Samuel Kouns, Jr.

Male 1824 - 1903


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Samuel Kouns, Jr. was born 4 Jun 1824, Lawrence Co., OH (son of Samuel Kouns, Sr. and Catherine Brubaker); died 19 Dec 1903, 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.

    Samuel married Salome McClure 28 Apr 1847, Lawrence Co., OH. Salome (daughter of James McClure and Abigail Stacy) was born 24 Jul 1821; died 13 Mar 1908. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Benjamin Edgar Kouns was born 28 Nov. 1867, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH; died 2 Jan. 1922, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH.
    2. Alma Electa Kouns was born 20 Mar 1848; died 30 Dec 1853.
    3. Caroline Elizabeth Kouns was born 13 May 1849; died 13 Dec 1853.
    4. Franklin Kouns was born 12 Oct 1852; died 27 Jan 1855.
    5. Alexander Kouns was born 16 Apr 1854; died 22 Aug 1922.
    6. Harriet Lizzie Kouns was born 13 Sep 1858; died 27 Dec 1923.
    7. Frank Clifton Kouns was born 13 Sep 1860; died 5 Jul 1862.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel Kouns, Sr. was born 8 Jan 1795, Greenbriar Co., VA (son of Christian Kouns and Anna Lamp); died 25 Sep 1845, Lawrence Co., OH.

    Notes:

    Samuel Kouns - s/o Christian and Anna Lamp Kouns was b.08 Jan 1795 Greenbrier Co. VA d. 25 Sep 1843 Lawrence Co. OH. He m. 1814 Catherine Brubaker b. Apr 1798 d. 02 Jul 1882. This was the first marriage in Perry Twp. Lawrence Co. OH. They were buried in Perry Twp. Kouns Family Cemetery which was moved to Ironton Woodland Cemetery in July 1966.

    Samuel Kouns was a soldier in the War of 1812 under General Harrison.

    1818 Samuel Kounce is a taxpayer in Lawrence Co. OH

    1820 Lawrence Co. OH census Samuel Koons in Fayette Twp.
    with one male under 10; one male 26-45; one female under 10 and one female 26-45 - total of 4 in household

    Koons, Samuel - The State of Ohio vs Wm. Collier and Samuel Koons. Fisticuffs. Samuel plead guilty, paid fine of $6.00. pg 159 Vol 1-2 Ironton Courthouse Clerk of Courts office.

    Kouns (Coonts) - John Bruce vs Samuel Coonts. Slander. 1822 page 230. Ironton Courthouse Clerk of Courts office.

    From: "Southern Ohio Taxpayers in the 1820's" we find:
    Koon(s) Samuel in 1822 and 1828 Perry Township Lawrence Co.

    Samuel Koons - Will dated 1843 Vol 1, pg 132-34

    Sharon:
    I was reviewing material on your "Sister" website for Samuel &
    Catherine Brubaker Kouns, their descendants, dates, etc. I have in my
    possession the right half of a family record page which had been
    removed from a family bible. It was in the Elmer Brubaker family
    bible which my husband Dan Brubaker was given by his father. (Elmer
    was Dan's grandfather.) It appears to be from a Samuel Kouns, or
    David Chatfield Bible. The names and dates of birth are missing from
    the left half of the page. However, the dates match up with the
    Samuel Kouns family information. The exciting piece of information is
    the marriage date for Samuel and Catherine Brubaker Kouns which is
    given as 6 Oct 1814 married by Rev. Gathra.
    Doreen Brubaker

    1836
    William Clark and Wife
    To Deed 1000, 15 S. 1836
    Samuel Koons

    Know all men by these presents, that I William Clark of Lawrence County, Ohio in consideration of one thousand dollars to me paid by Samuel Koons of the same place, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do by these presents give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, the following described tract of land, to wit, part of Section No. 30, in Township No. 2, of Range No. 17. Beginning at a stake on the bank of the Ohio River and corner to a tract of land surveyed to Mishick Collier (and now owned by me) from which a Beech 10 inches in diameter bears S 68? W, 18 links and a Beech 6 inches in diameter bears North 46? W, 24 links thence East 130 poles to a stake, from which a Sugar 4 inches in diameter bears South 14? W, 15 links and a Dogwood 2 inches in diameter bears South 27? W, 16 links, thence North 62 poles to a stake, corner to Samuel Koons from which a Black Oak, 20 inches in diameter, bears North 43 links and a Beech 7 inches in diameter bears S 64? W, 43 links. Thence West 141 poles to a stake, on the bank of the Ohio River, from which a Beech 10 inches in diameter bears S 34? W, 35 links and a Sugar 10 inches bears North 44? West, 65 links, thence S 10? East, 63 poles to the place of beginning containing fifty two acres, two rods and one pole, be the same more or less. Together with the privileges and appurtenances to the same in anywise belonging. To have and to hold the aforegranted premises to him the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever. And I the said William Clark, do covenant with the said Samuel Koons that I am lawfully seized in fee of the aforegranted premises, that they are free from incumbrances and that I will and my heirs shall warrant and defend the same to the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims of all persons of all persons and Louisa, wife of said William Clark, in consideration of ten cents to her paid doth hereby grant and release unto the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, all her right and title of dower in the aforegranted premises. Witness our hand and seals this fifteenth day of September 1836.

    Signed, sealed, acknowledged Wm. Clark (Seal)
    and delivered in presence of, Louisa Clark (Seal)
    Daniel Clark
    O.C. Hanly

    State of Ohio, Lawrence County S.S

    Before me the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace, in and of the said County personally came the above named William and Louisa Clark, who being made acquainted with the contents of the foregoing instrument of writing and being examined separate and apart, the wife from the husband, severally and apart acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed and said Louis declared that she executed the same without force and coercion or persuasion and is still satisfied therewith. Witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of September 1836.

    The State of Ohio, Lawrence County S.S. Daniel Brubaker J.P. (Seal)
    The foregoing is a true copy of the original instrument received for record, Jan 31 1837and this day recorded. Recorder?s Office at Burlington, Feb. 2nd 1837. Fees _ _paid. John _ ______ Recorder.

    This is from Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Vol. # 7, pg. # 341, available at the Lawrence Co. Recorder?s Office. Samuel Koons is believed to be a son of Christian Koons and is mentioned in Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Book # 5 Pg. 105-107, in which Christian Koons directs his son Andrew to compensate Christian?s other children, including a Samuel Kounts for land that Christian sold to Andrew. The land described above was mentioned in Samuel Koons?s Will, in which he willed the tract of land to his daughter, Betsey Chatfield. Samuel?s Will further mentions a David B. Chatfield, who is believed to be Betsey?s husband and he is mentioned in Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Book # 16, pg. # 305-306, in which David is listed as being a member of the ?Christian Kouns Cemetery Society?. Jacob Koons, who is also mentioned in Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Book # 5, pg.# 105-107 as a son of Christian Kouns, owned land in Sec. # 24, Township # 2 N, Range 17. This would be about 5 miles from the above mentioned land purchased by Samuel Koons. See Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Vol. #. # 5 Pg. # 205-206 and Vol. # 5, Pg. # 206-208 for Jacob?s land transactions.
    (above from Gary Welch 2008)


    In Early Gallia County Court Records -- Samuel Koons was granted a minister's license, Baptist, on March 4, 1861


    From Gary Welch to S. Kouns:In a message dated 12/22/2008 9:58:17 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, bluesman766@yahoo.com writes:

    William Clark and Wife
    To Deed 1000, 15 S. 1836
    Samuel Koons

    Know all men by these presents, that I William Clark of Lawrence County, Ohio in consideration of one thousand dollars to me paid by Samuel Koons of the same place, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do by these presents give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, the following described tract of land, to wit, part of Section No. 30, in Township No. 2, of Range No. 17. Beginning at a stake on the bank of the Ohio River and corner to a tract of land surveyed to Mishick Collier (and now owned by me) from which a Beech 10 inches in diameter bears S 68? W, 18 links and a Beech 6 inches in diameter bears North 46? W, 24 links thence East 130 poles to a stake, from which a Sugar 4 inches in diameter bears South 14? W, 15 links and a Dogwood 2 inches in diameter bears South 27? W, 16 links, thence North 62 poles to a stake, corner to Samuel Koons from which a Black Oak, 20 inches in diameter, bears North 43 links and a Beech 7 inches in diameter bears S 64? W, 43 links. Thence West 141 poles to a stake, on the bank of the Ohio River, from which a Beech 10 inches in diameter bears S 34? W, 35 links and a Sugar 10 inches bears North 44? West, 65 links, thence S 10? East, 63 poles to the place of beginning containing fifty two acres, two rods and one pole, be the same more or less. Together with the privileges and appurtenances to the same in anywise belonging. To have and to hold the aforegranted premises to him the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever. And I the said William Clark, do covenant with the said Samuel Koons that I am lawfully seized in fee of the aforegranted premises, that they are free from incumbrances and that I will and my heirs shall warrant and defend the same to the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims of all persons of all persons and Louisa, wife of said William Clark, in consideration of ten cents to her paid doth hereby grant and release unto the said Samuel Koons, his heirs and assigns, all her right and title of dower in the aforegranted premises. Witness our hand and seals this fifteenth day of September 1836.

    Signed, sealed, acknowledged Wm. Clark (Seal)
    and delivered in presence of, Louisa Clark (Seal)
    Daniel Clark
    O.C. Hanly

    State of Ohio, Lawrence County S.S

    Before me the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace, in and of the said County personally came the above named William and Louisa Clark, who being made acquainted with the contents of the foregoing instrument of writing and being examined separate and apart, the wife from the husband, severally and apart acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed and said Louis declared that she executed the same without force and coercion or persuasion and is still satisfied therewith. Witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of September 1836.

    The State of Ohio, Lawrence County S.S. Daniel Brubaker J.P. (Seal)
    The foregoing is a true copy of the original instrument received for record, Jan 31 1837and this day recorded. Recorder?s Office at Burlington, Feb. 2nd 1837. Fees _ _paid. John _ ______ Recorder.

    This is from Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Vol. # 7, pg. # 341, available at the Lawrence Co. Recorder?s Office. Samuel Koons is believed to be a son of Christian Koons and is mentioned in Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Book # 5 Pg. 105-107, in which Christian Koons directs his son Andrew to compensate Christian?s other children, including a Samuel Kounts for land that Christian sold to Andrew. The land described above was mentioned in Samuel Koons?s Will, in which he willed the tract of land to his daughter, Betsey Chatfield. Samuel?s Will further mentions a David B. Chatfield, who is believed to be Betsey?s husband and he is mentioned in Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Book # 16, pg. # 305-306, in which David is listed as being a member of the ?Christian Kouns Cemetery Society?. Jacob Koons, who is also mentioned in Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Book # 5, pg.# 105-107 as a son of Christian Kouns, owned land in Sec. # 24, Township # 2 N, Range 17. This would be about 5 miles from the above mentioned land purchased by Samuel Koons. See Lawrence Co. Ohio Deed Vol. #. # 5 Pg. # 205-206 and Vol. # 5, Pg. # 206-208 for Jacob?s land transactions.

    Samuel married Catherine Brubaker 6 Oct. 1814, Lawrence Co., OH by Rev. Gathra. Catherine (daughter of Abraham Brubaker, Jr. and Mary Stover) was born 16 May 1798; died 2 Jul 1882, Lawrence Co., OH. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Catherine Brubaker was born 16 May 1798 (daughter of Abraham Brubaker, Jr. and Mary Stover); died 2 Jul 1882, Lawrence Co., OH.

    Notes:

    ID: I581684904
    Name: Catherine BRUBAKER
    Given Name: Catherine
    Surname: Brubaker
    Sex: F
    Birth: Apr 1798 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA 1
    Death: 2 Jul 1882
    Residence: 11 Jun 1860 Perry Twp,Lawrence Cty,OH (with son Samuel) 1
    Change Date: 6 Jun 2005 1

    Father: Abraham BRUBAKER b: 14 Jun 1761 in Lancaster,PA (or Dunmore,VA?)
    Mother: Mary STOVER b: 1764 in Dunmore,Bedford,VA

    Children:
    1. 1. Samuel Kouns, Jr. was born 4 Jun 1824, Lawrence Co., OH; died 19 Dec 1903, Lawrence Co., OH.
    2. Elizabeth Kouns was born Abt 1816, OH.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Christian Kouns was born 1759, Rockingham Co., VA; died 5 Dec 1837, Lawrence Co., OH.

    Notes:

    CHRISTIAN KOUNS AND HIS FAMILY
    Compiled and (c) 2006 Kouns Family Research
    Sharon M. Kouns
    skouns7@aol.com


    Christian Kouns b. 1759 Augusta (Rockingham) Co. VA
    d. 05 Dec 1837 Lawrence Co. OH
    m. 1777 bur: Kouns Graveyard, Union Twp.
    Co. OH just below the town of
    Chesapeake.
    Anna Lamp b. 1760
    d. 22 Oct 1824 Lawrence Co. OH

    ISSUES:

    1. John L. Kouns b. 29 May 1780 Greenbrier Co. VA
    2. Henry Kouns b. ca 1785 VA
    3. George W. Kouns b. 1784 (1 article said PA rest VA)
    4. Jacob Kouns b. 12 Apr 1787
    5. Phillip Kouns b. 08 Sep 1789 Greenbrier Co. VA
    6. Sarah Kouns b. 1790
    7. Samuel Kouns b. 08 Jan 1795 Greenbrier Co. VA
    8. Nancy A. Kouns b. Jun 1798
    9. Christine Kouns b. 18 Nov 1781
    10. Hannah Kouns b. 08 Sep 1799 Big Levels Greenbrier Co.
    11. Andrew P. Kouns b. 03 Aug 1801 Greenbrier Co. VA

    1759 Christian Kouns birth Rockingham Co. VA (family Bible of Andrew P. Kouns in possession with Margaret Hostetler, LA)

    1760 Anna Lamp is born.

    1777 Christian Kouns and Anna Lamp is married (family Bible)

    1782 He enlisted into the service of the US Army June 14 while a resident of Frederick Co. Veteran's records show him also as Christopher Coontz, Christopher Coonts, Christ Coonts. There were two men with similar names who served, so it is difficult to tell.

    Revolutionary War record shows:
    Cpt. Robt. George's Co. Sept 1, 1782 - Jan 31 1783
    (Christian Coontz)
    Cpt. John Bayles Co. of Lincoln Militia (Ky. Co. M)
    Cpt. George's Artillery Co. Commonwealth of VA. and
    Ill. Dept. Feb 1783-Oct 1783 (C. Coons)
    Inf. soldier Nov 1785
    He may also be the man on lists from Ill. Regt. and
    Crocketts Regt. and Western Army under the command of
    Gen. George Rogers Clark as one who was entitled to
    and received bounty land for service.

    1787-90 Rockingham Tithables show Christian Koontz

    1790 Census of Virginia shows Christian Kunse in Rockingham
    Co. Six people in his family - 1 dwelling - 1 other
    building.
    (this could have been Christian with wife, Anna and
    1. John L. b. 1780, 2. George W. b. 1784,
    3. Jacob b. 1787 4. Phillip b. 1789)

    1790 Sep 30 - A John Kounts purchased land from Nimrod Tacket and Anne Tacket, his wife for 5 shillings land lying in the county of Greenbrier on the fork Survey Run containing 60 acres being part of a survey of 237 acres made for Abraham Friend the 15 day of Nov 1785, joining the land of John Condley, Charles Friend, the fork Survey and John Handley. Greenbrier deed book one page 461 30 Sep 1790.

    1795 Sep 29 Henry Kounts purchased land from Barnaby and Jean Johnston in the County of Greenbrier, VA for sum of 5 shillings. Land lying on the waters of Indian Creek joining the lands of John Swoobe and John Kinkaid containing 130 acres being part of a certain tract of parcel of land containing 353 acres made over in deed to Barnaby Johnston by Samuel Cadwell and wife.

    1798 Jun 20 Michael Kouns of the County of Greenbrier State of VA purchased land from William and Eamey Johnston for one dollar 88 acres being the land Johnston now lives on and lying and being in the county of Greenbrier on the Lick Run joining the land of Edward Keenan, Isaac Pattoso? and Kounces own land bought of Keenan and being the SW end of said survey of 150 acres.

    1799 Jun 3 Kanawha Land Records p. 430 - Indenture between Reuben Slaughter of Kanawha Co., etc. and John Kootz/Koonts of Rockingham Co. VA, 195 acres previously sold & situated joining the survey by settlement rights made for Joseph Carrol about 15 miles above the mouth of Elk on east side of the Great Kanawha said 195 acres together with 50 acres more, 2000 in all, patented to said Reuben Slaughter and Marten Hawking 4 Apr 1799 . . . Wit: David Ruffner, George Welch, Henry Sheles and recorded Jun 1800 Kanawha Co. Court.
    (Note Christian Koontz was already a land owner in Kanawha in 1806 on deed that states he purchased land in Greenbrier in 1806 then sold out in 1808)

    1803 Christian Koontz came from Greenbrier Co. (W)VA. (near White Sulphur Springs) to Gallia Co. OH which is now Lawrence (Lawrence Co. was formed in 1819)

    1806 Apr 28 Christian Koontz of the county of Kannawa, State of Va. for the sum of $1 puchased 124 acres from James and Ann Peebles. Land lying in the county of Greenbrier and ajoining the land of Hugh Keller. Greenbrier Co VA Deed Book 3 p. 332 and p. 333.

    1808 Oct 29 Christian Koontz of the County of Galia in the state of Ohio sold land to Thomas Creigh of the county of Greenbrier State of VA. Christian Koonts and Ann his wife for $5 sold 124 acres as conveyed in 1806 from Peebles to Koontz. This land adjoins in 1808 the land of Hugh Miller.

    1809 Oct 24 George Kountz and Margaret his wife of the County of ______ State of Virginia sold Michael Keenan of the county of Kenawha for 5 shillings 150 acres adjoining the land of Samuel Brown, Richard Heamphrespt?, William H?.

    1814 Christian Koontz is on Gallia Co. Tax List Range 16 Twp 1 (a John Koontz is shown there first in 1810 and 1814)

    1814 Christian Koontz purchased land Nov. 23 in Union Twp. from Edward Miller. There was a correction to this deed in 1824. The land was at the mouth of Symmes Creek.

    1817 Lawrence Co. legal records show him as a road viewer for a road to be built from Burlington to the Gallia County line.

    1818 Christian Kounce paid taxes Gallia Co. Range 16 Twp 1
    1818 Christian Kounce pays taxes in Lawrence Co. Oh same range and township as listed in Gallia (Lawrence Co. was formed from Gallia in 1817?)

    1820 Census shows him in Union Twp. Lawrence Co. OH. He and his wife are over 45y. Boys: two 16-26y. Girls: one under 10, one under 16 and one 16-26.

    1822 and 1828 Christian Koons is a taxpayer in Lawrence Co. OH. Fayette Twp. "From "Southern Ohio Taxpayers in the 1820's"

    1827 Oct 25 Christian Kouns sold 165 acres to son Andrew P. Kouns and lived with him there. Consideration in deed $1000.00. He filed a bond in the court stating the conditions under which this arrangement was being made. It included scheduled payments by Andrew P. Kouns to each of his brothers and sisters, who are named in the instrument. Vol. 5 pg. 104.

    (The conveyance of 165.64 acres from Edward Miller to Christian Koontz Vol. 5, Page 291 Gallia Co. - there is a conveyance in Lawrence Co. for the same property but correcting the Gallia deed with the add'l signature of Miller's wife, who failed to sign the original conveyance.

    1830 he is shown as male 70-100 years old in the household of Andrew P. Kouns on p. 315 of Ohio Census for Lawrence Co.

    From the Greenbrier land transactions the following Kouns owned land in that County: John Kouns 1790; Henry Kouns 1795; Christian and Ann his wife bought 1806 sold 1808; Michael Kouns 1798; George and Margaret his wife sold land in 1809 ( Were these 5 brothers? smk)

    The family bible of 11. Andrew P. Kouns the youngest s/o Christian and Anna Lamp - handwritten about the birth of Christian's grandchild George Lamp Kouns s/o 11. Andrew P. Kouns states: Born January 18th 1824 in Lawrence County,Ohio George Lamp Kouns, eldest son of Andrew P. Kouns & Hannah Hieser and grandson of Christian Kouns, born in Germany and emigrated to Greenbrier County, VA and from Ohio to Lawrence County Ohio about 1802.

    Know all men by these present that I, Andrew P. Kounts, of Lawrence County (Ohio) am held and firmly bound unto Christian Kounts, his executors, admrs., or assigns, for (to) which payment is to be well and truly made. Sealed with my seal this 25th day of October, 1827.

    The condition of this obligation is that Christian Kounts has sold to his son, Andrew P. Kounts, a tract of land containing 165 acres in Range 16, T 1, Section 37 in Lawrence County, for "love and affection" toward his son, and that he pay the following amounts to Christian's other children (heirs) from 1827-35:

    John L. Kounts $100 (1827)
    George Kounts $100 (1828)
    Jacob Kounts $100 (1830)
    Sally Wilson, wife of Wm. Wilson, $70
    Nancy Shute, wife of John C. $70
    Teany Wolfinbarger, wife of Philip $70
    Henry Kounts $100 (1829)
    Philip Kounts $100 (1831)
    Samuel Kounts $100 (1833)
    Helen Gilruth, gr.dau. $70 (1835)

    If Helen should die without leaving any heirs of her body, then the $70 to be divided among the other heirs named above. In addition to the aforesaid payments, Andrew P. Kounts hath agreed and promises to furnish unto the said Christian Kounts, at the dwelling house where he now resides, "a good and sufficient board and lodging, washing and other necessities & attention such as a beautiful son aught to administer to a parent during the natural life of him." Witnesses: Solomon Beckley and Elisha B. Green.

    From Gary Welch:
    A. P. Kouns and Wife
    To
    Christian Kouns Cemetery Society Deed 16 July 1855

    Whereas A.P. Kouns Sen., G. L. Kouns, John Kouns, Benjamin Kouns, A.P. Kouns Jun., John C. Shute, Isaac Kouns, D.B. Chatfield, J.G. Shute and G. K. Crawford, citizens of Lawrence County and State of Ohio, did on the Eight day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five at Kouns farm in said County and State, pursuant to and agreeably to previous steps according to law having for that purpose taken , proceed to form and did form, by virtue of the statutes of Ohio, in such cases made and provided a cemetery association named, ?Christian Kouns Cemetery Society? and whereas the acts, doing, and proceedings of the aforesaid society, duly organized on that day have been recorded in the Recorder?s office of said County and State, in Book Vol. 1 , pages 3 and 4, a reference to which is here had to the same. And whereas at said organization, John Kouns, Benjamin Kouns and Isaac H. Kouns were duly constituted and elected trustees of said society and George L. Kouns, Clerk and at the same time such rules and regulations were adopted for the government of said society, the object of which being the more effectually and perpetually to enable them, having friends and relations buried in what is commonly called ? Kouns Burying Ground?, situate on Kouns farm, Union Township, in said County and State, to hold the same forever as a sacred burial place and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.
    And whereas A.P. Kouns, Sen. is at this time the owner of the fee simple to the lands whereon are situate said Burying Grounds. Now therefore, know all men by these presents, that We, A.P. Kouns, Sen. and Anna Kouns, his wife, of the County of Lawrence and Sate of Ohio, the more effectually to carry out the design and purpose aforesaid and to empower and enable ?Christian Kouns Cemetery Society? to perpetually and forever hold said burying place as hereon after described for that purpose and for no other and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to us in hand paid by John Kouns, Benjamin Kouns and Isaac H. Kouns, Trustees of said society, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien and convey and confirm and by these presents have hereby granted, bargained and sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed unto the said Trustees of ?Christian Kouns Cemetery Society? and their successors in office forever the following described real estate to wit; part of the West half of Section Thirty two, Township 1 of Range 16, commencing at the stone chimney on the farm of the said A.P. Kouns, Sen., thence N 6? 30' W, 919 links to a stone by the corner post of the graveyard lot, from thence N 13? 26' W, 2 chains to a corner post of the railing fence; thence S 78? 45' W, 84 links; thence S 12? 30' E, 202 links to a corner post of said fence from which a Black walnut 19 inches in diameter bears N 14? W, 47 links and a Mulberry forked at the ground 11 inches in diameter bears N 80? W, 50 links; thence N 19? E, 88 links to the beginning of the Graveyard containing by calculation one 70/100 acres, being the same piece or parcel of land lying and being in the Township of Union, County of Lawrence and State of Ohio, on the farm of the said A.P. Kouns, Sen. and commonly known as ?Kouns Burying Ground? and herein delineated and described according to a survey thereof made by Thomas A. Walton, County Surveyor of said County , July 25th 1854 and recorded in his records, Vol. # 6, page 213. To have and to hold the aforesaid granted premises with all the privileges and appurtenances belonging unto the said John Kouns, Benjamin Kouns and Isaac H. Kouns and their successors, Trustees as aforesaid, to be by them hold in trust for the members of ?Christian Kouns Cemetery Society? and to be held by them and their successors in office as a place of burial for the members of said society and their relatives, forever and for no other use other use or purpose whatever. And we, the said A.P. Kouns and Anna Kouns, his wife do hereby fully authorize and empower said Trustees and their successors in office to forever hold, protect and defend said granted premises for said purpose for the said society and for said purpose and use we will warrant and defend the same to them forever. In testimony whereof we, A.P. Kouns, Sen. and Anna Kouns, his wife, have hereunto set our hands and seals this 16th day of July A.D. 1855.

    Signed, sealed and acknowledged, delivered in our presence, A.P. Kouns (Seal)
    _ _ Johnson Hanah Kouns (Seal)
    B.F. Branham

    The State of Ohio, Lawrence County S.S. Before me, B.F. Branham, an acting Justice of the Peace, within and for the County and State aforesaid, personally came A.P. Kouns and Anna Kouns, his wife, both of whom signed and sealed the foregoing deed of conveyance and acknowledged the same and such signing and sealing to be their voluntary act and deed, and the said Anna Kouns having been examined by me separate and apart from her said husband and the purport and contents of this conveyance being then fully made known to her she upon such separate examination did acknowledge that she did voluntarily sign, seal and acknowledge the same and that she was and still is content and satisfied therewith.
    Given under my hand and seal the day and year last before mentioned. B. F. Branham.
    July the 18th A.D. 1855
    State of Ohio,
    Lawrence County Recorders Office, entered for record July the ? 1855 and this day recorded, fees one dollar and five cents.
    _ _ Wakefield, Recorder

    This is from the Lawrence County Ohio Deed book # 16. Pg. # 305-306.


    From Gary Welch:
    In a message dated 2/20/2010 6:06:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, bluesman766@yahoo.com writes:
    I thought that I would pass this on to everyone, I would like to pursue this land at some point and see where it is actually located. If anyone has any verifiable information abt. this please let me know. Take Care, Gary


    Christly Koontz
    To Deed
    Thos. Creigh

    This indenture made this Twenty ninth day of October, One Thousand eight hundred and eight between Christly Koonts of the County of Gallia in the State of Ohio of the one part and Thomas Creigh of the County of Greenbrier and State of Virginia of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Christly Koonts and Ann, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars, lawful money of the United Sates, to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Creigh, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Creigh and his heirs, forever, a certain tract or parcel of land, containing one hundred and twenty four acres, lying and being in the County of Greenbrier, being the same conveyed to the said Koonts by James Peebles and Ann, his wife, by indenture bearing date the Twenty ninth day of April 1806 and entered of record in the County Court of Greenbrier and adjoins the lands belonging to Hugh Miller and bounded as followeth, Viz. Beginning at a White Oak on said Miller?s line and with the same, North 51?, E 94 poles to two White Oaks and a Hickory, thence leaving said line, North 44? West, 100 poles to two White Oaks on a hill, West 16 poles to two White Oaks on a ridge, South 32? West, 32 poles to two White Oaks near a sink, N 70? West, 50 poles to two Cherry trees in a thicket, North 11?, West 16 poles to two White Oaks on the point of a ridge, North 60? West, 20 poles to two White Oaks on the side of a ridge, South 60? West, 60 poles to two small Hickories, South 38? West, 28 poles to a White Oak and Cherry tree, South 74? West, 20 poles to a bunch of Lynns, South 66? East, 220 poles to the beginning with all the appurtances there unto belonging or in anywise there unto appertaining. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land to him the said Thomas Creigh and his heirs for ever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Thomas Creigh and his heirs forever, and the said Christly Koonts and Ann, his wife, do for themselves and their heirs, executors and administrators, covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Creigh and his heirs that they, the said Christly Koonts and Ann, his wife, that at the time of sealing and the delivery of these presents was seized of sure and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in the said tract or parcel of land hereby conveyed and every part and parcel thereof and the same now and shall forever remain free and clear from all incumbrances or charges of what nature or kind so ever made, done or suffered by them or any person claiming under them and the said Christly Koontz and Ann, his wife, for themselves and their heirs will warrant and defend the said tract or parcel of land hereby conveyed and every part and parcel thereof to said Thomas Creigh, his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of all manner of persons whatsoever. In Testimony whereof, the said Christly Koontz and Ann, his wife, have hereunto set their hand and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.

    Signed, sealed and
    delivered in presence of, unreadable signature (Seal)
    Tho. Grattan
    H. Harman
    J. Mathews
    At a Court held for Greenbrier County, the 27th day of December 1808, this deed from Christian Koontz to Thomas Creigh was presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of Thomas Grattan, Henry Harmon and John Mathews, the witnesses thereto to the act and deed of the said Christian Koontz and the same is ordered recorded.

    Test.
    Lewis Stuart C.G.C.

    This is from LDS Film # 0593546, ?Greenbrier Co. West Virginia Deeds Vol. # 3-4?
    Vol. # 4 pg. # 138-139. It shows the sale of 124 acres land that Christian Kouns had bought from James Peebles in 1806. At the time of purchase, Christian and Ann, his wife, were living in Kanawha Co. Virginia, however as shown above, he had moved to Gallia Co. Ohio when he sold this land.

    Greenbrier Co. West Virginia lost land to Kanawha Co. in 1789, and continued to suffer land losses to new/adjoining counties up to 1831. Counties formed or parts taken from Greenbrier Co. include Bath, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Alleghany and Fayette Counties. Therefore, the land that Christian Kouns briefly owned could be located in any of these counties.

    Christian married Anna Lamp 1777, Rockingham Co., VA?. Anna was born 1760; died 22 Oct 1824, Lawrence Co., OH. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Anna Lamp was born 1760; died 22 Oct 1824, Lawrence Co., OH.

    Notes:

    Not proven to be same:
    Proceedings and addresses Vol. 20 ?Page 1811 Pennsylvania German Society 1911.
    Lamb, Ann Born 1755 bapt Aug. 4, 1755 parents: Johannes and Anna ; spons. Balthasar Fuller and wife Anna

    Lamp, Joh. Georg., B. June 23, 1763, bap 13 Aug 1763 parents Johannes and Anna; spon. Joh. Georg Kresh and wife.

    Children:
    1. John L. Kouns was born 18 Jun 1780, VA; died 10 Jun 1851, Rosston Cemetery, Boone Co., IN.
    2. Christena Kouns was born 18 November 1781, possibly Greenbriar Co, Va; died October 1851, possibly Gallia Co., OH.
    3. George W. Kouns was born 1784, VA; died 7 Jun 1848, Lawrence Co., OH.
    4. Henry Koons/Kouns was born 1785, VA; died 7 Jun 1866.
    5. Jacob Kouns/Koons was born 12 Apr 1787, VA; died 8 May 1864, Lynn Tp, Hardin Co., OH.
    6. Phillip Koontz was born 8 Sep 1789, VA; died 18 Nov 1867, Bur: Raccoon Tp., Gallia Co., Oh.
    7. Sarah Kouns was born Abt 1790.
    8. 2. Samuel Kouns, Sr. was born 8 Jan 1795, Greenbriar Co., VA; died 25 Sep 1845, Lawrence Co., OH.
    9. Nancy Kouns was born Abt 1797, Virginia.
    10. Helen Hannah Kountz was born 8 Sep 1799, Big Levels, Greenbrier Co., Va; died 28 Nov 1818, French Grant, Lawrence Co., OH.
    11. Andrew P. Kouns was born 3 Aug 1801, Greenbriar Co., VA; died 22 Aug 1880, Lawrence Co., Oh.

  3. 6.  Abraham Brubaker, Jr. was born 14 Jun 1761, Lancaster,PA (or Dunmore,VA?) (son of Abraham Brubaker and Barbara Miller); died 1805.

    Notes:

    Stover Family William Stover ca 1725-1800 Published 1936 By Bertha E. Hughey
    III. Mary Stover, daughter of Samuel Stover and Barbara Lionberger Stover, married Abraham Brubaker, a son of Abraham and Barbara Miller Brubaker. Abraham Brubaker Jr., born June 17, 1761; died 1805. He lived on a plantation his father gave him adjoining the town of Woodstock, Virginia. Children of Mary (Stover) Brubaker and Abraham Brubaker: Samuel, John, Abraham, Daniel, David, Catherine, Rebeckah. History of Samuel and John missing.

    *************
    ID: I581684896
    Name: Abraham BRUBAKER
    Given Name: Abraham
    Surname: Brubaker
    Sex: M
    Birth: 14 Jun 1761 in Lancaster,PA (or Dunmore,VA?) 1
    Death: 1805 in Bedford,Shenandoah Cty,VA 1
    Title: Jr.
    Residence: Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA 1
    Change Date: 13 Aug 2003 1
    Note: Name Suffix: Jr.

    Father: Abraham BRUBAKER b: 1723 in East Hempfield Twp,Lancaster Cty,PA
    Mother: Barbara MILLER b: 1732 in Lancaster,PA


    Marriage 1 Abraham BRUBAKER b: 14 Jun 1761 in Lancaster,PA (or Dunmore,VA?)
    Married: 1782 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA
    Note: _STATMARRIED
    Children
    Samuel BRUBAKER b: 28 Apr 1784 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA
    John BRUBAKER b: Aft 1786 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA
    Daniel BRUBAKER b: 8 Jul 1791 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA
    David BRUBAKER b: 1792/1793 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA
    Abraham BRUBAKER b: 15 Jul 1795 in Rockingham County,VA
    Catherine BRUBAKER b: Apr 1798 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA
    Jacob BRUBAKER b: Abt 1799 in Shenandoah Cty,VA
    Rebecca BRUBAKER b: 4 Jan 1803 in Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA

    Marriage 2 Francis REESE
    Married: Aft 1805

    Abraham — Mary Stover. Mary (daughter of Samuel Stover and Barbara Lionberger) was born 1764, Dunmore,Bedford,VA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Stover was born 1764, Dunmore,Bedford,VA (daughter of Samuel Stover and Barbara Lionberger).

    Notes:

    ID: I581684897
    Name: Mary STOVER
    Given Name: Mary
    Surname: Stover
    Sex: F
    Birth: 1764 in Dunmore,Bedford,VA
    Death: Aft 1819
    Residence: Woodstock,Shenandoah Cty,VA 1
    Change Date: 13 Aug 2003 1
    Note: On the 1820 Woodstock, Shenandoah Cty, VA census as head of household.

    Father: Samuel STOVER b: 1743 in near Luray,Page Cty,VA
    Mother: Barbara LIONBERGER b: Abt 1749 in Hawksbill,Augusta Cty,VA

    Source: Stover Family by Bertha E. Hughey Published 1936

    Children:
    1. Samuel Brubaker was born 1784; died 1841.
    2. John Brubaker
    3. Abraham Brubaker, Jr. died 1846, near St. Joseph, Missouri.
    4. Daniel Brubaker was born 8 July 1791; died 29 June 1867.
    5. David Brubaker
    6. 3. Catherine Brubaker was born 16 May 1798; died 2 Jul 1882, Lawrence Co., OH.
    7. Rebekah Brubaker died 15 May 1866.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Samuel Stover was born 1743, Luray, VA.

    Samuel — Barbara Lionberger. Barbara was born Abt 1749, Hawksbill, Augusta Co., VA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Barbara Lionberger was born Abt 1749, Hawksbill, Augusta Co., VA.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Stover was born 1764, Dunmore,Bedford,VA.