The Seagraves Family

This is A Work in Progress Jim Seagraves and Louanne Seagraves Love are working on this. Contact us at louanne.love@yahoo.com or jfsea@hotmail.com

George Wiley Seagraves

Male 1873 - 1957  (83 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name George Wiley 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 11 Jun 1873  Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • There are conflicting dates for the birth of George Wiley Seagraves. The personal history of Kate Isabell Seagraves of Yadkin County, not a direct descendant, says he was born 11 June 1878. The "Cemeteries of Yadkin County, NC" by Carl C. Hoots, gives it as 11 June 1875 and "The Reverend William Segraves and His Descendants" by Savannah Segraves Day uses 1 June 1875. Findagrave.com shows him as George Wiley Segraves, born 11 June 1873 and died 8 May 1957, buried in the Swan Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina.
      They all agree about the month and the years are close, so we have used the Findagrave.com listing and dates. [1, 2, 3, 4]
    Gender Male 
    1900 census 1900  Deep Creek, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Wiley Seagraves, 19, born in Jun 1880 in NC, both parents born in NC, farmer, single, brother of Isaac L. Seagraves [indexed as Sengrandy], 33, born in Dec 1866 in NC, farmer, married 10 years; Julia A., wife of Isaac, 32, born in Jun 1868 in NC, mother of 2 children with both still living; Maggie J., dau of Isaac, 7 [indexed as 4], born in Dec 1892 in NC; John M., son of Isaac, 2, born in Mar 1898 in NC; Olive Cook, mother-in-law of Isaac, 51, born in Jun 1848 in NC, single; Harret Cook, aunt-in-law of Isaac, 57, born in Jul 1852 in NC, widowed.  
    1910 census 1910  Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Wiley Segraves, 32, NC, farmer, married 7 years; Minnie, wife, 29, NC, married 7 years, mother of 4 children with 4 still living; Pearl, dau, 6, NC; Alene, dau, 4, NC; Roy, son, 3, VA; Edgar, son, 1, NC. 
    1920 census 1920  New Castle, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Wiley Segraves, 42, NC, farmer,married; Minnie, wife, 39, NC; Arlene, dau, 14, NC, Atd. School; Roy, son, 12, NC, Atd. School; Ed, son, 10, NC, Atd. School; Herman, son, 8, NC, Atd. School; Spencer, son, 6, NC, Atd. School; Fanso, son, 5, NC; Hazel, dau, 10 mo., NC. 
    1930 census 1930  Maount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Wiley G. Seagraves, 52, NC, farmer, 23 at 1st marriage; Minnie L., wife, 47, NC, 20 at 1st marriage; Roy L., son, 22, NC, laborer in furniture factory; Hermon, son, 19, NC, laborer in furniture factory; Spencer, son, 17, NC, laborer in furniture factory; Phonzo, son, 15, NC; Hazel, dau, 11, NC; Calvin H., son, 6, NC. 
    1940 census 1940  Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Wiley Segraves, 65, NC, carpenter, married; Minnie, wife, 57, NC; Spencer, son, 27, NC, fireman; Calvin, son, 16, NC; Roy, son, 32, VA, carder at woolen mill; Thelma, dau-in-law, 26, NC; Patricia, granddau, 5, NC; Edward, grandson, 3, NC.  
    Died 8 May 1957  Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Buried Swan Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Person ID I2537  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2018 

    Family George Wiley Seagraves,   b. 11 Jun 1873, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1957, Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1903  Yadkinville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pearl Samantha Seagraves,   b. 19 Nov 1903, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Allene Venia Seagraves,   b. 3 Sep 1905, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Roy Lee Seagraves,   b. 30 Oct 1907, Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. Edgar Frank Seagraves,   b. 13 Apr 1909, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 2005, Wythe County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     5. Herman Samuel Seagraves,   b. 9 Feb 1911, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. William Spencer Seagraves,   b. 13 Jan 1913, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1944, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
     7. Wiley Fonze Seagraves,   b. 6 Dec 1914, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Clarence R. Seagraves,   b. 31 Jan 1917, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1919, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     9. Hazel Edith Seagraves,   b. 5 Mar 1919, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. Banner Seagraves,   b. 6 Jan 1922, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1922, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Calvin Coolidge Seagraves,   b. 24 Dec 1923, New Castle, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 2013, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1873 - Yadkin County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Wiley Seagraves, 19, born in Jun 1880 in NC, both parents born in NC, farmer, single, brother of Isaac L. Seagraves [indexed as Sengrandy], 33, born in Dec 1866 in NC, farmer, married 10 years; Julia A., wife of Isaac, 32, born in Jun 1868 in NC, mother of 2 children with both still living; Maggie J., dau of Isaac, 7 [indexed as 4], born in Dec 1892 in NC; John M., son of Isaac, 2, born in Mar 1898 in NC; Olive Cook, mother-in-law of Isaac, 51, born in Jun 1848 in NC, single; Harret Cook, aunt-in-law of Isaac, 57, born in Jul 1852 in NC, widowed. - 1900 - Deep Creek, Yadkin County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1903 - Yadkinville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Wiley Segraves, 32, NC, farmer, married 7 years; Minnie, wife, 29, NC, married 7 years, mother of 4 children with 4 still living; Pearl, dau, 6, NC; Alene, dau, 4, NC; Roy, son, 3, VA; Edgar, son, 1, NC. - 1910 - Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Wiley Segraves, 42, NC, farmer,married; Minnie, wife, 39, NC; Arlene, dau, 14, NC, Atd. School; Roy, son, 12, NC, Atd. School; Ed, son, 10, NC, Atd. School; Herman, son, 8, NC, Atd. School; Spencer, son, 6, NC, Atd. School; Fanso, son, 5, NC; Hazel, dau, 10 mo., NC. - 1920 - New Castle, Wilkes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Wiley G. Seagraves, 52, NC, farmer, 23 at 1st marriage; Minnie L., wife, 47, NC, 20 at 1st marriage; Roy L., son, 22, NC, laborer in furniture factory; Hermon, son, 19, NC, laborer in furniture factory; Spencer, son, 17, NC, laborer in furniture factory; Phonzo, son, 15, NC; Hazel, dau, 11, NC; Calvin H., son, 6, NC. - 1930 - Maount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Wiley Segraves, 65, NC, carpenter, married; Minnie, wife, 57, NC; Spencer, son, 27, NC, fireman; Calvin, son, 16, NC; Roy, son, 32, VA, carder at woolen mill; Thelma, dau-in-law, 26, NC; Patricia, granddau, 5, NC; Edward, grandson, 3, NC. - 1940 - Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 May 1957 - Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Swan Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

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

    3. [S418] Cemeteries of Yadkin County, North Carolina , Carl C. Hoots, (1985).

    4. [S822] Personal History of Kate Isbell Seagraves.

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