Re: John Riley Wilkerson b.1825 AR m.1843 Henderson Co., TN d.1864 GA
I have attempted to locate the parents of John Wilkerson for over 30 years without success. I believe that he is part Cherokee and is a descendant of John Wilkerson and Cootaya. He was born is Arkansas during the time that the area was largely populated with Cherokee that accepted land under the treaty of 1817. I believe that he is a cousin to the John W. Wilkerson that left Henderson Co. and went to Oklahoma.