Copy of found at Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston,North Carolina - Vertical File # Koonce 11820
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to copy but it can be read. On the front cover is written "Rachrichten aus der Bruder-Gemeine. 1845. Junstes Hest" From my Bible which is Dutch
Johan Cunys was a Palatine and come to America A. D. 1710 and was killed in battle by Tuskaraurs Indians at Core Creek on September 23rd A. D. 1711. Age 36 years.
George Koonce the soul surviving child of Johan Koonce died on Jany. The 28th A. D. 1778 age 73 yrs and 9 mos. And 24 days.
Captain Michal Koonce the son of George Koonce, Senr. Died on August the 4th 1782 at an age of 52 yrs 1 mos and 29 days.
Rev. Elijah Koonce son of Captn Michael Koonce and wife Eliza was borned August 8th 1780 A. D. and died on December the 2nd in the year of Our Lord Jesus 1840.
And these are all the generations of the faters of James Wiley's Benjamin Koonce as are known about to him he being the youngest child of Rev. Elijah Koonce and wife Temperance Blackshear.
I was borned on March the 5th 1814 at Trenton, NC
Your affectionate father, Willie Koonce
I located this on UWGenweb site.
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