Davy Crockett Timeline


Davy Crockett is born.

August 17, 1786

Davy Crockett was born the fifth of nine children in Greene County, Tennessee to John and Rebecca (Hawkins).

Crockett marries.

August 16, 1806

Crockett marries Polly Finley.

Crockett enlists in the military.

September 20, 1813 - December 24, 1813

Crockett enlists as a scout with Francis Jones' Company of Mounted Rifleman during the Creek War.

Polly dies.


Crockett enters politics.

November 25, 1817

Appointed County Justice of the Peace.

Crockett is elected to Tennessee General Assembly.


Crockett runs successfully for a seat in the Tennessee General Assembly, representing Lawrence and Hickman counties. He rapidly becomes known for his strong anecdotal oratory skills.

Crockett successfully runs for seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1831

Crockett serves until March 3, 1829.

Crockett publishes a book.


Crockett publishes the book A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett.

Prevents an assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson.

January 30, 1835

Despite their political differences, Crockett famously came to Andrew Jackson’s aid during an assassination attempt.

Crockett is killed at the Alamo.

March 6, 1836

Crockett is killed fighting in the final Battle of the Alamo. Crockett was 49 years old.