OurFamily HistoryWebsite
taneya & kalonji's family history
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Bettie Ellen Brittain[1]

Female 1837 - 1920


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Born  06 Jan 1837  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  06 Apr 1920  Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: paralytic stroke 
    Person ID  I790  Koonce 2
    Last Modified  6 Mar 2009 

    Father  Joseph Brittain, Sr. 
    Mother  Mary Ellen Smallman 
    Family ID  F271  Group Sheet

    Family  George Koonce,   b. 17 Apr 1818, Stubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1908, Halltown, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Charles Koonce,   b. 17 Oct 1860,   d. 03 Oct 1919, Bolivar, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Howard Koonce,   b. 17 Sep 1863, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1954, Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Estelle May "Peach" Koonce,   b. 27 Mar 1867,   d. 12 Jan 1942
    >4. Claude Jacob Koonce,   b. 28 Feb 1871,   d. 12 Mar 1943
     5. Maude Bettie Koonce,   b. 28 Feb 1871, Virginina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1872, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Harry Stafford Koonce,   b. 27 Apr 1874,   d. 04 May 1962, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Darrell Kenneth Koonce,   b. 20 Apr 1877,   d. 04 Mar 1967, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  26 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F265  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1860 Census: George & Emily (Brittain) Koonce
    1860 Census: George & Emily (Brittain) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 20 Sep 1860
    Page: 218
    Location: Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia (Note: Became West Virginia in 1863)

    #1544
    1. Koonce, George - age 42, Town Constable, Real Estate $5400, Personal Estate $1000
    2. Bettie E. - age 23
    3. George W. - age 20, clerk
    4. Imogene F. - age 18
    5. Mary E. - age 16
    6. Alice R. - age 9

    Link to full image.
    1870 Census: George & Bettie (Brittain) Koonce
    1870 Census: George & Bettie (Brittain) Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 17 Jun 1870
    Page: 22
    Location: Bolivar, Jefferson County, West Virginia

    #176
    1. Koonce, George - age 52, State Senator, Real Estate $3500, Personal Estate $1000, born in Ohio
    2. Bettie E. - age 31
    3. Emma - age 23, born in Illinois
    4. Alice R. - age 18, born in West Virginia
    5. Charles -age 9, born in West Virginia
    6. Howard - age 6, born in West Virginia
    7. Estella M. - age 3, born in West Virginia

    Note: those kids born in "West Virginia" were born when the area they lived in belonged to Virginia (pre 1863). Also, I'm not sure who this "Emma" is - age does not quite match any of the children.

    Link to full image.

    Headstones
    Headstone: Bettie (Brittain) Koonce
    Headstone: Bettie (Brittain) Koonce
    Picture from FindAGrave.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S60] FindAGrave .
      Find A Grave Memorial# 25517916

    2. [S58] Cosey, Ellen V.K. "Koonces of the Northeast." Koonce to Koonce Newsletter 1 (1994): 4-6.

    3. [S70] West Virginia Death Index, 1917-1958. http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx.