The town was founded in 1876 by Tillman Kimsey Seago b.Jul 29,1836 in Cherokee Co. GA. He d.Sep 17, 1904 and is buried in Comanche Co. TX. He was the first postmaster of the town and owned the first store. He m. Matilda Elvira Davenport, b. in GA abt 1839. They had at least five children. Some desc. supposedly live in Seagoville today but none of that last name was in the phone book. Mr. Seago and family lived in Dallas Co. (of which Seagoville is a town) in 1870 and they moved to Comanche Co. TX in 1884. He was elected by the Populists to a seat in the state legislature in 1894. His parents were Isaac L. and Lucinda Garrett Seago, both b abt 1813 in SC. Isaac L. d abt 1846 in service in the Mexican War and was buried in Matamoras, Mexico. His widow and 7 children came to TX in 1851 from GA. Mrs. Lucinda Seago d in Seagoville on Jan 15, 1903 at the home of her daughter, Cynthia who had m. Sam Sullivan of Seagoville. Lucinda is buried in the local Lee Cemetery. T.K. Seago had a title of "Colonel." Whether it was honorary or not, don't know. His picture use to be displayed in the Seagoville State Bank in town but haven't seen it when I have been there lately.
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Readable gravestones from a small cemetery located on Simonds Rd.
Thanks to Mary Prewitt for the following information. Before Seagoville became established there was the community of Simonds, later consumed within the city limits of Seagoville. The vanished community of Simonds would is referenced in the Handbook of Texas, as well as The History of Kaufman County.
Also, excerp taken from History of Kaufman Co, TX p 74. written by Bessie Sewell Davis - ...My mother, Charlotte Leila Daugherty married Andrew Jackson Sullivan, Who was a Texas Ranger, on March 11, 1875 in Kaufman County. They went home to live on the Sullivan Farm which he had purchased at a community called Simonds in Dallas County. He was also a road road commissioner for Dallas County. Simonds today is a part of Seagoville. At the time, there was no town between Kaufman and Dallas except Simonds. Mother often spoke of the possibilities of our county, and she was always happy to hear how the community was improving. She was always affectionately known as Aunt Bit. Mother bore four children, William Henry, Lorenza Dow, Edna Earl, and Bessie Pearl. William Henry died at six weeks. Edna Earl died at five years. Mother died in 1946 at the age of 89. Dow died about 1955 survived by three children, Cecil, Opal, and Hurst Lois, all living in Mesquite.