May 26 , 2021
Here’s another one off the beaten path. Welcome to the banks of the Nolichucky River-State of Franklin-1786 - birth site of David Crocket…now Greene Co. Tenn. Humble beginnings. Crocket’s grandfather was killed by native Indians…his father was one of the Overmountain Men. During his very early years the most organized form of government Crocket knew was that of the Cherokee Indians.. Rough, tough, …ready to move in a minute. Joined the Tenn Militia & fought in the Indian Creek Wars. Two term Congressman from frontier Tennessee. Opposing fellow Tennessean Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy helped defeat Crocket which, in anger, prompted one of his most famous orations you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas. Crocket’s death at the Alamo, like much of his life, is somewhat speculation. History offers more than one demise to Crocket… one is his “body was found surrounded by no less than 16 Spanish corpses, with Crocket’s knife buried in one of them.” Tennessee has since been known as the Volunteer State.