Crockett/Hawkins/Smith connections

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There's a persistent rumor in our family that we are descended Nathan Hawkins, the brother of Davy Crockett's mother. All I know is our great great grandmother was a woman named Charlotte Hawkins. She was born about 1803 in Murphy NC. and died in 1886 in Cherokee County NC. She was married to Cherokee Richard Henry Smith (1812-1888) and was the mother of Chief Nimrod Jarret Smith (and his brother, my ancestor Mark Tiger Smith). Her parents are supposedly James Hawkins and a Cherokee woman named Nancy.  Her father James Hawkins is the grandson of Nathan Hawkins who was the supposed brother to Davy Crockett's mother. I have looked and looked but so far all I can come up with is an often repeated family tradition and was wondering if any of these names or circumstances look familiar to anyone else or if anyone has documentation to disprove this.

Thanks!
in Genealogy Help by Sharon Winsatt G2G Crew (970 points)

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Begin your search by Googling Davy Crockett and there is a ton of information about his family. In Familysearch.org you'll find that Nathan Hawkins and Ruth (Cole) Hawkins were the parents of John B. Crockett who married Rebecca Hawkins who gave birth to Davy Crockett in 1786 and he died at the Alamo in March 1836.
by Richard Hawkins G2G Crew (750 points)

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