Almyra, Ark. 72003
26 January 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilkerson
Rt. 7, Box 591
Benton, Arkansas 72015
Apparently it is required that you prove relationship to one of those
entered on the previous rolls of the Quapaws. These records are all
much later than I have in my files and I have not worked with the early
residents of the Arkansas to their descendants into the period past
I can state that Mrs. Wilkerson is definitely of Indian background from
what I do have concerning the early families of the area and she is
descended from those who were awarded lands under the 1824 Quapaw Treaty.
Bartelimi Socia (Socie) is undoubtedly the son of the Baptiste Socie
awarded 80 acres under the term of this treaty. Bart Socia married
Francoise Coussot and the Catholic Church records contain an entry that on
15 Nov 1852 Patrich Behan baptised "Benjamin son of Bart Soci and Frances
Coussot born 9 Oct 1852. Sponsors: Francis and Mary Cousotte." Benjamin,
as Mrs. Wilkerson's birth record shows, is her father.
Francis Cousott was married to Bart Socia as "Francis Bone" per Jeff. Co.
Ark. Marriage Record A, p 56 on 1 July 1844. She had previously been
married to Joseph Bone, Jr., son of the Joseph Bonne awarded 80 acres under
the terms of the 1824 Quapaw Treaty. This marriage entered in the Catholic
records shows that a special dispensation has been granted for the marriage
because of consanguinity or blood relationship of the marriage partners
on 9 June 1836. The civil record of the marriage is found in Jeff. Co.
Marriage Book A, p 11.
The Catholic records contain a baptismal record dtd 7 June 1820 for the
children of Francois Coussot and Felicite Daigle:
Pierre Daniel - godfather, Pierre Coussot; godmother, Etiennette Dodge
Bernard - godfather, Bernard Bonne; godmother,Helene Embo
Joseph Coussot - godfather, Joseph Bonne; godmother, Marie Imbo
Francoise - godfather, Francois Nuismant; godmother, Francoise Vaugine
Francois Coussot, father of Francoise who married first Joseph Bone and
second Bart Socia, was the son of Francois Cousott who died before 1814 and is
the Francois Coussott who received an award of 80 acres under the 1824
Quapaw Treaty. His parents were Francois Cousott and Genevieve Bartelemy, daughter
of Joseph Bartelemy and Marguerite, Indian of the Kansas nation.
Joseph Bone, Jr., son of Joseph Bone, Sr. and Mary Imbo, who married Francoise
Coussott, dauther of Francis and Felicite Daigle, was also a descendant of
Joseph Bartelemy and Marguerite as their daughter Therese married Francis
Imbeau and daughter Maria married John Baptiste Imbeau.