The Seagraves Family

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Leander Mathias Seagraves

Male 1883 - 1959  (75 years)


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  • Name Leander Mathias 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 10 Jul 1883  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    1900 census 1900  Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Vander H. Seagraves, 17, TX, W, at school, single, son of M. J. & Eliza J. Seagraves. 
    1910 census 1910  Rusk County, Precinct #6, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Leander Seagroves, 27, TX, W, farmer, married 10 years; Virginia, wife, 30, TX, married 10 years, mother of 4 children with all still living; Sarah, dau, 8, TX; Jackson, son, 6, TX; Jefferson, son, 4, TX; Franklin, son, 1 8/12, TX. 
    Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Leander Mathias Seagroves, age 35, born 10 Jul 1883, of Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, registered for the WW I draft as a white, citizen, farmer. Kin: Virginia Seagroves. Described as tall, medium build, with gray eyes and black hair. 
    1920 census 1920  Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Leander Seagroves, 35, TX, farmer, married; Virginia, wife, 39, AR, both parents born in MS; Jackson, son, 15, TX; Jefferson, son, 13, TX; Franklin, son, 11, TX; Evie, dau, 9, TX; Ruthie, dau, 8, TX. 
    1930 census 1930  Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Leander M. Seagroves, 46, TX, farmer, 17 @ 1st marriage; Virginia E., wife, 49, AR, father born in AL, mother born in MS, 20 @ 1st marriage; Sarah E. Guin, mother-in-law, 75, AL, 22 @ 1st marriage; Joe Carter, son, 17, TX, laborer, single. 
    1940 census 1940  Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Leander M. Seagroves, 56, TX, log hauler, married; Virginia E., wife, 59, AR, Ruthie M. Sparks, dau, 27, TX, married; William N. Sparks, son-in-law, 52, TX, truck driver. 
    Died 19 Jan 1959  Ouachita County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Smyrna Cemetery, Smyrna, Cass County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5953  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2019 

    Father Mathias Jackson Seagraves,   b. 25 Sep 1859, Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1916, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1882  Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F2048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia Elmira Guin,   b. 11 Jul 1880, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1955, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    Children 
     1. Sarah Eliza Seagraves,   b. 4 Jun 1902, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1970, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Elijah Jackson Seagraves,   b. 17 Jun 1904, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1972, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Thomas Jefferson Seagraves,   b. 22 Mar 1906, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1958, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    +4. William Franklin Seagraves,   b. 6 Aug 1908, Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1991, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     5. Evie Elizabeth Seagraves,   b. 4 Jan 1911, Troup, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1983, Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     6. Ruthie Naomi Seagraves,   b. 5 May 1912, Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1986, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 27 May 2017 
    Family ID F2049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1883 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Vander H. Seagraves, 17, TX, W, at school, single, son of M. J. & Eliza J. Seagraves. - 1900 - Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Leander Seagroves, 27, TX, W, farmer, married 10 years; Virginia, wife, 30, TX, married 10 years, mother of 4 children with all still living; Sarah, dau, 8, TX; Jackson, son, 6, TX; Jefferson, son, 4, TX; Franklin, son, 1 8/12, TX. - 1910 - Rusk County, Precinct #6, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Leander Mathias Seagroves, age 35, born 10 Jul 1883, of Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, registered for the WW I draft as a white, citizen, farmer. Kin: Virginia Seagroves. Described as tall, medium build, with gray eyes and black hair. - 12 Sep 1918 - Cass County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Leander Seagroves, 35, TX, farmer, married; Virginia, wife, 39, AR, both parents born in MS; Jackson, son, 15, TX; Jefferson, son, 13, TX; Franklin, son, 11, TX; Evie, dau, 9, TX; Ruthie, dau, 8, TX. - 1920 - Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Leander M. Seagroves, 46, TX, farmer, 17 @ 1st marriage; Virginia E., wife, 49, AR, father born in AL, mother born in MS, 20 @ 1st marriage; Sarah E. Guin, mother-in-law, 75, AL, 22 @ 1st marriage; Joe Carter, son, 17, TX, laborer, single. - 1930 - Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Leander M. Seagroves, 56, TX, log hauler, married; Virginia E., wife, 59, AR, Ruthie M. Sparks, dau, 27, TX, married; William N. Sparks, son-in-law, 52, TX, truck driver. - 1940 - Cass County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jan 1959 - Ouachita County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smyrna Cemetery, Smyrna, Cass County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

    2. [S610] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com).

    3. [s16] World War I Draft Registration Card, (Ancestry.com).

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