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Abraham Rudolph Gonce

Abraham Rudolph Gonce

Male 1829 - 1912  (83 years)

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  • Name Abraham Rudolph Gonce 
    Nickname Doc 
    Born 3 May 1829  Rogersville, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Division allotted to Henry Watterson, 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 2, p 313B, dwelling/family 91/91, farmer age 21, b. Tennessee; enumerated 28 Nov 1850 by B. P. Kyle. 
    • United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1850. (NARA microfilm M432 roll 882)
    Census 1860  Clark Co, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Found in the Indiana State Penitentary for Forgery, Jeffersonville twp, Jeffersonville PO, p 56; physician age 28, b. Pennsylvania; enumerated 30 Jul 1860 by M. Van Howard. 
    • United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1860. (NARA microfilm M653 roll 248)
    Census 1870  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Finley twp, Ozark PO, p 1 [stamped 388A], dwelling/family 6/6, physician age 38, real estate value $600; personal estate value $350; b. Tennessee; enumerated 5 Jun 1870 by Francis M. Gideon.  
    • United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1870. (NARA microfilm M593 roll 769)
    Occupation 1870  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ran a drug store which specialized legal liquors and whiskey. 
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    E. B. Brown & Co v. A. R. Gonce. payment of an account. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 10 folder 41
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A. R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 142
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A. R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 147.
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 8 folder 2.
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 114.
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 150.
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 149.
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 115
    Circuit Court 1873  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Liquor violation. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1873 - Box 7 folder 123.
    Circuit Court 1874  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J.G. Chrisman v. A.R. Gonce. Replevin. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1874 - Box 3 folder 113
    Circuit Court 1875  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1875 - Box 7 folder 112.
    Circuit Court 1875  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1875 - Box 7 folder 127.
    Circuit Court 1875  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Liquor Violation. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1875 - Box 7 folder 78.
    Census, Agriculture 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Finley twp, p 81, L 28, w m 21 - 45 
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Felonious Assault. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 144.
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce & Caudle. Gambling. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 122.
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 110
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 125
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 130.
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 76
    Circuit Court 1876  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. License. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1876 - Box 7 folder 121.
    Circuit Court 1877  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    C.D. Milligan v. A.R. Gonce. Account. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1877 - Box 39 folder 2.
    Circuit Court 1877  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Bigamy. Sentenced to the Missouri Penitentiary for a two-year stay, he escaped from the Galena jail, only to be captured by Sep 1879. He was sent off to Jefferson City where he was found at the time of the 1880 census. 
    • (1) Christian County Circuit Court 1877 - Box 7 folder 138. (2) Wayne Glen, Christian County History A to Z: From One End to the Other (Cassville, MO: Litho Printers, 2011), 164.
    Circuit Court 1877  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1877 - Box 7 folder 113.
    Circuit Court 1877  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1877 - Box 7 folder 113.
    Circuit Court 1878  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State ex rel v. A.R. Gonce. Back taxes. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1878 - Box 36 folder 31.
    Circuit Court 1881  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Exhibiting Weapons. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1881 - Box 7 folder 109.
    Circuit Court 1882  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Disturbing Peace. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1882 - Box 7 folder 126.
    Circuit Court 1882  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Threats to family & discharging firearms on Sunday. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1882 - Box 7 folder 128 & Box 11 folder 77.
    Circuit Court 1884  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Murder. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1884 - Box 45 folder 129, Box 56 folder 136 & Box 35 folder 5.
    Circuit Court 1884  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State v. A.R. Gonce. Weapon. 
    • Christian County Circuit Court 1884 - Box 28 folder 42.
    Misc 1884  Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wayne Glen, A Souvenir of Christian County: 150 Years of History (Cassville, MO: Litho Printers, 2009), 282-287.
    The Charles Keysser Killing
    The Charles Keysser Killing
    One of the major happenings in the Tory-Highlandville-Ponce de Leon area of Christian County was the killing of Charles Keysser on June 27, 1884 by Abraham Gonce.
    Census 1900  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jasper twp, p 202 
    Census 1910  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Swan twp, p 202 
    Died 4 Dec 1912  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Certificate for Dr. Abraham Rudolph Gonce
    Death Certificate for Dr. Abraham Rudolph Gonce
    Date & place of death: 4 Dec 1912, Swan township, Taney County, Missouri
    Age at death: 81
    Date & place of birth: not obtained, Kentucky
    Occupation: Physician
    Spouse: Widower
    Parents: Father, not known; Mother, not known
    Cause of Death: Nephritis
    Informant: W. B. Goodworth
    Buried: Helphrey Cemetery, Taney Co, Missouri
    Buried 5 Dec 1913  Helphrey Cemetery, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Might be a problem with the Death Certificate. The Year of 1912 is given as death date but the certificate gives 1913 as the date of burial.
    Abraham Rudolph & Susan T. (Hargrove) Gonce
    Abraham Rudolph & Susan T. (Hargrove) Gonce
    A. R. was son of Vance & Martha (Davis) Gonce
    Person ID I11137  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2019 

    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 Mary A. Fraizer,   b. ca 1831, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1879, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married ca 1850 
    Divorced 26 Sep 1878  Stone Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William McClellan Gonce,   b. 27 Jul 1851, Rogersville, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1930, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Arthur Davis Gonce,   b. 12 May 1854, Rogersville, Hawkins Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1916, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Nancy Gonce,   b. ca 1856,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha Elizabeth Gonce,   b. 13 Mar 1857, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1936, Benton Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Mary Ellen Gonce,   b. Jan 1861, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1930, Fresno, Fresno Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    +6. Thomas Jefferson Gonce,   b. 8 Jan 1866, Jacksonville, Switzerland Co, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1946, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Laura T. Gonce,   b. ca 1868, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1880  (Age ~ 12 years)
     8. Alice Gonce,   b. 15 May 1870, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1931, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. Benjamin Franklin Gonce,   b. ca 1872, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1949, Searcy Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F4415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Ann Keithley,   b. 6 May 1858, Highlandville, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1899, Stering, Rice Co, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1877  Stone Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He committed bigamy.
    Children 
     1. Rolyn Gonce,   b. 23 Sep 1877,   d. ca 1938  (Age 60 years)
     2. Lester Olonzo Gonce, Sr.,   b. 2 Jul 1882, Highlandville, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1957, Las Vegas, Clark Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Anna Belle Gonce,   b. 1 Jun 1885, Highlandville, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1957, Hutchinson, Reno Co, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F4416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Charity Elizabeth Wiggans,   b. 17 Nov 1848, Marion, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1920, Newton, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1893  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missouri. Taney County. Marriage Book B-56, A. R. Gonce and Charity Wiggans, W. R. Cox, J. P. officiating.
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F4417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Susan T. Hargrove,   b. Mar 1879, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1911, Taneyville, Taney, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1897  Stone Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ora Edith Gonce,   b. 27 Jun 1896, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1977, Kirkland, King Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Cora Bryan Gonce,   b. 11 Mar 1899, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1960, Lodi, San Joaquin Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. James Tilford Gonce,   b. 10 Nov 1900, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1942, Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Myrtle Gonce,   b. ca 1903, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Nova Gonce,   b. 2 Aug 1907, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1977, Craig Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F4418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Finley twp, Ozark PO, p 1 [stamped 388A], dwelling/family 6/6, physician age 38, real estate value $600; personal estate value $350; b. Tennessee; enumerated 5 Jun 1870 by Francis M. Gideon. - 1870 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Ran a drug store which specialized legal liquors and whiskey. - 1870 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - E. B. Brown & Co v. A. R. Gonce. payment of an account. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A. R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A. R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Liquor violation. - 1873 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - J.G. Chrisman v. A.R. Gonce. Replevin. - 1874 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1875 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1875 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Liquor Violation. - 1875 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus, Agriculture - Finley twp, p 81, L 28, w m 21 - 45 - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Felonious Assault. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce & Caudle. Gambling. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. License. - 1876 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - C.D. Milligan v. A.R. Gonce. Account. - 1877 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Bigamy. Sentenced to the Missouri Penitentiary for a two-year stay, he escaped from the Galena jail, only to be captured by Sep 1879. He was sent off to Jefferson City where he was found at the time of the 1880 census. - 1877 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. - 1877 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Felonious Assault. - 1877 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State ex rel v. A.R. Gonce. Back taxes. - 1878 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Exhibiting Weapons. - 1881 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Disturbing Peace. - 1882 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Threats to family & discharging firearms on Sunday. - 1882 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Murder. - 1884 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCircuit Court - State v. A.R. Gonce. Weapon. - 1884 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - 1884 - Christian Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Dec 1913 - Helphrey Cemetery, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Abraham R. Gonce killed Charles Kaiser June 27, 1884 in Ponce de Leon, Christian County, Missouri. He was charged with murder in Christian County, then transferred to Greene County. He was convicted June 15, 1885. Abraham's wife, Martha testified as well as his son, William McClellan Gonce. A. R. Gonce escaped the death penalty but was sentenced to 36 years and served 36 years. He served time in Jefferson City until 1893 when he was pardoned. Gonce returned to Taney County and lived near Walnut Shade until his death. [Source; Wayne Glenn, Christian County History, A to Z: from One End to the Other, p. 164


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