John Sevier: Tennessee’s Founding Father

May 1, 2014

By Rachel Bertone

John Sevier book


As a founding father of the state of Tennessee and later the state’s first governor, John Sevier was an admired politician and adventurous man. After his death, Sevier’s accomplishments faded from the public eye, but later, writers rebuilt him image with accounts of his exploits, thanks to pioneers’ folk tales.

Discover for yourself the life of John Sevier in a new book by Gordon T. Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt. John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero examines the history and accomplishments of the Tennessee figure. We’re giving away two copies of the book. Enter below throughout the month of May for your chance to win.

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  1. Joe Rolwing says:


  2. tn cathy says:

    would love to read this! SMILE

  3. Lisa Parrish says:

    This book sounds interesting. Would like to win this book.

  4. K Smith says:

    There are lots of folks out here who do not use Facebook. There should be a way to enter without going through Facebook.

  5. Barry says:

    Where might I purchase the book, if I do not win?

    • Rachel Bertone says:

      Hi Barry,

      You can purchase the book at your local bookstore or online on sites such as Hope this helps!

      Rachel Bertone
      TN Home and Farm

  6. T.R. Byrd says:

    I haven’t read about ole Nolichucky Jack since high school days. Sounds like an interesting book. Please accept this as my entry. Thanks!

  7. Lisa Parrish says:

    I like to read. I would like to win this book. I also enjoy Tennessee Farm and Home newsletters.

  8. Shantelle Stobaugh says:

    Would love to read about this man!

  9. Chuck Vincent says:

    love history books

  10. Dawna Ross says:

    I enjoy historic reads!

  11. Margaret Jane McCleary says:

    Love history, now that I am out of school, and doing genealogy. Would be a very interesting read for me.

  12. Connie Perrigo says:

    This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading. I’d love to win this.

  13. Lisa Parrish says:

    Would be an interesting book.

  14. Joyce Wheaton says:

    Would love to win this and learn more about Tennessee.

  15. Rachel says:

    love TN history

  16. Juanita Clinard says:

    This sounds like an excellent book. It would be an honor to win.

  17. April Clinard says:

    I love history and would love to learn more about Mr. Sevier!

  18. joel dishroon says:

    like history