A Revolutionary War soldier at the age of 16,he fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain under his father Col. John Sevier. He served as Clerk of the Washington County, Tennessee Court for forty-six years. He was appointed clerk in 1790 when Tennessee was a territory. He served when it was a part of the State of Franklin and part of the State of Tennessee. His farm was south of the Nolichucky River about 10 miles southwest of Jonesboro, Tennessee. He was married to Nancy Conway.