Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Katherine Sherrill Sevier
October 7, 1836
Katherine Sherrill Sevier, Bonny Kate, came when a girl with her parents, to Tennessee from North Carolina; married John Sevier August 14, 1780 when she was 26 years old; became the mother of eight children and died October 7, 1836 at the age of 82 years.
Her nearest descendants authorized S.G. Heiskell, of Knoxville, Historian, to move her remains from Russellville, Alabama, and the County Court of Knox County by resolution passed July 3, 1922, authorized Mr. Heiskell to inter the remains in this grave and to erect this monument.
An audience of several thousand witnessed the exercises at the reinterment on July 27, 1922.
Her fame has flourished as the brightest star among the pioneer women of this state until her immortality in history is as secure as that of her heroic husband by whose side she at last sleeps her last sleep. Great husband and great wife, John and Kate Sevier made their stately progress across the pages of early Tennessee, and now reunited. “After life’s fitful fever they
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary • Women.
Location. 35° 57.687′ N, 83° 54.979′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street Southwest and South Gay Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the old Knox County Courthouse grounds, near the northeast corner of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street Southwest, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor John Sevier (here, next to this marker); Sarah Hawkins (here, next to this marker); Site of First Block House (a few steps from this marker); Captain Charles T. McMillan II (a few steps from this marker); Knox County Spanish American War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Knoxville (a few steps from this marker); The Knoxville Girl (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Governor John Sevier, Sarah Hawkins Sevier & Katherine Sherrill Sevier
Also see . . . Catherine Sherrill Sevier. At their home in Washington County, Bonnie Kate made soldiers’ uniforms, cast lead balls for ammunition, and prepared food for her husband’s victorious campaign against the British at the battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina. On the eve of the battle, she thwarted a Tory attempt to murder her husband. Bonnie Kate held the title “First Lady” three times, first from 1785 to 1788, when her husband was governor of the State of Franklin, and during his terms as the first and third governor of Tennessee, 1796 to 1801 and 1803 to 1809. (Submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.