Crockett Massacre,(August?) 1777. David Crockett (grandfather of Davey Crockett); wife and several children killed by Indians.
Where: 36.40398 -83.00875 Crockett Massacre
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- Findagrave site for that of David "the Elder" Crockett. Death: Aug.[?], 1777,
Rogersville Cemetery, N36 24.238 W83 00.525 [36.40398 -83.00875]. [Location basis]
- David & Elizabeth Crockett, Pioneers and Grandparents of Davy Crockett
Here lie David Crockett and his wife grandparents of Davy Crockett who were massacred near this spot by indians 111[?] 1777.
Quoted from elsewhere (no longer online):
The elder Davy Crockett, Davy's grandfather, left the settled lands of North Carolina and crossed the mountains into present-day East Tennessee, in search of fresh territory to settle. While his older sons were away with the Revolutionary army at King's Mountain in 1777, the grandfather and his wife, were two of a dozen or so settlers living near present-day Rogersville who were massacred by Creek and Cherokee Indians.
- Aug 1777 listing
Confidence level: 3: