The Seagraves Family

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Family: Gilbert Seagraves / Sarah Wilson (F24)

m. Abt 1815


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  • Father | Male
    Gilbert Seagraves

    Born  Abt 1797  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 May 1887  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Seegraves Cemetery, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas, United States  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Abt 1815   
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    Mother | Female
    Sarah Wilson

    Born  Abt 1796  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Dec 1885  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Seegraves Cemetery, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas, United States  Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Male
    + William Seagraves

    Born  1817  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Jan 1851  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah LNU | F28 
    Married  Abt 1836  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Martha Seagraves

    Born  maybe Abt 1818  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    + Lewis L. Seagraves

    Born  10 Dec 1819  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Dec 1901  Era, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Era Cemetery, Era, Cooke County, Texas, United States  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rhoda Ann Jenkins | F279 
    Married  Abt 1845  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Gilbert Seagraves, Jr.

    Born  Abt 1822  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    + Maxwell C. Seagraves

    Born  Abt 1823  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Dec 1867  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Emeline Atkerson | F66 
    Married  Abt 1846  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    + Henry Seagraves

    Born  Abt 1830  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Apr 1881  Macon County, Tennessee  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Mount Vernon Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Martha Robertson | F426 
    Married  5 Apr 1852  Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Phariliza Seay | F427 
    Married  24 May 1862  Dekalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    Sarah Seagraves

    Born  Abt 1826  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 8 | Male
    + Samuel Tilman Seagraves

    Born  Abt 1825  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah Robertson | F422 
    Married  18 Dec 1844  Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 9 | Male
    + John Henderson Seagraves

    Born  1 Aug 1832  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Oct 1909  Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Seegraves Cemetery, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas, United States  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margie A. Atkerson | F568 
    Married  28 Feb 1859  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ella D'aumall | F569 
    Married  11 Nov 1895  Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • The Search for Gilbert's Father
      Numerous postings on the internet (and OneWorldTree) boldly state that the parents of Gilbert Seagraves are William and Polly. But the fact is, so far there is no reliable proof of Gilbert's parents. We want to change that. One of the long range goals of this website is to brainstorm and research to find proof of Gilbert's parents, so we would like to open up a discussion about what we know, where we look and how we get there. Here are our initial thoughts about how we begin.
      When was Gilbert Born? On the first census to record actual ages in 1850 Gilbert reported his age to be 53. On later censuses his age was always rounded: on the 1860 census he was 60; on the 1870 census he was 70; in 1880 he was 80. We think that it is more likely that the age he reported in 1850 was accurate which would make his birth year 1797. If that is true then his father, who was not likely to be less than 17 when Gilbert was born, must have been born no later than 1780. Assuming that Gilbert's father would have been no older than 47 (an arbitrary but reasonable date) when he was born, then the earliest date of birth for Gilbert's father would be 1750.
      Where is Gilbert's family most like to be found? Gilbert always reported his birthplace as North Carolina on the census, and everywhere he is found in the public records prior to 1842 is in North Carolina:
      1817 Birth of son William - NC
      1819 Birth of son Lewis - NC
      1821 Birth of alleged out of wedlock son - Wake Co NC
      1821 Bastardy Bond court record stating Gilbert had "removed to Anson County" NC
      1822 Birth of son Maxwell - NC
      1826 Birth of son Samuel - NC
      1827 Purchase of 100 acres of land - Ashe Co NC
      1828 Birth of son Henry - NC
      1830 Gilbert?s first appearance in the census records - Surry Co NC
      1832 Birth of son John Henderson - Surry Co NC
      1840 On census - Surry Co NC

      So, based on Gilbert's movements outlined above, we see that Gilbert spent much if not all of his early years in NC, mainly in western NC. However, we can't ignore the fact that he "removed" to Anson Co when slapped with a paternity suit, since that suggests he had family there.
      Where do we begin looking for Gilbert's Daddy? We believe that the logical place to start looking for Gilbert's parents is the list of Seagraves on the 1800 census for NC who had young male children in their household. If Gilbert were born in 1797, he would have been counted in the census age range of 0-9 years old - and that narrows our initial search to 6 Seagraves households:

      John Segraves of Anson County husband (former?) of Phoebe below
      Daniel Segraves of Montgomery County who was in Wake Co. in 1790
      Stephen Segraves of Wake County who married Prudence Sevils in Wake in 1795
      William Segraves of Wake County who married Leah Sealey in Wake in 1798 and lived in Montgomery Co. in 1840 and 1850
      John Segraves of Wake County several men named John appear in NC in this era
      Phoebe Segrave of Warren County [I believe that Phoebe was the wife (former?) of John Seagraves of Anson Co.]

      Please let us have your thoughts on what we've said here, and share any other information and ideas you might have about how to prove Gilbert's parentage.

      Jim Seagraves and Louanne Seagraves Love

    Married:
    • It is not known where Gilbert and Sarah were married, but since he was noted as a resident of Anson County, NC in 1821, she may have been from that county and they may have possibly married there.