Hi my name is Sara Ivey and my grandfather is a third genteration Cherokee. His father's grandmother was a Cherokee Indian Princess, there tribe was located in north Alabama bordering Tenn. My grandfather, Vernon R. Ivey has told me many stories about my Cherokee heritage. All of my uncles(and there children) as well as my mother( and all of her children) have high cheek bones, dark hair,dark eye color and olive-tone skin pigment. My grandfather has pictures from the late 1800's to the early 1900's of our family. I do not have a trace on the family tree all I know is what he knows and the pictures he has tells the story of the Ivey Cherokee heritage. The last name "Ivey" was orginally spelled "Ivy" until early 1800's when my great-great-great grandfather added the "e" into the last name. If anyone wants more information please email me, Thanks.