The Seagraves Family

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Gilbert Seagraves[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male Abt 1797 - 1887  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Gilbert Seagraves  [7
    • 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.
    • A possible middle name for Gilbert is Maxwell based on an entry on page 274 of "Macon County, Tennessee History and Families" by the Macon County, Tennessee Historical Society published in 2001 by the Turner Publishing Co., Paducah, KY. The entry was written by Dean Gregory about his grandfather, Tomas B. Gregory and grandmother, Leatha Ann Seagraves. In it he states: "My grandmother's grandparents were William Henry (Jake) Seagraves and Sally Gauldin Seagraves. Her grandfather, Gilbra Max Seagraves was paid $98 to clear the land where the courthouse now stands."
      That is the only existing record giving Gilbert's middle name and may explain why the name Maxwell carries down the family including his 5th child, Maxwell C. Seagraves and his grandson, Maxwell Lewis Seagraves, among others.
      The lack of other recordings of such a middle name make it too uncertain to make it part of the record. [7]
    Nickname Gilbra 
    Born Abt 1797  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Race Abt 1797 
    White 
    Marriage #1 Abt 1816  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbert married Sarah Wilson, possibly in Anson County, North Carolina. 
    • The John Henderson Seegraves article in "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas" by Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, 1889 states that Gilbert and Sarah were married in Ashe County, but, even though Gilbert eventually acquired land in Ashe County (about 1827), it is not likely that he was there in or about 1816. It is more likely that John remembered Ashe County being mentioned and assumed it had been the family home before he was born.
    Legal actions 13 May 1821  Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    A bastard child of Charlotte Hamilton born and Gilbert was named as the father by Charlotte in Wake County, North Carolina.  
    • The male child's name was not mentioned in the court record; however, later research suggests that it may have been William Jackson Seagraves.
      The court record reads: "The State and Lottie Hambleton vs. Gilbrey (Gelbra) Segraves WARRANT: to David Holland one of the constables of Sd County [Wake County, North Carolina] and to all other Lawful officers...whereas upon Examination of Lottie Hambleton Single woman this day before us appears She is delivered of Child which Child is a bastard and may become Chargeable to Sd County. Sd Lottie Hambleton hath confesd Gelbra Segraves did beget said Child and hath Charged him with same Therefore Command you to apprehend Sd Gilbra Segraves and bring him before us or any two Justices to Answer Sd Charge Given under our hands and seals 24 July 1821 Wm McCullens JP Jas Wood JP."
      On back of above document: "Defendant not to be found in the County of Wake, being a resident of Anson County. D. Holland Const. Capias to Anson County Feby Term 1822 to May Term 1822."
    Property Event 9 Aug 1827  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gilbert Segraves was granted [Grant #1539] 100 acres by the State of North Carolina in Ashe County for the sum of $10.00. 
    • I believe that Gilbert and his family had migrated from Anson County to Surry County in the early 1820's, after other members of his family living in Anson County had moved on to Georgia. After resettling in Surry Gilbert may have become aware of an opportunity to acquire land in Ashe County near Surry County and applied for a grant.
    Property Event 12 Dec 1829  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gilbreath Segraves paid to the North Carolina Treasury Office $10.00 "being in full of the purchase-money for 100 acres of Land by him entered in the County of Ashe..." 
    1830 census 1830  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert Seagreavs with males: 3@ 0-4 yrs, 5@5-9 yrs, 1 @10-14 yrs, and 1@30-39 yrs/
    females: 1@0-4 yrs, 1@5-9 yrs, 1@10-14 yrs, 1@20-29 yrs, and 1@30-39 yrs. 
    Property Event 7 Mar 1830  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    an Order was issued by Vincent Reid requiring a survey of Gilbert Seagraves' 100 acres of land according to Claim #5460. 
    Property Event 24 Sep 1830  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    A survey of 100 acres in Ashe County, North Carolina under Claim #5460 was witnessed by Curtis Segraves & Maris Baker filed with the State of North Carolina. 
    Tax List 1835  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbra Segraves is on a list of the Taxables in Surry County, North Carolina in the Hamptonville District with no acreage or land value shown. 
    Property Event 19 Mar 1835  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gilbert Segraves deeded 100 acres in Ashe County [presumably the same 100 acres he acquired in 1827] to Jonathan Law. This document states that Gilbert is "now of the County of Surry, State of North Carolina." 
    1840 census 1840  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carolina recorded as Gilbra Segraves with:
    1 male 5-9 yrs; 1 male 10-14 yrs;
    1 male 40-49 yrs;
    1 female 40-49 yrs
     
    Migration Abt 1840-1841  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gilbert is believed to have moved to Macon County, Tennessee. 
    Employment Mar 1842  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gilbra Segraves contracts with the Commissioners of the newly formed Macon County, Tennessee to cut and remove trees and underbrush from the land intended to become the Lafayette town square, for a fee of $98.  
    Employment Jun 1843  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbra Segraves reports to the Macon County Commissioners that the job of clearing the land for town square is completed.  
    Legal actions 22 Sep 1845  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gilbra Segraves provided a note to help settle a lawsuit between M&P Duffy vs. Joel M. Fowler.  
    Legal actions 31 Jan 1846  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gilbra Segraves "Stayed" [posted a bond in favor of the plaintiff] in a suit by Lewis Segraves against John Marsh.  
    Legal actions 1 Jun 1846  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gilbra Segraves "Stayed" [posted a bond in favor of the plaintiff] in a suit by Wm Cooper administrator of Dabney Cooper vs. Joe & Jesse Driver administrators of E. East. 
    1850 census 1850  Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbra Seegraves, 53, born in North Carolina, brick-mason with Sarah Seegraves, 64, born in North Carolina, and John Seegraves, 17, born in North Carolina, brick-mason. Value of real and personal property is $0. 
    Legal actions 29 Jan 1850  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Gilbra Segraves et al, are defendants in a suit by Stanford Mitchell in Macon County Chancery Court.  
    Legal actions 1851  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbra Segraves appointed guardian ad litem for grandchildren Ellen [actually Sarah Ella], James Maxwell [actually, Maxwell Lewis], and Amanda Segraves, in J. Short et al vs. E. Segraves to foreclose mortgage against land owned by Gilbert's deceased son, William. 
    Legal actions Feb 1854  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Gilbra Segraves et al are defendants in Injunction filed by James A. Brandon. 
    1860 census 1860  Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbra Segraves, 60, born in NC, brick-mason, with Sarah, 70, born in NC. Value of real estate is $0 and personal property is $100. 
    Legal actions 18 Aug 1860  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gilbrey Segraves was appointed guardian ad litem for minor Defendants Susannah, John R. and Moses J. Hendrixson, in Wm Ewing & wife vs. J.B. Brooks & others.  
    Activity Abt 1865  Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    According to an affidavit by Gilbert: "during the Civil War he was forced at times to hide among Union troops in the area of Lafayette, Tennessee to avoid being shot by Confederate sympathizers angry at his staunch support of the Union."  
    1870 census 1870  Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbra Seegraves, 70, born in NC, farmer with Sarah Seegraves, 80, born in NC. Value of real estate is $0 and personal property is $100. 
    Migration Abt 1874  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Gilbra moved to Clay County, Arkansas apparently at the request of his son, John Henderson Seegraves, who had recently moved there from Clinton County, Illinois. 
    • John Henderson appears to have changed the spelling of his name from Seagraves to Seegraves prior to leaving Macon County, Tennessee, perhaps in concern over being tracked by still active Confederate sympathizers. Gilbert and the rest of the Arkansas descendants followed that spelling for some generations.
    1880 census 1880  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Gilbert Seegraves, 80, born in NC, farmer with Sarah Seegraves, wife, 87, born in NC, father born in Ireland, mother born in Scotland. 
    Legal actions 18 Jul 1883  Rector, Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbert appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Rector, Clay County to provide an Affidavit in the matter of the original pension claim of John H. Seegraves, late Acting Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army.  
    • The text of the surviving Affidavit reads as follows:
      "I was not in the Service on account of my age but was at that time and ever have been a union man and resided in Tenn and on account of my unionism and Loyalty to the United States Government it was unsafe for me to remain at home and I was with first one Command of Federals and then another when they were in my Country, as I could not stay there at any other time because the Guerillas were continually trying to kill me. About the first of May 1865 I was trying to reach the Federals at Gallatin & Carthage Tenn and Saw Dr. Jno H. Seegraves Horse fall with him and he said he believed his back was Broke, an Ambulanch was passing and one put him in it and conveyed him to Gallatin, where he gradually recovered and continued in charge of the Post Hospital."
      Gilbert gave his post office address as Rector, Clay Co., Arkansas and further declared "that he has no interest in said case and is not concerned in its prosecution further than Justice demands."
      The two witnesses to Gilbert's Mark were Mack Seegraves and Geo. Esters.
    Death notices 31 Dec 1885  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sarah (Wilson) Seagraves died at an estimated age of 99. 
    • Both Sarah and Gilbert are strongly believed to have been buried in the old Seegraves Cemetery west of Rector, AR; however their tombstone was subsequently stolen and the exact location of their graves cannot be accurately determined.
    Death notices 27 May 1887  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbert died at an estimated age of 90. 
    • Both Sarah and Gilbert are strongly believed to have been buried in the old Seegraves Cemetery west of Rector, AR; however their tombstone was subsequently stolen and the exact location of their graves cannot be accurately determined.
    Died 27 May 1887  Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Seegraves Cemetery, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is no gravestone in this cemetery for Gilbert & Sarah, however, local sources say they were buried here and the stone later was stolen by local farmers.
    Person ID I85  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Family 1 Sarah Wilson,   b. Abt 1796, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1885, Clay County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1815 
    • It is not known where Gilbert and Sarah were married, but since he was noted as a resident of Anson County, NC in 1821, she may have been from that county and they may have possibly married there.
    Notes 
    • The Search for Gilbert's Father
      Numerous postings on the internet (and OneWorldTree) boldly state that the parents of Gilbert Seagraves are William and Polly. But the fact is, so far there is no reliable proof of Gilbert's parents. We want to change that. One of the long range goals of this website is to brainstorm and research to find proof of Gilbert's parents, so we would like to open up a discussion about what we know, where we look and how we get there. Here are our initial thoughts about how we begin.
      When was Gilbert Born? On the first census to record actual ages in 1850 Gilbert reported his age to be 53. On later censuses his age was always rounded: on the 1860 census he was 60; on the 1870 census he was 70; in 1880 he was 80. We think that it is more likely that the age he reported in 1850 was accurate which would make his birth year 1797. If that is true then his father, who was not likely to be less than 17 when Gilbert was born, must have been born no later than 1780. Assuming that Gilbert's father would have been no older than 47 (an arbitrary but reasonable date) when he was born, then the earliest date of birth for Gilbert's father would be 1750.
      Where is Gilbert's family most like to be found? Gilbert always reported his birthplace as North Carolina on the census, and everywhere he is found in the public records prior to 1842 is in North Carolina:
      1817 Birth of son William - NC
      1819 Birth of son Lewis - NC
      1821 Birth of alleged out of wedlock son - Wake Co NC
      1821 Bastardy Bond court record stating Gilbert had "removed to Anson County" NC
      1822 Birth of son Maxwell - NC
      1826 Birth of son Samuel - NC
      1827 Purchase of 100 acres of land - Ashe Co NC
      1828 Birth of son Henry - NC
      1830 Gilbert?s first appearance in the census records - Surry Co NC
      1832 Birth of son John Henderson - Surry Co NC
      1840 On census - Surry Co NC

      So, based on Gilbert's movements outlined above, we see that Gilbert spent much if not all of his early years in NC, mainly in western NC. However, we can't ignore the fact that he "removed" to Anson Co when slapped with a paternity suit, since that suggests he had family there.
      Where do we begin looking for Gilbert's Daddy? We believe that the logical place to start looking for Gilbert's parents is the list of Seagraves on the 1800 census for NC who had young male children in their household. If Gilbert were born in 1797, he would have been counted in the census age range of 0-9 years old - and that narrows our initial search to 6 Seagraves households:

      John Segraves of Anson County husband (former?) of Phoebe below
      Daniel Segraves of Montgomery County who was in Wake Co. in 1790
      Stephen Segraves of Wake County who married Prudence Sevils in Wake in 1795
      William Segraves of Wake County who married Leah Sealey in Wake in 1798 and lived in Montgomery Co. in 1840 and 1850
      John Segraves of Wake County several men named John appear in NC in this era
      Phoebe Segrave of Warren County [I believe that Phoebe was the wife (former?) of John Seagraves of Anson Co.]

      Please let us have your thoughts on what we've said here, and share any other information and ideas you might have about how to prove Gilbert's parentage.

      Jim Seagraves and Louanne Seagraves Love
    Children 
    +1. William Seagraves,   b. 1817, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1851, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
     2. Martha Seagraves,   b. maybe Abt 1818, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Lewis L. Seagraves,   b. 10 Dec 1819, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1901, Era, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     4. Gilbert Seagraves, Jr.,   b. Abt 1822, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Maxwell C. Seagraves,   b. Abt 1823, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1867, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +6. Henry Seagraves,   b. Abt 1830, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1881, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     7. Sarah Seagraves,   b. Abt 1826, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +8. Samuel Tilman Seagraves,   b. Abt 1825, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. John Henderson Seagraves,   b. 1 Aug 1832, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1909, Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. William Jackson Seagraves,   b. 13 May 1821, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 May 2015 
    Family ID F419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1797 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - Gilbert married Sarah Wilson, possibly in Anson County, North Carolina. - Abt 1816 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - A bastard child of Charlotte Hamilton born and Gilbert was named as the father by Charlotte in Wake County, North Carolina. - 13 May 1821 - Wake County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Gilbert Segraves was granted [Grant #1539] 100 acres by the State of North Carolina in Ashe County for the sum of $10.00. - 9 Aug 1827 - Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Gilbreath Segraves paid to the North Carolina Treasury Office $10.00 "being in full of the purchase-money for 100 acres of Land by him entered in the County of Ashe..." - 12 Dec 1829 - Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1830 census - recorded as Gilbert Seagreavs with males: 3@ 0-4 yrs, 5@5-9 yrs, 1 @10-14 yrs, and 1@30-39 yrs/ females: 1@0-4 yrs, 1@5-9 yrs, 1@10-14 yrs, 1@20-29 yrs, and 1@30-39 yrs. - 1830 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - an Order was issued by Vincent Reid requiring a survey of Gilbert Seagraves' 100 acres of land according to Claim #5460. - 7 Mar 1830 - Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - A survey of 100 acres in Ashe County, North Carolina under Claim #5460 was witnessed by Curtis Segraves & Maris Baker filed with the State of North Carolina. - 24 Sep 1830 - Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Gilbra Segraves is on a list of the Taxables in Surry County, North Carolina in the Hamptonville District with no acreage or land value shown. - 1835 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - Gilbert Segraves deeded 100 acres in Ashe County [presumably the same 100 acres he acquired in 1827] to Jonathan Law. This document states that Gilbert is "now of the County of Surry, State of North Carolina." - 19 Mar 1835 - Ashe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 census - Carolina recorded as Gilbra Segraves with: 1 male 5-9 yrs; 1 male 10-14 yrs; 1 male 40-49 yrs; 1 female 40-49 yrs - 1840 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Gilbert is believed to have moved to Macon County, Tennessee. - Abt 1840-1841 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Gilbra Segraves contracts with the Commissioners of the newly formed Macon County, Tennessee to cut and remove trees and underbrush from the land intended to become the Lafayette town square, for a fee of $98. - Mar 1842 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Gilbra Segraves reports to the Macon County Commissioners that the job of clearing the land for town square is completed. - Jun 1843 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbra Segraves provided a note to help settle a lawsuit between M&P Duffy vs. Joel M. Fowler. - 22 Sep 1845 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbra Segraves "Stayed" [posted a bond in favor of the plaintiff] in a suit by Lewis Segraves against John Marsh. - 31 Jan 1846 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbra Segraves "Stayed" [posted a bond in favor of the plaintiff] in a suit by Wm Cooper administrator of Dabney Cooper vs. Joe & Jesse Driver administrators of E. East. - 1 Jun 1846 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 census - recorded as Gilbra Seegraves, 53, born in North Carolina, brick-mason with Sarah Seegraves, 64, born in North Carolina, and John Seegraves, 17, born in North Carolina, brick-mason. Value of real and personal property is $0. - 1850 - Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbra Segraves et al, are defendants in a suit by Stanford Mitchell in Macon County Chancery Court. - 29 Jan 1850 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbra Segraves appointed guardian ad litem for grandchildren Ellen [actually Sarah Ella], James Maxwell [actually, Maxwell Lewis], and Amanda Segraves, in J. Short et al vs. E. Segraves to foreclose mortgage against land owned by Gilbert's deceased son, William. - 1851 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbra Segraves et al are defendants in Injunction filed by James A. Brandon. - Feb 1854 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 census - recorded as Gilbra Segraves, 60, born in NC, brick-mason, with Sarah, 70, born in NC. Value of real estate is $0 and personal property is $100. - 1860 - Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbrey Segraves was appointed guardian ad litem for minor Defendants Susannah, John R. and Moses J. Hendrixson, in Wm Ewing & wife vs. J.B. Brooks & others. - 18 Aug 1860 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsActivity - According to an affidavit by Gilbert: "during the Civil War he was forced at times to hide among Union troops in the area of Lafayette, Tennessee to avoid being shot by Confederate sympathizers angry at his staunch support of the Union." - Abt 1865 - Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - recorded as Gilbra Seegraves, 70, born in NC, farmer with Sarah Seegraves, 80, born in NC. Value of real estate is $0 and personal property is $100. - 1870 - Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Gilbra moved to Clay County, Arkansas apparently at the request of his son, John Henderson Seegraves, who had recently moved there from Clinton County, Illinois. - Abt 1874 - Clay County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as Gilbert Seegraves, 80, born in NC, farmer with Sarah Seegraves, wife, 87, born in NC, father born in Ireland, mother born in Scotland. - 1880 - Clay County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Gilbert appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Rector, Clay County to provide an Affidavit in the matter of the original pension claim of John H. Seegraves, late Acting Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army. - 18 Jul 1883 - Rector, Clay County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Sarah (Wilson) Seagraves died at an estimated age of 99. - 31 Dec 1885 - Clay County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Gilbert died at an estimated age of 90. - 27 May 1887 - Clay County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1887 - Clay County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Seegraves Cemetery, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [1830 CENSUS ] Surry Co., North Carolina.
      males: 3 0-4 yrs./ 5 5-9 yrs./ 1 10-14 yrs./ 1 30-39 yrs.
      females: 1 0-4 yrs./ 1 5-9 yrs./ 1 20-29 yrs./ 1 30-39 yrs.
      Since the children listed do not match later censuses, it is believed that the female in her 20s was a boarder or relative with several small children.

    2. [1840 CENSUS] Surry Co., North Carolina.
      males: 1 5-19 yrs./ 1 10- 15 yrs./ 1 40-49 yrs.
      females: 1 40-49 yrs.

    3. [1850 CENSUS] Dist. #1, Macon Co., Tennessee.
      Gilbra Seegraves, 53, NC, brick-mason; Sarah, wife, 64, NC; John, son, 17, brick-mason, NC.

    4. [1860 CENSUS] Lafayette, Macon Co., Tennessee.
      Gilbra Seagraves, 60, brick-mason, NC; Sarah, wife, 70, NC.

    5. [1870 CENSUS] Dist. #1, Macon Co., Tennessee.
      Gilbra Seegraves, 70, farmer, NC; Sarah, wife, 80, NC.

    6. [1880 CENSUS] Oak Bluff Twp., Clay Co., Arkansas.
      Gilbert Seegraves, 80, farmer, NC; Sarah, wife, 87, NC, disabled.

    7. [S65] Macon County Tennessee History and Families, Macon County Historical Society, 2001.

    8. [S270] North Carolina Bastardy Bonds , Betty J. and Edward A. Camin.

    9. [S269] Ashe County, North Carolina Records of Deeds and copies of the original grant, survey, and receipts.

    10. [S271] Macon County, Tennessee, History of, p 127 , Harold G. Blankenship, (Monroe County Press, Tompkinsville, KY, 1986).

    11. [s422] Smith & Macon Counties, Tennessee Court Records, District #1 1836-1852 , (on microfilm in Macon County Library).

    12. [S273] Macon County Tennessee Chancery Court Minutes, Book 1, Page 147.

    13. [S274] Tennessee Tidbits 1778-1914 Vol III , Fisher & Burns 1989.

    14. [S498] Macon County Tennessee Chancery Court Trial Docket, 1854-1891, (on Microfilm in Macon County Library).

    15. [S499] Affidavit of Gilbert Seagraves dated 18 July 1883.

    16. [S500] Macon County Tennessee Chancery Court Minutes, Book 1, Page 455.