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Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Wesley Crockett

1807-52

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, October 15, 2017
1. John Wesley Crockett Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 18.217′ N, 88° 19.397′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is on East Ruff Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slave (a few steps from this marker);
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Paris City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); David Edward Jackson (a few steps from this marker); James Davis Porter (a few steps from this marker); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (a few steps from this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry County Courthouse (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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