I am your Mothers cousin... I am Bud's (Maurice Favor Koonce) daughter. He was your Grandma Jenny's brother.
Here is the information on the family
Great Grandfather -Favor Koonce B: 02 Apr 1887 - Henderson Co., KY USA D: 28 Feb 1956 Duquian, Ill. USA
Favor Koonce's father was Owen Thomas Koonce
your G-G- Grandfather B: 28 Jul 1848 Murphreesboro, Rutherford, TN, USA D: 12 Feb 1931 Hot Springs, Garland, AR, USA
Married Martha Ann Gibson. (I have information on this line)
Owen Thomas Koonce's father was Owen L Koonce
your G-G-G- Grandfather B: 29 Dec 1819 Tennessee (Rutherford or Wilson CO.) D: 11 Nov 1907 Corydon, Henderson Co., Ky.
Married: Arrena (Irena) Sims 11 Jun 1841 Rutherford Co., Tenn.
(Arrena Sims: B: 05 Sep 1813 Poss. VA, Tenn. , or N.C. D: 30 Apr 1889 Henderson Co., Kentucky (Arrena Sims comes from a family that served in the Revolutionary Army and can be traced back to England to a family connected to the Royal Family of England.)
(They had 10 Children)
Owen L. Koonce was the son of: Wendel M Koonce
B: Abt. 1798 in Tennessee (Sumner Co., Davidson Co., Or Wilson, or Rutherford CO.) D: Bef. 24 Sep 1857 (He may have died on a trip to Arkansas to look for Silver) Wendel would be your G-G-G-G- GrandFather.
Married: Nancy Wood (I just made this connection) In Tennessee.
Nancy (Wife of Wendel) B: Abt 1806 Virginia Death Date: Abt Jan 20 1866. Wilson Co. Tennessee.
Wendel M Koonce - son of your Grandfather
To the 5th Great - Jesse L. Koonce (this is our weekest link. Still looking to confirm)
B: Abt 1762 Onslow County, NC D: about 1814 (Possibly Rutherford Co., ) Tenn.
Jesse Married Somebody or several somebodies none confirmed but Susannah Small is almost certianly not his wife) (She was married to a relative of his. a Jarmen)(Jesse had several Children that Wendel is associated with more research must be done to straighten this Link)
(Jesse had at least 8 children)
Jesse Koonce was the son of Tobias Koonce. He would be your grandfather to 6th Great. Tobias
Koonce was Born: 1738 in NC He died abt. 27 Sep 1771. Onslow Co. NC. was your 7th Great grandfather.
He married Ann Gibson (Who may have been related to Martha Ann Gibson that Married Owen Thomas Koonce many years later in Kentucky)
Ann Gibson was born in Perquimans, NC, USA, D: Unknown but I believe around 1790 - 1795. (She remarried to a William Lipsey Aft. 1772 Jones Co., or Onslow Co., North Carolina)
(Tobias and Ann had 5 Children)
Tobias Koonce was the son of George Koonce B:28 Apr 1704 (8th)who was the son of Johann Koonce (Cunys)B: 20 Jul 1675 .(Your 9th Great Grandfather) Who came to America in 1709.
John Koonce would have been your Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather.
I have more information and would be glad to share it.
Joan Marcel Koonce Cartales Ehrlich. mommabear55@Yahoo.com