Sarah Jane Sevier

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Sarah Jane Sevier (Hawkins)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Frederick, Virginia
Death: Died in Nolichucky Fort, Washington, Tennessee, United States
Cause of death: complications of childbirth; being moved during Indian uprising
Place of Burial: Fort Caswell, Limestone, Washington County, TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Hawkins, Sr. and Sarah Hawkins
Wife of John 'Nolichucky Jack' Sevier, 1st Gov. of Tennessee
Mother of Joseph Sevier, II; Maj. James Sevier; Maj. John Sevier, Jr.; Elizabeth Clark; Sarah Hawkins Brown and 5 others
Sister of Joseph Hawkins, Jr; Rebecca Hawkins; Benjamin Hawkins; Rachel Merrick; Samuel Hawkins and 2 others

Occupation: Frontiersman-Housewife-Storekeeper, Housewife, First wife of John Sevier
Managed by: Michelle Poull
Last Updated:

About Sarah Jane Sevier

Sarah married John Sevier at the age of 15, 1761 in Shendoah County, Virginia. Sarah died at the age of 34 soon after giving birth to their 10th child. She was a frontier woman of exceptional strength and never got to enjoy her husband's success as the 1st Governor of Tennessee.

notes

  1. There is a marriage registration for John Sevier's marriage to Sarah Jane Hawkins, available at Ancestry.com.
  2. The memorial to Sarah Jane, put in place over at the Knoxville County Courthouse in Tennessee by one of her great-granddaughters, a Mrs. Hoss Headman, and the DAR, lists her parents as Joseph Hawkins and Sarah Marlin.
  3. Notable Southern Families, Volume IV suggests her death was January 1780, however, the newer Sevier Family History book published in 1961 by Cora Bales Sevier suggests it was either January or in the Spring 1780.
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Sarah Jane Sevier's Timeline

1746
June 3, 1746
Frederick, Virginia
1761
1761
Age 14
Shenandoah County, VA, USA
1763
March 17, 1763
Age 16
Rockingham County, VA, USA
1764
October 25, 1764
Age 18
Rockingham County, VA, USA
1766
June 20, 1766
Age 20
Washington County, Tennessee, USA
1768
1768
Age 21
Frederick, Virginia, Colonial America
1770
July 1770
Age 24
Shenandoah County, VA, USA
1772
March 10, 1772
Age 25
Shenandoah, Virginia, Colonial America
1773
December 25, 1773
Age 27
Watauga Settlement, Carter, North Carolina now TN, Colonial America
1775
1775
Age 28
Carter County, TN, USA