Tillman Kimsey Seago

Tillman Kimsey Seago

Birth
Avery, Cherokee County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Sep 1904 (aged 68)
Comanche County, Texas, USA
Burial Board Church, Comanche County, Texas, USA
Plot Row 15
Memorial ID 60543008 · View Source
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Came to Texas from Geogia in 1851.. In 1861 enlisted in Third Texas Calvary and served until hostilities were over. He was assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department and was in Missouri with McCulloch's Command. He participated in the battle of Oak Hill and saw much service in Missouri and Arkansas. He later was with Joe Johnston and the Army of Tennessee. He participated in the battle of Iuka, where one of his brothers was wounded. He remained with his brother and was taken prisoner. He was released after 5 days, but he remained with his brother for another 2 months. He then returned to his command and went to Jackson Mississippi. He was still in Mississippi when General Lee surrendered, whence he returned to Texas. He purchased a farm in Cass Co. Texas which he operated for two years and then traded for a mill in Marion Co. TX, which he operated for a year. He then traded the mill for land in McLennan Co., TX. He then bought land in Dallas Co. where he became the Founder of Sego Texas. (name later changed to Seagoville) Served as first Postmaster of Sego Texas. Owned the first store. Moved to Comanche Co. Texas in abt 1884 where he purchased 400 acres of fine farm land. He built a "commodious residence" and good outbuildings. He planted a good orchard and fenced a great part of the land. He became a partner in a country store. He was a supporter of Democracy but in 1878 he joined the Greenback party, with which he was affiliated for some time. He was among the first to advocate the doctrines of the Populist Party and was elected to the Texas State Legislature in 1894, where he served in the Twenty-fourth General Assembly. His life was one of honor in all things, and the name of Mr. Sego everywhere commanded respect.



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  • Originally Created by: Ken Jones
  • Added: 23 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60543008
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tillman Kimsey Seago (29 Jul 1836–17 Sep 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60543008, citing Board Church Cemetery, Board Church, Comanche County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by LUROC (contributor 47472370) .