Shown, from left, during the presentation are: County Commissioner Kevin Morrison; Joy Bland, president of the Descendants and Kin of Davy Crockett; Halback; Candy Adams, director of Keep Greene Beautiful; Tammy Kinser, the Greene County Partnership's tourism director; and Greeneville Mayor Darrell Bryan.
...Joy Bland, a Paris, Tenn., resident who is president of the Crockett descendants group, said the group holds reunions every two years.
, who is descended from Davy Crockett
's son John Wesley Crockett, said the current reunion of Crockett descendants is taking place around the Crockett Tavern in Morristown this weekend.
...Bland said she was a member of a small group of Crockett descendants who formed what grew to be the current organization in 1984 during a meeting at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. She
noted that descendants from Tennessee, Texas, New Jersey, California, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Oklahoma are taking part in the 2004 Crockett
Asked during an interview what she
most wanted people to remember about her
, a proud Tennessean, said: "that he
spent most of his
life in Tennessee." Bland
feels most of the things that contributed to Crockett
's character took place in Tennessee.
"This is being presented to the state park by the direct descendants and kin of Davy Crockett
said while making the presentation to Halback.