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George Lowery (1770 - 1852)

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Chief George Lowery
Born in Tennessee City, Dickson, TNmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Tahlegquah, Cherokee, OKmap
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{{{image-caption}}} George Lowery was a Native American and member of the Cherokee tribe.
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George was half Cherokee Indian and half Scottish. He was town chief in Willstown in the Cherokee Nation East.

George Lowery assisted by his son-in-law, David Brown, complete the Cherokee spelling book using English characters/letters.

In 1826, George and David Brown were the official General Council of the Cherokee Nation and made the first translation of the Cherokee laws along with the Bible's New Testament into Cherokee language using Sequoyah's alphabet (inventor of the Cherokee alphabet).


  • Birth and death locations and family members from e-mail from Judy Gamble.

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