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Augustus Koonce

Male 1863 - 1928


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  • Born  1863  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  05 Dec 1928  Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: myocarditis 
    Buried  06 Dec 1928  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I1707  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  Matilda Jelks,   b. Abt 1868, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1912 
    Married  14 Jun 1879  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Estella Koonce,   b. 11 Dec 1879,   d. 04 Aug 1912
     2. Callie W. Koonce,   b. abt. 1894, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ora Lee Koonce,   b. 1895, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942
     4. Bessie Koonce,   b. 1 Sept 1898, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1937, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate: Gus Koonce & Tildy Jelks
    Marriage Certificate: Gus Koonce & Tildy Jelks
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F565  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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    1910 Census: William H. & Lizzie (Brassfield) Koonce
    1910 Census: William H. & Lizzie (Brassfield) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 18 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 9
    Sheet: 2A
    Location: Civil District 10, Crockett County, Tennessee

    #13
    1. Koonce, William H. - Head, age 30, married 9 years
    2. Lizzie - wife, age 26, married 9 years, mother of 4 kids and all four alive
    3. Posey - daughter, age 6
    4. Tommie - daughter, age 5 (should be Lomie)
    5. Inez - daughter, age 3
    6. Willie J. - son, age 2
    7. Roberts, Rita - niece, age 10
    8. Avery, Daniel - stepfather, age 77, 2nd marriage, married 16 years
    9. Avery, Susan - stepmother, age 60, 2nd marriage, married 16 years, mother of 3 children w/ 2 still alive (note: this should be mother-in-law)
    10. Brassfield, Howell - brother-in-law, age 32

    #14
    1. Koonce, Edgar N. - Head, age 32, married 6 years, teacher at public school
    2. D. - wife, age 26, married 6 years, mother of 4 children with 3 alive
    3. Landil - son, age 5
    4. Ruby L. - daughter, age 1 and 7 months
    5. Claudine - daughter, age 5 months

    #16
    1. Koonce, Augustus G. - Head, age 54, married 34 years
    2. Matilda M. - wife, age 52, married 34 years, mother of 10 children w/ 7 alive
    3. Callie W. - daughter, age 16
    4. Ora L. - daughter, age 15
    5. Bessie R. - daughter, age 12

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    Death Certificate: Gus Koonce
    Death Certificate: Gus Koonce
    Father: Solomon Koonce
    Internment: Nunn Cemetery
    Cause of death: myocarditis

    Headstones
    Augustus Koonce is buried in New Cemetery
    Augustus Koonce is buried in New Cemetery

  • Notes  Born:
    • 1870 census has age as 9 years, indicating birth year of about 1861.

  • 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 - #27960

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

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

    5. [S56] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Ancestry.com. http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1169, 87.