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Davy Crockett (1786–1836)

Crockett, David. A noted American pioneer, hunter, politician, and humorist; born at Limestone, TN, Aug. 17, 1786; killed at Fort Alamo, San Antonio, TX, March 16, 1836. He was member of Congress from Tennessee; served in the Texan war; and was one of the eccentric characters of the Southwest, about whom numerous stories are still told,—notably of the coon who voluntarily agreed to “come down.” He wrote his ‘Autobiography’ (1834); ‘Tour to the North and Down East’ (1835); ‘Sketches and Eccentricities’ (1847); etc.