Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836

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Birth 1786-08-17
Death 1836-03-06
Americans
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Biographical notes:

Frontiersman, member of Congress from Tennessee.

From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Carey & Hart, 1835 Jan. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165809

From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Carey & Hart, 1834 Dec. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690133

American frontiersman and politician.

From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Henry R. Storrs, 1834 Jan. 9. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57065442

The frontiersman Davy Crockett served as one of Tennessee's congressmen in Washington from 1827 to 1835.

From the description of Letter : Washington DC, to Messrs. Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1834 May 27. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531761

Crockett was born in Greene Co., Tenn., in 1786. He participated in the Creek Indian war. In 1826, 1828, and 1832, he was elected to the U.S. Congress, and he particpated in the Texas war for independence, being killed by the Mexicans at the Alamo in 1836.

From the description of Contract, 1817. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122392272

American frontiersman.

From the description of Letter to Elizabeth Crowder : Washington City, 1835 January 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689942

From the description of Letter to Elizabeth Crowder [manuscript] : Washington City, 1835 January 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879652

American pioneer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, City, to Lewis Cass, 1833 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530989

Frontiersman; Tennessee state representative, 1821-1823, 1832; Tennessee congressman, 1827-1831, 1833-1836; died at the Alamo, Texas, 1836.

From the description of Franked envelope : City of Washington, to Francis B. Wright, Savannah, [no year] Jan. 6. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28514921

Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and politician. Representing Tennessee, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1827 to 1831, and from 1833 to 1835.

From the guide to the Davy Crockett manuscript material : 1 item, 1834, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

U.S. representative from Tennessee, army officer of the Republic of Texas, and frontiersman.

From the description of Davy Crockett correspondence, 1814-1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450030

Renowned Congressman, frontiersman, and soldier David "Davy" Crockett (1786-1836) was born in Greene County, Tennessee, to John and Rebecca (Hawkins) Crockett. In 1806, he married Mary "Polly" Finley (d. 1815), with whom he had three children. Shortly after her death, Crockett married Elizabeth Patton, a widowed mother of two.

Crockett enlisted in the Tennessee Militia in 1813 and fought in the Creek War and War of 1812. After moving to Lawrence County in 1817, he was a justice of the peace (1817-1819) and town commissioner in Lawrenceburg (1818-1821). Crockett served in the Tennessee Legislature (1821-1825) and the United States House of Representatives (1827-1831; 1833-1835). Originally a Jacksonian, Crockett became a member of the Anti-Jacksonian Party during his second term as Congressman, vehemently opposing President Andrew Jackson on several issues, including the Indian Removal Act.

Following his loss for a fourth congressional term in 1835, Crockett moved to Texas and swore allegiance to the provisional government or future republican government of Texas. Crockett soon joined Col. William B. Travis at San Antonio de Bexar in February 1836 and died the next month during the Battle of the Alamo.

Sources:

Lofaro, Michael A. Crockett, David. Handbook of Texas Online . Accessed November 12, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fcr24 .

Lofaro, Michael A. David Davy Crockett. Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, online edition. Accessed November 12, 2010. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=C165 .

From the guide to the Crockett, David, papers, 1806, 1828-1836, 1927, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Renowned Congressman, frontiersman, and soldier David "Davy" Crockett (1786-1836) was born in Greene County, Tennessee, to John and Rebecca (Hawkins) Crockett. In 1806, he married Mary "Polly" Finley (d. 1815), with whom he had three children.

Shortly after her death, Crockett married Elizabeth Patton, a widowed mother of two.

Crockett enlisted in the Tennessee Militia in 1813 and fought in the Creek War and War of 1812.

After moving to Lawrence County in 1817, he was a justice of the peace (1817-1819) and town commissioner in Lawrenceburg (1818-1821). Crockett served in the Tennessee Legislature (1821-1825) and the United States House of Representatives (1827-1831; 1833-1835). Originally a Jacksonian, Crockett became a member of the Anti-Jacksonian Party during his second term as Congressman, vehemently opposing President Andrew Jackson on several issues, including the Indian Removal Act.

Following his loss for a fourth congressional term in 1835, Crockett moved to Texas and swore allegiance to the provisional government or future republican government of Texas.

Crockett soon joined Col. William B. Travis at San Antonio de Bexar in February 1836 and died the next month during the Battle of the Alamo.

From the description of Crockett, David, papers, 1806, 1828-1836, 1927 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 775441423

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  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Tennessee

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