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Sevier, John

Born: 1745 AD
Died: 1815 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Representative


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.


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