David Crockett
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David Hawkins Stern Crockett (1786 - 1836)

Colonel David Hawkins Stern "Davy" Crockett
Born in Limestone, Greene County, Tennesseemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Aug 1806 in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 1815 in Lawrence, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texasmap
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4th Sgt David Crockett served for Tennessee in the War of 1812
Service started: 1812
Unit(s): 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen, Battalion of Mounted Gunmen
Service ended: 1815

David "Davy" Crockett was born in 1786. son of https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/crockett-david

Note: The Crockett pedigree, published in Wikipedia and in numerous other venues, that traces his ancestry to a French (Huguenot) family named de Crocketagne, has no documentary basis. See the WikiTree page The alleged French origins of the Crockett family in America.


In 1812, Davy Crockett enlisted in the War of 1812 as Scout in the Tennessee militia. During this War of 1812. Crockett served in Capt John Cowan's Company of the Separate Battalion of Volunteer Mounted Gunmen and the Second Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen. In 1815, he was discharged as 4th Sergeant. [1][2]

I leave this rule for others when I'm dead,
Be always sure you're right--THEN GO AHEAD!
David "Davy" Crockett

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. [2]

His autobiographical A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee was published in Philadelphia in 1834.

Crockett's opposition to Andrew Jackson led to his defeat in the 1834 elections, which prompted his angry departure to Texas Colony of Mexico. He entered Nacogdoches, Texas in 1836 and from there joined the Texas Revolution.[2]


John Crockett (c.1753 – after 1802) and Rebecca Hawkins [3]

Marriage and Issue

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


  • Tennessee
  • Texas


  • Colonel: militia of Lawrence County, TN
  • Tennessee state legislature: 1821
  • Colonel: in the Texas Revolution and Battle of the Alamo


January, 1836 Davy reached Nacogdoches, Texas Colony. Then he joined the Texas Volunteers. Nacogdoches is in East Texas, thus within a month Davy and the Tennessee Volunteers reached the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. (They would have been traveling on foot or horseback at that time). Crockett then joined the Texans in their fight to hold the Alamo against a Mexican army. [2][5][6]

David Crockett brought with him a group of 12 Tennessee Mounted Volunteers (other adventurers). They joined the garrison in February 8, 1836 prior to the arrival of Santa Anna's army in San Antonio de Bejar to begin the Siege of the Alamo Feb 23, 1836. [7]

When Crockett joined the Alamo, he had asked for the difficult assignment of defending the outside perimeter. He stood by his word. [8][9] In the first week of March he and the other defenders of the Alamo died during the siege and capture of that fort by Mexican troops. Colonel David (Davy ) Crockett was killed at the Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836 as well as the other Alamo Defenders.. [8][10][11]

Death- Alamo

Col. David Crockett was killed in the Battle of the Alamo, along with the other Defenders of the Alamo, March 6, 1836, the Alamo, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas[12] [13] [8]

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 i am 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, Texas is named in Davy Crockett's honor." [14]"Crockett County, Tennessee is named in Davy Crockett's honor.[15]

Bounties Heirs Received:


  1. https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/davy-crockett
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/crockett-david
  3. John Crockett
  4. #S960316865; #S960209322 ; #S960209322 ; #S960316865
  5. http://www.forttumbleweed.net/alamo.html
  6. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/alamo4.html
  7. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/alamo4.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Alamo Defenders List
  9. http://www.sonsofdewittcolony.org//adp/history/bios/crockett/crockett.html
  10. http://www.historynet.com/davy-crockett
  11. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Davy_Crockett
  12. Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 05 March 2021), memorial page for Davy Crockett (17 Aug 1786–6 Mar 1836), Find A Grave: Memorial #2308, citing San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  13. #S1476310921; #S96031686 ; #S960316865
  14. Genealogy Trails
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crockett_County,_Tennessee
  • Abbot, J.S.C. (n.d.). David Crockett: His Life and Adventures]. Gutenberg.org
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The profile picture being used on this profile is also being used on profile Doane-315 obviously the same picture?
posted by Cliff Truesdale
David Crockett's mother was Rebecca Sullivan Hawkins, and that means David is my 1st cousin 1x removed of husband of 7th cousin 5x removed.
posted by Richard Hawkins
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
posted by Kevin McDanel
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!
posted by Amanda Pitts
Aaron Crockett, brother to David Crocket is my 6th Great Uncle and Aaron is my 6th Great Grandfather.
posted by Kathy Matlock