Facts and Events
Information on John Crockett
- John Crockett was one of the Overmountain Men who fought in the "Battle of Kings Mountain" during the American Revolutionary War.
- John moved his family to Morristown, Tennessee, in the 1790s and built a tavern there.
- In 1791, John Crockett's mill and house were destroyed by a flood. John Crockett moved his family to Jefferson County (now Hamblen County). In 1792, John built a log cabin-tavern on the road from Abingdon, Virginia to Knoxville, Tennessee, and continued to live there until his death.
- John Crockett lived near the Nolichucky River, (Present Limestone), Washington County (Present Greene County), Free Republic of Franklin (Present Tennessee), United States
John Crockett and Rebeckah Hawkins were the parents of David "Davy" Crockett, the Tennessee Pioneer and Adventurer.
Other Research References
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 17, Ed. 1, Tree #0898, Date of Import: Aug 23, 1998]
James Calvin McMullin
From Greene County, Tennessee query:
posted by Lyn Harris (e-mail: allic@@fbtc.net)
CROCKETT, David "Davy" was born in Limestone, Greene Co. 8/17/1786. His mother was REBECKAH HAWKINS who was married to John Crockett. I am looking for information linking Rebeckah HAWKINS to the Family. Rebeckah's sister or aunt married SIDON HARRIS.
Fri Aug 29 13:28:00 1997
1) John Crockett married Rebecca Hawkins
2) Margaret Jane Crockett married Sidon John Harris
3) Elizabeth Jane Harris married Andrew Jackson Blythe
4) Thomas Jefferson Blythe (#10527840) married Esther Elvira Baum - the ancestors of President William J. "Bill" Clinton.
(DAR Library # A027944)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 17, Ed. 1. (Release date: December 11, 1997), Tree #0898.
Date of Import: Aug 23, 1998
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 hawkinswft17.FTW.
Date of Import: Aug 23, 1998
- ↑ Armstrong, Zella. Southern Genealogies number 1, Historical Southern Families 1600's - 1800's. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1974), pg. 328.
- ↑ Hinson, Gail W. Some Descendants of John Lewis and Margaret Rees of Wales, 1713-1997. (Anundsen Publishing Co., Box 230, Decorah, Iowa 52101, 1997), pg. 193.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 John B Crockett, in Find A Grave (Cemetery Unknown), Memorial# 60040856, Oct 13, 2010, Secondary quality.
Birth: Aug. 10, 1759, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Death: 1834, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA
- Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ John Crockett, in "King of the Wild Frontier", Autobiography by Davy Crockett, Page 2, 1834, Primary quality.
"My father's name was John Crockett. He was by profession a farmer, and spent the early part of his life in the state of Pennsylvania".
"My father was in the Revolutionary War and I have learned that he took part in that bloody struggle. He fought, according to my information, in the battle at Kings Mountain against the British and Tories, and in some other engagements of which my remembrance is too imperfect to enable me to speak with any certainty. My father lived in Lincoln County in the state of North Carolina. How long, I don't know. But when he removed from there, he settled in that district of country which is now embraced in the east division of Tennessee, though it was not then erected into a state".