Are you a Koonce researcher? Let me know and I’ll list your information here.  Let’s all stay connected! Click on each person’ s name to view their ancestral lineage.  Remember, when you go to the database, any text underlined in brown is a hyperlink.


  • Anderson, Jean – Jean is a granddaughter of James Courtney Koonce (1860-1952) of Nacodoches & Shelby counties in Texas.  James Courtney’s grandfather was Christopher C. Koonce (1778-1846) who migrated from Jones County, NC to Wilson County, TN then eventually to Louisiana.  Christopher was the uncle of Isaac mentioned below as Jennifer’s slaveowner. [email]
  • Campbell, Carrol – Carrol is researching the family of Tweedie Herbert Koonce (1890-1983) of Lauderdale County, TN and Mississippi County, Arkansas. Tweedie was the great-grandson of Phillip Koonce (1796-1861) & wife Margaret.  This Phillip was a grandson of George Koonce & Susannah “Letty” Franks.  [email]
  • Castleman, Janice M. – Janice is descended from Jesse Koonce of Onslow County, NC via his daughter Susan Catherine Koonce.   Several Koonce family members married into her family lineage.  [View Janice’s website]
  • Dew, Allen – Allen is a grandson of Madeline Koonce & John Cleveland Dew.  Madeline was descended from Daniel Koonce (abt. 1755 – 1821) and 2nd wife Winifred Ward of Craven & Onslow counties, NC.  I’ve not yet added Allen’s line to the database, but you may view his pedigree on Rootsweb.com or by visiting his website.
  • Hardison Jr. , Claude T. – Claude is a grandson of Addie Bertha (Koonce) Hardison.  Addie was the daughter of Richard H. Koonce & Eliza King of Jones County, NC and granddaughter of James Wiley Benjamin Koonce & Mary Hawkins. [Ancestry.com Profileemail]
  • Head, Johnny –  Johnny is descended from Philip K. Koonce and wife Eliza Nora Chandler.  Philip was from Quachita Parish, LA and migrated to Shelby County, Texas.  [facebook]
  • Koonce, John Paul – John, publisher of the Koonce Genealogical Society newsletters (1994-1997), is the grandson of James Monroe Koonce (1879-1962) & Agatha Emma Ayde of Ramsey county, Minnesota & Bond county, Illinois.  James Monroe Koonce was descended from Capt. John Koonce & Catron McQuillen of Jones County, NC.  The branch that John Paul Koonce descends from migrated to TN in 1800 then to IL in 1829 and to MN in 1900.  I do not have all of John Paul’s lineage added to the database yet.  [email]
  • Koonce, Nick – Nick, of Texas, is a descendant of the Lincoln County, Tennessee families.  Namely, he is a great-great grandson of Hickman Miller Koonce (1836-1910).  [email]
  • March, Christopher – Christopher’s earliest Koonce ancestor carrying the name was Leah Catherine Koonce Hughes (1874-1952).  Leah was the daughter of Council Bryant Koonce & Sally Ivey Freeman of Lenoir County, NC.  Council was the son of Emanuel Jarman Koonce (1806-1869) & Celia. [email]
  • Marshburn, Tom – Tom is a great-grandson of India Ann Christine Koonce (1848-1940)  & John Marshburn of Jones & Onslow counties in North Carolina.  India was the daughter of Emanuel Frederick Bryan Koonce & Susan E. Humphrey.  [email]