Davy Crockett

By: David Guess

Summary

David Crockett was born on August 17, 1786, in Greene County, Tennessee. In 1813, Davy participated in a massacre against the Creek at Tallushatchee. In 1826, he earned a spot in the 21st U.S. Congress. He was re-elected to Congress twice before leaving politics to fight in the Texas Revolution. On March 6, 1836, Davy was killed at the Alamo Battle in San Antonio, Texas, fighting bravely for his Country.

"Be always sure that you are right - then go ahead", Davy Crockett.

Fun Facts about The King of the Wild Frontier

Davy was the subject of at least 17 motion pictures and 12 television programs during the 20th century.


Crockett's favorite thing to do was hunt bears.


Davy was a failure as a businessman.


Despite his political fame, Crockett was never the president, the governor, or a general.


Davy never went by the name Davy, he went by David. The name Davy was from a play and song that came out a century after he died.