Captain John Quince Koonce Jr

17 November 1754–28 March 1808 (Age 53)
Craven, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John Quince

When Captain John Quince Koonce Jr was born on 17 November 1754, in Craven, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, John Quince Koonce Sr., was 27 and his mother, Catherine Catron McQuillen, was 24. He married Elizabeth Noe Baker about 1777, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1790 and Jones, North Carolina, United States in 1800. He died on 28 March 1808, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Captain John Quince Koonce Jr
Elizabeth Noe Baker
Marriage: about 1777
Richard Koonce
John Koonce Sr.
John Quince Koonce III
Margaret Coontz
James H. Koonce
Retus Koonce
George Koonce
E Retus Koonce
George Koonce
Redding Koonce
John Koonce
Wright Koonce
Argent Koonce
Areena Koonce
Henry Koonce
William Koonce

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  • Marriage
    about 1777North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1767 · Tryon Palace
    Age 13
    Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
    Age 22
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 25
    The county was formed in 1779 from the southwestern part of Craven County. It was named for Willie Jones,[3] a planter, slaveholder, Revolutionary leader and president of the North Carolina Committee of Safety during the war. He opposed state ratification of the United States Constitution. The rural Low Country county was originally developed for plantations, which were dependent on the labor of enslaved African Americans.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Kuntz or Kuhns .Americanized form of Dutch Koens, a patronymic from Koen .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    John Koonce Sr

    !NOTE: The father of John Koonce, Sr., is not known. Since he was born inVirginia, and since his age is near the age of Margaret Koonce, born in Virginia, he is listed as her brother. This idea is …

    Sources (7)

    • John Koonce Jr, "United States Census, 1800"
    • John Coonse, "United States Census, 1790"
    • Koonce Land Records

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