Jesse Pinkney Couch
|He died at the home of his daughter, Betty Key Couch Aston
and son-in-law Rice Knox Aston, Sr. in Frost, Texas.
Family Group Sheet
Jesse Pinkney Couch
May 1842, Tishamingo Co., Mississippi
Death: 9 Mar 1920, Frost, Navarro Co., Texas Age: 77|
Death Memo: Home of daughter Betty
Couch Aston and Rice Aston, Frost, Texas
Burial: Mar 1920, Italy Cemetery, Italy,
Ellis Co., Texas Age: 77
Burial Memo: per J. M. Beene, undertaker
on Application for Mortuary Warrant
of death: Pneumonia and
Uraemic Poison per Application for mortuary warrant and signed by H. H.
Stephenson, practicing physician.
Gabriel Couch (1800->1870)
"Sally" Hughes (1803-~1859)
Name: Martha Jane Gilliam
22 Nov 1881
Texas Age: 37
bef 9 Dec 1864
"Annie" Ann (1864-1930)
Molly (Mollie) (1872-)
Benjamin P. (1873-)
Gertrude "Gertie" (1876-1967)
Pearl June (1880-1958)
Nancy Catherine Raines Palling
12 Dec 1859
19 Jan 1920 Age: 60
Small Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., Texas Age: 60
10 Jan 1883
Ellis County, Texas
Plony Ann (1891-1987)
Bettie Key (1893-1963)
Claude Cecil (1896-1969)
Willie Lee (1898-1987)
for Jesse Pinkney Couch
was called "Pa" by his children and sometimes referred to just as
enlisted in the war between the states in November 1861 and mustered February
26, 1862. He was discharged on
February 25, 1863 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
During the military Jesse was hurt by the fall of a horse on him which
injured his leg severely. It
consisted first of a severe bruise from the ankle to the knee and
continued to swell and at times burst open.
About a month after the injury the
injury became infected by continually traveling and wading in muddy waters.
It caused an ulcer to form on his leg about the size of his palm.
He also suffered from a case of measles and from hemorages.
After staying home from service for several months he went back into
service and was detailed to ferry service on the Bayon on the Military road
between St. Francis and Little Rock, Arkansas.
He remained there until the end of the war performing such services as he
could. He filed for his pension
when he was 58 years old in July 1899 in McLennan Co., Texas before the
honorable Judge J. N. Gallagher, County Judge of McLennan Co., Texas.
Jesse's pension application is several pages long with several witnesses
testifying before the judge. The
application was denied due to his being under 60 years of age, however, on
February 20, 1902 he was granted his pension by the chief pensions clerk and
Panola County, Mississippi
in Grayson Co., Texas, 202, Sherman
in Hill County, Texas, Precint 4 with wife Martha age 36, b. MS, Ann, daughter
age 14, b. Arkansas, Molly, daughter age 8, b. Arkansas, Benjamin, son age 7, b.
Arkansas, John, son age 5, b. Arkansas and Gertrude, daughter age 4, b. Texas
and 1902 in Wills Point, Van Zandt
for Mortuary Warrant was filed by son, B. P. Couch on March 20, 1920.
On March 26, 1920 Mortuary Warrant was issued for $30.00.
The account of the items for the funeral were as follows: 1 #1428 Casket:
$100.00, 1 burial suit: $35.00, and for the hearse service: $20.00.
Served in the Civil War, CO D, 32 Arkansas Infantry, Private
Archives Microfilm Box # 000376, Roll # 0005, Record # 00004390
pension application dated 9/29/1899 while living in McLennan Co., Texas for 5
years # 08762.
served in Arkansas. His brother
William G. served with him.
for Nancy Catherine Raines (Spouse 2)
was her married name.
Certificate # 3407 (copy in file). Informant
on death certificate: George Couch (could this be Jesse's brother, William G.
& Pearl June (Couch) Summers
photo donated by Jackie Summers Brosch
June (Couch) was the d/o Jesse Pinkney Couch and Martha J. Gilliam.
She and Charlie Summers lived in Frost, Texas (see notes on tornado
of Frost, 1930). Her sister, Sarah Ann Couch Bowman died along with
her husband William H. Bowman in that Tornado and they are both buried in the Frost
Cemetery. Pearl and Charlie's son was visiting with his aunt and
uncle when the tornado hit and killed them. Pearl and Sarah are also the
half-sisters of Plony Ann Couch Hatley buried in Rose
Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas.
Pinkney Couch (their father) died on 3/9/1920 in Frost, Texas and is buried in
the Italy Cemetery, Italy, Texas. He first married Martha J. Gilliam and
2nd married Mrs. Nancy Catherine (Raines) Palling on 1/10/1883 in Ellis Co.,
Ann Couch Bowman was b. 12-9-1864 in Arkansas and d. 5/6/1930 in Frost, Texas
H. Bowman was b. 3/29/1856 and d. 5/6/1930 in Frost, Texas
June Couch Summers was b. 1/11/1880 in Ellis Co., Texas and d. 3/6/1958 in
Gordon Summers was b. 4/7/1879 in Rome, GA and d. 8/1/1956 in Corsicana,