Davy Crockett

David Hawkins Stern Crockett (1786 - 1836)

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Col David Hawkins Stern (Davy) Crockett
Born in Limestone, Greene County, Tennesseemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Lawrence, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texasmap
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Davy Crockett is Notable.
4th Sgt Davy Crockett served for Tennessee in the War of 1812
Service started: 1812
Service ended: 1815

Davy Crockett enlisted - 1812 as Scout in the Tennessee militia discharged 1815 as 4th Sergeant. During the War of 1812 he served in Capt John Cowan's Company of the Separate Battalion of Volunteer Mounted Gunmen and the Second Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen.

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Be always sure you're right--THEN GO AHEAD!
David "Davy" Crockett

David "Davy" Crockett,[1] son of John Crockett and Rebecca Hawkins was born in 1786. A 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician, he's commonly referred to as the, "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Reps, and in 1826, was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he opposed the Indian Removal Act.

Crockett's opposition to Andrew Jackson led to his defeat in the 1834 elections, prompting his angry departure to Texas Colony of Mexico shortly after.

In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836. [2][3][4]


John Crockett (c.1753 – after 1802) and Rebecca Hawkins [5]

Marriage and Issue

m. Elizabeth Patton 1815, Lawrence, TN. [6] Issue:
  1. Robert Patton Crockett
  2. Elizabeth Jane Crockett
  3. Rebecca Elvira Crockett
  4. Matilda Crockett


  • East Tennessee
  • Texas


  • Colonel: militia of Lawrence County, TN
  • Tennessee state legislature: 1821


When Crockett joined the Alamo, he had asked for the difficult assignment of defending the outside. He stood by his word. [7][8]

David Crockett brought with him a group from Tennessee (other adventurers). They joined the garrison in February prior to the arrival of Santa Anna's army in the Alamo mission. [9]


06 Mar 1836, The Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas [10] [11]

David Crockett was killed in the Battle of the Alamo, along with the other Defenders of the Alamo. [12][13]

Statements of Susannah Dickenson, wife of Almaron Dickinson as well as the diary of a Mexican officer, Lt. José Enrique de la Peña and Joe, a slave reported seeing Davy Crockett near the Alamo building, and then lying dead with some slain Mexican army lying nearby.


Excerpt from Davy Crockett to James Lockhart Totten

11 Feb 1825.
Dear Sir.
I recd your polite favor 13 Jany and purused it. Old Hickery is like a daimond in the hill of no value until its rubed and polished. So with Gen Jackson the harder they rub him the Brighter he shines.
I have the subject of [our] vacant land under train and litle doubt of obtaining a relinquishment. I wish you to write me often.
Lenthy tender my best regards to all friends excuse my scrall iam in great hast.
your friend & humble servant.
signed David Crockett. jan lala (ID *****7442), Re: 4 BIRD LOCKHARTS AND THE TOTTENS, July 26, 2008,

genforum.genealogy.com Lockhart messages, accessed 23 Feb 2015


Crockett County in Tennessee and in Texas are named in Davy Crockett's honor.

Notable Relatives

David "Davy" Crockett is a Fourth Cousin 2x's removed to Benjamin Tallmadge, of Gen. George Washington's Culper Spy Ring. [14]


  1. Wikipedia - Davy Crockett
  2. http://www.thealamo.org/remember/history/defenders/index.html
  3. http://www.historynet.com/davy-crockett
  4. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Davy_Crockett
  5. John Crockett
  6. #S960316865; #S960209322 ; #S960209322 ; #S960316865
  7. http://www.thealamo.org/remember/history/defenders/defenders-list/crockett.html
  8. http://www.sonsofdewittcolony.org//adp/history/bios/crockett/crockett.html
  9. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/alamo4.html
  10. #S1476310921; #S96031686 ; #S960316865
  11. Alamo Defenders List
  12. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch Familysearch.org accessed 21 May 2016), David Crockett, 1836; Burial, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America, San Fernando Cathedral; citing record ID 2308, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com
  13. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2308/david-hawkins_stern-crockett
  14. Relationship- Crockett & Tallmadge
  • Abbot, J.S.C. (n.d.). David Crockett: His Life and Adventures]. Gutenberg.org
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Davy by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Davy:

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Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

David Crockett Cabin
David Crockett Cabin

Signature of Davy Crockett
Signature of Davy Crockett

The Fall of the Alamo
The Fall of the Alamo

Paternal Ancestry of Davy Crockett
Paternal Ancestry of Davy Crockett


On 10 Nov 2014 at 18:53 GMT Kevin McDanel wrote:

Crockett-1122 and Crockett-311 appear to represent the same person because: i am not a direct ancestor but i can get to hem in my tree working on a one world tree thanks

On 8 Mar 2014 at 04:51 GMT Amanda Pitts wrote:

Are the profile managers active on this page? There is a pending merge that I proposed, but I would like a profile manager to take a look at it. Thanks!

On 22 Dec 2011 at 17:03 GMT Kathy Matlock wrote:

Aaron Crockett, brother to David Crocket is my 6th Great Uncle and Aaron is my 6th Great Grandfather.

Davy is 21 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 20 degrees from Katy Jurado and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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