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Christian KOONTZ (1759-1837) m. 1777 Anna Catherine LAMP (1760-1824)
s/o Balthasar Koontz 1735-18?? m. 1756/1784 Catherine ? 1738-1821
d/o Johannes and Susannah Haven Lamp
Augusta/Rockingham-Lawrence OH Rockingham Frederick-Lawrence
Ancestry DNA shows a DNA Circle match for both Christian Kouns and Anna Catherine Lamp
1759 Mar Birth record, Augusta (Rockingham), VA – family bible (of Andrew P. Kouns in possession of Margaret Hostetler, LA) (The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol V, p500 lists his dates and that he and Anna Lamp were the parents of Hannah Kouns (1799-1818) who married 1816 Rev James Hannah, pioneer Meth. Circuit rider from mouth of Scioto on Ohio river to mouth of Maumee on Lake Erie.) Andrew P family bible also states Anna Lamp’s birth as 1760 in Rockingham. The family Bible of Andrew P. Kouns, the youngest s/o Christian and Anna Lamp, was given to him by his son Benjamin. In it Andrew has handwritten information about the birth, marriage and death of his parents Christian Kouns and his wife Anna Lamp. An entry about their grandchild George Lamp Kouns s/o 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.
1776 Sep 22 listed as receiving confirmation and 1st communion (Christian Kunz, age 16 yrs 6 mos) by Pastor Carl Friederich Wildbahn at Strasburg Kirchenbuch; along with brother Heinrich [Kunz] age 18 yrs 3 mos. Page 227 (document transcription from Cheryl Bloomfield) [NOTE: This later was called St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, VA; the list on page 227 says: “Anno 1776, the 22nd of September, 16th Sunday after Trinity. Holy communion was administered by Pfarrer Widbaln of Pennsylvania. During his visit in the congregation the following young people were confirmed and received communion for the first time” (Historical Church Records, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, VA. http://www.csonner.net/luth55.html)]
1777 Marriage record, Rockingham, VA – family bible (of Andrew P. Kouns in possession of Margaret Hostetler, LA)
??1780 May 29 son John Lamp born Greenbrier, WV or Rockingham [married 1-Eleanor Miller; 2-Elizabeth Rion 13 Dec 1812 in Gallia OH]
??1781 Nov 18 daughter Christina born Greenbrier or Rockingham, VA [married Phillip Wolfensbarger in 1806]
1782 Jun 14 military service from Frederick VA; disappeared from Frederick Tax Rolls after that date; 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. (see DAR #A067335; SAR 44832, 50894, 262123) 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 is the same 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 [listed as Christopher Coontz] – DAR Lineage Book p215 states: “Christian Kouns (1759-1837) served as private in Capt. Robert George’s company, Virginia troops. He was born in Frederick County, VA; died in Gallia County, Ohio.” DAR Lineage Book p214 states that lineage for Mrs. Alice Davenport Snyder White #137686 as a descendant of Christian Kouns. Index of the Rolls of Honor Ancestor Index p 220 lists Christian Kouns 138 214. From To The Pioneers of the Ohio Country, p. 207: Kowns, Christian, Hancock co; 9th VA Contl Line. B 1759 Rockingham co VA; d 1837; mar Anna Lamp. Ref 50894 SAR Rept by Wm Pettit.
1782 3 Rockingham, VA Tithables: contains enumerator John Fitzwater. There are three KUNSE names in order: Christn KUNSE 2 horses 3 cattle Balser KUNSE 3 horses 7 or 17 cattle Henry KUNSE 2 horses (p2)
??1784 son George Washington born Rockingham, VA
??1785 Apr son Henry born Rockingham, VA [married Winney Hollenbeck in 1810]
??1787 Dec 4 son Jacob born Rockingham, VA [married 1-Martha Cartmell 1 May 1809; 2-Mary Wilkins 14 Nov 1858 in Hardin OH; he served as Pvt in Civil War]
1787-90 Rockingham Tithables show Christian Koontz (doc)
??1789 Sep 8 son Phillip born Frankfort, Greenbrier, WV [married Elizabeth Short 1810]
1790 Federal Census Rockingham, Virginia; shows Christian [Kunse] in Rockingham Co. 6 souls, 1 dwelling, 1 other building (could be Christian with wife, Anna and 1. John L. b. 1780, 2. George W. b. 1784, 3. Jacob b. 1787 4. Phillip b. 1789) (p.76)
1790 Sep 30 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.
1791 Henry Counce and Christian Conce listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
??1791 moved from Rockingham to Gallia OH
??1792 daughter Sarah born Rockingham, Virginia [married William Wilson 29 Jan 1809 in Gallia OH]
1793 July 17 Greenbrier, WV Land Office Grant for Thomas Bails [Bales], grantee, states 240 ac adjoining the land of Chrisley [Christian] Koontz, Palser Hover. Source: Land Office Grants No. 29, 1793, p195 (Reel 95)
1793 2 Henrys, John and Peter Kuhns, George Koon, and Christian KOONTS listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1794 2 Henrys, John and Peter Counts, Michael and Christian Koonts listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
??1795 Jan 8 son Samuel B born Greenbrier, WV [married Catherine Brubaker in 1814; served in War of 1812]
1795 2 Henrys, one a junr., and Peter Kounts and Christian Koonts listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1795 Sep 29 Christian’s brother 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.
1796 Greenbrier Personal Property Tax List; Michael listed as 1 White tithe and 2 horses (transcribed by Jeffrey Weaver)
1796 Henry, John, and Michael Counts, Michael and Christian Koonts listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
??1797 Aug 22 daughter Nancy A born VA [was it Greenbrier, WV?] [married 1-John Winn; 2-John Cole Shute 13 Sep 1821]
1797 Augusta VA Chancery Record 1802-056 shows Christopher KHUNTS and James Peebles as Plaintiffs and Christley [Christian] Kountz and James Peoples as Defendants, in a court case over a land transaction between Christian Kouns (there are 10 variations of the name in this document!) and James Peebles (Peoples). Important because it lists two other Kouns members, Henry and Elizabeth, and states Henry is his brother. It also says both Henry and Christian are married making reference of their wives. The property name was listed as White Oak Cabin.
1797 2 Henrys, John, Michael and Chrisley Counce listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
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.
1798 2 Henrys, John, Michael, George Counce and Cristean Cunce listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1799 Jun 3 Kanawha Indenture/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)
1799 Sep 14 daughter Helen Hannah born Big Levels, Greenbrier, WV (The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol V, p500 lists her dates as 1799-1818 and that she married 1816 Rev James Hannah, pioneer Meth. Circuit rider from mouth of Scioto on Ohio river to mouth of Maumee on Lake Erie.) [married James Gilreath 21 Nov 1816 in Galena, Delaware, OH]
1799 Christian Coons listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1800 Crisley Coonce listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
??1800 Federal Census Greenbrier, WV; age 41
1801 Aug 3 son Andrew Pennell born Greenbrier, WV family bible (of Andrew P. Kouns in possession of Margaret Hostetler, LA) [married Martha Hannah Hiser in 1821]
1801 George Counts and Christley Koontz listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1802 Christian Koontz came from Greenbrier WV (near White Sulphur Springs) to Fayette Twp, Gallia OH that is now Lawrence (Lawrence Co. was formed in 1819) 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.
1802 Chrisly Counts listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1803 Jacob Koon, George and Chrisly Counce and Christy Koons listed in Greenbrier WV Personal Property Tax Book
1806 Apr 28 Christian Koontz of Kanawha WV for the sum of $1 purchased 124 acres from James and Ann Peebles, land lying in the county of Greenbrier and adjoining the land of Hugh Keller. He resold this property two years later for $5 ac. (LDS film # 0593546, Greenbrier Co. West Virginia Deeds Vol. 3-4, Deed Vol. 3, pg. 332-333) (transcribed by Gary Welch)
1808 Oct 29 Christian Koontz of Galia 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. Settled in Court Dec 27, 1808. 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. (doc; transcribed by Gary Welch) From the Greenbrier land transactions the following Kouns (brothers?) owned land in that County: John Kouns 1790; Henry Kouns 1795; Michael Kouns 1798; Christian and Ann his wife bought 1806 sold 1808; George and Margaret his wife sold 1809
>1808 Settlement at Kounston established, Lawrence OH; Kouns Chapel, Chesapeake [NOTE: The settlement of the Chesapeake community dates back a number of years into the early history of Lawrence county. Early records disclose that George W. Kouns, an immigrant from Pennsylvania, was one of the original settlers in that area and it was a consolidation of many of those scattered settlements that marked the founding of Chesapeake. This first small village was named Kounston and while this name was later dropped the memory of the pioneer still lives in Kouns Chapel. The First Methodist church, built on Mitchell Hill, was destroyed by fire in the early years and it is on this site that the old Mitchell home now stands. The church known as Kouns Chapel was erected in the year 1893 on land owned by the late Andrew KOUNS and this building survived both the 1913 flood and the devastating inundation of 1937.]
??1810 Federal Census Greenbrier, WV; age 51
1814 listed on Gallia Co WV tax list in Range 16 Twp 1 (a John Koontz is shown there first in 1810 and 1814)
1814 Nov 23 Christian Koontz purchased land in Union Twp. Lawrence, WV from Edward Miller. 165.64 ac for $497. There was a correction to this deed in 1824. The land was at the mouth of Symmes Creek. There is a conveyance in Lawrence Co. for the same property but correcting the Gallia deed with the additional signature of Miller's wife, who failed to sign the original conveyance.) (Lawrence County, Ohio Deed Book 4, pg. 210-213; Gallia County, Ohio Deed Book Vol. # 5, Pg. # 291-292) (transcribed by Gary Welch)
1817 listed in Lawrence Co records as “road viewer” for Burlington to Gallia roadwork
1818 paid taxes in Gallia Co Range 16 Twp 1
1818 Christian Kounce paid taxes in Lawrence Co. Oh same range and township as listed in Gallia (Lawrence Co. was formed from Gallia in 1817?)
1820 Federal Census Union Twp, Lawrence OH; age over 45; his wife over 45y. Boys: two 16-26y. Girls: one under 10, one under 16 and one 16-26.
??1821 Mother Catherine died
1822 listed as taxpayer in Fayette Twp. Lawrence Co records (Southern Ohio Taxpayers in the 1820's)
1824 Oct 22 wife Anna died in Lawrence OH
1825 Apr 30 amendment to deed of Nov 23 1814; fixed a defect in the original sale in which the dower of Miller’s wife Peggy was not conveyed; she signed here in the Lawrence WV transaction.
1827 Jun 23 Burlington, Lawrence, OH land record (needs full transcription)
1827 Oct 25 sold 165 ac to son Andrew Pennell for abt. $1000; Christian continued living at same location after sale; court bond shows conditions of arrangement — 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. (Lawrence County, Ohio Deed Book 5, Pg.104-105; Lawrence County Deed Book 5, Pg.105-107) (doc; transcribed by Gary Welch) 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.
1828 listed as taxpayer in Fayette, Lawrence Co records (Southern Ohio Taxpayers in the 1820's)
1830 Federal Census Fayette, Lawrence, OH; age 70+ in household of son Andrew P in Lawrence OH (p315)
??1835 Father Balthasar died in Greenbrier, WV?
1837 Dec 5 died, Chesapeake, Lawrence, OH; Burial at Kouns Graveyard, Union Twp, Lawrence OH (Find a Grave) (family bible of Andrew P. Kouns in possession of Margaret Hostetler, LA) 5 Dec 1837 – Christian Kouns died according to his son Andrew P. Kouns’s Bible. It is assumed he and his wife Anne were buried on his farm in the family burial ground. Searches in the fenced area revealed many stones in various states, but none identified as Christian Kouns. More evidence for his possible burial there is in the legal instrument below.
1855 Jul 8 Legal ceremony creating Christian Kouns Cemetery Society on family farm in Lawrence OH; also says 16 July 1855 (Lawrence OH Deed Book 16. Pg. 305-306) –Andrew P. Kouns and some brothers and brothers-in-law establish the “Christian Kouns Cemetery,” already “commonly called the Kouns Burial Ground,” on the Kouns farm in Union Township, Lawrence Co., OH. Land was surveyed for this purpose. This instrument provides for a cemetery association named, “Christian Kouns Cemetery Society.” The named Trustees are charged to preserve it “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.” Later bylaws were published. 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,” situated 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 ½ 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 ½ 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 (Lawrence County, Ohio Corporation record #1, pg. 3-4)
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
Family bible: 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 OH 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.
The Davidson Genealogy, p. 324: “James Crawford, b Dec 6 1804, came from Calisle [sic] Pa., in 1820, settled near Burlington, O., m Feb 10 1829 Nancy Kouns, dau of Geo. K. [sic] Kounse, b 1784 Rockingham, Co., Va, and wife Catherine Wolfberger [sic], d. June 7, 1848, came in 1808 with her parents to Burlington, O., from Greenbrier, Co. VA. The father of George Kounse, was Christian Kounse, b in Rockingham Co., Va., near White Sulpher Springs, in 1803 came to o. He was a soldier in the Revolution”
RECORDS/DOCUMENTS Christian Anna
1755 Baptism X
1762 Land record X
1776 Communion list X
1782 Muster Roll X
1782 Tithables X
1793 Land Grant X
1806 land purchase X
1808 Deed Book X X
1814 land purchase X
1820 Census X
1827 land sale X
1855 Land sale X
DAR Lineage Book Vol 138 X X
Index of Rolls of Honor Vol IV X
Roster Rev War Buried Ohio X
Burial 2X 2X
SAR 50894 X X
SAR 44832 X X
Legends of Skyline, p146 X
Comp Amer Gen Vol V, p 500 X
Rev War Records VA, p206 X