Serelda L. Hargrave was born in 1826 in Warrick County, Indiana. Her parents were William and Lettice Campbell Hargrave. Serelda migrated with her parents to Texas in 1842. Serelda L. Hargrave married Henry Thomas Barclay on 3 February 1853 in Hopkins County, Texas. The couple had one daughter named Serelda born about 1854. Serelda L. Hargrave Barclay died soon after the birth of her daughter about 1854. She would only have been about twenty-eight years of age. She was buried in the McFall Cemetery at Nelta, Hopkins County, Texas, but no stone has been located for her.