Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I139857
  • Name: John SEVIER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 SEP 1745 in Augusta, Rockingham Co., VA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina BET 16 JUN 1790 AND 3 MAR 1791
  • Event: Elected Governor of Tennessee BET 30 MAR 1796 AND 23 SEP 1801
  • Event: Elected Governor of Tennessee BET 23 SEP 1803 AND 20 SEP 1809
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee BET 4 MAR 1811 AND 24 SEP 1815
  • Death: 24 SEP 1815 in Alabama
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. John Sevier
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SEVIER, John, a Representative from North Carolina and Tennessee; born near Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Va., September 23, 1745; attended the common schools and the academy at Fredericksburg, Va.; moved with his brothers to Watauga County, N.C., in 1773 and settled on the Holston River, N.C. (now Tennessee); county clerk and district judge 1777-1780; elected governor of "the proclaimed" State of Franklin in March 1785 and served for three years; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate from North Carolina to the First Congress and served from June 16, 1790, until March 3, 1791; appointed in 1791 as brigadier general of militia for the Washington district of the territory south of the Ohio; upon the admission of Tennessee as a state into the Union, was chosen governor and served from 1796 to 1801, and again from 1803 to 1809; appointed in 1798 as brigadier general of the Provisional Army; served one term in the state senate 1810-1811; elected as a Republican from Tennessee to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, until his death; appointed in 1815 as one of the commissioners to determine the boundary between Georgia and the Creek territory in Alabama and served until his death, near Fort Decatur, Ala., September 24, 1815; interment at Fort Decatur, Ala.; reinterred in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1889.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Valentine SEVIER b: 1 FEB 1701/02 in London, Middlesex, England
    Mother: Joanna GOAD b: 1 NOV 1723 in North Farnham, Richmond Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Sarah HAWKINS b: 1746 in Virginia
    • Married: 1761 in Frederick Co., VA
    1. Has Children Joseph SEVIER b: 17 MAR 1763 in Augusta, Rockingham Co., VA

    Marriage 2 Catherine SHERRILL b: 1754 in North Carolina
    • Married: 14 AUG 1780
    1. Has Children George Washington SEVIER b: 1 FEB 1782 in Washington Co., TN
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