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Gavel made from a plank of David Crockett's home
Title: Gavel made from a plank of David Crockett's home
Description: Gavel, wooden, brown. Metal plaque on three sides of the head of the gavel. Plaques read: Made from a plank in Crockett's floor, Gibson County, Tennessee. Presented by Rev. H.R. Reed. Made by M.E. Hearn. David Crockett fell at the Alamo, AD 1836.
Description: Historical Note: This gavel was made from a plank from the floor of David Crockett's home in Gibson County, Tennessee. David (Davy) Crockett, frontiersman, congressman, and defender of the Alamo, son of John and Rebecca Crockett, was born in Greene County, East Tennessee, on August 17, 1786. In the 1820s, he entered Tennessee politics and eventually served two terms in Congress. By 1835, Crockett had become disillusioned with politics and set off to explore Texas. Crockett joined the volunteers in the fight for Texas independence. He died at the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Description: Related Collection: Refer to records for David Crockett in Republic Claims at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0393, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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