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Sevier Family of Virginia and Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0080

This collection consists of one folder containing a genealogy report on the first three generations of the Sevier Family of Virginia and Tennessee. Included in the report are brief biographical and genealogical outlines of Valentine, Abraham, and John Sevier."

Dates

  • 1946 August 26

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of one folder containing a genealogy report on the first three generations of the Sevier Family of Virginia and Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection contains genealogical information about the first three generations of the Sevier family. The Seviers are one of the oldest and most well-known families in Tennessee, due in part to the notoriety of John Sevier, a member of the second generation of the family.

John Sevier was born in Virginia on September 23, 1745 to Valentine and Joanna (Goad) Sevier. John was a pioneer, soldier, statesman, and the only governor of the State of Franklin. He fought in the American Revolution, was a representative for the Southwest Territory, and served governor of Tennessee six times. He died September 29, 1815 while serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated by Mary Hess Headman.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480