Davy Crockett
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David Hawkins Stern Crockett (1786 - 1836)

Col 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, Texasmap
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Biography

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4th Sgt Davy 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 John Crockett and Rebecca Hawkins [1]

Military

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.

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.

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. Once in Texas, Crockett took part in theIn early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution.


Parents

John Crockett (c.1753 – after 1802) and Rebecca Hawkins [2]

Marriage and Issue

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

Residence

  • East Tennessee
  • Texas

Occupation

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

Alamo

Col David (Davy ) Crockett was killed at the Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836 as well as the other Alamo Defenders.. [4][5][6]

When Crockett joined the Alamo, he had asked for the difficult assignment of defending the outside perimeter. 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 to San Antonio de Bejar to begin the Siege of the Alamo Feb 23, 1836. [9]

Death- Alamo

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[10][11] [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.

Correspondence

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

Legacy

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

Heirs Received:

*https://s3.glo.texas.gov/ncu/SCANDOCS/archives_webfiles/arcmaps/webfiles/landgrants/PDFs/1/5/6/156410.pdf 1920 Acres.

Notable Relatives

David "Davy" Crockett is a Fourth Cousin 2x's removed to Benjamin Tallmadge, of Gen. George Washington's Culper Spy Ring. [16]


Sources

  1. Wikipedia - Davy Crockett
  2. John Crockett
  3. #S960316865; #S960209322 ; #S960209322 ; #S960316865
  4. http://www.thealamo.org/remember/history/defenders/index.html
  5. http://www.historynet.com/davy-crockett
  6. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Davy_Crockett
  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. "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
  11. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2308/david-hawkins_stern-crockett
  12. #S1476310921; #S96031686 ; #S960316865
  13. Alamo Defenders List
  14. Genealogy Trails
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crockett_County,_Tennessee
  16. Relationship- Crockett & Tallmadge
  • Abbot, J.S.C. (n.d.). David Crockett: His Life and Adventures]. Gutenberg.org
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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

Davy is 17 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 23 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.