Parsons, WV, 1979. xxii +647pp; hardbound; index; maps; photographs; charts.
Comprised of the descendants of Elder John Koontz (born March 1739) of the Shenandoah Valley,
this volume contains a four- generation ancestral chart, local maps, cemetery inscriptions,
photographs and an index of more than 7,000 names. Excellent genealogy annotated and thoroughly
researched. This was prepared for the preservation of a permanent family history.
Thousands of hours were spent in research over a period of
five years and four months, in addition to more than 2,500 pages of
correspondence. It has a complete 86 page index of 7,296 names. From 20 to 187
members of the following families appear in the book, with information from
more than 350 references and 49 different cemeteries. Some of the major allied
names included are: