i saw your mail on genforum and wondered if the last name of culpepper has ever come up in your research. my gr. grandads mom was cherokee from the same area and after a few generations, here i am a carroll, and proud of it. my newly found culpepper cousins say in the south, you kept such matters in the family to save face, those were strange times. i jump at all leads, so i hope i'm not wasting your time, it's fun turning a corner to see where the road leads. thanks for your time. mike carroll in ca.