Re: John Sievers Governor of "FRANKLIN"
By Ken Haas September 23, 2005 at 03:57:12
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I research the Goad family. The mother of Gen. John Sevier was Joannah Goad, daughter of John Goad (1700-1771) of Bedford County, Virginia. His father was Valentine Sevier.
The Seviers were French Hugenots (but Goads were not). Valentine came to America from England through Holland first,I believe,after his family fled France.
John Sevier was born near present-day New Market, Va. He went to E. Tenn. (then N.Car.) and led the "over the mountain" men at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
When Tenn. became a state in cas 1790, he was elected the first governor of that state. Some of his Goad relatives settled in the same area in 1782 on Bays Mountain near present Kingsport.