I am in suspense as to the probable or improbability of being called into the Army, a station I would prefer to any other that of being in arms to defend an injured and grossly insulted country.
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|Birth:||23rd September, 1745|
|Death:||24th September, 1815|
John Sevier was born in Augusta County, Virginia, USA. He was an American soldier, politician and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee. He played a leading role, both militarily and politically, in Tennessee's pre-statehood period. In 1776, he was elected one of five magistrates of the Watauga Association and helped defend Fort Watauga against an assault by the Cherokee. He served as the 1st and 3rd Governor of Tennessee. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1790-1791, and Tennessee's 2nd congressional district from 1811-1815.
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