Gerald, I believe the DANIEL KOONCE who was born in 1777 was the son of George Jr.This Daniel Koonce did make his way to Rusk County TX, stopping along the way and living in Tennessee for a number of years. He was in Rusk County by 1850 and died there in 1860.
I believe the following are children of GEORGE JR.Koonce:
John KOONCE b: 1754 in Craven County,NC George KOONCE b: 1755 in Craven County,NC Phillip KOONCE b: 29 JAN 1765 in Craven County,NC Daniel KOONCE b: OCT 1777 in Craven County,NC Christopher Columbus KOONCE b: 15 AUG 1778 in JonesCounty,NC Lemuel KOONCE b: 1779 in Craven County,NC
I believe the following are the children of GEORGE SR. Koonce Alice KOONCE b: AFT. 1720 John KOONCE b: 1727 Jacob KOONCE b: 1728 in Craven Co.NC Michael KOONCE b: 5 JUN 1730 in Craven Co.NC George KOONCE, Jr. b: 12 SEP 1734(Father of Daniel Koonce b. 1777) Christian KOONCE b: 1739 in New Bern, N.C. Daniel KOONCE b: 1755 Tobias N. KOONCE b: 1738 in Craven Co NC