KOONCE – George & Alice Pension Request

Old slave darkies a Pension and if such is facts why then we hope that we are in time to meet the benefits of such. 
Yours respectfully, 
Geo. Jones junior & Annie Koonce
P.O. Tuckahoe
Jones Co. NC
Received Jan 4, 1898

Source: Correspondence and Case Files of the Bureau of Pensions Pertaining to the Ex-Slave Pension Movement, 1892-1922. Microfilm M2110, 1 roll. Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.


Pre-1914 Cemetery Transcriptions

In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the workers of the Works Progress Administration (now called the Works Projects Administration) set out to record burial information for cemeteries across the state.  These records have now been added online by the NC State Archives and State Library of NC.

The survey includes listings for the following cemeteries.  Do keep in mind that there may be errors and/or mistakes, but the value of these records is immense.

  • Adams Cemetery (pg. 5)
  • Banks Cemetery (two of them – pgs. 6 & 7)
  • Bender Cemetery — pg. 8
  • Brown Cemetery (pg. 9 – African-American)
  • Civils & Gray Cemetery (pg. 35)
  • Cumbo Cemetery (pg. 36)
  • Dillahunt Cemetery (pg. 37)
  • Duval Cemetery (pg. 10)
  • Friendship Cemetery (pg. 38)
  • Forbes Cemetery (pg. 11)
  • Foscue Cemetery (two of them, pgs. 12 & 13)
  • Foy Cemetery (pg. 14)
  • Foy Cemetery (pg. 15 – African-American)
  • Gilbert Cemetery (pg. 40)
  • Green’s Cemetery (pg. 41)
  • Harriett Cemetery (pg. 16)
  • Harrison Cemetery (pg. 42)
  • Howard Cemetery (pg. 17)
  • Huggins Cemetery (pg. 43)
  • Koonce Cemetery (pg. 44)
  • Maysville Cemetery (pg. 4)
  • McDaniel’s Cemetery (pgs. 45 & 46)
  • Melton Cemetery (pg. 18)
  • Moore Cemetery (pg. 47)
  • Oak Grove Cemetery (pg. 21)
  • Oliver Cemetery (two of them, pgs. 22 & 23)
  • Piney Grove Cemetery (pg. 25)
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery (pg. 2)
  • Pollock Cemetery (pgs. 48 & 49)
  • Pollocksville Cemetery (pg. 26)
  • Scott Cemetery (pg. 50)
  • Simmons Cemetery (pg. 31 & 32)
  • Smith Cemetery (pg. 51)
  • Taylor Cemetery (pg. 33)
  • Taylor’s Cemetery (pg. 52)
  • Trenton Cemetery (pg. 53 & 58)
  • White Cemetery (pg. 34)

 

You can find the Jones County files here. To view more from across the state, click here.


Philyaw Cemetery (aka Jones Cemetery)

Philyaw Cemetery (as listed on numerous death certificates), is now called the “Jones Family Cemetery”.  It is located on NC Highway 41 in Comfort, NC; Behind brick house with circle drive; Three giant oak in midst of cemetery.

Surveyed by Brenda Craft Hardy and Lynda Lewis Frisch – June 2011

Bishop, Barney W.
b. Sep., 1827 d. Mar., 1914

Bishop, Susan Packer Jones
b. Dec., 1829 d. 1900

Cottle, Preston
b. May 31, 1922 d. Jul. 25, 1999

Ellis, Margaret Cottle Phillips
b. May 22, 1927 d. Jan. 21, 1988

George, Mariah Louise Hatch
b. Mar. 25, 1863 d. Apr. 22, 1946

George, Mary Elizabeth Jones
b. Sep. 12, 1902 d. Dec. 3, 1949

George, Richard Louis
b. Aug. 22, 1889 d. Jun. 26, 1959

George, William Council
b. Oct. 20, 1838 d. Mar. 17, 1919

Hill, Jimmie Bryant
b. Oct. 17, 1902 d. Jan. 30,

Hill, Joseph William
b. Aug. 3, 1923 d. Jun. 23, 1990

Hill, Leona Noble
b. Oct. 29, 1895 d. Feb. 10, 1965

Hill, Manly Gray
b. Jan. 4, 1927 d. Jan. 4, 1927

Jarman, Jobe
b. Feb. 9, 1866 d. Nov. 23, 1935

Jenkins, Clarence Ray
b. Jun. 7, 1951 d. Jul. 7, 1996

Jenkins, Emaline Philyaw
b. Jun. 29, 1914 d. Jan. 7, 2005

Jenkins, Flora Bell Philyaw
b. Mar. 8, 1912 d. Aug. 20, 2001

Jenkins, Infant Daughter
b. May 5, 1947 d. May 5, 1947

Jenkins, Johnie Ruth Philyaw
b. Oct. 20, 1909 d. Mar. 28, 1930

Jenkins, Lillian Mae Craft
b. May 24, 1922 d. May 18, 1990

Jenkins, Rachel Susan “Sudie” Meadows
b. Aug. 24, 1892 d. Feb. 4, 1937

Jenkins, Ralph
b. Nov. 14, 1911 d. Oct. 31, 1994

Jenkins, Wilbur Perry
b. Mar. 1, 1907 d. Jan. 19, 1955

Jenkins, William Clem, Jr
b. Jan. 23, 1914 d. Sep. 4, 1988

Jenkins, William Clem, Sr
b. May 5, 1880 d. Nov. 6, 1955

Jones, Charles “Charlie”
b. Aug. 7, 1862 d. Apr. 8, 1954

Jones, Charles Cecil “Charlie”
b. Jan. 13, 1934 d. Nov. 16, 1936

Jones, Claude
b. Jun. 29, 1907 d. Sep. 29, 1984

Jones, Florence Mabel Chase
b. Feb. 8, 1905 d. Dec. 26, 1985

Jones, George Ace
b. Jan., 1872 d. Jan. 21, 1937

Jones, George Henry
b. Oct. 13, 1913 d. Oct. 4, 1921

Jones, George Robert
b. Apr. 7, 1860 d. May 30, 1938

Jones, Jesse
b. 1820 d. 1867

Jones, Jimmie Lee
b. Sep. 12, 1944 d. Mar. 25, 2009

Jones, Margaret “Margie” Chase
b. Aug. 4, 1884 d. Jul. 18, 1968

Jones, Mittie Ida
b. Apr. 29, 1871 d. May 20, 1934

Jones, Virginia Mae Walters
b. Jul. 6, 1876 d. Sep. 15, 1957

Killingsworth, Albert Robert
b. Oct. 15, 1873 d. Sep. 2, 1944

Killingsworth, Lucy Philyaw
b. Jan. 23, 1885 d. Jul. 3, 1963

King, Ernest Edward
b. Oct. 23, 1939 d. Jun. 22, 1940

King, Horace Edward
b. Apr. 4, 1910 d. Dec. 25, 1978

King, Macie Florence Jones
b. Dec. 24, 1919 d. Mar. 16, 2006

King, Raymond
b. Dec. 31, 1940 d. Oct. 14, 2010

King, Russell Rodgers
b. Jun. 6, 1936 d. Aug. 2, 1942

King, Yoncarrel
b. Sep. 30, 1937 d. Aug. 16, 1940

Marshburn, Bettie Noble
b. Dec. 12, 1886 d. Oct. 11, 1951

Noble, Joseph H. “Joe”
b. Feb. 8, 1854 d. Feb. 10, 1922

Noble, Lizzie Battle
b. Mar. 2, 1865 d. Sep. 18, 1937

Nobles, Elsie Philyaw
b. Aug. 24, 1903 d. Jun. 28, 1988

Nobles, Faison Paul
b. Aug. 25, 1897 d. Aug. 9, 1982

Nobles, Luby Hall
b. Sep. 29, 1893 d. Nov. 2, 1975

Philyaw, Audie Ellen Coombs
b. Jan. 23, 1881 d. Nov. 20, 1968

Philyaw, Carrie Harrison
b. Oct. 23, 1885 d. Apr. 20, 1961

Philyaw, Cecil L.
b. Jun. 21, 1915 d. Apr. 2, 1916

Philyaw, Edna Ivees Nobles
b. Jun. 25, 1924 d. Jul. 7, 2008

Philyaw, Frances Lucille Hill
b. Jun., 1926 d. Jan. 19, 1990

Philyaw, George Robert
b. Oct. 20, 1887 d. Feb. 7, 1968

Philyaw, Harper William
b. Nov. 18, 1922 d. Mar. 17, 2000

Philyaw, Haywood B.
b. Nov. 18, 1922 d. Feb. 14, 1962

Philyaw, Leroy
b. Nov. 6, 1917 d. Jun. 28, 1997

Philyaw, Luther
b. Nov. 25, 1881 d. Nov. 14, 1958

Philyaw, Mabel
b. Jun. 25, 1916 d. Feb. 22, 1936

Philyaw, Mable B.
b. Oct. 28, 1910 d. Nov. 13, 1910

Philyaw, Macie Marie
b. Oct. 24, 1921 d. Dec. 24, 1954

Philyaw, Martha Murphy-Graves
b. Jan. 26, 1932 d. Mar. 6, 2011

Philyaw, Mary Elizabeth Jones
b. Jun. 17, 1849 d. Oct. 20, 1901

Philyaw, Minerva Alice Huffman
b. Jun. 14, 1883 d. Feb. 25, 1950

Philyaw, Rena A. Coombs
b. Aug. 18, 1888 d. Dec. 24, 1954

Philyaw, Walter Wilson
b. Feb. 24, 1882 d. Dec. 24, 1958

Philyaw, Zachariah Wilson “Zackie”
b. Aug. 17, 1859 d. May 4, 1946

Southerland, William Henry
b. Mar. 13, 1841 d. Jun. 10, 1916

Walker, Donald Ray
b. Dec. 15, 1934 d. Aug. 1, 1940

Walters, Claudius M.
b. Dec. 7, 1870 d. May 22, 1950

Winsette, Joseph Haneby
b. Oct. 4, 1912 d. Nov. 3, 1916

Winsette, Peter Calvin “Pete”
b. Jun. 21, 1871 d. Dec. 27, 1945


Shivar Cemetery

Survey completed December 2011 by  Lynda Lewis Frisch & Brenda Craft Hardy.

Name
Birth
Death
BANKS, Cyrus Thompson19 Feb 190511 Mar 1905
BANKS, Joseph Kinsey “Joe”29 Mar 188416 Nov 1957
DIXON, Phillip Kuder6 Sep 19393 Sep 1998
DIXON, Shirley Kindall Shivar27 Dec 193927 Jun 2010
FIELDS, Marie Shivar30 Mar 19461 Oct 2004
HARDISON, Sarah200614 Jul 2006
JARMAN, Dorothy Dean18 Jul 191711 Jul 1938
JARMAN, Furney20 Sep 189715 Oct 1943
JARMAN, (infant son)8 Feb 19608 Feb 1860
SHIVAR Jr., Corace Evans15 Oct 195715 Oct 1957
SHIVAR Sr., Corace Evans17 Aug 19361 Feb 2002
SHIVAR Sr., Edward Earl3 Sep 19268 Nov 1965
SHIVAR, Nettie Mae Hill1 Jan 18966 Oct 1946
SHIVAR, Sarah Frances “Sallie” Howard24 Apr 192410 Apr 2001
SHIVAR, Walter Hardy10 May 19246 Oct 1955
SHIVAR, Wayland Evans11 Aug 192113 Dec 1922
SHIVAR Jr., Wayland Evans20 Nov 18845 Apr 1944
SHIVAR Sr., William Evans24 Dec 18231 Aug 1884
SHIVAR, William Ward22 Aug 19131 Mar 1957
WEHRHAHN, Nettie Mae Shivar25 Jun 194223 Sep 2003
WEHRHAHN Jr., Thomas Edison1 Apr 19681 Apr 1968
WEHRHAHN, Thomas Edison8 Mar 19361 Jun 2004

Slave Names Mentioned in Jones County Wills

Thanks to the work of a volunteer contributor, we now have on the site a list of slave names mentioned in Jones County wills from 1778-1868.   The wills were abstracted by Zae Hargett Gwynn and published in 1998 in what is now a very important reference work for Jones County researchers.

The list has been added to our African-American Resources page and you can view it directly here.


New Cemetery Link: Banks Cemetery

Thanks to fellow researcher Richard Phillips for sharing cemetery photos he took on a recent trip through Jones County.  Near 10 Mile Fork Rd and Ben Banks Rd he saw tombstones in the distance and decided to take a look.   I’ve added a link to his blog post from the Cemeteries page.   You can read more here.


Graveyard of Capt. Michael Koonce

Yours truly researchers the Koonce families of Jones and surrounding counties.  Many Koonce researchers are either descended from or are interested in, Capt. Michael Koonce and his family.

Researcher & Koonce descendant, Claude Thomas Hardison Jr. recently visited the area for the 300th Celebration in Craven County and sought out the gravesite of the family.

cluster of trees hiding the tombstones

Forging through thick overgrowth, Claude did indeed get to take photos of some of the tombstones that were there. Though he didn’t find one for Capt. Koonce or his son, he did capture photos of four tombstones: those of  brother & sister, Susan Hargett & James Reynolds Hargett and their spouses — Amos Simmons Koonce and Susan Koonce respectively.   Amos was a grandson of the Captain via son Michael Jr. and I’m not quite sure yet who Susan’s parents were.

The tombstones have been added as a cemetery on the site and can be seen from here.


John Martin Franck Cemetery Added

Thanks to researcher and blogger Judith E. Bush, we now have online cemetery photos and transcriptions for some of the tombstones on the John Martin Franck homestead.   Judith recently traveled to Jones County and took these photos while there.

The listing can be located by going to Cemeteries –> Franck Homestead Cemetery.

There are some beautiful headstones there – here is the headstone for John Martin Franck’s wife, Elizabeth  – a Koonce descendant, daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Koonce.  (and yes, I’m partial to Koonces :-))

Elizabeth (Koonce) Franck 1803-1857. Photo by Judith E. Bush


New Obituaries Added

Thanks to contributor Jeannette Corcoran we have a few new obits added to the site.  The new listings are here.


Directory Information

New page added w/ links to directories available online for free! So far, the time span covers 1903-1916, but I’ll remain on the lookout for additional content to add.  You can find the page here.