CROCKETT, David, (father of John Wesley Crockett),
a Representative from Tennessee; born at the confluence of Limestone
Creek and Nolichuckey River in the State of Franklin, present day Greene
County, Tenn., August 17, 1786; attended the common schools; served in Creek
campaign, 1813-1814; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives,
1821-1823; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Nineteenth Congress in
1825; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3,
1829); changed from a Jacksonian to an Anti-Jacksonian; elected as an
Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-second Congress in 1830;
elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March
3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-fourth Congress
in 1834; fought at the Battle of the Alamo, San Antonio, Tex., 1836; died about
March 6, 1836; remains cremated.
A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of
Tennessee. Edited by James A. Shackford and Stanley J. Folmsbee.
Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1973; Shackford, James Atkins.
David Crockett: The Man and The Legend. Edited by John B.
Shackford; Introduction by Michael A. Lofaro. Lincoln: University of Nebraska