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Rebecca Sullivan Crockett (Hawkins)

Also Known As: "mother of Davy Crockett"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death: October 15, 1832 (68)
Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Gibson, TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathan Hawkins and Ruth Hawkins
Wife of John B. Crockett; Zachariah Ellis and John Wesley Crockett
Mother of Davy Crockett; Benjamin Franklin Ellis; Margaret Catharine Crockett; Nathan Crockett; William B. Crockett and 6 others
Half sister of Aaron Hawkins; Joseph Hawkins; Nathan Hawkins, Jr.; Nicholas Hawkins; John H Hawkins and 6 others

Managed by: David William Stein
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About Rebecca Sullivan Crockett

Daughter of Nathan Hawkins and Ruth Cole Wife of John Wesley Crockett

According to court records, descendants of various children and applications for pensions for service in war., John Wesley Crockett and Rebecca Hawkins had the following nine children:

1. Margaret Catharine Crockett b. bef. 1778 d. ca 1792. There is paper proof that Margaret was a daughter and has descendants. She had a daughter, Catharine, by a General Taylor. This proof was produced at the 2008 Crockett Family Reunion and research continues for 2009) jnb

2. Nathan b. 1778 d. 1839 Weakley Co. TN m.1 unknown 2. Margaret


3. William b. 1780 d. bef. 1840, Lincoln Co. TN m. 3 Feb 1803, Jefferson Co. TN, Rebecca Elliot,

4. Aaron b. 7 Mar 1782, d. July 1835, Weakley Co. TN m. 25 Mar 1804, Sullivan Co. TN, Nancy Sampson

5. (James) Patterson b. 1784, d. 1834, Gibson Co. TN, m. 21 Mar 1809, Christian Co. KY Nancy Gray

6. David b. 17 Aug 1786, Greene Co TN, d. 6 Mar 1836, Bexar Co. TX, The Alamo m. Mary (Polly) Finley 14 Aug 1806, Jefferson Co. TN, 2. Elizabeth Patton, 1815, Lawrence Co. TN

7 John b. 1787 d. 1841 m. 24 Oct 1812, Jefferson Co. TN , Sarah Ann Thomas

8. Elizabeth b. 1788 d. ? m. 25 Nov 1805, Jefferson Co. TN, Yarnell Reese

9. Rebecca Jane b. 1796, TN, d. ?, m. 9 Jun 1819, Lawrence Co. TN, John Foster

Son David says in his autobiography that he is one of nine children although he doesn’t name his siblings.

Note that Sarah Goodgame (Crockett) is NOT one of the known children listed above, so she and other unproven siblings have been moved to the following location until we can figure out where they really belong: Not Rebecca Crockett


The parents of Rebecca do NOT correspond to those of the mother of the famous Davy Crockett.

First married to John Crockett. Their child was Davy Crockett.

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Rebecca Sullivan Crockett's Timeline

January 1764
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age 14
Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States
Age 14
March 7, 1782
Age 18
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
Age 18
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States
Age 20
Sullivan, TN, USA
August 17, 1786
Age 22
(Present Limestone), Washington County (Present Greene County), Free Republic of Franklin (Present Tennessee), United States
August 17, 1786
Age 22
Fentress County, Tennessee, United States
Age 22
United States