The Seagraves Family

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John Wesley Seagraves[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1878 - 1953  (74 years)


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  • Name John Wesley 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.
    Nickname Luther 
    Born 5 Nov 1878  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Draft Registration 13 Sep1918  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    registered for WW I draft as John Luther Wesley Seagraves born 5 November 1878, farmer and merchant. 
    Died 11 Sep 1953  Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Haysville Cemetery, Haysville, Macon County, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I335  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2016 

    Father William Henry Seagraves,   b. 24 Oct 1850, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1943  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah I. Gaulden,   b. Abt 1852, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1880, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1868  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Simmons,   b. 18 Nov 1884, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1959  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1900  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Sallie Edith Seagraves,   b. 15 Oct 1901, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1994, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
    +2. William Lewis Seagraves,   b. 30 Jan 1904, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1985, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Dortch Mae Seagraves,   b. 28 Sep 1906, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 2001, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Frederick Wesley Seagraves,   b. 22 Nov 1908, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1980, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Beatrice Catherine Seagraves,   b. 1 Mar 1910, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1983, Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     6. Marshall Mack Seagraves,   b. 12 Aug 1913, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2004, Red Boiling Springs, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Ray Wilson Seagraves,   b. 12 Dec 1915, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 2006, Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Birth]
     8. Maxie Dell Seagraves,   b. 6 Aug 1918, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 2011, Red Boiling Springs, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1878 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - registered for WW I draft as John Luther Wesley Seagraves born 5 November 1878, farmer and merchant. - 13 Sep1918 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jan 1900 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1953 - Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Haysville Cemetery, Haysville, Macon County, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [1880 CENSUS ] District #4, Macon County, Tennessee .
      recorded as John W. Seegraves, 1, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, son of Wm H. and Sarah I. Seegraves.

    2. [1900 CENSUS ] District #1, Macon County, Tennessee .
      recorded as Luther Segraves, 21, born in November 1878 in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, married, farm laborer, son and Mary, daughter-in-law, 15, born in May 1885 in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, of William H. and Amand F. Segraves.

    3. [1910 CENSUS ] District #1, Macon County, Tennessee .
      recorded as Luther Segraves, 31, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, married 10 years, retail dry goods merchant; Mary A., wife, 26, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, married 10 years, mother of 5 children all still living; Sallie, daughter, 8, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; William L., son, 6, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Dartch M., daughter, 4, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Fred W., son, 2, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Baby, daughter, 1/12, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee.

    4. [1920 CENSUS ] Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee .
      recorded as Ruther Seagraves, 38, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, married, salesman in grocery store; Mary, wife, 36, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, married; Sally, daughter, 18, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, single; Louis, son, 15, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, single; Ford, son, 12, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Peatrice, daughter, 10, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Marshell, son, 6, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Ray, son, 4 2/12, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee; Macie, son, 1 6/12, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee.

    5. [1930 CENSUS] District #1, Macon County, Tennessee .
      recorded as Luther Segraves, 50, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, married, 21 at 1st marriage, farmer; Mary, wife, 45, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, married, 17 at 1st marriage; Fred, son, 21, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, single; Marshell, son, 17, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, single; Ray, son, 14, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, Maxie, son, 11, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee.

    6. [1940 CENSUS ] Macon County, Tennessee .
      recorded as Luther Segraves, 61, born in Tennessee, resided in same house in 1935, farmer; Mary Segraves, wife, 57, born in Tennessee, resided in same house in 1935; Marshal Segraves, son, 24, born in Tennessee, single; Morie Segraves, son, 21, born in Tennessee, single.

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

    8. [S39] Parker-Gaulden-Seagraves Family Tree, Louanne Seagraves Love, (Ancestry.com).

    9. [S57] Tennessee Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, (Ancestry.com).

    10. [S69] Personal History of Ray Wilson Seagraves, Ray Wilson Seagraves.

    11. [S16] World War I Draft Card, (Ancestry.com).