The Seagraves Family

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William Robert Seagraves

Male 1874 - 1940  (66 years)


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  • Name William Robert Seagraves  [1
    • 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 5 Feb 1874  Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    1880 census 1880  Giles County, District #15, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as William R. Seagraves, 7, TN, W, son of Mack & Martha J. Seagraves. 
    1900 census 1900  Maury County, District #7, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Robert Seagraves, 27, born in Feb 1893 in TN, W, farmer, married 3 years; Bobbie M., wife, 22, born in Jun 1878 in TN, married 3 years, mother of 1 child with 1 still living; Audrey B., dau, 1, born in Aug 1898 in TN. 
    1910 census 1910  Maury County, District #6, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as William R. Segraves, 37, TN, farmer, residing on Bigbyville Pike, married 13 years; Bobbie M., wife, 32, TN, married 13 years, mother of 3 children with 3 still living; Audrey, dau, 11, TN; Manuel H., son, 8, TN; Edwin D., son, 6, TN.  
    1920 census 1920  Maury County, District #6, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Bob W. Shigraves, 47, TN, residing on Neeley Road, farmer, married; Bobbie M., wife, 41, TN; Manuel H., son, 18, TN, farmer; Edwin D., son, 16, TN, farmer. 
    1930 census 1930  Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as W. Robert Seagraves, 56, TN, residing at 1419 Highland Ave., salesman in wholesale feed store, 25 at 1st marriage; Bobbie, wife, 51, TN, 19 at 1st marriage; Kathleen Dever, niece, 25, TN, seamer in hosiery mill. 
    1940 census 1940  Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as William Seagraves, 66, TN; Bobby, wife, 61, TN. 
    Died 10 Dec 1940  Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I5676  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 

    Father Maxwell Lewis Seagraves,   b. 12 Mar 1843, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1907, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Marha Jane Pullen,   b. 12 Dec 1840,   d. 14 Jul 1908, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1865  Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roberta Mae Matthews,   b. 1 Jun 1878, Southport, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1957, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1897  Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Audrey Brooke Seagraves,   b. 19 Aug 1898, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1980  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Manuel Harlan Seagraves,   b. 26 Jun 1901, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1964, Pocahontas County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +3. Edwin Desmond Seagraves,   b. 8 Sep 1903, Southport, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1996  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 
    Family ID F1943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1874 - Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as William R. Seagraves, 7, TN, W, son of Mack & Martha J. Seagraves. - 1880 - Giles County, District #15, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Aug 1897 - Maury County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Robert Seagraves, 27, born in Feb 1893 in TN, W, farmer, married 3 years; Bobbie M., wife, 22, born in Jun 1878 in TN, married 3 years, mother of 1 child with 1 still living; Audrey B., dau, 1, born in Aug 1898 in TN. - 1900 - Maury County, District #7, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as William R. Segraves, 37, TN, farmer, residing on Bigbyville Pike, married 13 years; Bobbie M., wife, 32, TN, married 13 years, mother of 3 children with 3 still living; Audrey, dau, 11, TN; Manuel H., son, 8, TN; Edwin D., son, 6, TN. - 1910 - Maury County, District #6, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Bob W. Shigraves, 47, TN, residing on Neeley Road, farmer, married; Bobbie M., wife, 41, TN; Manuel H., son, 18, TN, farmer; Edwin D., son, 16, TN, farmer. - 1920 - Maury County, District #6, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as W. Robert Seagraves, 56, TN, residing at 1419 Highland Ave., salesman in wholesale feed store, 25 at 1st marriage; Bobbie, wife, 51, TN, 19 at 1st marriage; Kathleen Dever, niece, 25, TN, seamer in hosiery mill. - 1930 - Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as William Seagraves, 66, TN; Bobby, wife, 61, TN. - 1940 - Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1940 - Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S886] Maury County, Tennessee, (Maury County Historical Society, 1998).

    2. [S1108] Personal History of Edwin Keith Seagraves.

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

    4. [S932] Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaire, Vol II, G. W. Dyer & J. T. Moore, (Southern Historical Press, 1985).

    5. [S60] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, (Ancestry.com).