David Crockett's Life
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Davy had a pretty short life. He was born on August 17, 1786, in what is now called Northern Tennessee. He got married to Mary Finley on August 14,1806. They had two sons named John Wesley and William. David died on March 6, 1836, when he was 49. He died in THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO.
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His Life in Tennesee
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Davids Impact In The Alamo
However, on March 6th, 1836 the Mexican army overwhelmed the defenders, and all of them, including Crockett were killed.
Though the Texans lost the battle of the Alamo it gave their leader Sam Huston enough time to organize and train his army, allowing him to defeat the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 22 1836.
Without Davy Crockett fighting and dying Texas may never have achieved its independence.
Davy Crockett's had many major life accomplishments. He was a Tennessee Frontiersman, a Colonel in the Tennessee Militia, and he served his country as a Tennessee State Legislator and a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also was a leader and fought in the Alamo and died in it.
• He killed 105 bears in less than a year
• He wore a wide-brimmed brown felt hat – not a coonskin cap
• He was the best shot in Tennessee
• There are many books, songs, TV shows, and movies written about his life.
• His death at the Alamo made him a legend.