Davy Crockett 1798 Crockett is indentured. The Crockett family struggled financially and at the age of twelve, Davy was indentured to Jacob Siler to help pay the family debt. His primary job was tending cattle on a 400-mile trip between Tennessee and Virginia.

August 17, 1786 Davy Crockett was born the fifth of nine children in Greene County, Tennessee to John and Rebecca (Hawkins). John fought in the American Revolutionary War and is credited for teaching Davy rifle and survival skills at an early age
1802 One two different occasions, Crockett is asked to work of family debt. The second man was John Canady, with whom Crockett stayed employed for the next four years.

eventually David Crockett marries Polly Finley, despite initially proposing to John Canady's daughter who refused him. Davy and Polly have three children, one of which became a U.S. Congressman.

The child of Davy Crockett that became a U.S Congressman was John Wesley Crockett

September 20, 1813Crockett enlists in the military. Crockett enlists as a scout with Francis Jones' Company of Mounted Rifleman during the Creek War. He serves until December 24, 1813

September 20, 1813 Crockett enlists in the military. Crockett enlists as a scout with Francis Jones' Company of Mounted Rifleman during the Creek War. He serves until December 24, 1813
Polly dies. Polly dies leaving Crockett to care for his young children. He enlists the help of his brother and sister-in-law, who agree to help raise the children. After moving his family to Lawrence County, Crockett enters politics and is appointed County Justice of the Peace.
Crockett moves to Carroll County and is again elected to Tennessee General Assembly. After moving to Carroll County, Crockett successfully runs for a seat in the Tennessee General Assembly, representing the counties of Carroll, Humphreys, Perry, Henderson, and Madison. He serves until November of 1824 and is considered a champion of farmers' rights. After running unsuccessfully in 1825, Crockett wins a set in the U.S. House of Representatives by defeating incumbent Adam Rankin Alexander. Crockett serves until March 3, 1829.
February 23, 1836 Crockett arrives at the Alamo. Crockett arrives at the Alamo to defend it against advancing Mexican troops. On February 25, Mexican troops cross the San Antonio River and fighting begins. Crockett is killed fighting in the final Battle of the Alamo. All American defenders were killed in the battle. Crockett was 49 years old.

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