Karen; a 1st cousin of mine, now deceased, put this together. Don't know his sources or how much of it he did himself. All I have is my direct line; none of the brothers, sisters etc. Beginning with the earliest known (my 7th great grand parent), it goes like this. John Cunitz "Johan Cunys" born about 1675; George Koonce, Sr."Conis, Coonse, Kunts" born Apr 6, 1704; John Koonce, Sr born 1727; John Koonce, Jr DOB unknown; Wright Koonce born about 1798; John Henry Koonce born about 1826; James Franklin Koonce born May 11, 1863; James Huie "Dude" Koonce born Mar 20, 1901; James Wyatt Koonce born Mar 1, 1921 and me; Jimmy Hugh Koonce born Aug 17, 1944. Wright Koonce and everyone to date have lived in Lauderdale County,(Ripley) Tennessee. As I said, this research was done by someone else and I cannot verify anything before Wright Koonce. Thanks for your interest.