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Definitions of SEVIER, JOHN
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(1745-1815), one of the chief pioneers of the West, was born in Virginia, and was a hardy Indian fighter from his early years. He was present at the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, and was one of the commanders at King's Mountain in 1780. When the Tennessee district of North Carolina in 1784 declared its independence as the State of Franklin, it chose Sevier for Governor. He assumed the office but the temporary State was soon taken back. Sevier became Congressman in 1790. When Tennessee finally entered the Union lie was its first Governor, serving from 1796 to 1803. He was again Congressman from 1811 to 1815. There is a biography by Gilmore.
By John Franklin Jameson