It sounds very possible that there is a connection. I have an extensive history on the Brashears side, but the Carroll side information I had was not right. I do know that Maggie Mae was part indian. There is no doubt of that. I just don't know how much and am unsure if she was Cherokee or Choctaw. You can tell by the pictures she was at least 1/8. Most of the women, including myself have the strong features. I have indian on my mother's side as well but no one ever talked about it, so that is a complete mystery!