Robert Sloan Couch

10 October 1866–23 September 1953 (Age 86)
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Sloan

When Robert Sloan Couch was born on 10 October 1866, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Couch, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Orr, was 34. He married Cora Matilda Brock on 14 February 1889, in Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 23 September 1953, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Robert Sloan Couch
Cora Matilda Brock
Marriage: 14 February 1889
Frank Belkin Couch
Minnie Fay Couch
May Couch
Lowell Lloyd Couch
Forrest Gordon Couch

Spouse and Children

14 February 1889
Fannin, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Franklin Mortimer Couch


    William Wallace Couch


    Mary Melvina Couch


    Matilda Alice Couch



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 4

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 5

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Cornish and Welsh: nickname for a red-haired man, from cough, coch ‘red(-haired)’. Compare Gough .2 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of beds or bedding, or perhaps a nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English, Old French couche ‘bed’, a derivative of Old French coucher ‘to lay down’, Latin collocare ‘to place’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • CENSUS: SC, Pickens Co., Pickensville Twp., Sloan Couch in household of William Couch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • CENSUS: SC, Pickens Co., Easley Twp., Sloan Couch in household of William Couch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sloan Couch, "United States Census, 1900"

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