This is a "mystery" family that I have never tracked down fully. There is a problem with the prevalent name JOHN in N AL records. The stories of Indian blood are rife, but I can tell you with certainty that it is not possible for a Slaton male to be "full-blooded" Cherokee, unless he merely took up the name, which is doubtful. Any Indian blood would have to have been transmitted through a female line, so half is the most he could be.
Despite the divergence of birth for these Johns, I suspect that this is a possible line for this John H, who is probably the father of your Corbet. I have discussed this family with a descendant named Hoyt Slaton, as well as with his son (of the same name). You should visit the Wesley's Chapel Cemetery (near Bryant AL) to see some suspected relatives graves. A John Slaton married Ara Ashberry and both are buried at Wesley's. This is almost certainly the man in the 1920 census, but he cannot be conclusively connected to the earlier records by me as yet. There are Ashberrys in this yard (John H's wife) and I suspect that he is there in a (now unmarked) grave.
Slaton Sara C 1880 AL Cen Marshall 248 2 AL 1850 w John R fGA mGA Slaton John R 1880 GA Cen Marshall 248 2 AL 1852 h Sarah fGA mGA Slaton William J 1880 AL Cen Marshall 248 2 AL 1873 s John R Slaton John Henry 1880 AL Cen Marshall 248 2 AL 1878 ? nr
Slayton Sarah C widow 8ch 6 1900 GA Cen DeKalb 67 03 AL 1850-07 mother fGA mGA Slayton Thomas 1900 AL Cen DeKalb 67 03 Lebanon AL 1877-02 s Sarah C Slayton John 1900 TN Cen DeKalb 67 03 AL 1879-03 s Sarah C Slayton Edward 1900 AL Cen DeKalb 67 03 AL 1882-10 s Sarah C Slayton Virgil 1900 AL Cen DeKalb 67 03 AL 1886-11 s Sarah C Slayton Lizzie 1900 AL Cen DeKalb 67 03 AL 1888-07 d Sarah C Slayton Charlie 1900 AL Cen DeKalb 67 03 AL 1891-12 s Sarah C
ASHBERRY Palastine 1920 AL Cen DeKalb 78 21 AL 1852 w RobertfSC mAL ASHBERRY Robert 1920 AL Cen DeKalb 78 21 AL 1854 h PalastinefAL mTN Slaton John H 1920 AL Cen DeKalb 78 21 AL 1870 s-i-l Robt Ashberry Slaton Laura 1920 AL Cen DeKalb 78 21 AL 1896 gd Robt Ashberry Slaton Corbet 1920 AL Cen DeKalb 78 21 AL 1909 gs Robt Ashbery
Slaton Jennie (ss Charlie C)CEMG DeKalb Wesley's WesleysChap AL 1896-08-21 1949-04-12 Slaton Charlie C CEMG DeKalb Wesley's WesleysChap AL 1890-12-14 1956-10-14 Slaton Virgil(ss Nancy)CEMG DeKalb Wesley's WesleysChap AL 1886 1940 beside Nancy Slaton Nancy(ss Virgil)CEMG DeKalb Wesley's WesleysChap AL 1884 1928 Slaton Arra CEMG DeKalb Wesley's WesleysChap AL 1879 1914-01-14 wife of J H Slaton Susan J (ss A W)CEMG DeKalb Wesley's Whitehall AL 1827-03-04 1887-05-12