I JOSEPH SEVIER
Joseph Sevier, first child of Governor John Sevier and his first wife, Sarah Hawkins Sevier, was born in Rockingham County in 1762, as is shown by the fact that at the Battle of King's Mountain (October 7, 1780) he was just eighteen years old.
Joseph Sevier was with his father, General Sevier, in many of his Indian Battles and Campaigns. At the Battle of King's Mountain he was the last man to cease firing, disobeying the command to cease, crying, "They have killed my father! They have killed my father!"* It was his uncle, Robert Sevier, however, who had fallen and was mortally wounded.
Joseph Sevier married a Cherokee Indian girl, Elizabeth Lowry. Elizabeth Lowry's father was George Lowry, a Scotchman, and her mother was Octlootsa, daughter of the great chief, Oconstota.
Joseph Sevier, when he was only nineteen, was employed by Governor Blount to keep watch on hostile movements. After Joseph Sevier's death at an early age his widow married John Walker, supposed by many to be an Englishman, though Governor Blount calls him a half breed. A son of this marriage was John Walker, Junior, who eloped with Elizabeth Meigs.
Joseph Sevier and Elizabeth Lowry Sevier had at least two daughters, namely:
(1) Margaret Sevier. (2) Eliza Sevier.
(1) Margaret Sevier, married Gideon Morgan and had Cherokee America Morgan who married Andrew Lewis Rogers and had Connell Rogers, (who married for his first wife Florence Nash and had Ell Nash Rogers and Gertrude Whitman Rogers and married for his second wife, Kate Cunningham and had Marion Sevier Rogers, Lewis Byrne Rogers, Howard Cunningham Rogers and Connell Rogers, Junior); Andrew Lewis Rogers, Junior; Hugh Morgan Rogers, John Otto Rogers; Lucy Rogers; Paul Rogers; and Clifford Rogers.
(2) Eliza Sevier married Templin Ross, of Pennsylvania and had two children, Hannah Ross and Joe Ross. Eliza Sevier Ross and Templin Ross both died of cholera at the time of the emigration in 1836. Their children were cared for by some people in Arkansas.