CALIFORNIA’S

COUTS COUSINS

 

IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND, JAMES ARMSTRONG

 

A Bi-annual Newsletter for the Descendants of the Couts Family #46

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. We plan to complete this edition to Newsletter #50 and then, we will end the series.

 

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           I have a table made from Couts and Sons furniture store. I've had alot of    

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           LITHOGRAPH OF THE OUTSIDE PAINTING ON THE WALL! Barb)

 

 

 

 

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                It is wonderful to learn so much of the history of the Couts family. Do

                you have a copy the the small book abut JR Couts that was sponsored

                by the Citizens bank? I think it is called "A Man and his Monument" I

                do have one if you do not. Thank you for the effort that you put into

                keeping this story alive.

 

 

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not sure which family I belong to... was given up by my parents Danile L. Couts and Jackie McLister... Know that my fathers mother was Betty Couts and I believe my grandfather was Reynoldo?? have a paper stating that I am Pechanga Indian... any info would be appreciated

 

 

 

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Son of Robert Lee Shadrick and Geneva Lee Posey;
Grand Son of Robert Olen Posey and Willie Lavada Winn;
Great Grand Son of Butler Brooks Winn and Oklahoma P Branham.

 

 

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         Linda (Couts) Cole

 

  

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         Adrian, Michigan

 

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         My dad was from Kendalville, Indiana and his dad was Ora Couts. His       

         father was Fred Couts, also from northern Indiana. My father Dale Sr.,

         was raised by Fred and Minnie Couts of Brimfield, Indiana. According

         to my dad, Fred had nine brothers and sisters, although for some reason

         they never got together. I would love to find some of our long lost

         relatives:-)

 

 

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great site My mom’s maiden name is Cintra Lee Couts she was a only child raised by her grandparents I know his name was Cassias and his mother was Mona Green and his father was Alvin C Couts and they lived in Noble Indiana.I found some more names of there kids Arthur Helen Nelli paul and my grandmother Marjorie If anyone is related to us It would be awesome. my mother would do a cartwheel

 

 

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I really enjoyed looking at your site and i admire all the hard work it took and takes.I am just starting out finding my roots.thank you

 

 

 

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Grand Rapids Michigan

 

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I descend from Anna Gertraude Kautz who married Christoph Kissling from Steinau, Hessen Germany. I have visited the town of Steinau and was given the key to visit the Church where They were married. I have pictures of Steinau. I visited there twice.

The Kautzs came over with the Kisslings. No one knows what happened to Anna Gertraude. We wonder if she did not die at sea. Her son John was born while crossing. Does anyone have any information about her? Jackie Mieras

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lima Ohio

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hey my name is James kouts and ive been looking for my family tree for along time can youhelp me?

 

 

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I am the great-granddaughter of General August Kautz through his daughter Navarra. Just pre-ordered the book by Lawrence Kautz on him. I was wondering what his relation to the General was.I see that he has posted here too. Looking forward to reading his book.


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We visited R Guajome this weekend-just wonderful! I love historical sites. On a side note: I was born in Wichita Falls, TX. The Four Sixes Ranch, a huge working ranch which breeds championship race horses, is about 200 miles west. Samuel Burkburnett, the founder, married Mary Couts Barradel in 1892. Would she be related to Cave Couts Sr.? If so, I find it quite interesting that these 2 great ranchers might have been distantly related. Thank you.

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My second cousin, Darius Bartlett send me this site by email today. My Mother, Goldia Ilene (Speer) Porter and other family members are listed on your site. What a wonderful site, thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

 

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Christopher Koutz

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Hi.. I'm a decendent of John Jacob Koutz and Sarah Ellen Christlieb.. I was wondering about the publication The Descendants of
John Jacob Koutz and Sarah E. Christlieb and I noticed something on this page.. any help anyone can provide would be great!

 

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Debra Lynn Couts

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Shasta Lake, Ca

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My grandfather, larry (BUD) Couts has always talked links between the couts family and the banditos of so. cal. also something to do with the family owning property that is now Las Angeles. He does tell a tall tell so i'm wondering if anyone knows anything about these stories? thanks

 

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I was just searching Maple Bluff Farms. I have lived there all my life. James S. Armstrong was my Grandfather. I loved seeing the pictures.

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I'm so excited to see all of this information and to find a connection to my family!

 

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Norman Kenneth Couts

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tacoma washington

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originally from n e ohio parents George "Tom" Couts, Eileen Benedict Johnson. Grandparents George and Ethel Couts.

 

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Came across your page. I am the great grand daughter of General August Kautz. Just tracing roots.

 

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I don't know for sure if i am related to Kautz family but i know i am related to Popp & Reiter families from Kautz, so maybe

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To All My Koontz/Coontz, Kautz, Couts Cousins and Friends:


OHIO MILITARY RECORDS –John A. Couts d. 20 October 1920  Upper Sandusky Wyandot County, Ohio Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, Enrolled in Military: 24 June 1861  Discharged:  13 July 1864, Cleveland, Ohio 40 years of marriage to Mary A. Couts Bible, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  Mary’s maiden name: Borst,  License issued 29 November 1860; Samuel Couts- Witnessed.  Children:  Annie Lauren  23 October 1861, Ralph Vernan  27 June 1869, Ulisses Grant  22 April 1865.       Information provided from Pat Evans, Library of Congress /DAR

 

INDEX TO SERVICEMEN OF WAR OF 1812, STATE OF OHIO,  Page 50

COUTS, William: buried Couts Cemetery, Washington Township, Tusc. Cou. Ohio,  (Ohio > All counties > Tuscarawas County > Couts Family Cemetery)WPA Records, New Philadelphia, (1945).  Information provided from Pat Evans, Library of Congress /DAR

 

FAMILY TREE MAKER Bobbye K. Winterberg

Descendants of Jacob Youtsler

Generation No. 1

 

 http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/i/n/Bobbye-K-Winterberg/GENE11-0001.html

1. Jacob1 Youtsler died 18381. He married (1) Mary Engleman. She died Unknown. He married (2) Sarah Freeman Couts 02 Oct 1818 in Hardin Co. Ky.. She died Unknown.

Notes for Jacob Youtsler:
      Entries relating to Jacob Youtsler (Yutsler) are found on both Kentucky and Indiana. Many sources are found tracing his whereabouts. From an unknown book there is a story called "Five Years' Search of the Records" by Isaac N. Youtsler . Because the story calls WIlliam Youtsler's children " a large family of boys and girls", I speculate that this article was written in the 1880's, when Wm. Henry's children were young. Most of what Isaac wrote can be documented, although he is mistaken in the beginning of his story when he says that Jacob Youtsler came over from Holland in 1682 with William Penn. This Jacob lived from the mid 1700's to the 1820's as far as can be documented.
      Another source is the obituary of William Henry Youtsler, grandson of Jacob. It is found in the Meade County Messenger and is copied in the book, Meade Co. Cemeteries. It and another source state that Jacob settled the "forgotten town of North Hampton on Ohio" in Harrison Co. , IN. The reason North Hampton is forgotton is that it was destroyed by flood.
      The number of children Jacob had is in question. Isaac says Jacob's children were William, John, Phoeby, Kate and Susan. A pedigree I found in Corydon Library shows a daughter Mary. I have notations of marriages for Phoebe (Spinks) and Kate (Catherine Riley). One source says Phoebe's husband's name was Henry, but another says Francis L. But both last names were Spinks. I also found a Henry and an Abraham Youtlser that are the right age to be Jacob's offspring.
      Jacob himself appears in a marriage record in 1818 to Sarah Couts in Hardin County, KY. This most probably is a second marriage. The pedigree that mentions Mary Youtlser says she is the daughter of Jacob Youtsler and Mary Engleman. Her birth is close to William's so Mary is likely the mother of William also. From various copies of correspondence I have from Ralph Stiles' collection, no one seems to have documentation on Mary Engleman.

More About Jacob Youtsler:
Burial: Unknown, LaRue Co., KY
Fact: 1800, Hardin Co. Ky Tax list (Yutsler)2
Fact 1: 1796, came to Ky from Pa. w/ Road, Hodgens, Trammet, Lynn et al-settled Hogensville3
Fact 2: 19 Mar 1797, Michael Yotszer marries Dorothy Harris in Hardin Co.4
Fact 3: Jan 1799, Susannah Yotsler marries Hankerson Reed in Hardin Co. KY5
Fact 5: 25 Jan 1802, Dau. Catherine Youtsler marries James Riley6
Fact 6: 1804, Jacob moves himself and family to Harrison Co. IN7
Fact 7: 01 May 1807, Jacob Yutsler buys a tract of land in Harrison Co. In., 192a fractional23,5,28
Fact 8: 1813, Jacob Yutsler on Harr. CO. tax list, 126 acres, 3 horses9
Fact 9: 02 Oct 1818, Jacob Yutsler marries Sarah Couts in Hardin co. KY10
Fact 10: 01 Jan 1821, dau. Phoebe Yutsler marries Henry Spink (surety Wm. Yutsler)11
Will: 31 May 1838, Hardin County will book E
Will Proven: 19 Nov 1838, Hardin County will book E

Notes for Sarah Freeman Couts:


Submitter: Tom Wilbur
Subject: More Circumstance . . .
Message: After I typed the foregoing message, I noticed something else . . . Jacob Youtsler also was mentioned in the Harrison County deeds. According to Jones' Hardin Marriages, "Yutsler, Jacob and Mrs. Sarah Coutz" married, 1819. I presume Sarah's first husband was Henry Couts, who died about 1815. His will is in Jones' Hardin Wills (and mentions Wilson Boman and Henry Boman--who really were Bomar [the mistake was by the Hardin clerk, not by Jones]). Anyway, she was named Sarah Freeman when she married Henry Couts. I might also point out that Philip Freeman married Susanna Couts. (About 1833 Philip and Susanna went to the Jackson Purchase part of Kentucky. They appeared to have several children.)

 

UNCLE HENRY

HENRY COUTS is the key for the proof of the Couts Families ties to each brother and sister in Tennessee. He is also the key to tie Johannes Detrich Kautz Couts.  Here is his information.

 

THE WILL OF HENRY COUTS ~ evidence and connection  THIS INFORMATION CONNECTS HENRY, CHRISTOPHER (CHRISLEY JR.), SUSAANAH, and MARGARET COUTS

Hardin county Kentucky, April 8th one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

In the name of God, Amen

 Henry COUTS being in perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make this my last Will and Testament.  First, I bequeath my body to the dust and my soul to God from whom I received it and that after my funeral Expences and all my debts are paid, I give and bequeath as follows to wit; to my well beloved wife, Sarah COUTS, the use and enjoyment of my whole estate, real and personal, during her natural life.  And at her decease, then, I give my nephew Christopher COUTS, the value of one fourth part of the tract of land whereon I live, the said land to be valued and to be paid him in property at its real value.  One fourth part.  Item, I give to Henry Whitman, son of Mary Whitman, $15 to be paid him in property at its real value and after the several bequeaths are paid  that then, I give the residue of my estate, both real and personal to my niece, Sussanah COUTS, and  Daughter to my sister Margaret COUTS, to her and her heirs forever.  My Will and desire is that my wife, Sarah COUTS, and my well beloved and trusted friend John Hadgen, act as my Executors in this my last  Will and see that my desires in the distribution of what it has pleased to bless me with shall be complyed with. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Essa Hubbard Squire LaRue Wm. Payne. Henry Couts -Seal

     At a County Court began and held for Hardin County at the Court House in Elizabethtown on Monday the 9th of November, 1818.  The within instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of Henry COUTS, deceased, was produced in court and proven by the oaths of Essa HUBBARD, Squire LARUE, and William BAYNE, to be the last and testament of said COUTS and ordered to be recorded and that I have truly recorded the same in my office.            Attest, Saml HAYCRAFT, Jr. C.H.C.C.

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Ony Hadgen around Hardin County, KY was Robert Hadgen, Justice of the Peace.

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Tax List ~ 1790

 

Henry Couts, 1 white male over the age of 21; 4 horses owned; cattle owned 7 Lincoln County; Waterway Sugar Creek.   Peter Couts 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 horse owned Lincoln County; Sugar Creek.  Others on Sugar Creek- Joseph Bledsoe Jr., James Crafford; Daniel Cooley John Craig, Alex Colleir, James Collier William Camden, John Denton.  Other waterways close: Licking Waters, Gilberta Creek, Dicks River Licking Run, Boones Creek, and Clear Creek.

 

Henry Couts, believed son of Dietrich Kautz, married Sarah Freeman, dau of Elisha Freeman Jan. 29, 1787 Lincoln Co. (Hardin Co. ) Ky. No living Children  Died in Elizabethtown , Hardin Co. Ky 1818.

 

Henry Countz and Ann Bowman, Aug. 4, 1778; Henry Counce and Cath. Ramback, Sept. 3, 1779- Maryland Records Washington Co.    

                 

E:35 Oct. 1803  Henry Coutz of Garrard Co. from James Dysart of Lincoln Co. (KY,No. Carolina) 200 acres on Buffalo Creek in Hardin County. (Henry's deed of acquisition for 200 acres of land is most interesting , since Detrick?? has 200 acres and no visible means of aquiring it.  The deed was in Hardin Co.

 

EARLY KENTUCKY HOUSEHOLDERS 1787-1811

 

Henry is listed with Detrick and Daniel Couch-Couts

name                            date                              book/page                  im

Henry Couts                   9 Sep 89                     2.04                              1

Henry Coutch               25 Nov 92                    3.04                              1

Henry Couts                  7 May 94                     3.06                              1

Henry Couts                  1 May 95                     1.03                              1

Henry Couts                             96                     4.04                              1 

 

Aug 1810/Feb. 1811  CENSUS 1810 Hardin Col Ky page 289 Henry Coutz 10011=11010=00

1 male under 10 years-0males 10-16-omales 16-26-1male 26-45 and 1malel 45 and upwards; 1female under 10 years, 1females 10 to 16- 0 females 16 to 26 year one female 26 to 45 and o females 45 and upwards.

Elisha?/ or / Dietrick??

 

Will Book C Pages 210-211 Harden Co. Ky. April 8, 1814 Henry Couts last Will and Testiment.

 

July 23, 1814 Phillip Freeman and Susanna Couts. Surety Henry Couts (niece?)

 

April 8, 1816 George Freeman and Nancy Freeman surety Henry Couts

 

Nov 9, 1818 Probate:  Henry Couts deed will proven in court Will Book C pages209-211 Hardin Co. Ky

 

Oct. 2, 1819  Mrs. Sarah Couts (widow) married Jacob Yutzler Hardin Co. Ky page 72 May 25, 1829 Estate of Henry Couts sued by Chrisley Couts Jr. Nephew, Hardin Co. Ky Page 147-148 Deed Book L

 

Two Centuries in Elizabetthtown and Hardin County, Kentucky  by Daniel Elmo McClure, Jr.

 

Henry Couts married  Sarah, daughter of Elisha Freeman, pioneer settler in Hardin Co. Ky,  Hennary (Henry) Couts died in 1818, leaving widow, Sarah, no children.  According to Judge Mather , Couts and Freeman were neighbors to Thomas Lincoln-father of Abraham.

 

Elisha Freeman, believed to have been one of the first white men to visit Severns Valley and one of the earliest settlers in the area of Freeman's Creek, made entry for 400 acres on December 20, 1782, on the watercourse Nole Linn Creek.  A second entry was made on the same date for 400 acres on the same watercourse.   William Freeman was one of the earliest settlers in the Valley and must have come in April of 1779.  He has a Creek and a Lake named for him.

 

Another Revolutionary War soldier who came to Hardin Co. was Thomas Bailey, from Va, born in 1759, died in 1825, and settled in the Mill Creek section of the county.  Thomas Bailey married Nancy Gentry, a sister to Sally Gentry, who married James Smith.  ? Fleener and Benjamin Wright was found in the same area as Freeman and Bailey- what became Elizabeth R

 

Henry Couts, [ probable son of Dietrich Kautz], married Sarah Freeman, dau of Elisha Freeman Jan. 29, 1786 Lincoln Co. (Hardin Co. ) Ky. No Children  Died in Elizabethtown , Hardin Co. Ky 1818.

 

Henry Countz and Ann Bowman, Aug. 4, 1778; Henry Counce and Cath. Ramback, Sept. 3, 1779- Maryland Records Washington Co.    

                

E:35 Oct. 1803  Henry Coutz of Garrard Co. from James Dysart of Lincoln Co. (KY,No. Carolina) 200 acres on buffalo Creek in Hardin County. (Henry's deed of acquisition for 200 acres of land is most interesting , since Detrick?? has 200 acres and no visible means of acquiring it.  The deed was in Hardin Co.

 

HENRY COUTS VOL 18 KENT. GENERAL #3 JULY/SEPT 1976 PG 107

                             VOL 1 KENT PIONEERS AND GENERAL RECORDS #4 OCT 1979 page 6   

(KY,No. Carolina) 200 acres on BIt is believed that Detrick lived out his life with Henry.

 

Hardin county, Kentucky Will book "C" 1816-1821, by Mrs. Frances Terry Ingmire

 

Hardin county Kentucky, April 8th one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

 

Kentucky Tax List

 

Henry Couts, 1 white male over the age of 21; 4 horses owned; cattle owned 7 Lincoln County; Waterway Sugar Creek.   Peter Couts 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 horse owned Lincoln County; Sugar Creek.  Others on Sugar Creek- Joseph Bledsoe Jr., Jfames Crafford; Daniel CooleyJohn Craig,Alex Colleir, James CollierWilliam Camden, John Denton.  Other waterways close: Licking Waters, Gilberta Creek, Dicks River Licking Run, Boones Creek, and Clear Creek.

 

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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