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Adam Huntsman
Birth: Feb. 11, 1786
Charlotte County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1849
Cotton Grove
Madison County
Tennessee, USA

A lawyer by profession, Adam Huntsman served five terms in the Tennessee state senate (1815-21 and 1827-31) and one term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 12th Congressional District (1835-37). He was also elected as a delegate for Madison County to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention in 1834. He is best known for opposing and defeating David Crockett for Congress in 1835, a loss that prompted Crockett's departure from Tennessee and his eventual death at the Alamo. Huntsman was a prominent Democratic Party leader in West Tennessee with close political ties to Hugh Lawson White, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk. He wore a wooden peg-leg as the result of losing a leg "in an indian [sic] fight during the last war," according to David Crockett. It is believed that it was lost during the Creek Indian War. (bio by: Kevin McCann) 
 
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Old Salem Cemetery
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Kevin McCann
Record added: Dec 08, 2001
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~We Salute You Sir!~ For your service to the great state of Tennessee and the United States of America!~
- John Sevier descendants
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