10 Interesting Facts about Davy Crockett

An American politician, soldier, folk hero, and frontiersman will be explained on Facts about Davy Crockett. Actually, his name is David Crockett and he is well known as Davy Crockett. He was born on August 17, 1786 and died on March 6, 1836 in the Battle of the Alamo. “King of the Wild Frontier” is another nickname of Davy Crockett. The U.S. House of Representatives in the state of Tennessee was represented by him. Here are ten interesting facts about Davy Crockett.

Facts about Davy Crockett 1: Early life

Davy Crockett’s chilhood was not easy. He moved from one to another country. He bullied his friends at school. That is why he stopped from the school to avoid the punishment from the teacher. Unfortunately, his father knew that Crockett was not at school from his teacher. It makes Crockert escaped from home because he was afraid of his father. However, he came back home at the age of fifteen and his family welcomed back. He also returned to school and learned to read when he was seventeen.

Facts about Davy Crockett 2: Marriage

Mary (Polly) Finley is Davy Crockett’s wife. Before his twentieth birthday, Davy married Polly August 14, 1806 and had three children. Unfortunately, at a young age his wife died in 1816. Then, he married again with Elizabeth Patton in 1817 and had three children together.

Elizabeth and Rebecca Corkeet
Elizabeth and Rebecca Crockett

Facts about Davy Crockett 3: His career

As we know that Crockett was an American politician. In 1824, he started to join in Congress. Unfortunately, he lost the election and started again in the next election. Then, he was elected in 1827 to the United States House of Representatives. After that, he lost again in 1830 (re-election) and won again in 1832.

Facts about Davy Crockett 4: His book

A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett is the title of Crockett’s book. He wrote his book in 1834.

Facts about Davy Crockett 5: His family

John and Rebecca Hawkins Crockett are Crockett’s parent. Crockett had seven siblings and he was the fifth child. Besides, his father worked as soldier and fought in the Kings Mountain Battle.

Facts about Davy Crockett 6: Popular figure

Crockett became a popular figure after his death. There was a popular song about him “The Ballad of Davy Crockett”. Besides, there were many children who want to look like him bu wearing “coonskin” hats.

Facts about Davy Crockett 7: Children

John Wesley Crockett, William Finley Crockett, and Margaret Finley (Polly) Crockett are children of Crockett and Mary (Polly) Finley.

Facts about Davy Crockett 8: His customary clothing

As we know that coonskin cap is thing which is usually wear by Crockett. Besides, he also wore a hunting suit from animal skins.

A child who wear customary clothing of Crockett
A child who wear customary clothing of Crockett

Facts about Davy Crockett 9: After his career ended

Crockett and his family moved to Texas after his politican career ended. At that time, Texas also got its independence from Mexico.

Facts about Davy Crockett 10: Characteristics of Crockett

There were many descriptions of Davy Crockett. One of them said that Crockett has blue eyes, brown hair, and rosy cheeks. Besides, entertaining public speaker is his skill. He also has strong character.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

We have talked facts about Crockett. Enjoy reading.

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