The Indian lineage came to be associated with Thomas Gleaton Sr.as he had five childrenn by Mariah Chavis. After his death, he left her property, etc.You can check this with the 1850 census.Mrs. Branch's book was not clear about this.She had Edward, etc., and another Mariah who was younger. Mariah Chavis was a full blooded Indian.She was my g-g grandmother. I wrote a book, in 1985--Our Gleaton Connection--which shows this data.