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John Crockett

Also Known As: "The Elder"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: unknown
Death: Died in Crockett's Creek, Hawkins County, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of William David Crockett, III and Elizabeth Crockett
Husband of Elizabeth Crockett
Father of William Crockett; Ernestine Crockett; John Wesley Crockett; Robert Crockett; John Alexander Crockett and 6 others
Brother of William Crockett; James Crockett; Lt.-Col. Joseph Louis Crockett and Mary Crockett
Half brother of Robert Crockett; Hamilton Crockett and Sarah Crockett

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About John Crockett

There is a patriot David Crockett, who, with William Crockett, were part of the original signatories of the Wautauga Association petition to annex Washington District to the Provincial Congress at Halifax, North Carolina. North Carolina failed to return an answer, yet John Carter, John Sevier, Charles Robertson, and John Hall appeared as delegates at Halifax and were accorded Seats. All the men signing the petition were frontier soldiers, and nearly all fought at King's Mountain." The original list, in the state archives at Raleigh, bears this indorsement: "Received August 22, 1776" (From 'King's Mountain Men,')

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David Crockett was killed in 1777 at his home near today's Rogersville, Tennessee, by Indians led by Dragging Canoe who was principal chief of the Chickamauga, or Lower Cherokee, from 1777 until his death in 1792.

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


David Crockett was Davy Crockett's grandfather. Birth: 1729 Cumberland County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Aug., 1777 Rogersville Hawkins County Tennessee, USA

On the marker place at this spot by the State of Tennessee in 1927; "Here lie David Crockett, and his wife (Elizabeth Hedge), the grandparents of Davy Crockett who were massacred near this spot by Indians in 1777".

This cemetery is also known as "Rogers Cemetery", located on Rogan Road at Crockett Park in Rogersville. GPS N36 24.238 W83 00.525

Davy Crockett was named after his paternal grandfather, David, who was killed in 1777, at his home, near today's Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, by Indians led by "Dragging Canoe".

(Known to whites as Dragging Canoe, c. 1738 – 1 Mar 1792 was an American Indian war leader who led a dissident band of Cherokee. Dragging Canoe led attacks on white settlements all over the American Southeast, especially against the colonial settlements on the Holston, Watauga, and Nolichucky Rivers in East Tennessee, and the Cumberland River settlements in Middle Tennessee (after 1780), sometimes raiding into Kentucky and Virginia as well. His brothers Little Owl, The Badger, and Turtle-at-Home are known to have taken part in his wars as well). (wikipedia.org)


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Parents:
 William D Crockett (1709 - 1770)
 Elizabeth Boulay Crockett (1710 - ____)

Children:
 William Crockett (1748 - 1836)*
 John Crockett (1759 - 1834)*

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Hedge Crockett (1730 - 1777)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8630430


Burial: Crockett Cemetery Rogersville Hawkins County Tennessee, USA


The elder Davy Crockett, Davy's grandfather, left the settled lands of North Carolina and crossed the mountains into present-day East Tennessee, in search of fresh territory to settle. While his older sons were away with the Revolutionary army at King's Mountain in 1777, the grandfather and his wife, were two of a dozen or so settlers living near present-day Rogersville who were massacred by Creek and Cherokee Indians.

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John Crockett's Timeline

1727
1727
unknown
1748
1748
Age 21
Frederick, Virginia, USA
1750
1750
Age 23
1753
1753
Age 26
Virginia, United States
1754
1754
Age 27
Ireland
1755
August 13, 1755
Age 28
Frederick, Virginia, USA
1756
1756
Age 29
Pennsylvania, United States
1756
Age 29
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1763
1763
Age 36
Berkley, Virginia, USA
1765
1765
Age 38