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James H. Koonce

Male 1852 - 1922


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  • Born  1852  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Sep 1922  Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried  14 Sep 1922  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I1701  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2009 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Amy 
    Family ID  F545  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Jane Roberts,   b. 1860, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  abt. 1875  [5, 6, 7
    Children 
    >1. Edgar N. Koonce,   b. May 1877, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. William H. Koonce,   b. 08 Jul 1879, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1917, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lilie May Koonce,   b. Apr 1883, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Tedie Koonce,   b. Apr 1885, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1957
     5. Johnny Koonce,   b. May 1888, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Ronie G. Koonce,   b. May 1895, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Earnest Koonce,   b. 02 Mar 1885,   d. 27 Apr 1896
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate: James Koonce & Jane Roberts
    Marriage Certificate: James Koonce & Jane Roberts
    Last Modified  1 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F549  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: James H. & Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    1880 Census: James H. & Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 3 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 6
    Page: 8
    Location: Cairo, Crockett County, Tennessee

    #62
    1. Koonce, James H. - age, 26
    2. Jane - wife, age 22
    3. Edgar - son, age 2
    4. Willie - son, age 11 months, born Jul
    5. Jennie - daughter, age 9

    Note: not sure how Jenie fits in - she's too old to be Jane's daughter?

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    1900 Census: James H. & Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    1900 Census: James H. & Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 2 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 8
    Sheet: 1B
    Location: Crockett County, Tennessee

    #12
    1. Koonce, James H. - Head, age 52, born May 1848, married 24 years
    2. Jane - wife, age 40, born May 1860, married 24 years, mother of 7 kids w/ 6 still alive
    3. Edgar - son, age 22, born Jul 1877
    4. Willie - son, age 20, born Jul 1879
    5. Lilie May - daughter, age 17, born Apr 1883
    6. Tudy - daughter, age 15, born Apr 1885
    7. Johnnie - son, age 12, born May 1888
    8. Ronnie G. - daughter, age 5, born May 1895

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    1910 Census: James H. & Mary Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    1910 Census: James H. & Mary Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 15 Jun 1910
    Enumeration District: 11
    Sheet: 9A
    Location: District 11, Crockett County, Tennessee

    #7
    1. Koonce, Jim H. - Head, age 60, married 35 years
    2. Mary J. - wife, mulatto, age 50, married 35 years, mother of 7 kids w/ 6 still alive
    3. Koonce, Johnny - daughter, age 20 (i think this is supposed to be their son Johnny)

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    Death Certificate: James Koonce
    Death Certificate: James Koonce
    Father: Solomon Koonce
    Informant: S.M. Vaughn (son-in-law?)
    Internment: Nunn Graveyard

    Headstones
    Headstone: James H. & Mary Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    Headstone: James H. & Mary Jane (Roberts) Koonce
    Picture from Crockett Co. TNGenWeb site

  • Notes  Born:
    • 1870 census has age as 16, indicating a birth year of around 1854

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Grave Marker Inscription.

    2. [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. 334

    3. [S140] Death Certificate.
      Crockett County, TN - #334

    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.

    6. [S139] Smith, Jonathan Kennon. Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Crockett County, Tennessee. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997, p. 84.

    7. [S56] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Ancestry.com. http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1169.