The Seagraves Family

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Goodman Seagraves

Male 1829 - 1904  (75 years)


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  • Name Goodman Seagraves  [1
    • The primary research on Goodman and other children of William Segraves was done by Wanda Sanders Lubin and published in her booklet "Descendants of William Seagraves and Rebecca Edwards of Wake County, North Carolina and Rutherford County, Tennessee/ Goodman Seagraves and Margaret Ellen Sisson of Lafayette County, Mississippi and Polk County, Arkansas" in 1983.
      In that booklet she recounts:
      "There is an interesting story that has been told to me that has passed down in our family. It seems at the end of the Civil War, Goodman rode up to his home in Rutherford County, Tennessee. There through the kitchen window he saw his wife, Narcissa, feeding a small baby with another man sitting at the table. Apparently she had been told that Goodman had died in the War and she remarried. Goodman, we are told, just got on his horse and rode away."
      I have not found a record of Narcissa getting married in Tennessee in the early 1860s, so the story may not have been completely true. However, Goodman is next found in Lafayette County, Mississippi.
    • 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 4 Jun 1829  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Marriage #1 23 Dec 1844  Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Goodman married Narcissa Ellen Turner. 
    Child born About 1847 
    first named child born: a daughter, May Seagraves probably in Rutherford County, Tennessee. 
    1850 census 1850  Millersburgh District, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Goodmon Segroves, 21, chairmaker, born in NC; Norcisse Segroves, 21, born in NC; May Segroves, 3, born in TN; Allen C. Segroves, 1/12, born in TN. 
    Child born Jun 1850 
    second named child born: a son, Allen C. Seagraves probably in Rutherford County, Tennessee. 
    Child born About 1854 
    third named child born: John H. Seagraves probably in Rutherford County, Tennessee. 
    Child born 22 Jul 1857  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fourth named child born: William Houston Seagraves. 
    Child born Dec 1859 
    fifth named child born: James Robert Seagraves probably in Rutherford County, Tennessee. 
    1860 census 1860  Millersburgh, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as G. Segraves, 28, farmer, born in NC; Narcissa Segraves, 27, born in NC; Ma Segraves, female, 19, born in NC; H. C. Segraves, female, 10, born in NC; J. H. Segraves, male, 4, born in NC; W. H. Segraves, male, 3, born in NC; J. R. Segraves, male, 2/12, born in NC. 
    Military Service 9 Feb 1863  Beech Grove, Coffee County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the 4th Union Cavalry Regiment was organized at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee on 26 May 1862 and Goodman mustered in for a three year enlistment on February 9, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee under the command of Colonel R. M. Edwards. Four companies were organized in Louisville, Kentucky December 1862 through January 1863. Goodman was listed as a private in Company E. His exact service dates are not known, but the primary source states that Goodman joined Company E of the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment at Beech Grove, which is in Coffee County, Tennessee and took his oath on 8 Oct 1862. His enlistment record described him as "5 feet 8 inches with a light complexion, brown hair and blue eyes." 
    Marriage #2 3 Mar 1867  Lafayette County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Goodman married 2nd Margaret Ellen Sisson. 
    Child born 6 Dec 1867 
    sixth named child born: Cincinnatia "Annie" Elizabeth Seagraves probably in Mississippi. 
    Child born 16 Feb 1877  Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    seventh named child born: Indiana "Indie" Maria Wilmina Seagraves.  
    Child born 29 Dec 1878  Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    eighth named child born: Sarah Essiedell "Essie" Seagraves.  
    1870 census 1870-1880  Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Goodman and Margaret are not found on the 1870 or 1880 censuses; however, Margaret's sister, Caroline Sisson married a Seaborn Philpot and they are on the 1880 census in Polk Co., Arkansas. Presumably Goodman and Margaret were in the same area, just not recorded. 
    Child born 19 Jan 1881  Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ninth named child born; Lucy Seba J. Seagraves.  
    Child born 10 Mar 1883  Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tenth named child born: John Sisson Seagraves. 
    Property Event 8 Jun 1896  Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Goodman Seagrove was issued a Homestead Entry Original land patent for 160.35 acres in Township 2S, Range 28W, Section 2, Polk Co., Arkansas under document #7979. 
    1900 census 1900  Mountain, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Goodman Segraves, 70, farmer, born in Jun 1829 in NC, father born in ?can?t tell?, mother born in VA, married 32 years; Margaret E. Segraves, wife, 66, born in Jun 1833 in AL, father born in GA, mother born in AL, married 33 years; Lucy S. Segraves, daughter, 19, born in Jan 1881 in AR, father born in NC, mother born in AL, single; John S. Segraves, son, born in Mar 1883 in AR, father born in NC, mother born in AL, single. 
    Death notices 6 Jul 1904  Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Goodman died at age 75. 
    Died 6 Jul 1904  Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Cherry Hill Cemetery, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I776  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father William Seagraves,   b. Abt 1785, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Early 1835, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rebecca Edwards 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Jan 1812  Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Narcissa Ellen Turner,   b. Feb 1827, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Dec 1844  Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Seagraves,   b. Abt 1847, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Allen C. Seagraves,   b. Jun 1850, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. John H. Seagraves,   b. Abt 1854, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. James Robert Seagraves,   b. Dec 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Ellen Sisson,   b. 19 Jun 1843, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1913, Oden, Montgomery County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1867  Lafayette County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Oscar Goodman Seagraves,   b. 23 Dec 1871, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1873, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Cincinnatia Elizabeth Seagraves,   b. 6 Dec 1867, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1914, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
     3. Indiana Maria Wilmina Seagraves,   b. 16 Feb 1877, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1932, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
     4. Sarah Essiedell Seagraves,   b. 29 Dec 1878, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1964, Tarrant County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     5. Lucy Seba Jones Seagraves,   b. 19 Jan 1881, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1970, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
    +6. John Sisson Seagraves,   b. 10 Mar 1883, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1965, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +7. William Houston Seagraves,   b. 22 Jul 1857, Bedford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1936, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +8. James Robert Seagraves,   b. Dec 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F1135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1829 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - Goodman married Narcissa Ellen Turner. - 23 Dec 1844 - Wake County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1844 - Wake County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 census - recorded as Goodmon Segroves, 21, chairmaker, born in NC; Norcisse Segroves, 21, born in NC; May Segroves, 3, born in TN; Allen C. Segroves, 1/12, born in TN. - 1850 - Millersburgh District, Rutherford County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - fourth named child born: William Houston Seagraves. - 22 Jul 1857 - Rutherford County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 census - recorded as G. Segraves, 28, farmer, born in NC; Narcissa Segraves, 27, born in NC; Ma Segraves, female, 19, born in NC; H. C. Segraves, female, 10, born in NC; J. H. Segraves, male, 4, born in NC; W. H. Segraves, male, 3, born in NC; J. R. Segraves, male, 2/12, born in NC. - 1860 - Millersburgh, Rutherford County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - the 4th Union Cavalry Regiment was organized at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee on 26 May 1862 and Goodman mustered in for a three year enlistment on February 9, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee under the command of Colonel R. M. Edwards. Four companies were organized in Louisville, Kentucky December 1862 through January 1863. Goodman was listed as a private in Company E. His exact service dates are not known, but the primary source states that Goodman joined Company E of the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment at Beech Grove, which is in Coffee County, Tennessee and took his oath on 8 Oct 1862. His enlistment record described him as "5 feet 8 inches with a light complexion, brown hair and blue eyes." - 9 Feb 1863 - Beech Grove, Coffee County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #2 - Goodman married 2nd Margaret Ellen Sisson. - 3 Mar 1867 - Lafayette County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1867 - Lafayette County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - seventh named child born: Indiana "Indie" Maria Wilmina Seagraves. - 16 Feb 1877 - Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - eighth named child born: Sarah Essiedell "Essie" Seagraves. - 29 Dec 1878 - Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - Goodman and Margaret are not found on the 1870 or 1880 censuses; however, Margaret's sister, Caroline Sisson married a Seaborn Philpot and they are on the 1880 census in Polk Co., Arkansas. Presumably Goodman and Margaret were in the same area, just not recorded. - 1870-1880 - Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - ninth named child born; Lucy Seba J. Seagraves. - 19 Jan 1881 - Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - tenth named child born: John Sisson Seagraves. - 10 Mar 1883 - Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Goodman Seagrove was issued a Homestead Entry Original land patent for 160.35 acres in Township 2S, Range 28W, Section 2, Polk Co., Arkansas under document #7979. - 8 Jun 1896 - Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Goodman Segraves, 70, farmer, born in Jun 1829 in NC, father born in ?can?t tell?, mother born in VA, married 32 years; Margaret E. Segraves, wife, 66, born in Jun 1833 in AL, father born in GA, mother born in AL, married 33 years; Lucy S. Segraves, daughter, 19, born in Jan 1881 in AR, father born in NC, mother born in AL, single; John S. Segraves, son, born in Mar 1883 in AR, father born in NC, mother born in AL, single. - 1900 - Mountain, Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Goodman died at age 75. - 6 Jul 1904 - Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 1904 - Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cherry Hill Cemetery, Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S244] Descendants of William and Rebecca (Edwards) Seagraves , Wanda Lubin, Omaha, 1983.

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