John Sevier, 'the Huguenot'

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John Sevier (Xavier), 'the Huguenot'

French: Jean Valentin Xavier, le Huguenot
Also Known As: "Jean Valentine "the Huguenot" Xavier", "The Hugonaut Sevier"
Birthplace: Sadirac, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Death: after 1709
Immediate Family:

Son of Don Juan de Xavier; Don Jaun De Xavier; Marie de Azpileuta and Marie De Azpileuta Xavier
Husband of Mary Sevier and Mary Sevier
Father of Col. Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier; William Sevier, Immigrant; Elizabeth Sevier; Mary Sevier; Susanna Sevier and 1 other
Brother of Phillip Xavier

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About John Sevier, 'the Huguenot'

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.)

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Name: John Sevier Gender: Male Marriage Date: 6 Aug 1708 Marriage Place: Saint Aske Hospital,Hoxton,London,England Spouse: Mary Smith FHL Film Number: 942.1 H1 V2HO

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Source Information Title England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 Author Publisher Operations, Inc. Publisher Date 2014 Publisher Location Provo, UT, USA

Repository Information Name Web Address 360 West 4800 North, Provo, UT 84604

Facts Associated with Citation


Name (Alternate) Jean Valentine "The Huguenot" Xavier Sevier

Marriage 06 Aug 1708 • Saint Aske Hospital,Hoxton,London,England

Marriage 06 Aug 1708 • Parish St Giles, London, , England


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


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John Sevier, 'the Huguenot''s Timeline

Sadirac, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
February 1, 1702
Age 24
London, England
Age 26
City of London, Greater London, UK
July 18, 1709
Age 31
Crippingate, London, Middlesex, England UK
Age 31
June 26, 1710
Age 31
Crippingate, London, Middlesex, England UK
January 25, 1715
Age 31
Crippingate, London, Middlesex, England UK
December 11, 1719
Age 31
London, Crippingate, England