Mary Ann Couch

Female10 December 1848–23 April 1927

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Couch was born on 10 December 1848, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Whitmore Couch, was 30 and her mother, Isabella Amanda Mouck, was 22. She married Jason Lee Boyd on 10 May 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Center Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 23 April 1927, in Center, Ralls, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Madisonville Cemetery, Jasper Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jason Lee Boyd
Mary Ann Couch
Marriage: 10 May 1866
Martha A Boyd
Norah Amanda Boyd
Della Frances Boyd
Margaret Isabelle “Maggie” Boyd
Carie Edna Boyd
Arthur Garfield Boyd
Roy Edgar Boyd
Jennie May Boyd
Richard Harrison Boyd

Sources (23)

  • Mary A Couth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Ann COUCH - birth-name: Mary Ann COUCH
  • Mary Ann Couch Boyd, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1866
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 15

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Cornwall and Devon): nickname from Middle English couch(e) ‘hump, hunch’, used for a hunchback. In Cornwall and Devon it is usually pronounced as Cooch.

    English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Gooch .

    English (Cornwall and Devon): from Middle English coche, couche ‘bed, couch, tablecloth’ (Old French couche, culche). It could have been a metonymic occupational name for someone who made such items or a nickname for a lazy individual. Alternatively, it could have been applied to someone who produced couchwork, a luxurious embroidery in which gold or silver thread and jewels were sewn into satin or silk robes.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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