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Samuel Whitman Koonce

Samuel Whitman Koonce

Male 1876 - 1963

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  • Born  Aug 1876  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  05 Nov 1963  [2
    Buried  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I1708  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  2 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  Cherry Jelks,   b. abt. 1838,   d. 07 Aug 1922, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1867 
    Family ID  F547  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Celia Midgett 
    Married  27 Jan 1901  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Mabel was too young to have married in 1901.
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F567  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marybelle Midgett,   b. abt. 1891, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1961 
    Married  Y  [5
    Children 
     1. Mary Koonce,   b. abt. 1905, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ophelia Koonce,   b. abt. 1909, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alta R. Koonce,   b. abt. 1910, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alice L. Koonce,   b. 16 Nov 1912, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1926, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eliza Jane Koonce,   b. 1922, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1923, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. S.W. Koonce, Jr.
     7. L. Koonce,   b. abt. 1927, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Joyner N. Koonce,   b. abt. 1930, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F552  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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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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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Marriage Certificate: Whitman Koonce & Celia Midgett
    Marriage Certificate: Whitman Koonce & Celia Midgett

    Headstones
    Headstone: Samuel Whitman & Marybelle Koonce
    Headstone: Samuel Whitman & Marybelle Koonce
    Picture from Crockett Co. TNGenWeb site

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Grave Marker Inscription.
      has 10 Nov 1879 as birth date

    2. [S117] Grave Marker Inscription.

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

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

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