The Seagraves Family

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Vincent Seagraves, Jr.

Male 1840 - 1924  (83 years)


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  • Name Vincent Seagraves 
    • Vincent's Findagrave.com entry and the 1860 census give his name as Vincent C., but his actual gravestone and other sources do not. The 1910 census records a middle initial that appears to read "T." Since the earliest recordings of his surname are "Graves", it is likely that the scribe was hearing Segraves but thinking that the Se part was a middle initial. It is possible that his father, who is frequently shown as born in South Carolina, may in fact have been a Graves with a middle initial "C." and as actual Segraves and Seagraves moved into Arkansas from Tennessee, their family began to adopt that spelling, dropping the initial. The records are not clear enough on that point, but do not support using a middle initial for either man. [1, 2]
    • 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.
    Suffix Jr.  
    Born 26 Feb 1840  Biggers, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    1850 census 1850  Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vincen Graves, 11, AR, son of Vincent & Lavina Graves. 
    1860 census 1860  Columbia, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vincent C. Graves, 22, AR, son of Vincent C. & Jemima Graves. 
    Enlistment 1861  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Vincin C. Graves enlisted as a private in the 1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers. 
    • "In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate service, and the following year joined Company A of the Twenty-fifth Arkansas Infantry and was an active worker for the Southern cause until the close of the war, holding the rank of Lieutenant and taking part in the engagements of Murfreesboro, Richmond KY, and was with Price on his raid through Missouri and Kansas, but he was never wounded or taken prisoner." [4]
    Marriage #1 3 Aug 1865  Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Vincent Graves, age 35, married Harriet C. Waddle, age 19. 
    1880 census 1880  Columbia, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vincent Segraves [indexed as Segrams], 41, AR, W, farmer, married; Harriet C., wife, 35, AR; Rufus, son, 13, AR; Francis B., dau, 12, AR; William J., son, 10, AR; Emanuel W., son, 6, AR; John H. V., son, 4, AR; Dida A., dau, 1, AR. 
    1900 census 1900  Eleven Points, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vincent Segraves, 61, born in Feb 1839 in AR, W, father born in SC, mother born in TN, farmer, married 34 years; Harriett, wife, 54, born in Oct 1845 in AR, both parents born in TN; John H., son, 23, born in Dec 1876 in AR, farm laborer; Mary E., dau, 18, born in Jan 1882 in AR; Sarah E., dau, 16, born in Feb 1884 in AR; Soula W., son, 13, born in Sep 1886 in AR; Willis M., grandson, 8, born in Jan 1891 in AR; Burley, grandson, 7, born in Mar 1893 in AR; Dailey, grandson, 1, born in Aug 1898 in AR.  
    1910 census 1910  Eleven Points, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vincent T. Segraves, 71, AR, father born in SC, mother born in TN, farmer, married; Harett, wife, 63, AR, father born in TN, mother born in AR; Daily, son, 11, AR; Mont, grandson, 9, AR; John H., son, 34, AR.  
    1920 census 1920  Eleven Points, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vincent Segraves, 80, AR, father born in SC, mother born in TN, farmer, married; Caroline, wife, 72, AR; John, son, 42, AR. 
    Death notices 26 Jan 1924  Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vincent Segraves died at age 83.  
    Died 26 Jan 1924  Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • "Vincent Segraves is a successful merchant of the county...Vincent was the seventh of the family and received his early education in Randolph County. He remained on his father's farm until 25 years of age, then commenced to farm for himself; but his labors in this direction were interrupted by the war...He has since been engaged in farming, and in connection has followed merchandising since 1886, at which time he formed a partnership with W. E. Hibbard, but at the end of nine months became associated with J. W. Witherford. He owns fertile lands to the amount of 120 acres and has 65 acres under cultivation...Mrs. Segraves is a member of the United Baptist Church. Mr. Segraves is a staunch Democrat in his political views." [4]
    Buried Hite Cemetery, Biggers, Randolph County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I795  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2016 

    Father Vincent Seagraves,   b. 24 Apr 1788, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1870, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Louvina Lacy,   b. 19 Nov 1816, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1879, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1836  [1
    • Vincent and Lucy were probably married in Lawrence County, Arkansas.
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriett Caroline Waddle,   b. 1 Oct 1844, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1927, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1865  Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Rufus Henson Seagraves,   b. 25 Jun 1866, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1935, Reyno, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     2. Frances Belle Seagraves,   b. Jan 1869, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age ~ 72 years)  [Birth]
     3. Isaac C. Seagraves,   b. 25 Mar 1870,   d. 25 Sep 1873  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Emanuel Warren Seagraves,   b. 5 May 1874, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1947, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. John H. V. Seagraves,   b. 6 Dec 1876, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1936, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Birth]
     6. Ditty Anne Seagraves,   b. 27 Jul 1878, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1958  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Sular Black Seagraves,   b. 23 Sep 1886, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1962, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1840 - Biggers, Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 census - recorded as Vincen Graves, 11, AR, son of Vincent & Lavina Graves. - 1850 - Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 census - recorded as Vincent C. Graves, 22, AR, son of Vincent C. & Jemima Graves. - 1860 - Columbia, Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Vincin C. Graves enlisted as a private in the 1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers. - 1861 - Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - Vincent Graves, age 35, married Harriet C. Waddle, age 19. - 3 Aug 1865 - Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Aug 1865 - Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as Vincent Segraves [indexed as Segrams], 41, AR, W, farmer, married; Harriet C., wife, 35, AR; Rufus, son, 13, AR; Francis B., dau, 12, AR; William J., son, 10, AR; Emanuel W., son, 6, AR; John H. V., son, 4, AR; Dida A., dau, 1, AR. - 1880 - Columbia, Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Vincent Segraves, 61, born in Feb 1839 in AR, W, father born in SC, mother born in TN, farmer, married 34 years; Harriett, wife, 54, born in Oct 1845 in AR, both parents born in TN; John H., son, 23, born in Dec 1876 in AR, farm laborer; Mary E., dau, 18, born in Jan 1882 in AR; Sarah E., dau, 16, born in Feb 1884 in AR; Soula W., son, 13, born in Sep 1886 in AR; Willis M., grandson, 8, born in Jan 1891 in AR; Burley, grandson, 7, born in Mar 1893 in AR; Dailey, grandson, 1, born in Aug 1898 in AR. - 1900 - Eleven Points, Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Vincent T. Segraves, 71, AR, father born in SC, mother born in TN, farmer, married; Harett, wife, 63, AR, father born in TN, mother born in AR; Daily, son, 11, AR; Mont, grandson, 9, AR; John H., son, 34, AR. - 1910 - Eleven Points, Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Vincent Segraves, 80, AR, father born in SC, mother born in TN, farmer, married; Caroline, wife, 72, AR; John, son, 42, AR. - 1920 - Eleven Points, Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Vincent Segraves died at age 83. - 26 Jan 1924 - Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1924 - Randolph County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hite Cemetery, Biggers, Randolph County, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] FindAGrave.com.

    2. [S814] 1860 census for Randolph County, Arkansas.

    3. [S246] Cemeteries and Burial Sites of Randolph County, Arkansas.

    4. [S35] Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, (Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1889).

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

    6. [S43] Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, (Ancestry.com).

    7. [S44] Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950, (Ancestry.com).