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 Jacob Lewis Seagraves

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Jacob Lewis Seagraves

  • Birth 1762 Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 7 Jun 1835 Breese, Clinton County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 57617856

Military Record: In 1781, at the age of 18, he fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs, S.C. The Continental Forces were victorious and it was the last engagement against the British in the Carolinas.

Narrative: Seagraves married Priscilla Strickland and they had seven children. Priscilla died in 1804. One year later, Seagraves married Elizabeth Hanes and they moved to Maury County, Tenn., where he applied for a pension. In 1828, Jacob Seagraves came to Clinton County Illinois where he acquired land two miles south of Breese and 1/4 mile east of Germantown Road. He was instrumentral in the beginnings of St. John's United Church of Christ when it featured circuit riders and visiting ministers.

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  • Created by: Nancy Adams Bedell
  • Added: 24 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57617856
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Lewis Seagraves (1762–7 Jun 1835), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57617856, citing Seagraves Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Adams Bedell (contributor 46905578) .