CS Con -Crockett, John Watkins - C.S. Congressman, KY

John Watkins Crockett Jr.
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Born: May 17, 1818

Birthplace: Jessamine County, Kentucky

Father: John Watkins Crockett Sr. 1790 – 1852

Mother: Louisa Ann Bullock 1790 – 1840

Grandfather: Colonel Joseph Crockett 1742 – 1829

Wife: Louisa M. Ingram 1828 – 1870
(Buried: Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky)​

Children:

Wyatt Ingram Crockett 1856 – 1936​
(Buried: Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Paducah, Kentucky​
Attorney in Henderson, Kentucky​

Civil War Career:

1861: Member of Kentucky Sovereignty Convention in Russellville​
1862 – 1864: Confederate States Congressman from Kentucky​
1862 – 1864: Member of House Elections Committee​
1862 – 1864: had a low opinion of the Confederate Congress.​
Deemed debate to be largely a waste of time​
Proposed a ban on the discussion of military defeats​
Took a long leave of Absence saying he could do better in Kentucky than Richmond.​
Advocate for comprehensive wartime legislation.​
The first in the house to propose extending the draft age to 45.​
1863: Choose not to seek reelection as Confederate Congressman.​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1872: Attorney in Henderson, Kentucky​
1872: Moved to Madisonville, Kentucky in bad health.​
1872 – 1874: Citizen of Madisonville, Kentucky in bad health.​

Died: June 20, 1874

Place of Death: Madisonville, Kentucky

Age at time of Death: 56 years old

Burial Place:
Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky
 
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