b. abt. 1759 South Carolina
d. c 1797
m. Apsella/Apsilla Watson
father: (possibly William Watson Jr.# d. c1767 Edgefield Co., S. )
mother: (possibly Patience Moore#)
|Watson Couch||b.about 1784-1794(census)||d.
||m. Mary Chandler|
|Douvica "Dosha" / Louvicy Couch||b. 6 July 1779#||d. Jan. 31, 1848 Edgefield Co., SC#|| m. William McDaniel 23
June 1798 Edgefield Co., SC# (son of Absolom McDaniel)
|Frances Couch||b. about 1784-1794(census)||d. 1862 SC
|| m. William Holston 1810 in
Edgefield District, SC (son of William Holston Sr.)
||m. Moore Johnson|
|Mary Couch||b.about 1779/80 96th Dist., S. C.||d. about 1802/3 Ridge Springs, Edgefield Co. (now Saluda Co.), S. C.||m. Henry Spann about 1797|
|John Couch||b. 1773 Edgefield Co., SC
||d. abt 1819
|Sarah Couch||b. Jan. 6, 1781 Edgefield Co., SC||d. Nov. 11, 1862 Gwinnett Co., Ga.|| 1m. c1796 Richard Bush Jr.
2m. Jan. 6, 1808 William McDaniel of Barnwell Co., SC
The Couch family web site gives a history of the "One Alabama
Couch Family, 1600-2000 by Dr. Robert Hill Couch. He says that
Edward is the child of Benjamin Couch. I have not been able to
verify that. There are a number of records for Edward Couch
in South Carolina. One of the first ones in 1770 links the
Watson family to Edward Couch in Colleton County.
1769, Dec 21 - Capt. Michael Watson files a plat for 50 acres on
Cloud Creek, a sometimes dry branch of the Saluda River in
Colleton County. surveyed by John Fairchild. [South
Carolina Archives, vol. 19, page 283]
1770, Jan 24, - Edward Couch of Edgefield Co., SC is
originally granted about 423 acres land by Gov. William Bull near
Clouds Creek of Little Saludy River.
1770, Nov. 1, - William Dooly sold land to Edward Couch, both of SC. Sold 150 acres for 250 pounds originally granted Jan. 24, 1770 being near Clouds Creek a branch of Little Saluda River adj. E by Henry Hartley and N by Moses Powel. S/ William Dooly. Wit: Patrick McDougal, Michael Walton, William Clark, who swore by oath April 29, 1793 before Henry King, JP. Recorded April 30, 1793. [South Carolina Archives, vol. 14, page 191]
Pursuant to a precept directed
under the hand and seal of John Bremar Esq DSG. bearing date the 7th day of August 1770, I have measured and laid out unto Capt Michael Watson a plantation or tract of one hundred and fifty acres of land, situated in Colleton County, near Cloud Creek. Butting and bounding to the NW part on land held by Wm Watson and part on vacant land to the SW on land held by Edwd Couch, to the SE part on land held by Edwd Couch, and part on land held by Capt. Michael Watson, to the NE part on land by Capt Michael and part on land held by John Watson; And hand such shape for and marks as the above plat, above, etc.
Given under my hand this 6th day of Feb 1771.
Ord. Co. Oct. 1771 John Fairchaild, DS,
1772, Feb 25 - Michael Watson files a memorial for 150 acres on
"Clouds Creek, in Colleton County, SC. other names listed are
Edward Couch, John Watson and William Watson. [South
Carolina Archives, vol. 11, page 136]
1776 c or Later - Couch, Edward, account audited (file no. 1508) of claims growing out of the American Revolution. [South Carolina Archives, series S108092, Reel 26, Frame 381]
1779- Edward Couch in listed in the Ninety-Sixth Dist., no
township listed, [SC Early Census Index]
1784, Dec. 1 - Edward Couch files for a plat of 150 acres on
Rocky Creek, Ninety Six Dist. surveyed by Harwood Jones. [South
Carolina Archives, vol. 7, page 448]
1786 - A will is made by Absalom McDaniel naming sons William,
Hiram and Jehiel. [records of Tom Strong , Rootsweb
1787, Feb. 5 - Edward Couch received a land patent in Edgefield
1790 - US Census, Edgefield County, SC
1791, Aug. 30 - Edward files a plat for 206 Acres on Beach
Creek, Edgefield Co., Ninety Six Dist., surveyed by Robert Lang on
Dec. 13, 1786. [South Carolina Archives, series S213190, vol. 27,
page 278, item 1]
1793- May 2 - Edward Couch sold 150 acres for 100 pounds to Thomas Holsel, both of Edgefield Co., SC originally granted Jan 24, 1 770 near Clouds Creek of Little Saludy River adj. SE by Henry Hartley, NE by Moses Powell at the time of survey. S/ Edward Couch , Apsela Couch. Wit: Abraham (A) Smith, Reaseign Holsel, who swore by oath May 18, 1793 before Richard Tutt, JP Recorded May 18 , 1793.
1794 - Edward Couch dies in Old Edgefield District of SC, now
Saluda. His estate is settled and his listed heirs include
Watson Couch, Moses Holston, Henry Spann, and Moore Johnson.
(Claire Furth 2002)
His estate is apparently not settled until 1813.
1795 - April 16, Edward Couch of Edgefield Co., SC to Moore Johnson and Charity, his wife for love and affection, gives a Negro bo y named Tom about 11 years old and an inventory?S/ Edward Couch . Wit: John Johnson, Robert Willis, who swore by oath Aug. 15, 1 795 before Richard Tutt, JP. Recorded Aug. 15, 1795.
1806- Edgefield County, South Carolina Deed Books 27, 28, and
p. 491 Richard & William Bush to John Permenter, Deed of Conveyance, 6 September 1806, Two hundred Dollars, two hundred eighty seven acres situate on Horse Creek one of the head branches of South Edisto River being part of a tract of 544 acres originally granted to Edward Couch deceased; sd Couch in his lifetime did convey part of sd tract to James Tomlin whihc is now held by John Mills and Isaac Foreman and land held by Robert and Alexander B. Stark, and land held by teh Widow Pitts, and Bush. Proven 27 April 1807 by John Don; Elijah Watson J Q. Rec 9 January 1808. [Wells vol. 27, 28 and 29 , page 85]
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