Person:John Crockett (18)

  1. William CrockettABT 1748 - ABT 1836
  2. Robert Crockett1752 -
  3. Joseph CrockettABT 1756 -
  4. James CrockettABT 1758 -
  5. John B. Crockett, Sr.1759 - 1834
m. ABT 1773
  1. Magaret Catherine Crockett1773 -
  2. Nathan CrockettABT 1775 - 1796-1866
  3. Sarah Ruth CrockettABT 1775 - 1776-1869
  4. William CrockettABT 1780 - 1809-1871
  5. John Crockett, Jr.ABT 1781 - 1841
  6. Aaron Crockett1782 - 1881
  7. Patterson CrockettABT 1784 - ABT 1834
  8. David 'Davy' Stern Crockett1786 - 1836
  9. Rebecca Jane CrockettABT 1796 - 1825-1890
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][5] John B. Crockett, Sr.
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1][2] about 1753
Birth[3][5] 10 August 1759 Washington, Tennessee, United States
Marriage ABT 1773 to Rebecca Hawkins
Military[7] about 1780
Other? before 1792 Hamblen, Tennessee, United StatesOwned Crockett's Tavern in Hamblen flood destroyed their house.
Alt Birth? Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Alt Death? Y
Death[1][4][5] 1834 Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States
Reference Number? FTJ#87

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:


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. Lyn Harris Fri Aug 29 13:28:00 1997

Descendant Lineage:

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. 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. 2.0 2.1 hawkinswft17.FTW.

    Date of Import: Aug 23, 1998

  3. Armstrong, Zella. Southern Genealogies number 1, Historical Southern Families 1600's - 1800's. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1974), pg. 328.
  4. 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. 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
    Burial: Unknown

  6.   Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  7. 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".

  8.   Crockett, Davy. A narrative of the life of David Crockett of the state of Tennessee. (Philadelphia: E.L. Carey and A. Hart, 1834).

    My father's name was John Crockett, and he was of Irish descent. He was either born in Ireland or on a passage from that country to America across the Atlantic. He was by profession a farmer, and spent the early part of his life in the state of Pennsylvania. The name of my mother was Rebecca Hawkins. She was an American woman, born in the state of Maryland, between York and Baltimore. It is likely I may have heard where they were married, but if so, I have forgotten. It is, however, certain that they were, or else the public would never have been troubled with the history of David Crockett, their son. I have an imperfect recollection of