Davey Crockett, The Congressman that virtually went down with the boat in his fight to defend the citizenship and land rights of his Native American neighbors. Shortly after that defeat, he saddled up and headed on down to South Texas, to the Alamo, where he lost his life. The incident below took place after returning home from almost two years of following Andrew Jackson in the Creek War. Jackson was the one that Davey eventually bucked horns with over recognizing the rights of the Chickasaw, Creek and Cherokee nations of the southeast. He returned home to finds his beloved wife dead and his children without a mother.
“But in this time I met with the hardest trial which ever falls the lot of man. Death, that cruel leveler of all distinctions, to whom the prayers and tears of husbands and of even helpless infancy are addressed in vain, entered my humble cottage and tore from my children an affectionate mother and from me a tender and loving wife…It was the doing of the Almighty, whose ways are always right, and though we sometimes think they fall heavily on us; and as painful as is even yet the memory of…the loss sustained by my little children and myself, yet I have no wish to lift up the voice of complaint…..”
David Crockett, his Autobiography, 1820