John LACOTTS Clarence Elmer LACOTTS Nora E MCKENZIE Cecil Andrew LACOTTS Vivian Ruth LACOTTS India A BUTLER Annie Lee FREEMAN Lucenia Elizabeth LACOTTSWIFE Mini tree diagram
John Azari LACOTTS

John Azari LACOTTS5,1,2,3,3,6,3,4

15th May 18681,2,3,4 - 10th May 19421,2

Life History

15th May 1868

Born in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4

20th Mar 1890

Married Nora E MCKENZIE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

17th Feb 1891

Birth of son Clarence Elmer LACOTTS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,3,8,2,14,15,9

23rd Mar 1892

Death of Nora E MCKENZIE.2

about 1895

Divorced from Nora E MCKENZIE in Arkansas County, Arkansas

about 1896

Married India A BUTLER.5

21st Dec 1897

Birth of son Cecil Andrew LACOTTS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,7,3,8,2

4th Nov 1900

Birth of daughter Vivian Ruth LACOTTS in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,2,3,10,11,12


Divorced from India A BUTLER.3

7th Jan 1904

Married Annie Lee FREEMAN in Craighead County, Arkansas.6,3

before 1920

Death of India A BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.13

15th Oct 1920

Death of son Cecil Andrew LACOTTS in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

5th Aug 1936

Death of son Clarence Elmer LACOTTS in Pulaski County, Arkansas.2,1

10th May 1942

Died in Lonoke County, Arkansas.1,2

12th May 1942

Buried in De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 1 June, DeWitt,District 1, Page 2A, House #24, Family #26
    LaCotts, John Head W M Apr 1871 29 Married 4 yrs [marr abt 1896] ARDelaware SC [No Occup Stated]
    LaCotts, India Wife W F Aug 1875  24 Married 4 yrs 1 child/1 living ARTN AR
    LaCotts, Clarence Son W F May 1894 6 Single AR AR AR
    LaCotts, Cecil Son W M June 1896  3 Single AR AR AR

    John's surname appears as Lacott or Lacotts.  Three undocumentedgenealogies appear to be presenting information from famliy sources,with full names and dates.  In these trees it is Lacott.  After theirdivorce in 1903, India's name was reported as Lacott in her 1904record of marriage to J W Porter.  Genealogies and documents withsignatures indicate the family used the spelling LaCotts or La Cotts.

    Lloyd Matthews, in his genealogy of the family indicates the originalFrench form was Lecates, which is pronounced abotu the same as theEnlgish spelling LaCott(es).  The S would not have normally beenpronounced in modern French.  The S may have been retained in Enlgish,from the old French pronunciaiotn or just from the spelling form.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    J A Lacotts
    Gender Male
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1869
    Spouse's Name Nora E McKenzie
    Spouse's Age 19
    Marriage 20 Mar 1890 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 20 Mar 1890

    John Married India Butler in about 1896, but the marriage record hasnot been found.  After having two sons, Clarence and Cecil, theydivorced in 1903.

    Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944
    J A Lacotts
    Spouse Annie L Freeman [Marriage to Annie Lee Freeman]
    7 Jan 1904 Craighead County, Arkansas
    Image #00357, Page #546

    The transcription of this record on Ancestry does not report thecounty of marriage.  This record reports that Annie's residence wasCay City, indiana.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Annie L Freeman
    Residence Clay City, Indiana
    Spouse's Name J A Lacotts
    Spouse's Residence De Witt, Arkansas
    Marriage Date 7 Jan 1904

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    John A Lacotts
    Age 70, Estimated birth year 1872
    Death 10 May 1942 Lonoke County
    Volume 30, Certificate #600

    John A. LaCotts
    Birth May 15, 1868 De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Death May 12, 1942 Lonoke, Lonoke County, Arkansas
    Annie Freeman LaCotts (1880 - 1960)
    Nora E. LaCotts (1870 - 1892)
    Burial De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Andrea Maloney Nov 08, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #31227401,

    A genealogy and a note on the photo of his gravestone in DeWitt,Arkansas, Cemetery report he died in Roanoake,Virginia, but stillcites the death record above from the Arkansas Death Index for John ALaCotts.  The genealogy to which the gravestone is attached reportsthat burial was in DeWitt Cemetery, but also reports he was buried inMcKewen Cemetery in Arkansas County.  It also reports on his profilethat his death was in Lonoke, Arkansas, but then reports it as inRoanoke, Virginia, on the grave photo.  So that tree expresses someconfusion.

    Some undocumented genealogies have picked up this reference toRoanoake, and report that as the death place.  I suspect this was asubconscious confusion of Lonoke, the plsce of death, with Roanoke.We have no information indicating that John was ever in Virginia.


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