Iveson Lewis Brookes (1793-1865) of Caswell County, NC, was one of five sons born to Jonathan Brookes and Annie Lewis. Entering the University in 1816, he became a member of the Dialectic Society. Brookes preached in local Baptist churches while he was a student, graduating in 1819. He married Lucine Walker, with whom he had a son, and later married Sarah Myers, a widow, who bore him at least four daughters. Each marriage increased his holdings of lands in Georgia and South Carolina. A plantation owner and defender of slavery, Brookes spent most of his life teaching. Shortly after graduating from the University, he taught at Greensboro Academy (NC). In the 1820s he served as rector of Eatonton Academy (GA), and in the 1840s he was principal of Penfield Female Academy (GA).