|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1809|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1856|
Son of George Couzens 1764-1842 and Elizabeth Dickinson 1764-1827. Married Sarah Jacque in 1828. Children: Elizabeth Couzens Brown 1830-1908, William J Couzens 1834-probably died in Oregon, George Couzens born 31 Jan 1834 whom was killed abt. 1853 in Nevada , Samuel Couzens 1839-1891, and Sarah Jane Couzens Anderson; she and her whole family were killed abt. 1879 in Medford Oregon from a flash flood. William and his family converted to the LDS church in England and William was baptized by Abram Hatch. They emmigrated to Utah. In 1856 a Lehi posse was was sent out to stop the Indian unrest and arrest the Indian Tintic. George Carson was killed along with several Indians including Tintic's brother Battest. Later that day the Indians killed Carson's brother Washington and Henry Moran, they then abducted 13 years old Lewis Hunsaker in Goshen Valley and tortured him to death.
Two days later Captain Sidney Willes, Lehi's militia leader, mobilized a troop that included Joseph Couzens. Their mission was to "bring the families and cattle from the heard ground to save them from the Indians. After dinner on the 26th Joseph and Sylvanus Collett went to gather firewood. Joseph was attacked by an Indian and killed. Fifteen braves then attacked the Lehi men and John Catlin was killed and George Winn was gravely wounded and two days later died.
Winn, Couzens and Catlin were given a heroes funeral in the Lehi Meeting House on 28 Feb 1856. The three fallen militiamen were buried in a common grave on the west end of the old cemetery on State Street.
The old cemetery is on 150-200 West State Lehi Utah. It was the burial ground from Feb 1851 when John Greggs White a seventy-five-year-old pioneer was the first to die, to 1871. Some bodies were relocated but other where left in the old cemetery. On 29 Jun 1950 the DUP placed a stone monument with plaque. A new one was later made at what is now Roadside Park.
Sarah Jacque Couzens Lilley (1809 - 1878)*
Elizabeth Couzens Lowe Brown (1830 - 1908)*
Lehi City Cemetery
Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge
Record added: Jan 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33424805
Added: Aug. 30, 2010