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David "The Elder" Crockett
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Birth: 1729
Death: Aug. 19, 1777
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA

On the marker place at this spot by the State of Tennessee in 1927; "Here lie David Crockett, and his wife (Elizabeth Hedge), the grandparents of Davy Crockett who were massacred near this spot by Indians in 1777".

This cemetery is also known as "Rogers Cemetery", located on Rogan Road at Crockett Park in Rogersville.
GPS N36 24.238 W83 00.525

Davy Crockett was named after his paternal grandfather, David, who was killed in 1777, at his home, near today's Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, by Indians led by "Dragging Canoe".

(Known to whites as Dragging Canoe, c. 1738 1 Mar 1792 was an American Indian war leader who led a dissident band of Cherokee. Dragging Canoe led attacks on white settlements all over the American Southeast, especially against the colonial settlements on the Holston, Watauga, and Nolichucky Rivers in East Tennessee, and the Cumberland River settlements in Middle Tennessee (after 1780), sometimes raiding into Kentucky and Virginia as well. His brothers Little Owl, The Badger, and Turtle-at-Home are known to have taken part in his wars as well).

*David Crockett married Elizabeth Hedge
*Robert Crockett married Margaret Reyburn b. 1758 NC - d. 26 Feb 1836 TN.
Robert Crockett b. 13 Aug 1755 Frederick VA - d. 26 Feb 1836 Cumberland KY DAR # A027953
*William Crockett b. 1782 Sullivan CO, TN - d. 13 Apr 1836 Fentress CO, TN, married Delilah Lucinda Pile, 20 Aug 1810.
Delilah Pile was born b. 15 Jun 1790 - d. 1860?

Delilah was a daughter of Conrad Pile, an ancestor of Sgt Alvin York.

Note: Alvin York was not only related to David Crockett he also had a paternal aunt who married into the Hatfield family of West Virginia.

(P. Fazzini)


Participation by descendants of David and Elizabeth in the Crockett Families DNA Project at
has determined David's Crockett family line is not related to the Joseph Louis Crockett family or to any of the five other distinctive, unrelated Crockett family lines that have been identified by these tests.

This Project has revealed that many of the Crockett families French and Armstrong connected in their book, "Notable Southern Families - The Crockett Family" actually are not related.

And at this point in time, there is inadequate documentation to prove which of the Crockett DNA project members, IF ANY, descend from Antoine de Crocketagne.
(W. Lawrence)

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Hedge Crockett (1730 - 1777)
  William Crockett (1748 - 1836)*
  Robert Crockett (1755 - 1836)*
  John B Crockett (1759 - 1834)*
  Alexander Crockett (1760 - 1816)*
*Calculated relationship
Rogers Cemetery
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Warren & Betty Crockett ...
Originally Created by: Jim Agar
Record added: Apr 13, 2004
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