According to my mother, who makes it her business to know everything she can about her side of the family, we are related to the last king of Scotland; James Macubbin around the early to mid 1200's, I believe. In addition, she states we had ancestors on the Mayflower. She always finds someone important to speak about, so this time I asked her "Why is it people are always related to someone famous, rather than dear old Uncle Dan, who was hung for stealing horses?" She didn't talk to me for about two months, that time.
On my Father's side, we have Cherokee lineage, as the family says; but we cannot connect the dots. Evidently, his ancestors left the area in or around the Carolinas before the Trail of Tears, and settled somewhere in Kentucky or Tennessee. The line breaks, and picks up again in the late 1800's. That is the line I am most interested in, but finding the connection is almost impossible.