Davy Crockett

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Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett was truly an American hero. From the day he was put on this earth to the day he was taken off! He did so many things for our country it is absolutely unbelievable. In her book, 100 American Heroes, Joanne Mattern states that "many American heroes come from humble beginnings, but few of them became as celebrated as Davy Crockett. Throughout his life, Davy always worked to help others stake their claim on the American frontier. In the process, he became an American legend" (129).

David was the fifth of nine children. He was born to cash-poor homesteaders on August 17, 1786. John and Rebecca were his dad and mom. He lived on a hardscrabble farm. The Crockett's came to America from Ireland in the 1700s. The family moved several times and ran an inn on the road between Abingdon, Virginia, and Knoxville Tennessee, for two decades. With only a rudimentary education given to him by his parents, Crockett, at the age of 12 worked as a cattle driver. Young Davy Crockett lived in Morristown after his Father opened its doors in 1796. By 1798 John and Rebecca had six sons and three daughters. Money was scarce. The birth of Davy Crockett took place "in eastern Tennessee on August 17, 1786" (Mattern 129). David was the fifth of nine children. He was born to cash-poor homesteaders on August 17, 1786. John and Rebecca were his dad and mom. He lived on a hardscrabble farm. The Crockett's came to America from Ireland in the 1700s. The family moved several times and ran an inn on the road between Abingdon, Virginia, and Knoxville Tennessee, for two decades. With only a rudimentary education given to him by his parents, Crockett, at the age of 12 worked as a cattle driver. Young Davy Crockett lived in Morristown after his Father opened its doors in 1796. By 1798 John and Rebecca had six sons and three daughters. Money was scarce. His mother and father owned a mill along the Big Limestone River but when Davy was eight, a flood washed away...
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