I have a Martha Fordham, m. John Koonce (parents unknown), but she was b. in 1782. She may be a neice of the Martha Fordham you have as marrying Jacob Koonce.
My Martha had a brother, John Franklin Fordham, b. in 1771, who married Catherine Koonce in 1799, all in Jones Co. If Koonce was her maiden name, she very well may have been the sister of the above John. (A dau. of John Franklin Fordham, and his third wife, Nancy Lavender, married Emanuel Frederick Bryan Koonce. Her sister, Eleanor, m. James Council Bryan Koonce, who was a brother of EFBK, I believe. JCBK and Eleanor had a dau.,Susan Caroline, who married Furnifold Brock (1) and Franklin S. Koonce (2). Another son of John Franklin Fordham and Nancy Lavender was Christopher Columbus Fordham, who married Winifred Croom. They had twin dau.,Della A., m. Flavius Joseph Koonce, and Ella, m. Zachery Taylor Koonce.
Flavius and Zachery were the sons of Amos Simmons Koonce (1) and Susan Hargett (Amos Simmons Koonce was the son of Michael Koonce and Mary Speight.
E. F. B. Koonce was first married to Susan E. Humphrey in 1843 and their issue were: Frank Koonce, b. in 1846, m. Barbara Brock; John Shackelford Koonce, b. about 1847; Indiana Koonce, b. in 1848, m. John Mashburn.
The far-above, Martha Fordham, had a sister,Mary, who married John Stanley and had NATHAN STANLY, SR., b. 7 Mar, 1802 in Jones Co.,d. in 1854. Wife, Nancy E. Koonce, b. in Jones Co. in 1819/20, dau. of Michael Koonce and Mary Speight.
Martha and Mary's brother, William Fordham, m. Philapena Koonce, dau. of ...?... Koonce and Penelope ...?.... (The Fordham family reunions consisted of only two families)
If anyone can see any problems with the above, please let me know.
There were a couple of Koonce males who settled in Henry Co., AL in the 1800s, but I don't recall their names right off. I have them somewhere.
Also, I'm currently working my way through the 1500+ pages of the History of Onslow Co., NC, and there are multiple mentions of Koonces in there. I'm copying the pages and will post the Koonce material when I get it finished. If it has already been posted, someone please let me know.