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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

Robert Sevier

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born Oct. 30, 1807, Greenville, TN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828‑29; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829, — on Expedition to the Upper Arkansas, 1829, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1832‑34, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1834‑36, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — and Camp Sabine, La., 1836; as Adjutant, 6th Infantry,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Aug. 10, 1836)

at Regimental headquarters, Aug. 1, 1836, to Oct. 31, 1837; and in the Florida War, 1837.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1837.

Civil History. — Farmer, Ray County, Mo., 1837‑79. Merchant, Richmond, Mo., 1840‑45. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Ray County, Mo., 1845‑65.

Died, May 16, 1879, at Richmond, Mo.: Aged 72.

Buried, Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, MO.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Sevier's birth data are from his obituary in the Richmond Democrat, May 22, 1879, as reproduced at Find-a‑Grave. It seems, at least from a "Robinson Cousin Homestead" website now defunct, that Robert Sevier is the grand-nephew of John Sevier, the governor of the State of Franklin and first governor of Tennessee.

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