Joseph Dempsey Coker is my 4th Great Grandfather. Through my research I have found that Joseph had taken three wives. Cynthia Rogers was a white woman from Alabam to them was born Randolph Coker, John Rogers Coker, George Coker. Cynthia died shortly after the birth of George Coker.
Joseph then married Ainey "cherokee" to them were born the following.
Laferty "coon", Minerva, Joseph "Little Joe", Dempsey Fields, Jane, Rebecca and Mary Ann. Mary Ann is my GGG Grandmother.
Joseph Coker was married illegally to a third woman who was also a cherokee indian to them were born the followin.
Sallie, Betsy and William "Prairie Bill"
Hope this helps for more information on the coker family refer to the Turnbo Tales it has quite a bit of information regarding the families that first settled in the White River Arkansas area.