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William H. Koonce

William H. Koonce

Male 1879 - 1917

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  • Born  08 Jul 1879  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Apr 1917  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I1712  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2009 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Mary Jane Roberts,   b. 1860, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  abt. 1875 
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate: James Koonce & Jane Roberts
    Marriage Certificate: James Koonce & Jane Roberts
    Family ID  F549  Group Sheet

    Family  Lizzie Brasfield,   b. abt. 1884, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1914 
    Married  abt. 1901  [1
    Children 
    >1. Posie Koonce,   b. 27 Jun 1903, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1979, Gary, Lake County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lomie Koonce,   b. abt. 1905, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Inez Koonce,   b. abt. 1907, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Willie James Koonce,   b. Jun 1908, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1926, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Freddis Koonce,   b. abt. 1913, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lizzie Koonce,   b. 1914
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F554  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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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?

    Link to full image.
    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: 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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    Headstones
    Headstone: Willie H. Koonce
    Headstone: Willie H. Koonce
    Picture from Crockett Co. TNGenWeb site

  • Notes 
    • was one of the first deacons of Bishop Charles Mason, founder of the Church of God in Christ

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

    2. [S117] Grave Marker Inscription.

    3. [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. 342

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