Alphabetical research

UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  We are creating a surname database for the Seaborns/Seabourns.  We will be able to sort the events by name, date, family, location, etc., upon completion.  Thank you for your patience.

Left is James Landon Seaborn, Joyce's great-grandfather.  Right is Napoleon Bonaparte Seabourn, Barbara's great-grandfather.    James Landon was the grandson of Joseph Seabourn, and Napoleon was Joseph's grandson.                                                                        


Various branches of the Seabourn family have been researching the family history for generations.  To our knowledge, research notes on the Seabourn surname have not been gathered together in one document.  It is our intent to offer a primary collection point so as to enhance our analysis and that of the many other Seabourn researchers. 

The challenges we face include:

  • The variant surname spellings include Seaborn, Seabourn, Seburn, Cebron, Sibron, Seeborn, Seabourne, and many others.  Within our own Family Tree, with roots in Bradley County, Tennessee, there are two prominent spellings:  Seabourn and Seaborn.  Joseph Seabourn, who brought his family into Bradley County in the 1830s and who is our most distant proven ancestor, used different spellings, but his name may have appeared more frequently as Seabourn.  The children who moved west used Seabourn.  The children who remained in Bradley County used Seaborn. 
  • For convenience in making our comments, we will use the Seabourn spelling.  For our research notes we will use the spelling that was found in the documents we reference.
  • As with other colonial families, the Seabourns often used the same given names; e.g., brothers and sisters used the same names for their children as did the subsequent generations. Some of the favorites include James, Joseph, Sarah, George.  This makes it difficult to sort through the names to put the correct documents and events with the individuals.  Putting together a family unit in the 18th century has proven difficult.
  • To date (2010) no one, to our knowledge, has traced the Seabourn family to the first ancestor in America.
  • The origin of the Seabourn family is unknown.  Stories have circulated and books have referenced the Seabourns as being German, English, or Ulster Scots (Scot-Irish).  Until we find the earliest America ancestor, we will not resolve this question.
  • In order to develop our pedigree, we need to identify the different family branches and eliminate the confusion of who belongs to which family branch.  In this paper you will find information on people who were not in our branch.  Hopefully this information will also help other researchers.
  • These research notes include family lore, speculation and fact.  For factual detail, we have included the source whenever it was available.  Some of our notes come from research conducted decades ago.  Barbara’s mother, Mettie Belle Allen Seabourn, compiled a large volume of research, and many of her citations have been misplaced.  Based upon her thoroughness, we personally have higher confidence in her notes than would normally be given by other researchers.
  • You will find duplications within the notes.  We have not attempted to edit or collate the notes or to analyze the data.  Those steps will be future efforts.
  •  These notes should be used in combination with the Seabourn and Seaborn family trees and documentation found on our genealogy website Family Trees, located at

We ask that anyone with further notes and information to share contact us at so that they can be added to this “master” document.

We are indebted to others for their dedication through the years to finding our common ancestors.  In particular we would like to thank Kermet Seabourn, Pat Davis and Treva Treesh for their encouragement and contributions.

We dedicate this research paper to our parents who inspired us to carry on where they left off.

 Dedicated to 

Barbara's parents, John Clifford and Mertie Belle Allen Seabourn,

and Joyce's parents, Clay Victor and Agnes Lorena Seaborn King


Numbering System (1.): ANN SEABORN, Sussex Co, VA, 1764

Source:  Sussex Co, VA Will Book A p 317

Ann Seaborn was a witness to the will of Edmund Jones dated 1 Feb 1764.

Numbering System (2.): ANNA SEABORN, Arkansas, abt 1882

Source:  LDS IGI Record

Anna Seaborn, age 24, married Philander Littell, age 42, on 11-20-1882 in St. Francis County, Arkansas.  His parents were William Littell born 1772 in North Carolina, and Maryland.

His first wife was Martha and they had these children:

2.1 George

2.2 Pike

2.3 Philander Jr. – was in the 15th Regiment Company C, AR Infantry, as a Private

2.4 Eugene

2.5 Porter

2.6 Martha


Numbering System (3.): BARTHOLOMEW SEABORNE, New York, 1706

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn                                                                                      
Immigrant Bartholomew Seaborne arrived in New York in 1706                                                                                      

Numbering System 4.): BUCHHAD SEABORN, MARYLAND, 1776

 Source: Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn 

Buchhad Seaborn listed on 1776 Maryland Census

BENJAMIN SEABORN (5.), Sussex Co, Virginia, bef 1757

Source: Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn 

It is estimated that Benjamin was born bet 1730-1750 and died abt April 1782 in Sussex County VA

Benjamin Seaborn and Martha Loftin were married abt 1757.  She was the daughter of William Loftin.  Date of birth unknown; died aft 1782.

Source:  Entries in the Albemarle Parish Registry of Surrey and Sussex Counties, Virginia, 1717-78 and research records from  Mertie Seabourn and her daughter Barbara Brinkley

(Earliest entries I the parish register were made in 1738; some families also entered children born prior to 1738.  The names of all sponsors at christenings are shown.  These names are very important, since grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were usually godparents.)

Seaborn, Benjamin and Martha

(5.1) Phoebe, 8/12/58: no sponsor given

(5.2) Christopher, 5/8/60: Thos. Moore Jr., Anslem Gilliam, Dowdy Ivey

(5.3) Martha, 3/13/62: no sponsor given

(5.4) Josiah, 8/6/64: Jno. Ezell Jr., Geo. Long, Sucky Seat

(5.5) Frances: 9/29/66: W. Seaborn, Frances Rand, Anna Shands

(5.6) Howell, 6/2/69: Benj. Adams, Phillip Harwood, Mary Mason

(5.7) Benjamin, 5/13/72: Daniel Harwood, Isaac Rawlings, Anne Battle

(5.8) William, 11/23/74: Wm. Seaborn, John Pate, Anne McLemore

(This must be the Benjamin of the will.  As no James is on this list of children, I wonder if there was a mistake in the printing, and maybe it should have been James instead of Josiah, or James could have been born after William—as Wm. was not mentioned in the will he must have died or perhaps his other name was James.  At any rate, these children were not very old when the will was made Oct. 15, 1778 and he died less than four years later.)


(5.1) Phoebe born abt 12 Aug 1758 in Sussex County; year of death unknown

Christened 12 Aug 1758, Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex Co VA

(5.2) Christopher born abt 8 May 1760 in Sussex County; year of death unknown

Christened 8 May 1760, Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex County

(5.3) Martha born 13 Mar 1762 in Sussex County; date of death unknown

Christened 13 Mar 1762 in Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex County VA

(5.4) Josiah born abt 6 Aug 1764 in Sussex County; died bef 1778

Christened 6 Aug 1764 Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex County.  Benjamin’s will did not list Josiah.

(5.5) Frances born abt 29 Sep 1766 in Sussex County; year of death unknown

Christened 29 Sep 1766 in Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex County VA

(5.6) Howell born abt 2 Jun 1769 in Sussex County; died abt 1822; married Elizabeth A. Hudson on 6 May 1790 in Sussex County; listed on the 1810 Sussex County Census pg 361

Christened 2 Jun 1769 in Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex County, VA

Will abt 1822 in Sussex County VA

(5.7) Benjamin born abt 13 May 1772 in Sussex County VA; died 1813 in Davidson County, TN

(5.8) William born abt 23 Nov 1774 in Sussex County; died bef 1778; William is not mentioned in Benjamin’s will.

           Christened 12 Mar 1775 in Sussex County


(5.9) James born bef 1778; died abt 1792 in Frederick County VA; does not appear in the Albemarle  Parish Registry

Will of Benjamin Seaborn:

“In the name of God Amen, this fifteenth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, I, Benjamin Seaborn of the County of Sussex, being in health of body and of perfect memory, thank the Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this life and that all flesh must yield unto death, when it doth please God to call, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.


First being penchant and sorry for all my sins, most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same, I commend my soul to Almighty God, my Saviour and Redeemor in whom and by whose merits I trust, and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, and my body I commit to the earth, to be decently buried at the dicretion of my executors hereafter named, and for the settling of my temporal estate and such goods and chattels and debts as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me.  I do order, give and dispose the same in manner and form following, that is to say:


I give and bequeathe unto my son Christopher Seaborn, the plantation which did formerly belong to John Hill, lying upon the Poplar Swamp, to him and his heirs, but if the said Christopher should die without heir, then the said plantation to be sold and the money to be divided between his brothers, Howell, Benjamin and James.

I give and bequeathe unto my son Benjamin, the plantation whereon I now live after the death of his mother, but if my son Benjamin should die without heir, then the plantation to be sold after the death of his mother and the money to be divided between my three sons, Christopher, Howell and James.


I give unto my son James, two hundred acres of land lying upon the __ Swamp, the land as bought of Mr. Beard, and if the said James should die without heir then the land is to be sold and the money to be divided between my three sons, Christopher, Howell and Benjamin.


I give and bequeathe to my son Howell all the residue or my land and one Negro ___ and if the said Howell should die without heir then the aforesaid land and Negro to be sold and the money to be divided between my three sons, Christopher, Benjamin and James.


And unto my beloved wife all the rest of my estate, both real and personal, during her life or widowhood and after her death or marriage, then to be [equally] divided between my four sons, Christopher, Howell, Benjamin and [James].  And I do hereby make and appoint my loving wife and my son Christo[pher]  the full and sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling and making void all former wills and bequests by me, making this only my last will and testament, in witness my hand and [seal].


Signed Benja Seaborn


Ben Avant

Lewis Solomon (his mark)

Charles Wood


At a court held for Sussex County the 18th day of April 1782, the last will and testament of Benjamin Seaborn, dec’d was submitted in court by Martha Seaborn, the executrix therein named,  proved by oath of Benjamin Avant and Lewis Solomon, witnesses thereto and declared to be re[co]rded and on the motion of the said executrix, who made oath according to law and with Isham Gillison and Frederick Lefton, her securities, ordered into and acknowledged, their bond being in the penalty of three thousand pounds, conditioned as the law directs.

Certificate is granted for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Illegible signature”

BENJAMIN SEABORN (6.), Sussex Co, Virginia, 1793

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn

Benjamin Seaborn and Fannie Mosely married on 9 Mar 1793

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEABOURN (7.), Davidson Co, Tennessee, 1856-1933

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn

Birth:  25 Jan 1856 in Davidson Co, TN

Death: 11 Jan 1933 in Pottawatomie Co, OK

Parents:  John Powell Seaborn and ___ Whitehead

Wife:  Martha Margaret Bond on 14 Nov 1877 in Wilson Co, TN in a ceremony performed by Rev. Alva Spear.  Born 16 Jul 1859 in Mt. Juliet, Wilson Co, TN and died 10 Jan 1943 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co, OK

Children:  All born in Davidson Co, TN

(6.1) John Howell born 13 Jun 1880

(6.2) Robert Lee born 15 Jan 1882

(6.3) Middie Ina born 1 Aug 1833

(6.4) Bernice Onan born 9 Mar 1885

(6.5) Miles Lafayette born 12 Jun 1886; married 28 Oct 1916 to Minta Ethel Hooter

(6.6) Lillard Hershall born 4 Apr 1888 and died 30 Jan 1901

(6.7) Espie Gentry born 11 Oct 1889 and died 9 Apr 1901

(6.8) Mattie Georgianna born 18 Oct 1891 and died 9 Aug 1979

(6.9) Lynelle Ray born 4 Sep 1893 married Alla

(6.10) Sarah Elon born 11 Feb 1897 married Harry Tracy Miles on 11 Feb 1914s

(6.11) Lillian Lois born 12 Oct 1898

(6.12) Viola Vio born 23 Dec 1900 and died 19 Apr 1918

(6.13) Getis Watkin born 6 Jun 1902 died at 3 months


CORNELIUS SEABRIN (8.), Shelby Co, Kentucky, 1806

Source: Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 1983


Cornelius Seabrin to Mary Smack? on June 22, 1806 in Shelby Co, KY

CORNELIUS SEABOURNE (9.), Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 1810

Source: Frankfort Argus newspaper dated 27 Jan 1810


Cornelius Seabourne’s name is listed in a notice as having a letter in the Harrodsburg post office that needed to be taken out before April 1st.

CHARLES JACOB SEBOURN (10.), Arkansas Ozarks, dates unknown

Source: The Washington County Observer, February 7, 19__, “Robert G. Winn’s Recollections, The Early Sebourn Family, Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn

”Among the early settlers in the Ozarks were Charles Jacob and Syrrtha/Siretha Cabbard (?) Sebourn who came to Arkansas from Iowa after first migrating to that [north}western state from Kentucky. They were the parents of 10 children, 9 of whom lived to adulthood, married and raised families of their own. One son Edward was killed accidently when he fell on a sharp pointed knife that __ his brain when he was a child playing near the family house.

Children:  (10.1) Nancy Sebourn; (10.2) Elizabeth Seabourn; (10.3) Jacob Sebourn Jr.; (10.4) Lewis Sebourn; (10.5) Byrd Sebourn ; (10.6) Elijah or Lige Sebourn; (10.7) Robert or Bob Sebourn; (10.8) Samuel or Sam Sebourn (10.9) William or Will Sebourn; (10.10) Charles or Charley Sebourn

There were two daughters, Nancy, the older, married John Murdock first. After his death she married John Smith. She and her second husband are buried in the cemetery at Chester, Arkansas

The younger daughter, Elizabeth, known as ‘___ Lid’ first married John Immis, apparently before the family known of her first husband except that he was a school teacher and sometime sheriff – and that he was the father of a son, Lee born in Iowa. Lee accompanied his mother when the Sebourns came to Arkansas. He married Emma McClendons? Met and married George Rivercomb. The couple adopted a da__ and daughter, Dot, who grew up in Win and attended school there. Although they never had children of their own, Aunt Lid and Uncle George were father and mother to every child who ever knew them. They were a jolly couple, greatly loved and admired by all. Their meeting was at Mountainberg, Arkansas, during the days before the railroad pushed its way through these mountains. Aunt Lid followed the tradition of all Sebourn women of being an outstanding cook. She was __ a living for herself and her small son. Lee Isais?, by cooking at the hotel in Mountainburg, a stage stop where passengers spent the night before reserving their travel the next morning. Among the drivers of the stages that made this stopover was a dashing, friendly young man named George River___, His stops soon became more than business visits to the hotel. He and the young widow, Elizabeth Sebourn Innis?, fell in love and were soon married. After the coming of the railroad put an end to his career as a stage driver, Uncle George went into other work. His wife continued in the restaurant business. Winslow soon became a booming town as the railroad at the crest of the Ozarks, where train men made these stops. No meals were served on the train at that time, and crew members ate at restaurants along the line. For years Aunt Lid operated a restaurant and rooming house directly east of the depot in a building about where the present city hall is located. Both Aunt Lid and Uncle George died in Winslow and are buried in the Coil Cemetery.

Jacob Jr., commonly known as Jake as was his father before him, did not use the ‘Jr.’ He was a section foreman, serving in that capacity in small towns or sections along the Frisco. He and his wife, Callie Byrd, are buried in Van Buren where they had lived. Jake lived to be older than any of the other Sebourns. He was 97 when he died.

Lewis was also a railroad man, usually working with the bridge gangs. These men moved from place to place along the road, living in boarding cars ___ ones the siding in whatever town was nearest the work to be done. Lewis’ wife, Hannah Satterfield, died at an early age before the couple’s three youngest children were of school age. The three youngest, Byrd, Miles and Jim, were cared for by their three older sisters. Mary, Nancy and Martha, until their marriages. Then Byrd kept house for her father until she also married Marvis Anderson. She cared for her father in her own home in his later years. Both Lewis and his wife Hannah are buried in the Gayler Cemetery.

Elijah, or Lige, married first Sadie Lad.(See Recollections, “The Lad Tragedies.” April 14, 1977 – Note: Not included in this article) and second, Rhoda Conley. Lige spent his working life as a farmer in Crawford County. He and his wife are buried in Crawford County, probably Dyer or Mulberry.

Robert, or Bob, was a blacksmith and had shops in different places, for a long time at Winslow where he lived for some years before moving to Mountainsburg. He married first Mary Smith; after her death he married Hannah Pense. They are buried at Mountainsburg.

Samuel, or Sam, was a farmer who lived most of his married life on his farm on the east side of Mt. Gayler. He and his wife Malloda Coaley are buried in the Mt. Gayler Cemetery. Four of the Sebourn men married sisters. Sam to Malinda Conley and his brother Lige to Malinda’s sister, Rhoda. Sam died about 1925 before the accompanying picture was taken. [Note: picture is in poor condition and not included in this article]

William, or Will, early operated a sawmill in the mountains of Crawford County before he became a Deputy Sheriff under Sam Russell, Sheriff of Crawford County. At that time Will moved his family to Van Buren where he and his wife Nan Boles are buried.

Charles, or Charley, was a farmer living in the Miller’s Chapel community east of Winslow. He married Martha Boles, sister to Nan, the wife of his brother Will. After his children were grown and he was more or less retired, he moved closer to Winslow and lived on the plateau south east of town not far from the Coil Cemetery where he and his wife are buried.

This is only a brief sketch of the members of the first generation of this prominent pioneer family in Northwest Arkansas. They have many descendants scattered over the country. To try to carry the names and activities farther down the line would take more space than allotted to this column – and would involve much detailed research. At least two of the descendants of the family are doing just such research and doubtless have valuable information at this time. They are Mr. Glen Sebourn, 3013 South St., Fort Smith, AR 72901, and Mrs. Eva M. Gayler, Box 23, Rock Port, MO 6445. The Gayler and Sebourn families are closely intertwined through marriage of the descendents of Charles Jacob and Siretha Gabbard Sebourn, and those of Ruben and Martha Cantrell Gayler.

Those listed here are not in chronological order, but as the information was given by telephone conversations with both Mrs. Kate Sebourn Smith and Mrs. Mary Sebourn Johnston, who are blood related through the Sebourns and by marriage through their husbands. Mrs. Johnston’s husband, Milton, is the son of Bradford and Ellen Smith Johnston. Mrs. Smith’s husband, Paul, is the son of Charley and Gertrude Talley Smith. Paul’s father and Milton’s mother were children of Rev. G. L. Smith of the Oak Grove community northwest of Winslow. Therefore Milton and Paul are first cousins.

Mrs. Mary Sebourn Johnston is the daughter of Lewis and Hannah Sutterfield Sebourn. Mrs. Kate Sebourn Smith is the daughter of Burt and Ida Gayler Smith. Burt was the son of Sam Sebourn, brother to Mary’s father Lewis, therefore Kate and Mary are second cousins.

The accompanying picture was taken at Lake Fort Smith in the first summer that the dam was completed in the 1930s [not included in this article]. The outline of the dam is visible in the background. The occasion was a family reunion of the brothers, the first in many years. Identification is by Mrs. Kate Seabourn Smith, who owns the picture. Identification: L to R: Jake, Charley, Lewis, Will, Lige, Bob. Sam had passed away ___ years before the ___


Source:  Family research records of Barbara Brinkley Seabourn

Letter regarding father of Charles Jacob Seabourn sent to Mettie Belle Seabourn:

“Prez, Calif 92621
Nov 23, 1984

Dear Mrs. Seabourn:

I’m sorry to be so late answering your letter but I’ve been trying to get information from relatives and the public library that may be of help to you. Some time ago I received a letter from Mrs. Eva Gayler who requested names and addresses of my brothers, sister and our children. She was working on a Sebourn family tree and was gathering information. I’m sure she would be much more help than I could be. Her address is: Mrs. Eva Gayler, Box 25, Rock Port Mo. 64402.

In the Fullerton public library I found who I believe is my Great-Great Grandfather. He would be the one who would tie our families together. The Revolutionary War Pension list of 1818 had Jacob Seabourn listed as a private in the Virginia Line from Kentucky. The D.A.R. Patriotic Index had him listed as Seabourn, Jacob – born 1762-Died May 16, 1840. The Kentucky census of 1800 spelled his name Seburn, Jacob – Madison County Kentucky, Aug 12, 1800. The government evidently gave land to veterans then because I found him also in the Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds. He was listed; Jacob Seburn – 200 Acres – Warrant 4013. During War, Soldier in Virginia Line. 3/6/1784.

I think it is very possible that Jacob Seebourn (born 1762) and Joseph Seabourn (born 1782) could have been brothers or half-brothers. I have no proof but I believe my Great-Grandfather, Charles Jacob Sebourn is his son who moved from Kentucky to Iowa and then to Northwest Arkansas. My Grandfather was Charles James Sebourn. He was born in Sioux City, [the remainder of the page is cut off]


DAVID SEABORN (11), Berkeley County, Virginia, 1792

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

David Seaborn married Sophia Segroot on 22 Mar 1792

DANIEL SEABORN (12), Berkeley County, Virginia, 1807

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Daniel Seaborn married Mary Snider 16 Jun 1807


ELIZABETH SEBORNE (13), Norfolk, Virginia, 1681

Source:  According to information provided to Barbara Seabourn Brinkley by Harold Reno on dated 25 Feb 2005; the following records were found in the book entitled Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by F. Edward Wright

Elizabeth Sebourne (13.1), daughter of Thomas and Alies (13.), was born 2 Feb 1681.

EDWARD SEBORNE (14.), Norfolk, Virginia, 1693

Source:  According to information provided to Barbara Seabourn Brinkley by Harold Reno on dated 25 Feb 2005, the following records were found in the book entitled Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by F. Edward Wright

Edward Seborne (13.2), of Thomas and Anne (13.), born 28 Jul 1693 and baptized.

ELIZABETH SEBORNE (14.), Norfolk, Virginia, 1702

Source:  According to information provided to Barbara Seabourn Brinkley by Harold Reno on dated 25 Feb 2005; the following records were found in the book entitled Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by F. Edward Wright

William Smith and Elizabeth Seaborn were married 16 Jan 1702.

EDWARD SEABORN, Anne Arundel County, Virginia, 1714

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Richard Williams, Sr. witnessed the 1714 Anne Arundel County deed from Thomas Seaborne to Edward Seaborn, land near Hiccory Hills.

EDWARD SEABOURN, Anne Arundel County, Virginia, 1722

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

In 1722 Edward Seabourn married Mary Cannon

EDWARD SEEBORN, Maryland, 1740

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Will of Joseph Williams, Sr., July 15, 1740, in Maryland.  One of the Testators was Edward Seaborn.  The Hayward Ervn Woolfe family lists Edward Seaborn 1700-1780 and wife Mary Cannon 1700-1780 as ancestors.

EDWARD SEABOURN, Anne Arundel County, Virginia, 1752

Source:  Index of Maryland Colonial Wills, MacGruder

Will of Edward Seabourn in Vol. 28, p 250

EDWARD SEABORN, Virginia, 1766

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

An Edward Seaborn first appears in a SC Journal for 1766 from VA with wife and 1 child under 16. He asked for and was granted 200 acres in Berkeley Co on 16 Dec 1766 from the King. Berkeley County then extended from Charlestown to the NC line. This land between the Broad and Saluda River on a branch called Bush River which locates the land in Laurens or Newberry SC. On 2 Aug 1766 this 200 acres was surveyed by Edward Musgrave, granted 16 Dec 1766. Tax return made in Charlestown 20 Feb 1767 by Benj. Stanton for Edward Seaborn. No further records have been found on Edward.

EDMOND SEABORN, Yohogaia County, Virginia, 1782

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

In Yohogaia Co, VA, Edmond Seaborn was on a complaint petition.

EDWARD SEABORN, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 1793

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Post-Rev Rolls Washington County Muster and Militia Muster and Pay Rolls, Ensign Powell’s Company includes private Edward Seaborn Vol. C for Jefferson Co, TN.

William Hadley to Jesse Kimbrough June 19, 1793 on Dumplin Creek including the second branch above Edward Seburn’s. There are at least 13 records of Land Grants (Newberry, NC and Hillsborough, NC) and sales in Greene Co. and Jefferson Co., TN. Including two transactions (GE) N dist in 1793.

EDWARD SEABORN, Marion County, Tennessee, 1840-1850

Source:  Sixth Census of the United States, 1840.  National Archives Microfilm Publication M704, 580 rolls, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, DC

Edward Seaborn in 1840 Census in Marion Co, TN 

1 male under 5; 1 male 5 to 10; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 30-40; 1 male 50-60
2 females under 5; 2 females 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 30-40
Total = 11

Source:  Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.  National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, DC

Edward Seaborn in 1850 Census in Marion Co, TN

Edward Seabourn: Born in Tennessee abt 1810, age 40
Elizabeth Seabourn Born in South Carolina abt 1810, age 40 (age is difficult to read)
Rosan Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1829, age 21
John Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1830, age 20
Edward Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1832, age 18
Sarah Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1834, age 16
Elizabeth Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1836, age 14
George M. Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1838, age 12
Polly Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1842, age 8
Joseph Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1843, age 7
Houston Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1845, age 5
William Seabourn Born in Tennessee abt 1846, age 4
Sarah Swafford Born in Georgia abt 1785, age 65
No slaves listed on the 1850 Slave Schedule

According to Gladys Swofford in 2004, she found a Sarah Swafford in the book entitled Swaffords of Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee on pages 448-451. Sarah was married to Moses Swafford on 3 Oct 1804 in Greenville County, SC. He was the son of Abraham Swafford and he and Sarah were cousins. Gladys indicates that she is probably one of the daughters of Jacob Swafford born 1762-63. Moses was inducted into the Army 10 Oct 1814 and died of sickness 24 Nov 1814 at Fort Clayborn AL. They are not believed to have had any children. Sarah applied for her deceased husband’s pension and the remainder of the entry in the book regards the pension. END OF NOTE

Source:  According to Harold Reno in an e-mail to Barbara Seabourn Brinkley on

·         “Most interesting to me, April 12, 1804 land to adjoining Edward Seabourn and the Testator was Joseph Seaborn. Another record is a conditional line of Edward Seaborn and John Seaborn where John Seaborn now lives. I also found a grant in GA for Edward Seaborn. I can’t solve who Edward Seaborn and John Seaborn were, but families tended to travel together and carry names on down.” END OF EMAIL

Source:  Marion County, Tennessee Rec Book C p 313

Some believe that Edward and Elizabeth were the parents of Joseph Seaborn who settled in Bradley Co, TN; however, they would have been too young at Joseph's birth.  We believe there is some type of indirect connection to his family, however, particularly because of the following deed.

Property Deed:
This indenture made this 24th day of October in the year of our Lord, 1834 by and between Edward Seabourn, Joseph Seaborn, John J. Seaborn, George W. Seaborn, Polly Seaborn, Sarah Seabron, Jesse B. Sherrell and his wife Margaret, late Margaret Seaborn and Elizabeth Seaborn of the County of Marion and State of Tenn. and Elihu Hatchkiss and his wife Anne, late Anne Seaborn of St. Francis Co., Arkansas Territory, heirs and legatees of John Seaborn deceased of the one part, and William Rankin of the County of Bledsoe and State of Tenn. of the other part; witnesseth that the said Edward, Joseph, John J., George W., Jessie B., and Margaret, Polly, said Elizabeth and Elihu and Anne for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, sold, conveyed & confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said William Rankin, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred and forty acres, lying and being in the Co. of Marion, State of Tenn. of the N.W. side of the Sequatchee River or Coops Creek being the same on which the said John Seaborn lived previous to his death, bounded and described as follows, to wit.

Beginning at a black oak on the side of a ridge on the south side of said Coops Creek being a corner to a tract now owned by John Roberts, whereon William Butler once lived and running thence along said Roberts line North 40 degrees E, 22 poles to said Coops Creek, then the same ounce contained crossing said creek in all 70 poles to black jack pointers on other corner to said Robert’s, thence N 57 degrees E, 130 poles to a black oak on the top of a ridge, then along said ridge N. 28 degrees E. 100 poles to bank on top of a ridge, then along said ridge N. 28 degrees E 100 poles to a black jack and post oak, thence N 50° W 95 poles to pointers on the N. E. boundry of Southgate & Carters 10500 acres tract, thence with said N.W. boundary S. 33° W 285 poles to said Coops Creek then the same ounce contained in all 430 poles to a post oak near Lassaters field, thence S. 50’ E. 160 poles to pointers on a ridge, then along said ridge N 33° E 230 poles to a stake, thence S 50° to the beginning: -

Also one other tract or parcel of land containing 72 acres be the same more or less, situated and being in the Co. of Marion & State of Tenn. on the NW side of Sequatchee River on the waters of Coops Creek, adjoining the lands of James Cain, Edward Austin, Benjamin Lewis, Edward Seabourn and the 404 acre tract herein conveyed beginning at a stake and post oak and persimmon pointers said Caines line N 38° W 34 poles to a small persimmon then S. 50° x 52 poles to a fence said Austins corner thence with said Austins line S 40 ° x 92 poles to a stake and pointers his corner in said Lewis line, thence with said line S 11 ° E 20 poles to a black oak, __ S 9° W 24 poles to a stake then S 16° x 28 poles to a stake in said Coops Creek in said Edward Seabourns line, the with said line E 39 poles to a small dogwood and pointers in the line of said 404 acres and with said line N 33° E 174 poles to the beginning.

To have & to hold the aforesaid premises hereby conveyed together with the appurtenances and all the estate right title interest property claim and demand of them the said Edward Seabourn, Joseph Seabourn, John J. Seabourn, George K. Seabourn, Jesse B. & Margaret Sherrell, Sarah & Elizabeth Seabourn & Elihu & Anne Hatchkiss & every part & parcel thereof unto the said Wm. Rankin, his heirs & assigns forever, & the said Edward Seabourn, Joseph Seabourn, John Seabourn, Geo. W. Seabourn, Jesse B. Sherell & Margaret, his wife, Polly Seabourn, Sarah & Elizabeth Seabourn, Elihu Hatchkiss & Anne, his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors & administrators, all & singular, the premises hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said Wm. Rankin, his heirs & assigns against the said Edward, Joseph, John J., Geo. W., Jesse B. & Margaret, Polly, Sarah, Elizabeth, Elihu Anne Hatchkiss have hereunto set our hands & seals the day and year herein written.

Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of us.

James Gardner
S. Hicks


Edward Seabourn [Seal] Sarah Seabourn [Seal]
Joseph Seabourn [Seal] Elizabeth (X her mark) Seabourn [Seal]
George W. (X his mark) Seabourn E. Hatchkiss [Seal]
J. B. Sherrell [Seal] Anne (X her mark) Hatchkiss [Seal]
Margaret (her mark) Sherrell [Seal] Polly Seabourn [Seal]

Registered 15th August 1835

EDWARD SEABORN, Tennessee, 1855

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Tennessee Land Grants with Edward Seaborn with Columbus Grayson (MR) Mountain Dist. and Edward Seaborn (MR) Mountain Dist.

EDWARD SEABOURN, Arkansas, 1901

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Edward Seabourn married Mary Elizabeth Wallace on June 22, 1901 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Their children were:

Nettie born November 22, 1902; died January 1977 in Alma, Crawford County, Arkansas; Nettie married __ Parker

Opal May born November 2, 1904; died August 27, 1978 in Ft. Smith, Sebastain County, Arkansas; Opal May married Thell Rogers 


FRANCES SEABORNE, Virginia, 1618-1619

Source:  Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Source Publication Code 129.4, Document Type Immigrant Record

There are three different entries in the index.  We do not know if they refer to the same person.

Frances Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1618
Frances Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1618
Frances Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1618-1619

FREDERICK SEABORN, Sussex County, Virginia, 1784

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Frederick Seaborn and Dolly Sands married on 16 Apr 1784

FRANK J. SEABOURNE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1899

Source:  Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper dated 21 May 1899

Frank J. Seabourne graduated from the school of medicine.


GEORGE SEABORNE, Culpeper County, Virginia, pre-1662

Source:  Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly  Vol. III Heale-Muscoe…(1982)

George Seaborne was a witness to a historical transaction on 17 Nov 1662 in Culpeper County, Virginia. It is an original deed from the “Wickocomico Indians.” The record read:

“Whereas it was ordered the sixt day of Aug. last past by the Commissioners appointed for the Indian affairs That Robert Jones by the consent of the Wickocomico Indians should enjoy the necke of Land where here dwelleth, extending up alonge the northernmost branche to the glade, in consideracons of 12 mochcoats to bee paid at the arrival of the second ship, now these presents witness that we the greate men of Wickocomico Indian Towne doe acknowledge to have received the sd consideracons in the presence of Col. John Carter and therefore doe hereby bargain and sell the sd land with all its apportunances to the sd Robt Jones, his heyres and assignes forever And alsoe doe hereby authorize Mr. Thos. Hobson in our names and as our attorney to acknowledge this in court.

Witness our hands this 17th of Nov. 1662.”
John Carter Grasonay X
Geo Seaborne Chistecuttewaws X
John Carter Tatemenony X”

GEORGE SEABURN, Berkeley County, Virginia, 1782

Source:  Virginia Taxpayers 1782 by Fathergill

Taxpayer records listed George Seaburn, Poll 2, 1 Slave, Berkeley County


Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

1785-1790 Census of Virginia shows George Seaburn as living next door to James Seaburn.

GEORGE SEABORN, Frederick County, Virginia, 1792

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

George Seaborn married Elizabeth Vance according to will of W. M. Vance, Will Book ?.  Will dated 25 Aug 1792.  Also names Betty Seaborn as granddaughter (daughter of George and Elizabeth).

GEORGE SEABURN, Berkeley County, Virginia, 1796

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Berkeley County, Virginia (now Berkeley County, West Virginia) George Seaburn will 24 Oct 1796 divided among his wife, sons, Don, Theodouer, Peter, David, William, daughter Elinor.  Estate inventory 25 Jan 1797.

GEORGE SEABERN, Berkeley County, Virginia, 1800

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

George Seabern on Berkeley Co, VA tax list of 1800 -- says "on Back Creek, 2 males over 21, 2 horses; Sm Slaughter's district.

GEORGE SEABORN FAMILY, Pendleton, South Carolina, 18th and 19th Century

We are listing in this section the information we have on the family of George Seaborn, rather than distribute the names throughout this document.  You will find duplications in this section since we are listing references and not collating them at this stage.



 Source:  Traditions and History of Anderson County by Louise Ayer Vandiver (1928)

As to the origin of the Seaborn family, we’ve heard German, English and Scot-Irish. In the book by Louise Ayer Vandiver (1928), she mentions Major George Seaborn’s name in the first paragraph, noting that he was editor and publisher of The Farmer and Planter. On the same page she writes: “Some of the other original settlers in Pendleton were John Harris, William McCaleb, William Steele, Calhouns, Earles, Harrisons, Taliaferros, Lewises, Adamses, Maxwells, Seaborns, Symmeses, Kilpatricks, Rosses, Lattas, Shanklins, Dicksons, Sloans, Smiths, Taylors, VanWycks, Whitners, Reeces, Cherrys, Hunters, Clemsons, Millers, Gilmans, Sittons, and Burtses. Most of these early settlers were emigrants from Virginia, Pennsylvania, and colonies farther north. They were Scotch-Irish for the most part, and with them came churches and schools.”

Source: LDS Film #954.593 filmed 30 Mar 1972/Sea-an English surname SC Genealogy by Leonardo Andrea. Record owner Connie Andrea, Columbia, SC

“The Conners, Haynies, Tarrants, Machens, Woods, Charles, Smiths, Mittisons, Wyatts, Johnstons, Amblers, Wickliffes, Stokes, Greenes, Grigsbys, Fosters, Singletons and Seaborns from Northern Neck of VA all came from counties of Fairfax, Stafford, Prince William and adjacent counties in VA to Golden Grove Creek and surrounding area in Greenville Co SC soon after the Rev.”


Sources: History of Old Pendleton District, with a Genealogy of the Leading Families of the District. Simpson, R. W. Unknown. (1913) and All South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1-20 and the family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

George Seaborn (Sr.) was born 2 May 1732 according to LDS records. He moved to South Carolina from Prince William County, Virginia around 1785 and settled on the Grove (possibly Golden Grove Creek) near Piedmont in Greenville County with the first settlers. He died 15 Aug 1818.

George was the son of James Seaborn Jr. who married Sarah ___. James died 17 Oct 1756 and Sarah died 15 Jan 1759.

He married Grace Greenwood. Grace’s first husband was Henry Machen, born 29 Nov 1716 in Middlesex County, VA according to Christ Church Parish Register. Date of death abt 1752 when the will was proven in April 1752. Henry and Grace were married abt 1740 in Prince William County, VA.

It is thought that Grace was born abt 1720 in Prince William County and married George abt 1756 in Prince William County. Grace died abt 1809 in Greenville County, South Carolina. She was not on the 1810 Census.

Henry and Grace had five children: Henry, Jr.; Thomas; John; Mary and Joseph.

George and Grace had two children: James and Sidney Seaborn. James married Mary Brazier who was born abt 1760. Sidney married James Wofford. [Note: Most other records found do not list a Sidney Seaborn as a child of George and Grace.

James’ wife, Mary, was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah Brazier of Orange and Chatham Counties, North Carolina. James was born 1 Apr 1757 in Orange County. At some point after her husband’s death, Mary moved to Stilesboro, Georgia where she lived with family until her death on 15 Mar 1850.

The children of Mary and James were

Mary Brazier Seaborn who married Robert W. Alexander

Sarah Brazier Seaborn who married John J. Black. Sarah died in Cartersville, Georgia.

Their children were:

George Seaborn Black who married Mary Adaline Rails

Mary G. Black who married Humphrey Cobb

Margaret Seaborn Black who married Lemuel Cobb

Thalia Seaborn Black who married Thomas Black in Christian County, Kentucky on 13 Feb 1809

Judith Seaborn Black who married __ McDaniel after 1815

Campasia Seaborn Black who married ___ Hawkins

Marie Seaborn Black who married ___ McDaniel

George Seaborn Black who was born 1 Aug 1797 and married Sarah Ann Earle

Grace Greenwood Seaborn Black who married Wilson Cobb

Matilda T. Seaborn Black who married Ranson Cobb after 1815; Ransom died in 1835 and Matilda moved to Georgia.

James, died on the Grove. According to the Greenville County records (SC Apt. 7, No. 454)

James Seaborn, son of George Seaborn and father of [Major] George Seaborn died on 12 Nov 1804, however we have also seen a date of death listed as 6 Jul 1804. His estate was administered by his father and mother.

George Seaborn made a gift deed (Book 1, page 436, Greenville public records) to James’ heirs on 23 Sep 1815. He named them as Grace Cobb (Mrs. Wilson Cobb); Sarah Black (Mrs. John Black); Thale Black (Mrs. Thomas Black; Polly Alexander (Mrs. Robert Alexander); Margaret Cobb born 1797 in South Carolina (Mrs. Lemuel Cobb, widow) whose daughter Mary Grace Cobb married James Lawrence Leath and moved to Cherokee County, Alabama; George; Matilda Seaborn; Judith Seaborn. The gift was 1,400 acres, a part of 2,000 acres that had been granted previously to George.


George Sr. left a son, George Seaborn (Major Seaborn) who married Sarah Ann, daughter of Gen. John H. Earle, and resident at Cherry Hill, a mile or so from Pendleton. They were married on a Tuesday evening dated 28 Jun 1828 by the Rev. Mr. Holland.

Maj. George Seaborn and wife, Sarah Ann Earle Seaborn, had the following children:

Sallie Taylor Seaborn married Thos. J. Sloan

James Seaborn married Laura Annie Mason

B. Earle Seaborn married Marie Dunham.

Mollie S. Seaborn married Col. J. B. E. Sloan

Grace Greenwood Seaborn – died unmarried.

Hannah Earle Seaborn – died unmarried.

William Robinson Seaborn – killed in battle of Seven Pines

Eliza Seaborn – died unmarried.

Mattie Seaborn married Gregg G. Richards – no issue.

Sue Vivian Seaborn – unmarried.

Source:  Under Attachments at the bottom of the page, please reference the 1865 letter to the Governor of South Carolina signed by James, George, and B. Earle Seaborn. Government Publication on  The letter regards the presence of colored troops in the State of South Carolina after the Civil War.


Source: Tanglewood Information and picture courtesy of

The home of John Baylis Earle Sloan and his wife, Mollie Seaborne Sloan is listed as a South Carolina historical marker site.  It is now called Tanglewood Mansion. “This property was the site of a private residence as early as 1830’s.  In 1860, John Baylis Earle Sloan and his wife, Mollie Seaborne Sloan, established a home that became known as Tanglewood.  The columns and the ruins seen today are all that remain of the site, which was first destroyed by fired in 1908.  It was a piedmont plantation-style house, resting on tall piers and having large rooms.  The family re-built the home as a classical colonial mansion in 1910, reusing the columns in the portico.  Tanglewood stayed in the Sloan family for many years, until it was sold in 1950s.”  The building again burned to the ground in 1970.   It was rebuilt and is being used as the Pendleton branch library of the Anderson County Library system.



Source:  Same sources as listed above for Major Seaborn.

"George Seaborn was also known as the “worshipful master of Pendleton Lodge 34, Ancient and Free Masons.”

"Major George Seaborn of Anderson District was a slave trader and a gentleman of high standing."

Source:  Home called The Domestic Slave Trade

 “Major George Seaborn was another trader/planter and a gentleman of very high standing. In 1850, a financial agency reported that he was a 'planter aged 50, v[ery] fine char[acter] and w[orth] in land and negroes some $20,[000].’ He was also joint editor and publisher of the Farmers’ and Planters’ Magazine.”

 Source:  Cemetery records of the Oconee Westview Cemetery, South Caroliina

 Buried in the cemetery is James Seaborn born 1702 and died 1792. A stone engraving in the cemetery says “The graves of James Seaborn 1702-1792, George Seaborn 1732-1818, James Seaborn 1757-1804, of Frederick Co., VA, before 1784, and a child’s grave were brought here from a site near Piedmont, SC – The Seaborn Burying Ground – near a spring on Golden Grove Creek. The site was surveyed and recorded at Greenville Co. Courthouse, Mesne Conveyance, Plat Book 9-V, pg. 50.”

These individuals could be James, the father of George of Pendleton, SC, the father of James.

 Source:  History - Old Pendleton District by R. W. Simpson (1913)

“Major George Seaborn edited and published the Farmer and Planter at Pendleton for a number of years. Major Seaborn was a native of Greenville, and reared a large and interesting family. He took great interest in improving the methods of farming as he found them here. His paper was not only useful and ably edited, but it was very popular in the State.” 

Source:  Pendleton Farmers' Society by the Pendleton Farmers' Society, Committee on History. Foote & Davies Co 1908

"The earlier history of the society (1815-1820) is republished.  The earlier events have also been well set forth in the last public address of Governor Perry, reminiscences by Maj. Benj. Sloan, James Seaborn, and others."

A second reference in the book under the heading of "Old Sun Dial":  "In conversation with Mr. Harleston, who makes the within affidavit he told me that when Col. Huger was leaving his Long House place near Pendleton, he was present and heard a discussion between his Father, Col. Edward Harleston and Col. Huger as to what disposition should be made of the Sun Dial that stood in his garden and that the conclusion was to present it to Pendleton Farmers Society, which to his own knowledge was done.   Mr. B. Frank Sloan formerly of Pendleton told me that he distinctly remembered seeing Maj. Geo. Seaborn (who was a surveyor) with his compass placing the Sun Dial in the Public Square at Pendleton.  Signed by James Seaborn at Walhalla, S.C., May 31, 1907."

The affidavit reads:
"State of South Carolina,
County of Charleston.

Personally appeared before me Mr. Jno. Harleston of Charleston, State and County above named and made oath to the following effect:

I am a grandson of Col. Frank K. Huger and have a distinct recollection of my Grandfather, the said Col. Frank K. Huger, making a gift of the Sun Dial that stands in the Public Square at Pendleton, S.C., to the Old Pendleton Farmers' Society.  My recollection of the circumstance is very clear and I further believe that Maj. George Seaborn, then President of the said Society received the Sun Dial for the use and benefit of the Society.  sworn to and subscribed before me this the 10th day of May, 1907.
(Sig.) James Seaborn,                            (Sig.) Jno. Harleston.
Notary Public, S.C."

The book lists the members of the Pendleton Farmers' Society from 1820 to 1861.  Among those listed is George Seaborn.

Another reference to the Seaborns in the book is "The two north rooms of the ground floor was used for some years as the printing office of the Farmer & Planter, an agricultural journal published by Seaborn and Gilman, but this is of so recent a date that I suppose it is remembered by many persons now living there.  The publication was commenced about 1850."

A section headed "Major George Seaborn" reads:
"Major George Seaborn, once president of the Pendleton Farmers' Society was born in Greenville District, South Carolina on August 1, 1797, on Golden Grove Creek.  He moved to Pendleton in 1840 and was president of the Society afterwards and took a great interest in all things pertaining to Agriculture.

He wrote a great deal on the subject and was long a correspondent of the Southern Cultivator and the American Farmer of Baltimore, Md., and other Farm Journals.

In 1850, he in connection with Mr. J. J. Gilman of New Hampshire established the Farmer and Planter a paper devoted to the farming interest at Pendleton under the firm name of 'Seaborn & Gilman.'  Mr. Gilman soon retired and Major Seaborn continued the publication until 1859.

Major Seaborn married Sarah, a daughter of General John Baylis Earle.  He died at his home near Pendleton on March 1877."

Another section reads: "Among the noted members of this Society who have died since the war, are Maj. George Seaborn, who was proprietor and editor of the old Farmer and Planter, published at Pendleton, and Maj. R. F. Simpson, member of Congress and an able writer on subjects pertaining agriculture, and father of Col. R. W. Simpson, the executor of the far-famed Clemson will--which was sustained in the Supreme Court of the United States, and a decision filed by that august body on the 7th of April, 1887, also president of the board of trustees of the Clemson College."


Source:  Fred and Dona Brewer from a posting on

George Seabourn was born in 1732 in England and died in 1818 in Pendleton, South Carolina.  His father was James Seabourn and his mother was Sarah ___.  George married Grace (Greenwood) Machen before 1757 in Virginia. Grace was the widow of Henry. Grace died before 1792. Grace and George had the following children:

Jacob Seabourn born abt 1752 [Note: Birthdate does not fit in]
Sidney Seaborn married James Wofford
James Seaborn

George’s children in April 1792 refiled George’s original will in Greenville County, South Carolina, against George Seaborn.  George died 5 Jul 1817 and the will was probated 8 Nov 1818.

Child James Seaborn was deceased.  Executor of the will was George Seaborn, grandson of George and son of James Seaborn.

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Will of George Seaborne of Greenville, SC 1817

In the name of god, amen. I George Seaborne of Greenville district in the State of South Carolina, being old and infirm of body, but of sound mind and disposing memory; and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, Do make, declare, publish and pronounce this to be my last Will and Testament,

Imprimis, I desire that my Executor herein after named, will have my body buried in a decent manner, by the side of my son James, where he is buried.

Item, I order that all my just debts be paid, should there be any owing: which at present can be but very trifling—It can therefore be done without delay.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson George Seaborn, Son of James Seaborn Deceased, the whole of my Estate both real and personal, which I now own, or hereafter may acquire, to be possessed and enjoyed by him and his heirs and assigns forever. He paying to each of the Children of Sidney Safford (?), the Wife of Joseph Safford??, one hundred and twenty five dollars (apiece) whenever they shall grow up or marry.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said George Seaborn my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will & testament; hereby disannulling and revoking all other former wills by me made, and publishing allowing and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament,

In Witness whereof I have hereunto in the presence of the witnesses set my Hand and affixed my seal, this fifth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventeen.

Signed G. Seborn (L.S.)

Signed Sealed published & declared in the presence of us to be his last Will & Testament, who in the presence of each other, & in his presence have Subscribed our names.

Geo. W. Earle
Jeremiah Cleveland
Samuel Crayton

Probated November 8, 1818
S. Goodlett, O.O. D.
Recorded in Will book A, Page 295-296, Apt. 7, File No. 422

Source:  Correspondence from Delma Mink to Mettie Belle Seabourn and her daughter Barbara Seabourn Brinkley regarding the South Carolina Seaborns.

“…correspond with a des. of this James Seaborn & this info is furnished [for] records of James Seaborn of Walhalla, S.C.


Seaborns came to Amer. about 1700 from Leeds, Eng. And settled near [__]hester, VA.  After the Indian troubles were over and it was discovered that cotton would grow in the highlands of the ‘up-country’, they moved [and] took up land near what is now Greenville, S.C.  They stayed there until [__] George, bought a plantation near Pendleton, S.C. and named it Cherry [Hill] about 1833.


[__] (ca 1700 lived to be near 100 yrs.) m. Sarh George (1704-1759) [__] Geo. (2 May 1732-15 Aug. 1918) m. Grace Greenwood.  James (1734-10 Oct. 1756)


George & Grace Greenwood, 1 ch. James (1 Apr. 1757-6 July 1804) m. Mary Brasier/Braisher


James & Mary Brazier, 2 ch George (1 Aug. 1797-14 Mar. 1877) m. Sarah Ann Earle; James (19 Dec. 1802-28 July 1803)


George & Sarah Ann Earle 10 ch.

Sarah Taylor (23 Apr. 1830-29 Jun 1914) m. Thos. J. Sloan had 3 ch. Douglas, George & Eva who m. Edward B. Murray & had 9 ch.


James (5 Nov. 1831-2 Jul. 1912) m. Annia Manon had 6 ch.: Deane m. B. Morse; Geo. m. Augusta Holleman; Mason; Wm. m Ruth ?; James; & Douglas


Baylis Earle (28 Dec. 1833-15 Mar. 1891) m Marian Porcher Dunham had 5 ch: Paul Dunham; Annie Louise; Edward James m Helen May Britton & had 3 ch.; Mary Earle; & John Ernest Peyas.


Mary Earle (11 Jan 1836-27 Sep 1925) m J. R. E. Sloan had 8 ch.: Earle m Alice Witte; Louis; Annie; Deila m. Edwin Johnson; Joe; Vivian; Helen m Dr. Crown Torrance; Margaret m Lt. Col. Arthur Cassels / 2nd. M Clarke Wardlow Moorman

Grace Greenwood (22 Dec 1837-9 May 1873) never married

    Wm. Robertson (5 Nov 1839-31 May 1862) d. Battle of Seven Pines

    Hannah Earle (28 Sep 1841-26 Dec. 1881) never m


  Elisa Earle (8 Sep 1843-15 Apr. 1849) never m


  Matilda (16 Jul 1843-31 Dec. 1889) m Gregg Richards; 1 ch died

    Sue Vivian (22 Jan 1848-8 May 1911) never married

    3 ch. of Edward James Seaborn & Helen May Britton m 1908 (E. J. born Bos_

[_arle] Byers Seaborn m Margery Hiskey in 1937; 2 ch. John & Susan

[_ie] Britton Seaborn never m.


         (?} Seaborn m Mary Louise Griswold in 1947. Paul d. 1976


Source:  Correspondence from Laura (Edwards?) to Barbara Seabourn Brinkley dated 17 Dec 1999 regarding Major Seaborn from South Carolina.

 “I wonder if your Major Seaborn from SC is in fact Major George Seaborn of Greenville Co.  If so, then there probably is some connection, as this George was the son of James Seaborn and grandson of George Seaborn and Grace Greenwood Machen.

The earliest records I have on the elder George Seaborn are from Prince William Co VA in the 1760s.  It appears that George married Grace about 1757 and there were some disputes over the estate of her first husband Henry Machen Sr.  There were several court cases between George and Henry’s brother Thomas Machen involving trespassing.  Though I haven’t found anything definite, I think George and Grace were living in Fauquier Co VA at that time.

The Seaborns and Machens and other families from Fauquier Co moved to SC about 1777, where George received several land grants.  In 1793, I found a deed from Frederick Co VA, concerning George Seaborn of [sic] Granville Co SC described as the administrator of the estate of James Seaborn, deceased.  Since there is not and never was a Granville Co in SC I think this must be a misspelling for Greenville.  Since George named his only son James, probably the James of Frederick Co was his father.  I have not located the actual estate records for this James, which would probably prove whatever relationship they had.

George Seaborn’s will was probated in 1818 in Greenville and indicates that he had only one son, James, who had died in 1804, and that James had only one son, the above mentioned Major George Seaborn (I believe he was in the militia).  So, your Joseph could not be in the direct line, but he could be a nephew to George.

I would suggest that you check the records of Frederick Co VA, as this is the only place in VA I have found any Seaborns other than George.  You might want to also check the SC census from 1880.  I believe I am right in saying the younger George Seaborn was the only one in the state but that should be checked.  I hope this is helpful.”

Barbara’s initial posting:

“I saw your post on the Seaborn GenForum page.  This was of great interest to me, for over 20 years my mother researched our Seabourn family.  The fartherest we have gotten back is Joseph Seabourn, born 1782 in Tennessee.  We first find him in Jefferson County Tennessee, in 1798, posting a marriage bond to Mary Wilhite.  On this bond is listed Edward Seabourn as bondsman.  There are several land records in Jefferson in the early 1700’s, some grants from North Carolina for Edward and John Seabourn.  Joseph and Mary named their first son James Monroe Seabourn.  There is a story in the family that during the Civil War, a cousin of James Monroes’, a Major Seabourn from SC was ill at his house.  We’ve been trying to get a connection from TN back to either NC or VA.  I know there were Seabourns transported into VA in the 1800’s.  I notice you mentioned that the George Seaborn in your line had records to indicate he was the son of a James – any clues you might give me to further look into this possible connection would be most appreciated as this has been a major brick wall for years!  Thank you, Barbara.

Source:  South Carolina Lineage, Book L 645, p 55

Mary Beth Davis Lightfoot [address not included]

March 25, 1976

“History of Pendleton, SC”

Seaborn Family

George Seaborn emigrated from Virginia and settled on the Grove near Piedmont.  He left one son James Seaborn and died in 1818.

James Seaborn, son of the above Geo. Seaborn, died in the Grove in Greenville County in 1804.  He left a son, George Seaborn (Major Seaborn) who married Sarah Ann, daughter of Gen. John B. Earle, and resident at Cherry Hill, a mile or so from Pendleton.  Major George Seaborn and wife Sarah Ann Earle Seaborn had the following children:

Sally Taylor Seaborn married Thos. J. Sloan.

James Seaborn married Laura Annis Mason

B. Earle Seaborn married Marie Dunham

Mallie S. Seaborn married Col. J. B. E. Sloan

Grace Greenwood Seaborn died unmarried

Hannah Earle Seaborn died unmarried

William Robinson Seaborn – killed in battle of Seven Pines

Eliza Seaborn died unmarried

Mattie Seaborn married Gregg G. Richard – no issue

Sue Vivian Seaborn – unmarried.

James Seaborn & wife Laura Annie (Mason) Seaborn’s children:

Deanie S. Seaborn married Boon R. Moss ?

George Seaborn married Gussie Hilleman

W. E. Seaborn

Mason C. Seaborn

James Seaborn

Douglas S. Seaborn

George Seaborn who settled on the Piedmont in Greenville, SC is mentioned in The Greenville Century Book by S. S. Crittenden.  This book, which is out of copyright, was written to comprise an account of the first settlement of the county, and the founding of the city of Greenville, SC.  The author was born in 1829.  His father settled in the village of Greenville shortly after his marriage in 1813.

There were few settlements prior to the Revolutionary war.  Among the first settlers were two brothers, John and Baylis Earle, who are part of the Seaborn history in that area.  They settled on Pacolet River in 1763.


The first registry of a deed in the Greenville district was to John Earle for 200 acres in the fork of Middle and South Saluda Rivers In 1784.  The name Seaborn is among the earliest transfers of land.

There was a trading post near Greenville and a list of residents living in the area of the future village of Pleasantburg included the name George Seaborn, Balus Earle and Elias Earle.

GEORGE SEABORN, Arkansas?, 1820

Source: Arkansas Gazette dated 2 Sep 1820

George Seaborn is mentioned twice in a notice in 1820 that land will be sold to pay taxes unless the taxes and costs are paid in advance of the sale.  The amount of land on which he owes taxes is 186 acres on Beech Creek and a separate listing for 11 acres on Beech Creek.

Also see James Seaborn of Oconee, South Carolina for burial details of James, George and James (father, son, grandson).

GEORGE SEABORN, Phillips County, Arkansas, 1822

Source:  Arkansas Gazette dated 2 Apr 1822

George Seaborn is mentioned in a newspaper article which states he is to be paid for certificates issued under a Missouri wildlife law when Phillips County Arkansas was a part of Missouri.

GEORGE W. SEABORN, St. Francis, Arkansas, various dates

Source:  Arkansas Gazette dated 13 Feb 1847

George W. Seaborn is listed as coroner of St. Francis

Source:  Family research papers from Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

“G. W. Seaborn, deputy sheriff of St. Francis County, is well known to the residents of that section of Arkansas, and enjoys the esteem of all, except those whose disregard of law compels him to discharge the duties of his office in an impartial manner; at such [a] time he would scarcely be recognized as a jovial companion or the perpetrator of many amusing jokes. Mr. Seaborn was born in St. Francis County in 1853, being the son of G. W. and Frankie (Castel) Seaborn. The former, of Tennessee nativity, came to Arkansas when about nineteen years of age, locating in St. Francis County, and being the first son to ___ a flatboat load of merchandise up the St. Francis River. He purchased the goods in New Orleans, and established an extensive business near Mount Ternon, when that was the County seat. He was the first Sheriff of the County, holding that office for twelve years, and subsequently served in the State legislature, and was a member of that body at the breaking out of the late war. In 1863 he moved to Tennessee, and upon the close of hostilities opened a mercantile establishment at Jefferson, Texas. In 1872 he returned to St. Francis County, and died in 1875 at the age of sixty-three years. Mrs. Seaborn accompanied her parents from Tennessee to Arkansas when quite small, and has resided in this county ever since. She was married in St. Francis County and became the mother of two children. G.W., being the youngest. Annie, his sister, is now the wife of B. F. Klington of Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Seaborn owns a large farm, but resides with her children. G. W. Seaborn grew to manhood in St. Francis County, receiving his education in Texas, where the facilities afforded him were unusually liberal. After finishing his schooling, he came back to his old home and engaged in farming for four years, and with the exception of four years spent in the livery business at Forrest City, has made agricultural pursuits his principal avocation. He now owns about 600 acres in this and adjoining counties. Mr. Seabourn was married in 1876 to Miss Nettie Cabbs, a daughter of Dr. J. M. Cabbs, brother of the present land commissioner. Dr. Cabbs’ mother is living in this county at the advanced age of ninety three years. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Seaborn three children were born. Mrs. Seaborn died in 1883, leaving many friends to mourn her death. In his political views he sides with the Democratic Party.”


Source:  Sussex County A Tale of Three Centuries compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia.  Illustrated.  American Guide Series. Sponsored by The Sussex County School Board, Talmage D. Foster, Superintendent, 1942

“John Braxton Jarrattt and George Seaborn of Sussex were among the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute who fought in the Battle of New Market…Young Seaborn, the son of Captain James Seaborn, was killed at Dinwiddie C.H. on April 8, 1865. The names of both boys are inscribed on the New Market Monument at the Virginia Military Institute. Many men from Sussex were recognized as fearless in battle.”

New Market Monument courtesy Virginia Military Institute Archive

An annual formal observance has been held since 1878.

Source: The VMI Archives Online Rosters Database gives genealogical information about its alumni:

“Seaborn, George Andrew (1866) – George Andrew Seaborn, Class of 1866. Born Nov. 6, 1845 in Henry, Sussex Co. VA. Father – Capt. James Seaborn, Mother – Susan Newsom, married 14 Jul 1836 Sussex. Susan Seaborn had 72 slaves in 1850 slave census, Sussex Va. Pat. Grandfather: George Seaborn (he was found at sea after a shipwreck too young to know his own name so the people who adopted and cared for him gave him the name ‘Seaborn’). Pat. Grandmother – Susan? Mary? Thorp. Mat. Grandfather- [first name unknown] Newson, Mat. Grandmother – [first name unknown] Lofton Entered VMI-Aug. 11, 1862. Fought with Corps of Cadets as a Private in Co. A during the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864, Resigned from VMI shortly after to join Co. H of the 13th Va Cavalry. Died April 8, 1865 killed in battle at Dinwiddie Court House, Va the day before Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered. Prepared by Pete Thorpe Seaborn, Class of 1929.


HOWELL SEABORN, Sussex County, Virginia, 1790

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Howell Seaborn and Elizabeth Hudson married on 6 May 1790.

HENRY P. SEABURN, Shelby County, Kentucky, 1819

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Henry P. Seaburn married Mary Robinson on 19 Jan 1819 in Shelby County, Kentucky


ISAAC SEABORNE, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, abt 1666

Source:  Records of Lower Norfolk, original Vol. 1666-1675, p 9

In referencing the economic history of Virginia it stated that among the shipwrights residing i Lower Norfolk County, who were owners of land, were Nicholas Wise, John Creekman, Isaac Seaborne, John Tucker, Quintilian Gutterick, Roger Houseden, Edward Wilder, and so on.


JOHN SEABURNE, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, 1636

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Immigrant John Seaburne sponsored 1636 by John Yates of Elizabeth City Co, VA

JOHN SEABORNE, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, 1667

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Immigrant John Seaborne transported by William Chichester on 14 Sep 1667 of Elizabeth City County.

JOHN AND NICHOLAS SEABORN, Dunmore, Virginia, 1774

Source:  Record of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Records of Augusta County, VA 1745-1800 by Chalkley, Vol. 1

17 Mar 1774 John and Nicholas Seaborn witnesses from Dunmore on land deal in Augusta Co, VA

JOSEPH SEABORN, North Carolina, 1777

Source:  The National Archives Publication Number  Compiled Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War

Joseph Seaborn enlisted in the Revolutionary War  on 1 Feb 1777 and was to serve three years. He was a private.  He appears on a roll dated 9 Sep 1778 as being sick at the general hospital in White Plains.  He served in Major Hardy Murfree's Company in 2nd North Carolina Battallion commanded by Colonel John Patten.  He was discharged Nov 1778.  An entry was made under casualties that he was unfit for service.

JOSEPH SEABOURN FAMILY of Bradley County, Tennessee

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley and Joyce King Disharoon, unless otherwise noted

THE WILHITES AND SEABOURNS; Mary Wilhite married Joseph Seabourn


Adam has been considered the patriarch of the East Tennessee Willhights for some years; yet it is difficult to prove.

Adam signed a petition in Culpeper County in 1776. In the same county, on 16 Nov 1778, Adam and wife Missy Batey? Sold 50 acres to Bryant McGrath in Greene County, North Carolina, which later became a part of Tennessee.

Prior to 1782 Adam received a land grant from North Carolina dated 29 Sep 1783 for 200 acres of land in Greene County, North Carolina.

In 1786 he was taxed for 200 acres in Culpeper County.

On Mar 1789 he received a grant for 200 acres on Camp Creek. The land was described as in Washington County, but the public record was filed in Greene County, and Camp Creek is wholly in Greene County.

On 19 Aug 1793 he sold 12 ½ acres on Camp Creek to John McDonald.

It is a supposition, but Adam and Missy may have moved to Greene County, North Carolina in this timeframe, yet kept some land holdings in Culpeper County, Virginia.

In 1778 Adam and Missy sold property. We have their marriage date as 1780, yet it must have been earlier.

Source:  The State Records of North Carolina, Volume 22 by North Carolina, Walter Clark, et al.

Jos. Seburn's name is on the list of the "Return of the North Carolina Militia Prisoners of War Who Were Wounded on the 16th ad 17th of Aug., 1780, At Camden."

Source:  Marriage records and marriage bond made in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Mary Wilhoit married Joseph Seabourne on 10 Jul 1798 in Jefferson County, Tennessee


Source:  Library of Virginia Archives

Jacob Seabourn of Berkeley, Cav., did not receive bounty lands
John Seaburn received bounty warrants
Jacob Seburn, BLW #12547-100-29 May 1792, assignee Francis Graves, served as a Private in the Virginia line


Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

1839            John Seabourn Bradley County
1841            John Seabourn Meigs County
1841            James Seabourn with Caleb Wilhight Bradley County
1839?1841   James Seabourn
1842            James Seabourn and his heirs
1842            James Seabourn Bradley County

JACOB SEABORN, Clay County, Kentucky, 1762-1840

Sources:  DAR application from woman in Montana quoting Revolutionary War Soldiers Who Settled in Kentucky compiled by Annie Walker Burns, p. 16 Clay County; received 1976. Reviewed by Kermet Seabourn; and Publication Serial Set Vol. No. 251, Session Vol. No. 14, Report: S. Doc. 514, pt. 3, dat4ed 1834-06-30, Vol. III.  Report to Senate regarding pension establishment in United States

“Jacob Seabourn, VA line, applied 17 Sep 1818, Clay County, KY, aged 56, sol enlisted in New Kent County, VA, soldier died 16 May 1840 leaving a widow, Ann, who died in Laurel County, KY in 1845. In 1822 children referred to were George W. or E., 15; Thomas P., 13; Frances, 12; Sally, 9; and Pleasant P. age 4”

Jacob Seaborn: rank Private; annual allowance $96.00; sums received $1,484.76; service on the Virginia line; placed on the pension roll on May 12, 1819; commencement of pension on Sep 17 1818; age 71.

Pension was transferred to Lexington Kentucky on March 4, 1820.

The names of his children were listed in Jacob’s will dated July 15, 1822.

The lady who filed the DAR application stated that her parents were Herbert Keith Williams and Barbara Raddate Lehfeldt.

Herbert’s parents were Victor Wilfred Williams and Ann Lora Young

Ann’s parents were Hiram Young and Mary Burnett

Hiram’s parents were Hiram Samuel Young and Ann Black

Hiram Samuel’s parents were Frances Seabourn and Hiram Young

Frances Seabourn’s parents were Jacob Seabourn and Ann Harris

Jacob’s parents were:
George Seabourn born 1732 in Berkeley Co VA; died 1818 Pendleton SC, and Grace Greenwood.

Note: The DAR information about Jacob being the son of George Seabourn is probably inaccurate. The information we have indicates that George and Grace only had one child, James who had a son named George, commonly known as Major George Seabourn.

The DAR application also mentioned that George was born in Virginia but Jacob was born 1762 in England.

Further research is needed to determine who Jacob’s parents were.

From Crawford County, Arkansas Mt. Gayler Cemetery (Mountainburg and Winslow Arkansas): Information provided by Tom Ashworth:

The cemetery has 41 marked graves and 40+ without inscriptions. The property is about one acre and was donated by R.D. Gayler.

Those gravestones of interest are:

Gayler (single stone)
Martha S. October 31, 1854/March 9, 1932
R.D. February 28, 1851/February 17, 1937
(Note: R.D. Gayler’s full name was Reuben Dovie Gayler. Martha E. Gayler was Martha Sebourn Cantrell.)

Gayler (single stone)
R.T. “Tom” 1882/1969
Bessie 1888/1980
“Married 60 Years”
(Note: R. T. was Reuben Thomas “Tom” Gayler. Bessie Gayler was Bessie Pearl Sebourn, daughter of Samuel Sebourn and Malinda Conley. Both of Bessie’s parents are buried in the Mt. Gayler Cemetery.

Sebourn (single stone)
Bert 1889/1964
Ida 1889/1952
“Together Forever”
(Note: Bert Sebourn was the son of Samuel Sebourn and Malinda Conley. Ida was born Ida Gayler. She was the daughter of Reuben Doyle Gayler and Martha Sebourn Cantrell Gayler.

Sam Sebourn 1861/1926
(Note: Sam was Samuel Sebourn, son of Charles Jacob Sebourn and Siretha Gabbard)

Malinda Sebourn 1869/1944 “Asleep in Jesus”
(Note: Malinda was born Malinda Conley)

Sebourn (single stone)
Lewis M. “Father” 1866/1958
Hannah R. “Mother” 1875/1911
(Note: Lewis was the son of Charles Jacob Sebourn and Siretha Gabbard Sebourn

Jacob Sebourn Co B 119 Ill. Inf. (US Military Tombstone)
(Note: Jacob Sebourn was Charles Jacob “Jake” Seabourn. He was the Sebourn who brought the Sebourn family to Arkansas. He was born March 12, 1830, in Laurel County, Kentucky, and died near Winslow, Arkansas, on April 12, 1909. Jacob and Siretha were the parents of ten children:

Nancy Jane Sebourn Smith Murdoc 1850/1896
Robert Hilary Sebourn b 1852
Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” Sebourn Innis Rivercome 1854/1920
Elijah “Liege” Sebourn b 1856
William Wesley Sebourn 1858/1953
Samuel “Sam” Sebourn 1861/1926
Lewis M. Sebourn 1866/1958
Charles “Charley” Sebourn 1869/1962
Edward Sebourn 1871/1881
Jacob Warren “Jake” Sebourn 1876/1973

Jacob (Charles Jacob) was the son of Robert Seabourn and Mary Ann McClure of Laurel County, Kentucky. Robert was born about 1801 in Madison County, Kentucky. (His birthplace later became a part of Clay County, then later was located in Harris. Jacob was born in 1762 in probably Virginia. He served more than two years in a dragoon unit during the Revolutionary War. He was with General Nathaniel Green’s forces at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina; and served under General “Mad Anthony” Wayne in Georgia.

(Note: Buried next to Jacob Seabourn, his wife, Siretha Gabbard Sebourn. Siretha’s stone has no inscription. She was born on February 3, 1830 in Clay County, Kentucky. Siretha was the daughter of Edward Gabbard and Sarah Bowman. Siretha died in Winslow, Arkansas on June 25, 1919.

Sebourn (single stone)
Frank M. August 3, 1891/October 21, 1960
Lou Ella March 11, 1881/November 30, 1957
(Note: Frank was the son of Samuel Sebourn and Malinda Conley. Lou Ella Sebourn was born Lou Ella Gayler.)

Maurice Donal Sebourn February 5, 1922/December 18, 1929

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Source:  Solomon and Margaret Seaborn Stephens family; from Kentucky to Arkansas, prepared February 2004 with input from Sharon Kay Ritchie Faubus, Jerry W. Dean, Maxine Elder, Linda Iverson, James Likens, and Wendell Seaborn.  Assistance by Floyd Stephens, Jr. and Marva Ellis.

"Jacob Seaborn was born in Germany and emigrated to American [sic] while small. New Jersey was the port of entry. He ran away from home and enlisted at age 16. He enlisted again on June 10, 1781 at New Kent County, Virginia: 1st Light Dragoons; Virginia Line; Continental Establishment; Commanded: Colonel White. He was in the battles of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, and in the fight between General Wayne and the Indians, four miles from Savannah, Georgia. He was honorably discharged 10th July 1783 at Lee News Ferry on the Santee River in South Carolina. Jacob received a land warrant for his Revolutionary War Service: Bounty Land Warrant ID: 4013; Authorized: Virginia 6541*; Jacob Seburn; 200 acres; Unit Virginia Continental Line.

According to his great-grandson, he married first Anna Griffith of ‘near Frankfort’, Kentucky. He came to Madison (now Clay) County by a raft down the Kentucky River. There he was involved in salt works.

It is not known the date he married Anna Griffith, or how many children they had. Ann likely died about 1797. One daughter however is known: Mahala, born 1797. She married Stokley Bunch.

Her children:
William Bunch (1819)
John Bunch (1821)
Ann Bunch (1823)
Ary Bunch (female) (1825)
James Bunch (?)

James married 2nd: Anna Harris, born about 1773, daughter of Foster Harris. Their marriage bond was dated 25 Feb. 1799 in Madison County, Kentucky.

Their children:
Robert H. (1801/1802)
George Washington (1804/1805)
Thomas Paine (1806/1807)
Frances (1808/1809)
Sarah (1811/1812)
Pleasant P. (1818)

Jacob moved later to Laurel County, Kentucky. He did surveying and was often called to testify in land disputes. By 1810 he was the owner of four slaves. He died in Laurel County on 16 May 1840. He is said to be buried in Clay County. A monument was supposedly set at his grave by the D.A.R. The location is currently unknown. His wife, known as Ann, died: 3 Feb. 1848, Laurel County, Kentucky."

2nd Generation

Mahala Seaborn (Jacob) was born about 1797 in Kentucky.  Mahala married Stokley Bunch.  They had the following children:  (1) William born about 1819; (2) John born about 1821; (3) Ann born about 1823; (4) Ary born about 1825; (5) James born after 1825

Robert H. Seaborn (Jacob) born about 1802 in Kentucky.  Married Mary Ann McClure on 13 Mar 1822 in Clay County, KY.  Mary was born on 4 Jan 1804 in Virginia or Harrison County, Kentucky.  They had the following children: (1) Margaret "Peggy" Seaborn born in March 1823 in Clay County, Kentucky.  Died on 26 Apr 1885 in Franklin County, Arkansas.  Buried in Burrell Cemetery, Franklin County, Arkansas.  Married Solomon Stephens son of David Stephens and Mary (Polly) on 27 Feb 1845 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Solomon was born about 1820 in Clay County, Kentucky.  He died on 14 Jun 1886 in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri.  Buried on 15 Jun 1886 in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri.; (2) Catherine Seaborn born i 1824/1825.  Married Oliver Hubbard; (3) (Female) Seaborn born in 1827/1828; (4) Jacob Seaborn born on 12 Mar 1830.  Died on 12 Apr 1909 in Washington County, Arkansas.  Married Cynthia Gabbard on 10 Sep 1849; (5) Sarah Emily Seaborn born Oct 1831.  Married Thomas Hellard on 12 Mar 1850 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (6) Hannah McNeal Seaborn born about 1833 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died on 16 Sep 1878 in Clay County, Kentucky. Married William Watts Bruner on 6 Sep 1852 in Laurel County, Kentucky. William died 17 Mar 1912 in Laurel County, Kentucky ; (7) James G. Seaborn born about 1837 in Kentucky. died 14 Jul 1863 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.  Married Susanah Jones on 29 Jun 1859 in Jackson County, Kentucky; (8) Frances (Franky) Seaborn was born about 1839 in Kentucky.  Married William Stuart 6 Jan 1857 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (9) Mathias Seaborn born on 3 Apr 1842 in Kentucky.  Died on 30 Mar 1924 in Jackson County, Kentucky.  Buried in Hellard Cemetery, Sand Gap, Jackson, Kentucky.  Married first Susan Cunigan; married second Mary E. (Witt) Robinson (10) Thomas Seaborn born about 1847 in Kentucky; (11) Mary Cena Seaborn born 1847 in Kentucky

George Washington Seaborn (Jacob) born about 1807 in Kentucky.  Married Martha (Patsy) Pearl on 19 Oct 1831 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  They had the following children: (1) Sarah Ann Seaborn born about 1832 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Married William Chambers; (2) Elizabeth Seaborn born Mar 1833.  Married Henry Hazlewood on 31 Dec 1853; (3) George H. Seaborn born in 1836.  Died 31 Dec 1861; (4) Margaret Seaborn born about 1839.  Married Gabriel Watkins on 20 Feb 1860; (5) Frances Seaborn born Dec 1841.  Married Buford Dees 12 Jan 1858 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (6) Hiram Seaborn born about 1845 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 9 Jan 1917 in Adair County, Kentucky.  Married Mary J. Cottingim; (7) Mary Jane Seaborn born about 1846.  Died on 14 Aug 1918.  Married Robert Allen 30 Dec 1875. (8) Syrena Seaborn born about 1850 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Married William Dees on 7 Mar 1870.

Thomas Paine Seaborn (Jacob) born about 1808 in Clay County, Kentucky.  Married Mary (Polly) Johnson 11 Oct 1829 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  They had the following children: (1) Elizabeth Seaborn born about 1831 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (2) Susan C. Seaborn born about 1841 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Married William McCarty on 21 Sep 1864.

Frances (Franky) Seaborn (Jacob) was born about 1810 in Clay County, Kentucky.  Married Hiram Young on 21 Aug 1827 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  They had the following children:  (1) Pauline Young born about 1828. Married John Short 13 Dec 1849 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (2) Susan Young born about 1831.  Died 2 May 1859.  Married Henry House 30 Nov 1854 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (3) Hiram Young Jr. born about 1833.  Married Ann Black 30 Aug 1854 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (4) Martha Young born about 1836.  Married James Black 1 Oct 1857 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (5) Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Young born about 1838 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (6) George Young born about 1841 i Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 211 Apr 1859 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (7) Sarah A. Young born about 1843 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (8) Carolina Young born about 1845 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (9) F.M. (Mary) Young born about 1850 in Laurel County, Kentucky; (10)  Billie Young born about 1851 in Laurel County, Kentucky.

Sarah (Sally) Seaborn (Jacob) was born 3 Mar 1812 in Clay County, Kentucky.  Died on 8 Jan 1890 in Mercer County, Missouri.  Married Hiram Casteel on 23 Mar 1833 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  They had the following children: (1) Calista B. Casteel born 25 Jul 1835 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 25 Nov 1923 in Pleasanton, P Davis City, Iowa; (2) Amanda B. Casteel born 25 Mar 1837 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 12 Sep 1917 in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri; (3) William M. Casteel born 26 Sep 1838 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 10 Oct 1878; (4) John C. Casteel born 12 Mar 1841 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 7 Jun 1901 in Princeton, Mercer, Missouri; (5) Anna S. Casteel born on 7 Nov 1842 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 22 Apr 1858 in Illinois; (6) Martha M. Casteel born 11 May 1845 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 19 Jun 1858 in Illinois; (7) Frances Y. Casteel born 3 Nov 1848 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 17 Jun 1858 in Illinois (8) Sarah (Sally) Casteel born 17 Jul 1850 in Laurel County, Kentucky.  Died 6 Feb 1911.

JAMES MONROE SEABOURNE, Washington County, Missouri, 1876

Source:  Find A Grave

James Monroe Seabourne was born 28 Nov 1814 and died 24 Oct 1876 and was buried in Tullock Cemetery in Belgrade, Washington Co, MO.  According to Find A Grave notes:  "Civil War but kicked out because of age."

James Monroe Seabourne's Will:

I, James Seabourn of Washington County in the State of Missouri Being of Sound mind and memory though feeble in health and being desirous to make a disposition of my property make and publish this my last will and testament.

1st It is my will and wish that after my death my body be buried in a decent and Christian manner and that all my just debts be promptly paid.

2nd It is my wish that my son George W. Sebourne reside on the place use and cultivate the same and that it be a home for my children that have not been provided for. That he take care of the family that I leave behind me and that he act as guardian of my son Joseph M. Seabourne and look after his welfare in that he be not led into bad company of habits.

Third When any of my children that are now single, marry that each of them have a horse and a __ and any other article that may be on the place that will make them equal with those that I provided for in my lifetime.

Fourth It is my will and wish that all my children that have homes on my land remain on the Same and use and cultivate the same as they have done in my lifetime and use and enjoy the products of the same until my son Joseph M. Sebourne arrives at the age of twenty one years And then all of the land to be equally divided among all of my children that may then be living. And if any of them should die leaving any children then surviving then said children share in what would have been the parents share of my estate and if they should not be able to make a division of the land amongst themselves then in the event they ____ persons to make the division for them.

I hereby appoint my son George to carry out the intent of this my last will.

In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand this 30th day of September A.D. 1876.


James Seabourne

We the undersigned Witnesses to the above Will Signs the same having heard James Seabourn __ the same as his last will and testament. Signed in the presence of the testator and of each other.

Sept. 30th 1876
M. F. Williams
James Maxwell
William M. Evans

State of Missouri SS
County of Washington/

Note: H/O Mahala Cunningham (Campbell) Seabourne.”

The notes are by Mary Keley. Her gg-grandfather was Benjamin Jackson born in North Carolina 1790-1800. She says: “ Seabourne and connected surnames. I believe the Seabournes are somehow connected to the Jackson’s, but so far I cannot prove it. I believe my gg-grandfather, Benjamin Jackson married a sister of James Monroe Seabourne’s. James Monroe Seabourne had a half-brother named Claiborne Walter Evans.”

Connected Family Members:

Anna Seabourn born 1872/died 1882/buried in Tullock Cemetery in Belgrade, Washington Co, MO
Ellen Tullock Seabourn born Oct. 23, 1860/died Nov. 3 1942/ buried in Tullock
Elvie Seabourn born unknown/died 1881/buried in Tullock
Ethel M. Seabourn born Sep. 18, 1891/died Aug. 10, 1905/buried in Tullock
William Monroe Seabourn born Aug 19, 1848/died Nov. 23, 1926/buried in Tullock
A. Parthenia Tullock Seabourne born Feb. 21, 1852/died Sep. 30, 1895/buried in Tullock
Alma Oita Douglas Seabourne born Jun 23, 1913/died Apr 10 1998/buried in Leadwood Cemetery, Leadwood, St. Francois County, MO
Arthur J. Seabourn/born Apr 20, 1882/died Nov. 5, 1901/buried in Tullock
Cecil G. Seabourne/born 1895/died 1896/buried in Tullock
George Emery Seabourne/born Mar 31, 1913/died Feb 7, 1994/buried in Leadwood
George Washington Seabourne/born Jun 26, 1856/died Aug 8, 1919/buried in Tullock
James M. Seabourne/born 1881/died 1890/buried in Tullock
James Monroe Seabourne/born Nov 28, 1814/died Oct 24, 1876/buried I Tullock
Mahala Cunningham Campbell Seabourne/born 1822/died Nov 19, 1875/buried in Tullock

JOSEPH SEABOURNE, Southwest City, Missouri, 1889

Source:  St. Louis Republic newspaper article dated 15 Mar 1889

At a G.A.R. meeting, Joseph Seabourne is named one of the delegates for the next meeting in Jefferson City.

JAMES SEABORN, Oconee, South Carolina, 1885

Source:  Publication: serial Set Vol. No. 2411, Session Vol. No. 6, Report: H. Misc. doc 27 pt. 2, Official Register of the United States

James Seaborn was listed as the postmaster for Fair Play in Oconee.  His compensation was $93.78.

Source:  Records of the Oconee Westview Cemetery, South Carolina

Cemetery records of James Seaborn, George Seaborn, James Seaborn II

Buried In the cemetery is James Seaborn born 1702 and died 1792. A stone engraving in the cemetery says “The graves of James Seaborn 1702-1792, George Seaborn 1732-1818, James Seaborn 1757-1804, of Frederick Co., VA, before 1784, and a child’s grave were brought here from a site near Piedmont, SC – The Seaborn Burying Ground – near a spring on Golden Grove Creek. The site was surveyed and recorded at Greenville Co. Courthouse, Mesne Conveyance, Plat Book 9-V, pg. 50.”

These individuals could be James, the father of George of Pendleton, SC, the father of James.


KINSEY C. SEABURN, Bradley County, Tennessee, 1842 and 1876

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Kinsey C. Seaburn and heirs, Bradley, Ocoee District Land Grant in 1842

Source:  Cleveland Weekely Herald

9 Jul 1876, the Cleveland Weekely Herald  put this obituary notice in their paper: "Mr. K C Seabourn, a well known and highly respected citizen of this county."



Source:  New York Herald newspaper dated 18 Oct 1876

On 14 Sep Margaret Seabourne was murdered.  She was sixty years old.  The murdered was sentenced to seven years in prison.

MARY SEABRIN, Shelby County, Kentucky, 1800

Source:  Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1983

Mary Seabrin was married to John Montfort on Jan. 23, 1800 in Shelby County, Kentucky.


NICHOLAS SEABORNE, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, pre-1636

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Nicholas Seaborne either arrived early in the 1600s or was born in America to one of the earlier Seaborne immigrants. According to a Seaborn descendant, John and Nicholas Seaborne came to Elizabeth City County, Virginia (now known as Portsmouth) in 1636 as indentured servants to John Yates. By 1652, Nicholas was a free man and was purchasing indentured servants in Lower Norfolk County.

Source:  Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nell Marian Nugent, 1934

"Nicho. Seaborne, 100 acres Lower Norfolk Co. in Eliz River Par. 6 Dec 1652 for transport of 2 persons among them John Arrundell."

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

On 15 Dec 1653 a public record in Virginia gives us some interesting information. One is that Nicholas was 39 years old in 1653 and the other is that Nicholas was in America by 1636. The entry read: “p. 64 Recorded 15 Dec 1653, ‘Nicholas Seaborne aged about thirty and Nyne yeres sworn and Ex’aied this 15th day of December 1653 Saith that in August last was Seaventeene Yeres since, this Depon’t left a boate at Mr. Cages his house for the use of Leif’t Barkelett this Depon’t beinge at that tyme servant to John Yates shipwright.” Signed with “the marke of Nicholas Seaborne”

A descendant, James Thomas Seaborne, wrote to Barbara Brinkley in 1997 and gave the following information:

 “I am having problems linking him with the next generation. I think he had a son George that witnessed a sale in 1655 in Surry Co. which is the successor county to Sussex. I am trying to piece together the trail after that. With respect to your reference to the Sammons, they were neighbors of the Seaborns in Sussex and it makes sense that there was a marriage between the families. One of the Seaborns witnessed a will for a Sammons. I have seen a copy of Benjamin’s will in Sussex Co. court house. The other Seaborns you referenced are part of the William Seaborn family of Sussex. He was a contemporary of Benjamin and therefore I deduced is a brother. He was married to Frances and their children were Frederick, Delialah, Frankie (Francis), Baird and Louisa. I am a direct ancestor of James Seaborn, son of Benjamin, brother of Benjamin that went to TN. James stayed in Sussex and built a major plantation by 1850 (over 2000 acres and 100 slaves). He had a son James who was my great Grandfather. He had a son George and his son was James Arthur, my father.”

Source: Seaborn Family Forum message dated 25 Sep 2001 from S. J. Seaburn to Hardeman Seaborn

“Greetings Mr. Seaborn. I am responding to your reference to John & Nicholas Seaborn (Seaburne) who were transported by Yates to Virginia, (Elizabeth City/Norfolk), 1636. Can you please confirm that they sailed from Bristol. I once saw a reference to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Eng., both make sense, but the Bristol connection is more significant. There is a high correlation of surnames of mariners from specific parishes of Gloucestershire and those who sailed with various Seaborn’s in the 17th c. I am descended from George Seaburn/Seabourn/Seaborn died 1794 about age 70 of the Shenandoah Valley line, son of James Seaburn/Seaborn who settled at Seaburn’s Ford on the Shenandoah about 1730 (born, c. 1695-1705) allied with the Carter family and Virginia traders sometime called the Scot’s merchants.”

NICHOLAS SEABORN, Augusta County, Virginia, 1751

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Nicholas Seaborn owed account in estate appraisement, Aug. 27, 1751 (along with John Lee and Robert Caldwell, to estate of John Hodges, Will Book #1, p 370.

Source: Record of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Records of Augusta County VA 1745-1800 by Chalkley, Vol. 1

21 Oct 1765: Nicholas Seaborn, Jr. vs. John Ray (abates by death of defendant.

John and Nicholas Seaborn witnesses from Dunmore on land deal.  Date unknown.


PETER SEABOURN, Berkeley County, Virginia, 1782

Source: Virginia Taxpayers 1782 by Fathergill

Peter Seabourn, Taxpayer Poll 1, Berkeley County

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Peter Seaborn married Sally Smith Apr 1812


RICH SEABORNE, Virginia, 1667

Source:  Virginia Colonial Abstracts: Lower Norfolk County, 1651-1654, Volume 31, Beverly Fleet (1961)

Immigrant Rich Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1667


Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Richard Seaburn/Sebring, New Jersey line, S43115, applied 4 May 1818 Tioga County, New York, aged 78, said had enlisted at English town, New Jersey; in 1820 a son, Cornelius Sebring, aged 49, made affadavit at Cayuta New York and stated he was the guardian of his father who was insane.

RIGGS SEABOURN, Meigs County, Tennessee (Ocoee Dist.), 1842

Source:  Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

1842 Land Grant to Riggs Seabourn in the Ocoee District in Meigs County, Tennessee


SARY SEBORNE, THOMAS SEBORNE, Norfolk, Virginia, 1681

Source:  According to information provided to Barbara Seabourn Brinkley by Harold Reno on dated 25 Feb 2005: the following records were found in the book entitled Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by F. Edward Wright.

Sary Seborne, daughter of Thomas and Anne, was born 22 Oct 1681 and baptized

SARAH SEABORN, Norfolk, Virginia, 1711

Source: According to information provided to Barbara Brinkley by Harold Reno on dated 25 Feb 2005: the following records were found in the book entitled Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by F. Edward Wright:

Phillip Green and Sarah Seaborn were married 25 Oct 1711


Source:  The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volumes 9-10 by Kentucky Historical Society

Petition states that ‘in the spring of the year 1780 the signers settled in Kentucky. Further along it refers to the peace that had been established between the United States and Great Britain, and as the treaty of peace between the two countries was concluded on September 3, 1783, this petition was evidently gotten up subsequent to that date.” It was written to the President and Congress and signed by a number of people, including David Seabourn, George Seabourn, Peter Seabourn, William Seabourn and Johanna Seabourn (widow). Their interest was to be able to settle as a body of people on land to promote a civil and religious society, educating and instructing their families in the principals of religion and morality.


THOMAS SEABOURNE, Maryland, 1668

Source: Filby’s Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Code 8510, Page Number 408

Thomas Seabourne arrived in Maryland in 1668

THOMAS SEBORNE JR. AND SR., Norfolk, Virginia, 1689

Source: According to information provided to Barbara Brinkley by Harold Reno on dated 25 Feb 2005: the following records were found in the book entitled Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by F. Edward Wright

Thomas Seborne, son of Thomas and Anne, was born 16 Feb 1689 and baptized

THOMAS SEABORN AND EDWARD SEABORN, Anne Arundel County, Virginia, 1714

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Richard Williams, Sr. 1714 witnessed the Anne Arundel County deed from Thomas Seaborne to Edward Seaborn, land near Hiccory Hills

THALIA SEABOURN, Kentucky, 1809

Source: Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Thalia Seabourne married David Black on 13 Feb 1809

THEODODURUS SEABORN, Berkeley County, Virginia, 1809

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Theododurus Seaborn married Polly Quick Nov 25, 1809


WILLIAM SEABORN, Washington, Virginia, unknown date

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

A William Seaborn was mayor of Washington, VA

WM SEABORNE, Virginia, 1694-1701

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Wm Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1694
Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1697, transported by Wm. King
Wm Seaborne arrived in Virginia in 1701 and was transported by John and Emauel Richardson

WM SEABORNE, Maryland, 1749

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Wm. Seaborn arrived in Maryland in 1749

WILLIAM SEABORN, North Carolina, 1778

Source: The National Archives Publication Number M881 Compiled Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

William Seaborn served as a Private in the Revolutionary War as a Private in the 2 North Carolina Regiment. One roll was dated Feb. 6, 1778 and said he had served Jan 1778 Card numbers 35619906 and 37450791. Term of enlistment was during the war. He served in Capt John Ingles’s Company, Commanded by Col. John Patten. Another roll was dated September 9th, 1778. Remarks were that he was sick at Valley Forge.

WILLIAM SEABURN, North Carolina, undated

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

William Seaburn was a Private in the Revolutionary War in 2 North Carolina Regiment

WILLIAM SEABURN, Sussex County, Virginia, 1785-1790

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Sussex County VA – William Seaburn 1785-1790 census of VA

WILLIAM SEABORN, Sussex County, Virginia, 1789

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Note: There is a record in the Virginia wills that a Wm Seaborn’s will was made 1791 in Sussex County. The following may or may not be the same Wm Seaborn.

Will of William Seaborn,

”In the name of God Amen, I, Wm. Seaborn of the County of Sussex, Parish of Albermarle, being in perfect health, thro the divine goodness and mercy of God, calling to remembrance the uncertainty of the mortal life, that it is appointed to all men, once to die, do constitute this my last will and testament and do desire it may be received by all as such.

And first I do most humbly bequeath my soul to God my Maker, beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it thro the all sufficient mercy of His Son Jesus Christ. As to my worldly estate I desire to dispose of it in manner and form following:

After my demise, unto my beloved son Frederick Seaburn, the land and plantation whereon I now dwell, containing by ___ one hundred and thirty three acres, be the same, more or less to him and his assigns forever.

As to my personal estate, one third thereof, I hand to my loving wife Frances Seaburn during her natural life, the remainder I desire may be equally divided among those of my children whose names are as follows, to wit, Frederick, Delilah, Franky Baird, Leisay and Frances and after the death of my wife, Frances Seaborn, the money left her to be divided among those five children before mentioned and

Lastly I do constitute and appoint my beloved son Frederick Seaburn whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking, nulling and making void all wills that hath been by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 9 day of September in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Curtis Linn, Howell Seaborn [remainder cannot be read]

Signed William Seaburn (his mark)

{first part missing] by the oath of Howel Seaburn and ordered to be recorded and on motion of said executor, who made oath of the law directs and with Howel Seaburn and Henry Parker his securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of one thousand pounds, conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Signed M. Bailey”.

Note on the copy transcribed from: “See page 405 for further proof.” Second Note: “Note the different spellings of Seabo/urn)”

WM SEABORN, Berkeley County, Virginia, 1794

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

WM Seaborn married Mary Stip Dec 30, 1794

WILLIAM A. SEEHORN, Washington County, Tennessee, 1867

Source: Family research records of Barbara Seabourn Brinkley

Notice the spelling which may or may not be a variation on the Seaborn name.

In Washington County, Tennessee on 18 Aug 1867, William A. Seehorn executed his will. It read:

“So Wm. A. Seehorn to provide and care for my wife, Anna and daughter, Susannah A. Seehorn I sold my farm in Green Co to Harvey and Wm Allen for $4500 I bought a farm in Washington Co from Geo W Furgeson-144 A at $23.50 per A. Son Wm if to have this farm at wife Anna’s death by dividing 1000 to sons John W. Seehorn, James G. Seehorn and 2 daughters Margaret C McLin and Susannah A Seehorn Executor-son John W Wit SE Lyon, David Stuart, Pro Setp Term 1867 signed WR Seeborn

Also mentioned in this book’s index:
Seehorn: Anna, Doctor, Frances E, Polly, Susannah a. WR, Wm A
Sehorn: James G., James I John W, Wm R
James Sehorn 3-1-1803, wife, 2 daughters, 2 sons Ex-Samuel Davis

In the Greene County Tennessee Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1783-1795, page 181:
Seabough, David and John (served on a jury)
Mention of Edward Seeburs land deed
Mention of Seehorns Ferry
Mentions: Tobias Wilhelm, John Wilhem, Adam Wilhoit, Conrad, Ezekial, Solomon
In the Greene County Tennessee Minutes of Common Pleas 1797-1897 there was no mention of Seehorns or any variation.



Joyce Disharoon,
Jun 19, 2010, 12:59 PM