Martin-Miller family

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  • ID: I568528124
  • Name: Gen. John SEVIER
  • Given Name: Gen. John
  • Surname: Sevier
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 Sep 1745 in Near Harrisburg, Rockingham, Virginia
  • Death: 24 Sep 1815 in Fort Decatur, Alabama
  • Burial: See Notes
  • Burial: 15 Jun 1889 Knoxville, Sevier, Tennessee
  • Note:
    REFN: 918
    John Sevier was very prominent in the development of the state of
    Tennessee. It was first known as the state of Franklin. He was the
    first Govenor of TN 1796-1801and again from 1803-1809. He also served in
    The House of Representatives from 3-4-1811 until his death. He is
    initially buried at Fort Decatur, Alabama and later his body was moved to
    Knoxville, Tennessee. He was buried on the Court House lawn under a
    monument erected in his honor. General John Sevier once owned the land
    where the original Knoxville was situated. His final burial was
    6-15-1889. A special train brought his body from Alabama to Tennessee
    escorted by the Governors of both states. It is estimated that 30,000
    attended the ceremony. ( - Timeline)

    Father: Valentine'The Imigrant' SEVIER b: 1 Feb 1701/02 in London, London, England
    Mother: Joanna GOAD b: 1 Nov 1723 in ,Richmond, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Catherine (Bonnie Kate) SHERRILL b: 1754 in Yadkin River Section, North Carolina
    • Married: 14 Aug 1780 in , Washington, Tennessee
    • Note: REFN5677

    Marriage 2 Sarah HAWKINS b: 1746 in ,Frederick, Virginia
    • Married: 1761 in ,Frederick, Tennessee
    • Note: REFN5670
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