Description[David Crockett]. Robert Crockett Document Signed "Robt. P. Crockett." One page, 7.75" x 5", [n.p.], August 3, 1837. Robert Crockett, the son of legendary frontiersman David Crockett, signs this oath to accurately and honestly perform his duties as executor of the estate of "David Crockett decd." The body of the document reads in full:
"You do solemnly swear that as administrator of the goods and Chatels lands and tenements of the late David Crockett decd. you will well and truly administer the same and make and exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, credits, lands, and tenements of the said deceas'd and that you will do and perform all things, which may by law be required of you as administrator to be done touching the services."
Robert Patton Crockett was the son of David and his second wife, Elizabeth Patton. David and Elizabeth had married in 1815. Robert, their first child together, was born in September 1816. (David had three children by his first wife and three by his second.) Following his defeated re-election as congressman, David Crockett left his family in Tennessee in 1835 for Texas. Though he planned to bring them on eventually, he quickly volunteered to fight for Texas' revolution, losing his life defending the Alamo. This document is docketed on the verso, "Filed 3rd August 1837 / Jn. W. Smith C. P. C. C." Browned with dampstaining. Some smudging; chipping along some edges. Minor tape repairs on the verso along a fold.
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