Rebecca Adaline Cassell, b. May 12, 1875 (Pickens Co.?), South Carolina; m. M. H. Reeves; d. Apr. 29, 1947, Pickins Co. Buried at the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Pickins. She was daughter of Francis Marion Cassell (Casale). In 1880, she is living in Eastatoe, Transylvania, North Carolina, with Fran. M. "Casale" and his wife (her mother?) Adaline. Both parents b. Georgia. On the Census all are shown as White.
M.H. "Dock" Reeves, b. Oct. 17, 1871 Pickins Co., is also buried at the Holly Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. It appears his first name was Major. In 1880, Major H. "Reaves" was living in Nantahala, Swain, North Carolina, with John and Elisabeth M. Reaves. A daughter Margaret is shown. On the Census, all are shown as White. His Death Certificate also shows him as White. and his parents as John Reeves and Adaline Redmon, (Could the informant have been mixed up about the mother.) In 1870, John H. and Elizabeth T. Reaves are living in Union County, Georgia, with a daughter Margaret. Again, all are shown as White.
I see that there was a John A Reaves, b. ab 1841, shown as 1/16th Cherokee in 1902, and a John A. Reaves, b. Aug 1841 in TX, as 15/16 White, with a White father and Cherokke mother, living in Muscogee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory, in 1900. I also find some Cassells who are Choctaw, living in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory in 1900.
None of these people, living in Indian Territory in 1900, seem to fit with M. H. Reaves or Rebecca Cassell Reaves in South Carolina, who show no Native American connection.
What evidience do you have that they had Cherokee blood?