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Harlow Family of Virginia

Robert Wilson Koontz

and Nancy Caroline Low

Robert Wilson Koontz

Robert Wilson Koontz was born February 5, 1850, in Hopkins Co., Texas, son of Andrew Brown Koontz and Martha Jane Harlow. He was married on January 12, 1870, in Hopkins County to Nancy Caroline "Carrie" Low, who was born January 22, 1853, near Montgomery, in Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, daughter of William Low and Elizabeth Sparks. Her father was born in Cobb Co., Georgia.

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Robert died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1916. He was buried in Cheyenne, Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma. Carrie moved to Douglas, Cochise Co., Arizona, and lived with her daughter Martha who was by then Mrs. Mattie Forbes. Carrie had hypertension and died from a heart attack at home on July 4, 1939, and was buried in Douglas. She was 86 and a half years old.

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Robert Wilson Koontz and Nancy Caroline Low had the following known children:

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      1. David Alan Koontz [July 1872 - May 23, 1926] m. 1) Ora _____; 2) Minnie Ann Smith

      2. Martha Elda Koontz [June 13, 1876 - Oct. 2, 1962] m. 1) ______ Jones; 2) Thomas Theodore Forbes

      3. Robert Lee Koontz [Oct. 25, 1879 - Oct. 11, 1959] m. Zulieme Ross

      4. Eula Mary Koontz [Jan. 14, 1881 - Dec. 19, 1979] m. Frederick Carter Mires

      5. Hezekiah K. Koontz [Mar. 1885 - 1906]

      6. Charles Koontz [May 1887- Jan. 19, 1914]

      7. Vada Mae Koontz [Oct. 3, 1889 - Nov. 1968] m. Joseph Clinton Sharp

      8. Dallas Pinkney Koontz [July 23, 1895 - Sept. 6, 1947] m. Vallie Maud Bouldin

      9. An unidentified child died prior to 1910, probably born between the 1st and 2nd or 7th and 8th children

Source Records:

1850 Census: 8th Judicial District, Hopkins Co., Texas, p. 145a.

Name spelled "Coonse" in census record.

1860 Census, Beat No. 4, Hopkins Co., Texas, p. 102 [160]

1 September 1860, Post Office: Black Jack Grove

Nine-year-old Robert Kouns, born Texas, living at home, and attending school

1870 Census

1880 Census

1900 Census, Justict Precinct 1, Val Verde Co., Texas, e. d. 74, sheet 42B-43A, p. 259-260

12 July 1900, owned home free of mortgage

879-904, owned home free of mortgage

94. Koontz Robert W, Head, W M Feby 1850 50, married 31 years; b. TX; parents b. VA; Day Laborer

95. ----------- Nancy C, Wife, W F Jan 1853 47, married 31 years, 9 children born, 8 living; b. AL; father b. GA; mother b. MS

96. ----------- Robert L, Son, W M Oct 1879 20, single; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL; Day Laborer

97. ----------- Hezie, Son, W M Mch 1885 15, single; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL; Day Laborer

98. ----------- Charlie, Son, W M May 1887 13, single; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL; At school

99. ----------- Vader M, Daughter, W F Oct 1889 10, single; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL; At school

100. --------- Pink D, Son, W M July 1895 4, single; b. Indian Terriotry; father b. TX; mother b. AL

1. Jones Martha E, Daughter, W F June 1876 23, widowed, 1 child born, 1 living; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL

2. ---------- William E, Grand Son, W M Dec 1898 1, single; b. Indian Territory; parents b. TX

880-905, owned home free of mortgage

3. Koontz David A, Head, W M July 1872 27, married 4 years; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL; Day Laborer

4. ----------- Ora, Wife, W F June 1882 17, married 4 year, 1 child born, 1 living; b. TX; father b. [blank] mother b. TN

5. ----------- Robert P, Son, W M Aug 1898 1, single; b. Indian Territory; parents b. TX

881-906, owned home free of mortgage

6. Miers Fred, Head, W M Jan 1877 23, married under a year; b. TX; parents b. [blank] Day Laborer

7. --------- Mary E, Wife, W F Jam 1881 19, married under a year, no children; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL

1910 Census, Whitewater, Cochise Co., Arizona, e. d. 17, sheet 2A, p. 58

19 April 1910, owner of farm free of mortgage

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46. Koontz Robert, Head, M W 62, married [1] 39 years; b. TX; parents b. MO; Farmer, General, Employer

47. ----------- Caroline, Wife, F W 57, married [1] 39 years, 9 children born, 7 living; b. AL; father b. GA; mother b. US

48. ----------- Pink, Son, M W 14, single, b. OK; father b. TX; mother b. AL; laborer, home farm, wages; attended school

49. Jones Earl, Grandson, M W 11, single; b. OK; father b. US; mother b. OK; attended school

Earl Jones is Earl William Jones, son of Mattie [Martha Elda Koontz] who later married Thomas Theodore Forbes.


1920 Census, Hickery, Carroll Co., Arkansas, e. d. 60, sheet 8B, p. 102

17 January 1920, owner of farm free of mortgage

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63. Forbs Thomas, Head, M W 48, married; b. IL; parents b. NJ; Farmer, General farm, own account

64. ---------- Mattie, Wife, F W 43, married; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL

65. ---------- Laura, Daughter, F W 9, single; b. Mexico; father b. IL; mother b. TX; attended school

66. ---------- Thomas, Son, M W 8, single; b. AZ; father b. IL; mother b. TX; attended school

For Laura, it was indicated her date of entry into the United States was unknown

but she was naturalized. Presumably on the basis of her parents being American born.

This census record is indexed "Farha" and "Forhs" by Ancestry.com. Correction submitted.

1930 Census, Ward 6, Douglas, Cohise Co., Arizona, e. d. 2-33, sheet 9A, p. 246

9 April 1930, owner of 233 valued at $900; did not own a radio

213-215

18. Forbes Thomas, Head, M W 59, married 1st at age 38; b. IL; parents b. NJ; Boiler Fireman, Copper Smelter, wages

19. ----------- Mattie, Wife, F W 53, married 1st at age 21; b. TX; father b. TX; mother b. AL

20. Ford Laura, Daughter, F W 19, married 1st at age 17; b. Mexico; father b. IL; mother b. TX

21. Forbes Thomas, Son, M W 17, single; b. AZ; father b. IL; mother b. TX; attended school

22. Koontz Carrie, Motherinlaw, F W 77, widowed, married 1st at age 16; b. AL; father b. GA; mother b. US

Thomas [Sr] was not a veteran of U.S. military or naval forces. Laura's year of citizenship was given as 1915.


Arizona State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, State File No. 22, Registered No. 125 [Mrs. Carrie N. Koontz]