Agnew

Quaker Abolitionists

Agnew

Through communications with Thomas Garrett, we know that Allen Agnew and his wife, Maria Pierson Agnew helped with the Underground Railroad. In December 1854, a report from Thomas Garrett to James Miller McKim stated that the Agnew's were sending seven freedom seekers on to an underground station from their home. Living on a farm in Kennett Square, they would help freedom seekers by sending them on to Dr. Bartholomew Fussell, the Mendenhall's or straight to William Still in Philadelphia.