The Seagraves Family

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Columbus Franklin Seagraves

Male 1854 - 1927  (73 years)


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  • Name Columbus Franklin Seagraves 
    • The Seagraves surname presented for this person is based on the dominant spelling found in the various records researched, but primarily on the name carved on the person's gravestone. HOWEVER, for the common variations of the Seagraves family name of which there are over 20, such as Cegrave(s) Segrave(s), Seagreave(s), Seegrave(s), Segrove(s), Seagrove(s), etc. all of which have been given the Seagraves spelling for clarity and ease of analysis.
      Certain variations are used so consistently within a family that they have been retained in this analysis, specifically, SAGRAVES (which also includes Sagrove(s)) and SEAGRAVE. Sagraves was adopted by the early settlers of eastern Kentucky about 1800. Seagrave was the version brought to Massachusetts by the John & Sarah Seagrave family who settled there about 1725.
      The Seagraves version is the most common found (about 39%) of all those found on the 1940 census.
      A discussion of the name spelling variations can be found on the Home Page of this website.
    Born 1 Mar 1854  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Race 1 Mar 1854 
    White 
    1860 census 1860  Wilkes County, Lower Division, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Columbus Segraves, 6, NC, son of Wm. & Elvira J. Segraves. 
    1870 census 1870  New Castle, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Frank Seagraves, 17, NC, W, farm hand, son of Wm. & Jane Seagraves. 
    Marriage #1 9 Nov 1872  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Franklin Segraves married Samantha Blevins. 
    1880 census 1880  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as C. F. Segroves, 26, NC, W, farmer, married: Samantha, wife, 26, NC; Elzina, dau, 5, NC; Cora A., dau, 4, NC; Maggie E., dau, 2, NC; Claude, son, 3 months, NC. 
    1900 census 1900  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Columbus F. Segraves, 46, born in Mar 1854 in NC, W, farmer, married 27 years; Samantha, wife, 47, born in Jan 1853 in NC, mother of 10 children with 8 still living; Claudus, son, 22, born in Mar 1878 in NC; Luminie, dau, 19, born in Jul 1880 in NC; Banner C., son, 15, born in Jan 1885 in NC; Vernia, dau, 13, born in Apr 1887 in NC; Lester, son, 9, born in Jul 1890 in NC.  
    1910 census 1910  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Franklin Segraves, 56, NC, farmer, married 38 years; Samantha, wife, 57, NC, mother of 10 with8 still living; Banner, son, 25, NC, widower; Lester, son, 19, NC, single. 
    1920 census 1920  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Frank C. Segraves, 65, NC, County Treasurer, married; Samantha, wife, 66, NC; Lester, son, 29, NC, teacher in public school; Lillie, dau-in-law, 29, NC, teacher in public school; Lillie Stuart, hired girl, 22, NC. 
    Death notices 19 Apr 1927  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Columbus Franklin died of accidental drowning in a flood at age 73. 
    Died 19 Apr 1927  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • C. F.'s death certificate says he died of accidental drowning. [3]
    Buried Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1361  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2016 

    Father William Seagraves,   b. 15 May 1819, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1899, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Louvenia Elizabeth Creekmore,   b. Abt 1826, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1859, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 8 Apr 1847  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bondsman: Jonathan Osbean. [5]
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samantha Dutchis Blevins 
    Married 9 Nov 1872 
    Children 
    +1. Cary Adolphus Seagraves,   b. 22 May 1876, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1985, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 109 years)
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Samantha Dutchis Blevins 
    Children 
    +1. Minnie L. Seagraves,   b. 28 Jul 1881, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1960, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1854 - Wilkes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 census - recorded as Columbus Segraves, 6, NC, son of Wm. & Elvira J. Segraves. - 1860 - Wilkes County, Lower Division, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - recorded as Frank Seagraves, 17, NC, W, farm hand, son of Wm. & Jane Seagraves. - 1870 - New Castle, Wilkes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - Franklin Segraves married Samantha Blevins. - 9 Nov 1872 - Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as C. F. Segroves, 26, NC, W, farmer, married: Samantha, wife, 26, NC; Elzina, dau, 5, NC; Cora A., dau, 4, NC; Maggie E., dau, 2, NC; Claude, son, 3 months, NC. - 1880 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Columbus F. Segraves, 46, born in Mar 1854 in NC, W, farmer, married 27 years; Samantha, wife, 47, born in Jan 1853 in NC, mother of 10 children with 8 still living; Claudus, son, 22, born in Mar 1878 in NC; Luminie, dau, 19, born in Jul 1880 in NC; Banner C., son, 15, born in Jan 1885 in NC; Vernia, dau, 13, born in Apr 1887 in NC; Lester, son, 9, born in Jul 1890 in NC. - 1900 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Franklin Segraves, 56, NC, farmer, married 38 years; Samantha, wife, 57, NC, mother of 10 with8 still living; Banner, son, 25, NC, widower; Lester, son, 19, NC, single. - 1910 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Frank C. Segraves, 65, NC, County Treasurer, married; Samantha, wife, 66, NC; Lester, son, 29, NC, teacher in public school; Lillie, dau-in-law, 29, NC, teacher in public school; Lillie Stuart, hired girl, 22, NC. - 1920 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Columbus Franklin died of accidental drowning in a flood at age 73. - 19 Apr 1927 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1927 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S644] Ashe County: A History.

    2. [S417] The Reverend William Segraves and His Descendants , Savannah Segraves Day, (Blacksburg, VA, 1989).

    3. [S15] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

    5. [S419] Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1868 , Brent H. Holcomb, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983).