Monday, May 7, 2018
Davy Crockett or David is referred to by many as the ‘King of the Wild Frontier'. He was from East Tennessee and had a solid reputation for enjoying storytelling and hunting and fishing. He became a colonel for the Lawrence County, Tennessee Militia and later elected to the Tennessee state legislature. He was elected for the U.S. Congress in 1826 and was known for his opposing much of what Andrew Jackson was working at doing, in specifically the Indian Removal Act.
In the 1834 elections he was defeated and it was accredited to his opposition of Jackson’s polices. This is what was said to have sparked his leaving for Texas and his joining in the Texas Revolution in 1836. He was killed in March at the famous Battle of the Alamo.
Even within his own lifetime, Crockett was already becoming famous by the many stage plays depicting him. These acts he was accredited for grew to mythical proportions after his death leading to his becoming one of the best-known folk heroes of America.
He was a scout for the second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers for more than 90 days, serving under Colonel Coffee during the Creek War and fighting. He climbed to the ranks of lieutenant colonel by March of 1818.
During his years in politics he ran for many offices and served for the House of Representatives in 1827 and again in 1829 with different stances on Jackson.