Surname: Couch

Descendants of Leonard Crocker Couch of Taunton MA

COUCH (Taunton family). The family bearing this name at Taunton whose representative head is now Leonard Crocker Couch, Esq., who since boyhood has been a resident of the city, occupied in mechanical and business lines, and for years one of the substantial men and useful citizens of the community, is one of long and honorable standing in the neighboring State of Connecticut and of distinction in our country. And through its Taunton alliance of a generation ago – that of Maj. Gen. Darius Nash Couch, of Civil war fame, the father of the present Leonard Crocker Couch just alluded...

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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Biography of Enoch Couch

Enoch Couch was a prominent farmer of Webster in his time. He was born in Webster, April 12, 1793, son of Joseph and Sarah (Pillsbury) Couch. His grandfather, Joseph Couch (first), who emigrated from Wales in 1748, settled in Newburyport, Mass. In 1768 the grandfather moved to Webster, and there improved the farm now owned and occupied by his great-grand-daughter. He resided here for the rest of his life, and died in 1784. The first of his three marriages was made with Elsie Rowell, the second with Mary Webster, and the third with Mrs. Muzzey. Born of the first were four children-John, Elsie, Benjamin, and Joseph; and of his second, one daughter, Mary. Joseph Couch, the father of Enoch, was born in Massachusetts, and accompanied his parents to Webster. He succeeded to the possession of the homestead, which he carried on for the rest of his life; and he died February 7, 1821, aged sixty-five years. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, enlisting from Newburyport, Mass. His wife, Sarah, a native of Newburyport, whom he married February 10, 1785, died March 16, 1846, aged seventy-six years. She was the mother of six children, as follows: Enoch (first), born November 23, 1785, who was accidentally killed August 18, 1789; Sally, born August 23, 1787, who married Samuel Little, and died June 5, 1852; Captain Joseph, born May 23,...

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Biographical Sketch of Herbert F. Couch

(See Grant)-Herbert Franklin, son of James C., and Elizabeth (Collier) Couch, was born February 1875, in Italy, Texas. Received a college education in his native town. Married at Coody’s Bluff, March 1, 1896, Ida May, daughter of Calvin and Elizabeth (Bullette) Coker, born April 28, 1879, at Coody’s Bluff. Educated in the Cherokee National Schools. They are the parents of: Victor Clark, born January 15, 1897; Elmer, born August 31st, 1900 Leola, born December 29, 1902; Curtis Foreman, born November 24, 1905 ; Herbert Franklin, born January 23, 1908; Randolph Penn, born February 22, 1910, Wanda Wanette, born Feb. 14, 1912 and, Vivian Lane Couch, born October 6, 1916. Mr. Couch is a member the Knights of the Pythias fraternity. He is wealthy oil and gas producer, living at present in Nowata. Calvin Coker was the son of John Rogers and Annie (Hogan)...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Irving Couch

Couch, Mrs. Irving (See Grant)—Anna K., daughter of Joseph Lynch and Miranda (Young) Thompson, was born near Pen­sacola, August 14, 1900, educated in Mayes and Craig County. Married at Vinita, Jan. 10, 1920 to Ervin, Son of James Monroe and Mollie Couch. Mr. and Mrs. Couch are farming near...

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Biography of Marion Walker Couch

Marion Walker Couch was born March 17, 1842, in Mississippi, third son of John Couch, a prominent farmer and stockman. His mother was a Miss George, of the well-known George family, of Tennessee. Marion had no opportunity for education during his youth. From his fourteenth year he accompanied his father to Texas, California and elsewhere until, in the year 1861, he joined the Fourth Confederate Cavalry, and as a private served throughout the war. After its close he moved to the Cherokee Nation, and commenced farming and raising stock, which he still continues. In 1884 he established a mercantile business in Chelsea, and may well be considered as the organizer of that town. In 1890 he sold his business to Mr. Poole. In 1863 Mr. Couch married Miss Mary Wright, a Cherokee by blood, by whom he has four children, named John Franklin, Jessie Thomas, Robert Lee, and Nannie. Mrs. Couch died in 1876, whereupon in May 1877, Mr. Couch married Miss Victoria Riley, daughter of Samuel Riley, a Cherokee, of Coody’s Bluff. Mrs. Couch’s mother was a Miss Rider, sister of B. W. Rider, a leading farmer and stock-raiser, and also a Cherokee. By this marriage there are five living children, Mary, Clara, Cherokee, Marion and James, ranging in ages from eleven years to twelve months old. Mr. Couch has 600 head of cattle and 300 acres of...

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Biography of George W. Couch

GEORGE W. COUCH, one of the county’s most worthy citizens, is descended from substantial Virginia stock, for in that State his father and grandfather were born. The family afterward moved to North Carolina, thence to South Carolina, from there to Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri, in which State the grandfather, Lindley Couch, passed the closing scenes of his life, after a long and useful career. Simpson Couch, father of subject, was born in Virginia and was there married to Miss Rebecca Roberts, who is still living although seventy years of age. Mr. Couch died in 1868. After his marriage he went to Illinois and later to Missouri where he located a number of years before the birth of our subject. He entered land, the same our subject now owns, and as it was all in the woods, on the head of Frederick River, he went immediately to work to clear and make a home. He followed farming for the most part, but in an early day he erected a store and embarked in merchandising, meeting with good success. He held the position of judge two or three terms and was a prominent man in the county. In politics he was a Democrat, and in religion a Baptist. His marriage resulted in the birth of ten children, of whom Judge Couch of this county is the eldest and our subject...

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Biography of Judge Alfred Perry Couch

JUDGE ALFRED PERRY COUCH. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch has always been a potential element in the growth and development of Oregon County, Missouri, and as a representative citizen stands second to none in the county. He was born in what is now known as Couch, in Oregon County, Missouri, November 28, 1842, and is the son of Simpson and Rebecca (Roberts) Couch. It is thought that the father came originally from Virginia, but the family lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois, and long years ago, in the thirties, came to Fulton County, Arkansas Soon after this family moved to what is now Oregon County, Missouri, and made the journey in a truck wagon, with wheels sawed from the end of a log, and oxen for motive power. On coming to Missouri the family located on Town Fork of Frederick River, and here the grandfather of our subject put up a little store that gave the creek the name of Town Fork. The grandfather, Lindley Couch, afterward went to Dade County and located in Rock Prairie, where he died soon after the war, when sixty years of age. All his life his principal occupation had been farming, although he had been engaged in other enterprises. The father of Judge Couch was not yet grown when he came to the wilds of Missouri, and...

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Biography of Amelia Couch

AMELIA COUCH. – Much honor is due to the worthy lady, whose name is written above for the noble way in which she has met the burdens and hardships of life and has achieved a success that is both gratifying and praiseworthy, while she has always shown forth her characteristic goodness and sagacity, being gracious and affable in her personal walk. Mrs. Couch is the daughter of William and Rebecca Walker being born on November 25, 1838 in Bedford county, Tennessee. The parents removed to Missouri when she was very young and there she received her primary education in the district schools, and there, also, the father died. Later the mother removed to Van Buren county, Iowa, where she finished her education. The widowed mother removed to Jefferson county, Iowa, and then about eight years later our subject went to Missouri where a married sister lived and where also she was married to Mr. R.T. Couch, a farmer, and for sixteen years they lived there. In the centennial year the subject of this sketch and her husband came direct to Union county, whither her mother and sisters had preceded her by twelve years. Mr. and Mrs. Couch rented land for a time and then purchased their present home place of eighty acres which is situated immediately northwest from Island City. On September 7, 1888, Mr. Couch died, being aged...

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Couch, Minnith O. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Minnith O. Couch, 74, of Toppenish, Washington, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 1983 in St.. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho. He was born Dec. 21, 1908 in Wallowa, to Leonard and Minnie (Fisher) Couch. He attended schools in Wallowa, graduating in 1927 from Wallowa High School. He attended Oregon State University; then he served in the Army during W.W.I, earning the Victory Medal, the American Theater Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. In 1945 he was discharged and went to work in Portland, as an oiler in the Jones Lumber Company sawmill. He moved to Toppenish in 1956 and worked for the Toppenish School District as a custodian, retiring in 1971. Mr. Couch married Ruby Langdon on Feb. 6, 1959 in Toppenish. He was a member of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers, the Blue Mt. Fiddlers, and the Mid-Valley Geological Society and attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Toppenish. Survives include his wife, Ruby Couch of Toppenish; two step-sons, Ray Morris of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jim Morris of Toppenish; three step-daughters, Betty Lou Coles of Yakima and Mary Winberry and LaVonne Cupits, both of Boise, Idaho; three brothers, Quinton Couch of Portland, Robert Couch of Colville and Phillip Couch of Dayton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, four brothers and...

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Couch, Iris Faye – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Iris Faye “Bobbie” Skaggs Couch, 90, died Dec. 4, 2007, in La Grande. She was born Dec. 7, 1916, at Lenore, Idaho, to Charles and Ethel Skaggs. A 1935 graduate of Enterprise High School, she and David T. Couch were married Sept. 19, 1937, in Enterprise. They made their home in Wallowa on Holmes Street. While her husband served in World War II, she ran the family insurance and real estate business in Wallowa. After his return, she continued working. He died in March 1955. As Mrs. Couch continued running the business, she took over the position of Wallowa District Justice of the Peace. She sold the insurance business in 1958 to Coleman and Chrisman. Mrs. Couch is fondly remembered for her Scotty dogs that accompanied her everywhere. She also enjoyed knitting and mushrooming. Mrs. Couch is survived by her daughter Ann Turner of Cloverdale; son and daughter-in-law Leonard and Marian Couch of Auburn, Wash.; and daughter and son-in-law Jane and Jeff Curry of Flora. She was preceded in death by husband David, parents Charles and Ethel Skaggs and sister Vivian Nedrow Trezona. A graveside farewell was held Dec. 10 at the Wallowa Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, December 20,...

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Couch, Lucy E. – Obituary

Lucy E. Couch, 92, of 1091 Creek Hollow Road, died Tuesday Aug. 13. A native and lifelong resident of Oconee County, Mrs. Couch was a daughter of the late Thomas N. Epps (Note: from Connie Epps Bond, this name was in error should have been Early Oscar Epps) and the late Annie Herndon Epps. She was married to the late H.D. Couch. She was a member of the Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home chapel. The Rev Durell Rice will officiate, and burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the chapel at 2 p.m. Pallbears will be I. C. Thornton, Don Guyton Sr., Don Guyton Jr., T. J. Eppps, J. A. Mowrer and Basil Thornton. Survivors include a son Jack W. Couch, Watkinsville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Couch, 1091 Creek Hollow Road, and will received friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight. Additional Comments: Notes from Connie Epps Bond Lucy Belle Epps was the daughter of: Early Oscar Epps and Anna L. Herndon gdaughter of: Thomas North and Penelope Jennings Epps ggdaughter of: William and Sara Alexander Epps. She had a full sister Cora Lee Epps, full brother named Oscar Earl Epps....

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Biography of Capt. John H. Couch

CAPT. JOHN H. COUCH. – A native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, he was one of the handful of hardy, brave, adventurous settlers who made the wilderness their home, and devoted the best portions of their lives in opening the way and preparing the land for the immigration and occupation of their brothers across the mountains. He was born February 21, 1811, and was perhaps influenced by the surroundings in his native place; for Newburyport is noted as one of the oldest and most famous seaports and nurseries of maritime enterprises in America. Be that as it may, he manifested in early boyhood a disposition to pursue a seaman’s life, and had an early opportunity to follow the bent of his inclinations, as he shipped on a voyage to the East Indies on the brig Mars while yet a lad. The brig was owned by an uncle of Captain Flanders (afterwards associated with Captain Couch in business for many years); and this first voyage opened the way to others with such good fortune that in 1840 the command of a vessel was given him by the leading shipowner and great merchant of his native place, none other than the father of that eminent lawyer and distinguished statesman, Honorable Caleb Cushing. This first voyage of Captain Couch’s command was to the land of the settling sun. His brig, the Maryland, carried a...

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