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William Sevier

Birth
England
Death
1810 (aged 95–96)
Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID
198217141 View Source

William was born, according to some records,"1 FEB 1704", in other records-it is "1 FEB 1714" . As his 'Christening Records' state he was "christianed" in "Feb 1714", I am using the Feb 1, 1714 as his birthdate. It is unlikely that he was christened 12 years after his birth. Paula D. He was the son of John Xavier and Mary Smith.

WILLIAM SEVIER AND
HIS DESCENDANTS
WILLIAM Sevier, son of Valentine Sevier I and Mary Smith Sevier was born in London in 1704 or shortly thereafter, and
sailed for America in company with his brother Valentine
Sevier II. It is of them the story is told that they ran away from
home and took ship for America in 1740. However the dates of birth or of running away must be wrong for it is not probable that young men of thirty eight and forty "ran away." Bishop Hoss notes the date of emigration to America as somewhere in the decade between 1730 and 1740, while George Washington Sevier, in a letter to Dr. Lyman Draper says they emigrated in 1730.
William Sevier, shortly after his arrival in Baltimore. married
Catherine O'Neil, said to be of a prominent Catholic family of Maryland.
They had "at least" one son Sevier ,who married and had at least four children, namely:
(1) Theodore Francis Sevier who died at sea unmarried.
(2) Ann Sevier, who married Frederick Seyler and had no children. '
(3) Sarah Sevier, who died unmarried.
(4) William Pierre Sevier, born January '9, 1793.

WILLIAM PIERRE SEVIER
William Pierre Sevier, born January 19, 1793, died December 10.
1846, ran away from home when he was still quite young and
fought in the war of 1812. He was captured and taken to Dartmoor prison in England and was there at the time of the Massacre.
A family tradition is that in the massacre that his best friend
Granville Sharpe Townsend was shot and that William Pierre Sevier caught his wounded friend in his arms. His devotion to this friend is proven by the fact that he named a son for him and it is interesting to note that the name is still used in the family, Colonel Granville Sharpe Towasend Sevier, United States Army, bearing it in full. William Pierre Sevier married in 1820, Lucretia Williams Weller, born died 1776. They lived in Russellville, Kentucky.
William Pierre Sevier and Lucretia Williams Weller Sevier had
thirteen children:
(1) Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier, born February 1, 1822.
(2) Benjamin Miller Sevier, died young, born March 21, 1824.
(3) Frederick Seyler Sevier, born 1828.
(4) William Pierre Sevier, born 1830.
(5) Theodore Francis Sevier, born 183ft.*-
(6) John Williams Sevier, born May 14, 1834.
(7) Elizabeth Ann Sevier, born October 6, 1836.
(8) Sara Louisa Sevier, died young, born 1838.
(9) Sevier, died young.
(12) Kate Sevier ) (Jane Sevier ) twins, born 1844.

Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier, born February 1, 1822, died
in California in 1852 of cholera. He went west as a physician and
•established a hospital. He died in the service of others.
Benjamin Sevier died young.
Frederick Seyler Sevier, born August 16, 1851, was executed
during the Lopez Expedition in Cuba.
Theodore Francis Sevier, born February 22, 1832, died in Sabucal, Texas, in 1915, leaving a widow who now resides (1924)_ with her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Giddings, in St. Elmo, Tennessee. Theodore Francis Sevier will be the subject of the last paragraph.
John Williams Sevier, born , died of pneumonia during the War Between the States.
Sarah Sevier died young.
Louise Sevier died young.
Ann Elizabeth Sevier, born ,died in Chattanooga in 1913.

THEODORE FRANCIS SEVIER
Theodore Francis Sevier, son of William Pierre Sevier and Lucretia Williams Weller Sevier, was born February 22, 1832. He died in Sabucal, Texas, 1915. He married Mary Benton Douglas November 2, 1855. Colonel Sevier is best known as Colonel Frank Sevier.
He served with distinction in the Confederate Army as a Colonel
of Ordnance;. He as on the staff of General Albert Sidney Johnston. Mary Benton Douglass was the daughter of Kelcey Harris Douglass. She was bom in the Republic of Texas in 1839.
The children of Theodore Francis Sevier and Mary Benton Douglas Sevier were:
(1) Henry Douglass Sevier, died in infancy.
(2) Theodore Francis Sevier, Jr., died in New York City, un-
-married, in 1904.
(3) Louise Sevier.
(4) Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier.
(5 Mary Douglas Sevier, died young.
(6) Frederick William Sevier, died young.
(7) John O'Neil Sevier, living in Baltimore.
(8) Jessie Benton Sevier.
(9) Ha l (Henry Hulme) Sevier.

THE SEVIER FAMILY
Of the foregoing:
Frank Sevier, Jr., died in New York City in 1904.
Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier is a Colonel in the United
States Army. He is unmarried and had no children.
Jessie Benton Sevier married Joseph Edward de Belle, and lived
in Jacksonville, Florida. They had two children; Joseph Edward de
Belle, Jr., and Jessie de Belle. Edward de Belle, Jr., died young.
Jessie de Belle married Eugene Hodson Drew and had two children, Eugene Hodson Drew, Jr., who died in infancy and Edward de Belle Drew.
Louise Sevier married Frederick Giddings and had six children,
namely, Elizabeth Marshall Giddings, Mary Douglas Giddings, (who died unmarried in 1923) Helen Marshall Giddings, (who died young), Louise Sevier Giddings, Rose Haines Giddings, and Frederick Giddings, Jr.
Hal (Henry Hulme) Sevier married Clara Driscoll and lived in
Austin Texas.
Lucretia Weller Sevier married Kingston Pickford and died in.
Texas, June, 1904, a few weeks after her marriage.
(Notable_Southern_Families-Vol.-4-The-Sevier-Family)

William was born, according to some records,"1 FEB 1704", in other records-it is "1 FEB 1714" . As his 'Christening Records' state he was "christianed" in "Feb 1714", I am using the Feb 1, 1714 as his birthdate. It is unlikely that he was christened 12 years after his birth. Paula D. He was the son of John Xavier and Mary Smith.

WILLIAM SEVIER AND
HIS DESCENDANTS
WILLIAM Sevier, son of Valentine Sevier I and Mary Smith Sevier was born in London in 1704 or shortly thereafter, and
sailed for America in company with his brother Valentine
Sevier II. It is of them the story is told that they ran away from
home and took ship for America in 1740. However the dates of birth or of running away must be wrong for it is not probable that young men of thirty eight and forty "ran away." Bishop Hoss notes the date of emigration to America as somewhere in the decade between 1730 and 1740, while George Washington Sevier, in a letter to Dr. Lyman Draper says they emigrated in 1730.
William Sevier, shortly after his arrival in Baltimore. married
Catherine O'Neil, said to be of a prominent Catholic family of Maryland.
They had "at least" one son Sevier ,who married and had at least four children, namely:
(1) Theodore Francis Sevier who died at sea unmarried.
(2) Ann Sevier, who married Frederick Seyler and had no children. '
(3) Sarah Sevier, who died unmarried.
(4) William Pierre Sevier, born January '9, 1793.

WILLIAM PIERRE SEVIER
William Pierre Sevier, born January 19, 1793, died December 10.
1846, ran away from home when he was still quite young and
fought in the war of 1812. He was captured and taken to Dartmoor prison in England and was there at the time of the Massacre.
A family tradition is that in the massacre that his best friend
Granville Sharpe Townsend was shot and that William Pierre Sevier caught his wounded friend in his arms. His devotion to this friend is proven by the fact that he named a son for him and it is interesting to note that the name is still used in the family, Colonel Granville Sharpe Towasend Sevier, United States Army, bearing it in full. William Pierre Sevier married in 1820, Lucretia Williams Weller, born died 1776. They lived in Russellville, Kentucky.
William Pierre Sevier and Lucretia Williams Weller Sevier had
thirteen children:
(1) Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier, born February 1, 1822.
(2) Benjamin Miller Sevier, died young, born March 21, 1824.
(3) Frederick Seyler Sevier, born 1828.
(4) William Pierre Sevier, born 1830.
(5) Theodore Francis Sevier, born 183ft.*-
(6) John Williams Sevier, born May 14, 1834.
(7) Elizabeth Ann Sevier, born October 6, 1836.
(8) Sara Louisa Sevier, died young, born 1838.
(9) Sevier, died young.
(12) Kate Sevier ) (Jane Sevier ) twins, born 1844.

Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier, born February 1, 1822, died
in California in 1852 of cholera. He went west as a physician and
•established a hospital. He died in the service of others.
Benjamin Sevier died young.
Frederick Seyler Sevier, born August 16, 1851, was executed
during the Lopez Expedition in Cuba.
Theodore Francis Sevier, born February 22, 1832, died in Sabucal, Texas, in 1915, leaving a widow who now resides (1924)_ with her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Giddings, in St. Elmo, Tennessee. Theodore Francis Sevier will be the subject of the last paragraph.
John Williams Sevier, born , died of pneumonia during the War Between the States.
Sarah Sevier died young.
Louise Sevier died young.
Ann Elizabeth Sevier, born ,died in Chattanooga in 1913.

THEODORE FRANCIS SEVIER
Theodore Francis Sevier, son of William Pierre Sevier and Lucretia Williams Weller Sevier, was born February 22, 1832. He died in Sabucal, Texas, 1915. He married Mary Benton Douglas November 2, 1855. Colonel Sevier is best known as Colonel Frank Sevier.
He served with distinction in the Confederate Army as a Colonel
of Ordnance;. He as on the staff of General Albert Sidney Johnston. Mary Benton Douglass was the daughter of Kelcey Harris Douglass. She was bom in the Republic of Texas in 1839.
The children of Theodore Francis Sevier and Mary Benton Douglas Sevier were:
(1) Henry Douglass Sevier, died in infancy.
(2) Theodore Francis Sevier, Jr., died in New York City, un-
-married, in 1904.
(3) Louise Sevier.
(4) Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier.
(5 Mary Douglas Sevier, died young.
(6) Frederick William Sevier, died young.
(7) John O'Neil Sevier, living in Baltimore.
(8) Jessie Benton Sevier.
(9) Ha l (Henry Hulme) Sevier.

THE SEVIER FAMILY
Of the foregoing:
Frank Sevier, Jr., died in New York City in 1904.
Granville Sharpe Townsend Sevier is a Colonel in the United
States Army. He is unmarried and had no children.
Jessie Benton Sevier married Joseph Edward de Belle, and lived
in Jacksonville, Florida. They had two children; Joseph Edward de
Belle, Jr., and Jessie de Belle. Edward de Belle, Jr., died young.
Jessie de Belle married Eugene Hodson Drew and had two children, Eugene Hodson Drew, Jr., who died in infancy and Edward de Belle Drew.
Louise Sevier married Frederick Giddings and had six children,
namely, Elizabeth Marshall Giddings, Mary Douglas Giddings, (who died unmarried in 1923) Helen Marshall Giddings, (who died young), Louise Sevier Giddings, Rose Haines Giddings, and Frederick Giddings, Jr.
Hal (Henry Hulme) Sevier married Clara Driscoll and lived in
Austin Texas.
Lucretia Weller Sevier married Kingston Pickford and died in.
Texas, June, 1904, a few weeks after her marriage.
(Notable_Southern_Families-Vol.-4-The-Sevier-Family)

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