Thomas Couch, III

Male 1751 - 1817  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Couch 
    Suffix III 
    Born 1 Feb 1751  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Mar 1817  Redding, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3181  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2018 

    Father Thomas Couch, II,   b. 28 Nov 1725, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth JESSUP 
    Married 22 Feb 1749/50  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F21401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah NASH,   b. 17 Jan 1755 
    Married 2 Apr 1772 
    Children 
     1. Sarah COUCH,   b. 9 Aug 1773,   d. 24 Aug 1773  (Age 0 years)
     2. Thomas COUCH, IV,   b. 23 Sep 1774,   d. 08 Oct 1805  (Age 31 years)
    +3. Jonathan COUCH,   b. 13 Feb 1777, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1845, Southeast, Putnam Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Sarah COUCH,   b. 18 Sep 1779,   d. 07 Jan 1809  (Age 29 years)
     5. Nathan COUCH,   b. 25 Sep 1781,   d. 09 Sep 1823, Natches, Adams Co, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Esther COUCH,   b. 14 Dec 1783
     7. Moses COUCH,   b. 2 Oct 1786,   d. 24 Jun 1796  (Age 9 years)
     8. Edward COUCH,   b. 7 Mar 1789,   d. 17 Sep 1792  (Age 3 years)
    +9. Hezekiah COUCH,   b. 14 Mar 1791,   d. 2 Oct 1864, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Mary COUCH,   b. 21 Apr 1793
     11. John COUCH,   b. 28 Jul 1795, Redding, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F21406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Thomas Couch III - Revolutionary War Veteran
    Thomas Couch III - Revolutionary War Veteran
    Sarah Nash Couch's Pension Claim

    Histories
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I
    From the settlement of the town in 1639 to 1818

    by Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbell Shenck - New York, 1889

    www.archive.org

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Couch III

      Thomas Couch, of Fairfield, removed to Redding prior to the Revolution, and settled on
      Umpawaug Hill. He married, April 2d, 1772, Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Nash, of Fairfield.
      Their children were: Sarah, born August 9th, 1773, died young; Thomas, born September
      23d, 1774; Jonathan, born February 13th, 1777, who was the father of Major-General Couch,
      distinguished in the War of the Rebellion; Sarah, born September 18th, 1779; Nathan, born
      September 25th, 1781; Esther, born December 14th, 1783; Moses, born October 2d, 1786;
      Edward, born March 7th, 1789; Hezekiah, born March 14th, 1791; Mary, born April 21st,
      1793; John, born July 28th, 1795. Mr. Thomas Couch died in Redding in 1817.

      At the outbreak of the Revolution Thomas Couch enlisted in the patriot army, and was one of
      the band of heroes who were present with Montgomery at the siege of Quebec. He left his
      wife with their young children in Fairfield. When Tryon moved on that town, Mrs. Couch had
      what furniture and grain she could gather put into an ox cart drawn by two yoke of oxen, and
      started for Redding, where she owned land in her own right. She followed on horseback,
      carrying her two children in her arms. At the close of the war, Thomas joined his wife in
      Redding, where they continued to reside until death.
      Source: History of Redding Connecticut

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Connecticut, All Town Birth Records, Pre-1870 (Vital Stats), Fairfield, p41.


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