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WARNING: GENEALOGIAL RESEARCH MAY
BECOME ADDICTIVE!
THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE FOR THIS DISEASE.
"The following symptons may occur: burning, itching eyes; tired feet; lack of sleep; confusion; temporary loss of memory; hallucinations; writer's cramp; rapid heartbeat; uncontrollable urge to visit courthouses; inordinate desire to walk through cemeteries; longing to speak with the dead; tendency to live in the past; habitual inclination towards excessive questioning; unnatural desire to take long trips; frustration; exhaustion; and telephonitis.
If symptons persist, contact a professional genealogist."
-from "Southern by the Grace of God," ~ Michael Andrew Grissom

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell so sweet." - William Shakespeare

I am researching the KOON, QUATTLEBAUM, POWERS, ROGERS, TAYLOR, KELLER, FEAGLE, WORD, MIDDLETON, DOMINICK, TUGGLE, LOMAX, BUZZARD, FELLERS, YELDELL, STAVELY, HAIRSTON and other family names. All of these names originated ultimately in TN, SC, NC, and TUGGLE in VA and then ended up in Dover County, TN.

Although I have many photographs on this site, please scroll down to find descendancy reports and related links!

Please e-mail if you can help with the names I'm researching!

With much respect,

Wiley
The Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. Genealogical Web Site
Updated January 7, 2013

WilesWales@yahoo.com

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Family Photos

  • My Mother Having GREAT Time Before Marriage, 1955 (22 KB)
    This is my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), earning her own way, before she met my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) and married. This picture was taken in Key West, Florida, in early 1950's.I think it is a WONDERFUL and GREAT pic of "Southern Lady" who died before her time!
  • Lomax House, Montgomery, AL-General Tennent Lomax (25 KB)
    Home of my second cousin, five times removed, General Tennent Lomax,in Montgomery, AL. He was killed in battle at the head of a "Confederate" Regiment, May 31, 1862. He married Miss Caroline Shorter, in Montgomery. He was also a soldier in the Mexican War and was a lawyer, and several years the editor of the Columbus, GA Times. The famous "Lomax Rifles", Capt. F.P. Davis, of Mobile, was named in his honor; so was the "Lomax Station," in the State of AL. James J. Gilmer, brother of George R. Gilmer, governor of Georgia built the house in 1848. Later he deeded it to Reuben C. Shorter, Jr., war-time governor of Alabama. Shorter's widow married General Tennent Lomax. The house is an office builing as of 1967.
  • Wiley E. Koon, MD and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (37 KB)
    Second back on left is my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), and second back on the right is my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present), in Miami, FL celebrating his graduation from Medical School. Photo taken 1960.
  • Monument to Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. (18 KB)
    This is the monument, to my Uncle Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. He, as seen on this web site, danced with Dame Alicia Markova and many other famous ballerinas. He danced with the St. Louis Municipal Opera from 1939-1940, Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre), the Original Ballet Russe, Radio City Music Hall, and CBS and NBC television. He formed the Tampa Ballet in 1953 with my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, making the costumes. Priscilla MacDonald was his "Prima Ballerina". I danced with the Joffrey Ballet myself, before going on to get my college education, and am working on my doctorate as of January of 2002! He was a great man! He finally taught what he new while playing the piano and instructing at the same time! My grandmother and I both respect him, his abilities and genious always. Love you, Uncle Alpheus.
  • Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon and Wiley E. Koon, Jr. (9 KB)
    This was taken at my grandmother's house on March 6, 1996 on her 98th birthday. She is a another descendant of Thomas Tugwell and the was the oldest living granchild of Arthur A. Powers of Palmyra/Montgomery/TN. She was born March 6, 1898 and died January 31, 2001 at 102. She remained "still sharp as a tack."
  • Arriving at Our New House on Cypress Gardens Road (20 KB)
    Moving into our new house, at Cypress Gardens Rd. From here, we could see, from our house, at Lake Florence, to Lake Martin (the back side of Cypress Gardens), the "Belles" which came every day. I knew what a "Belle" was, and is now, before I saw and became an expert on Southern History (I possess a degree in History), and the history is truly misunderstood. For instance, "Dixie", was written, in 1859, for a minstel show in OHIO! Anyhow, another treasure found! This is the house in which we lived until, my mother's death, and then we moved to the house on Lake Otis, in Winter Haven, where the balcony covered the entire portion of back of the house overlooking the lake.
  • Painting of Howard's Grove Hospital (176 KB)
    This is a paiting, by an unknown Confederate, of Howard's Grove Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. My 2nd great-grandfather, Absalom Koon, CSA, died here in January of 1865 of smallpox during the Battle of Petersburg. His body as well as many others were burnt as they did not have space to bury them. Please visit the link below for the history of this horrible place.
  • At 6 years old, throwing my Judo Insructor (29 KB)
    This is me at six years old throwing my Judo instructor.
  • Map of Howard's Grove Hospital, circa 1865 (43 KB)
    This is map of how large Howard's Grove Hospital, in Richmond, Virginia, became circa 1865. My 2nd great-grandfather, Absalom Koon, CSA died here of small pox in January or 1865. They burnt his body along with many others as they didn't have the time nor space to bury them. I am a Son of Confederate Veterans (SCV), by direct descent from him. Recently, relatives in North Florida, placed a monument next to his wife, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (see www.wwtaylor.org and check for this under Lavinia Taylor Koon). I think this most appropriate, after finding out this information yesterday, due to my second cousin, once removed! Please see link below for additional information on this horrible and filthy place. HIs older brother, Frederick Hartwell Koon, served in the same company and is buried in the church he founded, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, just outside of Lake City, Florida. They came from South Carolina in the 1850s to North Florida. The house, on the former plantation, is, as far a I know still standing (as of 1990). What a find! In April of 1865, both the federal and confederate soldiers, were placed here. It is my understanding that they buried the federals and burnt the Confederates!
  • Helen Word Simpson and Clovis Word Koon (13 KB)
    This was a picture taken in 1953 of my mother's graduation from X-Ray school at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Her sister was there, as was my uncle. They encouraged her to complete. This is how she worked and paid the bills while Daddy went through Medical School! The arrangement that the person in the middle is holding is the center piece of the table where they sat during this celebration. Far left, Helen Word Simpson (1922-2003), far right, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973).
  • Welcoming Letter to Sons of Confederate Veterans (282 KB)
    This is my welcoming letter from Sons of the Conferderate Veterans (SCV). As my poor scanner will only take 8/12 x 11 pics, and my cerficate is 11 x 14, I can't display the certificate at this time. I am directly decsended from Absalom Koon, who died of small pox, and burned, in Richmond, Virginia in January of 1865. There is a link below of this monstrous hospital where he died. Am proud to be SOUTHERN, BY THE GRACE OF GOD!
  • Dollie Mae Middleton Word (11 KB)
    A picture taken circa 1957.My two uncles, Cary Ellis Word (1929-present), left; Dollie Mae Middleton Word (1899-1964), middle; and James Tim Word (1934-1992); right. She, in 1961, married Mr. Tidwell. Born 1899 in MS, and died in Tampa in 1964 of Bulbar Palsy. Dollie Mae Middleton Word Tidwell is my grandmother, the mother of Clovis O'Deal Word Koon. Cary Ellis Word and James Tim Word were Clovis' brothers. Dollie Mae Middleton Word is also the mother of Mary Frances Word Everett (1920-1976) and Helen Theresa Word Simpson Dubose (1922-2003).
  • Arkansas Quattlebaums - Couresty of Brandie Clark (17 KB)
    (L-R) Milissia Lucinda Carson Hawk, Flora Estell Carson Peters, Jospeh Carson (father), Eliza Lucinda Quattlebaum Carson (mother), Austin Amos Carson, Cora Arbell Carson Coody, Trissie Adline Carson Hays (great-grandmother to Brandie Clark). Picture taken in 1912. Eliza Quattlebaum Carson is the daughter of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, grandaughter of George Fred Quattlebaum, Great-grandauther of George Washington Quattlebaum, gg-grandaughter of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and ggg-granddaughter of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum.
  • Mary Frances Word Everett (1920-1976) (12 KB)
    Eldest of the Word sisters! She was born March 28, 1920 and died in November of 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the sister of Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), mother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr.
  • Koon Family Reunion 2003, Live Oak, FL, 2 of 3 (65 KB)
    All pictured are the grandchildren Wiley Harrison Koon (April 21, 1856-October 17, 1939), and Susan Nancy Wilson Koon (June 20, 1865-December 17, 1912). Wiley Harrison Koon is the one of the children of Absalom Koon (1822-1865, CSA), and Lavinia Amanada Taylor Koon (1825-1906). They are all decsendants of every report on this site, save the descedants of Thomas Tugwell and Ann Koon (wife of James Koon). L-R: Laverne Koon Bryan (1922-present), daughter of Henry Koon (1887-1953), and Mattie Baxter (1890-1941), and grandaughter of Wiley Harrison Koon; Emily Koon Allard (1930-present), daughter of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), grandaughter of Wiley Harrison Koon; Ann Koon, wife of James Koon, son of Horace Koon (died 1934)who was the son of Wiley Harrison Koon. This reunion is held the second Saturday of March each year for all the descendants of Absalom Koon and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon. Great pic!
  • More of Johannes Peter Quattlebaum's Descendants (13 KB)
    Courtesy of Brandie Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas(L-R) Eliza Lucinda Quattlebaum Carson, with children Angie Ronie Carson Bailey, Austin Amos Carson, Flora Estell Carson Peters, Cora Arbell Carson Coody, Trissie Adline Carson Hays (great-grandmother to Brandie Clark), Milissia Lucinda Carson Hawk. Date unknown. From the branch that moved to Arksansas in the 1850's. Eliza Quattlebaum Carson is the daughter of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, grandaughter of George Fred Quattlebaum, Great-grandauther of George Washington Quattlebaum, gg-grandaughter of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and ggg-granddaughter of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum.
  • Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon 102nd Birthday Party (22 KB)
    Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon turned 102 on Sunday, March 6, 2000. Left; Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present), my father, Right; Mary Emily Koon Allard 1930-present), my aunt. Middle, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001).
  • Koon Family Reunion 2003, Live Oak, FL, 3 of 3 (69 KB)
    All pictured are the grandchildren Wiley Harrison Koon (April 21, 1856-October 17, 1939), and Susan Nancy Wilson Koon (June 20, 1865-December 17, 1912). Wiley Harrison Koon is the one of the children of Absalom Koon (1822-1865, CSA), and Lavinia Amanada Taylor Koon (1825-1906). They are all decsendants of every report on this site, save the descedants of Thomas Tugwell and Ann Koon (wife of James Koon), and Olin Sperring, husband of Julia Koon Sperring. L-R: Olin Ckyde Sperring, Sr, husband of Julia Koon Sperring (1926-present), daughter of Henry Koon (1887-1953), and Mattie Baxter (1890-1941), and grandaughter of Wiley Harrison Koon; Emily Koon Allard (1930-present), my wonderful Aunt, daughter of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), grandaughter of Wiley Harrison Koon; Ann Koon, wife of James Koon, son of Horace Koon (died 1934)who was the son of Wiley Harrison Koon, and James Koon. This reunion is held the second Saturday of March each year for all the descendants of Absalom Koon and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon. Great pic!
  • Quattlebaum Decsendant - Austin Amos Carson of AR (16 KB)
    Courtesy of Brandie Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas. Austin Amos Carson, brother of Trissie Adline Carson Hays (great-grandmother to Brandie Clark) whose mother was Eliza Lucinda Quattelbaum Carson. Eliza Quattlebaum Carson is the daughter of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, grandaughter of George Fred Quattlebaum, Great-grandaughter of George Washington Quattlebaum (picture of him already shown on this site), gg-grandaughter of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and ggg-granddaughter of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum. Date unknown.
  • Jennie Carlyle Powers 102nd Birthday Party (22 KB)
    Back row: Anne Elizabeth Koon, my sister, Randi Daniels, Courtney Massam, Dr. James Earl Koon, my brother. Front: Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, my father, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, my grandmother, Hudson Eric Koon, my nephew and son of Richard Eric Koon, Richard Eric Koon, my brother, and Sara Williams Koon, my stepmother. Daddy and Sara with all my love!! Love you forever, Wiley, Jr. (Little Wiley)
  • Obit. of Paul Quattlebaum, Jr. (573 KB)
    Obit. of Paul Quattlebaum, Jr., one of my many family members, who was born in Newberry County, SC (the Old Dutch Fork, and lived in Charleston, SC). This was sent to me today, May 17, 2003 by a distant cousin. As one can see from my web site, I am a Son of the American Revolution through descent of Mathias Quattelbaum, Sr. Please check the Reports section of this site under the "Descendants of Petter Quattelbaum" and you will find how I fit into this wonderful family, as well as the rest of my Koon family, and others! Thank you so much for the pic!
  • Cousins Visit for "Aunt Jennie's 102nd Birthday" (25 KB)
    This photo is taken with the grandchildren of Jennie Carlyle Powers' older sister, Grace Harris Watson (1891-1982) grandchildren, who's mother was Hazel Watson Marx (1911-1996). Grandmamma remembered holding Hazel Watson Marx at 13 years old as a baby. With Grandmamma are my second cousins being Back: Kathleen Marx, Maureen Marx, wife of Tom Marx. Front: Shirley Marx Morisett, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, my grandmother, and Tom Marx. They flew from Tucson, AZ and Indiana to visit their "Aunt Jennie" on this special occasion! All are descendants of Thomas Tugwell.
  • George Adam Kuhn (Koon) Will (20 KB)
    This is a copy of my 5th great grandfather's, George Adam Kuhn (Koon), born 1744 in Germany and d. circa 1815-1821. His son Martin, must have pre-deceased him as he gives a vast amount of his belongings to Martin Koon, Jr. (1799-), my third great grandfather and his two brothers, Emmanuel and Henry. He only leave, out of nine children, estate items to his son, David. This is curious. By the way, Rosana Barbara Long was NOT the mother of his children, and we don't know who the mother was. You can see under the pics and reports of this web site, the house that his grandson, Martin Koon, Jr., my third great grandfather and father of Absalom Koon (1822-1865) built and lived in Newberry, SC. He died in Edgefield Co., SC and, we don't know why, but George Adam was living with Martin, Jr. at the time of his death. Another mistery to get! What fun! Martin Koon, Jr. married Eve Margaret Feagle, daughter of Laurence Feagle, and Rachael Quattlebaum.
  • Melva Blackwell Quattlebaum Sisson (66 KB)
    Here's a picture I thought you might interested in. It is Melva Blackwell Quattlebaum Sisson, daughter of Philip Quattlebaum, son of Geoge Washinton Quattlebaum who is pictured on this page.
  • Clovis O'Deal Word Koon & Claude Lovelace Word (41 KB)
    This is a picture of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon in 1953. This is such a treat, as I never had seen my grandfather, Claude Lovelace Word (1890-1954). This was taken in San Antonio, TX. She looks absolutely gorgeous, as always! Mamma, I love you!
  • My SAR Certificate for My 4th Great Grandmother (357 KB)
    Rachael Quattlebaum gave the Contental Army three horses (which my President says were like three tanks, and that she risked, like her husband also, whose certificate is already on this site, made themselves vulnerable to heinous acts by the Tories (like those seen in the movie "The Partriot!" She is one of the very few females ancestors honored as ancestors by the SAR!
  • My Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Certificate (2191 KB)
    This is my gg grandfather's certificate for Absolom Koon. I also have two Supplemental documented ancestors with SCV, Hartwell Koon, Co. "H" 9th Florida Infantry, and Paul Quattlebaum, South Carolina Ordinance of Secession Signer as well.
  • Carthel and Marie Quattlebaum of Arkansas (13 KB)
    Courtesy of Brandy Clark of Little Rock, Arksansas. Marie and Carthel Quattlebaum. Carthel is probably the nephew of Eliza Lucinda Quattlebaum Carson. Carthel Quattlebaum's father was Philip Franklin Quattlebaum and then the grandson of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, great-grandson of George Fred Quattlebaum, GG-grandson of George Washington Quattlebaum, ggg-granson of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and gggg-grandson of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum.
  • Quattlebaum, Carson, Coody Arkansas Relatives (14 KB)
    Courtesy of Brandie Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas. (L-R) Raymond Coody and Cora Carson Coody. Cora Carson Coody is the sister of Trissie Adline Carson Hays (Brandie Clark's great-greandmother). Both are daughters of Eliza Lucinda Quattlebaum Carson. Eliza Quattlebaum Carson is the daughter of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, grandaughter of George Fred Quattlebaum, Great-grandaugther of George Washington Quattlebaum, gg-grandaughter of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and ggg-granddaughter of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum.
  • Map of Quatlebaum Origins from Germany (86 KB)
    A map delineating Kettwig, Germany where Petter Quattelbaum [Quasselbaum] and Anna Barbara Von der Hutte Herckendall lived before arriving in the original 13 colonies.
  • Joseph and Eliza Quattlebaum Carson of Arkansas (30 KB)
    Courtesy of Brandie Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas. (L-R)Joseph Carson and Eliza Lucinda Quattlebaum Carson. Eliza Quattlebaum Carson is the daughter of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, grandaughter of George Fred Quattlebaum, Great-grandaugther of George Washington Quattlebaum, gg-grandaughter of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and ggg-granddaughter of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum.
  • Church - Petter Q. and Anna Married in Kettwig (70 KB)
    This is the church were Petter Quattelbaum and Anna Barbara Von der Hutte Herckandall were married in Kettwig, Germany (1723), as it appears today.
  • Quattlebaums, Homer and Milburn of Arkansas (8 KB)
    Courtesy of Brandie Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas. (L-R) Homer Franklin Quattlebaum and Milburn Odell Quattlebaum. Picture taken April 6, 1944. HOmer and Milburn were probably the nephews of Eliza Lucinda Quattlebaum Carson. Homer and Milburn Quattlebaum's father was William Robert Quattelbaum and then the grandsons of William Benjamin Quattlebaum, great-grandsons of George Fred Quattlebaum, GG-grandsons of George Washington Quattlebaum, ggg-gransons of Johannes Peter Quattelbaum and gggg-grandsons of the immigrant, Petter Quattelbaum.
  • Witnesses House of Marriage of Petter Quattelbaum (42 KB)
    This is the house at appears today, of witnesses to marriage of Petter Quattelbaum and Anna Barbara Von der Hutte Herckandall. This house is located across the street from where Petter and Anna lived while in Kettwig, Germany.
  • Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon-Desc. of Henry Dominick (10 KB)
    This is a photograph of my great-great grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906). She is the granddaughter of Henry Dominick and Margaret Fellers. She is the daughter of Elziabeth Dominick (daughter of Henry Dominick) and William W. Taylor of Newberry, SC. They moved to North Florida near Lake City/Columbia/FL circa 1858. I have heard stories of her burying the enough of the family treasures so the Yankees would not suspect when they came through and pillaged during the Battle of Olustee in North Florida in 1864. She would loan money to people after the war and would foreclose on the date due if not paid by the borrower. It is rumored that she owned almost all of Union County, FL at one time.
  • Witnesses House of Marriage of Petter Q. and Anna (43 KB)
    This is the house of other witnesses of the marriage to Petter Quattelbaum and Anna Maria Von der Hutte Herckandall in Kettwig, Germany. On the right side of the photograph there is a fence. This is where Petter and Anna lived before coming to the original 13 colonies.
  • Quattlebaum Coat of Arms (46 KB)
    Quattlebaum Coat of Arms
  • Home of Captain John Quattlebaum built about 1820 (51 KB)
    Home of Captain John Quattlebaum built about 1820. Photo was taken in 1990. Located near Leesville, SC., John Quattlebaum had an eye operation to remove cataracts in 1852. This is a copy of the bill submitted and paid to his doctors.
  • Henry Dominick, A Few Decsendancy Cards from DAR (796 KB)
    These are a few descendancy cards from the DAR tracing ancestry back to Henry Domick. I hope this helps some researchers in their endeavors. I am sorry it is so big, but my scanner would only let these be readable in this size. Wish I could have done better!
  • Home & Pic of Brigadier General Paul Quattlebaum (60 KB)
    The Pinara, SC plantation home of Brigadier General Paul Quattlebaum (8 July 1812 - 18 October 1890). Also two pictures at bottom of the General when he was upper aged and when he was in his military wear. Since he was a signer of the Ordiance of Secession for South Carolina, the Yankees went off the main path to try and burn the plantation house. With the help of the family and slaves it was saved. His wife, Sarah C. Jones Quattlebaum said late in her life, "I have never been reconstructed."
  • Henry Dominick, Elizabeth Dominick, DAR (119 KB)
    This is a descendany card for Miss Elizabeth Dominck from the DAR. I hope it helps someone in their research.
  • CSA War Taxation of General Paul Quattlebaum (58 KB)
    This document was typed from a copy of the orginal. The original is in the Confederate Museum in Columbia, SC, as is one of the Quattlebaum rifles. The Quattlebaum rifles were supplied to a great deal of Confederate Soldiers and Regiments during the War Between the States. Notice the 4,958 total acres owned!
  • Emily Nichols Taylor, wife of James Taylor (5 KB)
    Emily Nichols Taylor was the wife of James Taylor - also shown on this site. James Taylor was the one of the children of William W. Taylor and Elizabeth Dominick. James Taylor is also the grandson of Henry Dominick and Margaret Fellers. He is the brother of my great-great grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906) who married Absalom Koon (1822-1865).
  • Marriage Record of Petter Quattelbaum and Anna (36 KB)
    This is a translation of the Evangileste Church in Kettwig, Germany of the marriage, in April 1723, of Petter Quattelbaum and Anna Barbara Von der Hutte. Notice how many other Quattelbaum's were married there about this time. I suspect that these were siblings and/or cousins of Petter Quattelbaum (who migrated to the original 13 colonies). The others, to the best of my knowledge and research remained in Germany.
  • Monument to Henry Dominick, Sr. (111 KB)
    This is a photograph of the monument of Henry Dominick, Sr., one of the many Revolutionary Soldiers in my family. He is buried in Newberry County, South Carolina. His wife's monument is next to his, Margaret Fellers Dominick. He escaped from the Tories at one point and made his way over the mountains. He applied for pension in 1832 and received it for his services for the colonies and their independence.
  • Arkansas Quattlebaum's Go to Church - 1910 (56 KB)
    A very interesting photo of the descendants of the branch of the Quattlebaum family which migrated to Arkansas in the 1850's. The description at the bottom tells the story. These are the branch of the Quattlebaum family on the part of the web site reports "Descendants of Petter Quattelbaum" which migrated from South Carolina to Alabama and then to Arkansas.
  • Arkansas - Family Portrait of Quattlebaum Family (9 KB)
    Left to right: Mildred, Greta Kay, Martha Faye and Clois Quattlebaum. This is the branch of the Quattlebaum family which migrated from South Carolina to Alabama and then to Arkansas in the 1850's. Clois does have that "Square Quattlebaum Jaw Line"!
  • James Taylor, Grandson of Henry Dominick, Sr. (5 KB)
    A photgraph of James Taylor, brother to my 2nd great-grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon. He is also the grandson of Henry Dominick, Sr., one of the many Revoluntionary soldiers in my line. His parents were William W. Taylor and Elizabeth Dominick Taylor. His wife, Emily Nichols Taylor, is also shown on this site.
  • Noah Taylor, Grandson of Henry Dominick, Sr. (12 KB)
    Noah Taylor, brother of my 2nd great grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon. He is the grandson of Henry Dominick, Sr. of Newberry, South Carolina, one of the many Revolutionary soldiers in my line. He is the son of William W. Taylor and Elizabeth Dominick Taylor.
  • Arkansas Quattlebaum Reunion in 1960 (9 KB)
    Arkansas branch of the Quattlebaum family which migrated from South Carolina to Alabama, and then Arkansas in the 1850's. I had the wonderful pleasure of going to the family reunion and met Ivan Quattlebaum and his family last summer in Searcy, Arkansas. They are lovely people. From left to right: Connie, Lorene, Clois, Will, Ivan, Verna, Bonnie, Rachael, Marion. Photo taken in 1960. This picture was scanned from a photocopy, and I wish I had a better one!
  • Robert Taylor, Grandson of Henry Dominick, Sr. (19 KB)
    Robert Taylor, brother of my 2nd great grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon. He is the grandson of one of the many Revolutionary soldiers in my line. He is the grandson of Henry Dominick, Sr., one of the Revolutionary soldiers. He is the son of William W. Taylor and Elizabeth Dominick Taylor.
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (5 KB)
    Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., founder of this web site.
  • High School in TN where my Grandmother Attended (14 KB)
    This is a picture of Grove High School in Paris/Henry/TN. My grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, who died at 102, just shy of her 103rd birthday attended there. She remained "sharp as a tack" until her depature of this life. Her younger sister, Anne Powers Dobbs, also attended there. They attended in the 19-teens. Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon married my grandfather, Alpheus Cary Koon, MD on November 20, 1917. Anne Powers Dobbs married into the Coca-Cola family. Both are descendants of Thomas Tugwell as mentioned on this site.
  • Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon 102nd Birthday Party (25 KB)
    Back from left to right: Frank Eugene Allard, Jr., husband of Emily Koon Allard, Megan Allard, daughter of Bob Allard, son of Gene and Emily Koon Allard, Bob Allard, son of Gene and Emily Koon Allard, Paul Allard, son of Gene and Emily Allard, Laurie Allard, wife of Paul Allard, Chris Hansen, husband of Laura Allard, Ross Allard, son of Gene and Emily Koon Allard. Middle from left to right: Laura Allard, daughter of Gene and Emily Koon Allard, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, Emily Koon Allard, daughter of Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, Gregory Allard, son of Ross Allard. Front: Jeremy and Stephen Hansen, sons of Laura Allard Hansen and Chris Hansen.
  • My Uncle with the St. Louis Muncipal Opera - 1940 (19 KB)
    My Uncle Alpheus, Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr., son of Aplpheus Cary, MD and my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon. This is one of the many photographs my grandmother gave me. Here, he is with two other ballerinas with the "munny opera", that is the St. Louis Municipal Opera in 1940. He danced here before joining Ballet Theatre, later American Ballet Theatre. He then went on to dance with the Original Ballet Russe under the aegis of Sal Hurok, and Radio City Music Hall. He formed the Tampa Civic Ballet in 1953. He is also a descendant of all the grandfathers' reports on this page. He inspired me to become a classical ballet dancer myself, before going back to college and earning my BA, MA and am now working on my doctorate.
  • Gilbert Green Quattlebaum and Descendants/Arkansa (8 KB)
    Courtesy of Craig Quattlebaum of Seacy, Arkansas. Standing Left to Rigth: George Washington (Craig's grandfather), John and Will Sitting left to right: Phillip, Gilbert Green and Birdie Coleman. All Quattlebaums! And descendants of the American Revolution!!!
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. & Rosella Hightower (10 KB)
    Another of the many photographs my grandmother gave me. This is a studio picture taken while my Uncle Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. was with Ballet Theatre, later American Ballet Theatre, in the early 1940s. He is shown in the book, as is Rosella, "The Borzoi Book of Ballets", by Grace Robert. Not only are he and Rosella featured, but "Alpheus Koon not only collaborated in making the glossary but gave particular assistance in the technical aspects of "Billy the Kid", "Princess Aurora", "Giselle", and "Les Sylphides". This photograph was taken by Dwight Godwin. Thank you, Priscilla McDonald Baxley, Prima Ballerina of the Tampa Ballet, for this wonderful gift. She also went to New York, after studying with my uncle, and received training from Vilzak as well. I received Vilzak training while in New York in the early 80s from Dorothy Daniels Lister, who also trained under Vilzak. Dorothy was my mentor, guide and coach. She danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo with Alexandra Danilova from 1954-58. Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. also partnered other primas such as: Dame Alicia Markova, Alicia Alonso, and many others. Rosella went on to form a ballet school in Cannes. Thank you Grandmamma and Priscilla, and, most of all, Uncle Alpheus. He is a descendant of all grandfathers reported on this web site.
  • Wiley Harrison Koon-Office Stationery (18 KB)
    My great grandfather, Wiley Harrison Koon's (1856-1939) business stationery. This was part of the settlement of his mother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon "Viney" (1825-1906), wife of Absalom Koon (1822-1865). This shows what he bought from his mother's estate! He was named the adminisrator of the estate after Viney's death occurring on March 7, 1906. He had a General Store and maintained what was left of the family plantation in Florida after "Viney" died. What a find!
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. & Nora Kaye (29 KB)
    This was taken when my Uncle Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. was with the Ballet Theatre (later and now American Ballet Theatre). This was taken during the performance of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City circa 1944. This is the same position as that also on this site with Dame Alicia Markova. Ballerinas take turns with the same parts. This is an original photograph given to me by my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powes Koon, and she is the mother of Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. He partnered many other very famous ballerinas such as: Alicia Alonso, Nora Kaye and Rosella Hightower! What a great gift! Grandmamma, Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • My Military Order of Stars and Bars Certificate (18 KB)
    This organization bestows, upon proper documentation, descendants of Officers of the Confederacy. One has to be a good-standing member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to apply and receive. The "Palmetto Sharp Shooters" were a famous group during the War Between the States!
  • Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon and Emily Koon Allard (31 KB)
    This is a photograph taken at my Grandmother's 95th Birthday Party in 1993. Taken at my father's home, "The Trails", Grandmamma, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, looks great as usual. From left to right: Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, my grandmother and Mary Emily Koon Allard (looks great as usual, too), my aunt. Grandmamma died at 102 and 1/2 and remained "sharp as a tack"!
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. & Anne Elizabeth Koon, 1973 (15 KB)
    This is a rare find! This picture was taken of me, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (1963-present), founder of this site, and my sister, Anne Elizabeth Koon, "Beth" (1961-present). This photograph was taken in 1973, just one week after my mother's, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), death. Left to Right: Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., Anne Elizabeth Koon, "Beth". I did not know it at the time, but I won the tap scholarship that night, and my sister won the ballet scholarship in 1969, both from the Taylor Studio of Dance Arts, in Winter Haven, Florida. I danced a duet that night. I am in my "duet" costume and my sister is in her acrobatics costume. Taken a Nora Mayo Auditorium, in Winter Haven, Florida. I went on to boarding school, and then was highly involved with the Joffrey Ballet in the 80s, from teaching classes (for which I now have a teaching certificate from them as well as other things). My sister, "Beth", decided to pursue her further education immediately upon graduation. I went another route - the Joffrey and then the BA, MA and am now working on my doctorate. My Uncle Alpheus, Grandmamma, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, and Priscilla McDonald Baxley, encouraged me in all areas of my career and experience. I love you all!
  • Anne Elizabeth Koon and Wiley E. Koon, Jr, 1963-64 (15 KB)
    These were pictures taken of my sister and me at Daddy's office in late 1963 or 1964. I, founder of the is website, was about six to eight months old. I now have a nephew through my youngest brother, Richard Eric Koon (1967-present), who "looks just like me" now at nearly 4 years old. Still remember this day, as my sister was saying, "Watch the birdie, Wiley, watch the birdie." I was looking for a bird and did not see one!
  • Dollie Mae Middleton Word Tidwell (11 KB)
    This is a picture of my grandmother, Dollie Mae Middleton Word Tidwell (1/25/1899 - 12/31/1964). She is the mother of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (January 28, 1932 - May 30, 1973). She is also the mother of my mother's siblings shown on this site, Mary Frances Word Everett (March 28, 1920 - November 1976), Helen Theresa Word Simpson Dubose (June 1, 1922 - present), Cary Ellis Word (1929 - present), and James Tim Word (June 16, 1934 - November 8, 1992.
  • First of Two Original Famly Portrait (18 KB)
    This a picture taken for my father's practice. He was a physician in Florida for over 36 years and is was Commodore for the Yacht club! Pictured: Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) with my sister, Anne Elizabeth Koon (1961-present), and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973) with me, Wiley Emmett Koon Jr. I am still looking for the "birdie", but can't find a bird! Taken late 1963 or early 1964.
  • Early Family Portrait #2 - Beth & Wiley (15 KB)
    Early family portrait - being developed to live in the "Fish Bowl" for my father. Pictured: Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, with my sister, Anne Elizabeth Koon "Beth", and my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, with me, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. I am still looking for the "birdie" and can't find a bird! Taken late 1963 or early 1964. Mamma, Clovis, always said that I was the "most fat baby of the four". Funny now, as I am the most thin of the four of the issue!
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, MD & Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (29 KB)
    This is the only picture I have of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) and me (June 1, 1963-present). This was taken when I came home from New York City and the Joffrey Ballet in 1985. I was 22 years old in this picture, and was about to begin college at the University of South Florida where I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I am now working on my doctorate.
  • Wiley E. Koon, MD and Clovis Show Medical Degree (26 KB)
    This is a photograph of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) and my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973). My father is proudly displaying his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami. Mamma looks relieved as she worked and paid the bills to put Daddy through medical school. While there she earned her Ph.T in Medical Education from the University of Miami which says "Put husband through". Then it was off to Memphis, TN for Daddy's intership at the City of Memphis, John Gaston Hospital, where Mamma paid the bills. Mamma became in the family way with my sister, Anne Elizabeth Koon (1961-present)while there. This photgraph was taken in 1960.
  • Wiley E. Koon, Jr., Carrier of the Month at Age 13 (35 KB)
    This was my "feature article" in the Winter Haven Daily News Chief, where I was "Carrier of the Month", February 1977. Just fun to find old things.
  • Monument to James Tim Word (57 KB)
    This is the monument of my Uncle, James Tim Word (June 16, 1943-November 8, 1992). He is the brother of my mother Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973). He is also the son of Dollie Mae Middleton Word Tidwell (1899-1964) as are my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), and siblings, Mary Frances Word Everett (1920-1976), Helen Theresa Word Simpson Dubose (1922-present), and Cary Ellis Word (1929-present).
  • Word Cousins After Funeral of James Tim Word (39 KB)
    This is a picture of the Word cousins after the funeral of James Tim Word, my Uncle, in 1992. L-R: Shawn MiaLisa Dubose Rogers ("Little Miss Muffet"), daughter of my mother's older sister, Helen Theresa Word Simpson Dubose; Michelle Simpson Dicks, half sister to Shawn MiaLisa Dubose Rogers, and daughter of Helen Theresa Word Simpson Dubose; Brenda Word Gunter, daughter of James Tim Word, my mother's brother; Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (me), son of Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, sister of James Tim Word; Karen Word, daughter of Cary Ellis Word, my mother's brother; Jerry Word, son of James Tim Word, brother of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word. All pictured are the grandchildren of Claude Lovelace Word (1890-1954) and Dollie Mae Middleton Word Tidwell (1899-1964).
  • Church Directory Picture of Jennie Koon at 101 (5 KB)
    This is the last photograph of my grandmother, at 101, for the First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL. Not only the oldest Presbyterian Church in Imperial Polk County, but the oldest church in Imperial Polk County, formed 1885. She was the oldest living and the longest member of this historic church. Having been a member since 1924, when she was 26 years old. She was and always will be such an inspiration to me! She passed on just four week shy of her 103rd birthday (March 6, 1898 - January 31, 2001)!
  • Clovis Word Koon with Children-Beth and Wiley, Jr. (18 KB)
    This picture was taken circa late 1963/early 1964. It is a wonderful shot of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon and her first two children, Anne Elizabeth Koon ("Beth") and myself, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. L-R: Anne Elizabeth Koon, and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon holding me, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. When people see this picture, the first comment is that I look just like my mother. This is a fact of which I am most proud. She was a wonderful, clever, pretty, intelligent woman. It is too bad that I lost her two days before my 10th birthday! Mamma, I love you!
  • Anne Elizabeth Koon -Southern Heritage Ball (18 KB)
    This is a picture of my sister, Anne Elizabeth Koon (1961-present), in 1996, ready to attend the Southern Heritage Ball in Tampa, Florida. This was the first hosted by the Society for the Preservation of Southern History! I was her escort that evening. This picture was taken where I lived in the Hyde Park section of Tampa, Florida.
  • Emily Koon Allard & Wiley E. Koon, MD ca. 1935 (33 KB)
    This is a photograph of Emily Koon Allard , my aunt, and my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD taken circa 1935. L to R: Emily Koon Allard (1930 - present), age about four or five, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928 - present), age about five or six. This picture hung in my grandmother's room until she died at 103. My aunt was very kind to have sent this to me! Emily Koon Allard and Wiley Emmett Koon, MD are the two of the children of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890 - 1953) and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001).
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, MD - Commodore of the Yacht Clu (13 KB)
    This is the official portrait of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present), as Commodore of the Lake Region Yacht and Country Club in Winter Haven, Florida.
  • William John Koon and Susan Poke Koon, ca. 1870 (66 KB)
    This a picture of my great-grandfather's, Wiley Harrison Koon (1856-1939), older brother and his wife, taken ca. 1870. L to R: William John Koon; Susan Poke Koon. Wiley Harrison Koon, William and William John Koon are the children of my great-great grandparents, Absalom Koon (CSA) and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon "Viney".
  • The Four Children of Wiley E. Koon & Clovis Word (13 KB)
    This is a picture taken circa 1995 of myself and my two brothers and sister. Left to right: Richard Eric Koon (1967-present), Dr. James Earl Koon (1966-present), Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (1963-present), and Anne Elizabeth Koon (1961-present). We are the four children of Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973). We are descendants of all of my grandfathers in the Reports section of this web site!
  • 2nd Great-Grandchildren of Absalom Koon&Lavinia Ta (47 KB)
    This photograph was taken at the annual family reunion at Julia Koon Sperring's home in Live Oak, FL. These are the 2nd great-grandchildren of Abasolom Koon and Lavinia Taylor. Front L-R: ? Brorsen (daughter of Clara Koon Brorsen); Phyllis Sperring ? (daughter of Julia Sperring Koon); Linda Rutenkroger (daughter of Susie Koon Greene); Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. "me" (son of Wiley Emmett Koon, MD and Clovis O'Deal Word); Brorsen (son of Clara Koon Brorsen). Back L-R: ? Poole (son of Jewel Koon Poole); Olan Clyde Sperring, Jr. (son of Julia Koon Sperring and Olin Clyde Sperring); ? Brorsen (son of Clara Koon Brorsen); ? Bryan (daughter of Laverene Koon Bryan); ? C. (son of Dorothy Koon C.?). We are all the great granchildren of Wiley Harrison Koon and Susan Nancy Wilson! What a great picture!
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, MD - Office Stationery (6 KB)
    This is one of the original copies of the office stationery of my grandfather, Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953). He is the father of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present). Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon was his widow since 1953 until she died on January 31, 2001. He maintained a successful medical practice in Lakeland, Florida for over 29 years!
  • Old Homeplace, TN, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (18 KB)
    This is a rare find. It a picture of the "Old Home Place", purchased and built in 1827 by my 3rd great grandfather, Arthur Powers. His son was named Arthur Powers, and then my grandmother's father, Arthur Emmett Powers, all lived there. This plantation was bought in 1827. Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, my grandmother, who passed on at 103 last year, grew up here as a child. I live in her house now (I bought it when she entered into eternal rest). And although I live in Florida, Grandmamma has many trees on this property in Florida from that plantation! This house is filled with some furniture from the "Old Home Place" and a lot of nature from a land and, now, people, "Gone with the Wind". Grandmamma, I love you and always will! Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • Headstone of the Gravesite of Dollie Word Tidwell (18 KB)
    This is the head stone of the monument, at the Dover Baptist Church Cemetery, of my grandmother, Dollie Mae Middleton Word Tidwell. It reads, "Dollie M.W. Tidwell, 1899-1964, Mother". This is the grandmother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., founder of this web site, and mother of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon.
  • Old Homeplace 2, TN, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (25 KB)
    This is a rare find. It a picture of the "Old Home Place", purchased and built in 1827 by my 3rd great grandfather, Arthur Powers. His son was named Arthur Powers, and then my grandmother's father, Arthur Emmett Powers, all lived there. This plantation was bought in 1827. Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, my grandmother, who passed on at 103 last year, grew up here as a child. I live in her house now (I bought it when she entered into eternal rest). And although I live in Florida, Grandmamma has many trees on this property in Florida from that plantation! This house is filled with some furniture from the "Old Home Place" and a lot of nature from a land and, now, people, "Gone with the Wind". In the picture is my Grand Aunt Anne, Grandmamma's younger sister (1904-1998) who also grew up here. Grandmamma (1898-2001),I love you and always will! Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • The Gravesite of Dollie M. Word Tidwell (18 KB)
    This is the picture of the gravsite monument at the Dover Baptist Church Cemetery (the headstone could not be captured on film, so the separate photograph!) My aunt, Opal Register Word, planted these trees next to it in 1964, and now they are huge! This is the grandmother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. and mother of Wiley's mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon.
  • Monument to Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (81 KB)
    This is where my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, is buried. She died two days before my 10th birthday. It reads, "Clovis W. Koon, Jan. 28, 1932 - May 30, 1973, Beloved Mother". She was a very intelligent and clever and beautiful woman who worked as an X-Ray technician to help put my father through medical school at the University of Miami! She was my "Beloved Mother".
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr., 1937, Pre-Med at U of TN (12 KB)
    Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. (son of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD - 1890-1953) and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon - 1898-2001). He is the uncle of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., founder of this web site. I can think that this was taken in March of 1937, when he was a pre-medical student at the University of Tennessee (as was his father's, Alpheus Cary Koon, MD who graduated from here in 1916; my father Wiley Emmett Koon, MD and my brother, Dr. James Earl Koon followed those foosteps). He later left there to become a great ballet dancer and partnered the greatest ballerinas of that time (Ballet Theatre, now American Ballet Theatre, 1941-1945). He formed the Tampa Ballet in 1953, and my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, designed and made the costumes I, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., have a great deal in common with my uncle - he went to college first and then joined the ballet, I, on the other hand, joined the ballet and then went on to receive my BA and MA and am now working for a doctorate - not medical, though. So I suppose we are visa versa, as it were. The costumes from the first performance of the Tampa Ballet as well as his notes, etc. are now on permanent display at the Tampa Historical Society. I, Wiley, did this myself with a great celebration in 1995! My uncle has always and will be an inspiration to me and I can only hope to live up to the "Beacon" which he became! To all my family! Wiley, Jr.
  • Monument of Alpheus C. Koon, MD (60 KB)
    This is a picture the headstone of my grandfather, Alpheus Cary Koon, MD. He is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida. Jennie Carlye Powers Koon, his widow, purchased the "Koon Family" resting place at the time of his death in 1953. Oak Hill is an historic cemetery.
  • Circa 1930 - Koon & Dobbs Plane Ride (64 KB)
    Another rare find! This is a picture of my uncles, father and first cousin once removed. This picture was taken in Tampa, Florida, circa 1930. It is said to be the first plane to be refueled in flight (meaning it had to stop during a flight to be refueled). L-R: Albert Dobbs (son of Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998)and Jame Protheus Dobbs (died 1968); they were members of the the Coca-Cola Family; Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. (1918-1969), holding Wiley Emmett Koon, MD. (1928 - present), and Louis Lee Koon, CPA (1922-1997). My family was, is and will always be the best! I was reared along the lines of what Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy quoted in "A Tour of the White House whith Mrs. John F. Kennedy, "...as long as it's the best." My father once explained two things to me, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., - One - ("ANYBODY can be a SLOB!") and Two - ("There IS a BIG difference between an excuse and a reason"). He, as always is right! Daddy, I love you!
  • Louis Lee Koon, CPA. Monument Site at Oak Hill (50 KB)
    This is the gravestone marker of my Uncle, Louis Lee Koon. It may be hard to read. He was born on October 15, 1922 and died April 5, 1997. He received the "Purple Heat" while serving in the European Theatre during WWII. We are ALL very proud proud of him! He is interred at Oak Hill, Lakeland, Florida, in the "Koon" section there!
  • Emily Koon Allard and Frank Eugene Allard, Jr. (38 KB)
    This is the most recent picture I have of my aunt, Emily Koon Allard (1930-present and daughter of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). My AUNT EMILY is the the best, as I have said on this web site. As long as it's the best, no one can hope for more. She is a "model" of how, what and should be in all people! My family knows the MEANING of RESPONSIBILITY! I am very, very proud of this! Aunt Emily, I love you always, Wiley, Jr.
  • Koon Resting Place - Oak Hill Cemetery (36 KB)
    This is the monument which included 12 plots for certain Koon's to be interrred. In 1953, my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, established 12 places for the "Koon" family. This is Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida.
  • Last Pic of Grandmamma and Me! (42 KB)
    It has been very difficult for me to scan and add this to this site! It is the last picture taken of my most beloved grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001) and me, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (1963-present). This was taken at Christmas of 1998. She is holding the only "blood" grandchild of her son, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (my father - 1928-present) and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973) by my youngest brother, Richard Eric Koon (1967- present) and Kathy Lynn Koon. This was taken at my father's home, "ValHalla". Holidays are just not the same without my grandmother! I love you Hudson and Grandmamma! Love "Little Wiley"
  • Jennie C. Powers Koon & Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (11 KB)
    This is a rare find. A picture of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, and my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon. This picture was taken circa 1955 as my mother became engaged to my father. This picture was taken while on a picnic at Lake Deeson in 1955 and Grandmamma and Mamma seem to be "hitting it off". Grandamamma, at 102, still refered to my mother as a, "Sweet, kind and very smart little 'lady'".!
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, Medical School Grad. PIC (46 KB)
    This is a great find! This is the official Graduation Picture from the University of Miami Medical School graduating photograph of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon,MD, taken 1960. I do know that my father has this, but never asked for it. My mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, kept this photograph next to her engagement picture (already shown on this site) until the day she died! She loved hime very much! I would not be here now, but for this picture. My father is THE BEST! What a find! Daddy, Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • Alpheus Koon, Jr. Meets King & Queen - 1939 (60 KB)
    This is a rare find! This shows that my Uncle Alphues Cary Koon, Jr. (1918-1969) was not only present at the New York World's Fair and was present upon the occasion of the visit of their majesties, King George IV and Queen Elizabeth (the "Queen Mum) of England, but I know that he met them as well. It was here that he was a pre-med student at the University of Tennessee and saw a production of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, that he became a great dancer with St. Louis Municipal Opera, Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre), and went on to the Original Ballet Russe under Sal Hurok, Radio City Music Hall, and formed the Tampa Ballet in 1953! He was truly a genious and a great man! Love , "Little Wiley"
  • List of the 5th University of Miami Medical Class! (77 KB)
    This is the list of the Fifth Graduating Class of the University of Miami Medical School Graduating Class of 1960! What a find!
  • Frances Melissa Koon Graham - circa 1900 (62 KB)
    This is a picture of the youngest child and daughter of Absalom Koon (1822-1865) and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906). L-R: Frances Melissa Koon Graham and her husband, Truss Graham. She was born in 1863. She is the sister of my great grandfather, Wiley Harrison Koon (1856-1939).
  • Obituary of Ed Koon, 69, Son of Horace Koon (463 KB)
    This is the "Obiturary of the Day", from the Lakeland Ledger, of my cousin, Ed Koon, son of Horace Koon, my grandfather's brother. He is the grandson of Wiley Harrison Koon, already featured on this site! Glad to get it. With love to my Aunt Emily (Mary Emily Koon Allard) who sent this to me when I lived in Little Rock, Arkansas!
  • Wiley E. Koon, Jr. at work in Little Rock - 2000 (4 KB)
    This is a picture of me working at the corporate offices in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2000.
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, MD in the 9th Grade (11 KB)
    This is a picture of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, in the 9th grade. Great find!
  • Wiley E. Koon, Jr., 2002 (30 KB)
    This a picture of me, founder of this web site, at work taken in September of 2002. I am currently Director of Library Services for Beacon College in Leesburg, FL. This college serves only students with learning disabilities and is the only one in the country which offers bachelor's degrees for students with learning disabilities! I have always wanted to help others and I hope, in a small way, that I am doing so now!
  • Obituary of Louis Lee Koon, CPA, My Uncle (490 KB)
    This is scanned copy of "The Obituary of the Day", from the Lakeland Ledger, for my uncle, Louis Lee Koon, CPA. He is the son of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD and brother to my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD. Love to my Aunt Emily, Louis' and Wiley's sister, for sending it to me!
  • Picture Thanking Me for Being Usher at Church (214 KB)
    This is picture of thanking me for being a member and Usher for First Presbyterian Church on Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland, FL. It shows all the information and history of the church as well. My grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), became a member of this church in 1924 when she was 26 years old. I am a member, Usher and sit on the Archives Committee. This is not only the oldest Presbyterian Churck in Imperial Polk County, but also the oldest church in this county, founded 1885!
  • Clovis Word Koon Putting My Father Thru Med School (10 KB)
    Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, my mother, working as an X-Ray Technician in 1958, to put my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD through medical school. This picture was taken in 1958!
  • Lavinia A. Taylor Koon House in 2000 (80 KB)
    This is a picture of the house where my 2nd great grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906) lived in Columbia County, Florida. I believe it is the old plantation house from when she and my 2nd great grandfather, Abasalom Koon (1822-1865, CSA) lived when they came to Florida from Newberry County, South Carolina in 1858. It is still standing! What a find! As stated earlier on this web site, clapboard houses were more of what Margaret Mitchell meant that "Tara" would have looked like in "Gone with the Wind". It is said that what actually ended up in the movie, ".. would have made a Clayton County farmer rub his eyes".
  • Grandmamma and Her Children on Her 95th Birthday (46 KB)
    This is a photograph taken at my Grandmother's 95th Birthday Party in 1993. Taken at my father's home, "The Trails", Grandmamma, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, looks great as usual. From left to right: Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon 1898-2001), my grandmother, Mary Emily Koon Allard (1930-present), my aunt, Louis Lee Koon, CPA (1922-1997), my uncle, and Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present), my father. Grandmamma died at 102 and 1/2 and remained "sharp as a tack"!
  • Death Certificate of Lavinia A. Taylor Koon (307 KB)
    This is the death certificate of Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906), my 2nd great grandmother. It, as in a lot of cases, is not entirely accurate. But the date of death and the husband, Absalom Koon are correct! Sorry it is so large!
  • Four Children of Wiley and Clovis in Their Teens (33 KB)
    This picture must have been taken in 1979. Left to right: Richard Eric Koon, age 11, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., age 16, Anne Elizabeth Koon, age 18, Dr. James Earl Koon, age 13. Taken on the balcony, which covered the entire second floor of our house, on Lake Otis in Winter Haven, Florida!
  • Death Certificate of Wiley Harrison Koon (285 KB)
    This is the death certificate of Wiley Harrison Koon, my great grandfather. As usual there are spelling errors, but this one seems to be correct in other aspects except the birthdate in in contrast to the 1860 census which indicates that he might have been born in 1858, and other information indicates that he was born in 1856. He is the son of my 2nd great grandmother, Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906) and Absalom Koon (1822-1865). Lavainia Amanda Taylor Koon was the child of William W. Taylor and Elizabeth Dominick of Newberry, SC. Elizabeth Dominick is the daughter of Henry Dominick, Sr. the Revolutinary hero in this line of my family!
  • One of the Family Sections of Thanksgiving 1978 (13 KB)
    This picture must have been taken at Easter 1978 at our house on Lake Otis, in Winter Haven, Florida. Left to right: Richard Eric Koon, Dr. James Earl Koon, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., age 15, and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, age 80. Taken in the informal dining set of the house. Grandmamma would have been 103 on March 6, 2001! She departed this life on January 31, 2001. She remained "sharp as a tack"!
  • Death Certificate of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (315 KB)
    This is the death certificate of my grandfather, Alpheus Cary Koon, MD, husband of Jennie Carlye Powers Koon (1898-2001) - my most beloved grandmother. He is the son of Wiley Harrison Koon (1856-1939) and Susan Nancy Wilson (1865-1912). He is a descendant of four of the five reports on this web site. I am extremely proud of his service in World War I, as an officer in the Medical Corps! My very dear grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001) always referred to herself as a "war bride". They were married in Macon, GA on November 20, 1917!
  • Kuhn Coat of Arms (10 KB)
    This is the Kuhn (Koon) Coat of Arms! What a find!
  • Death Certificate of Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (253 KB)
    This is the death certificate of Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, my beloved grandmother! She was an inspriation to all, and a "Great Southern Lady". I feel privileged to have had as long as I did! She is the daughter of Mary Margaret Rogers Harris Powers (1863-1950) and Emmett Powers (1847-1910). She is also a descendant of Thomas Tugwell as seen on the report on this web site of the Descendants of Thomas Tugwell (Tuggle).
  • Keller Coat of Arms (41 KB)
    Keller Coat of Arms - 1485!
  • Wiley E. Koon, MD going to Work (15 KB)
    This is a picture of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) making phone calls before going to work circa 1966-68. I can tell the date from the high chair in the background and when he lived with us. My father is a man rarely found! He is a marvel and a wonder! He raised four very successful children, almost singehandedly, and became and is one of the best physicians in the nation! He has had many ups and downs during his life from which most may be able to learn, and has come out being not only a model father who taught his children the meanings of honesty, responsiblity and valor, but also on how to live life with happiness! There is and never will be a father or man who looks like him, acts like him, talks like him, or does things in the unique ways he does, like him. He is a beacon of what all humans should strive to be! He is a very happy man, and I love my father with all of my heart, prayers and being. Daddy, I am PROUD not only to be your son, but also to carry your name! With much love, "Little Wiley"
  • Wilson Coat of Arms (12 KB)
    This is the Coat of Arms of my great-grandmother, Susan Nancy Wilson's family. She was married to Wiley Harrison Koon, my great-grandfather, son of Absalom Koon and Lavinia Amanda Taylor. Susan Nancy Wilson was the daughter of William Henry Wilson and Nancy Anna Eliza Keller.
  • Wiley E. Koon, Jr. and Polly McNulty (25 KB)
    This is a picture of me and my mother's, Clovis O'Deal Word, best friend. I am about two and 1/2 years old in this picture. Polly McNulty was my mother's best friend. She was always there for us, and gave blood to my mother when we thought she was going to die in 1971 (Mamma was 39 years old at that time). She remained steadfast in her love and devotion to not only myself, but my father and siblings during and after my mother died in 1973. She died in 1987 of cancer and it was my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, who found her cancer after Shand's Hospital (a national teaching hospital in Gainesville, Florida) could not. She was such a special lady, and this is why I find it appropriate to place her on my web site! What a woman!
  • Rogers Coat of Arms (11 KB)
    This is the Coat of Arms for the family of my second great-grandfather, Joseph A. Rogers who was married to Mary Ann Tuggle, my second great-grandmother. Mary Margaret Rogers Powers is my great-grandmother and the mother of Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon. Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon would have been 103 on March 6, 2001 before she died on January 31, 2001. She remained "sharp as a tack"! Pictures of Mary Ann Tuggle and Mary Margaret Rogers Powers are already on the web site! What a find!
  • My Mother and Me When I was THREE days old! (56 KB)
    This is a rare find. This is a picture of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, and me, Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (1963-present) when I was three days old. Mamma looks relieved and what can I say about being three days old? This was taken at Winter Haven Hospital (Winter Haven/Polk/FL) on June 3, 1963. It is also the date on which my birth certficate was signed! I was born on June 1! Great to find stuff like this!
  • Hudson Eric Koon, About One Year Old (22 KB)
    This is my nephew, Hudson Eric Koon, son of my brother, Richard Eric Koon, and his wife, Kathy L. Koon. He is the only "blood" grandson of Wiley Emmett Koon, MD and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon.
  • Clovis Word Koon after Having Wiley E. Koon, Jr. (57 KB)
    This is a color picture of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), after having me on June 3, 1963. I was born on June 1. She certainly looks great as always! My mother was the best! With much love Mamma, "Little Wiley".
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. and Dame Alicia Markova (23 KB)
    This was taken when my Uncle Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. was with the Ballet Theatre (later and now American Ballet Theatre). This was taken during the performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City circa 1944. Left: Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr.(1918-1969), Right: Dame Alicia Markova. This is an original photograph given to me by my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, and she is the mother of Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. He partnered many other very famous ballerinas such as: Alicia Alonso, Nora Kaye and Rosella Hightower! What a great gift! Grandmamma, Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • Clovis W. Koon Talking with Nurses after Having Me (60 KB)
    This is a picture taken on June 3, 1963 of Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973) talking with nurses after having me! A great shot of Mamma! "The fruit does not fall far from the tree!". I was born on June 1. With much love to my most beloved mother, "Wiley, Jr."
  • Louis Lee Koon, CPA and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (13 KB)
    Picture taken for the First Presbyterian Church on Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida, circa mid 1980's. Left: Louis Lee Koon, CPA (1922-1997); Right: Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). Both descendants of Thomas Tugwell.
  • Martin Koon and Eve Feagle Koon House (22 KB)
    The house built by Martin Koon and Eve Feagle Koon which they lived in 1839 in Newberry County, SC. It was owned by a decsendant of the Boozer family of Newberry County,SC in 1980. This is a clapboard plantation home much like those found all over the South. Margaret Mitchell wrote that this was more of what "Tara" would have looked like in "Gone with the Wind" than what actually showed up in the movie!
  • Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon and Wiley E. Koon, Jr. (10 KB)
    Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon and Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr., the founder of this web site, on her 100th birthday. She turned 102 on March 6, 2000 and died on January 31, 2001, but remained "sharp as a tack!"
  • Quattlebaum Coat of Arms (9 KB)
    The Quattlebaum Coat of Arms
  • Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (7 KB)
    Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, mother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. She was born in Winnsboro/Franklin/LA on January 28, 1932, and died two days before my 10th birthday on May 30, 1973, at Lake Wales Hopsital. Buried Winter Haven/Polk/FL. She was 41 years old when she departed this life.
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (7 KB)
    Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, father of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr.
  • Family Reunion Picture (19 KB)
    Frank Eugene Allard, Jr., Mary Emily Koon Allard, Louis Lee Koon, CPA and Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. at Juila Koon Sperring's annual family reunion in Live Oak, FL in 1996. The reunion is usually the second Saturday of March. Mary Emily Koon and Louis Lee Koon, CPA, are the aunt and uncle of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. Julia Koon is the daughter of Henry Koon, son of Wiley Harrison Koon.
  • Mary Margaret Rogers Powers (1863-1950) (4 KB)
    Photo taken in 1912 when she was 49. Great grandmother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. She is the mother of Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon. Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon told me that when she was 14 years old she hepled place the collar piece. She, at 102, still remembered this! She is also a descendant of Thomas Tugwell.
  • Buzhardt Family, Edgefield Co., SC circa 1927 (349 KB)
    This is branch of my family which began who are related to Jabob Keller and Susannah Buzzard of Newberry County, SC. Jacob and Susanah's sons, David (my third great grandfather) and John, both twins (it is said that they were triplets, but one of the sons died in childbirth). John and David moved to Abbeville County, SC where my great grandmother, Susan Nancy Wilson was born and married Wiley Harrison Koon of Newberry County, SC. The rest of this information can be found under the "Reports" section of this web site. This is the Buzhardt family about 1927 except for Harvey McDowell who married Martha (Mottie)Buzhardt. Front row is J.C., Albert, Henry Bell, Holloway and Robert. Back row is Ellen, Harvey, Lura, Martha, Ivey and Chalmers Buzhardt.
  • Rogers Family, Descendants of Thomas Tugwell (6 KB)
    Tolitha Jane Rogers, John Rogers and Mary Margaret Rogers Powers (great grandmother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr.)They are descendants of Thomas Tugwell.
  • Wiley E. Koon, MD & Clovis Word, Med School, 1958 (25 KB)
    This is a picture of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, and my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, in 1958, going out for the evening. If you notice, the framed engagement picture of my mother is on the lower right side of this photograph. I now own three of the reported five that were taken. Daddy was President of the major medical fraternity during medical school.
  • Anne Powers Dobbs -Sister to My Grandmother c.1910 (29 KB)
    This is a rare find! This is my great Aunt Anne (1904-1998) when she was about six years old. She is the younger sister of my most beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). Aunt Anne married into the Coca Cola family. She was the youngest child of Mary Margaret Rogers Harris Powers (1863-1950) and Joseph A. Rogers of Stewart County, TN. Grandmamma and Aunt Anne grew up in Palmyra/Montgomery/TN at the "Old Home Place".
  • Mary Ann Tuggle Rogers (7 KB)
    My great-great granmother. Mother of Mary Margaret Rogers Powers. She is a descendant of Thomas Tugwell. She was born in Stewart County, TN and died in 1912 in Hartford/Sebastian/Arkansas. This picture was taken circa 1900, when she was in her 70's.
  • Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, 1967 (19 KB)
    This is a picture of my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), taken 1967. She was then 35 years old. She departed this life on May 30, 1973 only two days before my 10th birthday. I remember her well and will always miss her! Mamma, Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • Anne Powers Dobbs and Mary Margaret Powers c. 1942 (11 KB)
    This is also a rare find! This is a family portrait of the sister of my beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). It also includes my great-grandmother, Mary Margaret Rogers Harris Powers (1863-1950). Front L-R: Mary Margaret Rogers Harris Powers (1863-1950 - my great grandmother), Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998), Albert Dobbs (192? - 198?). Back row: L-R: James Protheus Dobbs (died 1968 and a member of the Coca Cola family and husband of my great Aunt Anne, Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller (1932- ?). Great shot! All in this photo are now deceased, but we don't know about Elizabeth Anne, also known as Anne, Jr. or Little Anne. She fanishined from the face of the earth in 1972. A family mystery?
  • Obituary of Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon - Lakeland (200 KB)
    The is the "Obituary of the Day" from the Lakeland Ledger, for my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon. She was born March 6, 1898 and departed this life on January 31, 2001. She would have been 103 in four weeks. I loved her very, very much!
  • Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller - My Cousin (7 KB)
    This is also a rare find! This is my first cousin once removed, Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller (1932- ?) We don't know if she is alive or not as she went away without notice circa 1972. She is the daughter of Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998) and James Protheus Dobbs (died 1968). Ann Powers Dobbs is the younger sister of my very, very beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001) who married my Grandfather, Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953). Aunt Anne married into the Coca Cola family whiley Grandmamma move here to nurse and help her husband. Eliazabeth Anne Dobbs Miller, aka Anne, Jr. or Little Anne is a family mystery. She is though, like the rest of us, a descendant of my ninth great grandfather, Thomas Tugwell (Tuggle), of which a report can be seen on this site.
  • Tampa Tribune Article on Jennie C. Powers Koon (210 KB)
    This is an article about my grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon in the Tampa Tribune. This was a tribute to her life. She was born March 6, 1898 and departed this life on January 31, 2001. She remained "sharp as a tack" right up until the end. This article appeared in the Florida/Metro section and went to all subscribers of the Tampa Tribune. She was a "Great Lady" and I loved her very, very much!
  • Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller - My Cousin -2nd Pic (10 KB)
    This is another picture of my first cousin once removed, Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller (1932-?). As said previously, she vanished from the face of the earth circa 1972. She is the daughter of Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998), sister to my most beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), and Aunt Anne's husband, James Protheus Dobbs (died 1968, and a member of the Coca Cola family).
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, MD during Funeral School (12 KB)
    My father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, was a Funeral Diretor before he went to Medical School to become a physician at the University of Miami. This picture was taken circa 1947 when he was a student at Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee. After this he worked at Dukes-Steen Funeral Home and then Lakeland Murell Memorial Hospital where he met my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon, who was an X-Ray Technician at that time, 1955. It was the next year, in 1956 that he went to medical school, while Mamma paid the bills. Thank you for the photo, Daddy! Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • Anne Powers Dobbs & Elizabeth Dobbs Miller c. 1932 (8 KB)
    This is a picture of my great Aunt Anne (1904-1998) and her daughter, Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller (1932-?). This must have been taken when Elizabeth Anne, aka Anne, Jr. or Little Anne was a baby. I do know that she was born in 1932, the same as my mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973). Anne, Jr. is my first cousin once removed through Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998) and James Protheus Dobbs (died 1968, and a member of the Coca Cola family). Anne Powers Dobbs is the younger sister of my beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). What a nice picture! They are also descend, as I do, from Thomas Tuggle (1634-). Please check reports for more information.
  • Koon Family circa 1946 in Lakeland, Florida (28 KB)
    This was taken circa 1946. Left to right: Emily Koon Allard (1930-present), Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. (1918-1969), Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present), Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), Louis Lee Koon, CPA (1922-1997). What a great find!
  • My Point Lookout Prisoner of War Org. Certficate (16 KB)
    This is the updated certificate for my membership in the Point Lookout Prisoner of War Organization which I joined through official documentation back in 1992. This is the certificate for my 2nd-great grandfather, William Henry Wilson (1836-1886) born in SC and moved to Lake City/Columbia/FL with his family. He was a newspaper publisher and owned the newspaper there at that time. Point Lookout Prison for the Confederates was much worse than Andersonville for the Dirty Yankees! We had no food to give them at Andersonville, and so they took it out on us. There are over 14,000 deaths, many from our family who died there. Many were captured and sent there. Unfortunately, William Henry Wilson was captured April 1, 1865, just a few months before the War Between the States ended. He remained there until June of 1865 when he was forced to sign the "Oath of Allegiance" to the Yankess. This was a terrible place and I feel very strongly about this subject.
  • Male Koon's circa 1942 (43 KB)
    This is picture taken in Lakeland, Florida in 1942. This must have been taken when my Uncle Alpheus was down visiting from New York when he was a dancer with Ballet Theatre. Left to right: Louis Lee Koon, CPA (my uncle, 1922-1997), Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (my grandfather, 1890-1953), Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (my father, 1928-present), Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr., (my uncle, 1918-1969)
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. and Friends circa 1942 (33 KB)
    What a great find! L to R: Horace Gibson, Jr., Robert Kennedy and my uncle, Alpheus Cary Koon,Jr. (1918-1969), son of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953) and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). This was taken in Lakeland, FL. Horace Gibson, Jr.'s father was mayor of Lakeland in 1943. They all lived together in New York on 5th Ave. when my Uncle was a member of Ballet Theatre as mentioned earlier on this site. What fun to find old photographs!
  • Alpheus C. Koon, Jr. & Alpheus C. Koon, MD, 1942 (42 KB)
    Left to right: Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr., (my uncle, 1918-1969) and Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (my grandfather, 1890-1953) in 1942 during a my uncle's visit home from New York when he was a dancer with Ballet Theatre.
  • Grace Harris Watson-Older Sister of my Grandmother (12 KB)
    This is a picture of Grace Harris Watson (1891-1982) who was my Granmother's (Jennie Carlye Powers Koon, 1898-2001) circa 1904). They are both the daughters of my great-grandmother, Mary Margaret Rogers Harris Powers (1863-1950). My great grandmother was widowed and married Emmett Powers (died of pneumonia in 1910 when Grandmamma was 12). What a great find! She is the half-sister of my grandmother. She is a descendant of Thomas Tugwell (Tuggle), and I remember Grandmamma telling me many stories about her.
  • The Only Family Portrait of My Family (60 KB)
    As my mother died in 1973, this is the only known family portrait of Wiley Emmett Koon, MD and Clovis O'Deal Word Koon. This was taken for the Imperial Polk County Medical Society Bulletin in August of 1968. It featured my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD., Dean of Polk County Physicians. Left to right: Anne Elizabeth Koon, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon holding Richard Eric Koon, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD holding Dr. James Earl Koon and Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr.
  • Anne Powers Dobbs, Circa 1940's (22 KB)
    Another great find. This is a picture of my beloved Grandmother's (1898-2001) younger sister of whom I knew well. Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998) was also, as well as my Granmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, the child of Mary Margaret Rogers Harris Powers and Arthur Emmett Powers. This must have been taken in Houston in the 1940's. She married into the Coca-Cola family.
  • George Washington Quattlebaum (22 KB)
    George Washington Quattlebaum which was sent to me by one of my distant cousins.
  • Shirley Marx Moriset and Wiley E. Koon, Jr. (14 KB)
    Shirley Marx Moriset and Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. Taken in April 1999 in Tucson, AZ. We are second cousins. Shirley is also a descendant of Thomas Tugwell.
  • Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr. (9 KB)
    Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr, the founder of this web site (college graduation picture).
  • Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (7 KB)
    The mother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr.
  • Anne Powers Dobbs (3 KB)
    Anne Powers Dobbs (1904-1998). Younger sister of ennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001)She married into the Coca-Cola family. This picture was taken when she was in her 80's. She never lost the color of her hair! She is also a descendant of Thomas Tugwell.
  • Emily Koon Allard and Wiley E. Koon, Jr. (13 KB)
    At the opening display of the permanent exhibition, at the Tampa Historical Society, of the Tampa Ballet. This was formed by my uncle, Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. This is the picture Aunt Emily is holding. He danced with American Ballet Theatre, Original Ballet Russe, under Sal Hurok and Radio City Music Hall. Formed the Tampa Ballet in 1953. My grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon, made the costumes in the back. These were for the first performance, in April of 1954, of Grand pas de deux in Don Quixote.
  • Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. (6 KB)
    Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr., 1936 High School graduation picture. My uncle, and brother of Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, and son of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953) and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001).
  • Obituary of Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (24 KB)
    The obituary of the mother of Wiley Emmett Koon, Jr, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973).
  • Anne Powers Dobb and Family Circa 1936 (30 KB)
    This is a picture of my Aunt Anne (1904-1998), sister of my beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). L to R: Elizabeth Anne Dobbs Miller (1932-?)"Anne, Jr", "Little Anne", who fanished from the face of the earth circa 1972, Anne Powers Dobbs, and her husband, James Protho Dobbs (died 1968). They were members of the Coca-Cola Family. What another great find!
  • My Sons of the American Revolution Certificate (30 KB)
    My Sons of the American Revolution Certificate verifying my ancestry back to the American Revolution.
  • Beulah May Elliotte Tuggle & Dudley Watkins Tuggle (106 KB)
    Tuugle cousins. Left to right: Beulah May Elliotte Tuggle and Dudley Watkins Tuggle. Picture taken after 1906 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Virgina is where my 9th great-grandfather, Thomas Tugwell, landed in York County, Virginia in 1653! What a find from a very kind cousin!
  • Me at My Aunt and Uncle's 50th Wedding Anniversay (179 KB)
    This is recent picture of me, founder of this web site, last fall of 2002. It was taken on the occasion of my Aunt Emily, Mary Emily Koon Allard (1930-present) and Frank Eugene Allard, Jr.'s 50th wedding anniversary celebration in Orlando, FL. As we are natives this does not seem unusual to me, but it might to you. As seen elsewhere on this site, I bought my 103 year old belove Grandmother's house, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), and there are three bushes which were routed have grown to great proportions of my Aunt Emily's wedding bouquet! There is a lot of family history on my property! I am very proud of this.
  • The Koon's at Christmas (13 KB)
    My Uncle Louis Lee Koon, CPA, playing the violin while my brother, Dr. James Earl Koon, plays the piano. This was taken in 1995.
  • Louis Lee Koon, CPA During World War II (16 KB)
    This is a picture of my Uncle Louis Lee Koon, CPA (1922-1997) during World War II where he received the "Purple Heart" while serving in the European Theatre. I don't know who the other two in the picture are, but Uncle Louis is on the bottom left-hand side. We are all very proud of him and miss him very much. He was the son of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), and my belove Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001).
  • Arthur A. (Anders) Powers (18 KB)
    This is a picture of my 2nd great-granfather, Arthur A. Powers. His father bought the "Old Home Place" in 1827 coming from Richmond County, North Carolina. I have many trees growing in my yard, as my gandmother, who passed on on January 31, 2001, just four weeks shy of 103rd birthday, has, told me so very much about. I now live in her house and completely enjoy the history which IS here. She and I are also descendants of Thomas Tugwell! Thank you so much Grandmamma! I love you more than words can express!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Alpheus Cary Koon,Jr. High School Diploma, 1936 (30 KB)
    This is a picture of my Uncle Alpheus Cary Koon,Jr.'s (1918-1969) High School Diploma, 1936. What a find! His graduation photograph is also on this site. He went on to pre-med at the University of Tennessee before joinin the St. Louis Municipal Opera Ballet ("Muny Opera") in 1939. In 1941, he joined Ballet Theatre, now American Ballet Theatre, due to the McCarthy events in the 1950's. He late joined the Original Ballet Russe (not to be confused with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo) under the aegis of Sal Hurok, of whom Jacqueline Kennedy had as a guest at the White House. He also danced for television and Radio City Music Hall. He then came back to his native Florida and formed the Tampa Ballet of which his mother, and my beloved Grandmother, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1891-2001) made all the costumes for performances. I have one of the part of the costume he danced in "Giselle". He was truly a great man. I am very proud to have been his nephew. He is the son of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD, (1890-1953) and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). He was the brother of my father Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present).
  • Another Branch of Our Tuggle Family from VA (107 KB)
    Appomattox, Virginia; George Robert Wright;Floyd Carrington Wright;Walter Akers Wright;(left to right front)Juanita Smith; Nannie Mae Seay;Violet Parker. We are distant cousins.
  • Luther M. Koon and Martha Graham Koon (101 KB)
    This is a picture of my great-grandfather's, Wiley Harrison Koon, younger brother, Luther M. Koon (1859-1925), and his wife, Martha Graham Koon (born 1865). This picture was taken about 1900. Luther M. Koon and Wiley Harrison Koon (1856-1939) are the children of Absalom Koon, CSA (1822-1865) and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon (1825-1906). Lavinia is already pictured on this web site as is her house. More information on this part of my family can be seen in the "Reports" section below. Nice to find things like this!
  • Missouri Feagle Swilley (75 KB)
    Missouri Feagle Swilley was a descendant of my 3rd great grandmother's brother, William Feagle, who is the daughter of William and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Legrone. She was born in Newberry County South Carolina and died in, I believe Alachua County, FL! On the far left is a person I don't know. The man on the right is the husband of Misouri Feagle Swilley, Eli Swilley
  • Lehman McKinney-Son of Permillia Koon McKinney (54 KB)
    This is the son of my great-grandfather's, Wiley Harrison Koon (1856-1939) oldest sister's, Permillia Koon McKinney (born 1848, and the eldest child of Absalom Koon, 1822-1865 and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon, 1825-1906). This picture was taken about 1900. It's great to find old things. More information can be found in the "Reports" section below.
  • Rhoda Ann Hairston Dougherty (60 KB)
    This is a cousin of one of the my family's distant cousins. She is a distant cousin to the Lomax report on this site. The Hairstons were, at one time, the "Vanderbilts" of the South, owning over 10,000 acres with dozens of plantations. Peter Hairston and Mary Yeldell were the grandparents of Nancy Lomax Keller, my third great-grandmother! Rhoda was born on January 30, 1812 in South Carolina. What a find!
  • Ollie Koon Barrow & Family (83 KB)
    This is a picture taken about 1925 of my great-grandfather's, Wiley Harrison Koon, 1856-1939, younger brother's, Luther M. Koon, 1859-1925, and Martha Graham Koon, born 1865), daughter's, Ollie Koon Barrow, family. Ollie Koon Barrow was born in December of 1887. From L to R: Claude Barrow, Ollie Koon Barrow, Ennis Barrow (son of Ollie and Claude) and Martha Barrow (daughter of Ollie and Claude). They are the granchildren and great-grandchildren of Absalom Koon, 1822-1865, and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon, 1825-1906. What a great find! More information on this part of my family can be found in the "Reports" section below. This picture was most probably taken near Lake City, Florida.
  • Daniel Koon House (64 KB)
    This is one of my distant Koon cousins' house in South Carolina. It greatly resembles the house in which I now live. Grandmamma bought this house in 1959, and I bought it from my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD, and my aunt, Emily Koon Allard, in June of 2001. What a wonderful place! There is a very interesting story about him, and I also know that he has an article in the Lexington County Genealogical Society periodical about him as well.
  • Julia Koon Sperring at Family Reunion, March 2003 (58 KB)
    This is a picture of my first cousin once removed and her husband, Julia Koon Sperring (1926-present) and Olin Clyde Sperring, Sr. Julia is the one of the daughters of Henry Koon, 1887-1953 and Mattie Baxter, 1890-1941. Henry Koon was the oldest brother of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD, my grandfather, 1890-1953. They are both the children of Wiley Harrison Koon, 1856-1939, and Susan Nancy Wilson, 1865-1912. This was taken by my Aunt Emily Koon Allard, 1930-present and her husband, Frank Eugened Allard, Jr. My aunt is the daughter of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD, brother to Henry Koon. This was taken about six weeks ago at the Annual Family Reunion that cousin Julia has at her wonderful home and property in Live Oak, FL. Thank you so much Aunt Emily and Uncle Gene!
  • Me at 2 1/2 Where I Now Live (21 KB)
    This pic must have been taken at Christmas of 1965. I am in my Grandmother's house (which I now own) in my pajamas! Were not those days WONDERFUL!
  • Emily Koon Allard & F. Eugene Allard, 50th Anniver (75 KB)
    This is a picture of my Aunt Emily, Emily Koon Allard (1930-present), and my Uncle Gene, Frank Eugene Allard, Jr. taken at the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in August of 2002. Emily Koon Allard is the youngest child and only daughter of (having three older brothers) of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001). She is the younger sister of my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present). I think it is a lovely picture of two very special individuals in my family, and am truly honored to have them at just that, MY FAMILY. They display the best and all in what family should be. I love you Aunt Emily and Uncle Gene! "Little Wiley"
  • Circa 1933-32-Alpheus C. , Jr. MD, with Children (38 KB)
    A photo taken circa 1933-34 of my Alpheus Cary Koon, MD, and his children on the way to the First Presbyterian Chuch, Lakeland,FL, circa 1933-34. Back Left to Rt. - Louis Lee Koon,CPA (1922-1997), Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), Alpheus Cary Koon, Jr. (1918-1969), Bottom row: Left to right: Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present), and Emily Allard Koon (1930-present)! Grandamamma, Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), once told me that they were "trying their best" not laugh at something (I am ashamed I don't remember at what), but what a wonderful find! Thank you Grandmamma, I know you are with me! Love, Wiley, Jr.
  • Koon Family Reunion 2003, Live Oak, FL, 1 of 3 (60 KB)
    All pictured are the grandchildren Wiley Harrison Koon (April 21, 1856-October 17, 1939), and Susan Nancy Wilson Koon (June 20, 1865-December 17, 1912). Wiley Harrison Koon is the one of the children of Absalom Koon (1822-1865, CSA), and Lavinia Amanada Taylor Koon (1825-1906). They are all decsendants of every report on this site, save the descedants of Thomas Tugwell, which is the report on my paternal grandmother's line. L-R: Laverne Koon Bryan (1922-present), daughter of Henry Koon (1887-1953), and Mattie Baxter (1890-1941), and grandaughter of Wiley Harrison Koon; Julia Koon Sperring (1922-present), and daughter of Henry Koon and Mattie Baxter; Emily Koon Allard (1930-present), daughter of Alpheus Cary Koon, MD (1890-1953), and Jennie Carlyle Powers Koon (1898-2001), grandaughter of Wiley Harrison Koon; James Koon, son of Horace Koon (died 1934)who was the son of Wiley Harrison Koon. This reunion is held the second Saturday of March each year for all the descendants of Absalom Koon and Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon. Great pic!
  • Clovis O'Deal Word Koon on Break (29 KB)
    My mother, Clovis O'Deal Word Koon (1932-1973), in 1958. She looks good as not working as an X-Ray Technician to pay the bills while my father, Wiley Emmett Koon, MD (1928-present) was in Medical School.
 

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