Mack Couch, the youngest of eleven children, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1881. He was the son of former slaves; Samuel Couch and Elizabeth Charlton. Our preliminary research resulted in the names of only six of his siblings. Moses, the oldest; John, Simon, Della, Molly and Cornelia. We are attempting to uncover other relatives of the siblings. A little unknown history fact - the Couchville Pike area in Nashville was named for Mack's ancestors.
Early in 2007, Mack's youngest son, Harold, began organizing and planning the first Couch Family Reunion. During preliminary research of the Couch genealogy, Harold, along with his sister Theresa, and brothers Geronimo and Cordell, recalled stories and photos of their parents. News clippings and old pay stubs were reviewed. Harold's wife Mary, documented their findings, along with ordering the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy DNA kits for the family members. Harold and Mary plan to visit Cincinnati for further DNA research!
Harod's impassioned objective is to motivate the young'uns to furhter research and discover more about the Mack Couch family's unique history. Their many discoveries into the Couch family has stirred mixed excitement and anticipation as the Couch Connection Family Reunion date approaches. The Couch Connection is on the road to uncovering and discovering more about themselves and their ancestors!
On August 4, 2007, they will celebrate the blessed gift of family in Nashville with their first Couch Family Reunion! (Source: Mary Day Couch, author)