Koonce Family Genealogy Forum
I have just this weekend started tracing my family roots. I have some additions to make to your tree and some information that may or may not be confirmable. In your information I found the name Amander Koonce; according to my dad this was his great grandfather. If so, here is information to add to the list. My dad's father was Murrow Melton Koonce (son of Phillip, grandson of Amander). He married Emily Priscilla George (b. Nov. 1894,Fullerton, La., d. June 1959)about 1914. They had a daugther, Lillian (b.April 3, 1916 around Leesville, La., d. abt March 1986) who married E.Curtis Bridges abt 1937; they had one son, John Jethrun, b. abt 1944 who lives in Houston, Tx.
Next, Phillip and Martha had a son (my dad)William Edward, b. Jan. 14,1921. Edward married Mablene Skinner May 14, 1945. They had 4 daughters, Barbara Ann,b. July 21, 1946,Melba Wenelle, b. Jan. 1, 1949 (d.June 23,1990), Gyrene Lanette, b. Sept. 27, 1950, and Sheri Lynne, b. June 26, 1960.
Lastly, Phillip and Martha had another son, John Jethrun, b. August 26, 1923 (d.1998 in Justin, Tx), had one daughter, Carol who lives in Justin, TX.
One thing my dad told me which I didn't see in your list was that Phillip and Martha raised as their son, a boy named Simeon. He wasn't their son, but was blood-kin. Also, he only mentioned Aunt Dora, Uncle Odis, Aunt Evie and Uncle Simeon and another Aunt whose name he couldn't remember but said she moved to West Texas (this would evidently be either Eunice or Neeley or Leona). So I don't know about the other two women mentioned. Interested in finding out, though. Also, my dad thought Amander came over from Germany to Monroe, La. This doesn't appear to be the case from your history. Thats interesting to me. Hope this info is helpful and I appreciate the information posted--this makes me more hopeful.