I'm looking for my roots on my grandfather side, John P. Deaton. My mother's name is Frances McLoran Deaton born on Jan. 22,1924 in Guerrant, Ky., Breathitt Co. My grandfather, John P. Deaton was born in 1891, I believe it was on September 1. He married Ella Burton, born 1896. I believe my great-grandfather's name is Shack Deaton. I also believe my great-great-grandfather's name was Payton Deaton. Is there a way to verify this and to go back further?
I have been told that he is of Cherokee descent. Is there a way to determine that I have roots to Cherokees?