I just stumbled onto this page today, and am interested in researching my history more. My paternal grandfather was Walter Wade Yopp of Southwest Virginia. He lived in Salem/Roanoke most or all of his life. It was also rumored that his mother was Cherokee Indian, However she died when he was very young and we have little more than an old photo of her. Please let me know should you find anything more about the cherokee ancestry. I have delved little more, and discovered in our area at elast, the heritage may be Monican rather than Cherokee. However, the Monican's joined with the Cherokee in moving west.