|Davy Crockett portrait|
Crockett Hart is, of course, named for the frontiersman, solider, and politician. Davy Crockett was born in Limestone, Tennessee, in 1786.
Davy Crockett grew up in eastern Tennessee and was known as an excellent hunter and frontiersman, a good family man, and a leader of men. He later served in the state legislature and then the US House of Representatives for Tennessee. He opposed some of President Andrew Jackson’s
policies, most notably the Indian Removal Act. He served three terms in Congress, and then after a lost election, decided to move to Texas in 1835.
He was known for telling colorful stories and tall tales, and claimed among other things that he could whip his weight in wildcats. His last major act in life was to fight in the Texas Revolution. He died in 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo. He was 49 years old.
Crockett Hart has a lot to live up to in his namesake. There’s something in him that wants to be as well-liked and respected as Davy Crockett. In my story, For Love or Money, he makes a good start by helping an underdog family. He goes into it not looking for glory, but wanting to make a difference in Jane and Ben Haymaker’s lives. What he doesn’t count on is being ambushed by romance.
One of Davy Crockett’s famous sayings was “Always be sure you are right, then go ahead.” Crockett Hart, once he makes up his mind what’s right, moves ahead. I hope you enjoy reading his story in Seven Brides for Seven Texans.
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