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Henry Andrew Couch
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1845
Pontotoc County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1921
Palacios
Matagorda County
Texas, USA

HENRY ANDREW COUCH was born on 14 January 1845 to Drury Couch (born: 1823 in Lawrence County, Alabama; died: 7 July 1898 in Cherokee County, Texas) and Mary Elizabeth Howell (born: 1823 in North Carolina; died: 1903 in Smith County, Texas).

Henry Andrew Couch came to Texas as a boy, about age 5, in a covered wagon from Mississippi, with his parents, Drury and Mary Howell Couch, in 1850.

Henry Andrew Couch married his second wife, Fannie (Fanny) Geneva Hardgrave on 29 August 1872 in Cherokee County, Texas (Source: Cherokee County, Texas, Marriage Records, Book F, Page 137.) Fannie Geneva Hardgrave was born on 27 October 1856 and died on 23 March 1941 in Kerens, Texas. Note 1 to this chapter gives information on Fannie's parents. Henry Andrew Couch's first wife was Ida Holder, whom he married on 12 November 1867 in Cherokee County, Texas, just a few years after returning from fighting in the Civil War. Henry Andrew Couch and Ida Holder had the following children:

(1) Mary Elizabeth (Mollie or Molly) Couch, born: 3 March 1868 (death certificate indicates she was born on 1 March 1869); died: 31 December 1955. Mollie Couch married John W. Cowan on 24 December 1885.
(2) Thomas William Couch, born on: 27 January 1871 in Griffin, Cherokee County, Texas; died on: 25 February 1907 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Thomas William Couch married his first wife, Ella Riggle, (b: 1874 in Hamilton County, Texas; d: 21 Mar 1897 in Hamilton County, TX) on 24 July 1892 in Hamilton County, Texas. Ella Riggle died on 21 Mar 1897, after the birth of their son, William Floyd Couch. Thomas William Couch married his second wife, May Pruitt, in Van Zandt County, Texas.

Ida Holder died on 1 October 1871 of post-partum depression. On 29 August 1872, Fannie Geneva Hardgrave and Henry Andrew Couch were married. Fannie Geneva Hardgrave and Henry Andrew Couch had the following children:
1. James Couch b: 14 Jul 1874 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 7 Jan 1875 in Cherokee Co, TX
2. Banner Cordelia Couch b: 10 Nov 1875 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 3 Nov 1965 in Nixon, TX, Married: (Virgil) W. C. Casey (b: 27 Dec 1879; d: 8 Jan 1952) -- 24 December 1899 in Cherokee County, Texas
3. Andrew Jackson Couch b: 24 June 1877 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 1 Jan 1957 in Tyler, TX, Married: Maud Ella Wesson (b: 25 Sep 1879; d: 26 Jul 1965) 24 Jun 1897
4. John Franklin Couch b: 6 Feb 1880 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 6 Nov 1966 in Nixon, TX
Married: Alma Jane Shaw (b: 23 Aug 1881; d: 28 May 1969) 20 Oct 1901 in Cherokee Co, TX
5. Silas (Stephen Lee) Lee Couch b: 30 Dec 1881 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 3 Jan 1929 in Kerens, TX, Married: Emma Clary (b: 30 Apr 1896; d: 2 Oct 1977 in Kerens, Navarro Co, TX)
6. Samuel Wright Couch, b: 12 Nov 1883 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 22 Aug 1884 in Cherokee Co, TX
7. Henry Cleveland Couch, b: 5 May 1885; d: 29 Oct 1926 in Kerens, Navarro Co, TX
Married: Mary Lou Farley
8. Wade Othlen Couch, b: 7 Mar 1887 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 15 Jul 1888 in Cherokee Co, TX
9. Stella Bessie Couch, b: 15 Dec 1888 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 6 Dec 1968 in Houston, TX
Married: William Polk Richardson (b: 15 Jan 1877; d: 17 Feb 1925) 22 Sep 1907 in Cherokee Co, TX
10. Deotra Altermost (DA) Couch, b: 1 Nov 1890 in Cherokee Co, Tx; d: 27 May 1959 in Floydada, Tx
Married: Ollie Newbury (b: 3 Mar 1893; d: 14 Dec 1982) - 15 Oct 1909 in Cherokee Co, TX, Married: Isabella Green (b: 19 Jan 1889; d: Feb 1982) in 1925.
11. Ada Beatrice Couch, b: 17 Oct 1892 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 31 Dec 1972 in Houston, TX, Married: Franklin Lacy (b: 28 Jan 1892; d: 4 Oct 1958) on 23 May 1913 in Cherokee Co, TX
12. William Carlton Couch b: 25 Dec 1894 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 29 Nov 1951 in Beaumont, TX, William Carlton married Fannie Vera Adams (b: 11 May 1901 in Williamson Co, TX)
13. Maudie (Anna Maud) Couch, b: 16 Dec 1896 in Cherokee Co, TX; d: 7 Dec 1978 in Houston, TX, Married 1st: Floyd Bartine (b: 1896 Clark Co, Mo); 2nd: Milton P. Turner (b: 9 Oct 1896 in Cherokee Co, TX, d: Apr 1985 in Dallas, TX)
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HENRY ANDREW COUCH was first buried in the Texas Historic Couch Family Cemetery on his farm in Cherokee County, Texas, next to his 1st wife, Ida Holder. After the death of his second wife, Fannie Geneva Hardgrave, his body and Civil War headstone marker were moved to the Kerns Cemetery and placed next to Fannie.
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 Parents:
  Drury Couch (1823 - 1898)
  Mary Elizabeth Howell Couch (1823 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Fannie Hardgrave Couch (1856 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Couch Holcomb (1869 - 1955)*
  Deotary Altamos Couch (1890 - 1959)*
 
 Sibling:
  Henry Andrew Couch (1845 - 1921)
  Henry Andrew Couch (1845 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kerens Cemetery
Kerens
Navarro County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Couch Genealogy
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
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Henry Andrew Couch
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Henry Andrew Couch
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- James & Cheryl Graham
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
 
 
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