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George Richard Seay

Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Death Feb 1865 (aged 28)
La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, USA
Burial La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 63687413 · View Source
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Memorial by LaGrange Lodge:
LaGrange Lodge No. 30, I.O.O.F., has just deposited in the earth the mortal remains of our brother George R. Seay. Thus drop we off, one by one. We must all die - to the earth belongs our mortality, and there it must remain until the resurrection day. Our beloved brother, during his life, taught us by his Godly manner of living, that there is a life beyond the tomb to live for, and in his death he also taught us how a christian can die To him death had no terrors, and was but the entrance to joys that never fade. He has shown us that it is not all of life to live, nor all of death to die. He was an Odd Fellow indeed, and adorned the precepts of our beloved Order, both in his life and death. Oh may we be permitted all to die as peacefully as he. We sympathize with his bereaved family, and will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and that the family of said brother be furnished with a copy of these proceedings under the seal of the Lodge.
Z. M. P. French
A. G. Beaumont
A. Ruppersberg
Adopted by LaGrange Lodge No. 30, I. O. O. F., at a regular meeting, February 25, A.D. 1865, and ordered to be published one week in the True Issue.
--- Thos. C. Gregory, Sec'y

Above information from janemcash (#46778944)

From information found regarding Herbert Eanes, George Richard Seay's grandfather, George Richard Seay porbably left with his grandfather for Texas in 1851 in the Eanes/Ligon migration to Texas. George Richard Seay would be about 14 years of age at this time. His cousin, Missouri Ann Eanes (also his future wife) who also made the trip was 11 years of age. They would be married five year later on 19 May 1856 in Fayette Co., Texas.

1860 Census, George R. Seay, Fayette Co., LaGrange, page 320

George Richard Seay enlisted in the 5th mounted Texas volunteers under the command of Confederate Brig. Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley. He got sick and stayed in the hospital at Fort Davis a few days. He made it as far as El Paso, Texas in December 1862. After this date, he is found back in La Grange, Texas. George later died in 1865.

The 1860 Texas census indicates that George was 24 living with wife Missouri and son Samuel 3 and son 6/12. George's ocupation is listed as "Merchant"

George Richard Seay-Will-death-probate

Vol. F, Pg. 470
The State of Texas
County of Fayette
County Court July (?) 1865. To the Hon Chief Justic of said County, The undersigned petitioner M A Seay a citizen of said County would respectfully represent unto your Honour that her housband George R Seay departed the life at his residence in said County on or about the ___ day of February 1865 leaving a Written Will which is herewith filed and by the provisions of said Will Your petitioner is the sole Executorx thereof, Wherefore Your petitoner asks that the usual notice be given by jthe Clerk of Said Court and that as the next regular term of said Court said Will May be probated and admitted to Record and also that (?) testament as be granted unto your petitioner as the Executrix of said Will and your petitioner Will ever pray & C
M. A. Seay = widow

The State of Texas
County of Fayette
Being conscoous of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death I George R. Seay of the aforesaid County and State, being in sound mind and reason, do by these presents, and before them Witnesses Make this my last Will and testament. I do hereby Will to my beloved Wife Missouri Ann Seay all of my property as long as she lives and at her death all of my property to be divided equaly between all of my children. I give my Wife all authority to settle up my Estate and do not require any bond of her. She can sell any thing she may wish to pay my debts, but nothing more. I give my wife all power and authority to settle up my Estate and do not wish the County Court to have anything to do with my estate in any way. I wish my Wife to be guardian for My Children give them a good education which must come out of my estate. In witness whereof I sign my name bofore these Witnesses this the 1st day of January 1864
George R. Seay

T L Blanton
J. W. Lane

The State of Texas
County of Fayette
County Court October Tenn 1865, This day personally appeared in open Court John W Lane a citizen of Said County and after being duly sworn as the law directs say that George R. Seay whise name appears subscribed to the foregoing and attached instrument of Writing bearing date the 1st day of January 1864, Signed the same in the presence and in the persence of the other subscribing witness T L Blanton and acknowledged it to be his last will and testament and that at the request of the Said George R. Seay he signed the same as a subscribing Witness affiant f--- makes oath that said George R. Seay as the time of signing the same appeared to be in sound mind and disposing memory.
John W. Lane

Sworn to (?) before me in open Court Oct 3rd 1865

of Executrix of said Will as the law requires
M. A. Seay

Sworn to and Subscribed before Me on this the 11th day of November AD 1865.
Z M P French CCC Fayette Co., Texas

estate 16 Dec 1865
The State of Texas
County of Fayette
December 16th 1865 In conformity with an order of the Honournable County Court of said County rendered at the Nov Term 1865 we proceed to appraise the property of George R. Seay deceased
200 acres land (not paid for) $1800.00
one horse 40.00
fifteen head of stock cattle 45.00
household and kitchen furnature 250.00
Gold watch and chain 100.00
W. A. Bruden
A. W. Gray

The State of Texas
County of Fayette
Before Me the undersigned Clerk of the County Court and for said County this day personally appearred A W Gray and W A Breeden and made oath that the forgoing is a true appraisment of the property belonging to the Estate of G R Seay decd the same as (?) out to them by Mrs M A Seay the Executrix of the last Will and testament of the said George R. Seay decd
W A Breeden
A W Gray

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 18th day of Dec 1865
Z M P French CCC

List of Notes with the amounts belonging to the Estate of George R. Seay

One note on Ph-ceian Tab $140.78
one note on Fred Tate and Bro 19.00
one note on R A Sannders with a balance of 51.43
one note on V.R Jones 19.59
one note on J A Darby 25.00
an (?) R H Lewis 51.00
Note on Niskern 25.00
one note on W. J. Ruesell 2.50

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