Sarah Hawkins

Sarah Hawkins (HM2HIO)

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N 35° 57.688', W 83° 54.977'

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First Wife of Gov. John Sevier

—1746-1780 —

She was the love of his youth, the inspiration of his manhood, a gallant, courageous Colonial and Revolutionary patriot. Her descendants number many notable leaders of men.
Tennessee's first Five Star Mother

(south side)Sarah Hawkins Sevier, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Marlin Hawkins. Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1746; Died in Washington County, Tennessee, 1780. She had an unusual education and great strength of character. Married to John Sevier at fifteen, she was for the nineteen creative and formative years of his life the greatest single factor in his spectacular early rise to fame and fortune. A wise, capable understanding wife and mother who commanded her husband's post in his absences. Made the hazardous journey down the Shenandoah Valley in Dec. 1773, with seven children under eleven years of age. The mother of ten. Giving five fighting sons to the protection and building of Tennessee. Finally giving her life during an Indian uprising.
Erected bySarah Hawkins Chapter, D.A.R.Tennessee Historical Commissionand Sevier descendants
Placed BySarah Hawkins Chapter, D.A.R., Tennessee Historical Commission, and Sevier descendants
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Date Added Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236998 N 3983607
Decimal Degrees35.96146667, -83.91628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.688', W 83° 54.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 41.28" N, 83° 54' 58.62" W
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