Name: David (Davy) Crockett
Birth: 17 AUG 1786 in Greene Co, Tn ( near Nolichucky River)
Death: 6 MAR 1836 in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX (at the Alamo)
_MILI: Defender of the Alamo 1836
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- Occupation: Congressman, Pioneer
1836 - Defender of the Alamo
From the Weakley Co, Tn Occupant Records:
Entry No. 520: Michael Israel enters 200 acres of land under the occupant law situated in Weakley county on waters
of __ 13th District, Range 3, Section 5 beginning on a dogwood on Edward Warren's corner. thence south 93 poles to
a poplar on David Crockett's corner, thence west with his line 80 poles to a stake, thence with his line south 160 poles
to his corner on white oak, thence with his other line east 168 poles to a stake, thence south 50 poles to a stake in
Jackson's line, thence with his line west 222 poles to his corner a stake in Patton's line, thence with the same north
323 poles to a stake, Warren's corner, thence with his line east 136 poles to the beginning. 28 July 1831. M. Israel, Locator.
On a recent trip (07 JUN 2006) to Gibson Co, Tn, I was shown the sites of the three cabins that were owned by Davy
Crockett while he resided in Gibson/Weakley County.
The first site is located about N 36.153344 decimal degrees by W 88.975168 decimal degrees. This
site is approximately
400 feet north of a stream that feeds into the Rutherford Fork of the Obion River. GPS readings and
bearings were taken on the general area of the cabin and later the coordinates were plotted on a
Landsat satellite photo.
The satellite photo shows very old remains of some construction that has disturbed the soil pattern
and is clearly visible. The coordinates shown above are the center of the object(s) shown in the sat
photo. The image shows a fence post line on the west side and possible main building in the
south east corner. The boundaries of the object are 350 feet across the north side, 550
feet on the west side, 421 feet across the bottom and 490 feet on the east side. It is believed the
"object" shown on the sat photo are the remains of the first cabin and out buildings built by Crockett
in Gibson Co. He lived at this location for six and a half years.
The second cabin is located approximately N 36.169817 decimal degrees by W 88.936871 decimal
degrees. The satellite photo of this area failed to show any disturbances that might have
been caused by an early building site.
The third cabin owned by Crockett was located near N 36.159472 decimal degrees by W 88.925664
decimal degrees. A slight color shift was noted in the sat photo at this point but is would be difficult to
identify this "object" as the cabin site.
This site was the last cabin Crockett lived in before he went to Texas.
Many thanks to Mr. Joe Bone, curator of the Crockett Cabin Museum in Rutherford for his help in
making this survey. vh
Father: John Crockett
Mother: Rebecca Hawkins
Mary "Polly" Finlay
in Greene Co, TN
- John Wesley Crockett b: 10 JUL 1907 in Jefferson Co, TN
- William F. Crockett b: 28 NOV 1808 in Jefferson Co, TN
- Margaret Ann Crockett b: 1812
Elizabeth Patton b: 22 MAY 1788
- Robert (Bob) Patton Crockett b: LATE SUMMER OF 1816
- Rebecca Elvira Crockett b: 25 DEC 1818
- Matilda Crockett b: 2 AUG 1821 in Gibson Co, or Linclon Co, Tn