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William Davis Gonce

Male 1825 - 1877  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name William Davis Gonce 
    Born ca 1825  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 71 
    1830 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, Sheet 71
    1830 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, Sheet 71
    --Vance Gonce--free white males under 5: 1, free white males 5-9: 1, free white males 20-29: 1, free white females under 5: 2, free white females 20-29: 1, free white persons under 20: 4, free white persons 20-49: 2, Total free white persons: 6; Total all persons: 6.
    Census 1840  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 47 
    1840 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, Sheet 47
    1840 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, Sheet 47
    --Vance Gonce--Free white males under 5: 1, Free white males 5-9: 1, Free white males 10-14: 2, Free white males 30-39: 1, Free white females under 5: 3, Free white females 5-9: 2, Free white females 10-14: 1, Free white females 30-39: 1, Persons employed in Agriculture: 2; No. white persons over 20 who cannot read and write: 1; Free white persons under 20: 10, Free white persons 20-49: 2, Total free white persons: 12.
    Census 1850  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District 3, p 320B, dwelling/family 68/68, farm laborer, b. Tennessee; enumerated 31 Nov 1850 by R. T. Kyle. 
    1850 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, District #3, Sheet 320B
    1850 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, District #3, Sheet 320B
    Gonce, Vance........47...head
    _____, Martha.......45...wife
    _____, William......23...son
    _____, Hezekiah.....21...son
    _____, Jane.........17...daughter
    _____, Martha.......14...daughter
    _____, Nancy........11...daughter
    _____, Jefferson....10...son
    _____, Milly........ 9...daughter
    _____, Lucinda...... 8...daughter
    Property, Real 30 Dec 1850  $1, 000.00 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District 2, Lee Valley PO, Dist 2, p 115 [stamped 15] dwelling/family 763/750, blacksmith; personal property value $200; b. Tennessee; enumerated 7 Jul 1860 by Montgomery Williams. 
    1860 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, District 2, Sheet 115
    1860 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, District 2, Sheet 115
    762/749 Gonce, Vance...56...head
    _____, Martha.......54...wife
    _____, Jane.........22...daughter
    _____, Jefferson....21...son
    _____, Milla........19...daughter
    _____, Lucinda......17...daughter
    763/750 Gonce, William...34...head
    _____, Catherine....24...wife
    _____, Emily........ 6...daughter
    _____, Pleasant..... 3...daughter
    _____, Harvey.......5/12...son
    Tax Records 1862  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U. S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, NARA T227 roll 3, [titled, Gibson (part), Giles, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hickmun, Henry, Henderson, Haywood, Hawkins and Hardin (part) counties].
    Census 1870  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District 2, Lee Valley PO, p 15 [stamped 22A], blacksmith, real estate value $1000, personal property value $200, b. Tennessee, enumerated 14 Jul 1870 by William M. P_____. 
    1870 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, District 2, Sheet 15 [stamped 22A]
    1870 Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, District 2, Sheet 15 [stamped 22A]
    97/97 Gonce, Vance.....68...head
    _____, Martha....66...wife
    _____, Abraham... 7...
    98/98 Manis, Pleasant...21...head
    _____, Nancy.....30...head
    _____, Lena......10...step-daughter
    _____, Gilbert... 8...step-son
    _____, Nancy J... 3...daughter
    _____, Lucinda...2/12...daughter
    99/99 Gonce, William...45...head
    _____, Viena......30...head
    _____, Emily......14...daughter
    _____, Pleasant...12...son
    _____, Harvey.....10...son
    _____, William.... 6...son
    _____, Jefferson.. 4...son
    _____, Amos....... 3...son
    _____, Hezekiah...9/12...son
    Will 24 Feb 1877  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of William D. Gonce, dated 24 Feb 1877, proven 2 Apr 1877.
    My dearly beloved wife, Viana and her six children . . . tract of land where I now live . . . equally divided between them . . . Property to remain at her death and in case she remarries to be divided equally between my eight boys [Pleasant, Harvey, William, Jefferson, Amos, Hezekiah, James Madison, and Aaron] . . . My daughter Emiley all estate coming to me from the Pleasant Begley [first wife Catherine's father] estate . . . My two oldest sons Pleasant and Harry my three shares in tract of land I bought from my father and mother's estate. Appoint J. W. DeBord my executor. Wit: James Davis, Isaac Sampson, George DeBord.  
    • Wills of Hawkins County, Tennessee (Rogersville, TN: Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1991), 94. [Hawkins Co, Tennessee, Will Book I, p 169-170]
    Died Mar 1877  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Gonce Family Cemetery, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11025  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2020 

    Father Vance Gonce,   b. ca 1802, Rogersville, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1871, Rogersville, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Martha Davis,   b. ca 1804, Choptack, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1871, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1824  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Bondsman John Mendenhall and J. Mitchell, officiating, 8 Jun 1824. Tennessee. Records of Hawkins County: Marriage Records, Vol 1, 1820-1846 (Nashville: Work's Progress Administration, 1938), 2. [Hawkins County Marriage Book 1-27, license dated 3 Feb 1824] (2) Bryon & Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages, Vol 1: Grooms (Nashville: Bryon & Associates, Inc, 1988), 138. (2) Hawkins, Co, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1789-1866 (Rogersville, TN: Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1993), 3. Reprint, 2005, p 19.
    Family ID F4379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Begley,   b. ca 1836, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1861, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1854  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bondsman Christian Begley stood security for the marriage. (1) Hawkins, Co, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1789-1866 (Rogersville, TN: Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1993), 43; Reprint, 2005, p 19. (2) Pollyanna Creekmore. Tennessee Marriage Records: Hawkins County 1789-1865 Vol. 2 (Knoxville, TN: Clinchdale Press, 1958), 13, 56. (3) Bryon & Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages, Vol 1: Grooms (Nashville: Bryon & Associates, Inc., 1988), 138.
    Children 
    +1. Emily Jane Gonce,   b. 19 Oct 1855, Rogersville, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1937, Pontiac, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Pleasant Gonce,   b. ca 1857, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Harvey Vance Gonce,   b. 6 Jan 1860, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1941, Hancock Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F4375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Vianna Anderson Mays,   b. 14 Nov 1842, Mooresburg, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1920, Grainger Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married ca 1862  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Gonce,   b. 6 Oct 1864, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1941, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Jefferson Gonce,   b. 19 Mar 1866, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1956, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Amos Newton Gonce,   b. 2 Jan 1867, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1922, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Hezekiah Davis Gonce,   b. 24 Oct 1869, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1941, Simpsonville, Howard Co, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. James Madison Gonce,   b. 17 Jun 1872, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1911  (Age 39 years)
     6. Aaron Gonce,   b. ca 1874, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1930, Sullivan Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 30 May 2018 
    Family ID F4376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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