I am beginning a search for my father's family. I know very little about them. My grandfather was Robert Dale, part Cherokee, and the cherokee rolls state a discrepancy in the name. They have him listed as Robert L. Dale(Deal). I know he had one brother named John. He was married to Winnie Smith,. They had boys named Max,Edgar, JB,and Ross, who was my father. I have always been puzzled by the name discrepancy . Any information would be greatly appreciated.