Solomon Koonce, my ancestor left North Carolina before the Civil War in the 1800's.
He moved to Haywood County, TN and later to Crockett County, TN. He lived to be 101yrs, fathered 10 children by 2 wives. Supposely had a brother named Ned. Every 2 years, we have a Koonce Family reunion in Maury City, TN.