Davy Crockett Biography

David "Davy" Crockett was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. After being made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. In 1825, Crockett was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act. Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1831 elections. He won again in 1833, then narrowly lost in 1835, prompting his angry departure to Texas shortly thereafter. In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March.

Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Davy Crockett
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Soldier, Settler, Politician
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
August 17, 1786
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
March 6, 1836
Age at Death:
49
Marriages
Davy Crockett Timeline
  • 1836-01-05
    Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
  • 1836-03-06
    Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texians at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texians died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.
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