Agee, Joshua
21: Agee, Joshua/James
22: Agee, Leah
23: Agee, Mathieu, Descendants of
24: Agee, William
25: Agee, William
26: Bondurant, John
27: Foard/Ford
28: Ford, James
29: Fore, Ford, Faure

Box 2

Folder 30: Agee, Mathew                                                
31: Agee, Mathew
32: Agee, Mathew
33: Agee, Mathew
34: Agee, Michael
35: Agee, Molley
36: Agee, Nancy
37: Agee, Noah
38: Agee, Noah; also James, Jacob
39: Agee, Ransom
40: Agee, Rhoda
41: Agee, Richard
42: Agee, Ruth
43: Agee, Samuel

Series II: Other Agees (folders 44-141)

This second series of correspondence and research is with or concerning individuals who bear the Agee surname but do not necessarily trace their ancestry to the same family lines as did Louis N. Agee. Agee shared his research with such people and undertook investigation of some Virginia records for them.

Box 2 (cont.):

        Folder 44: Agee, Ada Dora                                                                           
45: Agee, Ambrose
46: Agee, Barbara Jean
47: Agee, Benjamin Hooper
48: Agee, Bernard Gunn
49: Agee, Bird
50: Agee, Bob R.
51: Agee, Charlotte Jean
52: Agee, Chloe; also Agee, Jacob
53: Agee, Clarence
54: Agee, Claudia
55: Agee, Daniel B.
56: Agee, Delbert William
57: Agee, Eden William
58: Agee, Edmond Levi
59: Agee, Edmund M.
60: Agee, Elizabeth
61: Agee, Ella Lee
62: Agee, Ephriam
63: Agee, Evander Mc.
64: Agee, Evander M.
65: Agee, Furman H.
66: Agee, George Ovette
67: Agee, Gilbert Fisher
68: Agee, Helen Frances
69: Agee, Ira
70: Agee, Irving T.
71: Agee, Isaac
72: Agee, Issic Newton
73: Agee, Jacob; also Agee, Elizabeth Garrett
74: Agee, James
75: Agee, Rev. James; also Agee Record
76: Agee, James B.
77: Agee, James I.
78: Agee, James Isaac
79: Agee, James Lawrence, Sr.
80: Agee, James M.
81: Agee, James W. and Robert L.; also A Record of the Agee Family
82: Agee, Jean C.
83: Agee, John
84: Agee, John
85: Agee, John Anderson
86: Agee, John B.
87: Agee, John Bolton
88: Agee, John Bushrod
89: Agee, John Mathew
90: Agee, John Randolph
91: Agee, John Tazewell
92: Agee, John Taylor
93: Agee, John Thomas
94: Agee, Joseph
95: Agee, Lavascus Herbert
96: Agee, Lillie Lee
97: Agee, Lillie May
98: Agees, List of (compiled by Bayley)
99: Agee, Louis N.
100: Agee, Margaret Ann; also Agee Bible
101: Agee, Mary Cameron
102: Agee, Mary Susan
103: Agee marriages
104: Agee, Mathew
105: Agee, Mathew Wiseman
106: Agee, Matthias
107: Agee, Michael
108: Agee, Montague, Vincent
109: Agee, Myrtle; also Newspaper clippings
110: Agee, Noah, Jr.
111: Agee, Pleasants Ford
112: Agee, Purl M.
113: Agee, Robert E.
114: Agee, Robert Lee, Jr.
115: Agee, Robert Louis, Jr.
116: Agee, Robert Mosley
117: Agee, Rosa Iva
118: Agee, Samuel
119: Agee, Samuel
120: Agee, Samuel Whitt
121: Agee, Sarah Mosby
122: Agee, Stanley D.; also The Agee Family
123: Agee, Thomas
124: Agee, Thomas Wooldridge
125: Agee, Tillman
126: Agee, Timothy
127: Agee, Vic Plant
128: Agee, Virginia White
129: Agee, Whitcomb
130: Agee, William
131: Agee, William Absol
132: Agee, William E.
133: Agee, William Elphonso
134: Agee, William Evander
135: Agee, William Franklin
136: Agee, Wallace Lillard
137: Agee, William Miller
138: Agee, William Oliver
139: Agee, William R.
140: Miscellaneous
141: Cage, Thomas

Series III: Information on the Agees; Correspondence from and about the Agees (folders 142-154)

These folders contain miscellaneous research on the Agee family, including information compiled by other researchers and interested Agee family members.

Box 3:

Folder 142: Information on the Agee family                              
143: Information on the Agee family
144: Information on the Agee family
145: Information on the Agee family
146: Information on the Agee family
147: Information on the Agee family
148: Information on the Agee family
149: Information on the Agee family
150: Information on the Agee family
151: Agee Coat-of-arms
152: Miscellaneous correspondence
153: Miscellaneous papers
154: Miscellaneous papers

Series IV: Information from County Records (folders 155-176)

Research notes and copies compiled by or forwarded to Louis N. Agee from records in localities throughout Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Virginia in which the Agee surname was identified.

Box 3 (cont.):

         Folder 155: Bedford County, Va.: Marriages, deeds, personal property                      
156: Buckingham County, Va.: Land books
157: Buckingham County, Va.: Tax lists
158: Buckingham County, Va.: W.P.A. records
159: Campbell County, Tenn.: Tax records
160: Campbell County, Tenn.: W.P.A. records
161: Clinton and Cumberland counties, Ky.: Census
162: Clinton County, Ky.: Tax lists
163: Cumberland County, Va.
164: Floyd County, Va.: Marriages, wills, census
165: Franklin County, Va.: Land books, personal property, marriages, births
166: Henry County, Va.: Land book, personal property
167: Madison County, Ky.: Tax list
168: Osage County, Mo.: Agee listings
169: Owen County, Ky.: Agees in the county
170: Patrick County, Va.: Marriages, personal property
171: Scott County, Va.: Personal property, census, deeds, wills, marriages
172: Smith County, Tenn.
173: Sullivan County, Tenn.: Tax records
174: Floyd County, Ky.: Highway map
175: Pike County, Ky.: Highway map
176: Wayne County, Ky.: Tax books

Series V: Non-Agee families (folders 177-238)

The following folders contain correspondence and research concerning families related to the Agees by marriage.

Box 3 (cont.):

Folder 177: Albert, Carl                                                           
178: Alexander, Christine Agee
179: Amos, Henry
180: Blackwell, Putnam P.
181: Blanton family
182: Bosley family
183: Bott family
184: Brooks, Elizabeth Agee
185: Bruce, Descent of Alexander Spotswood
186: Cabell, Robert G.
187: Chastain family
188: Cocke, Elizabeth Pleasants
189: Epperson, William
190: Estata
191: Farmer, Thomas C.
192: Garrett, Grady; also Agee Manuscript
193: Harris, M. D.
194: Harwell, Glenn Allen
195: Hendrickson, James David

Box 4:

Folder 196: Holman, James                                                      
197: Jenkins, Edmund Allen
198: Kent, Mildred Agee
199: L’Affaire Francais
200: L’Affaire Francais
201: L’Affaire Francais
202: Lackey, Lillie May Agee
203: Lewis, Thomas
204: Maxey, Edward
205: Noland, Paul Ennis
206: Pankey, Stephen Jr.
207: Price, Edgar Leo and Blanche Agee
208: Saunders, William
209: Sallee, C. B.
210: Smith, William E.
211: Thornhill, Warren A.
212: Vitek, Silva Agee
213: West, Sarah West
214: Williamson family
215: Williamson, John
216: Williamson, Pierre
217: Wilson, Louetta W. correspondence
218: Wooldridge, John
219: Miscellaneous

Series VI: Agee Register, contacts, research (folders 220-248)

Folders containing materials concerning the preparation and publication of the Agee Register (1982) by Louis N. Agee. Mr. Agee began his research and correspondence with the goal of updating Dr. Purl Agee’s The Agee Family, published in 1937, but ended up producing his own book.

Box 4 (cont.):

Folder 220: Agee register                                                        
221: Agee register
222: Contacts, 1968
223: Contacts, 1969
224: Contacts, 1970
225: Contacts, 1971
226: Contacts, 1972
227: Contacts, 1974
228: Contacts, 1975
229: Contacts, 1978
230: Contacts, 1979
231: Contacts, 1981
232: Contacts, Newspaper articles
233: Contacts, Miscellaneous
234: Marriage announcements
235: Newspaper clippings; miscellaneous
236: Newspaper clippings from Miss Myrtle Agee
237: Obituaries
238: Photographs

Box 5:

      Folder 239: Research, 1969-1970                                                                
240: Research, 1971
241: Research, 1972
242: Research, 1974-1981
243: Research – The Origins of the Strangers Church in London
244: Research, miscellaneous
245: Research, miscellaneous
246: Research, miscellaneous
247: Age, Mathieu, Family tree
248: Virginia Genealogical Society

Series VII: Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia (folders 249-279)

Agee maintained a long association with this hereditary group, including a lengthy stint as registrar. Folders contain copies of publications of the national organization and the Virginia branch, along with correspondence and working papers as a Society officer.

Box 5 (cont.):

                                                Folder 249: French Huguenots                                       
250: The Huguenot Abraham Michaux and descendants                                                                           
251: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1935-1936
252: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1965-1966
253: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1967
254: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1968
255: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1970
256: [number not used]
257: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1971
258: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1974
259: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1975
260: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1976
261: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1977-1978
262: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1979
263: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, 1980
264: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Virginia Branch, Annual Assembly programs, 1965, 1967, 1968, 969, 1970, 1976, 1979
265: The Huguenot Society of the Founder of Manakin, Annual Assembly programs, 1867, 1975, 1978, 1979
266: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, bulletins
267: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, constitution and bylaws
268: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, handbook
269: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Florida Branch membership list
270: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Georgia Branch membership list
271: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Texas Branch membership list
272: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Virginia Branch membership list
273: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, National Presidents Bulletin
274: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, National Roster, 1967-69
275: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Suzanne Rochet Chapter, membership lists, 1969-70, 1971-73, 1974-76, 1976-78, 1977-79, 1979-81
276: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Suzanne Rochet Chapter, newsletters
277: The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin, Virginia Branch, newsletters
278: Manakin Episcopal Church (Powhatan County, Va.)
279: Miscellaneous

Series VIII: Louis N. Agee’s personal papers (folders 280-283)

Box 6:

    Folder 280: Cockfighting                                                                        
281: Millview Farm and Estata Graveyards
282: Millview Farm (plat and insurance survey)
283: Miscellaneous

Container List

Box 1:         Series I: Agee family – related to original Huguenots (folders 1-29)
Box 2: Series I: Agee family – related to original Huguenots (folders 30-43)
Series II: Other Agees (folders 44-141)
Box 3: Series III: Information on the Agees; Correspondence from and about the Agees (folders 142-154)
Series IV: Information from County Records (folders 155-176)
Series V: Non-Agee families (folders 177-195)
Box 4: Series V: Non-Agee families (folders 196-219)
Series VI: Agee Register, contacts, research (folders 220-238)
Box 5: Series VI: Agee Register, contacts, research (folders 239-248)
Series VII: Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia (folders 249-279)
Box 6: Series VIII: Louis N. Agee’s personal papers (folders 280-283)