The Seagraves Family

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Samuel Seagraves

Male Abt 1743 - Bef 1817  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Samuel 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 Abt 1743 
    • Samuel Seagraves was born, possibly to William, Sr. & Sarah Segraves probably in Isle of Wight County, Virginia or in Northampton County, North Carolina. With no other information to base it on his birth year has been placed at at 1743, one year older than his possible brother, Jacob. Sharon Tabor of Allen County, Kentucky has researched Samuel as part of her ancestry and was of the opinion that Samuel may have come out of the Seagraves clan in New Jersey. Indeed, there was a Samuel Seagrave, born about 1740 in New Jersey to a William, Jr. According to "The History of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties, New Jersey", this Samuel was a Justice in Salem County in 1806, was a Constable on the Civil List of Mannington, Salem County in 1828-29 and was on a list of voters in Pilesgrove, Salem County in November 1846. I do not believe that the New Jersey Samuel was in Botetourt County, Virginia from 1783 to 1804, then in Warren County, Kentucky in 1805 and 1810. Another possible source for Samuel was the William who apparently married an Ann Sincoe in Middlesex County Virginia in 1715.
    Gender Male 
    Property Event 1783  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Samuel Seagraves is listed as a "Member of Capt. Neely's Company with 2 horses, 8 cattle, 0 slaves & 0 tithables in Botetourt County, Virginia" "people in that company generally resided above and east of Peter's Creek."  
    Tax List 1784  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Samuel Seagraves is on the Botetourt County, Virginia Tax List with 1 free white. (He is not on the 1782 tax list) 
    Daughter Marriage 14 Aug 1792  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Samuel Seagraves was a witness to the marriage of Elizabeth Seagraves and Joseph Adams in Botetourt County, Virginia.  
    Property Event 30 Apr 1795  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Samuel Seagraves received a grant of 400 acres on Roanoke Creek in Botetourt Co., Virginia adjoining the land of Nathaniel and Peter Evance.  
    Tax List 1800  Botetourt County, Upper District, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Samuel Seagraves on the Upper District, Botetourt County, Virginia Tax List with 2 white males over 21 and 5 horses.  
    Property Event May 1800  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Samuel Seagraves is mentioned as owning land that adjoins a piece granted to Daniel McNeal.  
    Property Event 1804  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Samuel Seagraves and his wife, Mary, sold 400 acres of land in Botetourt County, Virginia on the Roanoke River.  
    Tax List 1808  Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Segraves appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List. 
    Tax List 1809  Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Samuel Segrove appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List. 
    1810 census 1810  Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Samuel Segraves with:
    1 male 0-9; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 26-44; 1 male 45 & up
    4 females 0-9; 2 females 26-44; 1 female 45 & up
     
    Tax List 1810  Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sam'l Segraves appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List. With 280 acres of 3rd rate land on Bays Fork Creek, with 1 white male over 21 and 7 horses 
    Tax List 1812  Warren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Samuel Segraves appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List with 280 acres of 3rd rate land on Bays Fork Creek, with 1 white male over 21 and 7 horses 
    Comment 1815  Allen County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Allen County had been formed from parts of Warren County in 1815 
    Died Bef April 1817  Allen County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • A 19 Apr 1817 Abstract of a land entry quotes a part of the "will of Samuel Segraves, deceased"
    Will Proved or Recorded 19 Apr 1817  Allen County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Abstract of a land entry quoting a part of the will of Samuel Segraves of Allen County, Kentucky. See Note. 
    • "Between Thomas Gatton, Administrator of the will of Samuel Segraves, deceased"and Drury Burton, Sr. of the county of Allen and state of Kentucky" said Samuel Segraves dec'd by his last will and testament "did devise to his son Thomas Segraves 75 acres...condition that if son Thomas should depart this life without lawful heirs...the land should be sold at public auction...proceeds...equally divided among all his daughters...said Drury Burton was the highest bidder for $160" Signed Thomas Gatton, admir.,"
    Person ID I646  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 24 May 2016 

    Father William Segrave, Sr.,   b. possibly Abt 1702, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. possibly late 1760s, Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah LNU 
    Married Bef 1730 
    • Sarah is named as William's wife in a land sale dated 17 Oct 1766 in Northampton County, North Carolina. They might have been married before 1730, possibly in Isle of Wight Co., VA.
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary LNU 
    Married Bef 1770  [9
    • That is based on Mary being named in the 1804 sale of 400 acres in Botetourt Co., VA and the estimated birth year of his son, Jonathan about 1770. The only known source for the children of Samuel are notes from Sharon Tabor except that there are recorded marriages for a John Seagraves and Polly Burch and a Rhoda Seagraves and William Brown in 1808 and 1805, respectively, in Warren Co., Kentucky, but nothing except Sharon's interpretation of deeds in the Allen Co. [formed in 1815 from part of Warren Co.], Kentucky courthouse "provide hints" [her words] that Samuel had the children named. Only the Thomas mentioned in one deed as the deceased son of Samuel is considered likely enough to include. The Mary married in Botetourt Co., VA in 1792 is also a very likely a child of Samuel.
    • Samuel & Mary probably married in Virginia.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Seagraves,   b. Abt 1771  [Birth]
     2. Mary Seagraves,   b. Abt 1772  [Birth]
     3. Thomas Seagraves,   b. Abt 1782, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1814, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [Birth]
     4. Sally Seagraves,   b. Abt 1780  [Birth]
     5. Rhoda Seagraves,   b. Abt 1785  [Birth]
     6. Rebecca Seagraves,   b. Abt 1790  [Birth]
     7. Jonathan Seagraves,   b. Abt 1790, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. William Seagraves,   b. Abt 1806  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Samuel Seagraves is listed as a "Member of Capt. Neely's Company with 2 horses, 8 cattle, 0 slaves & 0 tithables in Botetourt County, Virginia" "people in that company generally resided above and east of Peter's Creek." - 1783 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Samuel Seagraves is on the Botetourt County, Virginia Tax List with 1 free white. (He is not on the 1782 tax list) - 1784 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDaughter Marriage - Samuel Seagraves was a witness to the marriage of Elizabeth Seagraves and Joseph Adams in Botetourt County, Virginia. - 14 Aug 1792 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Samuel Seagraves received a grant of 400 acres on Roanoke Creek in Botetourt Co., Virginia adjoining the land of Nathaniel and Peter Evance. - 30 Apr 1795 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Samuel Seagraves on the Upper District, Botetourt County, Virginia Tax List with 2 white males over 21 and 5 horses. - 1800 - Botetourt County, Upper District, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Samuel Seagraves is mentioned as owning land that adjoins a piece granted to Daniel McNeal. - May 1800 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Samuel Seagraves and his wife, Mary, sold 400 acres of land in Botetourt County, Virginia on the Roanoke River. - 1804 - Botetourt County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Samuel Segraves appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List. - 1808 - Warren County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Samuel Segrove appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List. - 1809 - Warren County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1810 census - recorded as Samuel Segraves with: 1 male 0-9; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 26-44; 1 male 45 & up 4 females 0-9; 2 females 26-44; 1 female 45 & up - 1810 - Warren County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Sam'l Segraves appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List. With 280 acres of 3rd rate land on Bays Fork Creek, with 1 white male over 21 and 7 horses - 1810 - Warren County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Samuel Segraves appears on the Warren County, Kentucky Tax List with 280 acres of 3rd rate land on Bays Fork Creek, with 1 white male over 21 and 7 horses - 1812 - Warren County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsComment - Allen County had been formed from parts of Warren County in 1815 - 1815 - Allen County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef April 1817 - Allen County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Proved or Recorded - Abstract of a land entry quoting a part of the will of Samuel Segraves of Allen County, Kentucky. See Note. - 19 Apr 1817 - Allen County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Kegley's Virginia Frontier pp. 536, 549, 551, Frederick Bittle Kegley, (The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, 1938).

    2. [S161] Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787.

    3. [S162] Kentucky Ancestors Vol 17 #3 Jan 1982, p. 145.

    4. [S163] Virginia Genealogist, The, Vol 10, #1, page 5.

    5. [S164] From a Deed in Virginia Archives.

    6. [S167] Warren County, Kentucky Index of Taxpayers, 1797-1810.

    7. [S166] Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, William Thorndale & William Dollarhide, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987).

    8. [S165] Allen County, Kentucky Deed Book B, 1818-1819 Abstracts, page 158 copied by Sharon Tabor, 2002.

    9. [S157] From notes provided by Sharon Tabor of Allen County, Kentucky.