I am looking for any info on the following Koonce Family who lived in Hamilton/Gallatin/White/Richland/Jackson County:
Robert J Koonce Born in Tennessee 1835-and died in 1914 in Granada Prowers County Colorado. & (Wife) Mary Cunningham. Koonce Born 1844 in Illinois - Died after 1910 in Granada, Prowers County Colorado. They had 2 adopted-sons (no natural children, listed as nephews in the 1900 CO. Census, but I would like to know who their parents are )
Roscoe Ingram Cunningham Koonce (Went by Ingram in the 1900 Colorado Census)
Birth 1 MAR 1889 • Centralia, Illinois
Death 10 MAR 1958 • Los Angeles, California
Dwight Ingram Koonce
Birth 22 FEB 1891 • Prowers, Colorado
Death 1957 • California
(This is Robert J. Koonce's Mother)
Mary Coonts Koonce Born 1814-Died after 1880. I do not know her maiden name, but she married Elijah Coonts Koonce abt 1834, and he died before 1860. ( he was born about 1792) She remarried a John Bruce in 1865, in White county. I have confirmed this is her through her daughter Rebecca's pension file. She also shows up in 1882, living in Marion Indiana with or around her son Robert J Koonce.
(Rebecca is the sister of Robert J Koonce and the daughter of Elijah & Mary Coonts Koonce)
Robert F. Yates 1845-1883 (Illinois) & Rebecca *OBR Koonce ( born abt 1840 - died after 1880, haven't found her yet). Lynch Yates
*Not sure what the OBR stands for, but it is listed that way in the pension file for Rebecca's first Husband named Bryant Lynch who died while serving in the Civil War . If anyone knows or has a clue what it means? At some point in the Pension file, she is listed as Rebecca O. Koonce, so I wondered if the BR is just a filing system for records, like the first 2 letters of her first husband's name who died in the war(?) but I am not sure....
Martha Lynch Henley Born 1862-????Married and divorced G.A. Henley and was the Daugher of Bryant Lynch (first Husband) and Rebecca OBR Koonce. Lynch (Yates)
Robert Yates (2nd Husband) and Rebecca had at least 2 children:
James Frank Yates
Birth MARCH 1867 • Illinois
Death 11 JUL 1924 • East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois
Mary Emma J Yates
Birth ABT 1869 • Illinois
Marion H Bolerjack ( Marion remarried and moved to Missouri Divorced mary in 1865) & ( this Mary is Robert J Koonce's sister and daughter of the Mother named Mary Koonce) Mary L Koonce Bolerjack (Mary Possibly remarried after 1865), I have seen a Mary Huffstutler, that resembles my Mary Koonce on Find a Grave, it is possible it may be her .
Born : 1850
Death: Sep. 17, 1922
Mary's obituary states that she was born in 1850 in Hamilton County, Illinois, the daughter of Elijah and Sarah Koonts, she married John Huffstutler in 1892, and leaves two stepchildren, Thomas H. Huffstutler of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Henry Blesh of Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Her death certificate provides no info on her parents. The 1900 thru 1920 censuses list the birth place of both her parents as Tennessee. On the 1900 and 1910 censuses, she is listed as having had two children and none living.
( this is the brother of Robert J Koonce )
Jasper Newton Koonce or Coonce
Birth ABT 1842 • TN, United States
Death AFTER 1882 • McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States. Last listed in the 1880 Hamilton county Illinois census, all of his children migrated to Granada, Prowers county, Colorado with Uncle Robert.
Margaret Ann HILL 1852–1939
Amanda Jane KOONCE 1872–1913
Mary Minnie Catharine KOONCE 1874–1901
Martha KOONCE 1877–
Otis Newton KOONCE 1881–1931
Any info would be helpful, this has been my Brick wall.
Thank you So much in advance,
Mary Koonce Francis