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Wiley SEGRAVES

Male Est 1780 -


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  • Name Wiley SEGRAVES 
    • The only source that mentions Wiley Segraves is the Maury County Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1808-1809 as transcribed by the Tennessee Historical Records Survey Division of Professional and Service Projects of the Works Projects Administration in April 1940, reprinted by the Mountain Press of Signal Mountain, TN (Source #1823).
      The Court entry for Thursday, December 22, 1808 reads in part: "Ordered by the Court that James Welch overseer the clearing out Market Street and Main Street [presumably in the town of Columbia] and that the following hands work under him as overseer (to wit)...Wiley Segraves..."
      If Wiley was old enough to be a road work hand in 1808, he would have had to have been at least 16 years old. That suggests that he was born before 1794 and since most early Maury County settlers came from North Carolina, he was probably born there and is probably related to Jacob Seagraves (I670) who settled his family in Maury County about 1806 according to Source #169: "Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War who Settled in Maury County, Tennessee". [1, 2]
    Born Est 1780  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The only source that mentions Wiley Segraves is the Maury County Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1808-1809 as transcribed by the Tennessee Historical Records Survey Division of Professional and Service Projects of the Works Projects Administration in April 1940, reprinted by the Mountain Press of Signal Mountain, TN.
      The Court entry for Thursday, December 22, 1808 reads in part: "Ordered by the Court that James Welch overseer the clearing out Market Street and Main Street [presumably in the town of Columbia] and that the following hands work under him as overseer (to wit)...Wiley Segraves..."
      If Wiley was old enough to be a road work hand in 1808, he would have had to have been at least 16 years old. That suggests that he was born before 1794 and since most early Maury County settlers came from North Carolina, he was probably born there and is probably related to Jacob Seagraves (I670) who settled his family in Maury County about 1806 according to Source #169: "Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War who Settled in Maury County, Tennessee". [1, 2]
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I8262  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2021 

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est 1780 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1823] Maury County, Tennessee County Court Minutes 1, 1808-1809, (Mountain Press).

    2. [S169] Let the Drums Roll, Marise Parrish Lightfoot, (Maury County Historical Society, Nashville,1976).