It is believed that many stories, such as the surrender and execution of Crockett, were created and spread in order to discredit Santa Anna and add to his role as villain. John Cowan's company.
During his years in politics he ran for many offices and served for the House of Representatives in and again in with different stances on Jackson. No time for memorandums now. The refusal of Crockett, the national symbol of the frontier, to go along with the cruel dispossession of the Eastern tribes and their forced removal westward highly embarrassed the Jacksonians.
Wildfire rocked this kind of headgear. He lost that election to incumbent Adam Rankin Alexander. He spent much of his life stalking black bears in the woods of Tennessee and selling their pelts, meat and oil for profit.
His father, John Crockett, was plagued by rotten luck.
Controversy surrounds his reason for going to the Alamo. But the real David Crockett was broken-hearted, embittered and in desperate need of a new beginning.
He recovered quickly from the experience, courted Mary Polly Finley, and married her on August 14,in Jefferson County; they remained in the mountains of East Tennessee for just over five years.
They interlaced backwoods tall tales with the usual astronomical calculations and weather predictions and quickly became enormously popular.