Thanks for answering my query. Most of my informatio has come from the Jones county census, census, and abstracts of Jones county, I have also found information on the internet.
There is a lot of conflicting information out there. I think that because of multiple names in a family, people doing research tend to get them mixed up. I never knew my koonce family.
So any help from any source is greatly appreciated. I'm not to good on the E-mail stuff yet either. But I am trying to learn mostly by trial and error! This is the way my linage goes.
1. Mary Eva Riggs,daughter of 2. Mary Irene Jarman,Daughter of 3. Mary Catherine Humphrey, daughter of 4. Edgar Franflin Humphrey,Son of 5 Leah Koonce, daughter of 6. Amos Koonce son of 7.Elijah Koonce, son of 8. Michael Koonce
son of 9 George Koonce son of 10. Jonthan Koonce.
I am looking for the name of Amos Koonce 's wife. She was already dead by 1850 censes. I am looking for the name of all of Elijah Koonce wives and children. The Jones county Heritage history states his son died in the civil war. I found property bequeath to Amos, Wiley, Elizabeth And Elijah. Elisah Blackshear will names a Nancy Koonce as a granddaughter, But who is her mother.
The IGI records of the Church of Jesus Christ list Rebecca and Temperance as wives of Elijah. I also found at least two more wives listed on the internet. I would like to know if Elijah had other children. There is some indication that he had a son by the name of Emanuel but so far I have not found any thing to make the connection. There is a lot of Amos Koonce's about the same age and several Emanuel Koonces.
Short of Family records I don't think I can do much more research on this Family. It sounds like we are distance cousins on the same direct line, You through Wiley and me through Leah. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. I Live in Texas so it makes it hard to get with family. I would be interested in keeping in touch with you if you are interested. Thank you.
to verify this.