Posted By:Shelli Plummer
Subject:Re: Koonce, Hunt, Rainey connections - TEXAS, MS
Post Date:June 22, 2003 at 16:05:05
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Forum:Koonce Family Genealogy Forum
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My grandmother was Yelma Eileen Koonce. She lived in Mississippi. She married a Gene Ross and had a son named Laney Ross. She then married Curtis Marvin Tisdale and had a daughter named Patricia Faye Tisdale. After this, it all gets a bit confusing, but she remarried somewhere along the way and had two sons, Danny and Steve (last name believed to be McLemore. Yelma Eileen Koonce went by Eileen and had a stepfather named Henry Lane. Henry Lane served as mayor of Hattiesburg, MS at one time. It is rumored that she married a Rainey at some point in time, but we don't know when or to whom she was married. I hear the Tisdales, Raineys, Andersons, and Bryants of Mississippi intermarried a lot. So, I would think there would be some connection with her and this Koonce line. Please reply with any information you think might be helpful.