Davy Crockett is worldwide known as one of the best hunters, marksmen, and Indian fighters that ever lived. Throughout Davy's life, he was a very famous celebrity in the United States. Even after he died, every one was talking about Davy Crockett and his heroic exploits, whether they be about his Indian fighting, his bear hunting, his marksmanship, his place in Congress, his backwoods humor, his story telling, or of his heroic deeds in the Alamo, people just couldn't get enough of him. Every one knew about him and his deeds, and still today we hear of him. There are many books written about his life; biographies, his own autobiography, other factual books, picture books for children, and story books. Books aren't the only way we hear of Davy though, there are many movies about him and there was even a television show made about his adventures many years ago. Davy Crockett is one of America's most beloved frontiersmen ever, but not everyone knows his whole story.
Davy Crockett was born on August seventeenth, 1786 in a cabin in Greene County, the backwoods of Tennessee. He was the fifth out of nine children born to Rebecca and John Crockett. Rebecca's maiden name was Hawkins, and her and her family moved to the United States from Ireland many years before she met John Crockett. John Crockett had fought in the Revolutionary War. When Davy was a baby, John was just a poor farmer, and Rebecca worked around the house and sewed cloths and such things. Right after Davy was born the family moved to the Nolachucky River Valley. When growing up, the Crocketts" never stayed in one place for a long period of time. It seemed that the family couldn't prosper well in the same place for to long. Before long, the family moved to Greenville, Tennessee, about ten miles away from the Nolachucky River Valley in 1790. Without staying there for to long, they all moved to the mouth of Cove Creek when Davy was seven years old.