|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1816|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||May 30, 1887|
New Hampshire, USA
John, my great-great grandfather, was a son Jacob Couch and Mary Brown. He married Lois P. Hutchins November 10, 1839 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
The children born to John and Mary were Nathaniel Brown, John Studley Jr., and Osborne Dallas.
From Fact and Fantasy, Our Couch Family Story, 1984, Evelyn Couch Bailey:
"John Studley (Couch) was a sturdy, robust outdoorsman, jovial, outgoing and aggressive. A natural leader, he was ever in search activities that provided outlet for his driving energy. At the earliest eligible age he enlisted in the Chester unit of the New Hampshire State Militia, which gathered each May to accept enrollees and elect officers. John Studley advanced to captain and by 1850 had achieved the rank of colonel. From that time forward he is referred to in the historical records of that area as colonel."
1840 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 326, Chester: John S.Couch Head of Household; Males 15-20, 1; Males 20-30, 1; Females 20-30, 1; Females 40-50, 1
1850 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 279, Chester: John S. Couch, 35, NH; Lois P., 36, NH; Jacob S., 22, NH; Nathaniel B., 10, NH; John S., 7, NH; Osborne D., 4, NH; Jacob Sawyer, 22, NH, brother
1860 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 1204, Chester: John Studley Couch, 45, Lumber Dealer; Lois P., 46; Nathaniel B., 19, Miller; John S. Jr., 16, Mechanic; Osborne D., 13.
1870 Rockingham Co., NH, pg 55b, Chester: John B. Cooch, 55, NH, lumber dealer, $20000/2000; Lois P., 56, NH; Nathaniel, 29, NH; Osman D., 23, NH, tavern keeper; Ellen M., 22, NH.
1880 Rockingham Co., NH, Ed 200, pg 55B, Chester: John S. Couch, 64, NH, Farming Retired; Lois P., 67, NH
Lois P. Hutchins Couch (1813 - 1880)
Nathaniel Brown Couch (1840 - 1901)*
Osborne Dallas Couch (1846 - 1936)*
Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
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