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Valentine Sevier (Xavier), I

Also Known As: "Jean Valentine", "the Huguenot Xavier"
Birthplace: Sadirac, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Death: Died in Watauga, Carter County, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of Don Juan de Xavier; Don Juan Xavier Sevier, I; Don Juan De Xavier II; Marie de Azpileuta and Marie
Husband of Mary Sevier
Father of John Valentine Sevier; Col. Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier; William Sevier, Immigrant; Elizabeth Sevier; Mary Sevier and 2 others
Brother of Phillip Xavier

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About Valentine "The Huguenot" Sevier

Valentine Xavier was born in 1678 in Navarre, France. Because of the political persecution at this in France he Immigrated to England and changed his last name to Sevier and became a Protestant. He met Mary Smith in London, England and they were married August 6th, 1708. They had two son's; Valentine Sevier and William Sevier.


(3) Valentine, (Don DE XAVIER) was born in 1678 in Navarre, France, and on Aug 6, 1708 in Parish Of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, England, married (4) Mary SMITH who was born in 1685 in Parish Of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, England.


Sevier is the English version of the name Xavier. The Sevier/Xaviers were originally from Navarre.* Among early members (but not direct ancestors) of the Sevier family is St. Francis Xavier. Two generations later, the Xavier/Sevier family turned Protestant (Huguenot) and after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685, the family was forced to leave France. One brother,Valentine Sevier, went to London, then America: another brother, Richard Sevier, went to St. Petersburg, Russia. It is said there are Seviers in Russia to this day, but for obvious reasons that branch of the family has been difficult to trace. This much family history seems necessary as background to the following. *For those interested, see SEVIER FAMILY HISTORY, with collected letters of Gen. John Sevier, First Gov. of Tennessee, by Cora Bales Sevier and Nancy Sevier Madden, Washington DC 1961, published by Cora B. Sevier, second printing 1982.)


Valentine Sevier is Dale's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather.


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Valentine "The Huguenot" Sevier's Timeline

Sadirac, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
February 1, 1702
Age 24
London, England
Age 24
Age 26
City of London, Greater London, UK
August 6, 1708
Age 30
London, Middlesex, England
July 18, 1709
Age 31
June 26, 1710
Age 32
January 25, 1715
Age 37
London, Greater London, UK
December 11, 1719
Age 41
London, Crippingate, England
Age 42
Watauga, Carter County, Tennessee