This site seems dead. I miss the old days of the Alamo movie forum. The battles over various issues. Are people dying off or simply disinterested? I recently found an interesting, but of course, undocumented death account of David Crockett. Seems to be sort of a hybrid, and it comes out of Tennessee. It somehow has him and five other surrendering but also fighting to the end. It comes out of a Lancaster County newspaper in 1870. Also a brief mention of a murder of David Crockett's grandson in a robbery of his store in 1870. I will try and transcribe the account in the new few weeks. Can anyone provide more detail on the murder of his grandson, John Bell Crockett? Were there any suspects ever found and convicted? Tim Niesen
Post by mjbrathwaite on Mar 13, 2018 16:37:57 GMT -5
There hasn't been a lot happening lately, Tim. I suspect it's because no new information has come to light. There's supposed to be another book coming out which might stir some more interest, but unfortunately I'm not at liberty to comment on it. I'd certainly love to read the account you found. Crockett's death is a subject of great interest to me, but I suspect my views have sometimes made me unpopular on the forum - especially my comments on that section of James Donovan's book. Michael.
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Mike, Thanks,I am not saying that this is an important new account of his death. Just that it is interesting as sort of a mixed fighting and surrendering death account. I am going to Cold Wars on Thursday night, but I will try and find the account next week. Tim
The second account of a mixed fighting but final surrender account turned out to be a transformation of a brief biographical sketch of David Crockett by the biographer James Parton, who wrote the 1867 account in the New York Ledger, a weekly newspaper. At somepoint, I will show them side by side.