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The DNA profile of Davy Crockett

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David "Davy" Crockett was a central figure in 19th century American history and folklore. A frontiersman, politician, and folk hero, he embodied both the ideal of the American pioneer spirit and the lawmaker with a determination to fight injustice.

Crockett was born in Greene County, in present-day Tennessee, on August 17, 1786, the fifth of nine children. His family were prosperous planters who had moved from Ireland to the frontier of East Tennessee by way of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Crockett's upbringing was typical of those times in the wild frontier regions of America. Orphaned at only eight years of age, he learned the hard life of the pioneers, which demanded a great deal of initiative and survival skills from young men. As a hunter, scout and soldier, he made a name for himself and soon became a living legend of his time.

At age 35, Crockett entered politics, driven by the conviction that he could better represent the interests of ordinary people than those of established elites. He was first elected to the Tennessee legislature and later to the United States Congress representing his state. In the process, he made a name for himself primarily through his flaming speeches against the policies of President Andrew Jackson.

But even during this time, Crockett remained the frontiersman, the trapper, and the man of the people, whom many of his contemporaries believed had more in common with the Indians than with the white settlers. His adventures on the rivers and in the wilds of America were published in books and newspapers and quickly became legend. His wild animal hunting stories, his exploits as a soldier, and his experiences as a frontier politician became part of American popular culture.

Davy Crockett died in 1836 at the age of 49 at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas War of Independence. His death made him a martyr and his legend grew even more. Today, he is one of the best-known figures in American history, and his name and image are inextricably intertwined with the romantic notion of the American frontier.

Crockett's life and legend have inspired a multitude of books, movies, television shows and musicals since his death, and his image as the ultimate American pioneer and folk hero remains alive today.

Davy Crockett belongs to haplogroup I-M170 (subgroup I-CTS6433) in the paternal line.

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How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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