I have a Mahala McGraw in my tree. My gg grandmother who was reportedly part cherokee. The only info I have been able to dig up on her was her marriage record from Rowan county ky. in 1886 to William M. Tyree( also reportedly 1/2 cherokee!)I cannot find anything about either of them any where else My g grandmother's birth certificate has Mahala as being from Carter county and William as being from menifee county.Mahala'a parents were J.H. Mcgraw and Mary Allen. The trail ends here, can't find info on any of them!
Also on my other side of the tree( sparks,rowe, mcmillion)
my gg grandmother Amanda Mcmillion-Rowe claimed to be 3/4 cherokee! although we can't find her any where other than from the date of her marriage forward.
If you have any info I would greatly appreciate it! thanks