James Agnew – link to Underground RR

There is always something more to learn.
James Agnew’s FIRST wife, Mary Caroline Gross, died at a young age of 31. She was a member of the 2nd Presbyterian church. Turns out, this was an underground railroad stop. It had a large clock tower that could be seen from across the river in KY. It is officially recognized as a stop on the Undergrd. RR. It had a basement & a tunnel that went under Main St., New Albany, IN. Anyway, it had some black church members back in those days. TODAY it is a 2nd Baptist (Black) church! Interesting, isn’t it.
Church was built in 1852, she died in 1874. I want to find out if people were buried at the church because I haven’t found any burial record for her yet & don’t know what she died of. Church was sold to the 2nd Baptists in 1889.
What this means is, it is possible our James Agnew & his 1st wife or her family were involved in the undergrd. railroad. Very interesting.




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