CROCKETT, John Wesley, (son of David Crockett), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Trenton, Tenn., July 10, 1807; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Paris, Tenn.; held various local and State offices; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); elected by the State legislature attorney general for the ninth district of Tennessee and served from 1841 to 1843; moved to New Orleans in 1843 and engaged in business as a commission merchant; became editor of the National May 22, 1848, and established the Crescent in 1850; moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 1852, where he died November 24, 1852; interment in the Old City Cemetery, Paris, Tenn.
Father: David Stern CROCKETT b: 17 AUG 1786 in near Limestone, TN
Mother: Mary FINLEY b: ABT 1788 in Hamblen, TN
Marriage 1 Martha Turner HAMILTON
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