Thanks for the update on your theory. The only one I knew who was related to the Straits was my grandmother, Gladys Lillie Strait. She told me some things but not all have proven true. The only thing about the Indian connection was that she had a Dutch Mohawk grandma. That would be Lucinda, I think. From what Diana Strait says that her mother told her, Lucinda (her mother's grandmother)was a Cherokee. I wish I had more to tell. I, too, would like to hear more stories about her. I am still hoping for a breakthrough to get the connection to the Cherokees verified with dates and places. I have not found a death record for Lucinda yet, although I have searched the death records in Hart for Straits. The last I know of Lucinda, she was living with Edgar in the 1880 Census. I hope to visit in Michigan again in August to search more.