Person:Henry Timberlake (6)

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Lt. Richard Henry Timberlake
d.30 September 1765 England
m. before 1760
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Name[1] Lt. Richard Henry Timberlake
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1730 Hanover, Virginia, United States
Marriage before 1760 Cherokee Nation Eastto Helen Theresa Ostenaco
Death[2] 30 September 1765 England

Biography

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Henry Timberlake (1730 – September 30, 1765) was a colonial Anglo-American officer, journalist, and cartographer. He was born in Virginia in 1730 and died in England. He is best known for his work as an emissary to the Overhill Cherokee during the 1760s.

Timberlake's account of his journeys to the Cherokee, published as his memoirs in 1765, became a primary source for later studies of their eighteenth-century culture. His detailed descriptions of Cherokee villages, townhouses, weapons, and tools have helped historians and anthropologists identify Cherokee structures and cultural objects uncovered at modern archaeological excavation sites throughout the southern Appalachian region.[1] During the Tellico Archaeological Project, which included a series of salvage excavations conducted in the Little Tennessee River basin in the 1970s, archaeologists used Timberlake's "Draught of the Cherokee Country" to help locate major Overhill village sites.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lt Richard Henry Timberlake, in The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy (WebTrees), Retreived 20 March 2012, Questionable quality.

    "Name: Lt Richard Henry Timberlake
    Name prefix: Lt
    Given names: Richard Henry
    Surname: Timberlake
    Birth: about 1730 USA"

  2. 2.0 2.1 Henry Timberlake, in Wikipedia, Retreived 20 March 2012, Questionable quality.

    "Henry Timberlake (1730 – September 30, 1765) was a colonial Anglo-American officer, journalist, and cartographer. He was born in Virginia in 1730 and died in England. He is best known for his work as an emissary to the Overhill Cherokee during the 1760s."