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Valentine Sevier, Ill

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Rockingham, Virginia
Death: Died in Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier and Joanna Sevier
Husband of Naomi Sevier
Father of Elizabeth "Betsy" Snyder; John "Black Jack" Sevier; Ann Grantham; Valentine Sevier, III; Robert Sevier, Twin and 10 others
Brother of John 'Nolichucky Jack' Sevier, 1st Gov. of Tennessee; Capt. Robert Sevier; Elizabeth Bowman; Agnes D Crutchfield; Mary Rutherford and 6 others

Occupation: Frontiersman-Land Owner, Frontiersman-Farmer, Military-Frontiersman-Farmer
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About Col. Valentine Sevier

Valentine Sevier

  • Birth:  Sep. 23, 1747 Rockingham County Virginia, USA
  • Death:  Feb. 23, 1800 Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
  • Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery County Tennessee, USA Plot: Section 01, Row 5
  • Parents: Valentine Sevier, Joanna Goad
  • Married: Naomi Douglass

Brother of Governor John Sevier, the first governor of the State of Tennessee.Fought in Revolutionary War and the Battle of Kings Mountain. 

Colonel Valentine Sevier, Jr. was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1747. He met and married Naomi Douglas in 1767, they has fourteen children. He moved from Virginia to the Watauga River Valley (Present Day Elizabethton, Tennessee). Col. Sevier fought in the Revolutionary War against the British and Loyalists. Col. Sevier also fought in many of the Indian Wars across East Tennessee. After the war he moved his family to Clarksville, Tennessee, but there were frequent Indian attacks. It was on this spot on November 11th, 1794 that his family was attacked by Indians and several were killed. Col. Sevier lived until February 23rd, 1800, when he died after a lingering illness. Col. Sevier was Dale's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather.


VALENTINE SEVIER was born in what is now Rockingham County, Virginia, about 1747, and settled at an early period in East Tennessee. He was a Sergeant, and one of the spies, at the battle of Point Pleasant, where, says Isaac SHELBY, "he was distinguished for vigilance, activity, and bravery." He subsequently served in the Indian wars in East Tennessee, and commanded a company at Thicketty Fort, Cedar Springs, Musgrove's Mill, and King's Mountain. He was the first Sheriff of Washington County, a Justice of the court, and rose in the militia to the rank of a Colonel. He removed to the mouth of Red river on Cumberland, now Clarksville, where he was attacked by Indians, November eleventh, 1794, killing and wounding several of his family. After long suffering from chronic rheumatism, he died at Clarksville [Montgomery Co, TN], February twenty-third, 1800, in his fifty-third year; his widow surviving till 1844 in her one hundred and first year, His younger brother, Robert SEVIER, who also commanded a company at King's Mountain, and was mortally wounded in the conflict, was previously much engaged in ridding the Watauga and Nolachucky region of Tories and horse thieves.

(Excerpted from King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780, and the Events Which Led to It by Lyman C. Draper, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1881, pp. 418-424)


  1. DAR Ancestor #: A102097
  2. Findagrave record # 5425161
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Col. Valentine Sevier's Timeline

April 1747
Rockingham, Virginia
February 13, 1768
Age 20
Shenandoah County, VA, USA
September 1769
Age 22
Shenandoah County, Province of Virginia
March 22, 1771
Age 23
Shenandoah, VA, USA
May 22, 1773
Age 26
Shenandoah County, VA, USA
February 23, 1775
Age 27
Shenandoah County, VA, USA
February 23, 1775
Age 27
Shenandoah County, VA, USA
August 31, 1777
Age 30
Watauga settlmnt, Washington, now, Carter Co
December 28, 1778
Age 31
Carter County, TN, USA