Amanda Jane Koonce

Female14 April 1844–2 December 1912

Brief Life History of Amanda Jane

When Amanda Jane Koonce was born on 14 April 1844, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, William R. Koonce, was 31 and her mother, Salena Faires Lena Roach, was 23. She married Charles Smoot Weems Paulk in 1865, in Cloverdale, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 11 Cloverdale, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 2 December 1912, in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Central Heights, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Smoot Weems Paulk
Amanda Jane Koonce
Marriage: 1865
Pamphelia Paulk
Margaret Emma Paulk
Jonathan William Paulk
George Franklin Paulk
Salina Annie Josephine Paulk
Edna Bell Paulk
Guy Johnson Paulk
Infant Daugther Paulk

Sources (7)

  • Amanda Polk in household of Charlis Polk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mrs. C S W Poulk, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Amanda Koouce in entry for George F Paulk, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1865Cloverdale, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 19

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 19

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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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