John Daniel

#614, b. circa 1785, d. October 1850

Relationships3rd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-grandson of Richard Couch
23rd great-grandson of Robert de Manners
ChartsDescent from Richard Couch to Researcher
Descent from Robert de Manners to Researcher
Descendants of John Daniel/Catherine Couch
FatherJohn Daniel b. c 1750, d. 27 Apr 1837
MotherSusannah Couch b. c 1750, d. Aug 1837

Major Life Events

     John Daniel was born circa 1785 in North Carolina or Virginia.1,2 He married Catherine Couch on 28 December 1814 in Orange Co., North Carolina.3 John died in October 1850 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.1

Children of John and Catherine Couch

Narrative

     Robert A. King sold 51 1/2 acres to John Daniel for #124 31 May 1836. Thomas Anderson sold 1 3/4 acres 20 poles to John Daniel for $48 on 28 January 1841. This totals 53 1/4 acres 20 poles.4

     On 9 April 1978, Nancy Lawrence and Elizabeth Daniel sold to Sarah J. West for a sum of $75 45 acres being the tract of land known as the old Daniel tract, formerly owned by John Daniel, our interest being one third each, inherited by us from said father John Daniel." What happened to Fanny's one third interest and what happened to the other 8 1/4 acres? On 9 April 1878 Lee Head, adm. of John W. Head, "sold to Sarah Jane West, wife of John West, the undivided 1/3 interest of his intestate in tract of land consisting of 45 acres and know as the old Daniel tract." This appears to be Fanny's 1/3 interest. John Head was born in 1822 and died intestate in 1874. His wife, Eveline, is buried beside him in the Gallatin Cemetery.4 Two of the grandsons of Fanny married women with the surname Head. It would appear that Fanny at some point sold her share of her father's estate to John Head who may have been the father or grandfather of the two women who married Fanny's grandsons, Joseph H. Bennison and Dave Bennison.

     John made a will on 17 August 1849. Will of John Daniel:

     I John Daniel of the County of Sumner and state of Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby making all others that I may have written at any time _____ item first after my just debts are paid, I give to my beloved wife Catherine all of my estate both real and personal consisting of land, houses, hogs, sheep, all farming tools of every description, house hold and kitchen furniture, to have and to hold during her natural life or widowhood. If she marries then the land to be sold and the proceeds being all divided between my three daughters, Elizabeth, Nancy, and Fanny and at the decease of my wife Catherince it is my will all my furniture go to my daughter Nancy and at the death of my wife should there be any stock of any kind belonging to my estate it is my will all of her property both real and personal go to my daughter Fanny and her heirs to have and to hold during their natural life and further it is my will that the portion of property, stock that may be coming from my estate to my daughter Fanny I give alone to her and her heirs forever. It is my wish that the one third of the proceeds of my land above remain to my daughter Elizabeth, go to her and her heirs forever. Signed in our presence and we have subscribed our names in the presence of the testor August 17th, 1849. Signed A. V. Miller, J. S. Douglas; John Daniel (his mark).5

U. S. Census Records

Census1840John Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sumner Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 White Male 15-20, Unknown
          2 White Males 40-50, John
          1 White Female 15-20, Elizabeth, Francis
          1 White Female 20-30, Nancy
          1 White Female 40-50, Catherine.6

Citations

  1. [S570] 1850 Mortality Schedule, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, page 24.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Couch-Couch Family Tree (John Daniel - Catherine Couch Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S521] Archives, Raleigh, NC, NC Master Marriage Microfiche.
  4. [S522] Jean M. Durrett, "John Daniel Research Report."
  5. [S524] Sumner Co. Loose Records A 5174m #413.
  6. [S1093] 1 June 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Smith, Stewart, and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 373.

Catherine Couch

#615, b. circa 1795, d. after 1870

Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Richard Couch to Researcher
Descent from Robert de Manners to Researcher
Descendants of John Daniel/Catherine Couch

     Conflicting evidence states that Catherine Couch was born circa 1790 in North Carolina.1,2

Major Life Events

     Catherine Couch was born circa 1795 in North Carolina.3,4,5 She married John Daniel, son of John Daniel and Susannah Couch, on 28 December 1814 in Orange Co., North Carolina.6 Catherine died after 1870 in Tennessee.5

Children of Catherine and John Daniel

Narrative

     Catherine was also known as Catey.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 October 1850, Catherine Daniel was listed as a head of household in Sumner Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 60, occupation as a farmer with property value of $1,200, born in North Carolina. There are three children listed with her, Thomas age 10, Joshua age 8, and Mary age 6. It is uknown whether these are her children. They were not mention in the will of her husband, John Daniels, and with her age of 60 it seems unlikely that they are hers. Perhaps they are the children of an unknown son who is deceased. Also enumerated in the household: Thomas Daniel, Joshua Daniel and Mary Daniel.2
Census1860Catherine Daniel was listed at age 65, born in North Carolina, as a member of the household of Lemuel Lawrence in Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 14 June 1860.7
Census1870Catherine Couch was listed at age 75, born in North Carolina, as a member of the household of Francis Marion Brown in Gordonsville, Logan Co., Kentucky, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 7 June 1870.8

Citations

  1. [S529] Information provided by Earl Lawrence Smith, Charts, notes, etc. Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 172B, line 5, dwelling 623, family 623.
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Couch-Couch Family Tree (John Daniel - Catherine Couch Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S894] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 34, line 16, dwelling 221, family 221.
  5. [S1098] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Logan Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 361, line 25, dwelling 44, family 44.
  6. [S521] Archives, Raleigh, NC, NC Master Marriage Microfiche.
  7. [S894] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 34, line 8, dwelling 221, family 221.
  8. [S1098] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Logan Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 361, line 22, dwelling 44, family 44.
  9. [S1093] 1 June 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Smith, Stewart, and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 373.