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Overmountain Victory Trail Association

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Follow Me! One of the best known officers to hike the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVVI) is John Sevier. Born in 1745 Virginia, John was descended from French Huguenots. Some early records show this French tie by listing him as “Jean Xavier,” which was later anglicized to “John Sevier.” John tried his hand at several trades in Virginia before moving with his family across the mountains to what is now Tennessee, but then considered a distant extension of North Carolina. He would be elected to join a local governing body, the “Watauga Association,” in 1776. followme findyourway trails50 WC.Photo:ncpedia.org