All of this can be so confusing. It was told to me that Leslie Frank's Mother was half Cherokee. According to the names you gave, that would have been Ellen Pierson. I have an old picture and she does look like she might be part Cherokee. I know this is the right info because I came across that name some years ago when I first started looking into this, and could not remember where I had seen it. I thank you for your help and anything else you may find & share with me.