John Sevier and the Wataugans

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 The people known as the Wataugans built their settlements in the wilderness along the Holston, Nolichucky and Watuaga rivers. Independent minded and experienced in Indian style warfare they were known to be a hard raw boned breed. The most famous man in the region at the time was John Sevier who was well respected and said to love a good time as much as he loved a good fight. He was popularly known as “Nolichucky Jack” and possessed all the qualities of a natural born leader.

    As a Colonel and commander of the Washington County Militia he was sought out by Colonel Isaac Shelby who came bearing a message from British Major Patrick Ferguson threatening to hang them and lay waste to their homes and fields. After a few days of deliberating they decided to go on the offensive and seek out and destroy Ferguson’s Tory army. After persuading Colonel William Campbell and his Virginians to join the effort, John Sevier called up his Militia and led 240 of them to the muster on the broad open fields near Fort Watauga at the Sycamore shoals. There they joined other Overmountain Men who were gathering to begin their march against Major Ferguson and the ultimate victory at Kings Mountain.    

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