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George W. Kouns, Sr
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Birth: 1784
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1848
Burlington
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA

OBITUARY
GEORGE KOUNS - - died June 7, 1848, George Kouns, Senior in the 64th year of his age. Father Kouns was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, and in his youthful days moved to Lawrence County, and was married to Catherine Wolfenberger in 1808. Here he accumulated considerable property, raised a large family and lived to see them all comfortably settled in life. Father Kouns has been long known to the citizens of Lawrence County, and to write a history of his life and character would be only a repetition of knowledge engraved upon every heart. There need only be given a short sketch of the circumstances attending his death. The disease which occasioned his death was one of a very distressing nature - a spinal infection. For several months he suffered most intensely and obtained no freedom until death came to his relief. It is true that willing friends were ever ready to bestow the offices of kindness and attention upon him; but such was the nature of his disease that for days together he could not be turned in his bed. Early in his sickness he felt impressed with the idea he should never recover, and immediately arranged his temporal affairs and the blessing of pardon. Before his death, light suddenly broke upon his mind, and though exceedingly weak and feeble shouted aloud the praises of his God. On Wednesday evening, at 10 o'clock he slept in death. . . As fades the summer clouds away; As sinks the gale when storms are o'er; As gently shuts the eye of day; As does the wave upon the shore; and may we all be ready for blessed reunion in the spirit land. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catharine Wolfenbarger Kouns (1783 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Kouns Drury (1807 - 1876)*
  Ann L. Kouns Campbell (1820 - 1884)*
  George W. Kouns (1827 - 1860)*
  H. W. Kouns (1830 - 1831)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Lawn Cemetery
Burlington
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Robert Strong
Record added: Feb 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65490788
George W. Kouns, Sr
Added by: Lisa Young
 
George W. Kouns, Sr
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Added by: Paul Drescher
 
 
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- Marie Mills
 Added: Jun. 24, 2012
 
 
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