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Homer Charles Couch
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1886
Jacksonville
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1942
Denison
Grayson County
Texas, USA

The gravestone of Homer and Sarah Couch at Fairview Cemetery in Denison, Texas, indicates that Homer was born in 1888. On the 1900 U.S. census for Smith County, Texas, Lizzie Couch is listed as a widow and head of household with all her children. Homer's mother, Lizzie, listed Homer as having been born in March 1886. Homer listed 8 March 1887 as his birth date on his World War I draft card. In the 1880's good records of births were not maintained after the death of parents. No records were required by the government until social security came into being. Most likely, 8 March 1886 was Homer Charles Couch's birth date in that his mother was the most likely person to know his date of birth.

Homer's parents died when he was a teenage boy. After their deaths, he lived with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Howell. The 1900 Smith County, Texas, United States census has Mrs. Lizzie Couch listed as a widow, with Homer and all of his brothers and sisters listed as well.

Homer's father, William M. Couch, likely died in the fall or early winter of 1897, and his mother, Lizzie Lee Towles Couch Brown, likely died in about 1904 or 1905, shortly after her second marriage to John Allen Brown on 12 April 1903.

Homer Charles Couch and Sarah Elvy Turner married in Clairette, Texas, on 26 December 1909. Their marriage license was issued in Erath County, Texas.

Homer Charles Couch's ancestry tree is as follows:
1 Captain THOMAS COUCH &_______ (b: abt. 1660 or earlier in England)(Merchant of London and Master of the ships, Fortune, and Palm Tree)
2 THOMAS COUCH, Sr. (b: abt. 1685) & ELIZABETH [Lived in (Bristol Parish) Prince George County, Virginia, in the 1720's (record of son, Mathew's birth in Bristol Parish Records)
3 THOMAS COUCH, Jr. (b: ca 1705-1714, possibly in VA. d: 1776 in Enoree, S.C.)
SPOUSE: MARY (b: ca. 1715-1720 in VA d: 1796 in Spartanburg, South Carolina)
This Thomas is known as Ole Thomas and he left a Will, dated: 12 Feb 1776)
4 JOHN COUCH (b: ca 1745 in VA or NC d: 30 Mar 1840 in Tishomingo Co, MS)
SPOUSE: SUSANNA [ANN] MEREDITH (b: 7 Mar 1756 in MD d: ca. 1821 in AL)
5 HENRY COUCH (b: ca 1785 in SC d: 1837 in Lawrence County, Alabama)
1st SPOUSE: MARGARET "PEGGY" PRIEST
(Peggy Priest married Henry 16 July 1810 in Madison Co, Alabama)
Children: Susan; Henry Meredith (b: 1821 in Lawrence Co, AL); Samuel
2nd SPOUSE: CATHERINE WALTERS (also seen as "WATERS")
(Married Henry Couch on 11 August 1821) (Born ca. 1805 in Jefferson Co, TN. She died abt. 1869 and is buried in the old McDonald's Cemetery in Cherokee Co, TX) (Mother of DRURY.)
Children: DRURY (b: 1823) and Elizabeth (b: ca. 1825)
6 DRURY COUCH (b: 1823 in Lawrence Co, AL d: 1898 in Texas)
SPOUSE: MARY HOWELL (b: Sept 1823 in NC d: 1903 in Smith Co, Texas)
Son: William M. COUCH (b: 1858 in Tx d: ca. 1897)
7 WILLIAM M. COUCH (b: 1858, Cherokee Co, TX d: ca. 1897 in TX)
SPOUSE: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lee Towles (b: Dec 1864 in AL d: ca. 1905)
8 HOMER CHARLES COUCH (b: 8 Mar 1886 d: 15 Apr 1942)
SPOUSE: SARAH ELVY TURNER (b: 10 Jul 1891 d: 3 May 1971)
Homer and Sarah married on 26 Dec 1909 in Erath County, Texas


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Elvy Turner Couch (1891 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  William Ernest Couch (1912 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Denison
Grayson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Couch Genealogy
Record added: Nov 08, 2012
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Homer Charles Couch
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Homer Charles Couch
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