Monday, August 10, 2009

Davault Koons

DAVAULT KOONS son of GEORGE AND MARY KOONS, was born Oct. 12, 1814 in Randolph Co., NC. He was reared on the farm, receiving a limited education in the log school houses after he was 21 years of age.

He was married Oct. 30, 1845 to POLLY, daughter of WILLIAM AND HANNAH CANADAY. She died April 26, 1883. They were the parents of 7 children, 6 of whom are living. WILLIAM M., GEORGE A., JOHN R., ELIZA E., ISAAC N. and DAVID H., SAMUEL is deceased.

Mr. Koons lived on his father's farm for two years after his marriage, when he moved to the farm adjoining his present one, residing there until Jan. 8, 1859. He then moved to the farm where he has lived for 26 years, where he owns 151 acres of well improved land.

He has served one term as Township Trustee. He is a member of the Baptist Church and his wife belonged to the Christian Church. In politics he is a Republican.

Our subject was one of the most active men in the county. In his younger days, he jumped over 41 feet after rolling logs all day, and the same day he jumped over a stick held by two men, as high as his head.

Our subjects parents were natives of N. Carolina and of German descent. They emigrated to Indiana by wagon in Sept. 1819, and a few months later moved to Wayne Co. where they remained about two years. Mr. Koons then moved his family to Liberty Township, Henry Co. where he entered land bought from the Government and built a log house, residing there for 16 years. He then sold his farm and entered 80 acres in Blue River Township and built a log cabin on the same, residing there until his death.

He entered at four different times 80 acres of Government land and at his death he owned 111 acres. He died March 25, 1849 aged 63 years and his wife in 1872 aged 84 years.

Politically he was a Republican and he and his wife belonged to the Baptist Church.

Their children were: ELIZABETH, MASSY, HENRY, ABSALOM, ALLIE, DAVAULT, CATHERINE, GASPER, MARTHA, GEORGE and PETER.

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