The Seagraves Family

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Mathias Jackson Seagraves

Male 1859 - 1916  (57 years)


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  • Name Mathias Jackson Seagraves  [1
    • 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 25 Sep 1859  Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The birth certificate for his son, Nathaniel Hawthorne Seagroves, shows the birthplace of Mathias as Cherokee County, Texas. [2]
    Gender Male 
    1860 census 1860  Cherokee County, Beat #6, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Matthias Seagrove, 10/12, TX, son of Wm. & Jane C. Seagrove. 
    1870 census 1870  Cherokee County, Beat #5, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Mathias J. Seagroves, 10, TX, W, son of William & Jane C. Seagroves. 
    1880 census 1880  Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Jack Seagroves, 19, TX, W, both parents born in TN, single, farmer, boarder with John & Susan Smith. John Seagroves, 22, TX, also a boarder in same household. 
    1900 census 1900  Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as M. [indexed as H.] J. Seagraves, 40, born in Sep 1859 in TX, father born in NC, mother born in TN, farmer, married 18 years; Eliza J., wife, 34, born in Oct 1865 in AR, father born in KY, mother born in GA, housewife, mother of 9 children with 8 still living, married 18 years; Veander M., son, 17, born in Jul 1882 in TX, single; James W., son, 14, born in Aug 1885 in TX, single; John H., son, 12, born in Mar 1888 in TX; Edna E., dau, 10, born in Jan 1890 in TX; Jane C., dau, 8, born in Jan 1892 in TX; Rufus J., son, 6, born in Dec 1893 in TX; Ann E., dau, 4, born in Jun 1895 in TX; Evy O., dau, 2, born in Jul 1897 in TX. 
    1910 census 1910  Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Forest J. Seagroves, 51, TX, father born in AL, mother born in TN, farmer, married 27 years; Eliza J., wife, 45, AR, both parents born in AR, mother of 13 children with 10 still living; Jane C., dau, 18, TX, single; Rufus J., son, 16, TX, farm hand; Annie E., dau, 14, TX; Emma L., dau, 9, TX; Bessie M., dau, 7, TX; Benjamin O., son, 5, TX; Nathaniel, son, 1, TX. 
    Died 23 Dec 1916  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Elkins Cemetery, Omen, Smith County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5951  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2017 

    Father William Seagraves,   b. Abt 1832, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane C. Brown,   b. Abt 1832, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 May 1847  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Jane Jones,   b. 26 Oct 1865, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1948, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1882  Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Leander Mathias Seagraves,   b. 10 Jul 1883, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1959, Ouachita County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     2. Isaiah Frank Seagraves,   b. 31 Mar 1885, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1891  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
    +3. James Washington Seagraves,   b. 10 Aug 1886, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1969, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +4. John Augusta Seagraves,   b. 8 Mar 1888, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1908, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [Birth]
     5. Edna E. Seagraves,   b. 2 Jan 1890, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1966, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     6. Jane C. Seagraves,   b. 13 Jan 1892, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1969, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Rufus Josiah Seagraves,   b. 8 Dec 1893, Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1962, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     8. Anna Elizabeth Seagraves,   b. 17 Jun 1895, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1976, Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     9. Evie Seagraves,   b. 7 Jul 1897, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1904, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [Birth]
     10. Emma Laura Seagraves,   b. 13 Dec 1900, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1982, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     11. Bessie Mae Seagraves,   b. 16 Feb 1903, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1978, Bowie County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +12. Benjamin Overton Seagraves,   b. 6 Dec 1905, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1974  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +13. Nathaniel Hawthorne Seagraves,   b. 29 Jul 1908,   d. 22 Apr 1979  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +14. Alvin Ralph Seagraves,   b. 20 Jul 1911, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1979, New Cambria, Saline County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 
    Family ID F2048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1859 - Cherokee County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 census - recorded as Matthias Seagrove, 10/12, TX, son of Wm. & Jane C. Seagrove. - 1860 - Cherokee County, Beat #6, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - recorded as Mathias J. Seagroves, 10, TX, W, son of William & Jane C. Seagroves. - 1870 - Cherokee County, Beat #5, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as Jack Seagroves, 19, TX, W, both parents born in TN, single, farmer, boarder with John & Susan Smith. John Seagroves, 22, TX, also a boarder in same household. - 1880 - Cherokee County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1882 - Rusk County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as M. [indexed as H.] J. Seagraves, 40, born in Sep 1859 in TX, father born in NC, mother born in TN, farmer, married 18 years; Eliza J., wife, 34, born in Oct 1865 in AR, father born in KY, mother born in GA, housewife, mother of 9 children with 8 still living, married 18 years; Veander M., son, 17, born in Jul 1882 in TX, single; James W., son, 14, born in Aug 1885 in TX, single; John H., son, 12, born in Mar 1888 in TX; Edna E., dau, 10, born in Jan 1890 in TX; Jane C., dau, 8, born in Jan 1892 in TX; Rufus J., son, 6, born in Dec 1893 in TX; Ann E., dau, 4, born in Jun 1895 in TX; Evy O., dau, 2, born in Jul 1897 in TX. - 1900 - Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Forest J. Seagroves, 51, TX, father born in AL, mother born in TN, farmer, married 27 years; Eliza J., wife, 45, AR, both parents born in AR, mother of 13 children with 10 still living; Jane C., dau, 18, TX, single; Rufus J., son, 16, TX, farm hand; Annie E., dau, 14, TX; Emma L., dau, 9, TX; Bessie M., dau, 7, TX; Benjamin O., son, 5, TX; Nathaniel, son, 1, TX. - 1910 - Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Dec 1916 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkins Cemetery, Omen, Smith County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

    2. [S496] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1932, (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S60] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S964] Texas Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965, (Ancestry.com).