Born at Limestone, married at the Jefferson County Courthouse, he became the America's most famous frontiersman and storyteller, not to mention one of the State's most popular politicians.
He famously lived in all three parts of the State, eventually elected to Congress in West Tennessee twice, first for the 9th District, elected in 1826, serving from 1827 to 1831. At first, he was a strong supporter of Andrew Jackson, but he would eventually become Jackson's biggest in-State political rival during his presidency. Crockett violently opposed Jackson's policy on the removal of Native Americans, and was a champion of the rights of "squatters" who built settlements on unsettled and unclaimed land, most of whom were poor.
His opposition to Jackson led to his defeat in the General Election of 1830. He was later elected to serve the 12th Congressional District in 1832, and served from 1833-35. He was defeated for re-election to Congress in 1834, and famously told his constituents at a public meeting "y'all can go to Hell, I'm going to Texas."
He did. He died as one of the republican defenders of the Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero) on March 6th, 1836. Until the end of his life, he is reported to have been troubled by the idea that he never could live up to the legend that surrounded him.
He remains forever associated with Tennessee, thanks in part to the song in his honor, in which he is called "King of the Wild Frontier."