Simon COUCH

Male 1633 - 1688


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Simon COUCH  [1, 2, 3
    Born  1633  Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Mar 1688  Greens Farms, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Simon Couch - Will 22 Dec 1687, probated 1689.
    Buried  Couch Burial Hill, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2771  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Lewis Couch,   b. 20 Sep 1583, Hartland, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hartland, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Isot Maine,   b. 1590, Hartland, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1610, Hartland, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jul 1610  Hartland, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F27051  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Frances ANDREWS,   b. Abt 1645, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1691, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1664  Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas COUCH,   b. 1659,   d. 1689
     2. Mary COUCH,   b. 1663
    >3. Simon COUCH, II,   b. 1669, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1713
    >4. Samuel COUCH,   b. 1666, Westport, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1739, Westport, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Martha COUCH,   b. 1667,   d. 1725
    >6. Sarah COUCH,   b. 1669
    >7. Hannah COUCH,   b. Abt 1671, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Samuel Couch & Edrea Hurlbut - Marriage Record (compiled)
    Simon Couch & Mary Frances Andrews - Marriage Record (compiled)
    New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 186
    Histories
    History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield - Couch References
    History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield - Couch References
    Compiled & Edited by Donald Lines Jacobus, 1902
    (retyped as searchable PDF 2011)
    Family ID  F20130  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Simon Couch - Will
    Simon Couch - Will
    (16-page, 8.7MB PDF file)

    Histories
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I
    From the settlement of the town in 1639 to 1818

    by Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbell Shenck - New York, 1889

    www.archive.org
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut - Vol.II
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut - Vol.II
    From 1700 - 1800

    by Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbell Shenck - New York, 1903

    www.archive.org

  • Notes 
    • Simon treated slavery as indentured servitude. He became a free man in 1665 having endentured himself to the Andrews family for his passage over from Plymouth. Plymouth is close to Cornwall, England. By the time of his death, he owned two neighboring "bankside farms," on Long Island sound in CT and had 3 businesses. In his will, his slaves were to be set free and were each given 8 acres of the farm lands.
    • Buried at Couch Burial Hill, Fairfield Co., CT

      Will 22 Dec 1687, proved 15 Mar 1687/8; wife Mary; eldest son Thomas; 2nd son Simon; 3rd son Samuel; brother's son Thomas Couch that lives with me; brother's daughter living at John Grumman's; cousin Susannah Couch living at Milford; eldest daughters, Mary and Martha; daughters Sarah and Hannah. - "History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield" by Donald Lines Jacobus, Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter DAR, Fairfield, CT, 1930. Allen Co. Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN. Gc 974.602 F161j

      Simon Couch was made a freeman 13 Oct 1664 - "History of Fairfield Vol 1 1889" pg 364 ("50 Puritan Ancestors")

      The History of Fairfield Co, CT 1700-1800 Vol.1 gives Simon's will as 22 Dec 1687, proved in 1689. If his death date is 15 Mar 1687/88, the sequence is correct, allowing for transcription errors in how the dates were to be recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18732] History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Jacobus, Burr, DAR 1930.

    2. [S18733] History of Fairfield.

    3. [S18734] 50 Puritan Ancestors.


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources