James Wiley Benjamin Koonce was born March 5,1814 in Trenton, NC. He married Mary Jane Hawkins abt. 1834 in Jones Co. NC., daughter of Littleton Hawkins and Elizabeth Skeen. She was born 1817 in NC., and died 1891 in NC. Children of James and Mary Koonce; Jane Koonce, b 1838 Elizabeth Koonce, b 1841 Susan Bethany Koonce, b 1842 married Louis Henry Heath. Elijah Koonce, b. 1843 Richard H. Koonce, b. July 25, 1844, Jones Co.NC., 1881, NC. married Eliza King Jan 10, 1869 in Jones Co.NC., Nancy Koonce, b 1845 John Koonce, b October 1846 Rhoda Koonce, b 1849,d 1907 Willie Koonce, Hannah Koonce, b 1851 Mary Jane Koonce, b 1856, d 1928, married Charles William Potter, Aft. 1907.