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Solomon Koonce

Male abt. 1828 - 1928


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  • Born  abt. 1828  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Jan 1928  Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  16 Jan 1928  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Association  Isaac Koonce (Relationship: Isaac was slaveowner) 
    Person ID  I1692  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2009 

    Father  unknown Koonce 
    Family ID  F546  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Amy 
    Notes 
    • they had at least six children
    Children 
    >1. Mosella Koonce,   b. 1849, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1890
    >2. James H. Koonce,   b. 1852, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1922, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Solomon Koonce, Jr.,   b. 1857, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. V. Bethel Koonce,   b. 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Augustus Koonce,   b. 1863, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1928, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Moses Koonce,   b. 1865, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F545  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Cherry Jelks,   b. abt. 1838,   d. 07 Aug 1922, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1867  [1
    Children 
    >1. Charles Koonce,   b. Apr 1869, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1929
    >2. Ned Edward Koonce,   b. Feb 1870, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Eliza Jane Koonce,   b. 17 May 1871, Alamo, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1949, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Isaac Koonce,   b. 05 Feb 1873, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Annie Koonce,   b. Sep 1874, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Koonce,   b. 1876
    >7. Samuel Whitman Koonce,   b. Aug 1876, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1963
     8. Della Koonce,   b. Nov 1878, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F547  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1870 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    1870 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 10 Aug 1870
    Page: 36
    Location: District 21, Haywood County, Tennessee

    #266
    1. Koonce, Sol - male, age 42, born in TN
    2. Cherry - female, age 32
    3. James - male, age 16
    4. Solomon - male, age 13
    5. Bethel - male, age 11
    6. August - male, age 9
    7. Mose - male, age 5
    8. Charles - male, age 1
    9. Ned - male, age 3 months

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    1880 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    1880 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 3 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 6
    Page: 7
    Location: Cairo, Crockett County, Tennessee

    #53
    1. Koonce, V.B. - age 20
    2. Tildy - wife, age 20
    3. Minnie - daughter, age 9 months, born in Mar


    #54
    1. Koonce, Solomon - age 54, born in SC, parents born in NC
    2. C.B. - wife, age 40, born in TN, parents born in NC
    3. Guss - son, age 17
    4. Mose - son, age 15
    5. Charlie - son, age 11
    6. Ed - son, age 9
    7. L.J. - daughter, age 8
    8. J.S. - son, age 6
    9. A.R. - daughter, age 4
    10. Whitman -son, age 2

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    1900 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    1900 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 4 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 6
    Sheet: 4A
    Location: Crockett County, Tennessee

    #62
    1. Koonce, Solomon - Head, age 74, born Apr 1826, born in TN, father born in NC, mother born in VA
    2. Cherry - wife, age 50, born Mar 1850
    3. Whitman - son, age 23, born Aug 1876
    4. Annie - daughter, age 25, born Sept 1874
    5. Della - daughter, age 21, born Nov 1878
    6. Drake, James - servant, age 25, born Dec 1874

    Note: Cherry's age not consistent with previous census records

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    1920 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    1920 Census: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 7 Jan 1920
    Enumeration District: 9
    Sheet: 4A
    Location: Civil District 8, Crockett County, Tennessee

    #63
    1. Koonce, Solomon - Head, age 94
    2. Cherrie - wife, age 90
    3. Sam W. - son, age 42
    4. May B. - daughter-in-law, age 29
    5. Mary - granddaughter, age 15
    6. Ophelia - granddaughter, age 11
    7. Alta R. - granddaughter, age 10
    8. Alice - no relationship given, age 8

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    Death Certificate: Solomon Koonce
    Death Certificate: Solomon Koonce
    Parents: not obtainable
    Informant: Whit Koonce (son)
    Internment: Nunn Cemetery

    Headstones
    Headstone: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Headstone: Solomon & Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Picture from J. Campbell's Say My Name website - http://www.freewebs.com/jencessa/solomonandcherry.htm

  • Notes 
    Born:
    • headstone has birth year of 1826, but 1870 census has him as 42 years old.

  • Sources 
    1. [S136] Campbell, Jennifer. Say My Name: An African-American Family History. http://www.freewebs.com/jencessa/myfamilytree.htm.

    2. [S140] Death Certificate.
      Crockett County, TN - #230

    3. [S118] Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914-1928). Tennesse State Library & Archives. http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/vital/tndeath.htm.
      Record #230