The Seagraves Family

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Gilbert Henry Seagrave

Male 1834 -


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  • Name Gilbert Henry Seagrave  [1
    • The surname presented for this person as with each other in this study is based on the dominant spelling found in the various records researched, but primarily on the name carved on the person's gravestone. EXCEPT for the common variations of the Seagraves family name of which there are over 20, such as Segraves, Seagreaves, Seagroves, etc. For clarity and ease of analysis all those variations have been given the Seagraves name. Certain variations are used so consistently within a family that they have been retained in this analysis, specifically, SAGRAVES and SEAGRAVE. The Seagraves version is the most common found (about 39%) of all on the 1940 census. A discussion of the name spelling variations can be found on the Home Page of this website.
    • "Forwarding Clerk, they have resided in Brewster, NY for several years past." [1]
    Born 23 Apr 1834  Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    1850 census 1850  Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert H. Seagrave [indexed as Seagren], 16, MA, W, shoemaker, residing with Daniel & Mehitable Morse. 
    State Census 1855  Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert Seagraves, 21, MA, shoemaker, son of Saul & Mary Seagraves. 
    Military Service 24 Sep 1862  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gilbert H. Seagrave, age 28, enlisted in Company C, 43rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a Private. He mustered out on 30 Jul 1863 at Readville, Suffolk County, MA. 
    1870 census 1870  Southeast, Putnam County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert Seagrave, 38, NY, W, agent for mining co., married; Laura, wife, 55, NY; Obed Townsend, 38, NY, farm laborer; Edmund Townsend, 24, NY, works in mill; Julia Townsend, 19, NY. 
    1880 census 1880  Brewster, Putnam County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert Segraves, 48, MA, W, working in milk factory, married; Laura A., wife, 67, NY; Anna McDonald, 17, NY, servant. 
    1900 census 1900  Southeast, Putnam County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert Seagrave, 68, born in Apr 1832 in MA, W, farm in conderidy (?), married 19 years; Lucy, wife, 67, born in Jun 1832 in CT, both parents born in NY, married 19 years; Henrieta Deforest, sister-in-law, 53, born in Sep 1842 in NY, single. 
    1920 census 1920  Patterson, Putnam County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert H. Seagraves, 86, MA, married, boarder with Zebulon & Jessie Davis with Jennie A. Seagraves, 68, NY, listed as mother-in-law. 
    Person ID I4759  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father Saul Scott Seagrave,   b. 3 Mar 1810, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1898, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Almira Tyler,   b. 30 Jan 1811, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1901, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 2 Apr 1833  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura A. Townsend,   b. Est 1837,   d. 19 Jun 1880, Brewster, Putnam County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1865  [1
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F1558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1834 - Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 census - recorded as Gilbert H. Seagrave [indexed as Seagren], 16, MA, W, shoemaker, residing with Daniel & Mehitable Morse. - 1850 - Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsState Census - recorded as Gilbert Seagraves, 21, MA, shoemaker, son of Saul & Mary Seagraves. - 1855 - Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Gilbert H. Seagrave, age 28, enlisted in Company C, 43rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a Private. He mustered out on 30 Jul 1863 at Readville, Suffolk County, MA. - 24 Sep 1862 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - recorded as Gilbert Seagrave, 38, NY, W, agent for mining co., married; Laura, wife, 55, NY; Obed Townsend, 38, NY, farm laborer; Edmund Townsend, 24, NY, works in mill; Julia Townsend, 19, NY. - 1870 - Southeast, Putnam County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as Gilbert Segraves, 48, MA, W, working in milk factory, married; Laura A., wife, 67, NY; Anna McDonald, 17, NY, servant. - 1880 - Brewster, Putnam County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Gilbert Seagrave, 68, born in Apr 1832 in MA, W, farm in conderidy (?), married 19 years; Lucy, wife, 67, born in Jun 1832 in CT, both parents born in NY, married 19 years; Henrieta Deforest, sister-in-law, 53, born in Sep 1842 in NY, single. - 1900 - Southeast, Putnam County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Gilbert H. Seagraves, 86, MA, married, boarder with Zebulon & Jessie Davis with Jennie A. Seagraves, 68, NY, listed as mother-in-law. - 1920 - Patterson, Putnam County, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Genealogy of the Seagrave Family with Supplement, Daniel Seagrave, (Tyler & Seagrave, Worcester, MA 1881).

    2. [S571] Massachusetts Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S724] U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, (Ancestry.com).