- b. 1876, Pike County, Indiana;
d. 1907 Kinta, Haskell County, Oklahoma, died of the flu,
complicated by tuberculosis. He married Hattie M. Winn,
b. 1880, Dora, Crawford County, Arkansas; d. Jan. 25, 1916,
Carterville, Oklahoma. Their children were:
Clarence Roy Couts
Roy and Ruby Couts
b. Aug. 2, 1902, Logtown Hill,
Crawford County, Arkansas; d. May 13, 1989. Roy Couts
married Ruby Albert Childers, b. October 2, 1908, Dublin,
Arkansas; d. May 31,1990;Children:
b 1843 Clarksville,
TN d Nov. 9, 1877 Clarksville, TN Poston Couts
was the son of John Franklin Couts b
Oct. 28, 1818 d Jan. 21, 1897 and Adaline Poston.
John Franklin Couts was the son of William Couts b.
March 5, 1795 who married Nancy Johnson
William Couts was the son of
John Couts and Leah Stark
A Photo walking tour of Rancho Guajome
"The name Guajome, pronounced
gua-ho-ma, originates from the Luiseno word wakhavumi,
meaning "frog pond."Two brothers from Mission San Luis
Rey received Rancho Guajome as a land grant from Gov.
Pio Pico, in 1845. Soon, they sold their grant of 2,219
acres to Abel Stearns, El Rico, a wealthy Los Angeles
merchant. He being the brother-in-law to Ysidora Bandini,
gave Guajome to her as a wedding gift, when she married
Lt. Cave Johnson Couts on April 5, 1851.
Cave had arrived on the west coast in 1849, with a Company
of U.S. Army Dragoons sent out to reinforce American troops
in California. While waiting in Old Town to complete an
assignment, he met Juan Bandini, a most prominent citizen
and began to court his daughter, Ysidora.
During his time in Old Town, Couts surveyed and mapped
the town, giving the streets their present historic names.
Couts's early investments in livestock brought him huge
profits, and in 1852-53 he constructed a large residence
on his wife's property. The adobe ranch house remains
intact today as one of the best examples of Anglo-Hispanic
architecture built on an original Mexican land grant.
Successive generations of Couts heirs resided in the ranch
house until 1973, when the County of San Diego acquired
the property as a focal point for Rancho Guajome Regional Park."
Information courtesy of the Rancho Guajome and the
San Diego County Parks Service