There is much confusion on this John Couch...there are TWO different John Couch in two different locations.
John Couch who married Eliz Besty Campbell Dec 1783 in Orange Co NC is different than the John Couch of Kentucky.
John of Orange mother, a widow, was Mary (nee unkn) Couch & she married John Patterson in Orange Co 1777. The will of Mary unkn Couch Patterson of Orange names children of John & Besty (deceased)as Mary, Letitia, July, Eleanor & Elizabeth. All under 18 yrs of age.
Executors of will are: worthy friends Robert Campbell, Roger Daniel & John Couch.
Witnesses: Robert Couch & Roger "X" Daniel
Orange Co. Oct. 25, 1799 widow John Couch marries Susannah Smith d/o Martha & John Smith.
July 1823 in Mecklenburg Co NC John Couchs' WILL mentions a wife Susannah. Children as Polly, Letty, Julia, Ealinor, Elizabeth & John S.
Julia married twice, one was a Shields. She was a Civil War spy & Lived & Died in Ga. She was the only one of the girls to marry!
***Ky John & Orange Co John both have the same DNA, but that is the only connection!***
Ky John married Mary Polly Boon & a QUESTIONABLE 2nd MARRIAGE TO ANOTHER ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. Ky John also documented in Ashe Co NC.
Common sense should ask yourself, "How does a 500 lbs man survive today?"
500 lbs was the weight or size of the wagon, he drove, could carry. like a 3/4 or 1/2 ton truck of today.
Ky John was not German,as stated, as today the DNA says English.
The connection of Orange & Ky Johns could be in England!
Mary Polly Boon parents are still questionable. Either a niece or cousin for sure.
***MUCH THANKS TO RUTH COUCH COUCH OF NC for finding & sharing this information***
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