I noticed that several of you mentioned a Simmons marrying a Koonce many years back. I found a Simmons Koonce in Harrison County, Texas in 1900,he was the son of Thomas H. Koonce...then that Simmons gave his son that name and I found the family in 1930 in Harrison Co. Texas. Interesting that the Simmons name has been passed down that many generations.
I am looking for Dan Koonce in Texas and found him in 1870 in Harrison County, Texas. He was born in Mississippi and I think he's related to the McDaniel family from Rankin Co. Miss. I cannot find him after 1870. I think that Dan and Thomas H. Koonce were brothers but can't prove it yet. They were both born in Mississippi and both ended up in Harrison county, Texas in 1870.
Any help on Dan Koonce will be appreciated. Sandra firstname.lastname@example.org