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Valentine Sevier

Also Known As: ""The Immigrant"", "The Immigrant Sevier"
Birthdate: (101)
Birthplace: St. Giles Parish, Cripplegate, London, England
Death: December 30, 1803 (101)
Carter Co, Tennessee (Natural Causes? He was 101 years old.)
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Sevier, 'the Huguenot' and Mary Sevier
Husband of Joanna Sevier and Jemima Douglas-Sevier
Father of John 'Nolichucky Jack' Sevier, 1st Gov. of Tennessee; Col. Valentine Sevier; Capt. Robert Sevier; Elizabeth Bowman; Agnes D Crutchfield and 7 others
Brother of William Sevier, Immigrant; Elizabeth Sevier; Mary Sevier; Susanna Sevier and Susanna Sevier

Occupation: Pioneer; Colonizer; Merchant; Land Owner; Toll and local tax Collector
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About Col. Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier

Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier, was born in London, England Februay 1st, 1702. He and his brother William migrated to the United States in 1740 looking for adventure and the things America had to offer. In 1744 he met and married Joanna Goad in the Shenannadoah County, Virginia area. He became a large land owner, farmer, miller, innkeeper and merchant. As a result of his status in the community he became the Local Tax and Toll Collector and his two story house and surrounding lands became known as the "Toll House Farm". In 1773 Valentine became restles for more wealth and adventure and moved his family to Sycamore Shoals area on the Watauga River, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Valentine lived a full and adventuresome life, living to be 101 (YOA). Valentine was Dale's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather.

Valentine Sevier and Joanna Goad had 13 Children, he immigated from London, England around 1740 and married Joanna in 1744 in Culpepper County, Virginia. Valentine led a long and prosperous life, living to be 101 years old.


The Immigrant

Valentine SEVIER was born on 1 Feb 1701/2 in London, England. He died on 30 Dec 1803 in Carter City, Carter Co, Tennessee.

Valentine Sevier "The Immigrant" was born about 1702 in London, parents believed to be of French descent. The story is that he and his younger brother, William, traveled as young men to America. He settled on Smith's Creek in what was then Orange County, Virginia, then Augusta County, now Rockingham County., and died in 1803 at Carter City, near Watauga settlement, Carter County, Tennessee.

He was a prosperous businessman, owning an inn and grist mill. The majority of the family moved to Tennessee in the mid 1770s. He and his sons, Robert and Abraham, took the Oath of Allegiance on August 27, 1778. Sons Valentine and John were already militia captains.

The first wife of Valentine Sevier was Joanna Goad. His second wife, Jemima, is mentioned in his will. It is believed there were no children from the second marriage.

Valentine was probably buried in Green Hill graveyard on Gap Creek, Carter County, Tennessee. Parents: .

He was married to Joanna GOAD about 1744. Children were: John SEVIER, Valentine SEVIER, Robert SEVIER, Mary "Polly" SEVIER, Catherine SEVIER, Abraham SEVIER, Joseph SEVIER .


Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted ..., Volume 1 By Augusta County (Va.), Lyman Chalkley November 26, 1753

James Mitchell complains that his master, Valentine Severe abuses him, several of these complaints (came) from several of his servants. Is this the correct Severe? Added by Janet Milburn 2/18/18.

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Col. Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier's Timeline

February 1, 1702
London, England
Age 9
London, Greater London, England
September 23, 1745
Age 43
Rockingham, Virginia
April 1747
Age 45
Rockingham, Virginia
Age 46
Rockingham, Virginia
Age 47
Shenandoah, VA, USA
Age 50
Frederick County, VA, USA
Age 50
Rockingham County, Virginia
Age 54
Rockingham County, Province of Virginia