Historic Markers Across Tennessee



John Wesley Crockett



Marker ID: THC 4A 45
Location: Paris City Cemetery, Ruff St, Paris, TN
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 36° 18.217    W 088° 19.397
  36.30361666    -88.32328333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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John Wesley Crockett


From 1837 to 1841, John W. Crockett, the son of David Crockett, represented the same congressional district as his father, after the legendary frontiersman died at the Alamo in 1836. He married Martha Hamilton in 1828 and practiced law in Paris. Crockett was state attorney general for the Ninth District from 1841 to 1843. He moved to New Orleans in 1843, became editor of the National in 1848, and established the Crescent in 1850. Crockett died in Memphis in 1852, a few months after moving there. He is buried here in the Old City Cemetery.

Tennessee Historical Commission.