I am married to Richard Shupe whose father was Alex Shupe and he worked in the coal mines in Kentucky. Richards mother was name Myrtle and it was said her mother was a adopted and was a full blooded cherokee, her name was Rosie. My mother-in-law always said she was part native american. My husband has/had 3 sisters and one brother. Ther were from Corbin Kentucky but moved to Michigan about 50/60 years ago so their father could get treatment at Maybury.