This year our organization participated in the 9th Annual Save Texas History Symposium as a Silver Level Sponsor for the purpose of promoting the Direct Descendants and Kin of David Crockett to the general public. Sponsors received vendor space for displays and interacting with the symposium attendees. Three DDDC members represented our organization including DDDC board member Carolyn Cotton, Chairman Errol Flannery and his wife, Heather Flannery. The 2-day event kicked off on September 14th with a history workshop at the Alamo, followed by a guided Alamo tour and then a reception with live entertainment. On Saturday, the 15th, education sessions began in the ballroom at the Menger Hotel and continued throughout the day. Between sessions attendees visited the vendor area. As a result, the DDDC sold merchandise, spoke to dozens of enthusiasts about our organization and provided brochures and handouts and signed up 3 new members of the organization, including a Finley descendant. We were also fortunate to be able to partner with Gary Foreman to help promote his exciting (and soon to be released) Crockett Heritage Trail’s “A Texas Legacy” map. We were granted a sneak preview copy and personally provide it to Alamo CEO, Doug McDonald, for consideration as an addition to Alamo displays dedicated to our David. Events such as this one are a wonderful way to preserve the heritage of the legendary David Crockett!
Destination Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Friday, October 19th. Activities start at 9:00 and finish at 4:00. Saturday, Activities start at 9:10 and end at 4:00 p.m. The speakers and lecturers will be hosted in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap. The address is 319 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
All Direct Descendants & Members of our organization are invited to attend. This is event helps family understand their histories and heritages.
GENEALOGY TRUTHS by Charles Robertson, He was a 3rd great grandson of David Crockett through his daughter Margaret Finely Crockett Flowers. Charles was a member of the Direct Descendants of David Crockett since 1996. He served as President, Secretary, Historian and the Board of Directors where he served as Chairman for a term. Below was taken from an article Charles wrote in a past newsletter and for those who knew Charles, you will chuckle.
The Book you need is never indexed, or if indexed, doesn’t include people.
All real Library discoveries are made five minutes to closing time, when the copier is broken.
The person setting next to you at the Research Center is finding ancestors every five minutes and telling you about it.
Your cemeteries have no caretakers or records archived. Your micro film reader is the one that squeaks, has to be turned backwards, and doesn’t quite focus.
Your sister neglects to mention that the data she gave you, which you have researched and sent to other people, was just a guess with no foundation and she guessed because she “didn’t like to leave that line blank.”