John M. Crockett, Sr. (c.1755 - c.1786) MP

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Birthplace: Frederick Co, Virginia
Death: Died in Greene County, North Carolina, USA
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About John M. Crockett, Sr.

John Crockett was one of the Overmountain Men who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolutionary War.

The Overmountain Men were American frontiersmen from west of the Appalachian Mountains who took part in the American Revolutionary War. While they were present at multiple engagements in the war's Southern Campaign, they are best known for their role in the American victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overmountain_Men

The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was a decisive Patriot victory in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. Frontier militia loyal to the United States overwhelmed the Loyalist American militia led by British Major Patrick Ferguson of the 71st Foot. In "The Winning of the West", Theodore Roosevelt wrote of Kings Mountain, "This brilliant victory marked the turning point of the American Revolution."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kings_Mountain

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John Crockett served under Col. Isaac Shelby in the Battle of King's Mountain, and was a magistrate presiding whrn Andrew Jackson received his license to practice law. Was also a commissioner of building roads. In 1783 he was a Frontier Ranger. His name appears on the Tax List of Green Co. NC, now TN, for 1783. In 1786 he lived at Limestone Creek, TN. A few years later the family moved to a place in the same country ten miles north of Greenville. John Crockett, who in 1792, lived two miles East of where Morristown, Tennessee, is now located, near Phelps Smith, Richard Thompson and Isaac Martin. John Crockett did not tarry long at the mouth of the Limestone River, after David was born. In fact, David Crockett in 1792, when his father lived two miles out on the Abington Road East of Morristown, was a barefoot six year old boy running around the house, probably one of the regular log cabin type of that day and time. The next move was to Cove Creek, where John and Mr. Thomas Galbraith built a mill in partnership. The mill and his house were destroyed by a flood, so he moved to Jefferson Co. TN and opened a tavern on the road from Abingdon to Knoxville, Davy was then eight years old and remained there until 12. Davy had left home to travel to Front Royal, VA on a cattle drive. From there he went on to Baltimore after being made an offer to drive cattle. He didn't retun home until he was 15, about 1801 and found John Crockett in debt in the amount of $86.00. Davy worked the debt off and returned to school working for a Quaker, John Kennedy. After Davy married Polly Finley he lived with John for several years and then decided to move into a new territory.

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John M. Crockett's Timeline

1755
August 13, 1755
Frederick Co, Virginia
1775
1775
Age 19
1775
Age 19
Washington,,Virginia,USA
1776
1776
Age 20
1778
1778
Age 22
1778
Age 22
1780
1780
Age 24
Sullivan, TN, USA
1782
March 7, 1782
Age 26
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
1782
Age 26
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States
1782
Age 26