CALIFORNIA’S COUTS COUSINS

 

CALIFORNIA’S COUTS COUSINS

 

VOLUME  13                                                                               NUMBER  2

 

 

A Bi-annual Newsletter for the Descendants of the Couts Family #45

WELCOME-

It is the goal of this newsletter to create interest in and share the research for the Couts (pronounced Koutz) and Allied Family genealogy.  It can only be written with the cooperation of each family member.   We encourage each of you to send in your family group sheets and enter data as far back as you can find.  The information that you find within its covers will be as “true” as we can prove.  We gladly accept articles, photos, genealogy lines, and family stories.

 

GUESTBOOK EMAILS

To All My Kautz Cousins and Friends:

         The biography of August Valentine Kautz is now available.  Researched and written by me and beautifully published by McFarland & Co., the book is in 7x10 format, 303 pages long and printed on acid free paper, with more than 40 photos and maps, plus bibliography and  endnotes and it is well indexed.  Although I might be biased, I can recommend it to anyone interested in the Kautz family or in the American Civil War.  It would make an impressive gift to family members.  Because of its quality, it is a bit expensive at $55.

        The publisher's description of the book follows:

        "Born in Germany in 1828, future Union general August Valentine Kautz came to America as an infant.  He was privileged to obtain schooling and, after service in the Mexican War, attended West Point.
         "Relying heavily on detailed journals kept by Kautz for 43 years, this biography covers his early experiences and his time in the turbulent Pacific Northwest, where he was involved in Indian affairs and the Rogue River War.  As with so many American military men of the time, however, the defining event in his career was the Civil War.
         "Originally assigned to the Western Theater, where he played a role in the capture of Morgan's Raiders,  Kautz's service included participation in the First Battle of Deep Bottom, the Wilson-Kautz Raid, and the Petersburg assault aimed at capturing Richmond.  Kautz has often been misrepresented in historical mentions and this biography seeks to set the record straight.  Period photographs and a number of maps are included."

        McFarland & Co. markets their books primarily to libraries and universities, so you probably won't find this one at your local book store.  Copies can be ordered, however, at your local book store or directly from the publisher:

        McFarland & Co., Inc.
        PO Box 611
        Jefferson, NC 28640

        Tel: 336-246-4460

        or from their website: www.mcfarlandpub.com

        If you would like a copy signed by the author, it can be arranged.  Please tell me how to inscribe it (for instance: to my good friend and cousin, Joe Blow with best regards, Lawrence G. Kautz) and send it along with $55 to:
        Larry Kautz
        PO Box 1407
        West Jefferson, NC 28694
        I am looking forward to hearing from you.  If you do read the book, please let me know what you think of it. Larry Kautz

 

 

MARY COUTS BURNETT. Mrs. Mary C. Burnett, daughter of the late J. R. Couts, came to Weatherford in early childhood, where she grew to womanhood with the best advantages that the country afforded. She married S. B. Burnett of Fort Worth, one of the wealthy men of Texas. After his death, and one year before her demise, she executed a declaration of trust, naming five trustees, such trust to endure until twenty years following the death of the last trustee. By the terms of this trust, he gave her entire fortune, consisting of some $4,500,000, the net income there from to be expended solely for the support of professors’ chairs and for scholarships for worthy students until the expiration of the trust, at which time the corpus of her estate goes to the institution. This constitutes the largest bequest ever received by any educational institution in the Southwest.

History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin: being a brief symposium of the early history of Parker County, together with short biographical sketches of early settlers and their trials, Weatherford, Tex.: Herald Pub. Co., 1937, page 138. View the image of this page online.  Search Hundreds of 1880s-1920s Texas History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!

 

Couts Cemetery

Cemeteries of Morgan Creek, Missouri  Buffalo Township

Also known as the Adkins Cemetery http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pattiejo/morgancem/morgan_buffalo.html    pattical@computerhut.net   wmwwms@laurie.net 


  • Adkins
  • Cable
  • Cope
  • Couts
  • Flippin
  • Hopkins
  • Lefever
  • May
  • Murphey
  • Palmes
  • Palms
  • Phillips
  • Simmons
  • Taylor
  • Waite
  • Wilson
  • Appx. 42 graves marked with only fieldstones (not known who is buried in these)

KUpham  

Posted: 11 Jul 2001 7:27PM GMT


Classification: Query

Surnames: COUTS, BOONE, ANDERSON, CALDWELL

posted 23 Feb 1997 USGenWeb, Warren Co, Ky
"Chrisley COUTS married Sarah WRIGHT. Chrisley died about 1788 in Warren county. Sarah died 29 Jan 1823. They were married about 1778. Their son John COUTS/COUCH was born 1780 and married Polly CALDWELL 9 Aug 1809 in Warren County. John and Polly moved to Warrick County, Indiana. Would like to know more about each of these lines: COUTS, CALDWELL, & WRIGHT. Any help would be appreciated. Diana Dunn 3303 Hampstead Drive Jacksonville, Fl 32225" end of quoted message
Why I think this is verrry interesting!
(1) Christly COUTS & Sarah [Wright] were parents of Elizabeth [Couts].
(1a) Elizabeth [Couts] married Joshua ANDERSON 1803 Warren Co Ky
(1b) Joshua and Elizabeth moved to Warrick Co Indiana by 1811
(2) Joshua Anderson was the brother of Delilah [Anderson] wife of Ratliff BOONE
(2a) Elizabeth [Couts] Anderson was the sister of John Couts husband of Polly CALDWELL
(3) Bailey Hart BOON son of Delilah [Anderson] Boone and "nephew-in-law" of Elizabeth [Couts] Anderson married an Elizabeth S. [CALDWELL] 06 Feb 1844 in Pike Co, Missouri
(3a) several of the descendants of Christly Couts and Sarah [Wright] settled in Missouri as did children by Sarah's 2m to William
Collins..... Fayette Co? LaFayette Co?
Is Elizabeth S. [Caldwell] Boone related to Polly [Caldwell] Couts?? or is this just a coincidence of family surname connections?

 

Hawkins County Tennessee  Marriages 1847-1858  Grooms Index

Bailey, Anderson     Ball, Nancy  18-Jul          21 July 1836

KINGS POINT CEMETERY
Dade County, Missouri
Smith Township
Section 19- Township 32- Range
27

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modade/kings_pt_cem.htm


The following information was taken from a book published by Dade County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 155, Greenfield, Mo. 65611.

Here we will list only those that are buried in the cemetery but the above mentioned book has a good history of the community and cemetery. If one is interested in further information, they would find the above mentioned book a rich resource of information. It can be ordered  from the address listed above.

The information which follows was current in 1994. A great debt of gratitude should be given to Pauline Carrier who did the reading of the cemetery.

The information was typed by Johny Sconce jwsconce@alltel.net, and if there are any errors on this page, they are that of the typist and not Mrs. Carrier.

Row 1 South To North
WILSON, James 25 Mar. 1827- 30 Jan 1908
WILSON, Betty Ann (Bird) 6 April 1831- Jan 1923
(D/O John And Nancy (Couts) Bird)

ROW 2 South To North
ROW 3 South To North
Only One Marked Grave-
SIMPSON, John H 22 Jan 1852- 11 Mar 1892
{ S/O ? & Elizabeth [Matlock] Simpson M/ 15 Sept 1872 Almanda Choats
Following Has No Stone
SIMPSON , Charity Cordelia 1855-D 1920’s

ROW 4 South To North
ROW 5 South To North
ROW 6 South To North
ROW 7 South To North

JONES, Jessie M 14 Aug 1881- 2 Nov 1886 S/O S A & L A Jones

PRIDDY, T J P 15 Sept 1864- 6 Dec 1939
[B Dade Co Raised By Ben Hudspeth]
PRIDDY, Winnie [Bird] 11 Apr 1871- 26 Feb 1939 Wife
M 7 Feb 1889 [D/O Henry & Lucy [Choate] Bird}
 
ROW 8 South To North
BIRD, Wm Marin 27 Jan 1848- 23 Jul 1923
[S/O Robert & Jane [Wilson] Bird]
BIRD, Sarah A [Sooter] 5 Mar 1850- 7 Sept 1950
[D/O Milton C & Martha [Matlock] Sooter]
BIRD,Martha 6 Feb 1873- 23 Feb 1873 D/O W M & S A Bird
BIRD, Anna J 7 Mar 1890- 28 Mar 1894 D/O W M & S A Bird
BIRD, Harvey G 18 May 1892- 30 Mar 1894 S/O W M & S A Bird
BIRD, Henry P Jr. 25 Oct 1864- 20 May 1933
BIRD, Nannie [B] [Mccamish] 1866-1941
ROSE, Clara A D 20 Oct 1884 Age3m D/O D W & C A Rose
ROSE, Clara A [Caldwell] D 20 Jul 1884 Age 36y 3m 5 D
D/O B H & Rachel Caldwell
CALDWELL, B H 1817- 1899
CALDWELL, Rachel [Ogden] 1824-1909 [D/O Jonathan & Elizabeth Ogden]

ROW 9 South To North
WILSON, Lewis F [B C1800 N C ] D 7 Apr 1861
WILSON, Ellen [B1805 VA-D 15 Feb 1889 Age 84y 5m 3d W/O Lewis F
BIRD, Mary Ellen 26 Jan 1851- 12 Sept 1867
{D/O Robert & Jane [Wilson] Bird}
BIRD, Rose L 1867 D/O R & J Bird
BIRD, Robert 1823- {Nov} 1881 Civil War Vet
BIRD, Jane [Wilson] 1829-1913 [D/O L & F Wilson
BIRD, Susan Hubbard- No Stone [1852-1931]
BIRD, Henry 8 Mar 1833- 6 May 1876 [S/O John & Nancy {Couts} Bird]
BIRD, Lucy {Choates} 16 Dec 1833- 19 Feb 1917
BIRD, Sarah A D/O ? Bird
Stone - No Name
BIRD, Bernice V [Heisey] 18 Dec 1895- 27 Feb 1988
BIRD, Kenneth C 1925-1938 S/O Clifford & Bernice [Heisey] Bird
BIRD, H Clifford 24 Jul 1893- 7 Apr 1934
S/O Henry P & Nannie B [Mccamish] Bird
BIRD. Norma Deane 6 Mar 1928- 26 Oct 1929 D/O H C & B Bird
HEISEY, Carl D 21 Apr 1890 Age 2y 7m 9d
S/O H A & L B [Laura] (Golton} Heisey
HEISEY, Herbert A 1864- 1913
{S/O Phillip C & Bertha [Caldwell] Heisey [M/Laura B Bratten]
HEISEY, Family Headstone- No Names There Is A Space For Two Garves
In Front Of The Stone, No Names For That Space.
HEISEY, Laura Belle [Bratten] 1865-1940 W/O H A Heisey

D/O Irwin & Ada Bratten
Heisey, Bertha {Caldwell} 21 Jun 1845- [PA] -Jan 1924
[M/1 Phillip C Heisey D 1887]
[M/2 W J Davis -Buried Lockwood Cemetery
LEEPER, Robert W 2 May 1902- 15 Apr 1974
{ S/O James T & Betty J [Bird] Leeper}
LEEPER, Beulah Mae [Maxwell] 16 Oct 1904- 15 Feb 1977
{D/O Harley & Addie [Higgins] Maxwell}

ROW 10 South To North
GIBBS, Robert M 24 Dec 1869- 20 Mar 1874

{S/O T B & Margaret J [Bird] Gibbs
WILSON, William 23 Jan 1841- 6 Aug 1917 Civil War Vet
PARMENTER, Estelle B 8 Apr 1881- 16 Oct 1884
PARMENTER, Carrie O 1889- D May ??
[Possible Children Of John & Emma L [Allison] Parminter
LEEPER, James T 5 Jan 1868- 5 Jul 1956 [S/O Wm J & Sarah E Leeper]
LEEPER, Betty J [Bird] 24 Oct 1870- 23 Jun 1949 M/22 Mar 1896
{D/O Robert & Jane {Wilson} Bird}

ROW 11 South To North
Row 12 South To North
ROW 13 South To North

ROW 14 South To North
GRAY, David S 1815- 1856 [A New Stone]
GRAY, Mary ]Bird] Apr 20 1825- Dec 31 1891 M/ 1842
W/O David Gray {D/O John & Nancy [Couts] Bird}
ROW 16 South To North
ROW 17 South To North
ROW 18 South To North
ROW 19 South To North
ROW 20 South To North
ROW 21 South To North

PARMINTER, Carl Austin Oct 1898- 7 Dec 1898
Inf S/O C T & Emma {Higgins} Parminter
ROW 22 South To North
ROW 23 South To North

PARMINTER, Edgar J 16 Oct 1899- 21 Jun 1988
[S/O C T & Emma {Higgins} Parminter]
PARMINTER, Lois B {Colley} 7 May 1900- 10 Dec 1992
BARNARD, Merideth Lea 1955 Infant / Richard & Evelyn {Parminter} Barnard
PARMINTER, Rosemary 2 Nov 1922- Infant / E J & Lois B {Colley} Parminter
PARMINTER, John O 8 Dec 1833 {Eng} - 9 Sept 1906
PARMINTER, Sarah Elizabeth {Smith} 4 May 1839- 6 Apr 1915
ROW 24 South To North
BIRD, Roberta 19 Jan 1912- 28 Mar 1928 D/O Olmer & Kate {Parminter} Bird

BIRD, Olmer 1863 - 1952 [S/O Robert 7 Jane{ Wilson} Bird
BIRD, Kate {Parminter} 1866- 1951 [D/O John & Sarah {Smith} Parminter
COLLINS, Fred 1876- 1941
[Stone Is A Slab Of Concrete-Colored Marbles Show The Name And Date]

ROW 25 South To North
GRAY, Wm E {Rev.} 19 Aug 1850- 25 Aug 1903 Age 53y 6d
Stone- Unreadable

ROW 26 South To North
ROW 27 South To North
MOSELEY, Wn “Buster” Jr. 6 Nov 1961- 23 Feb 1980
MOSELEY. Lenora I 2 Mar 1942- 1 Dec 1980

ROW 29 South To North
ROW 30 South To North

BIRD, Orville 28 Feb 1909
BIRD, Nellie {Hayter} 29 Aug 1916- 18 Apr 1986

ROW 32 South To North
ROW 33 South To North (At North End Of Row)
Soldiers Buried In Kings Point Cemetery
Civil War
BIRD, Robert CF 1823 - 1881 Row 09
WILSON, Wm C ** 1841 - 1917 Row 10

Known Burials But No Readable Markers
DRAUGHANS, Sarah {Bird} D CA 1900 W/O John Draughans
D/O John & Nance {Couts} Bird
DRAUGHANS, John B 1816 Robinson C TN - 7 Sep 1891 Obit
MANES, Leslie D 18 Jun 1902 S/O George Manes (Lockwood Leader)

 

A complete list is available on site:  KINGS POINT CEMETERY

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modade/kings_pt_cem.htm

 

List of Insolvents Living within the Indian Boundary for the Year 1797

(Which the County Court of Grainger Released the Sheriff from Collecting)

http://vandergrift.tripod.com/grainger.htm

Transcribed from the original records, in the custody of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, by Pollyanna Creekmore in 1949

Allen, William - Hawkins County

 

John Counts of Glade Hollow  by Mary Jo Freeman

Rootweb 

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=merrygo&id=I3777

 

·  Name: John (Kuntz) COUNTS

·  Sex: M

·  Birth: ABT 1734 in Opequon, Frederick Co (now Page), VA

·  Death: 27 APR 1803 in Glade Hollow, Russell Co, Va

·  Note:


For more on this family see my page at:
http://mjgen.com/counts/counts.html        
There was a local census of this area done in 1783 and 1785. In the 1785 census, there is found:
Jno. Countz - 6 whites
Jacob Countz - 2 whites
George Countz - 4 whites
 
·  Change

Date: 20 AUG 2007

 

[ Editor’s note: It is believed that this family of Countz had one Christian Koontz, who fought in Revolutionary War, probably the brother or cousin of John Counts. His bounty land was in OHIO. He had a number of descendants. This is not our Couts Family John or Christian/Christly Couts. Great research Mary Jo.]

 

 

Online Archives of California (OAC) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf3d5n99bd/

Collection Title:  Inventory of the Cave Johnson Couts Papers, 1832-1951

Collection Number:  Consult repository

 

Inventory of the Cave Johnson Couts Papers, 1832-1951

Offline. Contact Huntington Library: Manuscripts Department - Description

The Couts Collection, consisting of some 16,000 pieces, was acquired from Mrs. Ida Richardson in 1958. It contains the personal and business papers of Cave Johnson Couts a (1821-1874) and Cave Johnson Couts b (1856-1943).

 

Background

Cave J. Couts a was born near Springfield, Tennessee in November, 1821. He was recommended by Rep. James K. Polk to the United States Military Academy, which he attended from 1838 to 1843. For four years Couts served at posts in Louisiana and what is now Oklahoma, during which time he rose from second lieutenant of Riflemen to first lieutenant of First Dragoons.

Cave J. Couts b, fourth child of Cave J. Couts a, was born at Rancho Guajome in 1856. He received his schooling at St. Vincent's Academy in Los Angeles and at Stewart College in Clarksville, Tennessee (now Southwestern Presbyterian University).

 

San Diego County Obituaries

Ysidora Bandini de Couts

http://www.cagenweb.com/archives/Obituaries/SanDiego/CoutsYsidoraBandinide.htm

“San Diego Union,” May 25, 1897

DEATH OF YSIDORA B. DE COUTS - She Had Lived in this County All Her Life

Mrs. Ysidora Bandini de Couts, one of the best known residents of San Diego county, died yesterday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. A.B. de Baker, in Los Angeles, after a lingering illness, the cause of death being diabetes. The remains will be brought to this city on the noon train today, accompanied by relatives and friends and the funeral services will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church, where a solemn requiem mass will take place. Rev. Father Ubach officiating.

In 1874 Mrs. Couts was left a widow with the care of eight children and the large estate. Her wonderful tact stood her in good stead, however, all her children being carefully raised and the property interests looked after in a manner that reflected great credit upon her. In 1887 she disposed of the San Marcos ranch to a colonization company, retaining the old home at Guajome and Buena Vista ranches. Eight of her ten children are living, and will be present at the funeral services tomorrow. They are Mrs. Chalmers Scott, William B. Couts, Cave J. Couts, Mrs. Ysidora Gray, Mrs. Parker Dear, Robert Lee Couts, John F. Couts, and Mrs. J.B. Winston.

The death of Mrs. Couts will be universally regretted by a wide circle of friends. She was a lady of unusual intelligence and noble qualities. The deceased will be buried beside the remains of her husband at the Catholic cemetery in this city.

The USGenWeb Project by Richard S. Wilson
Submitted by Michael Harris
2 June 2008

San Diego County Obituaries   Cave J. Couts

http://www.cagenweb.com/archives/Obituaries/SanDiego/CoutsCaveJ.htm

“San Diego Union”, June 11, 1874
Col. Cave J. Couts of Guajome, in this county, died at the Horton House Shortly before twelve o'clock last night. Col. Couts had long suffered from aneurism of the aorta and only recently visited San Francisco for medical counsel there. On his return to the city, some two weeks ago, he was attacked with a violent paroxyum of the disease and has been lying at the point of death ever since. Col. Couts came to California as an officer of dragoons in 1849. He had charge of the military party which conducted the survey of the boundary line between California and Mexico. Resigning from the army he made his home in this county, where he has continuously resided since 1849. He married more than twenty years ago Theodora, a daughter of Don Juan Bandini, a lady whose nobility of character and Christian graces are known throughout this section of the State. This devoted wife and eight children now mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father.

Col. Couts was a native of Tennessee. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy and served through the war with Mexico.
 
The USGenWeb Project by Richard S. Wilson
Submitted by Michael Harris
2 June 2008

Calvary Cemetery, San Diego, CA

(now a part of Calvary Pioneer Memorial Park, aka Pioneer Park;
aka Catholic Cemetery, aka Mission Hills Cemetery, aka Old Catholic Cemetery)
1501 Washington Place, San Diego, CA 92103

"Dedicated to the Memory of Those Interred Within This Park"

Cave Johnson COUTS  Lieutenant  United States Army  Dragoons

Cave Johnson COUTS (b. 11 Nov 1821 near Springfield, Tennessee - d. 10 Jun 1874 San Diego, San Diego County, California) married Ysidora BANDINI (b. 23 Sep 1829 - d. 24 May 1897 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; buried 26 May 1897 at Calvary Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California) on 5 Apr 1851 in San Diego, San Diego County, California. He was initially interred in the Immaculate Conception Church in 'Old Town' San Diego, California. In July 1878 he was reinterred at Calvary Cemetery.

The obituary for Cave Johnson COUTS in The San Diego Union, San Diego, California,

on Thursday, June 11, 1874 (page 3:1) reads:

 

Col. CAVE J. COUTS, of Guajome, in this county, died at the Horton House

shortly before twelve o'clock last night. Col. Couts had long suffered from

aneurism of the aorta, and only recently visited San Francisco for medical

counsel there. On his return to the city, some two weeks ago, he was attacked

with a violent paroxysm of the disease, and has been lying at the point of death

ever since. Col. Couts came to California as an officer of dragoons in 1849.

He had charge of the military party which conducted the survey of the boundary

line between California and Mexico. Resigning from the army he made his home

in this county, where he has continuously resided since 1849. He married more

than twenty years ago Theodora, a daughter of Don Juan Bandini, a lady whose

nobility of character and Christian graces are known throughout this section of the

State. This devoted wife and eight children now mourn the loss of a kind husband

and indulgent father.  Col. Couts was a native of Tennessee. He was a graduate of West Point Military  Academy, and served through the war with Mexico.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clement/Calvary/Photos/gravestones.htmhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clement/Calvary/Photos/gravestones.htm

 

 

 

Calvary Cemetery, San Diego, CA(now a part of Calvary Pioneer Memorial Park, aka Pioneer Park; aka Catholic Cemetery, aka Mission Hills Cemetery, aka Old Catholic Cemetery)  1501 Washington Place, San Diego, CA 92103

"Dedicated to the Memory of Those Interred Within This Park"

Lily Bell CLEMENS
and Cave Johnson COUTS
and Cave Johnson COUTS, Jr.

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clement/Calvary/Photos/Couts.htm


view the 1970 photograph of this gravestone from

The Calvary Cemetery Collection in The Booth Historical Photograph Archives

of  The San Diego Historical Society.                                          

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clement/Calvary/Photos/CoutsR.htm

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS CAN BE SENT TO:  BARBARA COUTS EVANS, 4171 Glidden Lane Yuba City, CA 95993 (530) 751-1903 (fax same) E-mail:  bevans@coutsfamily.com ; Web page at http://www.coutsfamily.com

 

 

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