Seaborn Goodrum was born in 1835 in Yalobusha Co, Mississippi to Thomas and Mary Goodrum. In 1851 Seaborn’s family moved to TX and settled in Grimes County. When the war erupted in 1861 Seaborn and three of his brothers joined the Confederate Army. His brothers Thomas P Goodrum and Reuben Goodrum served in the 21st TX Calvary and his brother Francis Marion Goodrum served in the 5th TX Calvary.

Seaborn served in Company A, 10th TX Infantry. He enlisted October 20, 1861 in Anderson, TX. On January 11th, 1863 while defending Fort Hindman at Arkansas post Seaborn and his entire regiment were taken prisoner. They were taken by boat up the Mississippi River to POW camps in the North. Seaborn was taken to Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois. Seaborn survived his imprisonment and was paroled April 1, 1863. He was transported to City Point, Virginia where on April 7 he was exchanged. He then traveled to Eastern Tennessee where he rejoined his regiment.

Seaborn was present in the Battle of Chickamauga and was wounded in the calf and thigh of his right leg. A month later he was again wounded in the head in the Battle of Missionary Ridge. Seaborn signed his Oath of Allegiance and was paroled May 15, 1865 at the Headquarters of the US 16th Army Corps in Montgomery, Alabama. There he met a widow named Elizabeth Lindley Bradberry , whose husband had been killed in the war and she was left alone with two children. Seaborn and Elizabeth married and returned to Texas settling in the Security area of Montgomery County. They had three children but only two, William and Gertrude, lived to adulthood.