4th Sgt Davy Crockett served for Tennessee in the War of 1812 Service started: 1812 Unit(s): 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.
I leave this rule for others when I'm dead,
Be always sure you're right--THEN GO AHEAD!
David "Davy" Crockett
David "Davy" Crockett, 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. 
John Crockett (c.1753 – after 1802) and Rebecca Hawkins 
When Crockett joined the Alamo, he had asked for the difficult assignment of defending the outside. He stood by his word. 
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. 
06 Mar 1836, The Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas 
David Crockett was killed in the Battle of the Alamo, along with the other Defenders of the Alamo. 
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.
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,
↑ "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
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: