Almyra, Ark. 72003
8 July 1976
Mrs, Victor E. Davis
2337 100 North Main Building
Memphis, Tenn. 38103
Dear Mrs. Davis:
I had been waiting to receive your family chart before answering your
letter. There were a great many Imbeaus in early Arkansas and it is
impossible for me to even guess where you may tack on or even to
determine if I have the information to where you 'fit' without names,
dates, places, census profile, etc.
I research early Arkansas people as a hobby and it seems fairly
certain that all of the name IMBEAU and variants thereof found in
this area of Arkansas are descended from Jean Baptiste Imbeau and
his wife Catherine Maetin. I know that Jean Baptiste was on the
rolls of the Spanish Militia at Arkansas Post as early as 1780. I
have not yet been able to establish where he came from.
The son of this couple that I have researched extensively is Joseph
who remained at Arkansas Post. I have established all his children
and there does not seem to be any intermarriages with the Quapaws.
Francis and Jean Baptiste, his brothers, married sisters whose
mother was of the "Cances" (Kansas) Nation. Another sister of these
sisters married Francis Coussot. Since you have both Coussot and
Imbeau in your line you could go back to a 'same grandparents' on these
If you will send me the information you have, especially,important
is where each generation resided as so many repetitive names one
can only separate by place and wife, I will check for a connect. I
doubt, however, that I presently have all the links but perhaps I can
assist you. I'll try.
You are welcome to come to my home and go over with me all the records
I have and copy as many as you would like on this family and various
connections. I am not too well organized but I have a mass of data.
Until I hear further from you,
Mrs. Norman W. Core