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Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 7 Feb 2010 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have recently found Henry Seaver, William Seaver, Jacob Seaver and George Crobarger on the Botetourt Co, VA personal property tax lists (PPTL) in the 1790s.

There was a William Severs on the Botetourt Co. 1783-1789, who then disappears. In 1794 William Severs and Henry Severs begin to appear on the lists. Spellings included Seaver, Seavers, Severs, Seevers 1790-1805. William appeared 1794-1805, after which he disappeared. Henry appeared on the lists 1794-1797. Jacob Seevers appeared only one year, 1796, and was enumerated on the same date as George Crowbarger. George Crowbarger was enumerated on the same date as Henry Sever in 1795.

I believe that Jacob Seaver perhaps married Esther Crobarger about 1795 and they all moved to Hawkins Co, TN shortly thereafter. Jacob also bought and sold land in bordering Sullivan Co, TN and eventually settled in the part of Washington Co, VA that became Scott Co, VA in 1814. Washington/Scott Co. VA borders Hawkins Co, TN and Sullivan Co, TN.

William Seaver(s) was married twice. The youngest child by wife #1 (name unknown) was born in 1805. The last year that William Seaver was on the Botetourt Co. PPTL was 1805 (I searched the lists through 1810). In 1809 William Seaver was on the Hawkins Co, TN list. He married Margaret Peggy Cleek/Click there about 1807 or 1808. William Seaver d. about 1814, and a guardian's record for his son, Joseph, links him to Jacob Seaver, who was the security for guardian, Michael Dechard (Deckert) to the tune of $4,400, which must have been a rather substantial sum for that era.

I will be happy to send my transcriptions of the tax lists to anyone who wants them.

Pat

Re: Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 28 Mar 2010 4:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Pat..

Thank you so much for all of your tireless efforts and research on the Seaver family...It does get very confusing at times with all of the county/state borders changing during the late 1700's/early 1800's...Is this the same information that you sent to me earlier this past week?

Thanks, Kim

Re: Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 8:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Seaver
I am directly related to the Seaver family of SW virginia. We own Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, WV (there is one still in SW Virginia Seaver-Brown FH) It was started by W.C. Seaver in 1844. He used to make wagons, then caskets, then came Seaver & Sons. He is my greatx5 grandfather. I've been looking for more information on the family and keep coming across your information.

Re: Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 25 Sep 2010 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Seaver, Pruner, Riggle
Which county(ies) were your Seaver family from in SW Virginia? And truly interesting information about the family funeral home business. Would love to learn more!

There is a W.C. (William C.) Seaver born abt 1824 VA living in Marion, Smyth Co, VA in the 1850-1880 censuses (these are the censuses that I looked at-there are probably more) and he is a cabinetmaker/furniture maker. Would this be your W.C. Seaver?

He was married to an Elizabeth A. (some trees show Pruner as her maiden name). They are the parents of Albert E., Mary F., William C. 'Willie', George W., Myrtle M. and Sallie E. Seaver.

Are any of these names familiar?

The aforementioned William C. Seaver (b. 1824) may be the son of John Seaver and Nancy Riggle. This John Seaver is the son of Henry (Heinrich) Seaver and Elizabeth (Unknown)and the grandson of 'Immigrant' Casper Seaver and Wife (unknown).

I have very little information on the family of John Seaver as my line is through his brother Jacob Seaver and wife Esther Croberger; however, Pat Seaver may have more as she has a truly amazing collection of Seaver information!

Kim

Re: Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 12:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you but my Seaver John S. was born in Ireland in 1868. I know not where. He came to America in 1885. Married Catherine Boland (from Old Spanish Point Ireland) and settled in Phila. Pa. Worked as a ship's engineer in the Merchant Marines Any relation?

Patricia L. Smith

Re: Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 19 Apr 2011 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Seaver
It sure is! Marion, VA! It is the same guy! My granfather was George W. Seaver III and my uncle is George W. Seaver IV. We still own and operate the Funeral home in Princeton, WV and the other half of us own and operate the one in Marion, VA. Both funeral homes have websites the one in VA has a more detailed family history on it.

Re: Seaver family of SW VA & NE TN--update

Posted: 19 Apr 2011 7:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
By the way George and Willie are the "Sons" in the Seaver and Sons. George is my direct line and all first born males in the direct line bare the name George W. Seaver. Right now the only one left is my uncle (the oldest of G.W. Seaver III) G.W. Seaver IV. I am the from the second son of GWS III, Timothy Seaver. I've found pics of W.C. Seaver on the internet from a book about SW Virginia and let me say the looks have not changed much because we all have the same eyes, lol. It was really freaky!
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