Andrew Jacob or Jackson Couch

Brief Life History of Andrew Jacob or Jackson

When Andrew Jacob or Jackson Couch was born on 6 June 1798, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Nicholas Couch, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Roach, was 27. He married Mary Ann "Polly" Baker on 28 March 1819, in Madison, Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Mountain Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 June 1862, in Alma, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Byers Cemetery, Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jacob or Jackson Couch
1798–1862
Mary Ann "Polly" Baker
1805–1886
Marriage: 28 March 1819
Peter Simon Couch
1820–1886
Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Couch
1828–
Delilah Couch
1821–1847
William H Couch
1823–1907
Mary Ann "Polly" Couch
1824–1893
Mahala Jane Couch
1826–1890
Nicholas Couch
1828–1850
Peter Matthew Couch
1829–1887
Henry Mattson "Matt" Couch
1832–1907
John Couch
1833–1865
Emily Couch
1836–
Melissa Almyra Couch
1841–1882
Louisa Couch
1841–
Lavinia Newtoy Couch
1841–1910
Andrew M Couch
1844–1897

Sources (10)

  • Andrew Couch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Andrew Couch, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • A. J. Couch, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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