1745 – Born on September 23rd near Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia. A Representative from North Carolina and Tennessee.
1773 – Moved with his brothers to Watauga County, North Carolina and settled on the Holston River (now Tennessee).
1777 – Was a county clerk and district judge.
1785 – Elected governor of “the proclaimed” State of Franklin in March and served for three years.
1790 – Elected as a Pro-Administration candidate from North Carolina to the First Congress.
1791 – Appointed as brigadier general of militia for the Washington district of the territory south of the Ohio.
1796 – Upon the admission of Tennessee as a state into the Union and was chosen as the first governor of Tennessee.
1798 – Appointed as brigadier general of the Provisional Army.
1810 – Served one term in the state senate.
1811 – Elected as a Republican from Tennessee to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses.
1815 – Appointed as one of the commissioners to determine the boundary between Georgia and the Creek territory in Alabama and served until his death.
– Died on September 24th near Fort Decatur, Alabama.