The Seagraves Family

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James Henry  Seagraves

James Henry Seagraves

Male 1866 - 1958  (91 years)

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  • Name James Henry 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 31 Dec 1866  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1870 census 1870  Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as James H. Seegraves, 4, son of Byran and Sallie Seegraves. 
    1880 census 1880  Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as James H. Segraves, 13, son of Byram H. and Lucinda Segraves. 
    Marriage #1 4 Oct 1891  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James married Margaret Matilda Lee.  
    • Margaret was born 22 December 1871 and died of chronic congestive heart failure 5 November 1957 in Roanoke, Denton Co., Texas1. Margaret?s father is shown as Burrell Lee, born in Tennessee. Margaret is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roanoke, Denton Co., Texas.
    Child born 21 Sep 1892  Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    first known child born: Ernest Clinton Seagraves. 
    Child born 16 Nov 1893  [3
    second known child born: Walter Lee Seagraves probably in Denton County, Texas. 
    Child born 1 Jan 1896  [3
    third known child born: Lela May Seagraves probably in Denton County, Texas. 
    1900 census 1900  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as James H. Segraves, 33, born in January 1867 in Tennessee, general merchandiser, married 8 years, wife: Margaret M., 28, born in December 1871 in Tennessee; son, Earnest C., 7, born in September 1892 in Texas; son, Walter L., 5, born in November 1894 in Texas; daughter, Lela M., 4, born in January 1896 in Texas. 
    1910 census 1910  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as James H. Segraves, 43, married 18 years, born in Tennessee, retail merchant in hardware, wife, Margaret M., 37, married 18 years, born in Tennessee, salesman in hardware store, son, Earnest C., 17, born in Texas; son, Walter L., 16, born in Texas; daughter, Lela M., 14, born in Texas. 
    1920 census 1920  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as James Seagraves, 53, born in Tennessee, carpenter, wife Margarett, 48, born in Tennessee, son, Earnest C., 27, born in Texas, machinist in garage. 
    1930 census 1930  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as James H. Segraves, 63, born in Tennessee, age at first marriage 25, shoe repairer in shoe shop, wife, Margaret M., 58, born in Tennessee, age at first marriage 20, border, M. T. Murphy, 22, single, born in Texas, telegrapher at depot. 
    1940 census 1940  Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Henry Seagraves, 73, born in Tennessee, resided in same house in 1935, retired; Margaret Seagraves, wife, 68, born in Tennessee, resided in same house in 1935. 
    Death notices 4 Sep 1958  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1958 James died at age 91 in Oklahoma City. 
    • James and Margaret are buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Roanoke, Denton Co., Texas
    Died 4 Sep 1958  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried IOOF Cemetery, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Findagrave.com lists this cemetery as the IOOF Westlake Cemetery, but signs and other sources list it as the IOOF Roanoke Cemetery. [4]
    Person ID I976  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2017 

    Father Byram Henry Seagraves,   b. 6 Apr 1848, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1933, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Lee Hire,   b. 1849, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1878, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 8 Jul 1865 
    • Byram and Sarah were probably married in Maury County, Tennessee.
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Matilda Lee,   b. 22 Dec 1871, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1957, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1891  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ernest Clinton Seagraves, Sr.,   b. 21 Sep 1892, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1977, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Walter Lee Seagraves, Sr.,   b. 16 Nov 1893, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1947, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     3. Lela May Seagraves,   b. 1 Jan 1896, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1970, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1866 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - recorded as James H. Seegraves, 4, son of Byran and Sallie Seegraves. - 1870 - Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as James H. Segraves, 13, son of Byram H. and Lucinda Segraves. - 1880 - Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - James married Margaret Matilda Lee. - 4 Oct 1891 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1891 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - first known child born: Ernest Clinton Seagraves. - 21 Sep 1892 - Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as James H. Segraves, 33, born in January 1867 in Tennessee, general merchandiser, married 8 years, wife: Margaret M., 28, born in December 1871 in Tennessee; son, Earnest C., 7, born in September 1892 in Texas; son, Walter L., 5, born in November 1894 in Texas; daughter, Lela M., 4, born in January 1896 in Texas. - 1900 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as James H. Segraves, 43, married 18 years, born in Tennessee, retail merchant in hardware, wife, Margaret M., 37, married 18 years, born in Tennessee, salesman in hardware store, son, Earnest C., 17, born in Texas; son, Walter L., 16, born in Texas; daughter, Lela M., 14, born in Texas. - 1910 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as James Seagraves, 53, born in Tennessee, carpenter, wife Margarett, 48, born in Tennessee, son, Earnest C., 27, born in Texas, machinist in garage. - 1920 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as James H. Segraves, 63, born in Tennessee, age at first marriage 25, shoe repairer in shoe shop, wife, Margaret M., 58, born in Tennessee, age at first marriage 20, border, M. T. Murphy, 22, single, born in Texas, telegrapher at depot. - 1930 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Henry Seagraves, 73, born in Tennessee, resided in same house in 1935, retired; Margaret Seagraves, wife, 68, born in Tennessee, resided in same house in 1935. - 1940 - Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - 1958 James died at age 91 in Oklahoma City. - 4 Sep 1958 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Sep 1958 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - IOOF Cemetery, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
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    James Henry Seagraves

  • Sources 
    1. [S305] Tombstone inscription in IOOF Cemetery in Roanoke, Denton County, Texas , (FindAGrave.com).

    2. [S306] Marriage Record Index for Denton County, Texas 1885-1894 Vol II, 1972, Venita Davis .

    3. [S304] Personal History of Milton Paul Seagraves.

    4. [S1] FindAGrave.com.