_Joseph Josiah SCRUGGS _ _John T. SCRUGGS _| | |_Louisa J. PENTECOST ___ | |--William Swaim SCRUGGS | | _Joseph B. SWAIM _______ |_Margaret SWAIM __| |_Elizabeth J. ESKRIDGE _
1930 MS Montgomery Winona ED 1 sheet 16A fam 436 NARA Publication: T626, roll 1160 Image Number: 00037 Household Gender Age Will S Scruggs head WM 45 m MS MS MS Fodgie M Scruggs wife WF 34 m MS MS MS Datt Scruggs dau WF 10 s MS MS MS Billie S Scruggs son WM 7 s MS MS MS
_John T. SCRUGGS _ _William Swaim SCRUGGS _| | |_Margaret SWAIM __ | |--William Swaim SCRUGGS | | __________________ |_Fadgie MCINTOSH _______| |__________________
__ __| | |__ | |--John D. SEABOALT | | __ |__| |__
Marriage Information Date 22 JAN 1907 Location Van Zandt Co., TX to Maggie A Saylors
Census: 1910 TX Ellis JP 3 ED 129 sheet 15B fam 283 Household Members: Name Age John B Seabolt head WM 49 m AR SC TN Maggie Seabolt wife WF 35 m GA GA GA Joe Seabolt son WM 12 s TX AR TX John D Seabolt son WM 2 s TX AR TX Susie Boyd sdau WF 15 s AL AL GA Ethel Boyd sdau WF 12 s TX AL GA Roy Boyd sson WM 8 s TX AL GA Jewell Boyd Sdau WF 6 s TX AL GA
1920 TX Ellis JP 3 ED 128 sheet 14A fam 278 Household Members: Name Age John D Seabolt head WM 60 m AR SC TN Maggie A Seabolt wife WF 45 m GS GA GA John D Seabolt son WM 12 s TX AR GA Lenis A Seabolt dau WF 7 s TX AR GA Roy L Boyd sson WM 19 s TX AL GA Jewel B Boyd sdau WF 16 s TX AL GA
1930 TX Ellis JP 3 ED 70-29 sheet 8A fam 142 Household Members: Name Age J D Seabolt head 68 Wd AR SC TN Alene Seabolt dau 18 s TX AR TX
Find A Grave: John Dennis Seaboalt Birth: Oct. 15, 1859 Death: Jun. 30, 1933
That wide brim hat, handle bar mustache and deep piercing blue eyes were indeed his unmistakable trademarks.
John Dennis Seaboalt was married twice and was the father of at least 11 children with these two wives. He married first Alice Cornelia Ard on July 17, 1880. They had eight children. Alice died August 01, 1905 and is buried in Maloney Cemetery. He then marrie Maggie Saylors Boyd, widow of John Boyd, who already had 6 children by him. Maggie and John Dennis Seaboalt had three more children together.
The following story was given to me in 1987 by John Edgar SEABOLT, grandson of John Dennis SEABOALT. He attributes the story to his "Aunt Evie", one of John Dennis's daughters and wife of Frank RAY:
"John Dennis, age 21, and some of his SEABOALT brothers went down to Palestine, Texas in July 1880 and in Aunt Evie's words 'kidnapped' 20 year old Alice Cornelius ARD of that city. They returned to Ellis County by way of Corsicana and Ennis, where John D. and Alice were married on 17th July 1880. Upon return to the family farm just west of Bardwell, their father W.R. Sr. told them that they were "too young" (to be married) and made the couple stay with him, living in separate quarters "until they grew up". The boys reportedly slept in the barn and the girls slept in the house. (It is interesting to note that their first child, William J. was not born until April 1882, at least a year and one-half after the marriage. So separating the couple may have worked!)."
"Alice ARD had a sister, Cally, and a brother, John. John reportedly came to Ennis looking for his sister Alice and asking directions to the SEABOALT farm. He was told by some of the locals that it would be best for him to just return home because the SEABOALT boys were somewhat "tough". In Aunt Evie's words "they (the SEABOALT boys) might shoot and kill someone but they were all good boys and not one was ever sent to the penitentiary"."
Now, the 1880 Ellis County census for Pct 1, ED 49, page 42 was taken on June 19, 1880. In household 350 we see Mary Ard, age 47, listed as the mother-in-law of John C. Lewis age 29 (or 24?) and his wife Caledonia, age 23. (Caledonia must have been Mary's daughter referred to as Cally above and Mary must have been a widow). Living with Mary Ard in the home of John Lewis was her son, Thomas J. Ard, age 28 (likely John Ard in the story above), and her daughter Alice Ard, age 19 (future wife of John Dennis Seaboalt).
J. D. Seaboalt was listed living at home with his father William Riley Seaboalt in household 355 (just 5 houses away from the Lewis/Ard house). Now, J. D. and Alice were married on July 17, 1880 just 28 days after this census was recorded. So, it seems that the part of the story about John Ard asking for directions to the Seaboalt place was not completely correct, since he was living only 5 houses away from the Seaboalt place in June 1880.
This seems to put into question that Alice's family was living in Palestine when she and J.D. got married unless, perhaps, Mary Ard moved with her children to Palestine, Texas shortly after the census was taken. The census record certainly tells us that J. D. and Alice were neighbors and sweethearts in Ellis County prior to Alice moving to Palistine.
Family links: Parents: William Riley Seaboalt (1831 - 1905) Sarah Jane Rowland Seaboalt (1829 - 1895)
Spouses: Alice Cornelia Ard Seaboalt (1860 - 1905) Maggie Saylors Seaboalt (1875 - 1924)
Children: John Ballard Seaboalt (1887 - 1954)
Burial: Maloney Cemetery Avalon, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Maintained by: William Gorman Originally Created by: Carol Record added: Feb 06, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33585837
Maggie Saylors Seaboalt Birth: Jun. 6, 1875 Georgia, USA Death: Dec. 12, 1924 Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Maggie A. Saylors b 6 Jun 1875 in Georgia to Crawford and Virginia Saylors died 12 Dec 1924 Bardwell, Ellis married first John L. Boyd 12 Dec 1889 in Lamar Co., AL married second John D. Seaboalt 22 Jan 1907 in Van Zandt Co., TX.- per mdblocher
Family links: Spouses: John Dennis Seaboalt (1859 - 1933) John L Boyd (1871 - 1905)*
Children: Ella Mae Boyd Vyers (1890 - 1952) Nellie Viola Boyd Wolverton (1892 - 1942) Sudie Bell Boyd Clark (1895 - 1977) Roy L Boyd (1899 - 1969) Ruby Jewell Boyd Williams (1903 - 1927) Dennis John Seabolt (1910 - 1962)
Burial: Maloney Cemetery Avalon, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Created by: Carol Record added: Feb 06, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33585850
______________________ _John D. SEABOALT __| | |______________________ | |--John D. SEABOALT | | _Crawford SAYLORS ____ |_Maggie A. SAYLORS _| |_Virginia A. GUNNELS _
______________________ _John D. SEABOALT __| | |______________________ | |--Lenis Aline SEABOALT | | _Crawford SAYLORS ____ |_Maggie A. SAYLORS _| |_Virginia A. GUNNELS _
__ __| | |__ | |--Mary Lizette SEALE | | __ |__| |__
__ __| | |__ | |--Sennie SEAL | | __ |__| |__
__ __| | |__ | |--James William SEARCY | | __ |__| |__
__ _James William SEARCY __| | |__ | |--Katie Gertrude SEARCY | | __ |_Mahala Jane PINKERTON _| |__
__ __| | |__ | |--Laura SEARCY | | __ |__| |__