|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1788|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1815|
David "Davy" Crockett legendary frontiersman, hunter, indian fighter, U.S. Congressman from Tn. and one of the martyred Heros of the Alamo met Mary "Polly" Finley at a frontier social event. In his autobiography Crockett recalled "she looked sweeter than sugar". They fell in love and were married Aug. 16, 1806 at Finleys Gap, Jefferson, Tn.
In 1811 Crockett moved his family to Franklin Co., Tn on Beans Creek within view of his beloved mountains,his hunting grounds. In 1813 and 1814 Crockett voluntered for 2 enlistments in Gen. Andrew Jackson's brutal campaign against the Creek Indians. Tennessee is nicknamed the Volunteer State in honor of these heroic citizen soldiers.
David and Polly Crockett had 3 children John, William, and Margaret. Apparently caring for her young family alone on the frontier took its toll on young Polly. She died in 1815 shortly after Davy returned from his second enlistment with Gen. Jackson. Those who stay home also serve.
Martha Walkup Finley (1766 - 1820)
William Finley (1765 - 1819)
David Crockett (1786 - 1836)
John Wesley Crockett (1807 - 1852)*
William Finley Crockett (1809 - 1846)*
Margaret Finley Crockett Flowers (1812 - 1860)*
Polly Crockett Cemetery
Created by: JFJN
Record added: Jun 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27555167