Pearl May BOND Sina COLBERT Mini tree diagram
Ridgely BOND

Ridgely BOND1,2,5,3,4,6,7

15th Apr 18521,2,3,4 - 19th Mar 19181

Life History

15th Apr 1852


4th Sep 1889

Married Sina COLBERT in Ft Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.2,6,7

3rd Jul 1892

Birth of daughter Pearl May BOND in Oklahoma.8,3,9,4,10,9,1,11,12

19th Mar 1918

Died in Haskell County, Oklahoma.1

21st Mar 1918

Buried in San Bois Cemetery, Kinta, Haskell County, Oklahoma.1


  • Ridgely Bond married Sina in Fort Smith, Arkansas, under US law on 4 September 1889.  By Choctaw law, Sina was still marrired to her first husband, Lysander Trahern.

    Arkansas Marriages
    Ridgely Bond, resident of Choctaw Nation, Age 37
    Sinai (Sina) Trahern, resident of Choctaw Nation, Age 26
    Marriage 4 September 1889 Ft Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    Ceremony by Steve Grier, Justice of the Peace
    recorded 4 September 1889

    Sina obtained a divorce from Lysander in the Chrokee Circuit Cout on 7 May 1890, regularizing Sina's bigamous status.  The next day a marriage license was issued for Sina Trahern and Ridgely Bond to marry.  they were married two days last on 10 May 1890 under Choctaw law.

    Choctaw Nation Marriages
    Ridgly Bond, Whiteman [sic], United States
    Sina Trahern, Choctaw by Blood, Sans Bois, Choctaw Nation
    Marriage license issued 8 May 1890 Gaines County, Choctaw Nation
    Marriage ceremony 10 May 1890 by Mitchell Harrison, Circuit Judge, 1st District, Choctaw Nation
    Document on FamilySearch

    When Ridgely had his interview with the Dawes Commission in 1902 for is enrollment in the Choctaw Nation, the discussoin was about his marrige in 1890 to Sina Colbert.

    Ridgely Bond, Application for Enrollment in the Choctaw Tribe, Interview
    Choctaw #4606 Intermarried
    South McAlester, Indian Territory

    Page 1
    Rigely Bond, Past 50 years old
    P O Address Kintah, Choctaw Nation
    Resident of Choctaw Nation almost 25 years, lived here continuously
    Claiming Intermarried rights in the Choctaw Nation
    Choctaw wife, Sina Bond, Choctaw citizen
    Marriage ceremony performed in Gaines County, Choctaw Nation in 1890, under tribal laws
    Ceremony performed by Judge Harrison
    Both were residents of Choctaw Nation at that time
    Not married before that [But records show Ridgely & Sina were married under US law in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1889]
    Sina was previously married to D Trahern [Lysander Trahern, D Trahern was their son Douglas], maiden name Sina Colbert
    Divorce between Sina and Lysander Trahern obtained in a circuit court in Wilburton (The record shows the divorce hearing was held and the decree issued in Mosholatubbee District, Gaines County, Choctaw Nation, but the locale was not named)

    Page 2
    Ridely and Sina have lived together continuously since that 1890 marriage as residents in Choctaw Nation

    Chas Diffendaffer, sworn as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, reported that this is a full and tree copy of the proceedings
    Testimony sworn 28 December 1902
    Certificaton of this record sworn 6 January 1903

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
    Choctaw Nation, P O Sans Bois, Sans Bois County, Indian Territory, Census Field #4606, 1896, All Enrolled 1896, p 26 (updates through 1905)
    1 Dawes' Roll #12740, Sina Bond, Age 33 (b abt 1863) 1/2 Choctaw #577 Father David Colbert Dead Chickasaw, Mother ? Dead Skullyville Co
    2 Dawes' Roll #12741, Florence Bond, Dau Age 10, F (b abt 1876) 1/4 Choctaw #578 Father Ridgely Bond Non-Citizen, Mother No 1
    3 Dawes' Roll #12742, May Bond, Dau Age 7 (b abt 1889) 1/4 Choctaw #579 Father Ridgely Bond Non-Citizen, Mother No 1
    4 Dawes' Roll #12743, Bennett F Bond, Son Age 4 (b abt 1892) 1/4 Choctaw #580 Father Ridgely Bond Non-Citizen, Mother No 1
    5 Dawes' Roll #12744, Wallace Bond, Son Age 11mos (b abt 1895) 1/4 Choctaw #?(581) Father Ridgely Bond Non-Citizen, Mother No 1
    6 Dawes' Roll #12745, Sidney Bond, Ward Age 11 (b abt 1885) 1/2 Choctaw #582 Father Wallace Bond  Dead Sans Bois, Mother Lily McGilbrary [sic] Dead
    7 Dawes' Roll #12746, Green M Bond, Ward Age 7 (b abt 1889) 1/2 Choctaw #583 Father Wallace Bond  Dead Sans Bois, Mother Lily McGilbrary [sic] Dead
    8 Dawes' Roll #12747, Nicholas Dyer, Ward  Age 17 (b abt 1879) full Choctaw #3513 Father Jim Dyer Dead Sans Bois, Mother Lucy  --- Dead Sans Bois
    9 Dawes' Roll #12748, Douglas Trahern, Son Age 17 (b abt 1879) M 1/2 Choctaw #11816 Father Lysander Trahern Skullyville, Mother No 1
    10 Dawes' Roll #12749, Martha Trahern, Dau Age 17 (b abt 1879) F 1/2 Choctaw #11816 Father Lysander Trahern Skullyville, Mother No 1
    11 Dawes' Roll #IW462, Ridgely Bond, Hus Age 47 (b abt 1892) M Intermarried White, Father George Bond ded Non-Citizen, Mother Rebecca A Bond Dead Non Cit

    No 4 on roll as Bennette Bond
    Evidence of marriage between No 1 & 11 filed Feby 14, 1903
    Evidence of divorce between No 1 & former husband filed Feby 14, 1903
    Approved by Secretary of the Interior 12 September 1903

    "I know we have a little bit of Indian blood and this was never talked about when I was young. We were all taught to say we were white, even though we are not really that white. I was never taught about my indian blood, except that we are Choctaw and Chickasaw, we have a great ancestor Levi Colbert."
    --  Jenifer Johnson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 9 May 2020

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Florence Bond Stidham [Florence Bond Bond]
    Birth 1 Jan 1890 San Bois, Oklahoma
    Father Ridgely Bond
    Mother Sina Colbert
    SSN 559127812
    29 Dec 1954 Name listed as FLORENCE BOND STIDHAM

    Ridgely Bond
    Birth 15 Apr 1852
    Death 19 Mar 1918 (aged 65) Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA
    Burial San Bois Cemetery, Kinta, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA

    Mr Ridgley Bond died at his home near Kinta Tuesday night at 8 o'clock after an illness of several months. Mr. Bond was a pioneer citizen of Haskell County and was well known throughout the entire country. He has always been an active worker in all things pertaining to the upbuilding of the country in general. Mr. Bond leaves a wife and family to mourn his death. The funeral took place at Sans Bois today and was attended by a large crowd of friends and relatives.
    State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla), Vol 13, No 6, Ed 1, Thursday, March 21, 1918

    Spouse Sina Colbert Bond 1862-1953
    Sidney Charles Bond 1888-1945
    Bennett Forrest Bond 1895-1978
    Wallace F Bond 1898-1937

    Inscription Husband of Sina Bond

    Created by MillieBelle 5 Feb 2008
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