(See Grant)-Alice May, daughter of Andrew Elijah and Clarinda (Baggett) Tucker, was born in 1880. Educated at the Friends Mission at Skiatook. Married at Nowata, Frank Croft Coast. They are the parents of Waller, Clara, Albert, Margaret and Verna Coast. Mr. Coast a farmer and stockman and is a member the Masonic fraternity. Mrs. Coast is a member of the Friends church. Andrew Elijah, the son of Andrew Jack and Mary (Blythe) Tucker, was born in the Neutral Land, now Cherokee County, Kansas, in 1857. Married April 16, 1878, Clarinda Baggett, a native of Illinois. He died April 16, 1897.
Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government