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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (C)
Crockett, David "Davy"

(1786-1836) His Ulster-Scots father fought for the patriots at Kings Mountain. Fought in the Creek War from 1813-1815. He had no formal education. American pioneer, hunter, politician and humorist; born in Limestone, Tn. He was a member of Congress from Tennessee; served in the Texas War; and was one of the eccentric characters of the Southwest, about whom numerous stories were told. He wrote his Autobiography (1834); Tour to the North and Down East (1835); Sketches and Eccentricities, etc. Defeated in the election of 1835, he went to Texas to join the American forces and was slaughtered with the rest of his countrymen at the Alamo in 1836.

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