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David Stern "Davy" Crockett
Birth: Aug. 17, 1786
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1836
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

US Congressman, Frontiersman, American Legendary Figure. Defender of the Alamo. He was born at the confluence of Limestone Creek and Nolichuckey River in the State of Franklin, which a few years later became Greene County, Tennessee, August 17, 1786. He commanded a battalion of mounted riflemen under General Andrew Jackson in the Creek Campaign in 1813 and 1814. His popularity won him a seat in the Tennessee State House of Representatives, in which he served from 1821 to 1823. He then was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1825 to the Nineteenth Congress but later was elected to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, serving from March 4, 1827 tp March 3, 1831. He lost reelection in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress. Later on he was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, and served that term from March 4, 1833 to March 3,1835. He lost his finally reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. From there he went to Texas to aid the Texans in their struggle for independence in 1836; joined a band of 186 men in the defense of the Alamo. He was assassinated there in that battle which ended on March 6, 1836. His body along with those others that were killed were destroyed in a funeral pyre at the Alamo. There is controversy over how he was killed and by whom. Most speculate that Crockett tried to kill General Santa Anna, and he was killed upon attacking him. (bio by: Cory Walker) 
Family links: 
  John B Crockett (1759 - 1834)
  Rebecca Hawkins Crockett (1756 - 1832)
  Mary Finley Crockett (1788 - 1815)*
  Elizabeth Patton Crockett (1788 - 1860)*
  John Wesley Crockett (1807 - 1852)*
  William Finley Crockett (1809 - 1846)*
  Margaret Finley Crockett Flowers (1812 - 1860)*
  Robert Patton Crockett (1816 - 1889)*
  Rebecca E Crockett Halford (1818 - 1879)*
  Elizabeth Jane Crockett Whitehurst (1818 - 1895)*
  Matilda Crockett Fields (1821 - 1890)*
  William Crockett (1782 - 1858)*
  David Stern Crockett (1786 - 1836)
*Calculated relationship
“Here Lie the Remains of Travis, Crockett, Bowie and Other Alamo Heroes Formerly buried in the sanctuary of the Old San Fernando Church. Exhumed July 28, 1936. Exposed to public view for a year. Entombed May 11, 1938 The Archdiocese of San Antonio erected this memorial May 11 A.D. 1938 R.I.P”
San Fernando Cathedral
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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We at The Bryan Museum-Galveston, Texas continue to celebrate the life of David Stern "Davy" Crockett!
- Margaret Moore
 Added: Nov. 16, 2015
An Genuine Hero Who Unselfishly Gave His Life Along With Others At The Alamo And Contributing Immeasurably Towards The Liberation Of Multitudes Of Freedom-Seeking People And The Birth Of Both The Republic And The Great State Of Texas. Rest In Everlasting ...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 26, 2015

- Helen Baker Foglesong
 Added: Sep. 25, 2015
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