Silvain III Sonnnier, born Abt. 1791 married Josephine Bello, born Jan. 29, 1797. This union produced a son Charles (Carlos) Sonnier, born Aug. 10, 1821.
Charles (Carlos) Sonnier, born Aug. 10, 1821, married Eugenie Donato Bello, born Abt. 1834. Eugenie Donato Bello is listed as a mulatto in the 1870 census.
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Eugenie Sonier Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Age in 1870: 36 Birthplace: Louisiana Home in 1870: Ward 5, St Landry, Louisiana Race: Mulatto Gender: Female Value of real estate: View Image Post Office: Bayou Chicot Household Members: Name Age Carlos Sonier 48 Eugenie Sonier 36 Paul Sonier 12 Lucia Sonier 9 Emile Sonier 4