Do you think it's possible this KOON family are connected to the KUHN clan of Han Casper KUHN genealogy noted in the The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research?
Thank you, this is the best clue in a very long time for me. Quite plausible since George Sr and Johanna KOON's has a son named Lewis Levi KOON given the traditions of the era of passing names down.
Last year while on a genealogy hunt I was scouring in one of the basement courthouses in Tattnall Co., GA for something entirely different. Low and behold while reviewing a stack of Civil War Pension records I came across Lewis Levi KOON oldest brother to my Osborne Edward KOON...what a surprise. The pertinent information matches. Lewis Levi KOON: * born Jun 17, 1820, Richland Co., SC. * served in the Civil War - Company H, 7th Calvary Regiment, South Carolina with 2 of his brothers. I think the writing says, Calvarys Gury's Brigade. * served until the surrender at Appomattox Apr 09, 1865. * moved from Camden, SC with his children to Reidsville, Tattnall Co., GA in 1891. * resided in Lyons, GA, this coincided with a purchase of land made from the ROGERS clan of my family. * Indigent Soldier application dated Sep 03, 1900 in Tattnall Co., GA. Has difficulty walking due to being thrown from a mule and broke his right hip. * Needs support for his wife (2nd wife Margena) and 2 daughters.
Lewis's younger brother, my 2nd great grandfather Osborne Edward KOON's Civil War Pension application basically says similarly the same.
Osborne Edward KOON legitimately changed his name to Ausbin Edward McKuhen noted on a document when he married his 3rd wife Mary Anna Atkinson 1902 in Montgomery Co., GA. If not careful watching out for the matches the name change was tricky but they are indeed the same person.
Osborne's Civil War Pension Application is on file in Telfair Co., GA dated Jun 01, 1908. * born 1844 in Richland Co., SC. * enlisted Apr 1st? (smudged) 1861 6th Infantry 2nd Co. H Confederate South Carolina. * discharged Apr 09, 1865 Appomattox Courthouse, VA. * was wounded in the Battle of 7 days below the right hip and disable. * Indigent Soldier, needing to support himself and his 40 yr old wife. It states he is old and infirmed.
All this is just so interesting. Fortunately I made all the necessary copies for my genealogy research.
Other things I've been able to verify with this KOON family.
George Sr and Johanna KOON's son, Alfred KOON married Sarah BRANHAM. Their daughters Kitty KOON married James W. WILSON, both died in NC.
What I found interesting I've been able to account for George KOON, Sr. census records for 1840, 1850, 1870, 1880 but in 1860 I found in Rutherford Co., NC cdpg098, George Koone age 82 b. SC and wife Anna age 75 b. SC which I'd need to check further could possibly be them...just a thought.
Alfred's daughter, Henrietta Allie KOON married Jesse Lee GOFF - all from Kershaw Co., SC.
George Sr and Johanna KOON's daughter, Hannah KOON married Levi WILSON.
It's a start. I'm leaving in May for the SC archives in search of leads and looking forward to including the one you've provided.