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Davy Crockett was a 19th century American soldier who served and died in the Battle of Alamo

InformationDetail
BirthdayAugust 17, 1786
Died onMarch 6, 1836
NationalityAmerican
FamousDemocrats, Leaders, Political Leaders, Soldiers
IdeologiesDemocrats
City/StateTennessee
SpousesElizabeth Patton (m. 1815–1836), Polly Finley (m. 1806–1815)
Childrens John Wesley Crockett, Margaret Finley Crockett, Matilda Crockett, Rebecca Crockett, Robert Crockett, William Finley Crockett
Universities
  • NA
Cause of deathExecution
Birth PlaceGreene County
Political IdeologyNational Republican (a/k/a: Anti-Jacksonian)
GenderMale
FatherJohn Crockett
MotherRebecca Hawkins Crockett
Sun SignLeo
Born inGreene County
Died at Age49

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Who is Davy Crockett?

Immortalized as the ‘King of the Wild Frontier’, Davy Crockett is one of the most celebrated and notable figures in American history. He is fondly remembered as the legendary and heroic partaker in the Texas War of Independence. This 19th century American frontiersman, soldier and politician also served in the Creek War. A born leader, Crockett represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Many years after his death, he continues to be a subject of many heroic and legendary stories in America. He is a well-known and publicly adored figure, especially in Texas, where there is a town named after him. His martyrdom, for the cause of the independence of Texas, inspired countless Texans to come to the battlefield and fight for the cause of independence. Remembered as the legend of the American frontier, Crockett has been popularized by the countless number of movies, plays and other 20th century television dramas and that has made him one of the most revered figures in American legacy. One of America’s greatest real-life legends, Crockett is, even today, one of the most enduring symbols of the Old West.

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Childhood & Early Life

David Davy Crockett was born in Greene County, Tennessee to John Crockett, an American frontiersman and soldier and Rebecca Hawkins.

From the age of eight, he would accompany his father and elder brothers on their hunting expeditions. At the age of thirteen, he dropped out of school and ran away from home.

In 1799, he returned home and worked off his father’s debt to a man named, John Kennedy.

Career

In 1813, he served under Colonel John Coffee in the Creek War and was enlisted in the Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen as a scout for 90 days.

On March 27, 1818, he was elected as a lieutenant colonel in the Fifty-seventh Militia regiment of Tennessee Militia.

On September 17, 1821, he was elected to the Committee of Propositions and Grievances at the Tennessee State House of Representatives.

In 1826, he was elected as ‘Jacksonian’ in the U.S. House of Representatives, after which he became an ‘Anti- Jacksonian’.

He opposed President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, after which he lost the elections in 1830.

In 1833, he was elected to the 23rd Congress and served until 1835, when he lost the re-elections.

On November 1, 1835 he set out on a journey to Texas along with three other men to explore the state.

On February 23, 1836, he arrived in Alamo and took part in a siege against the Mexican soldiers and he, along with fellow mates, fired at the Mexican soldiers. The battle lasted 90 minutes and soon the Mexican soldiers were forced to withdraw.

The siege continued between the Texan soldiers and Mexican soldiers until March 6, 1836 and after 13 days, the Mexican troops emerged victorious and all the Texan soldiers, including Crockett, were killed.

Personal Life & Legacy

He got engaged to Margaret Elder at the age of nineteen but she eventually married someone else. This incident deeply affected him.

In 1806, he married Mary Polly Finley and the couple had two children together. His wide died in 1815.

In 1815, after the death of his first wife Mary Polly Finley, he married Elizabeth Patton and the couple had three children together.

In 1834, his autobiography titled ‘A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee’ was published.

He died at the age of 49, while fighting against the Mexicans in ‘The Battle of Alamo’ in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1959, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation established the David Crockett State park in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee in his honour.

In 1954, a five-part ABC serial ‘Davy Crockett’ was aired. Each episode of one-hour was based on his real life and the experiences of his friend, George Russel.

In the seventh season of The Discovery Channel TV series ‘Mythbusters’, the story of his life and hunting exploits were broadcast.

In 1955, the song ‘The Ballad of Davy Crockett’, a part of the Disney TV show, became one of the most popular songs to hit the pop charts.

Trivia

This 19th century soldier who served and died in the ‘Battle of Alamo’ was rejected by the girl who was engaged to him as she went on to marry another man.

This American real-life legend and folk-hero, according to rumours, was one of the soldiers who surrendered to the Mexican troops and executed.

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Davy Crockett biography timelines

  • // 17th Aug 1786
    David Davy Crockett was born in Greene County, Tennessee to John Crockett, an American frontiersman and soldier and Rebecca Hawkins.
  • // 1799
    In 1799, he returned home and worked off his father’s debt to a man named, John Kennedy.
  • // 1806 To 1815
    In 1806, he married Mary Polly Finley and the couple had two children together. His wide died in 1815.
  • // 1813
    In 1813, he served under Colonel John Coffee in the Creek War and was enlisted in the Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen as a scout for 90 days.
  • // 1815
    In 1815, after the death of his first wife Mary Polly Finley, he married Elizabeth Patton and the couple had three children together.
  • // 27th Mar 1818
    On March 27, 1818, he was elected as a lieutenant colonel in the Fifty-seventh Militia regiment of Tennessee Militia.
  • // 17th Sep 1821
    On September 17, 1821, he was elected to the Committee of Propositions and Grievances at the Tennessee State House of Representatives.
  • // 1826
    In 1826, he was elected as ‘Jacksonian’ in the U.S. House of Representatives, after which he became an ‘Anti- Jacksonian’.
  • // 1830
    He opposed President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, after which he lost the elections in 1830.
  • // 1833 To 1835
    In 1833, he was elected to the 23rd Congress and served until 1835, when he lost the re-elections.
  • // 1834
    In 1834, his autobiography titled ‘A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee’ was published.
  • // 1st Nov 1835
    On November 1, 1835 he set out on a journey to Texas along with three other men to explore the state.
  • // 23rd Feb 1836
    On February 23, 1836, he arrived in Alamo and took part in a siege against the Mexican soldiers and he, along with fellow mates, fired at the Mexican soldiers. The battle lasted 90 minutes and soon the Mexican soldiers were forced to withdraw.
  • // 6th Mar 1836
    The siege continued between the Texan soldiers and Mexican soldiers until March 6, 1836 and after 13 days, the Mexican troops emerged victorious and all the Texan soldiers, including Crockett, were killed.
  • // 6th Mar 1836
    He died at the age of 49, while fighting against the Mexicans in ‘The Battle of Alamo’ in San Antonio, Texas.
  • // 1954
    In 1954, a five-part ABC serial ‘Davy Crockett’ was aired. Each episode of one-hour was based on his real life and the experiences of his friend, George Russel.
  • // 1955
    In 1955, the song ‘The Ballad of Davy Crockett’, a part of the Disney TV show, became one of the most popular songs to hit the pop charts.
  • // 1959
    In 1959, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation established the David Crockett State park in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee in his honour.

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Davy Crockett's FAQ

  • What is Davy Crockett birthday?

    Davy Crockett was born at 1786-08-17

  • When was Davy Crockett died?

    Davy Crockett was died at 1836-03-06

  • Where was Davy Crockett died?

    Davy Crockett was died in Alamo Mission in San Antonio

  • Which age was Davy Crockett died?

    Davy Crockett was died at age 49

  • Where is Davy Crockett's birth place?

    Davy Crockett was born in Greene County

  • What is Davy Crockett nationalities?

    Davy Crockett's nationalities is American

  • What is Davy Crockett ideologies?

    Davy Crockett's ideologies is Democrats

  • Who is Davy Crockett spouses?

    Davy Crockett's spouses is Elizabeth Patton (m. 1815–1836), Polly Finley (m. 1806–1815)

  • Who is Davy Crockett childrens?

    Davy Crockett's childrens is John Wesley Crockett, Margaret Finley Crockett, Matilda Crockett, Rebecca Crockett, Robert Crockett, William Finley Crockett

  • What was Davy Crockett universities?

    Davy Crockett studied at NA

  • What is Davy Crockett's cause of dead?

    Davy Crockett dead because of Execution

  • What is Davy Crockett's political ideology?

    Davy Crockett's political ideology is National Republican (a/k/a: Anti-Jacksonian)

  • Who is Davy Crockett's father?

    Davy Crockett's father is John Crockett

  • Who is Davy Crockett's mother?

    Davy Crockett's mother is Rebecca Hawkins Crockett

  • What is Davy Crockett's sun sign?

    Davy Crockett is Leo