Samuel Kouns, Jr.

Male 1824 - 1903


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  • Name  Samuel Kouns, Jr. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  4 Jun 1824  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Dec 1903  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary Found  24 Dec. 1903  Ironton Register Thursday, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH 
    Notes 
    • Ironton Register Jan. 19, 1871 - Real Estate Transfers: David R. Chatfield to Samuel Kouns, 44 acres, $450.

      1880 United States Federal Census Record
      about Samuel Kouns
      Name: Samuel Kouns
      Age: 55
      Estimated birth year: abt 1825
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Occupation: Farmer
      Relationship to head-of-household: Self
      Home in 1880: Perry, Lawrence, Ohio
      Marital status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's name: Salome Kouns
      Father's birthplace: VA
      Mother's name: Catharine Kouns
      Mother's birthplace: VA
      Samuel Kouns, age 55 farmer, born OH, father born Virginia, mother born Virginia
      Salome age 57, keeps house, born OH, father born VT, mother born Conn
      Alexander, son, age 26 farm laborer, OH
      Harriet L., daughter, age 21, at home, born OH
      Benjamin E., son, age 12, farm laborer, born OH
      Catherine, mother, age 82, at home, born VA, father born VA, mother born VA

      Death Records - Kouns, Samuel, male, white, married, died 10 Dec 1903 age 79y6m15d, Sheridan, OH, farmer, cause: Paralysis

      Hardesty Sketches, Lawrence Co. OH (Published 1882)

      Samuel Kouns - was born in the county of Lawrence, June 4, 1821 and married in the same county Apr. 28, 1847 to Salome McClure,who was born in this county July 24, 1821. Her father, James McClure, was born in the state of Vermont and died in this county, July 8, 1864, and her mother Abigail (Stacy) McClure was born in Connecticut and died in this county March 1, 1879. They settled here in 1821.

      Christian Kouns, the grandfather of Samuel, was born in Rockingham Co., VA and removed to this county from Greenbrier Co., VA near the White Sulphur Springs, in 1803. He was one of the first settlers in this county when it was simply a wilderness. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

      The father of the subject of this sketch, Samuel Kouns, Sr. was born in Greenbrier Co., VA Jan 8, 1795, and died Sept. 25, 1843. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 under General Harrison.

      James McClure, a brother of Mrs. Kouns, served in the late war, enlisting in 1865 in the 173d O.V.I. The following are Mr. Kouns' children:

      Alma E. b. 3/20/1848 d. 12/30/1853
      Caroline E. b. 5/13/1849 d. 12/13/1853
      Franklin b. 10/12/1852 d. 1/27/1855
      Alexander b. 4/16/1854 resides at home
      Harriet L. b. 9/13/1858 resides at home
      Frank Clifton b. 9/18/1860 d. 7/5/1862
      Benjamin E. b. 11/8/1867 resides at home

      Mr. Kouns has served as Justice of the Peace one term and as school director six terms. He also held the office of treasurer of the Delta School district for nine years. Besides several other offices. Catherine (Brubaker) Kouns, who came to this county in 1803 with her husband,is the mother of Samuel. Mr. Kouns is engaged in farming in Perry Township. Address: Sheridan Coal Works, Lawrence Co. Ohio.

      1870 Lawrence Co. OH census:

      Samuel Kouns age 46 b. OH
      Salome age 48 b. OH
      Alex age 16 b. OH
      Harriet age 11 b. OH
      Benjamin age 02 b. OH
      Catherine age 70 b. OH infirm (nee Brubaker)

    • Ironton Register - Thursday, December 24, 1903 - PIONEER DEAD - Samuel Kouns, one of the pioneer residents of this county, who was stricken with paralysis at his home near Sheridan, Friday morning, died that night, without ever having regained consciousness. When the aged man was stricken, Dr. E. P. Gould of Sheridan was summoned and did all that medical science could for the stricken man, but without avail.

      The deceased was 80 years of age and had been a resident of this county for half a century. He was a member of the M.E. Church at Delta and was very generous in its support as well as enthusiastic in its spiritual work. Few men in this county enjoyed a wider acquaintance or higher esteem than Mr. Kouns and the members of the bereaved family have an abundance of sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

      The deceased is survived by a widow and the following named children: Alex and B. E. Kouns, of Sheridan, and Mrs. Frank Wakefield of Cebee.
    Person ID  I0145  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  26 Oct 2006 

    Father  Samuel Kouns, Sr.,   b. 8 Jan 1795, Greenbriar Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1845, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Brubaker,   b. 16 May 1798,   d. 2 Jul 1882, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Oct. 1814  Lawrence Co., OH by Rev. Gathra Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F054  Group Sheet

    Family  Salome McClure,   b. 24 Jul 1821,   d. 13 Mar 1908 
    Married  28 Apr 1847  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Benjamin Edgar Kouns,   b. 28 Nov. 1867, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan. 1922, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alma Electa Kouns,   b. 20 Mar 1848,   d. 30 Dec 1853
     3. Caroline Elizabeth Kouns,   b. 13 May 1849,   d. 13 Dec 1853
     4. Franklin Kouns,   b. 12 Oct 1852,   d. 27 Jan 1855
     5. Alexander Kouns,   b. 16 Apr 1854,   d. 22 Aug 1922
     6. Harriet Lizzie Kouns,   b. 13 Sep 1858,   d. 27 Dec 1923
     7. Frank Clifton Kouns,   b. 13 Sep 1860,   d. 5 Jul 1862
    Family ID  F051  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    Back row: Benjamin Kouns, Alex Kouns, Benjamin Wakefield
    Mid Row from left: Grace Hatcher Kouns Samuel Kouns Jr., Salome McClure, Harriet "Lizzie" Wakefield. Children: Adrienne, Samuel and Mabel Kouns children of Ben and Grace.