The Seagraves Family

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John Henry Seagraves

Male 1876 - 1938  (62 years)


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  • Name John Henry 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 16 Sep 1876  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John Henry was probably born in Macon County, TN.
    Gender Male 
    Race 16 Sep 1876 
    White 
    1880 census 1880  Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as John H. Seagraves, 4, born in TN, W, both parents born in TN, son of Geo T. and Mary J. Seagraves. 
    Marriage #1 About 1899  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John married a Dollie LNU, from Indiana, possibly Davidson County, Tennessee. 
    1910 census 1910  Nashville, Ward #3, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Henry J. Segraves, 31, born in TN, both parents born in TN, married 11 years, hardwood finisher, son of Mary Segraves, 53, born in TN, both parents born in KY, widow, mother of 7 children all still living, tailoress in clothing store; Dollie, wife, 34, born in IN, both parents born in IN, married 11 years, mother of 1 child 0 still living; George Segraves, brother, 19, born in TN, both parents born in TN, no occupation; Charles Segraves, brother, 16, born in KY, both parents born in TN, assistant property-man at theater; Nellie, sister, 11, born in TN, both parents born in TN, single, no occupation; John L. Fletcher, boarder, 33, born in TN, both parents born in TN, single, switchman for railroad. 
    Child born 4 Jul 1913  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    first named child born: Robert Henry Seagraves.  
    Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War I draft registration for John Henry Seagraves: address- 2nd St. & North Railroad, Clarksville, Tennessee; age- 41; date of birth- September 16, 1876; present occupation- furniture maker; employer- Garmin Bros.; place of business- 129 Third, Clarksville, Tennessee; description- tall, medium build, eye color- unreadable; hair color- dark. 
    1920 census 1920  Clarksville, Ward #6, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Henry Seagraves, 40, born in TN, both parents born in TN, married, aghaltes [?] in own shop; Dollie, wife, 40, born in TN, both parents born in TN, married; Robert, son, 5, born in TN, both parents born in TN. 
    1930 census 1930  Nashville, Ward #18, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Henry Seagraves, unknown age, born in TN, both parents born in TN, married, cabinet b. in wood shop; Dollie, wife, 54, born in IN, both parents born in TN, married; Robert, son, 16, born in TN, both parents born in TN, single, western union telegraph company. 
    Death notices 17 Dec 1938  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Henry died "suddenly" at age 62. He was recorded at his death as a married white male furniture refinisher and buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville; however, that burial is not listed on Findagrave.com.  
    Died 17 Dec 1938  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was recorded at his death as a married white male furniture refinisher and buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville; however, his burial is not listed there on Findagrave.com.
    Person ID I1811  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2016 

    Father George T. Seagraves,   b. 28 Sep 1853, Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1900, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Isabell Gaulden,   b. 19 Apr 1857, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1931, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1875  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dollie LNU,   b. Abt 1880, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1899 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Henry Seagraves, Sr.,   b. 4 Jul 1913, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1967  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1876 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as John H. Seagraves, 4, born in TN, W, both parents born in TN, son of Geo T. and Mary J. Seagraves. - 1880 - Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - John married a Dollie LNU, from Indiana, possibly Davidson County, Tennessee. - About 1899 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Henry J. Segraves, 31, born in TN, both parents born in TN, married 11 years, hardwood finisher, son of Mary Segraves, 53, born in TN, both parents born in KY, widow, mother of 7 children all still living, tailoress in clothing store; Dollie, wife, 34, born in IN, both parents born in IN, married 11 years, mother of 1 child 0 still living; George Segraves, brother, 19, born in TN, both parents born in TN, no occupation; Charles Segraves, brother, 16, born in KY, both parents born in TN, assistant property-man at theater; Nellie, sister, 11, born in TN, both parents born in TN, single, no occupation; John L. Fletcher, boarder, 33, born in TN, both parents born in TN, single, switchman for railroad. - 1910 - Nashville, Ward #3, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - first named child born: Robert Henry Seagraves. - 4 Jul 1913 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - World War I draft registration for John Henry Seagraves: address- 2nd St. & North Railroad, Clarksville, Tennessee; age- 41; date of birth- September 16, 1876; present occupation- furniture maker; employer- Garmin Bros.; place of business- 129 Third, Clarksville, Tennessee; description- tall, medium build, eye color- unreadable; hair color- dark. - 12 Sep 1918 - Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Henry Seagraves, unknown age, born in TN, both parents born in TN, married, cabinet b. in wood shop; Dollie, wife, 54, born in IN, both parents born in TN, married; Robert, son, 16, born in TN, both parents born in TN, single, western union telegraph company. - 1930 - Nashville, Ward #18, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - John Henry died "suddenly" at age 62. He was recorded at his death as a married white male furniture refinisher and buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville; however, that burial is not listed on Findagrave.com. - 17 Dec 1938 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1938 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Tennessee Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, (Ancestry.com).