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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Burial Site of Davy Crockett's Mother

Burial Site of Davy Crockett's Mother

Happy Mothers Day!

Rebecca Hawkins Crockett was born in Maryland and moved with her husband to east Tennessee. David Crockett's mother followed him through several residences before moving in with a daughter in West Tennessee.

About 10 miles away from where his mom and sister were living, David Crockett built a farm, which would eventually be his last residence. Soon thereafter, he went to fight in the Texas battle for independence and died at the Alamo in 1836.

About halfway between the two locations is the town of Rutherford, TN. The townspeople took the remaining logs from his last house which had fallen apart, and assembled them to make "Davy Crockett's Last house and Museum." They also reinterred the body of Mrs. Crockett here on the property with the marker shown here.

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