Hello, Linda:I do not know Charles Augustus Kouns' father's name.Still looking!However, I believe that the 1860 Census (Texas) and the 1880 Census (Texas) offer some hints.The 1860 Census lists the head of household as Amanda Koonse. She has two sons C.Y. (I believe Clarence) and Charles.
Then the 1880 Census lists Clarence Kouns as head of household.His mother, Amanda Kouns and a widow, lives in the house.Also his brother, Charles, a widower with two small children, Charles and Lillian.Lillian is my great-grandmother.
I will let you know what else I come up with ....What relatives are you researching?Are you related to any of the people mentioned here?My Threewits/Holliday tree is listed under my Theresa743 Ancestry name.Theresa