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are you sure she was cherokee? she is  my gg grand mother  and i was told she was chickasaw im trying toacquire a picture of her from some one that said he had one but failed to locate him

 This is the best I can do, Billie:

 The name Bracknell was changed to Brackner. This is the way it was pronounced in the South. John Daniel Bracknell, born 1818, was married to Elizabeth Reed, a full blooded Cherokee Indian born in a wigwam in Culman, AL. She was an Indian maiden.

 Cherokee County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1836, Jan. 9. It was named for the Cherokee Indians, who ceded the land that now comprises the county to the Federal government by the treaty of New Echota, 1835 Dec. 29. Cherokee County is located in the northeastern portion of the state, in the Appalachian Mountains. Cherokee County encompasses 553 square miles. It is bordered on the north by DeKalb County, on the west by Etowah County, on the south by Calhoun and Cleburne, and the east by Chattooga and Floyd Counties, GA.

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