I hope that you found proof from the Reservation that Elias is of the Cherokee.
I am from his son Elias Jr./James Monroe/Ammie/Minnie/Ruth/ and my Mother is also Ruth. Our grandmother Ruth always said that we had Cherokee in us. I have two sisters and a brother that you can see it in them a lot. I got the dark hair but the Irish complection.
I have just started researching this side of the family and I am glad that I waited. What a brick wall, I was not expecting this.
Danielsville, Madison Co. GA