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New research in 2005 suggests that George Brooks was one of several sons of James Brooks and his wife Margaret, found in Missouri in the 1860 census

POTTERYMAKER AT TSALAGI (CHEROKEE) VILLAGE
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THE CHEROKEE VILLAGE IS IN TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA

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FAMILY MEMBER GRANDMA FANNIE

 
 
George Brooks was born in Missouri, May, 1855
George's parents, names unknown, were immigrants, he from England and she from Ireland. 
 
He married Fannie Thomas (last name in question) about 1881
Fannie was born in 1867 in Oklahoma or Texas
Fannie was at least half Cherokee, her mother's name was Lily,
father's name unknown

William Henry Brooks was a son of Fannie and George

William Henry Brooks was Born April 21, 1885 at San Saba, Texas
Will married Eva Haning, date and place unknown
He died August 4, 1958 at Ardmore, Oklahoma

William Kenneth Brooks was a son of Will and Eva Brooks

William Kenneth Brooks was born August 12, 1913 at Wewoka, Oklahoma
Kenneth married Rozellah Pearl Petty January 6, 1934 at Davis, Oklahoma
He died December 29, 1996 at Orange Park, Florida

FAMILY MEMBER KENNETH BROOKS

FAMILY MEMBER ROZELLAH PETTY BROOKS

PETTY LINE

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It seems unfair and inaccurate to make "the Brooks line" all about the Cherokee, although it is from Grandpa Brooks that I get my Cherokee blood. The story of the seeming impossibility of researching the Brooks line is told on Grandma Fannie's page. Briefly, I will say here that Fannie was married to a red-headed Irishman. His name being Brooks, it is obvious that he was also descended from English ancestors. Fannie's mother, Lily, supposedly was also married to a white man, but we do not know his name or his nationality. The search continues.
 
New information located 2005
Fannie and George are found in the Indian Territory census, 1900, with their 5 children.  The census says that he was born in Missouri and his parents in Ireland and England.  Fannie b Texas; her parents b unknown. The first 2 children b Texas, 1 b Arkansas, and 2 b Indian Territory.

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THE CHEROKEE CONNECTION

CHEROKEE NATION OFFICIAL WEB SITE

IMPORTANT DATES IN CHEROKEE HISTORY

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

THE TRAIL OF TEARS

MELANIE'S BEADWORK

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The "Indian Angel" above is a pattern designed especially for me by my daughter Melanie. The link to her site, where you can find this pattern, and others, is above the picture.

I apologize to anyone who is offended by my use of the word "Indian." When I was growing up in Oklahoma, no one minded being called "Indian." Now that I know the term is considered derogatory by some, I try to remember to say "Native American" most of the time. It is hard, however, to give up old habits. Within the family, we still say "Indian" but sometimes have to explain what we mean by saying either "our kind of Indian" or "East Indian." Columbus really created a lot of confusion for us, didn't he?

I am "part Indian and proud of it" but I would like to add a few words here about what people should call those of us who are descended from the aboriginal tribes of North America. It is simple. Use tribal names. A Cherokee is no more like an Apache than an Englishman is like a Frenchman. These days, I rarely tell anyone that I am "part Indian." I say, "I am part Cherokee."

As I have said elsewhere, I am not really a genealogist. I have taken on the role of family historian. That means that I am more interested in finding out what my ancestors were like than in being sure of the family lineage. In the case of my Cherokee ancestors, I will probably never know much about the individuals from whom I am descended. The best I can do is study their way of life. I continue to seek out information about the people called "Cherokee."

This page is created from a variety of sources. Because I have few supporting documents, I urge serious genealogists not to copy what I have here. This list is intended mainly as information for my descendants. I am making it available to them, or to anyone else who wants to use it as a beginning point to do serious research.