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Bessie Koonce

Female 1898 - 1937


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  • Born  1 Sept 1898  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  09 Jul 1937  Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: interstitial nephritis 
    Buried  11 Jul 1937  Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I1781  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  4 Nov 2009 

    Father  Augustus Koonce,   b. 1863, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1928, Maury City, Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate: Gus Koonce & Tildy Jelks
    Marriage Certificate: Gus Koonce & Tildy Jelks
    Family ID  F565  Group Sheet

    Family  Leslie Jennings 
    Last Modified  4 Nov 2009 
    Family ID  F732  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    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

    Link to full image.
    Death Certificate: Bessie (Koonce) Jennings
    Death Certificate: Bessie (Koonce) Jennings
    Father: Gus Koonce
    Mother: Tildy Jelks
    Spouse: Leslie Jennings

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] Smith, Jonathan Kennon. Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Crockett County, Tennessee. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997.
      Tombstone has 1901.

    2. [S140] Death Certificate.

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