The Legend of Davy Crockett

Portrait of David Crockett by Chester Harding. Public Domain

On August 17, 1786, a person by the name of David “Davy” Crockett was born in Greene County, North Carolina. Nicknamed the “King of the Wild Frontier”, Davy Crockett was a folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and a politician.

The Crocketts were predominantly of French-Huguenot ancestry, despite the family settling in Ireland before migrating to North America.