Hello, Nan. My name is Larry Howard and I am 71 yrs.old. My grandmother and grandfather raised me in Ky. They were Mollie & Byrd Howard. I was glad to see your post and the replies. Grandma Mollie would never talk about her parents to me. I know she loved Green and the other siblings but did not know her mother's name (had heard of Brack Howard). Please email me if you need to find out more about their lives. I will be glad to tell you what I know. I, too, had heard there is some connection to the Cherokees, but do not know who or when. Good Luck!
Larry L. Howard
PS: I grew up around Mouse and Babe and their grandchildren (Mostly Ernest's kids).