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John Wesley Crockett
American politician

John Wesley Crockett

John Wesley Crockett
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer Editor Journalist
From United States of America
Field Journalism Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 10 July 1807, East Tennessee, Tennessee, USA
Death 24 November 1852, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA (aged 45 years)
Star sign Cancer
Politics Whig Party
Father: Davy Crockett
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John Wesley Crockett (July 10, 1807 – November 24, 1852), was an American politician who represented Tennessee's Twelfth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. It was the same district his father, David Crockett, had represented earlier.


Crockett was born in East Tennessee on July 10, 1807 to David (Davy) Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) and his first wife, Mary (Polly) Finley (1788–1815). He had one brother named William Finley Crockett and one sister named Margaret Finley (Polly) Crockett. He was educated in the public school system, studied law, and then was admitted to the bar. He began his law practice in Paris, Tennessee. He married Martha Hamilton and they had fourteen children.


Crockett held numerous local and state offices before being elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses; he succeeded Adam Huntsman, the man who had defeated his father in the 1835 election. He served from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841. Crockett was next elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to be the attorney general for the ninth district of Tennessee, and served from 1841 to 1843.

In 1843, Crockett moved to New Orleans and became a commission merchant. He was also a newspaper editor, publishing the National from May 22, 1848 and establishing the Crescent around 1847.


After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, Crockett died there the same year on November 24, 1852 at the age of 45 years, 137 days. He is interred at Old City Cemetery in Paris, Tennessee.

Crockett family tree

David Crockett family tree
  • Gabriel Gustave de Crocketagne m. Mademoiselle de Saix of France
    • Antoine de Saussure Peronette de Crocketagne (changed name to Crockett) (1643–1735) m. Louise de Saix (1648-)
      • Joseph Louis Crockett born in Ireland (1676–1749) m. Sarah Gilbert Stewart (1680–1776)
        • William David Crockett (1709–1770) m. Elizabeth Boulay (1710-)
          • David "the Elder" Crockett (1729–1777) m. Elizabeth Hedge (1730–1777)
            • William Crockett (1748–1846)
            • David Crockett Jr.
            • Robert Crockett
            • Alexander Crockett
            • James Crockett
            • Joseph Crockett
            • John Crockett (1753–1834) m. Rebecca Hawkins (1756–1832)
              • Margaret Catharine Crockett (c1778-1792)
              • Nathan Crockett (1778–1839)
              • William Crockett (1780–1840)
              • Aaron Crockett (1782–1835)
              • James Patterson Crockett (1784–1834)
              • David Crockett (1786–1836)
                • m. Polly Finley (1788–1815)
                  • John Wesley Crockett (1807–1852) m. Martha Hamilton
                  • William Finley Crockett (1809–1846) m. Clorinda Boyett
                  • Margaret Finley (Polly) Crockett (1812–1860) m. Wiley Flowers
                • m. Elizabeth Patton (1788–1860)
                  • Robert Patton Crockett (1816–1889)
                    • m. Matilda Porter
                    • m. Louisa A. Wohlford
                    • m. Lydia America Corley
                  • Rebecca Elvira Crockett (1818–1879)
                    • m. George Kimbrough
                    • m. James Halford
                  • Matilda Crockett (1821–1890)
                    • m. Thomas P. Tyson
                    • m. James Wilson
                    • m. Redden Fields
              • John Crockett (1787–1841)
              • Elizabeth Crockett (1788–1805)
              • Rebecca Crockett (1796–1819)

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