The only Cherokee connection. I have came acrossto do with any Cummins family is a Thomas? Cummings, spelling and first name maybe off, who was a land surveyor for NC and he also was an Indian agent <-not sure if that is correct term. He was a go-between for the white men wanting to buy and/or scouting newly opened govt lands in Tennessee, northern Alabama and Mississippi and Indian tribes who were signing treatises at that time. This was when the southern US was still the Mississippi Territory.