Biography of William R. Seagrave
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM R. SEAGRAVE was born in Henry County, Ind., in August, 1834. His parents, Tarver and Rachel (Rooble) Seagrave, were of English and German descent. Our subject came with his parents to Howard County in 1847. His father entered land and afterward laid out a part of the village of Greentown. William Seagrave was reared on the farm and worked at the carpenter's trade for two years before the war. April 18, 1861, he enlisted in Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was out three months, and was in a regular engagement at Garrett's Ford on Cheat River, and in some heavy skirmishes, the most notable one being that of Laurel Hill; he was discharged at Indianapolis and came home in August, and the following November he again enlisted for three years, in Fifty seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He engaged with his regiment in the battle of Shiloh and siege of Corinth. He was discharged in 1862 on account of disability. May 14, 1864, he enlisted in the one hundred day service and served his time, being discharged December 17. Since the war, he has followed the carpenter's trade the most of the time. In 1865, Mr. Seagrave was married to Miss Lucinda Adams. They have had six children, three of whom are now living - Lua May, Tarver C. and an infant. Mr. Seagrave has been a member of the Christian Church for a number of years.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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