Biography of Mrs. ELsena M. Couch (w/o Seymour)
Madison County, NY Biographies





Couch, Mrs. Elsena M., p. o. Madison. - Anthony Howd came from Connecticut and setted in Stepheutown, from which place he removed to Cazenovia. He was an early and successful farmer and also made potash, but had the misfortune to lose a leg through accident. He is also remembered as an early postman, carrying the mail over one of the stage routes. He married Martha Harrington of Rhode Island, and came to Cazenovia on horseback; his children were Hannah, Laura, Harriet, Elsena, Samuel, Amy, Harry, John, Eli, and one other who died in infancy. Deacon Harrington Marshall, who was born in Rhode Island in 1793, married Laura Howdy and for a time lived in Cazenovia, removing thence to Chenango county, where he lived forty years and then returned to Cazenovia and there died in 1886. Their children were Sidney; Albert H., who entered the Universalist ministry and was for thirty three years pastor of the church in Madison village and died February 16, 1892; Harriet E., Luther L., Elsena, who married Seymour Couch, the latter the eldest of seven children of Bradley Couch; Franklin A. of Co. I, 185th N. Y. Info., who was killed in about the last battle of the war; William Harrison Anthony of Co B, 3d N. Y. Cavalry, and killed in the battle of the Wilderness Mrs. Couch is the last of the family living, excepting her father's youngest brother, George Marshall of Chittenango.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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