Sarah Jane Whitehead

Female 1831 - 1910


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  • Name  Sarah Jane Whitehead 
    PIONEER  1831  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    She was born shortly after her father, Samuel Whitehead, arrived in Ohio from Halifax Co., VA 
    Born  04 Dec 1831  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Obituary Found  December 1910  No source stated Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  15 Dec 1910  Rocky Ford, CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From notes by Sarah Jane Whitehead. James Bates, a revolutionary soldier. His daughter Martha Bates married
      Samuel Whitehead in 1828 in Halifax Co., Virginia. Whitehead was a blacksmith. In 1830 the couple set westward
      in a covered wagon. In a month they crossed the Ohio River and settled at a small village in Ohio opposite what is
      now Huntington, West Virginia, where they lived the rest of their lives. He operated a blacksmith shop and a large
      farm. They raised a large family, mostly girls. In 1852, their oldest dughter, Sarah Whitehead, married Isaac Kouns,
      who with his brothers operated steamboats down the Mississippi River. During the Civil War, the Kouns brothers
      carried soldiers down to the South and they hauled southern boys up north.
    • !Newspaper clipping: December 1910 - Mrs. Kouns - at the home of her son Charles, on West Walnut Avenue last
      Thursday afternoon Mrs. Sarah Jane Kouns passed away at the ripe old age of 79 years and 11 days. Deceased was
      one of the pioneer residents in this section, and widely known and universally esteemed. She leaves four sons - C. T.
      and A. P. Kouns of this city. Ben and Ed Kouns of Fowler - and two daughters whose homes are in Louisiana,
      besides a large circle of friends who moun her passing. Funeral services were conducted at the late home of
      deceased by Rev. A. H. Beaver on Saturday afternoon. Interment was in Valley View Cemetery.
    Person ID  I0197  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  11 Apr 2008 

    Father  Samuel Whitehead,   b. 16 May 1805, pos. Halifax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1901 
    Mother  Martha Bates,   b. 08 Feb 1808,   d. 01 Apr 1903 
    Married  09 Oct 1828  Halifax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F541  Group Sheet

    Family  Isaac Hunter Kouns,   b. 5 Feb 1833, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1902, Rocky Ford, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 May 1853  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Jane Kouns,   b. 27 Sep 1855,   d. 1856
    >2. Georgia Kouns,   b. 1857,   d. 1909
    >3. Andrew Pennell Kouns,   b. 6 May 1857, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1934, Rocky Ford, CO Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Elizabeth Kouns,   b. 8 May
    >5. Mattie Kouns,   d. 1937
    >6. Benjamin Brown Kouns,   b. 23 Apr 1869,   d. 18 Jan 1960
     7. Charles Truslow Kouns,   b. 17 Jul 1871,   d. 12 Jan 1940
    >8. Isaac Edward Kouns,   b. 10 Jan 1873,   d. 15 Dec 1947
    Family ID  F069  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Isaac Hunter and Sarah Jane Whitehead Kouns and sons.
    Isaac Hunter and Sarah Jane Whitehead Kouns and sons.