David "Davy" Crockett (1786 - 1836) He fought in the militia against the indians in the "Creek war". He was elected United States Congressman in 1826, 1828 and 1833. In 1836 he went to Texas to support the Texas revolution. The commander of the Alamo, William Tavis, asked for help and Crockett and others answered his call. The mexican General Santa Anna took the Alamo, at high cost. On his orders no prisoners were taken.