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David Crockett was born in what was then North Carolina and he spent part of his youth in the state before becoming an outstanding political figure in Tennessee and a hero in Texas.
The life and deeds of Davy Crockett are recalled in a few words in the song, \"The Death of Crockett.\" The song was found in an old songbook published in 1848 and set to a British tune, \"Anacreon in Heaven.\" Davy Crockett was born in North Carolina on August 17, 1786, in the period when the state lands extended all the way to the Mississippi River.
This article calls attention to noted pioneer, hunter, legislator, and eventually congressman David Crockett's connections to North Carolina where Crockett was born. Particular attention is given to establishing Crockett's connection to the Robert B. Vance - Sam Carson duel of November 6, 1827. Family history information, biographical information, a portrait, photographs of family grave sites, and images of a handwritten letter are also included.