Sevier John

Se·vier

 (sə-vîr′), John 1745-1815.
American Revolutionary soldier and politician. He was a leader of the Patriot troops that defeated the Loyalists in the Battle of King's Mountain (1780) and later served as the first governor of Tennessee (1796-1801 and 1803-1809).
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