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Cherry Jelks

Female abt. 1838 - 1922


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  • Born  abt. 1838 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  07 Aug 1922  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried  08 Aug 1922  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I1698  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2009 

    Father  Peter Randolph 
    Mother  Tildy Jelks 
    Family ID  F553  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Solomon Koonce,   b. abt. 1828, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1928, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1867  [5
    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

    Family 2  Mr. Cole 
    Children 
     1. Jim Cole
    Last Modified  1 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F548  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: Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Death Certificate: Cherry (Jelks) Koonce
    Father: Peter Randolf
    Mother: Tildy Jelks
    Informant: Charley Koonce (her son)
    Internment: Koonce Graveyard

    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914-1928). Tennesse State Library & Archives. http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/vital/tndeath.htm.
      Vol. 7, pg. 315

    2. [S117] Grave Marker Inscription.

    3. [S140] Death Certificate.
      Crockett County, TN - #315

    4. [S139] Smith, Jonathan Kennon. Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Crockett County, Tennessee. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997.

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