Mary “Polly” <I>Finley</I> Crockett

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Mary “Polly” Finley Crockett

  • Birth 4 Jan 1788 Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 11 Jun 1815 Beans Creek, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Franklin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 27555167

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.


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  • Created by: JFJN
  • Added: 14 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27555167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “Polly” Finley Crockett (4 Jan 1788–11 Jun 1815), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27555167, citing Polly Crockett Cemetery, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by JFJN (contributor 46976255) .