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Monday, June 28, 2010

Moses Couch & Elizabeth Lindley

152. Moses Couch & 153. Elizabeth Lindley

1765-1770, Moses born.

9/26/1772, Elizabeth born in Orange Co., NC; d/o 306. John Lindley & 307. Sarah Pyle.

~1792, Moses married Elizabeth in SC.

1800, (S) 1800 Census, SC, Greenville Co. Moses, age 26-44; wife [Elizabeth], age 26-44; 1 male, age 10-15 [Jacob]; 1 male under 10 [Linley]; 4 females under 10 [one being Melinda.]

By 1805, the family moved to TN. [This is supported by the 1894 biography of a great-grandson George W Couch.]

1810, (S) 1810 Census, KY, Christian Co. Moses, age 26-44; wife [Elizabeth], age 26-44; 1 male, age 16-25 [Linley]; 2 females 10-16, 1 male under 10 [Avery], 2 females under 10. [Christian Co. is in SW KY on the TN border.]

By 1812, Moses and his family moved from Pulaski Co., KY to AL. [See family notes – they may have moved there in 1810.]

1815, Moses on the tax rolls of Pulaski Co., KY with 70 acres on Flat Lick Creek. His land was valued at $1.50 and acre, and he owned horses valued at $135.

By 12/1815, the family moved to AL [at the time still the MS Terr. Son Lindley remained on the Pulaski Co. tax rolls for succeeding years.]

12/23/1818, Moses, of Madison Co., AL, purchased 159.46 acres from the government at $2.00 an acre. [There were other “Couch” families, likely related, already in the area before Moses arrived.]

6/1819, Moses and his son Lindley signed a petition [signed by 230 settlers] against their ordered removal from Cherokee lands in AL by 7/1819.

9/22/1821, Moses relinquished his land in AL and the family moved back to Pulaski Co., KY.

1822, Moses on the tax rolls of Pulaski Co., KY.

1823, Moses appears to have moved to Lincoln Co., TN [near where he lived in AL.]

1830, (S) 1830 Census, KY, Whitley Co. Moses, age 60-70; Mary, age 50-60; 2 females age 15-20; 1 son 10-15; 1 female under 5.

By 1831, The family moved to Madison Co., IL; across the river from St. Louis, MO. [Relatives of Elizabeth lived in this area.]

“Betsy” died.

Moses married a 2nd time to Mary A ?.

6/25/1834, Moses purchased 40 acres in Marine Township, Madison Co., IL for $1.25 an acre.

10/10/1834, Moses purchased 3 tracts of land from David Taylor for $900.

8/11/1835, Moses paid off a mortage owed B. K. Hart of $212.50. On the same day Moses and his wife Mary A Couch sold most of their lands.

8/21/1835, Moses loaned Zeri Foster $300.

10/3/1835, Moses assigned the Zeri Foster mortgage to William Post.

[It is likely that Moses moved with his sons to AL.]

(S) The Moses Couch Family, 2008, by Michael A Landwehr.

Family notes:
• A “Margaret Couch”, born 1794 in SC, likely a daughter of Moses, was married 11/26/1810 in Pulaski Co., KY to William Duncan.

Children of Moses and Elizabeth:

i. Jacob Couch, born 1785-90 in SC.
1818, Jacob on the tax rolls for Pulaski Co., KY.

ii. Lindley Couch, born 2/7/1793 in SC.
10/1812 in Pulaski Co., KY, Lindley married Susannah Atnip.
Lindley moved with his father to AL, and then returned to Pulaski Co.
3/9/1863, Lindley died in Dade Co., MO; buried in Sinking Creek Cem. near Everton.

ii. Melinda “Linnie” Couch, born 1795 in SC.
6/1815 in Pulaski Co., KY, Linnie married William Stogsdill, a Baptist minister.
1858, Melinda, a widow, made an application for War of 1812 bounty land in Dade Co., MO.
Aft. 6/19/1860, Linna died.

iii. Avery Couch, born ~1805 in TN.
1822, Avery with his father on the tax rolls of Pulaski Co., KY.
1824, Avery married Nancy Tabor in Lincoln Co., TN.
3/1853, Nancy filed for divorce.
Avery married 2nd Martha Hall.
1866, Avery died.

iv. Delilia Couch, born 12/23/1812 in Pulaski Co., KY.
11/2/1831 in Madison Co., IL, Delilia married Charles Literal.
Delila, a widow, married 2nd widower Archibald Harrell.
4/2/1881, Delila died in Grayson Co., TX; buried in White Mound Cem. near Tom Bean.

v. Benjamin Couch (76), born 12/13/1815 in AL.