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James Koonce

Male 1840 - unknown


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  • Born  Feb 1840  Jones County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  unknown 
    Person ID  I578  Main
    Last Modified  12 Aug 2008 

    Mother  Hannah,   b. approx. 1800,   d. unknown 
    Family ID  F366  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Susan Craff,   b. approx. 1840,   d. unknown 
    Married  1860  Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 6/7/08 - I am not sure if this family is the same James Koonce that I have for 1870 since Caroline's death certificate lists Isariah as her mother.
    Children 
     1. Charlotte Koonce,   b. approx. 1857, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
     2. Jane Koonce,   b. approx. 1862, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sept 1869
     3. Christopher Koonce,   b. approx. 1868, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown
    Last Modified  5 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F280  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Isariah Wood,   b. 3 Mar 1847, Jones County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1919 , Dover, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  approx. 1870 
    Notes 
    • Family is not sure that James Koonce was the birth father of Fannie & Caroline. [2]
    Children 
    >1. Caroline Koonce,   b. Jan 1851, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1928, Dover, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Fannie Koonce,   b. Feb 1857, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1947, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F225  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1870 Census: James & Susan Koonce
    1870 Census: James & Susan Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 24 Jul 1870
    Page: 14
    Location: Township 4, Craven County, North Carolina

    #105
    1. James - age 30
    2. Susan - age 40
    3. Jane - age 8
    4. Christopher - age 2

    #106
    1. Koonce, Hannah - age 70

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    1880 Census: James & Mariah Koonce
    1880 Census: James & Mariah Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 15 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 44
    Page: 30
    Location: Township 9, Craven County, North Carolina

    #319
    1. James Koonce - Head (age 43)
    2. Mariah - wife (age 45)
    3. Caroline - daughter (age 20)
    4. Charlotte - daughter (age 23)

    Note: I believe "Mariah" to be "Isariah"

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    1900 Census: James & Isariah Koonce
    1900 Census: James & Isariah Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 20 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 45
    Sheet: 17B
    Location: Cove, Craven County, North Carolina

    #320 - Entire family is listed in online census records (Ancestry.com) as having the last name of Homer.

    1. James Koonce - Head - (age 60), born Feb 1840, married 30 years
    2. Mariah (looks like Isaniah?) Koonce - wife (age 60), born Oct 1839, married 30 years, mother of 6 kids with 5 still alive
    3. Barfield Koonce - grandson (age 14), born Mar 1886
    4. Berr Koonce - grandson (age 12), born Aug 1887
    5. James - grandson (age 10), born Oct 1899

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    1910 Census: James & Isariah Koonce
    1910 Census: James & Isariah Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 15 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 17
    Sheet: 1B & 2A
    Location: Ft. Barnwell, Craven County, North Carolina

    #19
    1. James - Head (age 75)
    2. Mariah - wife (age hard to read) - mother of 3 children, 2 3. remaining living
    3. Jones, Brock(?) - boarder, age 19

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  • Notes  Born:
    • birth county given in daughter Caroline's death certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Somebody Knows My Name, Barnetta McGhee White, (Iberian Publishing) (Reliability: 3), 2/21/2006.
      "James Koonce and wife Susan Craff married in 1860 in Craven County."
      According to the 1870 census, there is only one black James Koonce in Craven County and he is married to a Susan.

    2. [S264] Edwards Family Notes. Compiled by Mary Edwards Koonce. Digital scan in possession of author. Contributed by M. Kinsey. 28 Nov 2010.