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Barfield Koonce[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1886 - 1953


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  • Born  15 March 1886  Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 April 1953  New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agency: Good Shep (?) Hospital 
    Cause: Fell on stone steps and struck back - cervicle spine fracture 
    Buried  Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I26  Main
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2014 

    Mother  Caroline Koonce,   b. Jan 1851, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1928, Dover, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F695  Group Sheet

    Family  Josephine Holloway,   b. 10 June 1884, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 April 1973, Dover, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1903  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • one child died before 1910 (according to 1910 census)

    Married:
    • -they had a total of eleven children. Three preceded her in death.
    Children 
     1. Hampton William Koonce,   b. approx. 1907, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1928, Woodington, Lenoir County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mamie Jane Koonce,   b. 8 February 1908, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1940
    >3. Floyd James Koonce,   b. 20 Feb 1910, Winter Green, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1982, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Cleo Koonce,   b. 12 Jan 1914, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1967, Fort Barnwell, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Hazel Estella Koonce,   b. 25 August 1914, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Febrary 2009, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Mary "Callonia" Koonce,   b. 20 February 1918, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 March 2002
    >7. Harvey "Lamb" Koonce, Sr.,   b. 29 Mar 1920, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sept 1982, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Clarence Horten Koonce,   b. 10 September 1922, Fort Barnwell, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1988, Dover, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Leslie Ward Koonce,   b. 15 March 1917, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 June 2009, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. William Junior Koonce, Sr.,   b. 20 July 1929, Falling Creek, Lenoir County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 January 1976, Bronx, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. H.O. Koonce
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1900 Census: James & Isariah Koonce
    1900 Census: James & Isariah Koonce
    Enumeration Date: 20 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 45
    Sheet: 17B
    Location: Cove, Craven County, North Carolina

    #320 - Entire family is listed in online census records (Ancestry.com) as having the last name of Homer.

    1. James Koonce - Head - (age 60), born Feb 1840, married 30 years
    2. Mariah (looks like Isaniah?) Koonce - wife (age 60), born Oct 1839, married 30 years, mother of 6 kids with 5 still alive
    3. Barfield Koonce - grandson (age 14), born Mar 1886
    4. Berr Koonce - grandson (age 12), born Aug 1887
    5. James - grandson (age 10), born Oct 1899

    Link to full image.
    1910 Census Records
    1910 Census Records
    Enumeration Date: 28 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 16
    Sheet: 8B
    Location: Cove, Craven County, NC

    Family #129
    Barfield Koonce - Head (age 24)
    Josephine - Wife (age 21)
    Hampton W (?) - son (age 3) -- is the same "H" listed on 1920 census, but name is different.
    Minnie J (?) - daugher (age 2) -- same as girl "M" in 1920 census, but name is different?
    Flora - daughter - age 3 months.

    Home: Township 3, Craven, NC
    1920 Census Records
    1920 Census Records
    Barfield - Head (age 32) - this is a discrepancy
    Josephine - wife (age 31)- discrepancy in age
    Harvey W? - son (age 14)
    daughter, (name starts with an M), age 11
    Floyd - son (age 10)
    Leslie - son (age 7)
    Hazel - daughter (age 6)

    Home: Township 3, Craven, North Carolina
    1930 Census Records
    1930 Census Records
    Barfield - Lodger (age 45). Living with Sidney Hill and family. Listed as Married.

    Industry is Log Woods.
    Home: Township 3, Craven, North Carolina

    Headstones
    Barfield Koonce headstone
    Barfield Koonce headstone

    Histories
    WWI Draft Registration Card
    WWI Draft Registration Card
    Dated: June 5, 1917
    Age: 29
    Residence: Fort Barnwell, NC
    Birth date: March 15, 1888
    Born: Fort Barnwell, NC
    Occupation: Farming in Fort Barnwell, NC
    Married
    No previous military experience
    Tall & slender build
    Black hair, black eyes
    Death Certificate - Barfield Koonce
    Death Certificate - Barfield Koonce

  • Notes 
    • Per conversation with Hazel on 2/13 - Barfield had a brother named Richard and a brother named Barry (sp?).
    • Per conversation with Clyde 4/26/06 - Barfield had three sisters - Agnes and two sisters that were younger than he.
    • Per conversation with Mary on 9/21/06 - Barfield was a short man.
    • Son Cleo's death certificate has his name as William B. Koonce

    Born:
    • birth date as written in 1900 census.
    • Birth date is 1884 on tombstone.

    Died:
    • Death certificate has January 10, 1895 as birthday, but this conflicts with infor from 1900 census. As there is no other Barfield Koonce in the 1900 census and I know from Aunt Hazel that Barfield had a brother named Barry (sp?) I believe the Barfield I have for 1900 is indeed him - so birthday would be around 1886. Need to research further.
    • Accident occured on April 6th.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate.
      Death Certificate for Barfield Koonce, 10 April 1953, Certificate #60, Craven County, North Carolina. County Register of Deeds, New Bern, North Carolina. Copy in possession of Taneya Koonce.

    2. [S52] 1930 NC Census: Craven County (Twp 3), 30 Jul 2006.

    3. [S17] WW1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, (Ancestry).

    4. [S51] 1920 NC Census: Craven County (Twp 3).

    5. [S332] FamilySearch Family Tree.
      https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L8TY-3XP

    6. [S3] North Carolina Death Collection 1908-2004. Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com), 30 Jul 2006.

    7. [S8] Mitchell Cemetery , (Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S183] Craven County Marriage Registers Index, (New Bern-Craven Public Library), http://is.gd/sXl..
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