Name: Devault KOONS
Given Name: Devault
Birth: ABT 1782 in Randolph Co., NC
Death: 1836 in Morgan Co., IN
Davoull Coons joined the Back Creek Quakers in Randolph Co., NC on 27 July 1793. Davolt Koon e was disowned for marrying out of the Quaker Unity to one nearer than a second cousin on 2 7 June 1801.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
Devault appears in the 1815 tax list with 150 acres at North Fork, Ashe Co., NC.
Davault recorded land in Morgan Co., IN, Section 13, Township 12 north, Range 1 east, on 14 N ov 1820, although Morgan Co. was not formed until 1822. Subsequent land transactions in th e Recorders Office, Morgan Co. were recorded in 1826, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1834, 1835 and 1836.
"In those early times it was often the case that the men of the family would come in the mont h of March, select and clear a piece of ground and build a cabin, cultivate some corn and veg etables, and then return and move the family in the latter part of the summer or fall. An ins tance of this kind was told the writer by the late Elijah Koons, son of Devault Koons, whil e at his house, which stood on the very spot of ground that he (Elijah) and his father cleare d and planted in the spring of 1820. This was in Sec. 16, T. 12, R. 1 E., known in the earl y days as "the old sixteenth," the land of corn and "punkins," squirrels and paroquets." Deva ult Koons with his large family moved to this cabin in due time and became one among the firs t settlers in the south part of Washington township. [Indiana Historical Society Publication s, Volume 5, 1897.]
In 1830 Davault Koons lived in Morgan Co., IN with his wife, 8 males, and 5 females (page 252 ) (1122201000000-1010201000000).
Devault's estate was proved 1 Apr 1836 with letters of administration granted to Grant Staff ord and bond filed with son-in-law John Dyer as security.
Koons Cemetery, Morgan Co., IN - Koons cemetery located on the land originally deeded to Deva ult Koons by President James Monroe in 1822. It is located in Section 13, Township 12 North , Range 1 East. There is no remaining headstone for Devault.
Father: Gasper (Ghasper, Jaspher, Casper, Kasper) KOONS b: 8 Nov 1759 in Frederick Co., MD
Mother: Mercy PRESNELL b: ABT 1763 in PA
Amelia (Milly, Milley) KOONS b: 1785/1786 in NC
27 Jun 1801
in Ashe Co., NC
- Sarah KOONS b: 1801/1810 in NC
- Mary KOONS b: 1801/1810 in NC
- Elijah KOONS b: 1807 in NC
- Asa KOONS b: 1807 in Ashe Co., NC
- John KOONS b: 1810/1811 in NC
- Jasper KOONS b: 1815/1816 in NC
- George KOONS b: 1817/1818 in NC
- Alfred S. (Alford) KOONS b: 10 Apr 1819 in IN
- Absalom KOONS b: 20 Mar 1822 in IN
- Eutha Ann KOONS b: 1825/1826 in IN
- James A. KOONS b: 1827/1828 in IN
- David KOONS b: 16 Apr 1828 in IN
- Girl KOONS b: 1826/1830