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Keziah Sevier (Robertson)

Also Known As: "Kesiah Sevier", "Tipton", "Cuzy Tipton", "Cuzy Robertson"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Lunenburg County, VA
Death: 1806 (49-57)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Unknown burial location
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel Charles "Black" Robertson and Susannah Cunningham Robertson
Wife of Capt. Robert Sevier and Maj. Jonathan Tipton
Mother of Maj. Charles Robertson Sevier; Valentine Sevier; David Tipton; Wiley Tipton; Jacob Tipton and 2 others
Sister of Julius Robertson; Julius Cesear Robinson; William Robertson; William Robinson; Charles Robinson, Jr. and 4 others

Managed by: Mark Sevier
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About Keziah Sevier

ROBERT SEVIER appears on Captain Evan Shelby's company list of June 11, 1773, so it is known that Robert Sevier followed his brother, Valentine, to the new frontier, and preceded John Sevier. Valentine Sevier, II, was one of the first white men to settle on the Holston.

Robert was one of the signers of the petition of the Watauga settlers in 1776. By October 1778 he was captain of a company in Washington County, North Carolina. At that time he owned 200 acres of land in Washington County, on the north fork or Cherokee Creek adjoining James Rhea and William Thornton.

He married Kesiah/Keziah Robertson before 1778. She was born around 1753, the daughter of Colonel Charles Robertson "Black Charles," and Susannah. It has been widely believed that his wife was Susannah Cunningham, daughter of Christopher Cunningham of Washington County (his will is posted on the Washington County TNGenWeb). The primary research of Tom Robertson and other Robertson genealogists has convinced me that she was Susannah Nichols. Visit Tom's Robertson Genealogy site and look for the research on the two Charles Robertsons who lived in Tennesee at the same time, and married two ladies named Susannah. . The research points to generations of confusion and "homogenized" genealogies of General Charles Robertson who died in Davidson County, Tennessee in 1805-06, and Col. Charles Cunningham who died in 1798 in Washington County, Tennessee.

In August 1779, he also paid for one lot in the newly platted town of Jonesborough, to keep an "ordinary" (inn) at the courthouse . Beside his name is the notation, "paid for but not drawn," meaning that he died before he could take possession.

her husband died in Am. Rev.; father and brother served in Am. Rev.; her brother James Roberston often called "Father of Tennesee"; her brother-in-law John Sevier first governor of Tennessee

Robert Sevier and Kesiah Robertson Sevier had two sons:

1. Major Charles Robertson Sevier, born 1778 in Virginia, according to the 1850 census of Madison Co, Tennessee; died in 1855 near Milford, Ellis County, Texas. He married Elizabeth Witt of Greene County, Tennessee.

2. VALENTINE SEVIER, b. July 8, 1780 in Washington County, Tennessee. He married Nancy Dinwiddie, daughter of James Dinwiddie and Isabel Galbreath Dinwiddie, on January 3, 1804. He married, second, Vinerah Cannon, on April 26, 1846.

It is possible that Kesiah Sevier remarried, to Major Jonathan Tipton, but Charles Robertson's will of 1798 refers to her as Kesiah Sevier.

It is clear that two men had great influence over the upbringing of Charles and Valentine Sevier - General John Sevier and Colonel Charles Robertson. Charles was apprenticed to a hatter in Greeneville around 1790, but didn't like the work and went to live with his uncle, Charles Robertson, Jr., on his Chucky River farm. He and his partner, James Dodson, actually did manufacture hats later on.

Charles served in the War of 1812 as a major in Col. Thomas McCrory's Second Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. He is listed in the Madison County, Tennessee Census for 1830.

Valentine Sevier lived with John Wilson for a time, later was apprenticed to David Deaderick in Greeneville, Tennessee, working as a clerk in Deaderick's store. They later became partners, and Valentine continued to run the business after Deaderick's death in 1824.

Thus, in probable birth order, the children of [126] Colonel Charles and Susanna Robertson of Washington County, Tennessee, are named [1261] Julius, [1262] Keziah, [1263] William, [1264] Charles, [1265] Susan, [1266] Sarah, [1267] George, and [1268] Rosamond

Daughter of Col. "Black Charles" Robertson and Susannah Robertson Wife of Capt. Robert Sevier and Maj. Jonathan Tipton Mother of Maj. Charles Robertson Sevier, Valentine Sevier and David Tipton Sister of Julius Cesear Robinson; william Robinson; Charles Robinson, Jr.' Susan Walker, George Robinson and 2 others Per Mark Sevier

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Keziah Sevier's Timeline

Lunenburg County, VA
June 6, 1776
Age 23
Rowan County, Province of North Carolina
Age 24
Watauga Association, Washington District, North Carolina, United States
July 8, 1780
Age 27
Age 32
Washington County, TN
Age 38
Wautauga, TN
Age 41
Washington County, TN
Age 42
Washington County, Tennessee, United States