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 Jesse P Couch

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Jesse P Couch

  • Birth 16 May 1842
  • Death 9 Mar 1920
  • Burial Italy, Ellis County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 6916544

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- Pamela Hatley Caldwell
Added: Jun. 13, 2007
Jesse Pinkney Couch was my great grandfather. He was born May 6, 1842 in Tishamingo Co, MS and d. March 9, 1920 in Frost, Navarro Co., TexasHe was called "Pa" by his children and sometimes referred to just as Pinkney.Jesse enlisted in the war between the states in November 1861 and mustered February 26, 1862. He was discharged on February 25, 1863 in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the military Jesse was hurt by the fall of a horse on him which injured his leg severely. It consisted first of a severe bruise from the ankle to the knee and continued to swell and at times burst open. About a month after the injury the injury became infected by continually traveling and wading in muddy waters. It caused an ulcer to form on his leg about the size of his palm. He also suffered from a case of measles and from hemorages. After staying home from service for several months he went back into service and was detailed to ferry service on the Bayon on the Military road between St. Francis and Little Rock, Arkansas. He remained there until the end of the war performing such services as he could. He filed for his pension when he was 58 years old in July 1899 in McLennan Co., Texas before the honorable Judge J. N. Gallagher, County Judge of McLennan Co., Texas. Jesse's pension application is several pages long with several witnesses testifying before the judge. The application was denied due to his being under 60 years of age, however, on February 20, 1902 he was granted his pension by the chief pensions clerk and account comptroller.Application for Mortuary Warrant was filed by son, B. P. Couch on March 20, 1920. On March 26, 1920 Mortuary Warrant was issued for $30.00. The account of the items for the funeral were as follows: 1 #1428 Casket: $100.00, 1 burial suit: $35.00, and for the hearse service: $20.00.


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  • Created by: couchpotato
  • Added: 9 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6916544
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse P Couch (16 May 1842–9 Mar 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6916544, citing Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by couchpotato (contributor 46553367) .