Thursday, May 28, 2009

James Koons

James A. and Jeannetta Koons' tombstone was bought with what was left after both of their medical expense and funeral expense. They had people that owed them but one was one of my uncles that had a big family and the other one was one of their younger sons that moved to Canada and wouldn't pay them back when they tried to get it. So the $49.68 that was left after expenses was to be used for a tombstone. The heirs all signed saying they agreed that the $49.68 left was to be used for a tombstone. My Grandpa Wm. (their oldest child) had passed away so all my uncles, aunts and Dad signed as his heirs as well as all of the rest of James & Jeannetta's children. I entered a copy of their will in the Lucas Co. Fair in the genie section about 2 years ago and got 1st place as it had all the signatures and was unique.

Mary E (Koons) and Howard Cather Rinehart (James & Jeannetta's second child--Mary E.) is buried just northwest a little ways from their tombstone in that same cemetery. I also have an Koons aunt and uncle plus some other relatives in that cemetery. Marion Co. is where I have found so much on my Koons family. They lived around in the Red Rock area. Red Rock was going to be the capital of Iowa until a big flood came along and they soon changed their minds on that idea.

David and Elizabeth came to Iowa when it first opened up for settlers in 1842 as one of the daughters was born in Sept 1841 in Iowa. They first came to Wapello Co., then Appanoose Co. and settled in Wayne Co.

Until next time.

Evalene



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