|Posted By:||Pat Seaver|
|Subject:||Re: John Sievers Governor of "FRANKLIN"|
|Post Date:||January 17, 2001 at 13:13:12|
|Forum:||Seivers Family Genealogy Forum|
His name was John Sevier, stress on the last syllable (seVEER). The State of Francklin was returned to NC for a few years and then was recognized as the state of Tennessee in 1796. It is generally believed that John Sevier was the son of Valentine Sevier of VA. There were also Seaver, Seavers, Severs, Seevers, Seivers, Sievers, Sivers (even Sarver and Server in some records) running around VA at the same time--particularly from Frederick Co. in the north all down the Shenandoah Valley. Some went west into what is now WV. As far as I know, they all pronounced their names with the stress on the first syllable (SEE ver), regardless of the spelling. It is not known that John Sevier of Tennessee is connected to these families, although some of them also migrated into Tennessee.
Anyone else researching VA/TN Se(a/e/i)ver(s) families? I would love to exchange information. I have information on the Wythe Co. & southwest VA families and some East TN lines.