Jacob R. Brooks Cherokee language lexicon
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Jacob R. Brooks Cherokee language lexicon

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Brooks, Jacob R., 1787-1872.
Title: Jacob R. Brooks Cherokee language lexicon
Dates: circa 1840-1848
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0093

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob R. Brooks (1787-1872) was a Major in the U. S. Army and in later years operated a ferry in DeKalb County, Georgia. In 1833, Brooks became the first state Senator from Cobb County, Georgia and in the same year became an Indian agent for Cobb County.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a lexicon of the Cherokee language compiled by Jacob R. Brooks of DeKalb County, Georgia and presented to Colonel W. W. Hazzard of Glynn County, Georgia. This inventory includes nouns, numerals and other miscellaneous terms. It gives the Cherokee names of the members of the Georgia Legislature in 1830 as well as a history of the Cherokee tribe in the state.

Index Terms

Brooks, Jacob R., 1787-1872.
Cherokee Indians--Georgia.
Cherokee language--Georgia.
Hazzard, William W., active 1848.
Indians of North America--Georgia--languages.
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired by William W. Hazzard from the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jacob R. Brooks Cherokee language lexicon, MS 93, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William W. Hazzard, 1848.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1A Lexicon of the Cherokee Tongue compiled for and presented by Jacob R. Brooks of DeKalb County to Col. W.W. Hazsard of Glynn County Georgia ( 8.0 p. ) View online.